VX One Class Association

Buccaneer Spring Regatta

Six VX Ones were greeted at Buccaneer Yacht Club on Saturday with light air and three long races. Kevin Northrop won the day with a 3,1,1. The breeze initially looked like it intended to shift hard right and let the seabreeze fill, but the northeasterly held on until the second half of the third race. The races were challenging, and it was great practice to transition the boat through ever changing wind direction and velocity. The long races also emphasized the importance of making decisions early since separation between boats was extreme at times. This made it tough to consolidate gains; finding leverage was easy as pie. Sunday’s forecast looked dismal as the southerly was forecast to be fighting the northerly again. To the competitors delight though, the northerly actually built into a healthy 10-12 knots by the second race. The races were shortened to about .8 miles (from 1.25 the day before), and the fleet stayed close and competitive. Two races were completed. In the end, Kevin Northrop with 10 points was awarded first overall on a tie-break with Chris Alexander. Dustin Brennan stayed right in the mix with 13 points. Buccaneer Yacht Club did a fantastic job on the hospitality front. Low entry fees, some excellent grilled chicken, and cheap drinks at the bar made for great atmosphere after racing each day. The VX One fleet will certainly keep this stop on the circuit for a long time to come! Results are available at http://bucyc.com/resources/2016-BucYC-Spring-Regatta-Final-VX-Results.pdf. (Thank you to Chris Alexander for the report.)