Team Snarky striped bass carcass Rally Flag 2013

Team Snarky striped bass carcass Rally Flag 2013

The only thing we expected about his year’s Archipelago Rally was having a fantastic time on the water. The unexpected was the icing on the cake at Quonochontaug Pond with aqua marine colored water and white sand shoals the size of football fields, there was a lot of walking of boats and damaged rudders and centerboards but nothing could dampen the Rally spirit!

Tim and Benjamin Fallon 2013 Archipelago Rally

Tim and Benjamin Fallon 2013 Archipelago Rally

The highlights this year weren’t that there were 35 craft and more than 40 kids sailing or that the breeze and bright sun made for a spectacular venue. I would say the main takeaway was the fact that two young girls were second and third and that a windsurfer won for the first time in the eight year history of the event. The third place girl miraculously has placed in the top five each time she has competed! We tell everyone, it is impossible to plan on winning the Archipelago Rally. Just ask new;y anointed head of sales for North Sails, Kimo Worthington who was on his way to a top three finish before hitting a shoal. He wound up steering the boat to the finish with his legs hanging off the transom while Bridget Murphy trimmed the sail on their wooden Penguin dinghy.

Hambletons in Dyer around the rock with the Collins fam in the Mirror "Dark Knight"

Hambletons in Dyer around the rock with the Collins fam in the Mirror “Dark Knight”

There are many more fun facts and I will send a report to the online media folks. For now, enjoy the links to the pictures and Annie Tuthill’s fabulous film (she has yet to miss a rally and her father drove to Vermont to pick her up from school just for the Rally). And finally, HUGE thank you to not just all the volunteers but to Mike Mills of Jamestown Distributors (who also took some great shots here) and their Total Boat line of products, and Mike Sarnowski of Mad Athlete, they both had all their children sailing.

Rally on!

Rally fleet at Quonny Pond 2013

Rally fleet at Quonny Pond 2013

Special Awards:

Broken Head Perpetual (first place): Will Tuthill, Mistral Windsurfer

Last Place: Matt Gineo, Crosby Fast Cat

Lonely Loon: Rush and River Hambleton

Furthest Traveled: Ray Garcia, Zef, Babylon, NY

First All Family: Tim, Karen, Benjamin (2) and Jamie (2 months) Fallon, Beetle Cat

Vintage Rallier: Adam Walsh, McCaffery-built Peapod Sailing Dory

Rally-2013-final-results

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