2005 Crystal Bowl Regatta

West River Sailing Club, Galesville, MD

May 21

The West River Sailing Club hosted the Crystal Bowl Regatta on May 21, 2005.  Only 6 Jets participated, but those who didnít attend the Preakness, paint the house and/or sit on the couch (you know who you are) were treated to a spectacular day of blue skies mixed with tremendous clouds.  A total of four windward-leeward races were held in a northeasterly ranging from 5-10. 

Before I walk through the highlights of the day, I must apologize for not having all of the crew names.  Unfortunately, WRSC did not provide them to me at the end of the day.  Any help would be very much appreciated before going to print in Jet Blasts.  After all, this is very much a team game and all those participating should be recognized. 

Celeste Simonds had a strong showing throughout the day and walked away with second place honors.  It had been quite some time since I shared time with Celeste on the water and I was glad to share a racecourse with her once again.  Che Hale, in the newly re-stored 196, steadily improved during the day and took third by posting his best race of the series during the last race.  Charles and Joanna Smith came all the way down from Jersey City to race their brand, spanking new 1151.  Well done and thanks again for making the trip!  Clark Kennedy had 983 roaring into the hoist (some would argue that this is the only race that matters) under wing and wing.  Great job Clark.  And last, but certainly not least, Randy Bruns, who coordinated all of our fun at WRSC, only made it through half the day before heading to Pimlico with a lead pipe lock for an Exacta on the Preakness.

Once onshore, some of us were treated to some lawn time over looking the West River and taking in some sandwiches and refreshments.  All in all, we had a terrific time on the water and on land and we thank those at West River Sailing Club for allowing us to enjoy their wonderful facilities.

                                                                    Gary Mentesana #1144

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Race

Place

Sail

Skipper

Crew

1

2

3

4

Total

1

 1144

G. Mentesana

C. Mentesana

1

1

1

1

4

2

1143

C. Simonds

Neil

2

2

2

4

10

3

196

C. Hale

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5

3

4

2

14

4

1151

C. Smith

J. Smith

4

4

3

3

14

5

983

C. Kennedy

D. Kennedy

6

5

5

5

21

6

1126

R. Bruns

Connor

3

6

DNS

DNS

23


Results Posted 5/25/05

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