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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,SUN STAFF | August 19, 2000
Veteran sail-maker Ched Proctor won the North American Lightning-class championship off Annapolis yesterday after a week-long Chesapeake Bay regatta that brought both sail-tearing winds and race-cancelling calms. "It was pretty crazy," said Proctor, who sails with the Cedar Point Yacht Club out of Westport, Conn. "This time of year, it's always tricky on the bay." Six of the 19-foot boats were holed in collisions in high winds and waves, two so badly that they were withdrawn. Several lost sails, and many capsized before the weather calmed down.
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By Karen Shih and Karen Shih,Sun reporter | August 2, 2008
A contender in one of the state's best-known yacht races has an unlikely ringer on its crew of 19: a blind Special Olympian with finely tuned hearing and other senses. Ben Collins is a three-time gold medalist in the tri-state Special Olympics, and he has steered the boat across the finish line for the two years he has been with the crew of the Donnybrook. The 72-footer holds the record for the fastest finish in the history of the St. Mary's College of Maryland Governor's Cup. "It's a lot of fun," Collins said as he prepped the boat at Annapolis City Dock yesterday afternoon.
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By Marty McGee and Marty McGee,Sun Staff Correspondent | July 28, 1991
LAUREL -- Mario Pino is quite reserved, as even-tempered a jockey as you'll find.So when Pino gave a fiery wave of his whip after winning the $54,500 Governor's Cup at Laurel Race Course yesterday, something was up."It gave me a thrill," the veteran rider said. "It gave me a little zing."With an abundance of speed in the 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds, Pino figured the best strategy would be to settle Subtle Step -- at 13-1, the longest shot in a field of six -- then make one run. When the scheme paid off, Pino said, beaming: "I used my head this time.
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By Mary C. Schneidau and Mary C. Schneidau,SUN STAFF | August 6, 2004
More than 160 boats will snake 70 miles down the Chesapeake Bay - from Annapolis to St. Mary's City - tonight as crews battle fatigue, the weather and each other to claim the Governor's Cup title. The 31st annual Governor's Cup Yacht Race will take sailors on an overnight trip from Maryland's current capital to its first, leaving Annapolis about 6 p.m. and with some reaching St. Mary's City about 3 a.m. Trophies will be awarded in 11 categories; the event ends with a party tomorrow afternoon at St. Mary's College of Maryland, which hosts the race.
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September 28, 1997
Realtor is accredited as buyer representativeStephanie Appler of O'Conor, Piper & Flynn Realtors has been awarded the accredited buyer representative designation by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council.She completed educational requirements for the title at a four-day seminar in Westminster. She also holds the Graduate Realtor Institute and certified residential specialist designations.Appler works in the company's Hampstead office. Elk Run Vineyards and Winery won the 1997 Governor's Cup at the Maryland Wine Festival Sept.
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September 18, 2003
Twelve Maryland vineyards will showcase their finest wines at the 20th annual Maryland Wine Festival on Saturday and Sunday at the Carroll County Farm Museum. Because of the expected arrival of Hurricane Isabel, museum officials said yesterday that they would assess conditions on the grounds tomorrow to determine whether the festival will start on time Saturday or be delayed. Visitors are encouraged to use the satellite parking at Carroll Community College rather than the museum grounds.
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By NANCY NOYES | July 29, 1993
Veteran Chesapeake Bay sail racers have expressed concern over the fact that entry requirements for this year's Governor's Cup Race from Annapolis to St. Mary's City Aug. 6 have been relaxed and no longer include experience restrictions.Instead, this year's entrants are required only to be members of a Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association-sanctioned club or of CBYRA itself, according to information from host St. Mary's College.A release from St. Mary's reads in part: "A number of special restrictions have been dropped this year which should enable more yachts to enter this 20th annual event."
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By Mary C. Schneidau and Mary C. Schneidau,SUN STAFF | August 6, 2004
More than 160 boats will snake 70 miles down the Chesapeake Bay - from Annapolis to St. Mary's City - tonight as crews battle fatigue, the weather and each other to claim the Governor's Cup title. The 31st annual Governor's Cup Yacht Race will take sailors on an overnight trip from Maryland's current capital to its first, leaving Annapolis about 6 p.m. and with some reaching St. Mary's City about 3 a.m. Trophies will be awarded in 11 categories; the event ends with a party tomorrow afternoon at St. Mary's College of Maryland, which hosts the race.
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August 4, 1995
What: St. Mary's Governor's Cup Yacht Race, 70-mile course from Annapolis to St. Mary's CityWhen: Begins at 6 p.m. today off the mouth of the Severn River; racers finish in the early morning Saturday at the St. Mary's College waterfront. Gates open at St. Mary's College at 8 a.m.Admission: $10 per person, 12 and under free; food and beverages on sale. Musical entertainment will include Van Dyke & Glaser, starting at 10 a.m., Mama Jama, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and the swing band Spectrum, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Awards to be presented about 3:30 p.m.G; Information: Call St. Mary's College at (301)
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By Nancy Noyes | August 5, 1992
This year's Yachting magazine Governor's Cup Race from Annapolis to St. Mary's City has kept sailmakers and riggers working overtime since Saturday morning when a violent thunderstorm tore through the 230-boat fleet just before its scheduled start Friday evening.For the first time in the 70-mile race's 19-year history, the start was postponed for an hour until the raging wind subsided.The stormy weather reportedly broke five masts, plenty of gear and dozens of sails, forcing some competitors to withdraw before the rescheduled 7:15 start of the East Coast's largest overnight race.
