Mudheads Do It Again!

photos by Josie Kapral


The Mystic River Mudheads handed out the Mudhead Benefit Regatta Sailing Instructions to the tunes of some great Blues and Rock N Roll. In its 5th year, the Racer’s Jam has become a fun staple of the weekend – all in support of Center for Hospice Care.
The Racer’s Jam, under the tent at Mystic Shipyard, brought appearances from many talented Mudheads including: Bob Austin-LaFrance (guitar/vocals), Mike LaChance (bass), Bruce Harvey (harmonica), Sean Burridge (drums), Toby Halsey (guitar), Jonathan “Sledge” Smith (guitar), Goffe Briggs (harmonica/vocals) and special guest, Chris Leigh on guitar and vocals. Leigh is the co-founder of the Mystic Blues Festival and lead guitarist for Eight to the Bar. Additional special appearances by Bob Davis founder of Sails Up 4 Cancer; and Frank Murphy, current Mudhead Commodore on their rendition of the Rolling Stones’ Sympathy For The Devil.
The Mudheads formed in 1976 to help promote their cause – sail boat racing and camaraderie. They have grown into arguably the most active racing fleet in the Northeast. Their mission: promote camaraderie and fun among members by encouraging competitive sailing, managing quality races, fostering member participation in racing at all levels, and hosting memorable social events.
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