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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.
Oct 7, 2017 – Don Martin Wins the Doug Baxter Closer
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. That describes the 5 races as snakes and ladders overwhelmed strategy as the wind flipped from southerly to westerly and back while blowing gusts to nothing at all. But at least the showers mostly held off and the temperature was much warmer than the fleet had been lead to expect.
Don Martin used every bit of guile from his long career on the water to master the shifty conditions better than the rest of the fleet. After a shaky start, he posted 3 wins in a row, and is the 2o17 winner of Doug’s Whisky Water Jug.