The votes are in and the HR department has finally finished tallying them…it’s time to announce the best and worst list from 2008.

1. Best Regatta Party: Governor’s Cup, St. Mary’s College

The fact that we were staying in a college dorm helped lock in the number 1 position for this party.

2. Best Overall Weather: Opera House Cup, Nantucket

It doesn’t get much better than this, and Windcheck Magazine thought so as well…this photo made the cover.

3. Best Wind: American YC Spring Series, Week 1

Not just wind, but current-on-wind in an Easterly on LIS.

4. Best Digs During a Regatta: The “The Mount Gay Room” at the Screwpile

5. Best New Product: limited edition fine art photos

1. Longest day without wind: V15 Nationals, take 1

Hanging out alone in an 11′ dinghy for four hours is not as glamorous as it sounds.

2. Longest dinghy ride to event: Charleston Race Week

Newport to Bermuda was a close second with a max distance offshore of only 9 miles for Allen…

3. Most over-complicated logistical weekend: Annapolis – Rye, NY – Annapolis, May 2008

Our rig averages 10 mpg.

4. Biggest Carnage: American Spring Series, Week 1

5. Best storm sky: Screwpile, Solomons Island, MD

2008 was a great year on the water and we look forward to kicking off 2009’s adventures with Key West Race Week later this month.