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5th Annual Southern Chesapeake Volvo Leukemia Cup Regatta on July 11-12, THIS COMING WEEKEND, is hosted by Fishing Bay Yacht Club and Stingray Point Marina in Deltaville. CBYRA sanctioned racing for PHRF (spinnaker and non-spinnaker) and MORC as well as a non-sanctioned Cruising fleet. One design classes may be added. Registration and various events are on Friday (July 11) and racing followed by the grand gala and awards is on Saturday. For info contact Judy Buis at (804) 358-9475 or email at email@example.com. Information is also available at the FBYC web site www.fbyc.net/Events For registration package, and/or sailing instructions contact Sandy Thurston at (800) 766-0797 or email ThurstonS@va.leukemia-lymphoma.org
The winner of the 2003 MARINERS' CUP is EDDIE WOLCOTT - The Cup is sponsored by The Mariners' Museum. It is awarded at a different regatta each year and is intended to promote small craft sailing in Hampton Roads. This year the Cup was presented to the HYC 75th Annual Regatta high scorer in the Masters (over 45) age category. Eddie Wolcott (Norfolk/NYCC) was the top Master sailor overall; he participated in the HOD class.
HYC 75th Annual Regatta: Great hot wind (SSW) and warm water (79.9 degrees) racing! Boats and sailors made good use of good conditions this past weekend in Hampton Roads. Winners of the various fleets were: LASER: Anna Tunnicliffe; 420: Chris Behm and Meg Callanan; HAMPTON ONE DESIGN: Kevin and Kennon Hanna. Among the OPTIs, Patrick Kana was the overall winner. PRO on the Laser-HOD-420 venue was Paul Garn, and Randy Pugh managed the Opti course. Event organizer/manager - Leigh Morgan.
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BLUEWATER RACERS NOTES: The Marblehead Halifax Race got underway yesterday, June 6. From our region of the Bay, John Dodge is on Donneybrook, and it is reported that Paul Andersen (Titillation, J/29) is navigator on Dawn Treader, Larry Cohen's Swan 411. On the web, go to www.marbleheadhalifax.org Earlier this summer, Hudson and Lynne Hoen, sailing their Island Packet 380 named Belle of Virginia, finished 3rd in the West Marine Bermuda Cup race from Hampton. The Hoens are members of the Rappahannock River Yacht Club and part of a growing contingent of southern Bay racers taking to bluewater racing. And, Larry Cohen, Dawn Treader, Swann 411, out of Fishing Bay YC, won the IMS Class 1 in the Annapolis to Newport.
Lately, a number of folks have mentioned Gary Jobson - "How's he doing?" "Miss seeing and hearing of him...", etc. Last Tuesday (July 1, 2003), The Baltimore Sun carried an article based on a very recent interview by Amanda J. Crawford. Check www.baltimoresun.com Use the archive/search service, which is free if item published within 2 weeks.
Special Events Heads-Up: Ware River Yacht Club is hosting two very large regattas for small boats in the first part of August. First comes the Virginia Governor's Cup (August 2-3) for Albacore, Hampton One Design, Laser, Mobjack, and Moth classes. For info call (804) 693-4175. Next is the 2003 Hampton One Design National Championship, August 15-17. HOD webmaster Mark Wheeler has set up a National page at www.shorenet/hamptonone/HODNationalsHome 2003.
One of the best staffed support/spectator boats at the HYC 75th Annual Regatta was Off the Wagon skippered by John Hanna (Battlewagon) with able bodied seamen Kacky Hanna and Bumps Eberwine (Sea Star). Marty and Betty Steffans' Tidewater watched the Opti fleet action. Also, spotted on the water was US Sailing Team coach Gary Bodie in the Bodie-ak.
We are in the middle of the best part of the year to be on the water - i.e. SUMMER! Here are some great ways for southern Bay racers to celebrate the next few weeks:
2003 Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge (July 20-22) in Solomons, MD, is a racers' delight offering PHRF, MORC, and one-design sanctioned racing. This is the annual showdown where southern Bay and northern Bay skippers and crews go head to head for 3 days of top flight competition. For information contact LG Raley at (301) 862-3100 or check out the web site at www.screwpile.net If you have not registered yet, you better get to it.
WHY NOT CONSIDER A RACING SUMMER TOUR? Do the VOLVO LEUKEMIA CUP (July 12 - in Deltaville/Fishing Bay), then move on up the Bay for SCREWPILE in time to check in on Saturday, July 19, and begin racing on Sunday, July 20. Folks at FBYC and Stingray Point Marina can advise on between events dockage.
For those not going to Screwpile, there is the 2003 Little Bay Challenge, sponsored by BBSA (Broad Bay Sailing Association), on Saturday, July 19th, in Norfolk's Willoughby Bay. Racing is limited to non-spinnaker, single head sail only. Dinner (informal), refreshments, and awards follow the racing. For info and/or entry contact: Scott Almond at (757) 428-9295.
In early August, BBSA sponsors another non-sanctioned, but for a good cause, event, the 2003 Little Creek Regatta (Saturday, August 2) off the mouth of Little Creek/East Ocean View beaches in Norfolk. Spinnaker, non-spinnaker, cruising and multi-hull racing is offered. For info contact Bill Mellen or Mary Moore at (757) 362-4819.
Single Day CBYRA Sanctioned Race Events include:
Veterans Cup (Saturday, July 26), contact Clifford Obara at (757) 865-6659 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CCV NOT Smith Point Race (Sunday, July 27), contact John McCarthy at (757) 850-4225
CCV Founders Race (Sunday, August 3), contact John McCarthy at (757) 850-4225
MURPHY'S LAW: The Murphster is on vacation - back when the boat comes in! Living to race, racing to live. /s/ Murphy the Racing Beagle
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