The Mesa Model Yacht Club held its annual 36/600 Thunderbird Regatta on Saturday January 11th at Dobson pond. The winds were coming from the east in the early morning making it a reach but by 11:00 the wind shifted to the Northeast making the racing a great windward – leeward course. The winds picked up to 3-7 MPH providing excellent tacking.
The fleet was well matched and close all day. 5 different skippers scored bullets but Ray Dagenais was the most consistent and took top honors. Rob and Dirk battled for 2 place and Jerry and Phil tied for 4th place with Jerry winning the tie breaker with 2 bullets.
The following are the top finishers.
Ray Dagenais 17 points
Dirk Brewer 22 points
Rob Shaw 27 points
Jerry Muridge 33 points
Phil Meyrick 33 points
Thanks to everyone for help setting up and cleaning. Our next Regatta is the 36/600 State championship on Saturday February 8th.
See you at the pond,