|District 1 Regatta Report|| |
Sat Jul 26th, 2003 through Sun Jul 27th, 2003
| 2003 Marblehead NOOD
Star Class New England Championship
July 26, 27
Gorgeous sailing weekend in Marblehead. Saturday showed SW winds 8-12. Sunday was SW 8-18, with a bonus 20+ knot 'harbor hurricane' just in time for ride home, and challenging landing at the pier & moorings. One of the better star racing weekends we'd had in New England in a while.
The racing was pretty tight. The top three boats were within one point of each other for the lead going into the last race. Sandstrom/Braverman and Gurney/Leonidov were tied with 11 points and Schofield/Schofield with 12, after scoring a tenth in the first race on sunday, to add to their bullets on saturday.
Doug and Bob Schofield convincingly won the last race to win the Star Class at Marblehead NOOD with a solid series. Consistency paid for Gurney and Leonidov as they finished in a strong second.
This spring, the 1st District committed to support this multi-class regatta, to show off our class to a large number of one-design sailors in New England. So we made arrangements with Sailing World and Eastern Yacht Club for a starting line, and accommodations.
We'd made a decision that we were not going to bother showing up with less than 15 boats, as it might have done more harm to the Star Class than good.
I told two friends, they told two friends, who told two friends, and all of a sudden, we had 30 stars on the line from three districts.
Competitors included seasoned veterans, several first year skippers and first time (yet accomplished) crews, including a pair teenagers.
Our strength in numbers, talent, and classic, yet technical nature of the star impressed many observers on the water, on the dock, and under the tent. I have lots of names of people interested in checking out the racing in our class.
In addition to the New England Championship Trophy, we rejuvenated and awarded the Charles Francis Adams Trophy to Doug and Bob Schofield.
From the August, 1937 issue of Stardust, provided by David Bolles
Also, joining us on the line this year is Tomas Hornos and his crew Thomas Barrows, 14, and 15 years old, sailing 6589. They finished a strong 17th in their first major star regatta, all 300 pounds of them (combined).
They enjoyed themselves, and plan on continuing to sail the Star, as well as spending time in Snipes and Lasers.
Sailing World had some nice press for us on the website. Local papers were interested in the Star's return to Marblehead.
Doug and Bob Schofield were also named 'Hall Spars Sailors of the Day' at the NOOD with their two bullets on Saturday.
Doug and Bob Schofield were Hall Spars Sailors of the Day at the NOOD with their two bullets on Saturday.
Nice picture, and writeup about the Stars Return to Marblehead. http://sailingworld.com/sw_article.php?articleID=1949
Full NOOD Results http://sailingworld.com/sw_article.php?articleID=1952
Another Article http://sailingworld.com/sw_article.php?articleID=1951
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