Doug Kolb, Chesapeake 20 Pioneer

Posted in: Historical Race Results, 1940s, 1950s
Doug Kolb was a pioneer in Chesapeake 20s.  He died on April 25, 2005 and his wife, Joan Mary Kolb, died on April 16, 2011.  The family donated is trophies to WRSC and the Chesapeake 20 class.  Doug Kolb raced Jade, #37 from 1947 until 1954 and was a charter boat captain for over 46 years out of Rockhold Creek.  He was active at West River Sailing Club and its commodore in 1953.  His impressive race record from the late 40s and early 50s is below.  Doug Kolb and Jade were featured on the front page of the Evening Star in 1953 at the President's Cup Regatta along with a photo and article announcing the wedding of Senator John F. Kennedy to Jacqueline Bouvier.

Margaret V. Hoffman - Pioneer

Posted in: 1950s, Pioneers
Early photo of Margaret V. Hoffman at Back Creek, Annapolis c 1930 and she discusses participating in the first West River Sailing Club (Our Own Damn Yacht Club) in 1929 below.  The Margaret Hoffman perpetual trophy was awarded for the annual race from West River to Annapolis.  The trophy is now awarded to the first classic Chesapeake 20 at the Nationals.  Alex Schafer, the grandson of Captain Dick Hartge, won the trophy in 2008.

Stormy in 1956 & 1962

Posted in: 1950s, Classic 20s
Photos of Stormy on a trailer in 1956 and at an away regatta in 1962 being pulled by Chrysler with wings.

1955 Aerial Photo of Eastport

Posted in: 1950s
Here is a aerial photo of Eastport at the end of Market Street from 1955.  On the back is the name John Iwass (sp) which may be the owner of the marina or person who took the photo.  Given to us by John Kramer. 

1954 President's Cup Results

Posted in: Historical Race Results, 1950s
Results of President's Cup Regatta in the Evening Star:  1st - America skippered by Karl Statter (WRSC), 2nd - Strutaway with Tony Wells (Alexandria) and 3rd - Rainbow with Morton Knight (Alexandria).