Big Breeze and Long Nights SpinSheet Racing Roundup August 4-6

August 4-6: Big breeze and long nights! Here’s your SpinSheet Racing Roundup for the weekend of August 4-6.

Governor's Cup photos by Al Schreitmueller/ SpinSheet racing roundup august 4-6

Governor’s Cup Yacht Race

Can you say big breeze on the nose? The 117 competitors who participated in the 70-mile (for the Annapolis to St. Mary’s leg) and 46-mile (for Potomac and Fishing Bay to St. Mary’s legs) Governor’s Cup were to busy beating in fresh to strong breeze down the Bay to utter such foolishness as “there’s no wind in August.”

Here are top three results and photos by Al Schreitmueller. FIND THE FULL PHOTO GALLERY HERE.

Photo by Al Schreitmueller/ SpinSheet racing roundup august 4-6

ORC (ORC - 9 Boats)

1. Kurranulla (ORC), USA38007, Stuart Jones - 1 ; 1

2. Stylo (ORC), usa32245, Cliff Stagg - 2 ; 2

3. Crocodile (ORC), USA61150, Scott Ward - 3 ; 3

CRCA - ORR - Racer Cruiser (ORR - 3 Boats)

1. Serenity, USA99645, Frank McGowan - 1 ; 1

2. Rendezvous, 53366, Rodger Carter - 2 ; 2

Photo by Al Schreitmueller/ SpinSheet racing roundup August 4-6

CRCA - ORR - Cruiser (ORR - 8 Boats)

1. Moonlight Sail, 52773, Marshall Steele - 1 ; 1

2. Amelia, 93033, Myles Brager - 2 ; 2

3. Shuang Hsi, USA176, Joe Cummings - 3 ; 3

Photo by Al Schreitmueller/ SpinSheet racing roundup August 4-6

PHRF - A0 (PHRF - 3 Boats)

1. Crocodile, USA61150, Scott Ward - 1 ; 1

2. Jeroboam, USA61017, Laurent Givry - 2 ; 2

3. Endorphin, USA157, Erik Wulff - 3 ; 3

PHRF - A1 (PHRF - 9 Boats)

1. SqueeZeplay, USA52240, Gregg Brinegar - 1 ; 1

2. Kurranulla, USA38007, Stuart Jones - 2 ; 2

3. Pursuit, USA23798, Norman Dawley - 3 ; 3

Photo by Al Schreitmueller/ SpinSheet racing roundup August 4-6

PHRF - A2 (PHRF - 18 Boats)

1. Lady Grey, USA679, Joe Laun - 1 ; 1

2. Stylo, usa32245, Cliff Stagg - 2 ; 2

3. Delirium, USA22, David McCullough - 3 ; 3

PHRF - B (PHRF - 9 Boats)

1. Nicole, USA2021, Tom Campbell - 1 ; 1

2. Incommunicado, 83350, Tracey / Polk - 2 ; 2

3. Jazz, 34570, Brett Cureton - 3 ; 3

Photo by Al Schreitmueller/ SpinSheet racing roundup August 4-6

PHRF - C (PHRF - 7 Boats)

1. Vivace, USA63230, Stanley Wujcik - 1 ; 1

2. ZigZag, USA93662, Edward Rodier - 2 ; 2

3. Victoria, 53588, Mark Maiocco - 3 ; 3

PHRF - N (PHRF - 8 Boats)

1. Irestu, 2511, Jeff Jeffries - 1 ; 1

2. Arctic Tern, 93644, Barney Feist - 2 ; 2

3. Touche, USA53462, Robert Dickey - 3 ; 3

Photo by Al Schreitmueller/ SpinSheet racing roundup August 4-6

CRCA - ARC (PHRF - 6 Boats)

1. imari, 36, Jimmy Doyle - 1 ; 1

2. Cefalu, 129, Kyle and Stefanie Potts - 2 ; 2

3. If..., 330, Greig Mitchell - 3 ; 3

CHESSS (PHRF - 8 Boats)

1. Dirigo, USA32624, Eric M. Johnson - 1 ; 1

2. Dianthus, 43868, David Tabor - 2 ; 2

3. Red Sky, 102, Douglas Ellmore, Sr. - 3 ; 3

Multihull A (ToT - 7 Boats)

1. OrgaZmatron, USA131, Josh Colwell - 1 ; 1

2. Sundog, USA14, William Ward - 2 ; 2

3. Temple of the Wind, 27042, Douglas Dykman - 3 ; 3

The Dove at the finish line at the Governor's Cup 2017. Photo by Toni Knisley racing roundup august 4-6

