Monday July 14, 2008 05:34PMon
VOODOO 2, INEVITABLE, BOOMERANG, BATTLEWAGON, and LAST BOAT III won the racing fleets at the 2008 Southern Chesapeake Bay Leukemia Cup Regatta hosted this past weekend at Fishing Bay Yacht Club. A total of 35 PHRF and one-design racers took to the course to support the Leukemia Cup, a two day event. Racing Fleet Results: PHRF A (6 boats): 1.VooDoo 2, Leroi Lissenden; 2.Midnight Rider, John Haracivet; 3.Double Eagle, Sam Mitchener. J/105 (6 boats): 1.Inevitable, Mike Karn; 2.Loose Cannon, Strother Scott; 3.Blade Runner, Brad Davis. PHRF B/C (9 boats): 1.Boomerang, Jerry Latell; 2.La Maga, Allan Heyward; 3.Shenanigan, Miles Booth. PHRF Non-Spin (A) (9 boats): 1.Battlewagon, Paul Cross; 2.Namesake, Craig Olsen; 3.Temptress, Robert DeJong. PHRF Non-Spin (B) (7 boats): 1.Last Boat III, Frank Murphy; 2.Shockwave, Don Deese; 3.Cats Pajamas, Drake Johnstone. In addition to the racing fleet, there were 54 entries in the Cruising fleet - results of the cruising competition were not available as of SBRNYCU publication time. Principal Race Officers - Brooks Zerkel and Lud Kimbrough
T.L.Sea, Tony Thornton's Cal 31, makes it 22 Southern Bay and Beyond Racers Headed for Screwpile. Already entered and headed up to Solomons are: Cash Flow (Hadley 40), Lloyd Griffin; Double Eagle (J-109), Sam Mitchener; Chilcoot (Quest 30), Alex Alvis; PF Flyer (Pearson 30), Larry Preddy; Wavelength (C&C 37), Rob Whittet; Inevitable (J/105), Mike Karn; Wairere (Thompson 30), Pete Hunter; Black Widow (Irwin 38), Leo Wardrup; The Hunter (Hunter 26.5), Justin Morris; After Thought (J109), Craig Wright; Boomerang (B25), Jerry Latell; Pegasus (J24), David Kelsey; Flying Colors (J105), Richard Payne; Namesake (Olson 30), Craig Olsen; Voodoo 2 (Tripp 38), Lissenden-Birch-Krushelnisky; Corryvreckan (J105), David Clark; Blade Runner (J105), Brad Davis; Meridian 2 (Farr 36), Sledd Shelhorse; Schiehallion (Beneteau 30), Brad Miller; Lola (Thompson T750), Dennis Hannick; and Midnight Mistress (C&C 35), Jake and Pat Brodersen. And, former southern Bay stalwart, Kahuna (Farr 395), Sanford Richardson. The DEADLINE FOR SCREWPILE ENTRIES IS WEDNESDAY, JULY 16th. Go to www.screwpile.net or www.splc.us for entry forms and "how to".
2008 SCREWPILE LIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE (July 20,21, & 22) - DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS THIS WEDNESDAY, JULY 16th. Entry forms are available at www.screwpile.net and www.splc.us and www.screwpile.com This is a grand gathering of Chesapeake Bay racers - racing and party-ing championships are determined here "in the middle", at Solomons, Maryland!
SCREWPILE entries now number 136, the regatta has been designated as the Beneteau 36.7 One Design Mid-Atlantic Championship, and officials are close to adding a one-design start for the J-35 class.
CATS' PAWS takes 2008 VETERANS CUP. Michael Turner's Cats' Paws won her fleet by the largest margin and, therefore, the overall regatta and the Veterans Cup. The Island Packet 44 finished first in the 5 boat Cruising fleet by 17 minutes and 10 seconds. The race benefited from Saturday's early sea breeze and pleasant skies; the racing area was off Buckroe. RESULTS: PHRF A (2 boats): 1.Christian Schaumloffel, Mirage, Hobie 33. PHRF Non-Spinnaker (10 boats): 1.Andy Armstrong, Virginia H, Soverel 30; 2.Jonathan Philips, Fine, Kirby 25; 3.Bob Wagner, Sea Slipper, Catalina 25. Cruising (5 boats): 1.Michael Turner, Cats' Paws, Island Packet 44; 2.Paul Roth, Trial Run, Aquarious 23; 3.Juan Diaz, Levante. Principal Race Officer - John Ritter.
KINGFISHER in Sick Bay. Dixon and Mary Wilde's beautiful dark hull C&C 99, Kingfisher, is out of commission for the time being - serious standing rigging problem. The repair process is underway and they'll be back on the race course as soon as the proper fixes are made.
If you need to borrow cash to finance your next regatta or the rest of the racing season, borrow it from a pessimist - he won't expect to get it back! (Scientist Steven Wright gets credit for this thought.)
This is the week of the summer that the southern Bay race boat delivery crews are checking the charts to plan their trip to Solomons for Screwpile. The easiest and quickest trip goes to those who "ride the bubble", the flood, up the Bay.
More than 60 young racers from up and down the Bay gathered in Hampton Roads this weekend to compete in the 2008 USA JUNIOR OLYMPICS and BAY OPEN. Hampton Yacht Club hosted the regatta with an army of volunteers and an armada of boats supporting the event. The winners in each fleet were: OPTI Red (18 boats): Graham Landy (NY&CC); OPTI Blue (18 Boats): Charlie Lomax (AYC); OPTI White (4 boats):Erin Jacob (FBYC); OPTI Green(6 boats):Marc Vandenberg (SSA);Club 420 (17 boats):Bobby Lippincott & Lucy Cofan (TAYC); Laser Radial (5 boats): Sam Stokes (NY&CC)
Stay-at-homes, who cannot go to Screwpile this coming weekend, may want to do a casual race on Saturday, July 19th. Restricted to single headsail, non-spinnaker racing, the 2008 LITTLE BAY CHALLENGE is FREE (as long as you enter by 1700 on Friday, July 18) and offers a great post-race party ($10 per person) featuring Eddie Swindell's Party Band. For information contact Scott Almond at (757) 471-2663)
CCV offers one of its two mid-summer races on Saturday, July 26. The MOONLIGHT TRIANGLE RACE will start in the late afternoon (1700 / 5PM) off Buckroe and the racers will sail a specified course which will be between 30 and 15 miles, depending on conditions. This is a distance race and it counts in the Chesapeake Bay Distance Racing Series, counts for CCV High Point standings and counts for CBYRA High Point awards. For information contact John McCarthy at (757) 850-4225.
Murphy the Racing Beagle and the entire SBRNYCU staff are heading for Screwpile! Look for the next issue, #403, on Thursday, July 24th, to include a Screwpile report and to catch you up on southern Bay happenings.
MURPHY'S LAW: Yrs Truly, the Racing Beagle, is heading for Screwpile - four days of racing and party-ing! It's a dog's life but, someone's gotta do it! Now, where is that America's Cup T-shirt that Cousin Murphacelli sent me from Valencia? It'll be a great ice-breaker at the Tiki Bar! /S/ Murphy the Racing Beagle, the sailing spirit in us all.