Sail Cam-Isle 2015: The Results Are In

Every year, The Center for Wooden Boats invites proud owners of wood boats to sail, row, motor or tow them to the park for landside displays during a regatta for Pelican, Laser, El Toro and other small boats – wood or not – for two days of buoy racing on Saratoga Passage.

Following tradition, Sail Cam-Isle 2015 was recently held over the Labor Day Weekend. Activities included a daily crabbing derby with prizes for the largest crab caught that day, Pelican sailboat racing around a short course, and of course, toy boat building for the kiddos.

Saturday was a perfect day for sailing the Pelicans and crabbing, with sunny skies and enough wind to keep the sailing exciting. However, no one could seem to beat Cama Beach volunteer, Robert Kotovic, who expertly skippered his personal craft around the route. All in all, Saturday was a great day with five Pelicans, and even an El Toro, racing around the course. Unfortunately, Sunday morning brought fog and no wind.

The crab derby winners were:

  • member Loren Merriman, who brought in an 8” Dungeness crab,
  • and a young lad named Elliot, who won with a 7 5/16” crab. Elliot went away with a brand new CWB hat!

Since this was my first year at Cama Beach, we kept Cam-Isle small, but next year we will do it even bigger and better, and really have a great season ending celebration. If you are interested in participating next year, we could use volunteers and participants for the sailboat racing and racing committee.

A huge thank you to Marcia Campbell and Don Ripley for taking such great pictures and posting them to the CWB Cama Beach Facebook page!

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