Fast, Windy FIGAWI Race

On a May Saturday morning, the 500+ sailors on the 180 boats participating in the 2018 edition of the FIGAWI Race were greeted by a solid 15-20 southwest breeze, making for a mostly starboard close reach/fetch from Hyannis, MA on Cape Cod down to Nantucket Harbor. The smaller boats did the "straight shot" course of 23nm and the big boats did the "long course" around enough buoys to make it 30+nm and included beats and reaching under spinnakers. The PHRF S2 Division was essentially a J/105 one-design class with three other boats mixed in. The J/105s swept the top five! Winning was Andrew Reservitz’s DARK’N’STORMY, second Mary Schmitt’s HARDTACK, third Ed Lobo’s WATERWOLF, fourth Joe Lloyd’s Nantucket High School Sailing Team on PRIMA, and fifth was Francis Dougherty’s LYRIC. For more Figawi Race information, visit

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