1998 Nationals Wrapup

Tim Healy and Samantha Rosemont toped the 60 boat fleet at the 1998 Interclub Nationals. Sailing in Boston Harbor adjacent to Logan Airport, Saturday’s 15-25 knot west wind, with higher gusts off the runway, gave us seven truly exhausting races in very trying conditions. Several boats capsized each race but were quickly rescued and pumped out in time for the next one.

Ed Adams/Carol Newman lead the charge through Saturday’s gusty winds and choppy seas. Tim Healy/Samantha Rosemont followed in a close second, only four points behind, while Neal Fowler/Mike Collins, last year’s Nationals winner in Hyannis, took third for the day.

After a 30 minute postponement, the fleet was finally able to sail one race on Sunday before the race committee called it a day. The race started in about ten knots of breeze, but the wind diminished, and the race had barely completed before the wind vanished for the day. Healy/Rosemont were able to put enough boats between themselves and Adams/Newman placing sixth in the final race to win the regatta. Geoff Moore/Kara Shadwick placed third in the last race to move up two places to third.

— Stephen Braverman

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