Oxford Results and NOR for WRSC Annual Regatta

Posted in: 2008 Race Results
By Ted Weihe
Aug 27, 2008 - 12:22:37 PM

Oxford:  Clay Taylor, Bob Blomquist, Eric Prag, his girlfriend Melissa and I are still recovering from the rough ride back to the club from Oxford.  One of the towlines broke and the five Chesapeake 20s were surging all over the place in the following seas.  We had some minor damage to Gracie, Stormy and Endeavor, but came down to the club and did repairs over the last few days.  Now that our boats are ready for this weekend's Billy Heintz WRSC Annual Regatta, we can reflect over the wonderful time we had at the Tred Avon Yacht Club's Heritage Regatta.

On Saturday, we got in the first race in light southerly wind which shifted to the right, thus close reaching to the finish (good for me since I was in the lead).  The second race turned into a drifter especially as we tried to round the leeward mark against the current.  Bob Angle in Endeavor and Bob Blomquist in Gracie got around the mark with a slight zephyr and the rest of us were often going backwards in the current as we approached the mark.  Picardy got to within 10 feet of the mark before being pushed back and then overtaken by the rest of the fleet.  They had the common sense to bring their centerboards all the way up (bad for me).  With little prospects of more wind, we called off racing for the day. 

On Sunday, it was again light air, but after a half hour postponement, we got in two solid races.  The course was set off the TAYC clubhouse which meant that the outgoing current was a major factor.  Generally, the lead boat got to the weather mark and stalled when turning into the current.  So, it was anyone’s race as we went downwind against the current to the finish.  By going left along the shoreline, you could get out of the current and then close reach to the downwind finish.  I did this in the first race and won, but decided to cover the fleet in the second.  It is a tough call - when ahead the mantra is to cover, not take the flyer along the shore.  So much for that adage. 

It was exciting racing and congratulations to the Carole McCullough and Maury Neibur who finished first, and were tied in points with Bob Angle in Endeavor.  The tie breaker went to Carole and Maury for winning the last race.  I came in third, a point behind them in Picardy with Alex DeTessieres, my nephew as crew.  Bob Blomquist with his usual - Jim and Donna team, were just two points behind.  Three different boats had first place finishes (American, Endeavor and Picardy).

The regatta was a throwback to earlier years when wooden boats dominated the fleet - Picardy was the only glass boat on the race course.  Sailing the tricky and light wind, and playing the current were critical to success.  After the racing on Saturday, we went to the Masthead Restaurant at Pier Street for crabs and good cheer.  We were especially pleased to see Sally Sachse, her sister Cathy Kramer and Bob Muller racing Serenade as well as Bill West, his daughter Jesse and Skip Messick in Mischief.  Eric Prag bought some of his friends to again experience racing Chesapeake 20s.  We want to thank TAYC for another great regatta, especially Bob Greenlee and his well run race committee.





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NOR for WRSC Annual Regatta and Annapolis to West River Race:  Here is the complete NOR for this Friday’s Annapolis to West River Race, and the WRSC Annual Regatta.  Some on our list have problems with attachments, so the full NOR is below:

Amendment 1, Aug 25/2008

Annual Bill Heintz

Memorial Regatta


CBYRA #885

With the 69th Annual Annapolis to Galesville Race

Labor Day Weekend, August 29, 30, & 31, 2008


West River Sailing Club

4800 Riverside Drive

Galesville, MD 20765

410-867-WRSC (9772) www.westriversc.org


Regatta Chair – Lloyd Kinch



Greetings from WRSC

On behalf of the members of the West River Sailing Club, I am delighted to welcome

our participating members and guests to our 79th Annual Regatta, now dedicated to

the memory of Past Commodore Bill Heintz. Whether this is your first or your 79th

Annual Regatta with us, we hope you have a great weekend and finish off the

summer in style. We take pride in our small-town culture and our beautiful club

grounds. Welcome to Galesville and WRSC and sail fast!

Lloyd Kinch – Regatta Chair


The Weekend

THREE days of racing: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, trophies, continental

breakfasts Saturday and Sunday, post-race keg beer, cash bar, snacks and

beverages all 3 days. Light meals available for purchase Friday and Saturday



The Bill Heintz Memorial Trophy will awarded to the 1st place sailor of the class with

the largest number of starters for the Regatta.


