Aug 26, 2018 Buck Takes the Classic (barely). Bill Cote wins the Lightning Match Race
Day 2 of the Classic was all out war in somewhat sketchy zephyrs. The 1st race had to be abandoned as the wind died and the ferry threatened to treat the fleet like speed bumps. When we finally got a race off, Greg Slakov finally found his defending champion form to win the race, with Brian Woodward in 2nd, Thom Stubbs in 3rd and Hart Buck in 4th. With 2015 champ Stubbs holding a 1 point lead over 2017 champ Buck, it was going to be a match race. After 2 General Recalls, the race was on. Hart used his wily experience to put 2 places between him and Thom to win the race and the regatta.
Bill Cote and his crew on Revenuer finally had some boat on boat competition in the Lightning fleet. With 5 wins in 6 races, they add another tag to the Lantern Trophy. But Robert Shoore wins the Best in Show prize for his wonderful Lightning restoration.
Aug 25, 2018 – Buck and Stubbs Tied After Day 1 of Long Harbour Classic
After the longest, sunniest summer on record, Day 1 of the Long Harbour Classic started in a cold drizzle. But the SE wind was perfect, even if the shifts caused some anguish. 5 races were put on the sheet before ferry traffic and general fatigue brought things to a halt. Former champs Thom Stubbs and Hart Buck – both Old Guys (over 50, less than 60) are even at the front of the pack going into Day 2. goes on August 25, 26. Among the bulk of fleet of Older Old Guys and Really Old Old Guys (over 60), Brian Woodward, Hugh Jarvis and Allan Strain are duking out.
July 7,2018 – Woodward Wins Moby’s Marathon
Jun 16, 2018- Allan Strain Wins a Wild Opener
The fleet of 12 lasers and 2 big boats (actually a Lightning and a Flying 15) survives highly changeable Westerly winds, an ankle deep portage across the Fishermans Island sandbar (with a few barnacly rocks), and total calms at Surge Rock. A large number of capsizes and even one abandoned boat were testament to the challenges.
Allan Strain handled it all with aplomb racking two bullets and taking home (figuratively) the Trophy. Allan Sturgess kept his nose clean for a 5 and 2 and second place. And clearly Steve Whilte has learned to gybe in heavier winds as he went error free for a 3 and 6 and ended in 3rd place. With 2 wins Bill Cote’s Revenuer added another Lantern Trophy win to his collection
Jan 4, 2018 – 2018 SPOG Schedule Announced
Dates for the 2018 SPOG Season (our Tenth) are listed on the right. The first event is only 51/2 months away so you better start training.
Oct 7, 2017 – Brian Woodward Repeats as Season Champ
Heading into the final race of the season, a tough battle was promised between the 3 front runners for the season championship. At least it was tough competition for 2 of the 3 (the Commodore wiffed on the challenge). Brian Woodward posted more consistent results in all races and made up 3 points on Steve White to win the Silver Plate by 1 point. In true SPOG style, this point was one given to Brian on redress for beer consumed during the Moby’s Marathon.