Thirteen boats approached the line on Thursday evening in the regular week night edition of the HH harbor races. Facing a lowering fog and fading light, the fleet raced out to West Chop downwind, turned toward East Chop on a broad reach and beat back home.
The darkening sky silouetted the fleet as boats jockeyed at the start.
A pair of Morris 36s head downwind.
Avanti had its best showing of the summer, finishing 9th as part of a cluster of boats that crossed the finish line at red nun 6 all within 30 seconds of each other.
Avanti, whisker pole extended, as it headed toward the first mark.
As the final gun sounded, the fog and setting sun combined to throw a swirl of purples, gold and yellow across the western sky and draw a dramatic finish to the evening.
All photos by Frank Brunelle.