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By Jason Song and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | July 17, 2004
St. Mary's College of Maryland is making an offer that sounds hard to refuse. Give back the college's Governor's Cup trophy and get $1,000, no questions asked. And one other thing. St. Mary's would like it back before Aug. 6, when the college's 31st annual Governor's Cup Yacht Race takes off from Annapolis, headed for St. Mary's and the finish line the next day. "The college desperately wants to find this missing piece of the Governor's Cup's history," Torre M. Meringolo, vice president for the college's office of development, said in a statement.
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September 18, 2003
Twelve Maryland vineyards will showcase their finest wines at the 20th annual Maryland Wine Festival on Saturday and Sunday at the Carroll County Farm Museum. Because of the expected arrival of Hurricane Isabel, museum officials said yesterday that they would assess conditions on the grounds tomorrow to determine whether the festival will start on time Saturday or be delayed. Visitors are encouraged to use the satellite parking at Carroll Community College rather than the museum grounds.
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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,SUN STAFF | August 19, 2000
Veteran sail-maker Ched Proctor won the North American Lightning-class championship off Annapolis yesterday after a week-long Chesapeake Bay regatta that brought both sail-tearing winds and race-cancelling calms. "It was pretty crazy," said Proctor, who sails with the Cedar Point Yacht Club out of Westport, Conn. "This time of year, it's always tricky on the bay." Six of the 19-foot boats were holed in collisions in high winds and waves, two so badly that they were withdrawn. Several lost sails, and many capsized before the weather calmed down.
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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,SUN BOATING COLUMNIST | August 4, 2000
The largest overnight sailing race on the Chesapeake Bay gets under way tonight for the Governor's Cup. By last night 148 boats had registered for the 27th annual 65-mile dash from Annapolis to St. Mary's City in southern Maryland. The race, featuring yachts in nine classes ranging from 29 feet to 72 feet, multi-hulls as well as mono-hulls, will start from Annapolis Harbor at 6 p.m. and end tomorrow morning at a time dictated by the wind. When the race was created in 1974 by Dail Rausch, Peter Sarelas and Russell Baker, students at St. Mary's College of Maryland, it was the only overnight race on the bay. "We were talking one night of a long-distance race to try to put St. Mary's on the map as a sailing destination, to show the place off to the rest of the boating community in the bay area," said Rausch, now a commander at the U.S. Coast Guard headquarters in Washington.
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September 28, 1997
Realtor is accredited as buyer representativeStephanie Appler of O'Conor, Piper & Flynn Realtors has been awarded the accredited buyer representative designation by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council.She completed educational requirements for the title at a four-day seminar in Westminster. She also holds the Graduate Realtor Institute and certified residential specialist designations.Appler works in the company's Hampstead office. Elk Run Vineyards and Winery won the 1997 Governor's Cup at the Maryland Wine Festival Sept.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | October 29, 1995
The sun came out midway through the card and dried out the track, changing the surface rating from muddy to fast.Oliver's Twist had command for more than a mile, running easily on the lead with a leisurely pace.But the Preakness runner-up couldn't fight off the late charge of My Manuscript, who overtook him in the final 16th of a mile to win the $100,000 Governor's Cup by 3 1/4 lengths at Laurel Park yesterday.There were no excuses for Oliver's Twist, the 1-2 favorite who was making his third start after being eased in the Ohio Derby on June 17."
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | October 29, 1995
The sun came out midway through the card and dried out the track, changing the surface rating from muddy to fast.Oliver's Twist had command for more than a mile, running easily on the lead with a leisurely pace.But the Preakness runner-up couldn't fight off the late charge of My Manuscript, who overtook him in the final 16th of a mile to win the $100,000 Governor's Cup by 3 1/4 lengths at Laurel Park yesterday.There were no excuses for Oliver's Twist, the 1-2 favorite who was making his third start after being eased in the Ohio Derby on June 17."
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By Nancy Noyes and Nancy Noyes,Special to The Sun | August 4, 1991
ST. MARY'S CITY -- It was a classic race down the bay for this year's Yachting magazine Governor's Cup fleet, as the 270 starters on the 70-mile northern portion of the race from Annapolis to St. Mary's City found themselves competing in moderate southerly breezes which shifted gradually westward as the windspeed built to a high of 18 to 20 knots during the night and then died as the sun appeared in the morning.First to finish, just before 3 a.m. yesterday, was Washingtonian Robert Muldoon and his team aboard his Santa Cruz 70 Donnybrook.
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August 4, 1995
What: St. Mary's Governor's Cup Yacht Race, 70-mile course from Annapolis to St. Mary's CityWhen: Begins at 6 p.m. today off the mouth of the Severn River; racers finish in the early morning Saturday at the St. Mary's College waterfront. Gates open at St. Mary's College at 8 a.m.Admission: $10 per person, 12 and under free; food and beverages on sale. Musical entertainment will include Van Dyke & Glaser, starting at 10 a.m., Mama Jama, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and the swing band Spectrum, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Awards to be presented about 3:30 p.m.G; Information: Call St. Mary's College at (301)
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By Nancy Noyes and Nancy Noyes,Contributing Writer | August 8, 1993
The 20th annual Governor's Cup Race from Annapolis to St. Mary's City was one for the record books, with an elapsed-time record for the 70-mile course.With 25- to 30-knot northeasterly breezes Friday night to speed it on, Jim Muldoon's Santa Cruz 70 Donnybrook was first to finish in the St. Mary's River, 21 minutes after midnight to set an elapsed-time record of 6 hours, 16 minutes, 30 seconds. The time was more than a half-hour better than the previous overall and keelboat elapsed-time records, set in 1989.
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