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9/24/11: Ida May wins Second Place at Cambridge Skipjack Races

The Ida May won second place at the Cambridge Skipjack Races on 9/24/11 in a photo finish.  Captain John Price and the Ida May beat out Lawrence Murphy and the Thomas Clyde by a nose.  It was an exciting finish for the race and it was the culmination of six year's hard work.  The race day gave us light breezes, which favors our light and small boat.  The larger boats with more sail are faster than us, but in a light breeze, we have an advantage.   Many thanks to Capt. Harold Whitelock of the Kathryn, who let us use his jib sail for the race.  We had ripped ours beyond repair in the Deal Island Race and have yet to order a replacement.  I will be uploading video soon.  Also, here is a link to a slideshow of more pictures of the event, courtesy of the Nathan of Dorchester.

 

http://www.skipjack-nathan.org/photos_race.html

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