2018 Annapolis Fall and ORC, Harbor Cup, J/70s, and More Racing

Two back-to-back weekends of racing madness

2018 Annapolis Fall and ORC Chesapeake Championship, Harbor Cup, J/70s, and more and more and more racing… This past weekend and next weekend are jam-packed with racing action on the Chesapeake. Here’s your racing roundup for the weekend of October 19-21.

STC Annapolis Fall and ORC Chesapeake Championship

Congratulations to Sandra Askew and her team on the C&C 30 Flying Jenny for winning the one-design division and C&C 30 East Coast Championships as well as Robin Team and his crew aboard Teamwork for proving victorious in the ORC Chesapeake Championship. Find full STC Annapolis Fall results here.

Find Will Keyworth’s photos from the Friday distance race start here.

Find Al Schreitmueller’s Saturday photos here.

West Marine J/70 Fall Brawl

Congratulations to Ray Wulff on Joint Custody for taking top honors at the West Marine J/70 Fall Brawl and East Coast Championship hosted by Eastport Yacht Club.

Find complete J/70 results here.

Find Al Schreitmueller’s Saturday photos here.

AYC Etchells and Stars

Congratulations to Elliot Oldak and Andy Noel in the Stars and to George Francisco/ Karl Anderson/ Ezra Culver in the Etchells for taking top honors at Annapolis Yacht Club's Lippincott Memorial Regatta. Find full AYC Stars and Etchells results here.

Find Al Schreitmueller’s Saturday photos here.

SSA Solings and J/24s

Congratulations to Andew Dize/ Matt Sturr/ Joe Hidalgo for winning in the Soling Fall Brawl over the weekend. Find full Solings results here.

Congratulations to Patrick FitzGerald/Kelly FitzGerald, Mike Coe, Meridith Jacob, Bill FitzGerald for winning the J/24 Fall Series. Find J/24 results here

Find Al Schreitmueller’s Saturday photos here.

BCYA Harbor Cup

Baltimore City Yacht Association hosted its Harbor Cup from Baltimore Light to Fells Point over the weekend. Find 2018 Harbor Cup results here.

Find photos by Mary Lees Gunther here.

505 East Coast Championships

Twenty five 505s from as far as the West Coast and Canada, and all up and down the East Coast came together for three days, October 19 - 21, of racing at West River Sailing Club for the 2018 505 East Coast Championships that was held in conjunction with the Annual Pumpkin Patch Regatta.

It was a diverse fleet consisting of everyone from high school sailors, to Olympians, to past world champions, from newbies to long time 505 sailors. Every evening during dinner one of the top boats in the fleet would give a debrief and answer a wide range of questions from .how was your boat tuned?’ to ‘what did you see on the race course?’ What a great way to share the knowledge and help those new to the fleet get up to speed.

Friday gave the sailors a shifty 10-12 kts gusting to 15 kts from the southwest increasing to 15 kts plus by day’s end. Saturday was light with winds from the West around 7 kts, picking up for the last race of the day to 10-12 kts. Sunday was cancelled due to winds at or above the class limit of 30 kts.

A special thank you to all the club members who helped with race committee, lending their boats, and housing the many sailors. Once again showing what a special place West River is.

Top three results

1. Mike Holt and Carl Smit
2. Matthew Barry and Chris Brady

3. Tyler Moore and Andrew Buttner

Find full 505 results here  

Find 505 photos here.  

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