Emery Wins Block Island No XXV

Emery Wins Block Island No XXV

Fog was the sub plot at the 25th biannual running of the Storm Trysail Block Island Race Week. There was so much of it and it was so thick, that had it been gasoline vapors a single match strike would have annihilated the North East and there would have been nothing Brad Pitt or Superman could have done about it. Fog prevented racing entirely on Thursday and lifted just enough for one race on Friday. As the mist cleared, Damian Emery once again jumped out in front, leading the fleet to the left corner to put an exclamation point on a resounding regatta victory. Emery racked up just ten points in seven races and failed to win only two. Bruce Stone also sailed an excellent regatta, skippering Paul Beaudin's Loulou with Beaudin on the bow. But Loulou amassed 18 points and had to settle for second. James MacDonald sailed his Bermuda based Distant Passion to third. He was followed in fourth by Jordan Mindich on Shakedown and Fred Darlington on Tonto in fifth. Emery and crew were awarded the Everett Morris Memorial Trophy for the Best Overall Performance at Block Island Race Week XXV.    Complete results

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