sailed is this laid back race on Saturday, 9 October 2004, in a catch-all
fin keel class, the same as last year. Winds were light, 5 to 10 knots.
Despite our small and heavy 130 cruising head sail and the light winds, we
were still able to beat three other boats. (Race
Results.) This accomplishment was due primarily to our crew of active
racers who actually knew what they were doing. All are active racers in the
Harrington Harbor and West River series. The skipper would like to thank Bob
Spann for allowing me to crew on his boat, Resilient--a beautiful
Express 28--this past summer. I learned a lot and helped this cruising
sailor make a lot more sense out of the GOB-R. The Annapolis GOB-R is
co-sponsored by Good
Old Boat Magazine and the
Club. Click photos below for larger view.
|JP acts as human
||The racing brain
trust: (L to R)
Bob, Larry, Mike
Midway through the race we were treated to the arrival of the
Brown, the WWII Liberty ship
berthed in Baltimore. Several WWII aircraft
also participated, a Japanese Zero, German Messerschmitt, and U.S. B-26
bomber with the Brown’s Ack-Ack guns blazing away at the Axis planes.