2007 Little Brown Jug sailboat race, Stillhouse Hollow, Texas

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The Little Brown Jug race was fun in 2007. 7 boats entered, from a Sunfish up to keelboats. Dusty, son Devin, and brother Josh crewed for me on the Flying Scot, and we barely beat Steve Wesson in his Sunfish for first place, less thann a minute apart after the hour and a half race. The wind was very good, mostly from 12 to 20 mph, and some reefed their mains before the race started. Melanie Benson led for most of the race in her Cal 22, we finally got by her at the last windward mark and she won 3rd place.

I was glad we had a full crew of 4, it really helped with the high wind. Devin at age 6 was my youngest crew in a race so far, and he was very good. He bailed the boat and kept us thinking with his questions.

Alison filmed the start from the beach, her doctors still won't let her race but she is doing much better. It looks like Steve Wesson went from 4th at the start to first before reaching Buoy B, we had a poor start and followed in 5th. It took us all the way to Buoy E to get into 2nd, then we chased Melanie for what seemed like ages. She is fast. We finally broke out the camera for the last downwind leg, and took some pics of some racers heading for the finish line. We enjoyed snacks and drinks on the dock afterwards and a fish dinner at the marina.

This video was taken with the Panasonic PV-GS35

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David Luckenbach and crew took 1st in his Flying Scot

Steve Wesson, Sunfish, 2nd place

Melanie Benson, Cal 22, 3rd place