7 — Number of boats that participated in the 2011/12 SBYA Sailmonster BOTY Series: Race No. 8 May 13, at Sarasota Sailing Squadron.
14:32:00 — Non-spinnaker first-place winner’s finish time made by boat “Y Knot” skippered by Patrick Trovatore in the 2011/12 SBYA Sailmonster BOTY Series: Race No. 8 May 13, at Sarasota Sailing Squadron.
20 seconds — The second-place non-spinnaker boat “Solitude,” captained by David Wilson, finished just 20 seconds behind the first-place boat in the 2011/12 SBYA Sailmonster BOTY Series: Race No. 8 May 13, at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron.
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Hat's off to Dee Pelton, volunteers
Dee Pelton held a luncheon that will be tough to top.
Youth sailors descend on City Island
Approximately 250 people hit the water Saturday, April 20 through Sunday, April 21, for Sailfest. The regatta, Sarasota Youth Sailing's biggest fundraiser of the year, included four classes of competition — Optimus, 420, Laser and Multi-hull — and a barbecue feast.
Book club sunsets for the season
The Sunset Beach Book Club, in its 10th year, ended this season with a luncheon and discussion of the book “Gone Girl,” by Gillian Flynn, April 18, at Lazy Lobster. Discussion moderator was Ricki Carroll. Together, the group read five books this season.