Mission Bay, May 18-19, 2013. Regatta report by John Fretweel
Eighteen Snipes turned out for Fleet 495's annual Herb Shear Invitational at Mission Bay Yacht Club, May 18-19. As usual in our class, there were a wide variety of competitors: wily veterans to first-time juniors, team weights from 240-340 lbs., married couples, unmarried couples, couples sailing two boats, and one woman skipper. We were especially pleased to welcome the proud new owner of USA 28858, SDYC Head Coach Nick Kaschak and his girlfriend, Krystal Treiberg. Seven races were sailed including one random leg distance race, and breeze ranged from 7-11+ kts with flat water in the bay.