thunderstorms and varying wind conditions. Maneuvering through the narrow sound can be exhausting—all the while dodging barges, commercial traffic, and other boaters. After noon, the FWYC Race Committee was on duty at Smack Point waiting for the fleet to arrive with burgers, hot dogs, beer, family and friends. The fleet began to arrive around 1400 with Ralph and Patrick screaming past Smack Point for the finish. Seventeen boats left the shore on Saturday morning and 15 returned on Sunday safe and sound. Other than getting a little wet, the ride home was uneventful for most. Exhilarating, exhausting, and uneventful. Congratulations go to the overall winner, Skipper Ralph Cole and son Patrick Cole from Tampa Florida, who sailed on a Super Cat 22, Coastal Chaos. Final results are posted at FWYC.org Winners of the ‘Round the Island 50/50 Regatta. Skipper Ralph Cole (on the right) with crewmember and son Patrick (holding his daughter, who was not a crewmember). Photo by Phyllis Seaton.
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