The annual Bill Traill Regatta was held on June 9, 2019, bringing together the club to share memories of Bill and a fun day of sailing. It was a beautiful day, with light winds to start and building through the day. A ‘Terra Beata Blueberry juice’ toast to Bill was held and the day’s sailing was paused for a snack of fruit and vegetable trays prepared by Barb Lovitt and Ben Rusi.
Don McDermaid told of his funniest memory of Bill sailing his boat in Sullivan’s Pond and doing so poorly. He passed off his boat and asked someone else to sail it and see what was wrong with it. The boat won the next two races and Bill surmised that there wasn’t anything wrong with it.
Extra thanks to Ben Rusi who also took time to repair the three launching wharves and made a new table for the utility pole. Ben is a great promoter of sailing at the Cranberry Pond site and along with Victor Lovitt makes it possible for us to sail there in comfort.
Three intrepid EC12 sailors from HAMYC set off for Bethany Ct on Thursday to sail in the Housatonic Model Yacht Club first annual EC12 Fall Classic regatta on the weekend of October 13 & 14, 2018
What a beautiful location and a great bunch of people! The wind was not as cooperative as we may have hoped and it was a real challenge all weekend. Weather aside we were well cared for and had a great time. The Regatta was sailed as one fleet of 13 boats and we sailed 27 races over two days.
Thanks to Don Ouimette who organized and won the regatta and RD Fred Goebel and his crew of volunteers.