Four Aces #41

Posted in: 1990s, Classic 20s
Restoration of Four Aces #41 by Spike Wineland, Donnie Pierce, Will Rhuland and Ted Belknap in 1997-98 with commentary and photos

1996 Regatta Photos in West River

Posted in: 1990s
Grace Gay, a long-time Chesapeake 20 supporter, sent these photos of a Chesapeake 20 race in August 1996.  It features five Chesapeake 20s:  America #32, Jade #37, Columbia #47, Nova #200 and Resolute #202.

1995 Article - Continuing C-20 Tradition

Posted in: 1990s
An article in the Capital in 1995 on building glass Chesapeake 20s.  It noted tht Rob MacAdam has restored five Chesapeake 20s.  In 1995, with glass 20s, attendance at regattas was up.  Nick Hartge said "We just want to go fast, and we don't change the boat that much," in referring to the new glass 20s.  The article is accompanied by a photo the Hartge Yard employees that built the glass 20s including Alex Schlegel, Rob Nilsen, Rick Parks, Peter Bell, Nicky Schegel and Bunky Hines.

1994 Heritage Regatta Awards Presented

Posted in: 1990s
An article in the Sunday Capitol, August 26, 1994, for the awards at the Chesapeake 20 Regatta sponsored by the Captain Salem Avery House Museum.  Trophies were awarded to Peter Bell, first, Randy Watson, second and Billy Crandall, third and Rob MacAdam, fourth.  Twenty five year race committee members Bill and Grace Gay were given a model of a Chesapeake 20.  This river race event continues today as the Heritage Race.

Buddy Hartge - Chesapeake 20 Pioneer

Posted in: Racing Legends, 1990s, Pioneers
An article in the Capital, September 15, 1994, describes Buddy Hartge at 73 winning the Annapolis to West River race in Endeavor #49.  Up from Florida, Buddy raced with an oxygen bottle under the stern.  Buddy Hartge won his first race at age 14 at the annual WRSC regatta in 1935.  He raced with long-time Chesapeake 20 competitor, Joe Atwell.  He said about Chesapeake 20s that "These are probably the best boats all around I ever raced.  There are three qualities you look for in a boat, looks, speed and comfort, and this has all three."  Also, attached is his obituary. He died October 8, 1995 and it notes that he was an owner of Hartge Yacht Yard where his family designed and built Chesapeake 20s.