District 12  Regatta Report

Sat May 31st, 2008 through Sun Jun 1st, 2008

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50th Annual Tomahawk Regatta

 

Lake Hopatcong Y.C. (New Jersey) - report by Daivd Bolles:
Due to the organizing efforts of the Murphy family boats from 12 fleets and 4 countries participated in the 50th running of the Lake Hopatcong Tomahawk Regatta. As someone commented, it almost appeared to be a commonwealth games, with Bermuda, the Bahamas and Canada being represented.

The festivities began in fine shape on Friday evening with a good dinner. There were rumors going about that Saturday would proved to be an interesting day on the water with a strong front due to come through.

Saturdayís weather did not disappoint those expecting some excitement. Gusty winds out of the southwest were the order of the day, with frequent and fairly significant shifts with varying wind strengths coming through. The wind varied between 10 to 18, with some occasional local stronger shots coming through. Johnny Mac / Tod Raynor had the most consistent day with two firsts and a 4th to take the day.

After racing the party continued with dinner and rum provided by one of the eventís sponsors. Again there was a rumor about what the following day would bring in terms of wind, with most agreeing that there would be very little wind.

Well, so much for that rumor! By the time the boats were getting ready to sail the wind was already up with about the same strength as Saturday, although more westerly. In fact Sunday was a little bit more trying on the gear with various things breaking, from hiking straps to backstay ropes, and a few death rolls added in for good measure, forcing various teams to quit for the day.

The final race proved to be very exciting for the two front-runners, MacCausland / Raynor and Bromby / Murphy. It looked as if MacCausland / Raynor would win the race and thus the series, but in the last 100 yards the wind shifted in favor of Bromby / Murphy allowing them to take the race and the series.

To finish off the festivities, following the races there was a nice barbeque lunch which was followed by the awards ceremony. A good time was had by all.


Star
Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 4 5 Total
1 7756   Peter Bromby   Brian Murphy   7756   Isol   2.0 3.0 4.0 1.0 1.0 11
2 8195   John Maccausland   Tod Raynor   8195   CR   1.0 4.0 1.0 5.0 2.0 13
3 8295   Rick Merriman   Luis Balzac   8295   LH   3.0 2.0 2.0 4.0 4.0 15
4 8013   Clark Dhein   Rick Dhein   8013   LG   5.0 8.0 9.0 6.0 3.0 31
5 8269   Jock Kohlhas   K Hussey   8269   BisB   14.0 7.0 8.0 9.0 5.0 43
6 7726   Jimmy Lowe   Kevin Murphy   7726   N   4.0 9.0 5.0 2.0 24.0 [DNS] 44
7 7998   Dave Cutler   Magnus Liljedahl   7998   CLIS   6.0 11.0 3.0 3.0 24.0 [OCS] 47
8 7824   Rick Burgess Jr   Rick Burgess Sr   7824   SL   11.0 13.0 10.0 7.0 7.0 48
9 7814   Keith Donald   S Quinn   7814   AN   16.0 12.0 11.0 8.0 6.0 53
10 7993   Andy Ivey   T Reed   7993   Sun   7.0 1.0 6.0 24.0 [DNF] 24.0 [DNS] 62
11 7709   R Murphy   J Allen   7709   LH   15.0 10.0 24.0 [DNF] 10.0 8.0 67
12 7728   John Lombard   David Bolles   7728   Mid   8.0 5.0 7.0 24.0 [DNF] 24.0 [DNS] 68
13 7009   P Flinn   J Lennox   7009   LH   9.0 17.0 24.0 [DNF] 12.0 9.0 71
14 8086   Stu Miller   J Winthrop   8086   LH   17.0 18.0 15.0 14.0 10.0 74
15 7940   J Dunnigan   T Comerford   7940   LH   19.0 15.0 14.0 13.0 24.0 [DNS] 85
16 8099   Bill Farrar   Matt Freeman   8099   Sun   12.0 16.0 12.0 24.0 [DNS] 24.0 [DNS] 88
17 6306   Bill Nutzel   B Rosevear   6306   LH   13.0 14.0 24.0 [DNF] 15.0 24.0 [DNS] 90
18 6255   Christopher Klabe   P Klabe   6255   CR   21.0 21.0 24.0 [DNF] 17.0 11.0 94
19 7729   Thomas Flinn   K Flinn   7729   LH   24.0 [DNF] 24.0 [DNS] 13.0 11.0 24.0 [DNS] 96
20 7015   Peter Brzechffa   G Skinner   7015   LH   20.0 22.0 16.0 16.0 24.0 [DNS] 98
21 4985   John Finch   B Kitchin   4985   WLOC   24.0 [OCS] 6.0 24.0 [DNF] 24.0 [DNS] 24.0 [DNS] 102
22 7630   S McMillan   S McMillan   7630   LH   10.0 20.0 24.0 [DNS] 24.0 [DNS] 24.0 [DNS] 102
23 6808   Gene Murphy   Alfredo Rodriguez   6808   LH   18.0 19.0 24.0 [DNF] 24.0 [DNS] 24.0 [DNS] 109

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