Rainy weekend weather didn't dampen yachters' 26th annual Race Week

SAILING

September 09, 1992|By Nancy Noyes

The Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association's 26th annual Annapolis Race Week came to a close Monday with the lightest air of the three-day regatta.

More than 200 boats took part in the event, divided into three fleets racing on separate courses stretching from Baltimore Light to Bloody Point.

On Saturday, the regatta opened with oscillating but very sailable 8- to 12-knot breezes.

Fleet 1, with the biggest and potentially fastest boats, was set a single, 12.6-mile race by race managers from Annapolis Yacht Club. Fleet 2 enjoyed two races of 7.5 and six miles under the direction of the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron, and Fleet 3 sailed two six-milers put on by the Magothy River Sailing Association.

Sunday's racing was the most physically challenging, as 15- to 20-knot breezes repeatedly gusted up above 25 beneath gray skies and a steady downpour on all three courses.

Monday's final day of competition saw the lightest air of the weekend, with inconsistent and often shifty breezes never exceeding 8 knots.

Individual race and series competition throughout the weekend was close in many classes, but nowhere was it closer than in IMS III, where Annapolitan John Yeigh and his crew on Fast Track topped the division over Jim Schneider of Salisbury and his crew on Moonshine.

In Fleet 1, Gibson Island sailor George Collins and the crew on Moxie took an unbeatable three aces in the nine-boat IMS I class, and Annapolitan Jeff Todd and his crew on Hot Toddy turned in an identical three-gun score in the five-boat J/35 class.

A perfect four-ace score was earned by Fleet 2's Charlie Scott and partner Charlie Smith with their crew on Houdini, finishing the 22-boat J/30 series an impressive 12 points ahead of their nearest competition in a fleet that was highly competitive.

"It was good racing, good competition," Scott said. "It was pretty wild on Sunday, and I don't think my family [crew] would have let me do a second race that day if they had had one -- the kids were tired of thrashing around out there in the rain and all that wind."

Of the new format for Race Week, Scott commented, "I thought using three fleets was real good, but I would have settled for one really good race a day, instead of saying they would try to get in two if they could. All in all, I thought it was a good event, and the committees did a pretty reasonable job."

Fleet 1 Overall

IMS I (9 entries): 1. Moxie, 2.25 (1-1-1); 2. Quintessence, Ben Michaelson, Annapolis, 9 (3-3-3); 3. Dancer, Bill Steitz, Pittsburgh, Pa., 12 (4-2-6).

IMS II (12 entries): 1. Privateer, Dave Dodge, Annapolis, 3.5 (1-2-1); 2. Albion, Robinson/Allsopp, Annapolis, 5.75 (2-1-3); 3. Imp, Purcell/Keyworth, Palm Beach, Fla./Annapolis, 11 (3-3-5).

PHRF A-1 (26 entries): 1. Patriot, Patrick Seidel, Bel Air, 9.75 (3-1-6); 2. Vivace, Tom Velez, address unavailable, 14 (6-4-4); 3. Tigress, Bob Waldschmitt, Solomons, 16 (4-9-3); 4. Infringer, Donald Zinn, Annapolis, 19 (10-7-2); 5. Uptown Girl, Jim Scott, Annapolis, 21 (7-2-12).

PHRF A-2 (22 entries): 1. The Simpsons, Thompson/Shannahan, St. Michaels, 4.75 (2-1-2); 2. Moonlighting, Thomas French, Annapolis, 6.75 (1-2-4); 3. Windsong, Jim Powers, Bladensburg, 8.75 (4-4-1); 4. Seraph II, David Littlepage, Severna Park, 19 (3- 7-9); 5. Think Fast, Albert Holt, Annapolis, 19 (8-6-5).

J/35 (5 entries): 1. Hot Toddy, Jeff Todd, Annapolis, 2.25 (1-1-1); 2. Evolution, Wade/deWolfe, Seaford, Del., 9 (5-2-2); 3. Three Cheers, Siemers/Krolak, Annapolis, 10 (3-3-4).

