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80th Briody Regatta

80th Briody Regatta
August 22
15:13 2016

Irondequoit Bay, NY, August 20-21, 2016

Report by John Dentinger

Sailed on Irondequoit Bay, August 20 & 21, this dual regatta got off to the usual start–crews rigging boats until the skippers’ meeting, and a bit after! The Saturday PRO, Peter Allen (assisted by Peggy Crevey), got in one race in light air, before the boats came back for the traditional Saturday lunch. The Briody at Newport YC has always had a Saturday lunch, because the race course is directly in front of the club.

Lunch (and of course, the nighttime dinner) was the usual–way too much for a bunch of Serious Snipers–and orchestrated by many volunteers, led by Dorothy Drahzal, Carol Morse & Joanne Vaughn.

Three more races were sailed after lunch in a moderate thermal, and at the end of the day, Jim Bowers & his son Andy were in the lead, followed by Andy Klein & Grace Bowers (both teams from Winchester). In third were Harri Palm and Molly Kurvink from Guelph, who were the leaders of a strong Canadian contingent. Every year Newport is pleased to host many Canadian friends, even if they regularly beat us!

Saturday night was a great dinner in the clubhouse, and after dinner musical entertainment was by the Great Lakes Ramblers. Naturally, some of the sailors went “up the hill” to Sea Breeze amusement park to ride the Jack Rabbit–the oldest continually-operated coaster in the country.

Sunday morning was overcast and threatened rain with little wind, but our PRO Bill Topping was able to set a fair course, and we got in one race before the deluge. The teams waited it out on the clubhouse porch, and after about an hour back we went for two final races in medium air with lots of big shifts & puffs. Team Bowers was the winner, with Palm/Kurvink in second, edging out Klein/Olsen by two points. Congatulations to father & son as the winners of the 80th Briody!

But wait! There’s more! Sailed concurrently was the District One Championship for the impressive Lake Mohawk trophy, and yes, the winner was the Bowers family–with Andy Klein & Grace Olsen in second–and Max Hetherington-Young (junior!) as skipper, with his dad Kevin as crew. The trophy came from Winchester BC for this regatta, and back to Winchester it goes. Along with it, we hope, go a lot of great memories of serious sailing and fun. Newport was pleased to host the D1 championship after many years hosting the final leg for the Retzhaupt Trophy, emblematic of the old D5.

Many thanks to all the NYC volunteers who made this regatta possible, but special thanks go to Co-Regatta Chair Charlie Courtsal, who took over from longtime Chair Norm Dahl, and did the bulk of the work.

Photo Credits by Bob Shanebrook, Lynn Bluett, & Madhu Dixit.

Submitted by Co-Chair John Dentinger

Fleet

Boat Class SailNo Club HelmName CrewName R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Total Nett
77 Snipe 31171 Winchester BC Jim Bowers Andy Bowers 1 (2) 1 1 1 1 2 7.75 5.75
877 Pope of the Woods Snipe ARG Guelph CBC Harry Palm Molly Kurvink (6) 3 6 2 2 2 1 21.75 15.75
77 Snipe 31309 Winchester BC Andy Klein Grace Olsen 3 1 3 (6) 3 5 3 23.75 17.75
77 Jerry Snipe 30600 Winchester BC Max Hetherington-Young Kevin Hetherington-Young 2 6 5 3 4 (8) 5 33.00 25.00
103 Snipe 30855 Newport YC John Dentinger Jen Perena 7 4 (9) 5 7 9 6 47.00 38.00
1 Snipe 29090 Corinthian Sailing Club Gene Soltero Aidan O’Leary 4 8 7 4 8 (10) 9 50.00 40.00
877 Mister Bear Snipe 29318 Guelph CBC Chris Hains Barbara Mann 12 7 (OCS) 11 5 4 4 59.00 43.00
877 Snipe 25404 Guelph CBC Leo Arsenault G J Miller 9 5 8 (13) 10 7 7 59.00 46.00
115 Snipe 29314 Guelph CBC Gord Richards Ryan Perry 5 9 2 9 6 (DNC) DNC 63.00 47.00
227 Snipe 30819 Maple Leaf Club Jack Mitchell Francisco Perez 8 12 4 8 9 11 (DNC) 68.00 52.00
877 Wicked Witch of the North Snipe 27534 Guelph CBC Simon Milley Chris Imms (14) 10 12 10 11 3 8 68.00 54.00
103 Red Shift Snipe 26456 Newport YC Bill Vaughn Samir Dixit 10 11 10 12 (14) 13 11 81.00 67.00
103 Snipe 26699 Newport YC Rick Trauscht Jim Michels (15) 13 13 15 12 6 10 84.00 69.00
877 Moped from Hell Snipe 25678 Guelph CBC Owen Hall-Durocher David Durocher 11 14 14 14 13 12 (DNC) 94.00 78.00
103 Gumma Snipe 28443 Newport YC Norm Dahl Laura O’Leary 13 15 11 7 (DNF) DNC DNC 94.00 78.00
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