Lin Mccarthy on Monday October 23, 2006 02:08PM

MIRAGE,  VIRGINIA H,  AMARYLYN,  BLACK WIDOW,  EXCELSIOR,  MY AMY and  MUTHA OF PEARL  win fleets in 'Round the Lights:  57 boats started the 2006 RTL and 39 finished.  Most chose to round Middle Ground Light first - they went right - and finished  before or very soon after the wind died out in mid-afternoon.  RESULTS:  PHRF A (11 boats) - 1.Christian Schaumloffel, Mirage (Hobie 33); 2.Phil Briggs, Feather (J36); 3.Sledd Shelhorse, Meridian 2 (Farr 36).  PHRF B (4 boats) - 1.Andy Armstrong, Virginia H (Soverel 30); 2.Bob Archer / Chris Beahr, Bad Habit (Pearson 30).  PHRF C (6 boats) - 1.Dana Dillon, Amarylyn (Catalina 30); 2.Justin Morris, The Hunter (Hunter 26.5); 3.Larry Bone, Small Potato (Capri 25).  PHRF Non-Spin 1(8 boats) - 1.Leo Wardrup, Black Widow (Irwin 38); 2.Tom Peddy, Impulse, (Catalina 34); 3.Barry Wise, Destiny (CYC 32).  PHRF Non-Spin 2 (7 boats) - 1.Steve Ritz, Excelsior (Cal 30-2); 2.Rodney Paice, Wiki-Wiki (Pearson 26); 3.Bob Wagner, Sea Slipper (Catalina 25).  Cruising 1 (10 boats) - 1.Jonathan Romero, My Amy (Hunter 31); 2.John Lones, Ali-Ru (Morgan 36T); 3.Victor Carreno, Tackful, Beneteau Ocn 370.  Cruising 2 (11 boats) - 1.Keith Carson, Mutha of Pearl (Morgan 24/25); 2.Stephen Rodes, Elysium (Morgan 34); 3.James Gordon, Allegory (Morgan 30). 
ROCKETTE  Winner of Pamlico Cup Hospice Regatta:  Chuck Monsees and  the crew of  his J/29 Rockette have earned the right to represent the Pamlico Cup Hospice Regatta in Annapolis  next year.  The Hospice Regattas National Championship will be sailed in J/105s on May 11-13, 2007.   Chuck won the 2005 Pamlico Cup too.  Finishing 2nd in the top fleet was another North Carolina boat that frequents the Chesapeake, Lloyd Griffin's Cash Flow.  Also sailing in the championship regatta as Hospice winners will be Mike Veraldi, representing the Greater Hampton Roads Hospice Regatta, and Joe Waters representing the Turkey Shoot Hospice Regatta. 
2006  FROSTBITE SERIES BEGINS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29.  Sponsored by Hampton Yacht Club.  This is a great series for kicking back a notch or too (non-sanctioned and crew number limitations do not apply).  It's a good time for introducing new crew to the boat and the team, and it is great for honing racing skills of seasoned crewbies and skippers.  The Series runs for 5 consecutive Sundays in Hampton Roads harbor.  Be sure to take your 2006 CCV Racing Guide on the boat, because usually the course is around aids to navigation (see page 35 of the Guide for mark listing).  Contact Dick Boykin at (757) 890-0093 for info.
J/24 Fleet  71 Wraps Up the Year:  Alan Bomar's Roundabout  won two of the three races and the one-lap, sudden-death, tie-breaker to finish first for the day Sunday.  Midmorning Buzz, David Taylor's boat, finished the first three races tied with Roundabout, but lost the tie-breaker. 
HOT BUTTERED RUM - Always a good thing when Old Man Winter is in the neighborhood.  So, the Willoughby Racers, the BBSA Thursday Night racing crowd, will host their annual Hot Buttered Rum Race on Saturday, November 4.  This is a race with a warmmmmmmmmmm  tradition.  Non-spinnaker, single headsail only.  Contact BBSA's Scott Almond  (757) 471-2663 for information.
