Cranberry Regatta ll was held on Sunday October 17th at the Terra Beata Cranberry Farm on Heckman’s Island, outside Lunenburg.
We had a great turnout of 11 boats and a surprising number of spectators.
The wind was blustery and cool but the sailing was competitive with a challenging course with first place finishes of individual races being shared by 7 different boats over 15 races.
Thanks goes out to Ed Porter, a local resident of Heckman’s Island, who allowed himself to be dragooned into running the starts and recording the finishes.
Thanks also goes to Ben Rusi for supplying the prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and more importantly for the last place finisher.
2010 S1M CanAm Challenge Regatta Results Saturday July 31 & Sunday August 1, 2010 Commodores Pond, Stowe, Vermont, U.S.A.
The CamAm Challenge Cup was first held in 2009 to promote a friendly, yet competitive spirit between sailors in the US and Canada – in the true Corinthian spirit. The regatta is sailed with Soling One Meter model Yachts and scored on two levels:
Team performance (Canada vs. U.S)
Cranberry Regatta – Heckman’s Island Nova Scotia
July 4, 2010
On Sunday July 4 the first annual Cranberry Regatta for Solings was held at the Terra Beatta Cranberry Farm on Heckman’s Island, just outside Lunenburg. The Cranberry farm graciously allows local Soling skippers to race on their water containment pond. The pond is ideal for sailing, clear edge to chase your boat up and down the pond, steep drop off for launching boats, and most importantly, no weeds. The pond is located in an open area with no large trees or buildings, so the winds are typically predicable and steady.
The day of the regatta was bright and breezy and we attracted eight boats to compete.
The pre-race tuning etc was hampered by strong winds but as the afternoon wore on the wind lessened and an excellent day of racing was completed.
During the pre-race period, the dangers of high winds were highlighted when skipper Bill Traill was rounded up by a gust and into the path of another boat. The result was a punctured hull and a sunken boat. Bill will be investigating the various flotation devises available for his boat in the future. The boat was recovered after two days under water and is being repaired – good excuse for building a new boat!! The only other casualty of the day was a lost rudder by Brian Wilmshurst sail number 50.
The regatta was won by Ben Rusi, followed closely by Tom Kenney.