The 2006 ISSA North Americans was blessed with a large contingent of builders that were either starting or yet to start their Swifts and our first Aussie came up to take a look and get a feel for the boat. This was also our first regatta held with the Musto Performance Skiffs.
The practice days leading up to the racing were great and as always, most of the day would be spent around new boats that had not quite finished rigging. Mark White showed up with "Dances with Wind", probably one of the best looking boats I've ever seen. Robert Desmarais showed up "Raka".
The racing was close at the front of the pack. Kris Henderson showed his I14 form and was the class of the fleet, finishing the regatta with a well deserved win. Bram as usuall was also showing good form and was as close second. Robert Haper finished third through, if nothing else, cosistency and some conservative sailing. Ron Watt showed that given a little more time, he would be very hard to beat. Mark White and Steve Nichols traded off sailing "Dances with Wind" and at times, they showed they too will have what it takes. Rob Desmarais was doing well with his first time in a Swift. Keith Councell showed marked improvement over the first regatta.
Many thanks to all who made the jorney. Sorry for the lack of detail. I'm catching up almost two years too late and some of the details are foggy.