Chuck O'Malley takes Eastport club's Labrot Trophy


January 23, 1994|By NANCY NOYES

Eastport Yacht Club was jam-packed on Jan. 15, as Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association officials handed out trophies to Region II and III sailors for top performances in the 1993 season.

In addition to High Point awards in dozens of handicap, cruising one-design and one-design classes, several overall awards were made.

Honored as the winner of the Labrot Trophy, representing the year's highest achievement in the handicap division, was Annapolitan Chuck O'Malley. He sailed his modified Kirby 30 Rude Awakening to first in both the 17-qualifier MORC North class and the 25-qualifier PHRF B/Region III class.

O'Malley's win in his PHRF division was relatively substantial, with a margin of 0.0056, but victory in MORC was a squeaker. He earned that class' title by a mere 0.004 points over Bob Muller and his Stingray crew, all attributable to a single race that Muller lost to O'Malley by a couple of seconds.

O'Malley also was the winner of the Lady Anne Arundel Trophy, (( awarded for the highest-scoring yacht in High Point competition whose skipper lives in Anne Arundel County, again for his PHRF victory.

The Cruising One-Design Division version of the Labrot, known as the J. F. Healy Memorial Trophy, for that division's highest performer, went to the Lewis/Salvesen team from Annapolis, Edgewater and Columbia for their win with Mirage in the eight-qualifier J/29 class.

Like O'Malley, the Mirage team also regularly participates in more than one class and finished third in MORC as well as first in the '29s.

The CBYRA President's Award, honoring that person who has contributed volunteer services that have promoted the purposes CBYRA, also was presented.

The 1993 recipient, selected by outgoing CBYRA President George Culbertson, was past CBYRA President Tom Curtis of Arnold, who was recognized for his years of service and in particular for the job he did in 1993 managing the organization's educational functions and overseeing Annapolis Race Week.

Speaking of Race Week, several awards from that event also were presented at the ceremonies.

Jim Schneider of Salisbury was honored with the City of Annapolis Trophy for best overall performance, and the Trig Bowl, for best overall in IMS, for his IMS III win with Moonshine at Race Week.

The Crossland Trophy for best overall in the Cruising One-Design Division at Race Week went to the Nassetta/Watson Syndicate from Vienna, Va., for a win in J/30s with Avita. The Silhouette Trophy, for best in PHRF, went to Ken Saylor of Hampton, Va., winner of PHRF A with Cliffhanger.

Derick Lynch of Arnold took home the Calvert Trophy for best overall at Race Week by an Anne Arundel County yacht, which he earned with his win in Catalina 27s with Swell.

Overall High Point results for the Cruising One-Design and Handicap Divisions were published previously, but four One-Design Division classes, the only ones for which complete race results were available to date, also were announced.

High Point results One-Design Division

El Toro (8 events, 5 qualifiers): 1. Ian Burman, SSA, Annapolis, 1.0813; 2. Harold Muma, NYC, Baltimore, 0.8775; 3. William R. Schneider, CSCYC, Annapolis, 0.7091.

Hampton One-Design (15 events, 12 qualifiers): 1. Bill Cofer, HYC, Virginia Beach, 1.0304; 2. Eddie Wolcott Jr., NY&CC, Norfolk, Va., 0.9909; 3. Kevin Hanna, HYC, Seaford, Va., 0.9594.

J/22 (12 events, 11 qualifiers): 1. Gary Jobson, AYC, Annapolis, 1.0660; 2. James A. Hayes II, PRSA, Annapolis, 0.9588; 3. David Zinn, SSA, Annapolis, 0.9371.

Star (12 events, 11 qualifiers): 1. Jonathan Bartlett, SSA, Annapolis, 1.0444; 2. Kevin McNeil, SSA, Annapolis, 0.9555; 3. Elliot Oldak, SSA, Annapolis, 0.8756.

Winter sailing seminars

Even with the creeks frozen over and other winter nasties keeping us off the water, there's still plenty of sailing-related stuff to do in the winter, as many organizations put on winter seminar series.

Coming up next week at West Marine in the Hillsmere Shopping Center on Forest Drive in Annapolis are a couple of cases in point. First up is Paul Barielle of the Better Boat Company, on Thursday evening, answering the question, "GPS, Loran, or radar, which do I need?"

The next evening the store pulls in veteran Whitbread racer, author and educator John Jourdane's presentation on boating clean and green. Both seminars begin at 7 p.m. Admission to Barielle's is free, and there is a $5 charge for Jourdane's presentation.

The schedule continues through mid-March; for information, call (410) 268-0129.

Down on City Dock at Fawcett Boat Supplies, the winter series finishes up the month with presentations on Hubbell A.C. electrical systems from manufacturer Joe Dimaria, and factory rep Betsy Madden explaining Henri Lloyd foul weather gear on Thursday.

Fawcett's seminars are free and start at 5:30 p.m., complete with refreshments. Reservations aren't required, but it's a good idea to call ahead to make sure there have been no last-minute schedule changes. Phone is (410) 267-8681.

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