2014 Green Island Race
Posted by on September 01, 2014
John Bollin of Team Badfish reports on the 2014 Green Island Race
Team Badfish is pleased to report that it has won the 2014 Green Island race on Overall for the 28 boat fleet. The results are provided below with team Badfish winning by about 14 minutes corrected time over the 18 mile course.
Team Badfish was 100% Dieball powered for the Green Island race with the new Dieball main, new Dieball heavy #1, and the new Dieball A3 spinnaker. The Dieball sails had Team Badfish moving at great speed, losing sight of the competition by about half way through the 18 mile course. There was nice wind at around 15 knots with 2 nice spinnaker reaches to start off with using the A3 with lots of planing causing big grins to be had by all the crew. Top speed for the first 2 spinnaker legs was 14.6 knots. The final leg to the finish was upwind, with the Dieball main and heavy #1 jib looking great and providing the punch needed to get through the short Lake Erie chop at 7 knots target boat speed with great point. The Team Badfish crew enjoyed the time back at the Port Clinton dock after the race with the tasty pitchers of Hummers that the PCYC bar was serving up!
The 2014 Green Island race Badfish crew consisted of the following: Bill Bollin,
John Bollin, Tom Morgan, Curtis Jazwiecki, Thac Nguyen, Kate Gladieaux, John Nelson, Gretchen Murawa, and Brian Poppert. Thank you to all of the Team Badfish crew for a job well done!
Thank you to the team at Dieball Sailing who provides fast sails and great support to Team Badfish to keep the boat moving at top speed!