Nov 3, 2011, 3:05 PM
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Virgin Gorda, BVI (November 3, 2011) - The race committee at the Bitter End YC's Maclaren Pro-Am regatta was only able to complete one race today, a result of a huge rain cell that put on a spectacular light show, providing the dense island vegetation with a heavy watering ... and totally sucking all of the wind out of the North Sound.
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With amateur guests crewing onboard the IC24s, Anna Tunnicliffe won the short, shifty single sausage affair, which moved her into third place, while Ed Baird solidified his overall lead with a second place finish. The six teams that qualified to race in the Gill Scuttlebutt Sailing Club Championship finals never left the marina. Sadly, no wind meant there will be no SSC champion this year.
So, with a free afternoon, BEYC staged a Laser exhibition - the "Rock and Roll Relay." It was a team race with Ed Baird and Anna Tunnicliffe challenging Andrew Campbell and his partner Zach Railey. Rule 42 was ignored - all manner of kinetics were allowed, encouraged and very necessary in the no-wind conditions.
Any hope of the Railey/Campbell team prevailing were dashed when Andrew Campbell capsized on the opening leg while doing an overly aggressive rocking maneuver...and lost his daggerboard in the process. As a result, Anna Tunnicliffe had a sizable lead when she turned over her Laser to teammate Ed Baird, who had no trouble holding off the charging Zach Railey in front of a cheering crowd of appreciative fans.
The Maclaren Pro-Am concludes on Friday with three scheduled fleet races in the morning before match racing finals in the afternoon.
Maclaren Pro Am standings
1. Ed Baird, 22 points
2. Andrew Campbell, 28
3. Anna Tunnicliffe, 35
4. Zach Railey, 38
5. Peter Holmberg, 46
6. Dave Ullman, 47
7. Matt Burge, 50
8. Tom Lee, 58
Event website: http://www.beyc.com/index.php/proam.html