“There were crazy wind shifts,” Bradshaw said. “We had been in first or second place, but coming into the first mark, we were dead last. At the very last, the wind got really squirrelly and shifted almost 180 degrees and then shifted again almost 180 degrees.”
Bradshaw and Vlasta ended up taking second place in the 60th Annual Admiral Farragut Regatta at the Concord Yacht Club — not bad considering how far behind they were.
“It was just luck,” Bradshaw said.
The regatta took place Saturday and Sunday, May 6-7, with two races each day.
On Sunday morning, Tom Hudson and R.G. Smithson were on the lake early to get a feel for the wind as they decided where to place floating markers that would outline the course.