Another ALDR for the Books
Linda Ambrose, Regatta Manager
The Annapolis Labor Day Regatta, which is co-organized by AYC and EYC, wrapped up with 81 boats entered in nine different classes. Saturday’s initial prediction of light air ended up being the best of the two days for the regatta. AYC’s PRO Taran Teague ran two days of drop marks courses with one design boats on Saturday, and Sunday’s scratch sheet also including PHRF N (non-spin) entries. EYC ran a fixed mark distance race on Saturday and on Sunday had PHRF and OD classes on their division sailing windward/leeward courses. With the breeze dropping out mid-day, both clubs were able to get one race off on Sunday before sending everyone back to shore, giving all classes four races over the weekend.
For the first time AYC was able to show off the Sailing Center to ALDR competitors as we hosted the Competitors Party on Saturday night, with EYC’s turn at welcoming sailors to the Awards Party and Trophy Presentation on Sunday. In the J/105 class, familiar names on the podium included Cedric Lewis, Jim Konigsberg, and Andrew Kennedy. Prepping for their upcoming J/30 North Americans later this month, Bob Rutsch and Mike Costello on Bebop were first in their class. John White, sailing in the eight-boat J/80 fleet with son Kevin on the bow and regular crew V/C Jonathan Bartlett and P/C Debbie Gosselin aboard, was first. Congrats to Pete Firey on Phoenix with a 3rd place trophy in the J/70s. Long time champion of the Cal 25 class, Charlie Husar on Chicken Little collected a 3rd place trophy, just one point out of 2nd. One point separated Bob Fox/Sly and Ben Capuco/ZUUL in PHRF A1 for 2nd and 3rd overall. In PHRF A2, Craig & Dotty Saunders on Monkey Dust in 1st. More results may be found on Yachtscoring: 2019 ALDR Results