07/11/17 12:00pm
Commodore Pete Bethge of the Menantic Yacht Club looking down the start line 30 seconds before the start of a July 2 race on West Neck Harbor.

COURTESY PHOTO Commodore Pete Bethge of the Menantic Yacht Club looking down the start line 30 seconds before the start of a July 2 race on West Neck Harbor.

The Menantic Yacht Club (MYC) held its first Sunfish race of the 2017 season on Sunday, July 2 in West Neck Harbor.

Mother Nature was at her best with plenty of sunshine and wind that built steadily all afternoon, blowing between 4 and 10 knots from the west. It was gusty and quite squirrely, which made for fun rounding the upwind mark. There were a number of flips and some crashes; one caused extensive damage and one involved the boom of one sailor hitting the head of another sailor with a sound heard ‘round the world. (more…)