Bonjolea II wins Offshore Race – Skippers Choice #2
The weather conditions were perfect for the second Skippers Choice, Offshore Race on Saturday, April 8. With 10 knots of trade winds and sunny skies overhead the skippers agreed to race out to the “Z” buoy and back.
The start area had Bonjolea II, Speedy, Trinity, and Fast Company, along with the canoes from the local canoe club, enjoying a day on the water. The self-start race began promptly at 10 a.m. with the boats leaving the harbor on a broad reach to the buoy 5.5 nm away. Fast Company broke away from the group to practice for the upcoming Lipton Cup.
Speedy set her spinnaker while Trinity and Bonjolea II sailed conservatively due to the absence of regular crew members. The boats rounded the fish aggregator buoy as fishermen looked on wondering why everyone was in such a hurry. The reach back had Bonjolea II in the lead finishing 70 seconds ahead (1:49:50 corr.) of Speedy (1:51:00 corr.). Trinity finished third with a corrected time of 1:59:32.