Ok - here goes:

“There’s a reason they call it the THRASH Regatta”

The 2018 edition of the THRASH Regatta saw 9 Martin 242’s show up, with Teams from Vancouver (Michael Clements&Justin Hall, racing with Jeremy Smith and Robert Berry from Victoria on a Royal Vic club boat), Nanaimo (Tod&Doug Gilbert), Orcas Island (Ken Machtley & Team), and Victoria (6 boats) attending. Adrienne Mennell came over from Vancouver also and raced with Jenn Potter and Heather Abel.

Saturday’s winds were very strong out of the west, with average wind speed around 20 knots and gusts up to 25-30knots. Several boats suffered varying degrees of damage, including emotional, psychological and physical battery, and the fleet size dwindled to 4 boats by the last race. At least one wise team spent the entire day drinking at dockside, assisted by a winch-powered blender.

The M242 "Midnight Express" has been scooped up by Micah van der Heide from the bailiff at Kits Yacht Club! 

Congratulations to Micah, who has raced with Michael Clements for over 10 years while also successfully campaigning his own Davidson 40, Mad Max. Micah purchased Midnight Express from MacSailing on March 17.  It will probably stay at Kits Yacht Club.

Midnight Express was a very fast boat when raced regularly in the past. It was bought by MacSailing a few years back and used as a training vessel.

We all can look forward to locking horns with a very skilled sailor.  Welcome to the Fleet Micah!

 

 

Weekend races: fun in the sun!