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Recap-Bloody Mary Regatta 2018

Rick Fontenot  | Published on 11/7/2018

Recap-Bloody Mary Regatta 2018

Scott Griffin  | Published on 11/5/2018
     Western Carolina Sailing Club hosted the 2018 edition of the Bloody Mary
Regatta on Lake Hartwell this past weekend. It was a great fall weekend
with clear skies, cool temps, great fun, and eventually some sailboat
racing.
     Congratulations to Paul Abdullah, Marie Abdullah, and Mark Gise, winners of
the 2018 Bloody Mary Regatta. No races were sailed on Saturday due to a
lack of wind, but Sunday was a great day for Thistle sailing, with 10 - 15
out of the E-NE. Two races were sailed with long windward-leeward courses
which helped balance out the larger shifts and prevented a one-sided race
course. Team Abdullah won both races, but there was plenty of action in
each throughout the fleet. Steve Burke and Jeremy Pape battled Scott and
Nerissa Griffin throughout both races, winning the tie breaker for second.
Tanner Shultz sailing with Jack and Scott Finefrock stayed near the front
of the fleet all day to claim fourth. Brent McKenzie and AJ Pereira fought
back in the second race to take fifth overall, winning the tie breaker over
the top female skipper, Liz Barker and teammates Megan Riddle and Karl
Felger.
     Thank you to the entire race committee team, led by PRO Tommy Craft, as
well as all of the participants for supporting the Bloody Mary Regatta and
Western Carolina Sailing Club!
     Click here to view photos.
 
Scott Griffin
Bloody Mary Regatta Chair