Last Thursday, the skies were sunny blue and clear as hundreds of children came with their boats to take part in the Hingham Bay Junior Regatta at Hingham Yacht Club.
In the event OPTI and 420 class boats participated. The boats lined up at the docks at the yacht club children adjusting their lines and rigging their sails. Before starting to sail, participant children covered their faces with sun block and zinc and checked the life vest carefully. Among the all, there was the tiniest sailors, who ate candy and played with kazoos. And then with complete preparation, the teams started sailing with their strategy and navigating the courses.
After completing the race, the crew members shared their experience and said we are really happy. One of the participants Tom Roger, who is 14 years now said “I am very excited,” Tom rigged his 420 boat. “This is the fifth time I have participated in this race I have been in the championship, since the time I was three years sailing. I have done well and hope to do well in the coming races as well.”
Another participant Marcia Ross, who is from the green fleet OPTI committee shared her experience and said, “The race was a real fun and we had that. As a fun mark, we have plenty of green candies.”
Though everyone looked relaxed and enthusiastic about the race before it begins and once it started, there was a seriousness among all the sailors. All the sailors started the race with a focused approach and their crews navigated the light winds on their course, register wins. The sailors with green fleet had the sailing fun around the pink flamingo, a white swan float and a red parrot as their markers.