The "Swan" Trophy
The results of 4 separate races determined this year's winner of the "Swan" Thophy. Peter, last year's winner and Race Chairman, presented the results to all of us gathered at the Ida Lewis Yacht Club.
NIXIE is this year's winner, having placed first in every race. The crew of NIXIE accepted the trophy from Peter, with the instructions to keep the trophy on board NIXIE until next year's race, and to make any improvements to the trophy that they would like.
PREVIOUS SWAN TROPHY WINNERS
2005-6 Not Awarded
For more on the Swan Trophy, see blog entry "Race To Edgartown," (7/10/09).
Peter Announces Race Results
Nixie's Crew: Dan, Tom, Jess and Daria Accept Trophy
Captain Dan and The SWAN
"Real people doing real things with real boats."
07/16/2009, Block Island
Our race from Cuttyhunk to Block Island featured gusty winds from the West-southwest. We sailed upwind, heeled over, for most of the Race. This was very entertaining. Watch the video!! For a more realistic effect, hold the screen so that the horizon is "horizontal", to simulate what the crew experienced.
"CEILICAM" VIEW OF RACE TO BLOCK ISLAND
07/16/2009, Cuttyhunk Pond
View South from the Cuttyhunk Fishing Club
We arrived in Cuttyhunk Tuesday, sailing an upwind course in moderate conditions. The weather remained beautiful and the passage was uneventful. We were rejoined by Simple Life, and SoulMates IIIleft us for the OSCA Rendezvous.
We spent 2 days in Cuttyhunk. We visited the Cuttyhunk Fishing Club for breakfast, and purchased lobsters on the fish dock for dinner Wednesday night.
Cuttyhunk Dock Scene
Dan With Lobsters (In Bag)
Lobsters on Ceili