Friday, October 29, 2010

2010 Fat Boys regatta report & results

Report from PJ Schaffer, Bristol YC

The 2010 Fat Boys of Bristol County Laser regatta was held on Saturday, October 23 at the Bristol Yacht Club. Nine races were expertly completed in a no throw out format rewarding consistent racing. Bristol Harbor displayed it's autumn gusto yet again as the fleet of 29 were tested by a shifty WNW 5-18k breeze. RC Lars Guck & Chad Atkins tested the group with a multitude of courses while Peter Shope, Steve Kirkpatrick, and Andy Pimental battled to the top of the deep fleet. Peter Shope completed the "RI Triple crown" winning the Pete Milnes, Master's NE, and Fat Boys in 2010. He was pushed hard by Steve & Andy, surely an indicator of the upcoming frostbite season. Top Female was Lynn Shore and top radial was Steven Jones. The fleet and RC enjoyed the confines of the BYC Bar for post race snacks & libations while the awards were distributed. Many thanks to the Bristol YC staff, especially Chris & Natalie, for the help during the regatta.