Excerpted from the Scuttlebutt Forum:
In the J/109 class, the largest here with 15 boats, it was Bill Sweetser (Annapolis, Md.) who got the most bang for his buck today by winning both races with his crew aboard Rush. Combined with a second yesterday, the performance gave him four points to the 12 posted by Skip Young (Guilford, Conn.) on Dragonfly, currently in second.
“Today, we had reasonably comfortable leads with no last-minute scrambling to try to finish first,” said Sweetser. “As opposed to yesterday, when we had several boats on our heels, and when we finished we were asking ourselves, did we come in second, third or fourth?”
Sweetser added that he has to watch all the boats, not just one or two.”There are a lot of newer boats here that we never had the occasion to sail against. Exciting and almost a record for these boats in one place for one regatta.”
Sweetser, who bought his J/109 in 2003, remembers 2005 BIock Island Race Week as the time when the class rules were first put together, and he has not missed a Race Week since.