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Leg 4 of the Wharf Rat Challenge is in the books after the 2013 Stanley Bell Regatta. Only two more Wharf Rat events remaining: the Tally Cup in 2 weeks in Winthrop, and the Nationals next month (Apr. 13-14) in Annapolis.
2013 Results (to date)
Larchmont YC hosted a spectacular Stanley Bell Memorial Regatta. 33 teams raced part or all of the weekend. Sun and warmth into the 50s on Saturday, with wind from the NNE with lulls around 5-6 kts and puffs around 10-11 kts, allowing for 7 races. John & Molly Baxter were launched in the standings after Saturday’s racing with a 17-point lead. Eight teams participated in the chili cookoff post racing, which was won by long-time crew and expert cookoff trash talker Felicity Ryan in a close battle over Ted Ferrarone and Simon Strauss. Sunday’s wind forecast was better than predicted on all fronts — a fluky, light SSE breeze never showed, and instead we had a solid easterly around 10 kts that clocked slightly to the right as the day went on, allowing for an additional 8 races, 15 in total. Guest skipper Parker Shinn from San Diego YC and Coco Sprague narrowed the gap on Sunday to a single point going into the final race, but the Baxters held on for the regatta victory.
Perhaps some of you have seen the frostbiting documentary trailer by Thurston Smith? Well, Thurston will be down in Annapolis for the IC Nationals and he’s looking for more great footage. He’s looking to have two additional videographers on the water. If you know anyone that might be interested (and has access to a decent HD camera), please let me know (email@example.com). Additionally, if anyone has a Go Pro video camera that they would be willing to mount on their boat, Thurston would love to get this type of footage.
The Annapolis InterClub Fleet is pleased to announce the construction of a new IC Midwinters Perpetual Trophy. The large plaque is being constructed by High Tech Engraving and will be presented to the current winner at the Nationals this year. Nameplates for past winners will be added. The large trophy will reside at Severn Sailing Association.
We are trying to assemble an accurate list of past winners. If you have any information or corrections, please contact Jesse Falsone (firstname.lastname@example.org)