The 2nd annual MBYC Open Regatta was on September 25th, 2021 and it will be talked about for years. “Remember that crazy year when the storm hit during the race”.
We had 17 boats hit the start line on what looked like a great day for a race. As the fleet ripped down the bay on a deep broad reach mother nature started winding up. 20 minutes into the race the winds started gusting over 30 knots, but that was just the beginning of what she had planned. When the fleet congregated and rounded the leeward mark the skies opened up all while the wind just kept blowing. Eventually it all passed, and 12 boats crossed the finish line in a nice light breeze as if nothing had ever happened.
A big thank you to all the crazy sailors who opted in for the chaos. It was extremely impressive to see the bay still full of sails once the skies cleared, we have some very serious sailors in this club! Great job everyone!
Pics from the 2021 Regatta are below. Photo credit goes to John Greene, Kathleen Fox, and Terry Wagg.