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Dragon's Breath Regatta 2017
17 Vessels Compete
June 5, 2017
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he 2017 Dragon’s Breath Regatta began with a postponement flag on Saturday. The wind decided to join the race as a late entry, not appearing until midday. The other 17 entrants took their ease, their crews talking in the shade or relaxing on decks until the first winds started to blow through.

Dragon's Breath Regatta 2017
A few boat lengths between Cielo and Miranda but each took first in their particular division.

The annual two-day regatta had races for the spinnaker, non-spinnaker, and cruising divisions.

Dragon's Breath Regatta 2017
Nevermoore allows nearby vessels to do a bottom inspection. Brian Brown and crew took 1st in Spinnaker B Division.

The results are as follows:

Cruising Division:
1st: Cielo O’Day 27 Bob Luhrs
2nd: Rainbow Alberg 30 Shikuluk
3rd: Wind Melody Bristol 31.3 Dick Mannion

Jam B Division:
1st: Miranda Pearson 34 Ken Small
2nd: Il Gatto Nonsuch 30 Joe Valinoti
3rd: No name J24 Billy Creech
4th: Quixotic Bristol 35.5 John Coombs
5th: Duende Catalina 30 Don Munn
6th: Nova Carina Bristol 38.8 Beth Michne

Jam C Division:
1st: Legend Tartan 34 Nelda Coats
2nd: Mariposa Pearson 27-2 Steve Peters

Dragon's Breath Regatta 2017
Spinnaker, mid-deployment.

Spin A Division:
1st: Loon Etchells Todd Cox
2nd: Oriental Express Etchells Henry Frazer

Spin B Division:
1st: Nevermoore Moore 24 Brian Brown
2nd: Boartaint San Juan McKnight
3rd: Blue Dolphin Sonar 23 Joe Mattea

Spin C Division:
1st: Dueces Wild San Juan 21 Mark Weinheimer

Dragon's Breath Regatta 2017
Heading toward the finish line.
Dragon's Breath Regatta 2017
Billy Creech checks the sails of his J24.
Dragon's Breath Regatta 2017
The view off the starting line.
Dragon's Breath Regatta 2017
Dick Mannion and Wind Melody pushing toward the first mark.

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Posted Monday June 5, 2017 by Allison DeWeese

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