Junior Sailors -- 1 day, (Saturday), of racing, trophies, breakfast, post-race snacks,

beverages and fun.


Annapolis to Galesville Race only -- racing, trophies, post-race snacks, beverages and keg beer.

69th Annapolis to Galesville race is free for members of WRSC and $10 for non-members.


Classes Racing

Annapolis to Galesville

Any three one design or handicap boats make a class


Weekend Racing

Juniors- Optimist (Green Fleet), 420, Laser Radial

Penguin (Sat. only), Windmill, Flying Scot, Albacore, Laser, Chesapeake 20, A-class

Catamaran, International Canoe

Other one design classes may be added by contacting the race chair, Lloyd Kinch.


Schedule of Events

Friday, August 29th

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. - Registration for Annapolis to Galesville race. Pick up Special

Sailing Instructions for Big Boats. Skippers may pre-register by mail.


9:30 a.m. - Tow boats leaves WRSC dock for Annapolis/Severn Sailing Association.


12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch break and skippers meeting on patio at Severn Sailing

Association. Sandwiches & cold beverages may be available for purchase at SSA.


2:00 p.m. – Warning for Annapolis to Galesville Race. There shall be a four hour

time limit for race. Committee boat will monitor channel 68.


5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Complimentary snacks & beverages provided by our Past

Commodores for contestants served on WRSC patio.


6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Regatta registration & informal gathering for skippers, crews &

WRSC members.

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Traditional Friday Night BBQ.


Saturday, August 30th

8:00 - 9:30 a.m. - Registration continues at WRSC. Complimentary Continental

breakfast served.


8:30 - 9:00 a.m. - Penguin/Windmill registration & complimentary Continental

breakfast at the Heintz site.


9:30 a.m. - Skippers' meeting (all fleets) at WRSC – on the lawn, near flag pole.


11:00 a.m. - Warning for first race of the day.


3:30 to 4:00 p.m. - Optimist award presentations on the patio.


4:00 to 5:00 p.m. - Snacks & beverages provide by our Past Commodores for

contestants on the WRSC patio.


4:30 p.m. (approximate time) - Penguin award presentation at WRSC on the patio.


5:00 to 7:30 p.m. – Light meals available for purchase with a cash bar.


Sunday, August 31st

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Complimentary Continental breakfast at the WRSC.


10:00 a.m. - Warning for first race of the day. No race to start later than 3:00 p.m.


3:00 - 5:00 p.m. (approximate time) - Complimentary snacks and beverages served

on the WRSC patio.


4:30 p.m. - Award presentations on the patio. Trophies will be mailed to nonmembers

and will be available for club members at the annual meeting.



Advance registration is suggested and preferred for all fleets.


Mail Registration: Please complete entry form and mail to Lloyd Kinch, PO Box

288, Lothian, MD 20711. Registration must be postmarked by Saturday, August

23rd. Make checks payable to WRSC.


Online Registration: Go to


or http://www.westriversc.org/.


 Online Registration closes on Saturday, August

23rd at 11:59 p.m. No refunds are possible.


In Person Registration: Participants may also register at WRSC on Friday, August

29th, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (for Annapolis race to Galesville only), or Friday, 6:00

p.m. – 7:00 p.m. or Saturday, Augusts 30th, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (for weekend

races). Regatta sailing instructions will be available during registration on Friday

and Saturday mornings at WRSC.


Penguin and Windmill Registration


Mail Registration: Please complete entry form and mail to: Lloyd Kinch, PO Box

288, Lothian, MD 20711. Registration must be postmarked by Saturday,

August 23rd. Online Registration closes on Saturday, August 23rd at 11:59

p.m. In person registration at the Heintz site closes at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday,

August 30th. Registration at WRSC continues until 9:30 on Saturday, August 30th.


Racing Information


Friday Race from Annapolis to Galesville (A2G)

This race is open to ALL WRSC Fleets (including Big Boat Racers and

Cruisers) and there is no entry fee for active club members. Non-club-members

may also participate in this long distance race – entry fee $10.


