Non-Spin Class in order of finish:
- Pete Hamshire and crew Kent Delcher In A Nacra 500
- Raul Hevia and crew Carmen Gil in a Hobie 16
- Will Collins and crew Mike Collins in a Nacra 5.7
- Robert Walker and crew in an Hobie 21SE
- Dick Macdonald and crew David Ingram in a Cirrus F 18
- David Reed and crew Mark Herendeen In a Falcon f 18
- Finished late, no award, Patrick Edwards and crew John Edwards in a Hobie Tiger
Race report from Warren Green, PRO for the Hiram’s Haul.
Two wonderful days of sailing in this year’s Hiram’s Haul in clear skies. Though there were 14 boats registered, only 9 boats started on Saturday in following winds of 12-14 mph. There were 5 Non Spin boats and 4 Spin boats on the first leg to Sebastian, Fl.
An added Nacra 5.2 by Bob Kubin and wife tracked along the course, while not racing, due to a trailer logistics issue. The modified course was 25 miles due to closure at POW/MIA park for river dredging. We launched from the boat ramp on the Eau Gallie Causeway, in Melbourne.
This was a glorious run in sunny sky’s and fresh breeze. Dick Macdonald in his Cirrus F-18, finished this leg in 2 hours nine minutes.
Our return leg was directly upwind provided winds of 10-12 knots. This leg required almost 3 and ½ hours to complete by the leaders. This was a grueling battle with many tacks, some with narrow passages along the Intercoastal. Some reported more than 50 tacks. This leg saw 4 boats return to Sebastian and not finishing.
It was decided by vote at the awards event to only use the no Spin and F-18 classes for winning pennants due to the numbers completing both legs. Will Collins, owner of Capt Hiram’s Hotel and restaurant presented a two night stay certificate for the race champion this year.
Will and his cousin Mike Collins shared skipper duties on their Nacra 5.7 and came in 2nd in the No-Spin class. The overall champion of the race was Dick Mcdonald and crew, David Ingram, won the F-18 class and race championship.
All in all a very good two day event and great party at the Texas Roadhouse Restaurant after was enjoyed by 18 race members. A spectacular run by Pete Hamshire and crew Kent Delcher in his Hobie 16 won the Non-Spin class.