Summer Series, July 31, 2011

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Summer Series, July 29, 2011

Six Chesapeake 20s came out for the summer series on Sunday with pleasant weather, low humidity and steady winds.  The A-Cat fleet provided an excellent race committee and had to shift the course as the wind veered from the east to south east.

Prior to the first race, it appeared that the left was favored and winds to the right were more screechy.  Gracie went right but not too far to keep out the adverse current.  By, the second race, the wind shifted further to the right and Gracie made the weather mark without tacking.  Stormy had to easy off and close reach to the mark with Gracie underneath getting their first.  On the second lap, Stormy went around the mark second and benefited from the increasing wind, did not poll out the jib and passed Gracie – holding her off at the finish.

 

For the third race, the course was shifted further right.  Gracie again led the way and Spirit nipped Stormy at the finish.  As the wind increased, C-20s with very light crews had a hard time keeping pace.   Racing was close throughout the fleet with fourth to six place only a point apart.  Kudos goes to Endeavor who did well with Matt, a new sailor who learned about us on the website.   He certainly got an exciting time on the trapeze.

During the day, several thunderstorms passed to the south.  For the fourth race, the wind increased to 20 plus knots left over from them.  Immediately, 20s struggled to get off the starting line with jibs and mains luffing.  As we went up the weather leg, Gracie took down her jib.  Stormy got to the weather mark first but with Osprey capsizing, all of the 20s decided to quit the race and sail back to the club.  Osprey finally got righted, towed in and bailed out.  While lots of the 20s took on water, all returned undamaged.

 Race Results

Boat

Number

Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

Total

Gracie

302

1

2

1

4

Stormy

26

3

1

3

7

Spirit

0

5

3

2

10

Endeavor

49

4

4

5

13

Osprey

302

2

6

6

14

Contrary

31

6

5

4

15

 

 

 


Summer Series, July 24, 2011

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Tere 3 great races Sunday. The heat on shore was horrible, but out on the bay it was breezy and almost cool!

Gerhard with a wrapped ankle, limping, and on pain medication won the first race.

Robin nosed by Clay at the finish line win the 2nd race.

Chris Snowber in Aurora nosed by Clay and Robin to win the 3rd very tight race.

(Note: Andrew Resnik was on the wire. Chris did a great job keeping the boat from tipping over. )

Race Results

Race 1
203
0
201

Race 2
0
49
203
201

Race 3
201
49
203
0

Total
0     7 pts
203 7 pts
201 8 pts
49   9 pts


Chesapeake 20s for Sale

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CHESAPEAKE 20s FOR SALE

 

1.    Grace # 302 for Sale.  $15,000 or best offer.  Contact Bob Blomquist at 410 788-4585 or 410 241-9617.  Gracie is at West River Sailing Club for inspection and includes trailer and two sets of sails.  She is a very fast Chesapeake 20 and the winner of many regattas.

Bob Blomquist built Gracie as the second cold-molded Chesapeake 20 in 2001.  It has built about a dozen wooden boats but Gracie was the most challenging.  He took measurements off Endeavor and had the lines corrected by a naval architect.  Thus, his boat is the most accurate representation of the original Capt. Dick Hartge Chesapeake 20 since older boats lose some of their original shape.  See Chesapeake 20 fleet on our web site for construction details of Gracie.  The materials alone to build Gracie costs about $15,000 without considering Bob and Glenda's work on her construction over 3 years.  A comparable 20 would cost many times more, especially if professional constructed.

 

2.   Clay Taylor has bought the Chesapeake 20 molds and Peter Bell Jr. built a new fiberglass 20 in 2010.  She will be available for sale and racing in the 2011 season.  The boat has a mast but requires sails, boom and other fittings.  New owner can fit out the 20 as desired to suit their concept.  Contact Clay directly if you are interested in buying this glass 20, #211.

 

3.   Restoration of Shamrock #6, Volunteer #27,  and Scotch-N-Water #80   Clay Taylor and the Chesapeake 20 Association have acquired several Chesapeake 20s that are available for restoration.  We have a firm estimate for the restoration of the hulls only from Windward Yachts, a restoration company about an hour north of Toronto.  Windward Yachts restored the C-20 Yankee #88 to original construction including steam bent oak ribs, centerboard, etc.  We have an estimate of $15,000 for a restored Chesapeake 20 hull.  We are prepared to help in the transport of one or more of the classic Chesapeake 20s above for a truly interested buyer. 

 

 



 

 

 


Nelson Parks Regatta, July 17, 2011

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Nelson Parks Regatta

Six Chesapeake 20s participated in Nelson Parks Regatta on July 17, 2011 which honors the builder of the first glass 20s.  The wind was very light and shifty from the west in the cove.  Gracie went right and caught a wind shift out of the creek to take the first race, but after that it generally paid to go left and get streaks of wind and puffs out of West River.  In the light conditions, there were plenty of changes in the lead.  It was tight competition until the final race when the usual southerly filled in, and a short and fast race took place across the cove.  In this race, starting near the far pin and getting the lift out of the Bay paid off with Gracie and then Stormy getting to the weather mark first and second.

We had a excellent race committee and they worked hard to get the five races off on time and set true courses in the very shifty conditions.  In general, the racing conditions were pleasant with temperature in the 80s and low humility.

Race Results

Nelson Parks Regatta
July 17, 2011

Boat
Race 1
Race 2
Race 3
Race 4
Race 5
Position
Gracie
1
3
1
4
1
1
Stormy
3
4
2
1
2
2
Osprey
4
1
4
2
3
3
Endeavor
2
2
3
3
4
4
Contrary
5
5
5
5
5
5
Heather
6
DNF/7
DNS/7
DNS/7
DNS/7
6


Summer Series, June 26

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Summer Series

In very light and shifting winds, four Chesapeake 20s raced in the second summer series in the West River cove.  Each race was one lap in which the first race the wind was northerly, and the last two southerly.  Good starts and finding the wind puffs were the keys to victory. 

Pos Sail Boat Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total
Points
Pos
1 26 Stormy Weihe, Ted 1 1 2 4.00 1
2 0 Spirit Hartge, Robin 3 2 1 6.00 2
3 31  Contrary Resnick, Andrew 2 3 3 8.00 3
4 22  Mermaid Taylor, Clay 4 5/DNS 5/DNS 14.00 4