The regatta's final two races were held under a dark cloud...literally, not figuratively. The trick was finding which side had more pressure. Race 6 saw 6 knots from the SSE. TAZ was banking on the left side (and looking good) until the right side came in at the top of the first weather leg. Finishing 9th, TAZ lost their 2 point lead over PROPER VILLIAN.
Heading into Race 7, the VILLIAN had a one point advantage over TAZ. The wind was a little stronger, about 8 knots and SE. TAZ stayed left(ish) again. This time it paid off with their first bullet of the championship. PROPER VILLIAN won the day with a 1 - 4; but Hanson Bratton and the TAZ crew take the big trophy to Bayview.
Kudos to CCYC, Brian Kennalley and the MEAT crew for a terrific regatta. Great food, good drinks, smiling volunteers and comfortable docks...2020?
Special THANKS to Susan Backus Starr (T-10 Reporter) for great reporting after racing all day!!