Fleet 2, overall

IMS III (11 entries): 1. Fast Track, Yeigh/Tullman, Annapolis, 8.75 (1-4-2-2); 2. Moonshine, Jim Schneider, Salisbury, 8.75 (2-3-3-1); 3. Contraire, Steve Schaub, Eldersburg, 9.75 (3-2-1-4).

PHRF B (19 entries): 1. Irresponsible, Joe Matera, Kensington, 9.5 (1-3-5-1); 2. Huckleberry, Peter Jones, Galesville, 12.75 (2-1-2-8); 3. Witch's Flower, John Sherwood, Annapolis, 18 (3-6-3-6).

MORC (12 entries): 1. Flying Circus, Jervis Dorton, Columbia, 7.75 (2-3-2-1); 2. Bang, David Gendell, Severna Park, 10.25 (1-1-1-8); 3. Stingray, Robert Muller, Annapolis, 14 (4-4-4-2).

J/29 (7 entries): 1. Mirage, Lewis/Salvesen, Annapolis/Edgewater, 4.25 (1-2-1-1); 2. Inside Scoop, David Moss, Annapolis, 9.75 (2-1-4-3); 3. The Fish, Lipshinn Syndicate, Baltimore, 10 (3-3-2-2).

J/30 (22 entries): 1. Houdini, Scott/Smith, Annapolis/Cambridge, 3 (1-1-1-1); 2. Jackrabbit, Cullen/Engle/Johnson, Annapolis, 15 (3-6-2-4); 3. Cannonball, Bill Wallop, Annapolis, 17 (5-2-5-5); 4. Deck Works, Doug Ensor, Brookeville, 20 (2-3-4-11); 5. Better Mousetrap, Bob Putnam, Greenbelt, 28 (8-7-6-7).

Fleet 3, overall

PHRF C (19 entries): 1. Knotbobs, Dan Miller, Baltimore, 9.75 (1-5-2-2); 2. Haiku, W & P Scott, Baltimore, 15.75 (2-8-5-2); 3. Satori, Richard May, Baltimore, 16.75 (6-6-1-4).

PHRF Nonspinnaker (6 entries): 1. Sundae Lovers, Bruce Bogdanoff, Swedesboro, N.J., 4.25 (1-1-1-2); 2. Anser, Jim Troutman, Bethesda, 11 (2-4-2-3); 3. Spike, R. Perzynski, address unavailable, 11.75 (5-3-3-1).

J/24 (13 entries): 1. Dusty Work, Doug Clark, Annapolis, 5.5 (1-2-1-2); 2. Bangor Packet, Tony Parker, Washington, 11 (3-3-2-3); 3. Dream Girl, Russ Potee, Arnold, 11.75 (4-1-3-4).

Cal 25 (8 entries): 1. Ronin, Dave Godwin, Arlington, Va., 8.75 (4-2-2-1); 2. Riders Up, Dave Wooldridge, Annapolis, 9.5 (1-5-1-3); 3. Chicken Little, Charlie Husar, Annapolis, 12.75 (3-1-3-6).

Catalina 27 (11 entries): 1. Swell, Derick Lynch, Arnold, 8.75 (2-2-1-4); 2. Chaos, Jack Graham, Baltimore, 12.75 (6-4-2-1); 3. Cheshire Cat, Francis Wright, Annapolis, 13.75 (3-1-4-6).

Pearson 30 (7 entries): 1. Andiamo, Ed Paglee, Annapolis, 7.5 (1-4-1-2); 2. Constellation, Henry Starr, Silver Spring, 8.75 (2- 3-3-1); 3. Conatus, Rick Warren, Annapolis, 12.75 (3-1-5-4).

Nancy Noyes is a member of the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association and has been racing on the bay for about five years. Her Sailing column appears every Wednesday and Sunday in The Anne Arundel County Sun.

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