2011 Konigsberg Memorial Regatta

Severn Sailing Associatoin, Annapolis, MD

June 4-5

Seven boats came out to sail in the 2011 edition of the Konigsberg Memorial regatta in Annapolis this past weekend.  Thanks to Eric and Cathy in 1146, Paul Hull and Dell in 436, Randy and Jill in 1126, James and Pete in 1143, and John and John in 1075 for coming out and racing.  Also, a HUGE thanks goes out to Dave and Sue Michos for traveling from Ohio and making the racing much more exciting!  Thanks, Guys!

 

While Dave and Sue clearly got the we-took-off-the-most-time-from-work-and-traveled-the-farthest award, John Mulcahy gets the most dedicated Jetter award.  John, who lives over an hour from Annapolis, was setting up his boat on Friday night by flashlight (thanks to Michael P for helping John repair his chainplates!!).  He was again at the club on Saturday morning at 7 am to finish working on his boat and to get ready for the first race.  John then drove back to Virginia to see his three piano-playing kids in their recital Saturday morning and to collect his crew--his son, John Lewis.  With the help of two race postponements, John made it back to SSA and out to the course early Saturday afternoon, only missing the first race.  Saturday evening, it was off to Cub Scouts.  Thanks to John for the extra effort in getting out to the course!

 

Other than two race postponements on Saturday morning, and a couple of light air legs, the conditions were great for the regatta.  Saturday, the sea breeze filled in from the South, and we got in three races.  The wind lightened up a bit in the third race, but the first two had a steady 10 knots or so, which had the boats moving well and the chop building from the South.  Sunday started out gray and overcast.  We got in three races with a finicky wind from the North. 

 

With my mentor and secret weapon, Ted Reshetiloff, we were able to pull out a win in the first race (pretty exciting for this blind pig getting that acorn).  Then Eric and Cathy took control.  They won races two and three on Saturday and races five and six on Sunday to take the overall in the regatta with just 12 points.  Great job!  Of course, Dave and Sue were never far off the lead and had a long string of second place finishes to take second overall with 16 points.  On Sunday, I replaced my first secret weapon, Ted, for my even-more-dangerous-and-potent eight year old son, Griffin.  We had a great time, and he did really well driving on the downwind legs (although he might be tall enough this year to reach the spinnaker pole--he was flying the spinnaker all the way back to the club after the last race on Sunday--well have to start practicing that).   We took third overall with 18 points.  James and Pete were able to make it out only on Sunday, but easily won race four and had a second and third in races five and six.  Its hard to keep up with those guys, as they are really fast   Ive spent a lot of time watching a shrinking view of 1143s transom.

 

It was great to have Paul out in that awesome looking mahogany Jet!  Paul and Dell had a couple of strong third place finishes.  In one race Paul split from the fleet and went way right and caught a good shift.  That paid off big time, and Paul held the lead for most of the race.  Thanks again for coming out!  Randy and Jill also took advantage of the wind shifts and were regularly near the front.  It was great to see all seven Jets rounding the first mark on several of the races within just a few seconds of one another.

Darren Jirron, #1048


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Race

Place

Sail

Skipper

Crew

1

2

3

4

5

6

Total

1

1146

E. Johnson

 C. Cottel

3

1

1

5

1

1

12

2

217

D. Michos

 S. Michos

2

2

2

2

3

5

16

3

1048

D. Jirron

 Ted / G. Jirron

1

3

4

4

4

2

18

4

436

P. Hull

 Dell

4

5

3

3

6

6

27

5

1126

R. Bruns

 Jill

5

4

5

6

5

4

29

6

1143

J. McKenna

 P. McKenna

DNF

DNF

DNF

1

2

3

30

7

1075

J. Mulcahy

 J. Lewis

DNC

6

6

7

7

DNF

42


Results Posted 6/7/2011

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