District 2  Regatta Report

Sat May 7th, 2005 through Sun May 8th, 2005

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2005 MRYC Spring Regatta

 

The Mid-Eastern Shore Fleet and Miles River Yacht Club hosted the May 7-8 Miles River Spring Regatta. Karen Wiley Alt, Mid-Eastern Shore Fleet Captain, had the event beautifully organized. For latecomers and visitors she was instantly at hand with information and guidance.

There was a brief skippers meeting and packed lunches handed out. The Stars had the Yacht Club to themselves, so we could leave the trailers on the lawn next to the hoist and sail away downwind in the northerly breeze to the starting area on the Miles River.

There was a brisk wind for the first two races, gradually getting lighter for the third race. It stayed northerly without many shifts and the weather legs were short, ĺ miles so the race results depended largely on boat speed.

Fotis Boliakis sailing with Austin Sperry and Geoffrey Ewenson with McGlaughlin seemed to have a little more speed than anyone else and got out ahead in each of the races. The rest of the fleet kept closely packed at their heels. Boliakis led and won all three races.

Miles River is not so much a river as it is an inlet bay off the larger Chesapeake, widening in front of the town of St. Michaels so that with the wind out of the north or northwest there is plenty of open water for a substantial windward leeward course. The shores are thinly populated and wooded. Log canoes and Bugeyes and other older boats with more canvas than hull are often seen on the water.

After the races, with the boats lined up on the lawn, there was camaraderie in Isabelís Bar on the dock, where we watched the Kentucky Derby and dropped peanut shells on the floor to fall through the cracks to the ducks.

Sadly on Sunday, the race committee, considering the forecast of strengthening winds, called off the rest of the races. Karen Wiley Alt awarded Fotis Boliakis and Austin Sperry the Dr. David Oursler Memorial Trophy and invited everyone to return for the Schuster Regatta, to be sailed October 1-2, the weekend after the Oxford Windup.


Star
Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 Total
1 Team Poseidon   Fotis Boliakis   Austin Sperry   8080     1.0 1.0 1.0 3
2 ---   Geoffery Ewenson   McGlaughlin   7713     3.0 2.0 3.0 8
3 ---   Bob Flower     7530     7.0 3.0 2.0 12
4 ---   Kris Wilson     7497     6.0 7.0 4.0 17
5 Neva Jo   Murray Leigh     7454     5.0 6.0 6.0 17.0001
6 Lil White Lie   Roger Pickall     7090     4.0 5.0 9.0 18
7 Cover Girl   Karen Wiley Alt     7786     9.0 4.0 7.0 20
8 Ciao Bella   Carroll McCallum   Guy Gurney   7715     2.0 15.0 [DNS] 5.0 22
9 Rebel Yell   Eric Wagner     7054     10.0 8.0 8.0 26
10 Lucky   Will Murdoch     7102     8.0 9.0 11.0 28
11 Elusive   Chuck Wiley     7785     11.0 15.0 [DNS] 10.0 36
12 Mary Jane   Sam Hopkins     8159     15.0 [DNS] 15.0 [DNF] 12.0 42
13 Wus N' Pus   Rown Perkins     7182     15.0 [DNS] 15.0 [DNS] 15.0 [DNS] 45
13 Hurrying Angel   Dan North     7162     15.0 [DNS] 15.0 [DNS] 15.0 [DNS] 45

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