June 23, 2012: The Herreshoff fleet began the race with a start just outside of the mooring field, with a nice 6 knot westerly breeze and a strong flooding tide. A strong lead was achieved by the Clark’s early due to an impressive port tack start. The windward mark was set in Pipes Cove, off of the point to ensure a steady breeze. Two laps were completed in the channel race, with a total distance of exactly 5 miles sailed by the fleet of 16. The top five finishers were: In fifth, Harry and Peg DiOrio; fourth, Susan and Bruce Brewer; third, Jeff and Holly Bresnahan; second, Angus McCauley and Chloe; and in first place, Denny and Ellen Clark.