Seven boats turned out for the annual LGCYC Sabbath Day Point Race on August 23 under sunny skies, flat water and a nice eight-knot northerly at start time.
The race course was set for “Mark A, Finish” and the fleet started at 0915. Vaporize gained an early lead, followed closely by Brad Taylor in J/80 69. At the windward mark it was Vaporize rounding first, followed closely by Wild Thing. All seven boats set spinnakers and headed south for the Narrows.
Unfortunately the wind died just as the fleet re-entered the South Basin. Vaporize found a light breeze along the east shoreline and was able to finish the race. The other six boats found themselves stranded just north of Dome Island in no wind and considerable powerboat chop, and one by one dropped out of the race.
Congratulations to Dave Dougall and Nelson Snowden on the Viper 640 Vaporize. In 2016 this race is planned to be held in the spring as a warm-up for the Ti Race.
Thanks to Jim McAndrew for the use of Laurelin for signal boat and to the Lake George Club for the use of start pin, timer and flags.
Measured via GPS, from the start line to Three Chimney Shoal at Sabbath Day Point, and back to the finish at Hogback Reef is 29.5 miles.