The 2017 edition of the Scotch Bonnet Race was held on July 29 and what a great day for a race it was. There was plenty of sunshine & wind – the wind speed & direction made it one of the faster Scotch Bonnet races (the average race time was roughly 3 hours). And to cap it off, we had a great turn-out which totalled 24 boats (8 FS, 16 NFS), including 10 visitors.
Congratulations to Tom Willison, Herb Hilderley and Al Borg (sailing Rob Arbuckles boat) for placing 1st, 2nd & 3rd respectively in the FS fleet. And to Paavo Kivisto, Leigh Campbell and Fred Wardle for placing 1st, 2nd & 3rd in the NFS fleet.
As usual, the full results are posted on the club website at: http://presquileyc.com/2017-race-results-2/2017-scotch-bonnet-race-results/
The award ceremony was followed by a burn it BBQ and pot luck dinner and there was plenty of food and drink for all. The evening was finished off with a nice camp fire that, according to unnamed sources, lasted until way past midnight.
As shown in the pictures, a good time was had by all.. Many thanks to the members who helped make the event a success.