Windy Fall Colours Series

Calais beats Shingebiss and very-close Amazing Grace in 15-knot wind, next race this Sunday, Nov. 2

The Shingebiss — pictured in a race last spring — took second in the third race in the Schooner Cove Yacht Club Fall Colours Series.

The Shingebiss — pictured in a race last spring — took second in the third race in the Schooner Cove Yacht Club Fall Colours Series.

The wind was in abundance for race number three of the Fall Colours Series on Sunday.

The 15-knot breeze carried the boats around the seven-mile course in quick order with only about one minute between the first four finishers.

A bit of comic relief was added by the crew of Freewind, who chose to hoist there spinnaker sideways rather than using the accepted method of sending the top of the sail to the masthead.

Then to make matters worse, they managed to drop it in the water while taking it down. Not a good day for them as more misfortune followed putting them in sixth place.

The fourth race of the Fall Colours series is scheduled for this Sunday, November 2.

Race Three Results

Vessel    Skipper        Time

1. Calais    Ralph Hunter    1:27:35

2. Shingebiss    Neal Berger    1:28:43

3. Amazing Grace  Tim Rann    1:28:47

4. Flight        Brian Robinson    1:31:59

5. Spud        John Collins    1:43:05

6. Freewind    Richard Hudson    1:44:40

7. After Five    Andrea Boudreau  DNF