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Ken MacLeod and crew Bob & Mark celebrate their victory in the 2008 Lipton Cup Regatta.

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2008 Race Schedule

Date                            Race                           Venue            Series             Start Time

 

Thur. June 19                Twilight Race                SHYC              Twilight Series  6:15 p.m.

Fri.    June 20                Twilight Race                SHYC              Twilight Series  6:15 p.m.

Sat.   June 21                Solstice Race                Hingham           PHRF               4 p.m.

Thur. June 26                Twilight Race                SHYC              Twilight Series  6:15 p.m.

Thur. July 10                 Twilight Race                SHYC              Twilight Series  6:15 p.m.

Fri.    July 11                 Twilight Race                SHYC              Twilight Series  6:15 p.m.

Sat.   July  12                Scorpion Bowl               Hingham           PHRF               5 p.m.

Sun.  July 13                 Hosea White Race        SHYC                                      11 a.m.

Thur. July 17                 Twilight Race                SHYC              Twilight Series  6:15 p.m.

Sat.   July 19                 Lipton Cup                    Squantum          MB & F5          10:30 .m.        

Sun.  July 20                 Lipton Cup                    Squantum          MB & F5          10:30 a.m.

Thur. July 24                 Twilight Race                SHYC              Twilight Series  6:15 p.m.

Sat.   July 26                 QBRW                         Hingham                                   1 p.m.

                                    50th Anniversary Race   QBay to SHYC                         3:30 p.m.

Sun.  July 27                 QBRW                         Squantum                                  1 p.m.

Thur. July 31                 Twilight Race                SHYC              Twilight Series  6:15 p.m.

Sat.   Aug. 2                 M-A-W/Spirit Series      Cottage Park     MB & F5          11 a.m.

Sun.  Aug. 3                  M-A-W/Spirit Series      Cottage Park     MB & F5          11 a.m.

Thur. Aug.7                  Twilight Race                SHYC              Twilight Series  6:15 p.m.

Fri.    Aug. 8                 Twilight Race                SHYC              Twilight Series  6:15 p.m.

Sun.   Aug. 10               Boston Light Race         SHYC                                      11 a.m.

Thur. Aug. 14               Twilight Race                SHYC              Twilight Series  6:15 p.m.

Sat.    Aug. 16               Hitchcock Trophy          Hull                  PHRF               Noon

Thur.  Aug. 21              Twilight Race                SHYC              Twilight Series  6:15 p.m.

Fri.     Aug. 22             

Sat..   Aug. 23               PHRF NE                     Marblehead                               10 a.m.

Sun.   Aug. 24               PHRF NE                     Marblehead                               10 a.m.

Thur.  Aug. 28              Twilight Race                SHYC              Twilight Series  6:15 p.m.

Sun.  Aug. 31               MacCormack Race     Boston Harbor YC

Mon. Sept. 1                Fred Hanson Race     South Boston YC

Sat.    Sept. 6                Great Chase Race         Hull YC                                    Noon

Sat.   Sept. 13               Atlantic Districts           SHYC              F5                    11 a.m.

Sun.  Sept. 14                Atlantic Districts           SHYC              MB                  11 a.m.

Sat.   Sept. 20               Chowder Cup                Hospital Shoal   PHRF               11 a.m.

Sat.  Sept. 27                Boston Harbor Is. Race George’s I.                               10 a.m.

MB = Mass Bay Championship; F5 = Fleet 5 Championship

 

 

September Racing News
 
Draco was victorious at the Fred Hanson Memorial Race hosted by South Boston YC.  Amr'a was second and Thunderation third.
 
Draco and Amr'a swapped places at the Butch MacCormack Memorial hosted by Boston Harbor YC. Atomic Salsa was third.
 
Mysterious Ways placed second at the Great Chase Race in the One-Design Class.
 
Chikanery captured the Atlantic Districts by winning four of five races. Flying Gull had to drop out during the fourth race with a mechanical failure allowing Mysterious Ways to slip into second place overall.
 
Mysterious Ways was the first Thunderbird to navigate the heavy fog at the 12-mile Boston Harbor Islands Race. Draco was second among T-Birds.
 
Overall, Flying Gull won both the Fleet 5 Championship & the Mass Bay Sailing Assn. Championship. Mysterious Ways was second in both series while Atomic Salsa was third in the Fleet 5 competition and Thunderation third in the MBSA series.
 
