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    2017 hoppe regatta wind up

    The weather for the 2017 edition of the Hoppe Memorial Regatta began with an overcast sky, but it was not long before the sun was out. The breeze, however, was a little fickle as it was coming from the northwest instead of the west at the starting line, but appeared to be mostly westerly nearer to Angle Island. To add to the sailing fun, there was a significant “wind hole” into which both competing yachts sailed while still within view of the committee boat. At that point, both Nemesis and Lady J were headed counter clockwise around the island. After going nowhere for awhile, Lady J headed off in the clockwise direction. An hour and twenty-five minutes later, the counter clockwise boat, Nemesis, was first to cross the finish line. Lady J, however, struggled through the still persistent wind hole and arrived at the finish line fifty-five minutes later.
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    Last edited by Bill; 06-18-2017 at 12:51 PM.

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    Awards

    The Encinal Yacht Club again served as the site of the awards ceremony. The crew of Nemesis (skipper Jeff Sullivan and crew Connor Sullivan) accepted the awards for winning the 2017 Hoppe. First came the “keeper” trophy (a bottle of champaign), presented by Kent Smith, and then came the perpetual trophy, presented by Bill Phelon. By the way, NEMESIS has been on a seven year winning streak that began back in 2011!.
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    Congrats to both of the boats and crew. That is some string of victories that Nemesis has put together. Also thank you to those that gave of themselves so others may have some fun. WELL DONE BY ALL........ed

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    Beautiful pictures. Wish I was there!

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