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


Spring Series, June 19, 2011

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Six Chesapeake 20s held four races on Sunday afternoon, June 19, 2011.  With two firsts and two seconds, Stormy led the fleet with Spirit and Osprey in second and third respectively.  See details on the day of racing below including photos taken by Pam Taylor.