Annapolis Two-Bridge Fiasco

"Build it and they will come," reported Will Keyworth from Annapolis. "Annapolis Yacht Club built on a race format used successfully in San Francisco Bay called the Three Bridge Fiasco but named theirs’s the Two Bridge Fiasco. Over 100 single and doublehanded teams hit the starting line for this new event, and no one was disappointed. Mother Nature turned on the wind machine to put some relief to the 90+ F temperatures. It was a wild ride on the way back from the Bay Bridge mark with all of the waves set up by the 15 knot southerly compounded by all of the residual boat wakes. Thanks to the handicapping expertise of Bruce Bingman, starting times staggered based on predicted performance on the course. Boats competed in the 10.0-mile Two Bridge Fiasco course which started at G9 at the mouth of the Severn River. From the start, competitors had to decide which order to round marks at the Naval Academy and Bay Bridges before returning to the finish again at G9. They could cross the start and finish line in either direction." In the five-boat J/24 fleet, it was Will Bomar & Bri Grenier on BANGOR PACKET taking class honors, followed by Kent Bartlett's SPACEMAN SPIFF and Kelly Fitzgerald & Mike Coe's RUSH HOUR. For more news on the Two-Bridge Fiasco, visit https://www.annapolisyc.com/racing.

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