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The entire effort raised more than $150,000 - they are still counting - to support the Virginia Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.PHRF Fleet and One-Design Fleet Winners: PHRF A (7 boats), Voodoo 2, Leroi Lissenden; J105 (7 boats), Blade Runner, Brad Davis; J24 (4 boats) Roundabout/Dutch Courage, Alan Bomar; PHRF B/C (11 boats), White Boat, Dave McConaughy; PHRF Non-Spin (6 boats) Nanuq, Glenn Doncaster. Principal Race Officer for the PHRF/OD course - Brooks Zerkel.
Cruising Fleet Winners: Classic Boat Fleet (14 boats), Last Boat III, Frank Murphy; Leukemia Cruising 1 Fleet (11 boats): Osprey, Steve Bland; Leukemia Cruising 2 Fleet (12 boats): Shinola, Buddy Petzinger. Principal Race Officer for Cruising Course - Lud KimbroughRegatta Co-Chairs, Judy Buis and Carolyn Norton SchmalenbergerFor additional information contact: Lin McCarthy, (757) 850-4225 Southern Bay Racing News You Can Use # 451 SBRNYCU is an independent weekly publication of southern Chesapeake Bay racing happenings. Founded in April, 2000.
SCREWPILE entry deadline is this WEDNESDAY, JULY 15. Please go to www.splc.us for entry forms and info. Check-in and skippers registration for Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge 2009 is Saturday, July 18, and racing and partying is Sunday, July 19 through Tuesday, July 21.
Chessie giveth and Chessie taketh away... for the IDA LEWIS, Chessie was most generous in her giving! For the 3 days of clinics and the first 2 of the 3 racing days, Chessie was generous indeed. The US SAILING Junior Women's Doublehanded National Championship Regatta had beautiful racing conditions right up to the very last day of the 6 day event. The competitors had 7 terrific races over the first two days of actual racing (3 races are required for the event to stand as an official championship) - spinnakers flew downwind, crew leaned out on their traps and skippers drove their 420s to the brink. The racing was excellent for the sailors themselves as well as for those watching. On Saturday, the last day of the regatta, in spite of wind dances and promises of sacrifices, there just was no way that there was sufficient sustained wind (4+kts required) to get in additional races. Mid-way through the one race that actually was started, Chessie packed up her wind bag and left for the day. No problem, the 74 racers headed in at mid-afternoon, packed their boats and gear, put on their awards dinner and ceremony finery, and proceeded to wrap-up a grand championship event. Hampton Yacht Club hosted the IDA LEWIS and more info and pictures can be found at the club website at www.hamptonyc.com as well as on www.ussailing.org. 2009 National Junior Women DoubleHanded Champions are skipper Chanel Miller (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) and crew Yuri Namikawa (Ranchos Palos Verdes, CA). Event Co-Chairs: Glenn and Carol Giles; Principal Race Officer - John McCarthy; Signal Boat - Henry Hudgins; Pin Boat- Nick Worth; Mark Boats - Dave Hamilton and Bill Gibbings Safety Officer - Marshal Findley.
Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta. The 11th Annual Southern Bay Leukemia Cup Regatta, hosted by Fishing Bay Yacht Club and Stingray Harbour Yacht Club, was held at FBYC this past weekend, with a record 85 boats entered and 72 actually sailing. The fleet divided itself almost evenly between 35 PHRF and One-Design racers and 37 "Cruising Class" competitors. The entire effort raised more than $150,000 - they are still counting - to support the Virginia Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. PHRF Fleet and One-Design Fleet Winners: PHRF A (7 boats), Voodoo 2, Leroi Lissenden; J105 (7 boats), Blade Runner, Brad Davis; J24 (4 boats) Roundabout/Dutch Courage, Alan Bomar; PHRF B/C (11 boats), White Boat, Dave McConaughy; PHRF Non-Spin (6 boats) Nanuq, Glenn Doncaster. Principal Race Officer for the PHRF/OD course - Brooks Zerkel. Cruising Fleet Winners: Classic Boat Fleet (14 boats), Last Boat III, Frank Murphy; Leukemia Cruising 1 Fleet (11 boats): Osprey, Steve Bland; Leukemia Cruising 2 Fleet (12 boats): Shinola, Buddy Petizinger. Principal Race Officer for Cruising Course - Lud Kimbrough; Regatta Co-Chairs, Judy Buis and Carolyn Norton Schmalenberger
Southern Bay 505 racers Chris Behm and Henry Amthor collect "heavy medal" in Canada. Chris Behm (Hampton) sailed with Jesse Falsone (Annapolis) and won the 5o5 East Coast Championships. Henry Amthor (Hampton) sailed with Dustin Romey (San Juan, PR) and finished 3rd .
Latest additions to the Screwpile 2009 entry list include another southern Bay boat, Sam Mitchner's J/109, Double Eagle, sailing out of Fishing Bay Yacht Club. Sam's entry brings the number of southern Bay boats and beyond heading to Solomons, MD, to 18.
If you are not able to do SCREWPILE this coming weekend, consider the one-day Little Bay Challenge on Saturday, July 18. Offered by Broad Bay Sailing Association and Portsmouth Boat Club in Norfolk's Willoughby Bay. It's a single headsail only race. The entry fee (if you enter before 5PM on Friday, July 17) is FREE, but you do need to submit an entry form. There is a $10 charge per head for the post-race party which includes "plenty of good burgers, cold beer, and Eddie Swindell's Party Band". For info and entry, please contact Scott Almond at (757) 471-2663. You need to pre-pay your party fee either with your entry form or at the Saturday morning skippers meeting where fleet splits will be announced.
Coming up Saturday, July 23rd - The Veterans Cup - compete in honor of veterans of our Armed Forces. You do not have to be affiliated with the Armed Forces to race in this regatta. For entry info contact: John Ritter at (757) 329-6992. Langley Yacht Club is the organizing authority of this regatta.
Dear Readers, Look for the next issue of SBRNYCU, #452, on Thursday, July 23. Murphy, the Racing Beagle, and the entire staff are "GONE TO SCREWPILE!" See you there!
MURPHY'S LAW: Where's the party tent???? /S/ Murphy the Racing Beagle, the sailing spirit in us all.
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