Fleet 5 News
TBirds Shine at Bowditch Race
Mysterious Ways & Tank finished 2-3 in PHRF Class D at the Bowditch Race at Palmer's Cove YC in Salem.
Lots of pics at the Bowditch Race page on Facebook!!
Atomic Salsa Victorious at QBRW
Geoff Youngman skippered AS to victory on both Saturday & Sunday to clinch the series hosted by Squantum YC.
Flying Gull wins Lipton Cup
Atomic Salsa prevails at Hull One Design Regatta
Atomic Salsa won two of three races to capture the Don Kavanagh - Thunderbird Class Trophy at the Hull One Design
Regatta July 14 & 15. Due to light air only three of the scheduled races were run. Flying Gull placed second with
Allcut Update - July 12
“Allcutt” #1247 sailed for the first time in about 7 or 8 years last night. Mike
sailed out of the harbor to the starting area (first time he’s had the boat sailing). At the 1 minute to go point,
they were still trying to find a place to tie the tack of the jib to the stem (grin). They did make the start a few
seconds late. They also haven’t rigged any spinnaker hardware yet so he finished at the back of the pack, but
had a great time anyway.
*BlewBird took first place - and lead their division by four points.
Chesapeake Bird Takes Flight
event for the Fleet 5 Mission Fleet in St. Michaels, MD. “Rag Bag” (the T-Bird we rescued from the bankrupt
marina in East Providence last Fall) was re-christened “AllCott” and launched for the 2012 racing season today.
Pix’s attached. The keel, bottom, and hull have been restored. The topsides will be worked on between races
in the water. Mike Gorman (the proud owner) is a shipwright in charge of maintaining the wooden boat fleet at the Chesapeake
Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels. Mike’s comment after the boat was floating… “This is the
first damm wooden boat I’ve ever launched that didn’t leak when it splashed. This is a whole new dimension.”
You can reach Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Out with the Old - In With the New
Just a week after delivering Langouste to Savin Hill from Toronto, Sean Kane was forced to haul Chikanery after
hitting a rock during the Hingham Bay PHRF Solstice Race.
Sean purchased the boat from Barry Smith of Toronto and planned on fixing it up for racing in the 2013 season. But plans
changed when Chikanery was severely damaged during it's first race of the 2012 season.
Sean was seen working on Langouste the very next day and will be launching her as soon as possible.
Fleet 5 Meeting Highlights
During the recent Fleet 5 meeting it was decided to retire the Fleet 5 trophy and have just one season-long competition.
The Mass Bay Trophy will be the trophy for the season championship.
Twilight Racing will start at 6:30 p.m. Spinnakers (small verison) may be used during the June 22, June 28, June
29 and August 9 Twilights. No kites may be hoisted after sunset.
The possibility of hosting the 2014 Internationals was discussed. It was agreed to meet again later this year for further
The Fleet voted to name the new Hull One-Design Regatta Thunderbird Trophy after Don Kavanagh.
A possible cruise was discussed for the first week of August.