|District 2 Regatta Report|| |
Sat Aug 10th, 2013 through Sun Aug 11th, 2013
Tom and Sarah Price winners of the Chesapeake Bay Lipton Trophy
| It's a family affair!
We were in Oxford Maryland for the 87th running of the Chesapeake Bay Lipton Cup and what a beautiful weekend it was. |
It was very exciting to see Caroline McNeil, Robert Emmet and Sarah Price on the race course with their dads and of course dad Read Beigel crewing for daughter Laura.
New to Stars this year Schuyler Benson made a decent showing for his first event given that he was in charge of the whole Oxford Regatta and had to work on Sunday and not sail!
All in all it was a great showing of good friends and fun people for the event.
Saturday's forecast of light winds out of the East was blown out by a front that came through Friday night. The first race was a northerly breeze on Course 4. The breeze kept backing until Race 2 started at a course of 324 degrees (yep 324, that's what we love about Richard Lippincott's PRO work!). Race 3 was started at 319 degrees and as another thunderhead passed to our south it backed all the way to 290 for the last leg. Race three was spotty and shifty and the Race Committee did a great job of trying to keep up with it.
Sunday it was bleak.....overcast and not a zephyr in sight. The Race Committee towed us all out to the Choptank and we had a very nice social hour waiting for the breeze to come up. It finally did but was even more spotty and shifty than Race 3. We managed (barely) to get two legs in and then we were towed home.
It was good close racing with a lot of tied scores. Congratulations to Tom Price and daughter Sarah for winning the Lipton Trophy.
Other awards presented for the weekend include:
J. Graham Johnson Memorial Cup – (TAYC) For the winning Novice skipper in the race series. Donated in 1933 by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Marsalis. WINNER: R J Cooper TAYC
The CBYC Havana Cup- (CBYC) Winning skipper of the first race of the Sir Thomas Lipton race series. The CBYC Havana Cup was donated in 2006 to the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Club by John Todd. The trophy was awarded to John in 1955 when he and his crew Jack Streeton won the opening race of the Star Worlds series held in Cuba. John Todd and Jack Streeton were the first to have their names inscribed on the George Elder Memorial Trophy which goes each year to the winner of the opening race. WINNER: Mike Hecky Riverton Yacht Club
The TAYC Havana Cup- (TAYC) Second place skipper of the opening race of the Sir Thomas Lipton race series. The TAYC Havana Cup was donated in 2007 to the Tred Avon Yacht Club by John Todd. John placed second in the opening race at the 1957 Worlds. WINNER: John Vanderhoff Havre de Grace Yacht Club
J. Graham Johnson Memorial Trophy- (CBYC) Winning skipper of the second and third races of the race series. Donated in 1956 by the Eastern Shore Star Fleet. J. Graham Johnson and his brother, Lowndes, won the Gold Star in New Orleans in 1929. Graham died under one of the big trees by the TAYC Star Parking area. Lowndes designed the Comet. WINNER: Tom Price Gibson Island Yacht Squadron
The Captain’s Cup - (TAYC) Donated in 2012 by the Trippe Family in memory of Past Commodore (1958) Barclay H. Trippe, Jr., "The Captain's Cup" is awarded to the top TAYC finisher in the Star series at Oxford Regatta. Barclay acquired his first Star boat "Purple Cow" from Mr. R. Hammond Gibson, in 1941 in trade for his Comet which Mr. Gibson thought was faster than most of the other Comets. He went on to sail faster Star boats (Bandersnatch, March Hare and Mad Hatter). Barclay wrote "to me the Star boat was what I was born to sail and never found another boat that was as much fun to sail or where the competition on an international scene was so good." WINNER: R J Cooper
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