Moby’s Marathon 2021
Date: Saturday, July 10, 2021. Start time will be adjusted so we arrive at Moby’s somewhere around 1:15.
Course: This is a 2 leg race with each leg counting separately. Leg 1 starts at the usual spot at A-Dock and finishes somewhere just shy of the Saltspring Marina docks in front of Moby’s Pub. Look for a committee boat and some sort of mark that the Race Committee may or may not point out to you. Leg 2 starts close the Leg 1 finish and ends at A-Dock. Each leg is about 3 miles.
Other Stuff: Each competitor will have a scoring adjustment of -1 point per Guinness consumed at Moby’s. There will be beers on Friday afternoon.
Moby’s 2021 OKAY That was Weird!
While the 2020 Race was another victim of Covid19, the 2021 race was victim of new over-zealous dock management at Salt Spring Marina. Rather than pay $10 per boat to tie up for lunch, the assembled fleet (3 Lasers, 2 Lighnings, 2 Dutch Herring Buss’) sailed longish course around Captain Passage in a very lumpy wind against tide thing. After a trip to Owl Islet Buoy, Batt Rock, and Welbury Spar, SURPRISE — Hart Buck won the lasers even after a couple of navigation errors; Bill Cote won the Lightnings; and Nicky Arnoldus won the race of classic 12 footers (but we call them dutch herring boats).
Then we all drove to Moby’s for a great lunch and cold beer. It sure was better than a beat against a growing SE’er with a full belly and fuller bladder.