Annapolis Race Week calling all skippers


August 07, 1994|By NANCY NOYES

It's the beginning of August, so it's time to start planning for the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association's annual Annapolis Race Week during Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 3-5.

New this year, all skippers who get their regatta entries in before Aug. 24 will receive an invitation to a pre-event party sponsored by Hecht's and Nautica.

Yacht clubs providing the organizational on-water management include Annapolis Yacht Club, Baltimore City Yacht Association, Eastport Yacht Club, the Gibson Island Yacht Squadron, Magothy River Sailing Association, Naval Academy Sailing Squadron, Sailing Club of the Chesapeake, Shearwater Sailing Club and West River Sailing Club. Last year, some 200 boats participated in the popular event.

This year, three fleets will compete each day.

Fleet 1 will include PHRF A-0, A-1 and A-2, with the PHRF B, J/30, MORC and J/24 entries in Fleet 2, and Fleet 3 for PHRF C/D, PHRF Nonspinnaker, Catalina 27s and Cal 25s.

All skippers must be members of CBYRA-recognized yacht clubs.

The three course areas will stretch from north of the Bay Bridge to south of the South River, with morning rendezvous points at Sandy Point Light, Severn River R'2' and South River C'SR'.

Each fleet will rotate through the rendezvous sequence, so that sailors will go to a different rendezvous point and course area each day. Weather conditions permitting, up to two races each day may be sailed by each fleet.

Overall chairman is CBYRA Past President Tom Curtis, with Bob Putnam doing on-water organizational duties.

Post-race festivities (with nightly trophy presentations for each day's racing and overall awards Monday night) are scheduled for the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel. Race management headquarters will be the Annapolis Yacht Club's lower-level Skipjack Lounge.

Fees are $75 for each entry postmarked or received by Aug. 30, $85 thereafter. Race Week sailing instructions will be available within the next two weeks.

For more information, call CBYRA (410) 269-1194 or (301) 261-1194.

News from New England

Gibson Islander George Collins and his crew aboard his Mumm 36 Moxie took first in IMS 1 in the Edgartown Yacht Club's 71st annual regatta last month, beating the big boats in IMS competition including Infinity, Idler, High Noon and Drumbeat with four straight aces.

Sailing with Collins were local sailors Mark Fischer, Jim Allsopp, Gavin Brady, Mark Eustis, Joel Mateer, Riaz Latifullah and Christian Van Raatlen.

Larson wins in Europe

Annapolitan Chris Larson and Team Osama Writing Instruments earned the J/24 European Championship title for the second year in a row earlier last month. Larson and his crew, including Jon Rogers, Karl Anderson, Paolo Boido and Gavin Brady, topped the 69-boat fleet by 49.5 points in the 11-race, one-throwout regatta conducted in light-to-medium conditions in Holland.

Larson said that the short courses put a premium on starts and strong first legs.

Results at last

Sorry, Region 2 sailors, that results for the Magothy River Sailing Association's Baltimore race were not available sooner.

The outcome of the Corsica River event last weekend, however, still is unavailable.

MRSA 18th annual Race to Baltimore

PHRF A (18 starters): 1. Donnybrook, Jim Muldoon, Washington, 3:21:33 c.t.; 2. Rude Awakening, Chuck O'Malley, Annapolis, 4:33:02 c.t.; 3. Albatrossi, David Rossi, Severna Park, 4:50:00 c.t.; 4. The Fish, Lipshinn Syndicate, Baltimore, 4:50:15 c.t.

PHRF B (10 starters): 1. Airwaves, David Wiemer, Baltimore, 4:41:36 c.t.; 2. Blind Luck, John Fowlkes, Annapolis, 5:00:42 c.t.; 3. B-25, (skipper's name and hometown unavailable), 5:03:19 c.t.

PHRF C (14 starters): 1. Cold Duck, Chuck Wright, Baltimore, 4:52:09 c.t.; 2. Miller's Time, Lewis Miller, Arnold, 5:02:04 c.t.; 3. Rebecca, Bill Paul, Pasadena, 5:04:49 c.t.

PHRF Nonspinnaker (6 starters): 1. Albar II, Allen Keiser, Towson, 4:57:08 c.t.; 2. Catawampus, Virgil Hobbs, Fallston, 5:01:53 c.t.; 3. Coyote, Gene Barnhart, Annapolis, 5:05:03 c.t.

Multihull (6 starters): 1. The Karis, Michael Ivy, Arlington, Va., 5:15:32 c.t.; 2. Leading Lady, Michael Beaver, New Cumberland, Pa., 5:24:33 c.t.; 3. Trilogy, David Way, Shady Side, 6:22:57 c.t.

Alberg 30 (5 starters, 0 finishers).

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