Bermuda 1-2

Tomorrow, June 2nd around 12, one of the more audacious races on the East Coast gets underway. The Bermuda 1-2 looks to start in good breeze and a fast run for the single-handed leg. This year, Constitution Yacht Club is well represented by veterans Mike Dreese (Toothface 2) and Jonathan Green (Inigo Montoya) as well as newcomer Phil Haydon on Prairie Gold. Those of us who have crossed the Gulf Stream know that it's nothing to trifle with under the best conditions with a full crew, but being single or double-handed introduces a whole new level of concern as fatigue sets in and the seas build. We'll all be watching for the next 3 - 5 days as the fleet of close to 40 boats make their way from Newport to the land of Goslings Rum. You can follow along too - the race will be live-tracked on yellowbrick at the following link: http://yb.tl/onetwo2017#

Best of luck to all of the competitors - we'll be looking forward to hearing the stories when our sailors are safely back in New England.

Figawi Results

Congratulations to the CYC boats that participated in the 2017 Figawi. Finishers of note include:

1st, Division A - Peningo
2nd, Division B - Agora
5th, Division C - Tonga
5th, Division E - Pressure Drop

The CYC combination of Agora, Peningo, and Pressure Drop also brought home the team cup for CYC with 8 points, beating out Team Loose Lyps with 9. Congratulations to everyone for a fun, safe race. See you on the water!

Wednesday Night Racing...

... is only two nights away! The current forecast calls for about 8 knots out of the East, a nice, easy way to start the season. If you haven't signed up yet but plan to be out there, please sign up today at Regattaman (even if you need to pay later) so that we can have the most accurate and up to date scratch sheet before racing starts. First warning is at 6:30 pm, announcements will be on VHF 69, and it should be a fantastic season!

Is Your Bottom Dirty?

Everyone knows you need a clean bottom before you race, and that goes for your boat's bottom too! Everyone knows that it's hard to find a reliable, good, consistent diver when it's time. We've recently learned that Ryan Novak-Smith is starting his own bottom cleaning business. He's a friend of many of the racers in our Wednesday Night Racing group, so why not drop him a line at windwardyachtservices@gmail.com? Get on his schedule before our racing goes live on May 24!