J-24 Fleet 50 vs Unaware Powerboat Driver

So I’m out with clients and we’re watching the J-24 Thursday night series after a wonderful tour of the bay before the sunrise that wasn’t to be.. I waved at someone earlier in the day from our catamaran who I thought I knew but they were probably like who the fuck is that haha… Anyhow they were an hour from the races at that point so I took my clients on a tour of the inner harbor and we strolled out to catch the start of race number one… I have this really cool new lense so I wanted to try it out but I took so many pictures I lost the start of that race for the most part… But we followed everyone to windward as they angled for the best position at the windward mark, which turned out to be the Nunn off of Fort Adams.. ( I originally thought it was a dropped Orange triangle closer to Goat Island)

We followed the fleet up to the mark and then enjoyed the mark rounding and the transition to spinnakers.. I had several people on my boat who had never experienced watching a race so it was fun to give us a good position to watch from.

Just to be clear – That’s NOT ME haha But he looked really confused – Running over the leader of the race with your power boat probably isn’t a good idea

In Race two this fishing vessel was being driven through the channel by someone who obviously had no fucking clue about the fact that the entire fleet was bearing down on the windward mark.. he proceeded to attempt to give way which I suppose was honorable but there were so many sailboats I think they absolutely had no idea what to do.. Having given way to the leaders and then following them into the course there were like ten more on their way.. He finally gave up and floored it to get out of the way.. It would have been very amusing actually if he hadn’t created this 4 foot wake heading straight for the rest of the fleet… I’m just guessing but it’s my bet folks will be talking about that Rae for at least a few months before the next power boat unwittingly drives thru the race…

Um – Fuck it let’s just get the hell out of the way…

Thanks to the fleet for a good couple of races… My clients, many of whom had never been out on the water before enjoyed my play by play of the situation .. AND I took a lot of pictures…