The previous header photos was of one of the starts at the 2017 Classic Moth Midwinters, held at Gulfport, Florida over the weekend of February 25 and 26. Reports back from the attendees was of warm, sunny weather, with light to moderate breezes. Our perennial champion, Jeff Linton from Davis Island Y.C., made one of his occasional appearances to win the Gen II division and the regatta overall. The Gen I division was entirely a fiberglass Europe Dinghy division and was won by Frickie Martschink from Charleston.
George Albaugh, over at Mid-Atlantic Musings, attended the regatta and wrote a detailed post with lots of photographs.
I've lifted a couple of photos from George's blog to repost here as well as two photos from John Z. Photos with no attribution are either by Len Parker or Amy Smith Linton.
The entrance to Gulfport Y.C on Boca Ciega Bay.
What a champion does; execute a perfect port tack on the leeward end of the start line. John Z. to leeward in 111 does the same. Mark Saunders on starboard couldn't quite get to Jeff.
Jeff Linton's downwind form.
Occasionally a Gen 1 Moth will beat a top Gen II Mistral to the weather mark. Here, Fricke Martschink, Gen 1 winner, leads John Z. The Gen II almost always blow by on the first reach.
I was told the Charleston S.C. fleet expropriated this massive trailer from their yacht club to transport four of their Europe Moths to the regatta.
Gen I Results
Gen II Results
|Jeff Linton||1,2,1,1,1,2,1,1,,3,1||Mod Mistral - Mousetrap|
|John Zseleczky||,3,3,4,4,3,3,2,1,2,2||Mod Mistral - Y2K Bug|
|Mark Saunders||2,1,2,2,2,1,2,[DNF],DNC,DNC,DNC||Standard Mistral|
|Mike Parsons||3,,4,3,3,4,4,3,2,1,3||Standard Mistral|
|Erik Albaugh||,5,5,5,5,5,4,4,4,4||Mod Mistral - Savannah|