For the 4th year in a row the Buccaneer fleet has taken the coveted “Governor’s Cup” at the Carolina Sailing Club’s 57th annual Governor’s Cup regatta.  20 Buccaneers registered (17 sailed) for this regatta this weekend.

The Fleet at Carolina Sailing Club is spectacular.  Thanks to the tireless promotion of the sport by fleet members such as Mike Sigmund & Tom Wille, this is one of the fastest growing Buccaneer fleets in the country.

Mike loaned his boat “Scarlet Banshee” to Joe David for the regatta, and Tom served on Race Committee, as well as hosted many of the fleet members at his house for the pre and post race parties.

The regatta this past weekend was really something special.  The weather forecast was for temperatures in the mid 90’s with high humidity and light breeze.  For a regatta with 85 boats in attendance, on an inland reservoir, that could have been a sign of death…  However, the wind rolled in just in time to race.  We had rather steady breezes around 10 knots both days ( a little lighter on Saturday, a bit more on Sunday) which made the course very fun & lively with plenty of opportunity for all the fleet members to show off their skills.

Jeff Neurauter on his shiny new boat “American Beauty” took the first bullet of the regatta.  This was then followed by a sweep by CSC’s youngest skipper in fleet Joe David, who showed very impressive boat handling and strategy. The fleet was deep with talented sailors.  If you review the results you’ll see many of the top finishing boats had some pretty deep (high #) scores for the regatta.  This shows just how stiff the competition was.

The courses were rather long, approximately 1 hour per race, and the finishes were loaded with overlapped clusters of boats, and all the mark roundings were full of excitement.

photos of the regatta can be seen here:  https://plus.google.com/u/0/106538423354133865466/posts

 

Full Results:  http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/9280#_newsroom+results