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Sailing Race June 1st

The Dataw Island Yacht Club (DIYC) Sailing Fleet held a race yesterday in excellent sailing conditions. The race started at the Dataw Island Marina, sailed down the Morgan River to the entrance of Village Creek then returned to the marina for the finish. Six boats raced in 15 knot winds with gusts up 20 knots, and waves that approached 4 feet.

All boats sailed very well. These pictures show the Race Committee, Jerry Hubbard, David Hubbard, and Skip Hoyt, as they are going through the starting sequence; and the boats tightly bunched at the start.

In a closely contested race the order of finish was:

1st – Scott Johnson 107.01 min
2nd – Jack Shaughnessy 107.84 min
3rd – Greg Shymske & John McShane 110.88 min
4th Rick Brown 113.70 min
5th Russ Gore 122.38 min
6th Kelly Duncan 122.63 minutes.

It’s great to be having our sailing races at the marina again!

Roy Crocker, Sailing Fleet Captain

Dataw Marina

Just outside of Historic Beaufort, South Carolina and minutes from the ICW, Dataw Island Marina is located at the north end of Dataw Island, and is considered the “second gateway” to this private island community of nearly 900 homes. The Dataw Island Marina offers a full service boatyard and is able to haul boats up to 50 tons. Featuring two championship golf courses, a tennis facility recognized as one of the nation’s most outstanding by the USTA, gorgeous croquet lawns, bocce courts, a kayak launch, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and more, Dataw Island draws residents primarily from the Northeast, Midwest, and West who are seeking an active lifestyle in beautiful surrounds.

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