In case you have not heard, the Billy Tee Bluenose Race this past weekend was a great success. This race was 45 miles from Marker H to Marker 19 at Clarksville and back. The day started off with heavy rain but backed off some by race time however it was still raining and pretty chilly and it stayed this way pretty much most of the way.
Bluenose stats and information are found in 9/29 blog posts.
Congratulations goes out Rosebud (Tim Vicknair, Captain and crew Gerd Ottehenning) for their first place finish, crossing the finish line at 8:22 for a total time of 10 hours and 40 minutes. And these poor guys had nowhere to go to get out of the rain!
Second place was Tenacious (Eddie Walters, Captain, and crew Dave, Keith and Mike) who crossed the line at 8:37, for a total time of 10 hours and 26 minutes.
Third place was Querida (Paul Sullivan, Captain, and crew Don Courtney, Pat Terr and John Pelosi) who crossed the line at 1:04AM for a total time of 15 hours and 4 minutes.
A very special mention to Odyssey, Captain and Crew Jeff Matthiae, who sailed for close to 14 hours and it was 15 hours by the time he anchored for the night. He did a fantastic sailing job at keeping Unplugged behind him. This one man crew did so wonderful that we have to give him special mention.
Unplugged almost made it to the end of the race, sailing for 14 hours. But the winds had completely died and the remaining 2 members who were awake were exhausted and unfortunately had to call it a night.
We want to thank every single person who participated in the Bluenose Race for taking the chance to try it. You made the event a great success and it makes us happy and excited to host the event again next year. Thanks for helping us honor Steves dad in such a special way since he is the one who started the Bluenose Race so many years ago. We enjoyed watching the boats throughtout the day and listening to the chatter on the radio--although we only heard half of some of the radio transmissions.
Thanks again everyone!!
Laura and Steve, Parrotise
And Bill Twyman (Billy Tee)