2021 Junior Sail Scorpion Bowl

Last Wednesday to Friday, July 21st to 23rd, 2021, you might have noticed that the Hull Yacht Club was filled with a record number of Opti’s and 420’s. After taking a year off due to Covid19 restrictions, the Jr. Scorpion Bowl was back and bigger than ever!  A record 72 Opti’s and 42 420’s participated! A total of 156 Junior sailors spent two beautiful days sailing. More than 34 of our own Hull Yacht Club Jr sailors acted as wonderful hosts to sailors from Cohasset, Hingham, Scituate, Squantum, and Winthrop. Hull also boasted some trophy winners. 420’s Ella O and Henry B took 3rd place in the 420 Green line and in the Opti Champ line , Grace N took 2nd place and on the Opti Green line Kai B, Stellan K, and Leo G, all received trophies. Elizabeth Naylor was proud to present one of two sportsmanship awards to Hull sailor Grace K. In addition to the great time sailing, everyone enjoyed fellowship on the porch and on the lawn.  

The Jr. Sailing Board and Chairs Lanny Day, Jason Frady, and Amy Hyde have a big list to thank. Without the hard work of each and every one of these fine folks the Scorpion Bowl would not have been such a success. At the top of the list is our steward Sue and the launch drivers. We really appreciate all the extra work they put in with the influx of sailors, parents, and boats. We’d also like to thank the members of the yacht club as we know that at times it was a bit of a challenge to move around the parking lot, the dock, the porch, and the ballroom. Thank you to our wonderful Program Director Elizabeth Naylor and our enthusiastic instructors, Jillian, Henri, Emily, Julia, and Ted. The time you spend each and every day shows in so many ways. The HYC Jr. sailing program is one of the best! 

The following folks helped run the land side of the Scorpion Bowl regatta: Renee & Steve Kiley, Julie Struzziery Gordon, Kate Richardsson, Tara Grosso, Laurie McDowell, Stacy Shapiro, Dee Cogill, Kristina Colbert Lourie, Andy Kurtz, Samantha Woods, Deborah, Emily, and Reese Irby, Megan Castro, Alexis Levitt, Lindsey Quezada, Patrick Hnath, Nicholas Orem, Jackie Kilroe, Nancy O’Connor, Lanny Day, Amy Hyde and David Clinton. On the water we had: Andrew Shine, Anita Shine, Ken Shine, John Alexander, Neil and Lindsey Buchleitner, Steve Hurley, Bill Bradford, Mary Schultz, Ed Zalewski, Tom Monti, Dan Sullivan, Charlie and Thomas O’Connor, Josh Roth, Jason Frady and Sue Epstein. Gill and Sail One Design Yarmouth donated some wonderful items to raffle. Additionally two local ice cream shops FrostBite and Scoops donated ice cream to all our sailors. If you stop in to either place for an ice cream this summer, please thank them for their generosity. 

Thank you again to all our sailors and their families for making the Scorpion Bowl such an amazing success. I look forward to next year! - Amy Hyde