The Marion Yacht Club hosted its annual Spring “Round-the-Bay” Race on Saturday, June 12. The festivities began Friday evening with a cocktail party for members, guests, and visiting crews. Participating boats came from around the shores of Buzzards Bay. One skipper ventured into the Bay from the Hyannis Yacht Club to enjoy the competition. The MYC Spring “Round-the-Bay” Race is the first race of the Buzzards Bay Trophy Series. The series consists of medium to long distance races sponsored by five area yacht clubs: Beverly Y.C. of Marion (BYC), Buzzards Yacht Club (BuzzardsYC) of Pocasset, the Mattapoisett Yacht Club (MYC), the New Bedford Yacht Club (NBYC), and the Quissett Yacht Club (QYC). The boat with the most success in at least four of the eight race series will take the coveted Buzzards Bay Trophy.
Saturday’s fleet consisted of 16 boats: 11 competing in the spinnaker division, and five boats competing in the non-spinnaker division. The results are as follows:
Spinnaker Division – 1st Place: Butch Joy in J-120 “Kindred Spirits” MYC; 2nd Place: Jim Barnes in Maxi Dolphin 33 “Bella Sienna” MYC; 3rd Place: Ted Herlihy in J-109 “Gut Feeling” NBYC.
Non-Spinnaker Division – 1st Place: Barry Steinberg in Taylor 54 “Glory” BYC; 2nd Place: Scott Beliveau in Frers 41 “Kaos” MYC; 3rd Place: Melissa Gordon in Swan 53 “Blue Pigeon Too” BYC.
Full results can be found on the MYC website: mattapoisettyc.org.