Laser Sailors race for Hippo Cup
Racing sailors took to the waters of Rockland Harbor on Saturday to compete for the honor of hoisting the coveted Hippo Cup! Hosted by the Apprenticeshop, the event saw 7 boats compete in 5 to 10 knot northeast winds. At the end of the day, it was Tenants Harbor's Chris Schreiber who took home the Hippo, with Tom Jamieson of Belfast taking second and Guy Polyblank third.
Racing was held under cloudy, drizzly skies. Clapp did a great job of keeping the racing going, with some large shifts making course changes necessary. 9 races were run with a tight fleet making for plenty of position changes. Only a few points separated most of the fleet! The father and son duo of Mike and Mark Gaffney were very competitive, with Syd Sewall and Parker Chamberlin also challenging!
The Hippo cup is the second event of the fall Laser frostbite season, which started two weeks ago at the Loon Cup, hosted by the Lake Cobbossee Yacht Club. More racing is planned for the fall, with racing in Rockland every other weekend and more competition in Portland in November. For more information, go to http://mid-coast-laser-fleet.blogspot.com/ or contact Chris Schreiber at firstname.lastname@example.org.