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Dolcefariente places first overall in ‘exciting, challenging’ Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta

Dolcefariente (right) passing Plowshares, placed first overall to claim the Virginia Spirit Trophy 2019.

Under gray skies and brisk winds, the Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta (HTSR), October 4-6 proved to be one of the most exciting, challenging even the best sailors to finish the two courses speedily and safely.

With winds gusting to 20 knots or more and resultant 2-3-foot waves, there were some race-related mishaps, with three boats towed in—Trilogy, ça va and Miss Daisy—by Rappahannock River Yacht Club (RRYC) boats and others with minor damage. Fortunately, there were only two minor injuries, reported RRYC news director Tom Wicks, a member of the 2019 HTSR committee.

There were also some new winners and strong finishers among the 91 entries…

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