Registration/entry forms must be completed for all competitors to be scored.

To constitute a race, at least three boats of that class must register. At the

discretion of the PRO, fleets may be started together or individually; indicated by

class flag on Committee boat. Time limit is 4 hours. Committee will monitor

Channel 68.


Rendezvous - 9:30 a.m. at WRSC dock for those wishing a tow to Annapolis

harbor. Boats may also launch at Severn Sailing Association in Eastport, provided

the tow vehicle and trailer are removed by Friday evening (note: catamarans cannot

launch at SSA). The race starts at 2:00 p.m., in Annapolis harbor on a line between

a yellow flag on the WRSC Race Committee boat and an orange starting mark.

Special Sailing Instructions for Big Boats will be available on Friday, August 29th at

WRSC, 9:30 -10:00 a.m. at registration and at SSA during lunch break, 12:30 -1:30

p.m. Racers are strongly encouraged to carry a VHF radio or cell phone for safety.


Saturday - Optimist, 420 & Penguin Races


Optimist Green, Red, White and Blue fleets and Penguin fleets - the

intent is to have a three-race series on Saturday. However, a single race shall

constitute a series. Optimists & 420s will sail near the WRSC Dock, using a three minute starting sequence. Penguins will sail with other fleets on the inside course,

starting sequence specified at Skippers Meeting. The Optimist, 420 and Penguin

fleets will not sail on Sunday.


Junior Lasers will sail on the course with Adult Lasers. Junior Lasers will sail

both Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday and Sunday Races


Racing on Saturday and Sunday will be around drop-mark courses as

specified in the Sailing Instructions. The intent is to sail a five-race series - three on

Saturday, two on Sunday. This does not preclude sailing more than five races. A

single race shall constitute a series.


Schedule: Skipper’s Meeting: 9:30 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Warning:

11:00 a.m. on Saturday; 10:00 a.m. on Sunday. Subsequent races will be held as

soon as possible at the discretion of the individual Race Committee. Each class

must have at least 3 boats to compete.

Sailing instructions will also be available on the WRSC website

www.westriversc.org and at the Saturday skippers meeting.



The WRSC Annual Regatta will be governed by the ISAF Racing Rules of

Sailing as adopted by US Sailing, the CBYRA rules for one-design racing, individual

class rules and by the Sailing Instructions for this event. The Regatta will count

toward CBYRA High Point.


Entry Fees

Fees early registration (postmarked by 8/23) online reg on site reg.

Juniors (Optimists, 420s & junior Laser) $15 $17 $20

Penguins $15 $17 $20

Singlehanders $30 $32 $30

Doublehanders $35 $37 $40

Non-USSA membership card +$5 +$5 +$5

Facilities & Parking

WRSC is located at 4800 Riverside Dr, Galesville, MD 20765, 410-867-

WRSC (9772)


From Annapolis: Route 2 south, turn left onto Rte 214, Central Ave. Turn right

onto Rte 468 (Muddy Creek Road). Turn left onto Rte 255 east to Galesville (at

traffic light, High’s on the corner). Turn left at Riverside Dr. The club is at the end of

the street on the left.


You may drop off your boat at WRSC, quickly unload your gear, and

immediately move your car to Carrie Weedon Science Center (a 10 minute walk

from WRSC). There is no car parking for contestants on the WRSC grounds. The

Science Center is on the south side of 255 before 468 (left side of Galesville Rd.

leaving town). Shuttle service will be provided between Carrie Weedon parking lot

and WRSC both morning and afternoon. Anne Arundel police will be enforcing

parking prohibitions on streets and private property.


WRSC has two 2000 lb. hoists and a beach for launching.


The Penguin & Windmill fleets may launch from the Heintz's property at 4701

Bayfields Rd., Harwood, MD. Take Route 468 (Muddy Creek Road) to a left on

Cumberstone Road (just north of Route 255). At the top of the hill, turn right onto

Bayfields Road. At the bottom of another hill ignore the arrow pointing to the right

and go straight ahead into the Heintz driveway. A port-a-potty will be available for

your use.


Camping is not permitted on WRSC grounds, the adjacent county park or the

Carrie Weedon Science Center.