Breezes stall, slowing down action at Annapolis regatta

September 06, 1993|By Nancy Noyes | Nancy Noyes,Contributing Writer

ANNAPOLIS -- It was a long day on the water for the nearly 200 boats taking part in the 27th annual Annapolis Race Week yesterday.

Northerly breezes which had promised cooperation in the morning faded on all three courses as the day progressed, becoming spotty and shifty, while a strong adverse ebb current slowed things even more.

The regatta, which is the largest multi-class, multi-race big-boat event on the Northern Bay, concludes today.

Once again Fleet 1, made up of the biggest and fastest boats in IMS II and PHRF A-1 and A-2, could complete only a single 10.15-mile windward-leeward race, while the other two fleets finished two contests.

This time Fleet 1 had the northernmost course near Sandy Point Light, managed by the Gibson Island Yacht Squadron, while Fleet 2, managed by the Eastport Yacht Club, occupied the central course near the mouth of the Severn River, and Fleet 3 used the southernmost course, near Thomas Point, under the direction of the Shearwater Sailing Club.

Results which follow are provisional only, pending the outcome of protest hearings.

Fleet 1

IMS II (7 entries): 1. Yellow Jacket, BS&W Syndicate, Annapolis, 2.75 (1-2); 2. My Only Vice, W.F. Oliver, Virginia Beach, Va., 6 (2-4); 3. Jake, Sandy Morse, Annapolis, 7 (4-3).

PHRF A-1 (27 entries): 1. Merrythought, Jack King, Fairfax, Va., 2.75 (1-2); 2. Ramrod, Bert Jabin, Annapolis, 7 (4-3); 3. Sundog, P & K Parks, Shady Side, 8.75 (8-1); 4. Dragon Fly, Jeffrey Klein, Pikesville, 9 (2-7); 5. [TIE] Patriot, Davis/Seidel Syndicate, Bel Air, 12 (3-9); and True North, Mark Fischer, Ruxton, 12 (6-6).

PHRF A-2 (40 entries): 1. Killer Puppy, Charles Powell, Towson, 6 (2-4); 2. The Simpsons, Thompson/Shannahan, St. Michaels, 8.75 (1-8); 3. Cliffhanger, Ken Saylor, Hampton, Va., 10 (8-2); 4. No. 40367, John White, Severna Park, 13 (6-7); 5. Invincible, Mid. 1/C Chandler, USNA, 15 (9-6).

Fleet 2

IMS III (8 entries): 1. Moonshine, Jim Schneider, Salisbury, 3 (1-1-1-1); 2. Good Times, Bill Schwarz, Randallstown, 12 (2-3- 4-3); 3. Where Egos Dare, WED Syndicate, Annapolis, 14 (3-2-3- 6).

MORC (12 entries): 1. Mirage, Scott Salvesen, Columbia, 11.75 (4-4-3-1); 2. Stingray, Robert Muller, Annapolis, 13 (6-2-2-3); 3. Rude Awakening, Chuck O'Malley, Annapolis, 16 (3-5-4-4).

PHRF B (18 entries): 1. Stat, Mel Tockman, Baltimore, 16.75 (5-1-3-8); 2. Flying Circus, Jervis Dorton, Columbia, 22.5 (1- DSQ-1-2); 3. Torch, P & W Scott, Baltimore, 23 (2-3-8-10); 4. Puffin, Rob Mairs, Edgewater, 26 (9-8-4-5).

J/30 (27 entries): 1. Bebop, Rutsch/Aras, Chevy Chase/Annapolis, 16 (3-4-2-7); 2. Avita, Nassetta/Watson, Vienna, Va., 17.75 (1-3-5-9); 3. Houdini, Scott/Smith, Annapolis/Cambridge, 24.75 (4-2-1-18); 4. Cannonball, Bill Wallop, Annapolis, 30.75 (2-5-23-1); 5. Elusive, Richard Joklik, Durham, N.C., 35 (7-15-10-3).

Fleet 3

PHRF C (9 entries): 1. Knotbobs, Dan Miller, Baltimore, 9.5

(1-5-1-3); 2. Coup de Vent, Tom Bernard, Arlington, Va., 10.75 (5-1-3-2); 3. Huron, Karl von Schwarz, Arnold, 15 (3-2-6-4).

PHRF Nonspinnaker (7 entries): 1. Albar II, Allen Keiser, Towson, 7.5 (1-4-1-2); 2. Spike, R. Perzynski, Westminster, 9.75 (2-5-2-1); 3. My Bohemia, George Benisek, Annapolis, 13 (4-3-3- 3).

Catalina 27 (13 entries): 1. Swell, Derick Lynch, Arnold, 11.5 (1-1-6-4); 2. Finnegan's Wake, John O'Brien, Pasadena, 12.75 (3-2-1-7); 3. Cheshire Cat, Francis Wright, Annapolis, 15 (2-8-3- 2).

Cal 25 (7 entries): 1. Chicken Little, Charlie Husar, Annapolis, 4.25 (1-1-2-1); 2. Riders Up, Dave Wooldridge, Annapolis, 7.75 (2-3-1-2); 3. Jumpin' Jack Flash, J & J Niemczuk, Glen Burnie, 12 (3-2-4-3).

J/24 (16 entries): 1. Dream Girl, Russ Potee, Arnold, 12 (3- 2-3-4); 2. AJ, Dave Scheidt, Edgewater, 13.5 (1-1-4-8); 3. Dusty Work, Doug Clark, Annapolis, 17.75 (PMS-3-1-3); 4. Santa's Sled, Don Santa, Alexandria, Va., 18 (4-5-7-2).

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