2005-11-24 / News

Frostbite sailing results

The Shellback dinghy frostbiters enjoyed a Sunday morning of close racing under warm blue skies in 10-knot southwest winds.

The Race Committee, Dick Allphin, Dick Hutchinson, Martin Keen and John Murphy, set up a course east of the Conanicut Marina pier. The windward mark was close enough to the pier to attract some spectators.

Racing was close, with many port starboard dips and overlapped boats at the weather mark. A record number of eight races were held for a record number of eight boats on the starting line for this growing fleet that started four years ago with just four boats.

John Murphy awarded a signed copy of his new book,

Murphy was a Lawyer and a Quahogger,” to the day’s winner.

John Quinn and John Horton each had 23 points and tied with three first-place finishes at the end of the day. Quinn won the day with more second-place finishes than Horton.

The results were: first, John Quinn 23; second, John Horton 23; third, Jack Hubbard 33; fourth, Henry Siegal 34; fifth, Doc Clark 38, sixth, Joe Logan 45

tie-breaker applied); seventh, Terry Jones, 45; eighth, Gary Fischer 48.

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