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2024 Dragon's Breath Regatta
Thirteen Races for Thirteen Vessels
June 7, 2024

he Dragon’s Breath Regatta. It used to be held in the heat of August. This year, it was the first weekend in June.

Every year, the Oriental Dinghy Club invites vessels 20 feet and over to participate in one of the event’s three racing divisions. This year thirteen vessels, packed with crew, took on the challenge.

Etchells, all in a row.

Here are the results:

Cruising Division:
1st: Mighty Fine 2.0, Beneteau 423, Skipper Arch Altman
2nd: Bandit, Raider 33, Skipper Cody Griggs
3rd: Solace, Southern Cross 35, Skippers Bob Celestino & Beth Obenshain
4th: Whirl Wind, Pearson 3302, Skipper Curtis Boyd
5th: Mariposa, Sabre 28, Skipper Moe Jones

JAM Division:
1st: Ricochet, Jenneau 37, Skipper Don Munn
2nd: Il Gatto, Nonsuch 30, Skipper Joe Valinoti
3rd: Touring Machine, Catalina 350, Skipper Bobbie Cochrane
4th: Seaduction, Catalina 385, Skipper Roger Huth
5th: Magnolia, Morgan 44, Skipper Fred Rampey

Spinnaker Division:
1st: Heartbeat, Etchells, Skipper Bob Slook
2nd: Loon, Etchells, Skipper Todd Cox
3rd: September Moon, Etchells, Skipper Steve Peters

Heartbeat with whisker pole ready for the jib.
Relaxing near the committee boat, waiting on the next race to begin.
Spinnaker fully deployed for downwind sailing.
Vessels of the cruising class.
Crews enjoy lunch on the lawn of Oriental Marina & Inn.
Cruising boats mingle with Etchells near the Committee boat.
The Morgan 44 Magnolia cruising by.
Don Munn and the crew of Ricochet took 1st place in the Jam Division.

Photos by Christel Monmoine.

Posted Friday June 7, 2024 by Allison DeWeese

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