Well, the 2011 Vanguard 15 Fleet Championship is in the books, hosted by the Inverness Yacht Club.
The weather provided us with a nice change from San Francisco Bay, with warm temperatures and challenging light, shifty conditions. The light breeze, combined with a strong current, made for chaotic starts and since the PRO was not feeling charitable, the black flag was up for the entire regatta and most boats received at least one over the course of the weekend.
Returning from last year was Chef Andrew Shaw, who prepared wonderful gourmet meals at the campsite and regatta venue with the assistance of sous-chef Wood Banthin.
Saturday saw a record 21 races run, but the wind shut off midday on Sunday, prompting a shortened day. At the end of 27 races, Ken Turnbull and Shannon Ryan emerged victorious in the 15-boat fleet. Followed only three points behind were Ben Pedrick and Anna, with Kevin Richards and Anne Alward in third. Thanks to all who attended and see you in a few weeks at the Fleet Dinner!
Rolf Kaiser and Sarah Deeds, Regatta Chairs