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Updated: 03/13/2014 02:59:26PM

Charlotte Harbor Regatta wraps up 5th event

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Sailors in the F18 class clear the starting line during the second race on Day Three of the 5th annual Charlotte Harbor Regatta. Ravi Parent and Sam Armington (right) of Sarasota captured the F18 class title, winning seven of 10 races over three days.

Charlotte Harbor Regatta photo by Brian Gleason

Joe Blouin (271) steers clear of other Sunfish sailors, including Donald Fritz (79403) and David Silverman (76380), manuevering around a gate during a race in Sunday's Charlotte Harbor Regatta. The Sunfish were competing in the Inaugural Will White Cup, won by Blouin over Silverman. For complete results and more photos, go to www.charlotteharborregatta com.

Ray Matuszak (24) leads Rick White (50) and Glen Chinnis (59) across the line at the start of a race during Sunday's action in the 5th annual Charlotte Harbor Regatta. White caught up with Matuszak and passed him for one of five bullets on his way to winning the class.

SUN PHOTO BY AL HEMINGWAY

Tom Ray readies the XL1, while Bob Hill makes final adjustments to the XL2, before heading out into the harbor Saturday, during Day Two of the fifth annual Charlotte Harbor Regatta, which continues today. For detailed race coverage, see Sports, page 1.

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CHARLOTTE HARBOR — At the awards ceremony capping off the 5th annual Charlotte Harbor Regatta, Joe Blouin accepted the trophy for winning the Inaugural Will White Cup, wrapped his arm around White and thanked him for everything the author of “The Sunfish Book” and producer of “The Sunfish Bible” has done for the Sunfish class and sailors everywhere.

Blouin topped David Silverman by five points over six races to win the silver cup. Sunfish Florida Peninsula Region Representative Chris Gates took third, two points behind Silverman.

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