The Megansett knockabout fleet wrapped up the racing season on Labor Day weekend with the annual Frank McNulty single-handed race on Saturday, September 3, and the final series races on Sunday, September 4.
Conditions for the singlehanded race were less than ideal with just about zero wind as five boats “drifted” out of the harbor for the 9:30 AM start time. John Harvey was circling in Pure Bluff off Fiddlers Cove, trying to anticipate the wind direction and set a course to the drop mark he had placed “upwind” previously. What little wind there was, approximately out of the northeast, kept shifting left and right, making an upwind mark a moving target. A decision was made, with the consensus of the five skippers, to sail just one upwind leg to a finish. This would get the fleet back to the harbor and avoid a torturous downwind leg and then an equally torturous return to Megansett Harbor.