Aug 29 – Ho Hum, Hart Wins Another One
Salt Spring Island was blessed with 2 days of near perfect sailing weather for the 2016 Long Harbour Classic. Sunshine, wind at 8 to 12 knots , and enough shifts to make things interesting. With a grueling 8 races over two days, the Old Guys and Gals were hitting the Advil and enjoying the breaks between races.
Hart Buck hit his stride on Saturday with 4 bullets in 5 races and followed up with another bullet out of the 3 races on Sunday. With his stellar show, Hart reclaimed his hold on the Mrs Kerr Trophy.
Aug 28 – Day 1 of Long Harbour Classic
What a Day! Sunny weather and near perfect wind conditions brought out 23 boats for the 2016 Long Harbour Classic. The Race Committee of Guy Walters and Jim Burns on the Committee Boat assisted by David and Holly Everett and Ace Cavanaugh on the water managed 5 excellent races. At the end of it all, the usual suspect, Hart Buck was leading the pack. Going into Day 2 with three races planned, Hart has a sizeable lead over Steve White and Don Martin.
July 16 – Judy Day Wins Moby’s Marathon
12 boats turned out for the 5th running of the Moby’s Marathon. There were many follies at the start followed by the run to Moby’s and the race for conspicuous consumption of Guinness. Judy came 4th in the dash to pub and won the race back with a full bladder to claim Mother’s Flower Bowl for 2016.
July 4 – Steve Tupper Passes Away
SPOG notes the passing of legend Steve Tupper – Olympian, Coach, Mentor, Leader, Expert in All Things Sailing. Steve was the force behind the development of many B.C. sailors over the past 40 years. While he was never sailed a SPOG event, he personally touched the lives of many SPOGgers and appreciated the enthusiasm of SPOG.
Moby’s Marathon goes on July 16.
Come for the sailing, the sun, the tour to Ganges, or the Guinness – it does not matter as it is all a fun day on the water. Sailing Instructions are Here
June 11, 2016 Brian Woodward Beats the Field at the Opener
In a day of fluky westerly winds, Brian managed to stay on more ladders and avoid more snakes than everybody else. Brian won the first race (with double points) and held on for 3rd in the second race in a dying breeze to win the Ballantyne on the Rocks trophy. Greg Slakov came in second and Steve Kinsey tied for third with Alan Sturgess. CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS