Lin McCarthy on Monday June 18, 2012 09:39AM
AFTERTHOUGHT, GOIN’, SCHIEHALLION, and LAST BOAT III take firsts in fleets for Cut Channel Race. It was a wild and wooly 28 mile long race Saturday. Boats reported winds mostly at 20 knots and seas at 3-4 feet. The Cut Channel is the first race of the Fishing Bay Yacht Club Long Distance Series. Fifteen (15) hearty skippers and crew ventured out, Results: PHRF A (4 boats): 1.Craig Wright, Afterthought; 2.Catherine Clark, Corryvreckan. PHRF B (6 boats): 1.Dennis Hannick, Goin’; 2.Bob Fleck, Mad Hatter; 3.Miles Booth, Shenanigan. PHRF C (3 boats): 1.Brad Miller, Schiehallion; 2.Russ Collins, Morningtide. PHRF Non-Spinnaker (2 boats): 1.Frank Murphy, Last Boat III. Race Chairman – Noel Clinard
14th ANNUAL SOUTHERN CHESAPEAKE LEUKEMIA CUP REGATTA – July 6 -8 – supported by and for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. There is PHRF racing, one-design racing and provision for a large contingent of Classic and Cruising Class boats to race. Online entry and info is available at http://www.leukemiacup.org/va or by contacting Carolyn Schmalenberger at (804) 776-9211 email@example.com or Judy Buis at (804) 725-0218 or firstname.lastname@example.org Racing takes place in the Bay off Stingray Point (Deltaville area). It’s all for a good cause and there are good shore side happenings, in addition to all the racing. Get yourself entered!
25th Annual C. I. Race - There was wind, there was sunshine, and there were 78 boats filled with skippers and crew who actually raced, and, what’s more, 73 finished. The northeast breeze in the mid to high teens provided great conditions for this race out the Elizabeth River and back to the finish line at the Portsmouth seawall. Historically, there is a dearth of wind for this event, although not so much since the date changed to mid-June. This, of course, is the event usually billed as the party interrupted by a race. Friday night was check-in (more than 100 entries were received) and party. Saturday night was awards and party. All good. No records are kept on who won the parties, but here are the top finishers in the fleets: Spinnaker A (4 boats): 1.Martin Casey, Bow Down; 2.Bob Mosby, Cyrano. Spinnaker B (8 boats): 1.Harry Tenney, Margarita; 2.Graham Field, Independence; 3.Brendan Savage, Tantrum. Spinnaker C (8 boats): 1.Steve Ritz, Excelsior; 2.Kevin Baum, Paramour; 3.John Wandling, Eclipse. Non-Spinnaker 1 (8 boats): 1.Leo Wardrup, Black Widow; 2.Walter Boatwright, Puff Card; 3.Larry Baun, Baserunner. Non-Spinnaker 2 (7 boats): 1.Bill Ripley, Obsession; 2.MD Riley, Turbo’s Tub; 3.Joe Butterfield, Yorgo’s Express. Cruising 1 (11 boats): 1.Larry Bryant, Whisper; 2.Doug Creecy, Zing; 3.Tempo. Cru 2 (14 boats): 1.Ken Nichols, St. Somewhere; 2.David Washbourne, Valcour; 3.Tom Edwards, Finns. Cru 3 (8 boats): 1.Doug Fohl, Whistler; 2.Bill Northington, Breezin’ Up; 3.Doug Ellis, Seaquest. Cru 4 (10 boats) 1.Roy Weisert, Arete; 2.Don Wade, Tom Cat; 3.Ronnie Triplett, Sundrop. Principal Race Officer – John Ritter.
SPLC update: Avoid late fee, enter by June 30. www.splc.us The Southern Bay Racers Brigade is forming for the trip up the Bay to Solomons, Maryland, for the SCREWPILE LIGHT HOUSE CHALLENGE (Racing July 15-17). Early on there are equal numbers of boats from Hampton Yacht Club and Fishing Bay Yacht Club. Pat & Jake Brodersen will bring their C&C 35, Midnight Mistress (think red crew shirts), Leroi Lissenden will be there in his classically classy Tripp 38, Voodoo 2, and Sledd Shelhorse will race his Farr 400, Meridian X – all sail out of Hampton YC. From Fishing Bay YC come Sam Mitchener in his J109, Double Eagle, Dennis Hannick in his Tripp 26, Goin’, and Miles Booth in his Tartan 10, Shenanigan. Dave Wilbar, will be racing Special K (J105) from Broad Bay Sailing Association. The late entry fee (additional $75) will kick in for any entry received after JUNE 30th, and noon on July 11th is the absolute deadline for all entries. Practice sound fiscal policies (and save your pesos for the post-race and post-post-race parties in Solomons)- get your entry in now!! Click on www.splc.us for the form and details – it’s easy to enter and the time is now.
