Herb Shear Success!
Mission Bay, May, 19-20, 2012. The 2012 Herb Shear invitational was a fantastic event for Fleet 495! With 23 boats on the water, the roster was a perfect blend of seasoned veterans, coaches, sailmakers, womens teams, and an exciting group of junior sailors! Two days of highly technical racing in 7-11 knots of flat water racing kept exactly everybody in the mix and it was easy to make or lose ten boats in one shift!
When it was all said and done, the victors had earned their silver. Doug Hart and Ryan Hopps posted four bullets to win the event! Right behind the champs were David and Barbie Tillson, top married couple, followed by Tyler and Scott Sinks, showing that our class is accessible to family teams!
International Snipe Class Commodore and MBYC Staff Commodore Don Bedford was on hand to deliver the trophies and enlighten the newbies on the significance of Mr. Shear’s contribution to the class. Don was excited to see the energy over the weekend, and is determied to see the 2012 GFU Regatta occur over the 4th of July weekend, demonstrating the commitment to tradition and Serious Sailing, Serious Fun that defines the Snipe class!