33 Results for author: Nelson Habecker

End Of Season And Mary Schmidt Romps

The final day of racing and everything went well until the first race was underway. It was at the leeward mark that Jay pitch poled with Jonathan right behind him. As luck would have it Jay’s rudder came down over Jonathan’s boom and the two were hitched. After a short honeymoon I was sent to handle the divorce ... More

Mary Schmidt Makes Light Of All Other Racers

The one thing I realized yesterday was that for most of the day Mary was walking up and down the dock in the opposite direction from everyone else. That meant that while everyone else was fetching the windward mark Mary was already fetching the leeward mark. “Great sailing Mary”. She managed to score 5 bullets and ... More


Just as forecasted the rain clouds retreated and the sun broke through occasionally for our afternoon of racing. With everyone using “C” sails it was not uncommon to see boats pitch poling when trying to fetch the leeward mark. After having to rescue two boats hung up on the other side of the dock due to the strong ... More

The Schmidts Rule Day One At Holiday Harbor Venue

We reeled off 7 races on Sunday afternoon at Holiday Harbor and Mary Schmidt won four of them. Following close behind her was Gary Schmidt with two wins, three seconds and two thirds. The only other race was won by Bill Schmidt. As one might expect Mary is leading in the Frostbite Series, Gary is running second and Bill ... More

Anne Lambert Wins Top Award On Sailor’s Nite

And… it led us to another Great Night of celebration– We closed the 2015 Sailing Year in Style once again. “CONGRATULATIONS ANNE” Anne Lambert was able to hold off Jay Niggli by 7 points to win the Overall High Point Series for 2015. Her commitment to racing and attendance was unmatched. The evening was ... More

Captain Morgan Challenge

Sunday afternoon we had a Captain Morgan Challenge Race Series which consisted of 2 hours of racing for Captain Morgan Prizes. The races were not counted in the Fall Series but the format was worth it to Mary Schmidt. Here’s the way it worked... We had 2 hours to get in as many races as possible. Win 1 race and ... More

B Sail Winds Week 7 Fall Series

I had ordered up an eight to ten knot wind out of the south for our week seven racing event and as usual that’s what we got. Jonathan Gorbold, who was acting PRO, managed to rip off 5 bullets on an eight race card. (Even extra duties doesn’t seem to slow him down). Mary Schmidt managed 2 bullets after taking the ... More

Buffalo Wins First Game & Gary Wins First Race

Sunday September 13th Gary Schmidt unveiled his fall Bills mascot boat for the remainder of the year. After watching the Bills win their first game of the season, as luck would have it, in the water it went and never looked back in race one. In total there were five races and five different winners. I believe that the ... More