COMING UP THIS WEEKEND:
June 22-24 Friday evening through Sunday TYPHOON NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTA – hosted by Rappahannock River Yacht Club, Irvington, VA. For info, to register, and to find answers to questions, please go to www.rryc.org Event Chairman, Ron Mihills and Principal Race Officer, John McCarthy.
June 23 Saturday THE HANBURY CUP – sponsored by the Christopher Newport Sailing Foundation for the benefit of the Euclid Hanbury Sailing Team at Christopher Newport University. Skippers Meeting is at 2:30pm at Hampton Yacht Club. First warning is at 3:30pm. PHRF A, B, and C fleets will compete for the Hanbury Cup; the Captain’s Cup will be awarded to the winner of the Collegiate Division. Entries are due by JUNE 20th. Bret Winters (757-722-5711) is the Principal Race Officer.
June 24 Sunday the Wolcott Memorial Regatta is at Norfolk Yacht & Country Club. This regatta is named for Edward W. Wolcott, who held multiple HOD National Championship titles, and who is roundly recognized as having been a benefactor to sailing and to the community. Hampton One-Design and Flying Juniors are invited to race. The Skipper’s meeting is at 9:45, first gun at 11:00. Registration and refreshments are compliments of the Wolcott Family. For information, please contact Eddie Wolcott at 757-434-7324 or email@example.com
When the tornado hit Hampton Yacht Club, SBRW 2012 regatta headquarters, on Friday, June 1, it took away the big party tent AND all the vendor and sponsor banners in the tent. One of the sailmakers (Baxter Sailmakers in Norfolk) reported that his banner has been found “. . . 1 ½ blocks away under a truck that had $10,000 of damage.” Let’s hope the truck owner does not blame the sailmaker’s banner for any of that damage!!
A phone call came from a SBRNYCU reader and long time friend who spends his days (and probably lots of nights) concerned about the Coast Guard Aids to Navigations program (ATON). Think sea buoys, day marks, nuns, lighthouses, lights, bells, whistles, gongs, etc. His nightmares most likely include an ocean full of these creatures, all silently moving toward shoals and beaches. He chuckled and said, “I see there’s a Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge, and I just want to say, ‘There certainly is . . . .[a challenge]!’ Screwpile lighthouses are not easy to maintain by any means.
From the Old Dominion University Alumni e-news (June 2012) comes an update on two ODU sailing team grads who are all set for the Olympics. Anna Tunnicliffe and Debbie Capozzi, along with crewmate Molly Vandemoer, will be sailing on the US Olympic Team, representing the USA in the Women’s Match Racing competition.
Please note: Page 84 of the 2012 CCV Racing Guide contains an erroneous statement as to Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup “Proceeds [being] donated to Wounded Warrior Project” . The error occurred during CCV publication procedures. While most certainly agree the WWP is a very worthy endeavor, the Leukemia Cup Regatta is for LLS research, education, and support of patients and families battling blood cancers.
IT’S ON! Special Event for J24 RACERS – HYC MATCH RACE CHALLENGE – July 28-29, 2012. This is two days of match racing in your own boat (J24) with your own crew! Fully umpired race matching – each boat races in each flight – no boat is eliminated early. Socials and awards included in entry fee. Lift, trailer storage, and rafting available at HYC – no charge. For info and entry forms, please go to www.hamptonyc.com and click on the MATCH RACE CHALLENGE logo (right side of page). For info and details, entry form, Notice of Race, entries to date, please contact Lin or John McCarthy at (757) 850-4225 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MURPHY'S LAW: This past weekend has been very WINDY on the southern Chesapeake. Yrs Truly, the Racing Beagle, would call it a not-so-bad, 3 day nor’easter. There were some “equipment failures” on the race courses, for example, it was reported that one mast came down during the C I Race, and negotiating starting lines was a bit dicey for some. Speaking of “equipment failures”, the Murphster has an appointment for a nip-and-tuck procedure – the wind stretched the beautiful beagle ears to where they are a trip hazard. Ah-oooooooooh! /S/ Murphy the Racing Beagle, the sailing spirit in us all.
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