Mischief Repeats as Overall Winner
and Takes All the Silver
Eric Jespersen’s Melges 32, Mischief overtook Lawndart late in the afternoon and held her lead to the finish, winning Line Honours for first elapsed time, First Overall corrected time, and First in Division 1. Mischief wins the Marshall Sharp Trophy for First Overall and the Lady Minto Foundation Trophy for Line Honours winner.
In Division 1, after Mischief, Jim Allan’s Farr 40 Strait Marine was second overall, corrected time, and second in Division. Stuart Dahlgren’s Santa Cruz 70 Westerly was third overall and third in Division. Honourable mention goes to Captain Billy Allan whose Lawndart lead the race for a long period and came in fourth in Division and fourth overall.
In Division 2, the Big Heavy Cruisers, Terna III, Bill Kitchen’s venerable C&C 39 was the only survivor of the calm night. Bill wins first in Division and sixth overall.
In Division 3, the Select Light boats, the only finisher was Incisor, Bill Phillips’ CY8.0. Incisor wins first in Division and fifth overall.
In Division 4, the Fast Cruisers, Mojo, Mark Hansen’s J109, was first in Division and seventh overall. Legacy, Ian Peterson’s J109 was second in Division and eighth overall. Selkie, Gord Wylie’s Express 37 was third in Division and ninth overall.
In the Multi-Hull Division, Greg Keel’s Corsair F-27 Dream Chaser was first.
There were no other finishers in a trying year of capricious breezes after such a promising start.
Sadly, none of the finishers were boats from the host club and so the Doug Thomas Memorial Trophy for first Saltspring Island Sailing Club boat is not awarded this year.
The Winner of the UK Sails Team Challenge was Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club Team 2, which included Mischief, Border Reiver, and Honcho. Runner-up was Scott Point Old Guys Sailing Club represented by Strait Marine, Buck’aneer and Revenuer.
In a weird twist, after struggling to the finish to among only nine boats that completed the course, Selkie won the Tar and Feathers Trophy for last boat to finish.
And recognizing the emphasis that SISC is placing on running an environmentally responsible event, an award was created for Environmental Awareness among the participants. The first winner is Bill Cote and his Lightning Revenuer as the boat with a smaller environmental footprint – it was the smallest boat, had an electric motor and the boat itself was recycled as the previous owner was going to put into the dumpster.