Multihull B (ToT - 4 Boats)

1. Flipper, 3, John Wayshner - 1 ; 1

2. Osprey, USA1000, Doug Palmer - 5 ; 5

3. Gemini, USA528, Jere & Lloyd Glover - 5 ; 5

PHRF - N (PHRF - 4 Boats)

1. Makai, 58, Scott Ruff - 1 ; 1

2. Red Rover, 83325, Vaughan Mairs - 2 ; 2

3. Seeker, SC 53-1, David Skidmore - 3 ; 3

PHRF - N (PHRF - 10 Boats)

1. WHAT BOAT, 60257, WOODY MORRIS - 1 ; 1

2. Look Close, 205, Robert Ballard - 2 ; 2

3. Evergreen, USA93406, Bob Donaldson - 3 ; 3

PHRF - Spinnaker (PHRF - 4 Boats)

1. Dark Star, 43372, Doug Savage - 1 ; 1

2. Blow'viate, USA1768, samuel mcguire - 2 ; 2

3. zoomee, usa41561, jim holley - 3 ; 3

FIND FULL RESULTS HERE.
FIND THE FULL PHOTO GALLERY HERE.

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Southern Bay Scoop

We get most of our racing news from the Southern Bay from SpinSheet contributor Lin McCarthy, who’s most well-known as a race volunteer extraordinare and the author of the weekly Southern Bay Racing News You Can Use (SBRNYCU).

If you’re not already on her list, To SUBSCRIBE, send an email to mcbear@earthlink.net, put SBRNYCU on the subject line, give your name, and say, "Sign me up!" SBRNYCU is free. Here's what LIn sent this morning:

PLANTATION LIGHT RACE

As night time distance races go, this one was memorable for what did not happen. From Saturday evening between 7 and 7:20 into the wee hours of Sunday morning there were not thunderstorms, no big ships blowing 5 blasts, no wild and wooly winds and seas. 

The mouth of the Chesapeake was as lovely as it gets in the summertime.Among the 13 boats there were some equipment failures, a tenacious crab pot, and a navigation mistake which caused individual retirements, but, other than that, the 2017 Plantation Light Race was in the books when the last boat to cross the finish line did so around 4:30 AM Sunday. 

RESULTS:

PHRF A (5 boats) 1.Ian Hill, Sitella; 2.Jim Bordeaux, Solstice; 3.Neil and Lis Ford, Danger Paws

PHRF C (3 boats) 1.Alan Bomar, Roundabout; 2.Ben Cuker, Callinectes; 3.Jeff Rogers, Halaha

PHRF Non-Spin (5 boats) 1.Jay Thompson, Restless; 2.Bill Ripley, Obsession

Principal Race Officer – Bob Thomas.

VIRGINIA GOVERNORS CUP: 

Trent Levy wins the Virginia Governors Cup.  Trent picked up the Cup by winning the largest fleet in the regatta.  There were 14 Laser Radials racing at Ware River this past weekend.  Eight classes were represented: Albacore (4), Buccaneer (3), Laser Radial (14), Hampton One Designs (8), Laser (2), Wayfarer (3), Windmill (2), Mutineer (1), and a Portsmouth handicap class (4). 

In addition to Trent Levy (Laser Radial winner) class winners included: Marty and John Minot (Albacore); Jimmy Yurko and Evan Scott (Buccaneer); Montague and Montague (Hampton One-Design); Frank Paldin (Laser); Richard Johnson and Michelle Parish (Wayfarer); Frank Murphy and Chris Kennedy (Windmill); Scott Bush and Billy Lancaster (Mutineer); and, the Portsmouth class was won by John Meyer in a Sunfish.    

The Congressman’s Cup is awarded each year to a participant who exhibits exceptional sportsmanship qualities and fosters an exceptional spirit of sailingEvent Chairman, Clayton James said, “This year the Congressman’s Cup was awarded to Joel & Kristin Morgan from Richmond, VA. Joel and Kristin sacrificed life and limb as they helped rescue another non-regatta boat from sinking and safely managed to get the boat a crew back to shore. Their heroism was recognized by the entirety of the regatta participants during the awards ceremony.”  

In addition to the adult classes racing, nineteen Optimist racers were at the Virginia Governors Cup.  Guthrie Braun finished first overall in the Opti Fleet and was awarded the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce Trophy. Ware River Yacht Club hosted this annual event.