After a long winter we are finally getting the FD’s going. Finals slowed all us college kids down, but after leaving the shop at midnight for a couple nights in a row, we manage to get the first boat (our vanguard) sailing for this past weekend. After our near sinking at the HPDO this past October, we took our time finding and sealing every leak in the false floor and centerboard trunk, and when we pulled the boat, the tanks were dry! As we prepare for Nationals and the rest of the summer regattas, we will be getting all the boats up and running, check back soon for updates!
Due to such late notice, the only three boats that made it down for the weekend were URI boats. Once we realized that this was going to be an in house event we simply invited everyone we could think of to come down and swap into the three boats, with 10 people coming down over the weekend to give it a try. Unfortunately, an old repair gave way, limiting us to two boats and the whaler for spectating and picture taking. Despite the set backs everyone had a great time and enjoyed sailing in Newport. Look for us again, about the same time next year.
Chris and Kate