Atwood Harvest Moon 2022 (LEFS)
Atwood Lake in Sherrodsville, OH
Jesse, Nicole, Finn and Evelyn Shedden
Mark Hess and Curtis Hannah
Jack and Kathy Finefrock, Alan Roth
Basic Regatta Notes
The Harvest Moon regatta is inland lake sailing at its finest. It’s the kind of place where the smart move is to sail so close to the shoreline that you might hit your board on the ground or your mast in the branches. We had four races on Saturday in 5-10 and shared the course with the MC Scow fleet. Races were WL 3 laps, which left room for lots of lead changes. After racing we hit the pool, had a great dinner and then enjoyed dancing to music DJ’ed by Atwood’s Vice Commodore. Rain in the area kept the breeze away Sunday morning, so there was no racing. Bobby Sessions, winner of the 2021 Harvest Moon, presented the perpetual trophy — an Atwood Yacht Club Main Sail Ale growler — to the Shedden family.
Clean Regatta Notes
This was Atwood’s first year having a clean regatta. They always use reusable plates and silverware for meals, but this year they reduced the packaging for the boxed lunches, asked people to bring their own cups, and bought paper straws. They also gave away glassware as trophies and encouraged sailors to use them as their refillable cup next year!