The final weekend of the epic inaugural Buccaneer Finn fleet winter series saw winds of 10-15 , gusting to 20 kts at times . Perfect finn O flag conditions for the Finn . Injured finishers, Commodore Jim Hunter and Noel Miller, who couldn’t sail, were able to run four great races for the fleet on a gorgeous spring day in LA ( lower Alabama ). Michael Mark won all four races with his bionic hip set on beast mode. AB Reasonover and Julian Bingham fought a tight battle for first and second place for the series which ran for three weekends with a total of nine races with 8 sailors competing ( Michael couldn’t compete in the first 4 races due to new parts being installed ). The top three sailors in the winter series were AB Reasonover 1st, Julian Bingham 2nd, and Michael Mark 3rd.
The series had awesome Finn conditions all three weekends, along with capsizes, rescues, and great boat park camaraderie. The newer guys learned a lot and everyone got a great wet workout. The fleet is looking forward to Finn folks coming to Buccaneer for the Spring/ GYA Championship regatta May 15-16. The Buccaneer fleet is expecting to send 6 boats to nationals in Corpus Christi in June. Any boats that want to compete in the Spring regatta may leave their boats at Buccaneer until nationals if that helps anyone’s travel plans.