Miles River Yacht Club Regatta, August 6-7, 2011

Posted in: 2011 Race Results, News
By Ted Weihe
Aug 15, 2011 - 11:36:43 AM

Mile River Yacht Club

American Red Cross One Design Regatta

 

Seven Chesapeake 20s raced at the Miles River Yacht Club Regatta on August 6 and 7, 2011.  Most towed over by Robin’s powerboat, and Barbara’s sailboat, except for David Childs who achieved one of his bucket lists by sailing over single-handed.  Unfortunately, the bucket list came without a bucket which he could surely have used at the regatta.

 

The winds were southerly both days, and by the fourth race on Saturday, there were gusts up to 20 knots.  In early racing the wind was out of Miles River, but shifted to off the shore.

 

There were plenty of shifts, but generally going left paid off on Saturday, and right on Sunday.   On Sunday, there were good puffs coming out of St Michaels, and a huge calm area in the center which filled in as approaching the finish.

 

On Saturday, there were two capsizes: Heather Childs that needed to be towed in (but no damage), and Osprey that got right back up with hardly any water in the bilge.

 

Seven races were held with a throw out.  With three firsts, Gracie led the way with Endeavor and Stormy, next in order.  As you can see from the score sheet below, there were plenty of position changes, and four out of the seven scored at least one first.   

 

Boat

Skipper

Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

Race 4

Race 5

Race 6

Race 7

Points

Gracie

Blomquist

2

1

1

(4)

2

4

1

11

Endeavor

Taylor

3

5

2

1

(6)

3

2

16

Stormy

Weihe

4

2

4

3

3

1

(5)

17

Spirit

Hartge

(5)

4

3

2

5

2

4

20

Osprey

Klose

1

3

5

(8)

1

6

6

22

America

McCullough

8

8

8

(8)

4

5

3

36

Childs

Childs

6

8

8

8

8

8

(8)

46