November 17-18, 2018
Reported by Nick Kofski
Alamitos Bay Yacht Club In Long Beach, CA, hosted their annual Turkey Day Regatta and was well attended with 12 Vipers showing up for great weekend of racing. Saturday had light to moderate winds with temps in the low 70s. The Ocean Course committee pulled off three races and, at the end of the day, there was a three way tie for first place between Mike Pentecost, Nick Kofski on FNG and Mark Folkman sailing Amateurs out of King Harbor in Redondo Beach. Three more races on Sunday and the breeze was a bit better but more of the same but in the end Nice ASP held off FNG to pick up the fattest turkey trophy by one point.
Big thanks to ABYC for putting together another awesome Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday night where staff and volunteers fed over 250 hungry sailors and race committee a meal that will give grandma a run for her money…and by far the best meal you’ll ever get out of a regatta entry.
Thanks also to all the Viper fleet regulars who put together pre-drinks in Viper Row on Saturday night and welcome to some new faces to the fleet with Gabe Ferramola, who got a loaner boat for the regatta and was hooked. I heard he’s bought a used boat already. And new fleet member Chris Raab with a brand new boat on the way to SoCal soon.
Turkey Day Regatta Results