Saturday started out cloudy with 12- to 15-knot winds and
temperatures in the low 60s, reported co-chairman Joel Dugan. As the day
went on, it cleared and winds decreased to 8 to 10 knots and the sailors
On Saturday, the larger A fleet boats raced a 10.5-nautical mile course
with the B fleet boats racing a 6-nautical-mile course. he said. Both
courses were triangles with windward finishes with the A Fleet going around
the triangle twice.
Sunday winds were lighter at 6 to 10 knots and the sun was out all day for
a great fall race day, said Dugan.The racing Sunday was a 5.5-nautical-mile
pursuit race where boats’ starting times are based on their PHRF handicaps.
The John and Carole Jean McConnico Trophy, awarded to a yacht club or
marina based on the sum of their three best finishers, was won for the
second straight year by the Rappahannock River Yacht Club by a point over
Yankee Point Racing and Cruising Club.
The Doug Power Wobbly Compass trophy, awarded to the winning wooden boat
went to Steven King aboard Matoaka, his 1965 Sea Sailor 30. Finishing
second in the wooden boat division was Richard Williams in Ricochet, his
34-foot, 1953 Wm Atkins Ketch. Third-place went to Tom Martin in Wild Rose,
his 43-foot, 1937 Concordia Yawl, which also took the Most Beautiful Boat
Overall winner of the regatta was Warren Ryan in his J-24, Whistler. Gordon
Slatford, general manager of the Tides Inn presented Warren the Virginia
Spirit Trophy silver bowl and a certificate for a room and slip at The
Tides Inn for next year’s Regatta. Second place overall went to Sam
Marshall in his S2 7.9, Play It Again. Third place went to Wayland Rennie
in Trilogy. The three overall winners also finished first, second and third
in Division 4.
Division 1 winners were first, Bob German aboard Pegasus; and second, John
Henley, Amazing Grace.
In Division 2, winners were first, Thomas Fink, Lee Penny; second, Leslie
Newman, Puffin; and third, David Leach, Liberty.
Division 3 winners were first, Ralph Leonard, Contentment; and second,
Charlie Costello, On Eagle’s Wings.
Division 5 winners were first, Jim Engle, Grey Fox; second, John Tidwell,
Gypsea; and third, Warren Hottle, Aeriel.
Division 6 winners were first, Robert Quqalls, Albatross; second, Robin
Meigel, Pacem; and third, Robert Montague, Prudence.
Division 7 winners were first, Hans Lassen, Road Runner; second, Bill
McClure, Thistledowne; and third, Don Scheu, Abino.
Typhoon Championship Division winners were first, Sissy Crowther and
Arabella Denvi, Ad Astra; second, Tom Watkins and Mike Kennedy, Radio
Flyer; and third, brothers Ned and Stan Crockett, Ladybug.
Typhoon Corinthian Division winners were first, Steve Harris, Sierra Rose;
second, Stan Coloff, Phantom; and third, Roger Gaby, Cream Puff.
The race committee, responsible for setting the courses, running the races,
registration and scoring was led by Tom Chapman and Jerry Latell and
included Kimberly Vail (registration), Gary Hooper, George Kuper, Samantha
Van Saun, Tom Armstrong, Tom Blencowe, Bill Young, Anker Madsen, Jack
Blaine, Ohanesian and Ed McChain captain of the signal boat, the
37-foot tug Thistle.
Frank Martin led volunteers providing water taxi service to racing boats
anchored in Carter Creek. On land activities were supervised by George
Bott and included Tom Decker, Joel Dugan and many volunteers. Frances
Bernard and volunteers from Riverside Hospice Services provided the food
services. On water safety and security was provided by U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary Flotilla 33.
The Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta is jointly sponsored by Rappahannock River
Yacht Club and Yankee Point Racing and Cruising Club and hosted by
Rappahannock Yachts Boatyard and Marina in Irvington. Proceeds go to
Hospice Support Services of the Northern Neck and Riverside Hospice.