Governor's Cup race anything but a picnic


August 07, 2005|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Fierce storms interspersed with dead calm presented major challenges to the 161 boats competing in the 2005 St. Mary's College of Maryland/West Marine Governor's Cup Yacht Race.

The 32nd running of the oldest and longest overnight race on the Chesapeake began in Annapolis and finished in St. Mary's City.

Throughout the night, racers dodged lightning and heavy rain. Between the storms, however, little progress was made on the 70-mile sail, with the first boat -- Wild Card, captained by Tim Layne of Glen Burnie -- not crossing the finish line until nearly 10 a.m. yesterday after beginning its trip at 6 p.m. Friday.

John White of Severna Park and his crew won the Waldschmitt Award. The most competitive of four special prizes, it's presented to the winner of the class having the smallest corrected time interval between the first- and fifth-place finishers.


Boat Name Skipper Hometown

Racing Class: Multihull

1 Wild Card Timothy Layne Glen Burnie 2 Trinity David Way Shady Side 3 Noumera Gene Freund N/A

Racing Class: PHRF A-0

1 Stray Dog Charles Engh Alexandria, Va. 2 Altair Tom Johnson Annapolis 3 Donnybrook Jim Muldoon Washington

Racing Class: PHRF A-1

1 Flying Jenny V Dave Askew Annapolis 2 Mulligan Gordon Fronk Lutherville 3 Promises Larry Kumins Annapolis

Racing Class: PHRF A-2

1 N/A John White Severna Park 2 Gusto Bob Seay Severna Park 3 L'Outrage Bruce Gardner Annapolis

Racing Class: PHRF B-1

1 Still A Gorilla G. Latrobe Baltimore 2 Liquid Limit II David Kozera Towson 3 Born 2 Run Rick Hanson Avondale, Pa.

Racing Class: PHRF B-2

1 Intuition H. Stroterhoff Baltimore 2 Hurricane Kelley John Stefancik Severna Park 3 Labyrinth Keith Mayes Fairfax, Va.

Racing Class: PHRF C/D

1 Cookie S. Culfogienis Bowie 2 Caribbean Soul David McAleer Rock Hall 3 Rebecca B&C Paul Pasadena

Racing Class: PHRF N

1 Cheap Sunglasses Irvin Buck Fairfax, Va. 2 Summer Semester Al Caffo N/A 3 The Doghouse Dan Shannon Leonardtown

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