07/04/13 - 5:27pm
Claiming first place for the first time in the Homer Yacht Club’s annual regatta was Capt. Ron Downing of Homer and his 28-foot Bristol Channel Cutter, Morning Star.
Saturday’s thick fog and Sunday’s lack of wind threw a couple of curve balls into the two-day event, adding to the excitement. Downing took it in stride, incorporating the conditions in his winning strategy.
“The first day everyone was lost in the fog and I happened to find the buoy,” he said of locating a marker others had difficulty finding on the northeast leg of the course.