Mysterious Ways was also second in MBSA's PHRF Class E and second in the Hingham Bay PHRF Governor's Cup Series.
 
Bob Larsen's BlewBird finished in the middle of the pack in the St. Michaels Dinghy Club Wednesday Night PHRF Series on Chesapeake Bay. BlewBird won the local Jib and Main series held on Fridays & Saturdays.
 
July/August Racing Update
 
Chikanery clinched the Twilight Series with a victory in the final race. Four races have been cancelled because of poor conditions. However, several of the recent races have featured photo finishes.
 
Flying Gull took top honors at the Lipton Cup in July. A week earlier Flying Gull earned an impressive, second place at Hull YC's Scorpion Bowl PHRF Race in a nine-boat class.
 
Mysterious Ways won Quincy Bay Race Week and the 50th Anniversary Race in late July.
 
Thunderation prevailed in the Thunderbird Spirit Series at the Make-A-Wish Regatta in early August.
 
Mysterious Ways and Draco placed 2nd and 4th, respectively, in a 10-boat class at the Bowditch PHRF Race in Salem.
 
Thunderation easily won Savin Hill YC's Boston Light PHRF Race in August.
 
Mysterious Ways and Flying Gull finished one-two at the Hingham PHRF Hitchcock Race.
 
Chikanery (4th) and Mysterious Ways (5th) competed at the New England PHRF Championships in Marblehead.
 
 
June Racing Summary
 
Chikanery is off to a fast start in the Twilight Series with three bullets in the first three races. Mysterious Ways took two seconds and a third, Thunderation a third and a fourth and Atomic Salsa a second, third & fourth.
 
In the season's first race, Atomic Salsa was closing the gap on the three boats ahead when she became the first Broken Prop contender of the year by finding the mud off of Marina Bay.
 
Some Fleet 5 T-Birds ventured into unchartered waters on June 21 at the Hingham Bay PHRF Solstice Race.
 
The Birds were placed in Class C with a J-30 and a CS 30. Atomic Salsa became the second Broken Prop nominee of the season after getting caught in No-Man's Land between a sea breeze & land breeze. Geoff Youngman & crew could only look on helplessly as Chikanery and Mysterious Ways started the race just 40 yards away. After the tardy start, Salsa did not complete the race.
 
In the meantime, Chikanery became the third nominee for the Prop when, in hot pursuit of Mysterious Ways, #154 came to a dead stop. The crew quickly determined the cause of the interference - a lobster pot in the middle of the race course - shed the pesky pot and got back in the race. With persistence, Chikanery cut into the big lead of Mysterious Ways and finished the race less than a minute behind - third overall. The J-30 took line honors and also won on corrected time with Mysterious Ways second. The CS-30 placed fourth.

 

In Maryland (Fleet 5 South), Blew Bird has started off where it left off in 2007 - upsetting the faster boats in PHRF on the Chesapeake. Results from a recent race are posted below:

St. Michaels Dinghy Club
 Wednesday Night 2008
Class: PHRF A.      Race 6
 Wednesday, June 18, 2008         Distance 4.0

Pos

 

 

Boat

Skipper

 

Type

 

Elapsed

Corrected

 

1

 

 

Mooncusser

PF Flyers

 

Andrews 26

 

00:50:52

00:41:28

 

2

 

 

Blew Bird

Larsen,Bob

 

Thunderbird

 

00:56:45

00:43:33

 

3

 

 

MyRx

Team Rx

 

J-24

 

00:55:42

00:44:42

 

4

 

 

Echo

Kabler,Bond

 

J-24

 

00:57:04

00:45:40

 

5

 

 

289

Manheimer,Dave

 

Colgate 26

 

00:56:58

00:45:46

 

6

 

 

Redbeard

Nilsen,Hans

 

Ericson 38

 

00:53:31

00:45:55

 

7

 

 

Rumour

Seemans,Harry

 

J-30

 

00:56:12

00:46:36

 

8

 

 

Ostinato

Staley,Jeff

 

J-105

 

00:56:14

00:49:50

 

9

 

 

Cabaret

Boettner,Si

 

Elite 34

 

00:59:51

00:51:03

 

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