Lake Massabesic Fall Regatta
Massabesic Yacht Club – Fleet 273
Auburn, New Hampshire
September 16–17, 2017

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Pos Boat Club Sail# HelmName CrewName R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total
1 Pura Vita Massabesic 1449 Eli Matson Toby Frank, Son Matson, Dave Rodgers 2 2 3 1 4 2 14
2 Miss Demeanor Bow Lake 15239 Bob Shapiro Jim Lerner, Nate Legere 3 1 2 6 1 3 16
3 White Squall Massabesic 14072 Ted Hardenbergh Tommy Hardenbaugh, John Hardenbergh 1 5 1 7 8 4 26
4 Infinite Sloop Bow Lake 14577 Rob Donle Josh Pfosi, Guillaume Joffrees 4 6 4 4 2 6 26
5   Massabesic 14273 Rob Merchant Luke Merchant, Jenn 9 4 5 5 6 1 30
6 Starthrower  Susquehanna YC 14156 Kevin Smith Kelly Leckemby, Michele 6 3 7 3 3 8 30
7     14277 Peter Browne Laurn, Aran 5 7 6 9 5 5 37
8 Spitfire Massabesic 14525 John Bates Bret Gifford, Walter Colontuano, ?? 8 10/DSQ 9 2 7 7 43
9 El Chuchi UNH Sailing 14287 Thomas Bouchard Tim Readdean, Anya George 7 8 8 8 9 10/DNF 50


2017 Lake Massabesic regatta won by with Toby Frank on Saturday, and Dave Rodgers and Eli's son on Sunday. Congratulations in very tough conditions! Second place to the team of Bob Shapiro, Jim Lerner and Nathan Alfred Legere from Bow Lake. Tie for third place between Ted Hardenbergh (with sons John and Tommy) and Rob Donle with Josh Pfosi and Guillaume Joffres. Bow Lake takes second and fourth place! University of New Hampshire sailors Thomas Bouchard, Anya George and Tim Readden improved from last week and are heading to Malletts Bay on a few weeks. Awesome to have young sailors in the class! Wild and wooly drifting, especially in the last race with peak gusts of 1. 

Sunday Marine Police kicked two boats off the lake before the first start. Intense negotiations from the race committee and they were allowed back on the water with a verbal waiver. Thank goodness the MP are keeping us safe!  Perhaps the marine police should have read New Hampshire law section 270-E:4 Exemptions From Registration, "II. Vessels registered in another state or country temporarily using the waters of this state for not more than 30 consecutive days."  Of course that didn't apply to those who lived in NH but either weren't registered or left their stickers at home in the kitchen.  But we won't tell...