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Spooks, Goblin & Crabs! Oh My!

Spooks, Goblin & Crabs!  Oh My!
October 24
11:16 2015

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Atlanta Yacht Club

On a crystal fall day with a 6 knot northerly breeze and temps hovering in the mid 70s, local knowledge seemed to be in play on the first day of Atlanta Yacht Club’s annual Snipe Halloween Regatta with local team Tarasa Davis/ Merrill Varn in the lead (with finishes of 1-2), holding a 6 point lead over locals Ian Elliott and Rita Fullick (4-5). Davis is fresh from claiming her first Snipe US Masters Championship.

Jacksonville’s Paul Abdullah and wife Marie (who’s an AYC member) were third with a 9-1 day. Sonya Smith and Steve Pickel of Annapolis were holding down 4th with a two point advantage over Atlantans Don Hackbarth and Connor Milam.

Sailors were welcomed off the water as usual with AYC’s famous hot buttered rum served under the pavilion located near the launching ramps.  Sailors then prepared for the annual Halloween Party, featuring costume contests and dancing into the night.

The Annapolis gang won the Halloween costume contest with their group themed “Annapolis Crab Boil” costume.  Let’s see someone top that next year!

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