Concurrently to the TSCF the SSS was hosting a youth regatta with over 200 optis and lasers launching simultaneously. That was an impressive sight and added a buzz of activity to the whole weekend.
Just a small sample of the optis launching into a stiff 15-20kn breeze.
George Luzier built Baby Doll on the left. She is 41 years old, strip planked and looks like new.
Dennis Bradley's Egret
Clayton Seelgen's brand spanking new Caledonia Yawl. http://sailingseelgens.blogspot.com/
Hugh Horton and I jumped in Goat and chased Meade Gougeon around. Here Hugh and Meade are swapping boats. Goat could just barely keep up with WoodWind in less than 10kn.
Dennis Bradley's recently restored Chapelle Sharpie was out playing with us
Watching Hugh take off in WoodWind
Hugh in WoodWind
Back at the SSS docks
Great looking ply powerboat
Ospreys built a low nest on top of what remains of a recently cut down tree. They were not very pleased about the hundreds of kids running around.
Sunday morning renowned Sarasota boat builder George Luzier came by Baby Doll for a chat. George is in his late eighties and still building boats! Here George and Meade talk shop. George has been using West System for decades.
George Luzier and David Jennings checking out Goat
Solving the world's problems at an impromptu lunch aboard Egret