Schooner Cove fall races underway

Fall Colours Series brings out the boats for some close competition off the mid-Island

The Schooner Cove Yacht Club has kicked off their fall season and is now two races deep into the Fall Colours Series.

The Fall Colours Series consists of seven races scheduled on alternate weekends, which started on Sept. 21 and will be ending on Dec. 14.

Race one saw five boats in the fleet make a downwind start and had their spinnakers deployed at the start line or soon after. They proceeded in this fashion for leg one to Ruth Island and leg two to Winchelsea Island.

After the fourth and final leg, four of the five entrants crossed the finish line within the four-hour time limit.

Race one results

Vessel      Skipper      Time

1. Rambunctious    Bill Walters    3:02:41

2. Calais      Ralph Hunter    3:15:33

3. Freewind      Richard Hudson    3:34:05

4. Spud      John Collins    3:42:05

5. Shingebiss      Neal Berger    DNF

 

Race two saw the boats tightly packed at the start line of the five-mile course.

Although the fleet spread out during the race, the end was close as well, with the first three boats finishing with just one minute separating them.

Race two results

Vessel    Skipper      Time

1. After Five    Andrea Boudreau    1:22:17

2.  Calais    Ralph Hunter    1:22:54

3. Freewind    Richard Hudson    1:23:18

4. Flight    Brian Robinson    1:26:40

5. Shingebiss    Neal Berger     1:32:41

6. Spud    John Collins     1:33:34

7. Adventageous    Peder Pedersen     1:55:03