The Christopher Newport University sailing team finished 4th in the Washington College Open weekend  before last in Chestertown , Maryland.  The Captains finished well ahead of Princeton, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Ocean City College, UMBC, and Drexel.
"Do not forsake me, oh  my darlin..."    Tom and Catherine Ryan brought their J24, HIGH NOON, to the race course for the first time Sunday.  The boat itself is a real beauty - deep red with gold leaf lettering. 
Really cool websites for racers:  Go to  http://coastalpredictioncenter.chesapeakebay.net  The information is especially helpful to racers who want to improve local knowledge. Thanks to Pete Morrison, skipper of Liberty (J/109), for sharing this info.    Along these same lines,  Bob and Jim Englert  swear by another NOAA site.  Check out  http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov    Both sites are full of wind, current, tide, etc. charts, graphs, and automated displays.   All for free  and well worth a look-see.  
MATADOR,  WHISPER, FEATHER, and M3  win fleets in the Albemarle Challenge Cup series:  The ACC is sponsored each year by the Albemarle Sound Sailing Association.  Chris Elliott won the spinnaker fleet in Matador, Archer Farmer won Non-Spinnaker A in Whisper, and Wayne Mathews was first in Non-Spinnaker B in Feather.  Sailing in the Cruising Class and finishing all four of the qualifying races was Lance Harger in M3.
Go back to visit your "old" college sailing coach -  Christopher Newport University has set November 4, as the date for the  CNU Alumni Regatta.  Head  Coach Dan Winters  says the sailing gang will gather at 0900, and "golden oldies" will be mixed with current team members for the two (morning and afternoon) sessions of races and fun.  If you plan to go, contact  Coach right away at cnusailing@aol.com  
Mark your 2007 calendar:  The dates for the 2007 SCREWPILE LIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE REGATTA are July 22,23, and 24, 2007.  
Update on Solomons Island waterfront:  The Lighthouse Inn [and restaurant] has not yet been rebuilt and there is no clear indication that it will be.  The site has been cleared, but no pre-building activity is in evidence.  For years and years the Lighthouse was a landmark for those arriving at Solomons for Screwpile.  It was totally destroyed last winter by fire.
Drysail your baby:  Dock mumblings indicate that some smaller keel boat owners (22' - 26') are thinking of reducing slip fee costs by drysailing their boats.  The J/24 sailors are a good source of information on this topic.  There is an initial out-lay though - most storage yards require you to bring your own trailer.  Used trailers have good resale value this time of year.
MURPHY'S LAW:  There's a lot of computer "stuff" out there for racers, but...  Yrs Truly, The Racing Beagle, would just as soon have the database Bumps Eberwine has in "the seat of his pants" and Jeff Rogers has in his paper  notebook of current data.    /S/  Murphy the Racing Beagle, the sailing spirit in us all.
VOODOO CHILE - well maintained and optimized Tripp 33.  Sails easily to PHRF 81  at 13+kts downwind and 6.4 up.  Lifting keel (4-8 up / 7-4 down) and standing headroom.  Drysailed w/gelcoat bottom.  Too much stuff to list.  Call or email for info.  Closest offer to $40K gets you into a good  A  Fleet boat.  Leroi at  llissenden@hotmail.com  or (804) 874-1146. [ADVERTISEMENT]
1982 J/24  #3335  CAVITATION,  race ready.  See http://members.cox.net/cduer  for more information.  $11,250/offer.  Chris Duer (757) 537-4205  chrisduer@yahoo.com     [ADVERTISEMENT]
BCNU - '74 Morgan 27.  Super shape, all new standing rigging and lifelines,  one-year-old Nissan, good sails, ready to race!  See @ Willoughby C5.  Just reduced - $8950.00!  John Ritger 467-0833  jmritger@yahoo.com [ADVERTISEMENT]
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