For this year's edition I'm expecting 14 boats with at least three in each CMBA division. So far that includes 4 boats in Generation II (the greyhounds of the fleet), 7 in Gen I and 3 in Vintage. I'll be sailing Bill Boyle's vintage Ventnor providing he doesn't destroy the boat before arriving at the venue. Yesterday he dropped the mast which broke right at the hounds! After a furious afternoon of glass and epoxy work he has kludged the poor dear back together. I told him that he need not break the boat just to avoid having a little competition! Is he getting nervous? You decide. Below is a pix of my ride, taken this afternoon following completion of mast repairs.
|Both Bill and I started our Moth racing careers in identical Ventnor Moths.|
Joe Bousquet will also make an appearance after a long hiatus. He'll be sailing my woodie Europe Gypsy which has been in his keeping for the past three years (getting a fore deck replacement). I can't wait to see the boat once again on the water--this time in the hands of a much better sailor!
If you live close, (Baydog), then come on down to Brigantine Yacht Club (10th Street and Bayshore Ave. Brigantine) this Saturday for a close up look at a wide range of Moth designs. Skipper's meeting is at 10 am, first whistle soon thereafter.