Nick DeCosta and Reed Gaglio in Pepto. * Photo supplied
Nick DeCosta and Reed Gaglio in Pepto. * Photo supplied

By Don Burgess 
dburgess@bermudasun.bm
Andrew and Robert Percy had the fastest elapsed time in the Seagull Race last Saturday. The pair crossed the finish line near Spanish Point Boat Club in three hours and 22 minutes to win the Gray Cup.
Legless, with Michael Smith as captain and crew Chris Farrow, won the Prop Spring Trophy for being the first boat across the line with a prop spring and stock engine. 
Smith and Farrow also won for best all-dressed boat. 
Martine Purssell, treasurer of SPBC, said: “What a great day. I would like to thank all that participated, helped, donated prizes, crashboated, hosted the race, but a big thank you goes to Heineken/Burrows Lightbourn for supporting the race and also to Rubis Shell for supporting the crash boat.
 “As a result of their help — I would like to announce that I have worked out that we can donate $5,250 to the Diabetes Association this year.
Purssell added: “We thought the most exciting finish was going to be the Sports G1 class between Allotafagina and Dixie —it was very close — but the ladies managed to pull ahead and stay there.” 
He said it was a was a neck a neck drive for the finish line between Musty Crussell and Thirsty for second in E1B Class. 
“The crews were lying low and trying to bounce their way forward. The crowd were yelling, but the crew of Bert (Finnerty) and Michael (Stevens) managed to get their prow over the finish line seconds before Chris (Malpas) and Art (Garcia) could.”
Jennifer Doe and Jennifer Kempe won the award for the best dressed captain and crew. Some of the other awards went to: Jacklyn Michael for Family Tree being the first boat to break down, 
Mark Whayman’s Chiquita for being the first to it a crash boat and Sean Pitcher’s No Name for being the last boat across the line. 
Nancy and Alex Stevens in Calming Influence were the first all-women crew to finish the race.
Peter Moran aboard Mully won the Flybridge Fishing Challenge for the heaviest fish caught. n

Andrew and Robert Percy had the fastest elapsed time in the Seagull Race last Saturday. The pair crossed the finish line near Spanish Point Boat Club in three hours and 22 minutes to win the Gray Cup.

Legless, with Michael Smith as captain and crew Chris Farrow, won the Prop Spring Trophy for being the first boat across the line with a prop spring and stock engine.

Smith and Farrow also won for best all-dressed boat.

Martine Purssell, treasurer of SPBC, said: “What a great day. I would like to thank all that participated, helped, donated prizes, crashboated, hosted the race, but a big thank you goes to Heineken/Burrows Lightbourn for supporting the race and also to Rubis Shell for supporting the crash boat.

 “As a result of their help — I would like to announce that I have worked out that we can donate $5,250 to the Diabetes Association this year.

Purssell added: “We thought the most exciting finish was going to be the Sports G1 class between Allotafagina and Dixie —it was very close — but the ladies managed to pull ahead and stay there.”

He said it was a was a neck a neck drive for the finish line between Musty Crussell and Thirsty for second in E1B Class.

“The crews were lying low and trying to bounce their way forward. The crowd were yelling, but the crew of Bert (Finnerty) and Michael (Stevens) managed to get their prow over the finish line seconds before Chris (Malpas) and Art (Garcia) could.”

Jennifer Doe and Jennifer Kempe won the award for the best dressed captain and crew. Some of the other awards went to: Jacklyn Michael for Family Tree being the first boat to break down,

Mark Whayman’s Chiquita for being the first to it a crash boat and Sean Pitcher’s No Name for being the last boat across the line.

Nancy and Alex Stevens in Calming Influence were the first all-women crew to finish the race.

Peter Moran aboard Mully won the Flybridge Fishing Challenge for the heaviest fish caught.