Whittemore St John Regatta

Lake Quassapaug, CT, USA, June 23, 2019

Report by Joel Zackin

Twenty one Snipe Teams attended the 2019 Whittemore St John Regatta. JibeTechs, Perrsons, DB Marine, Eclipse, Skipper and McLaughlin Snipes were all there. Our Special order of weather arrived: Clear skies and a big, disturbed breeze. 10-15 knots of base NE gusting 20-25+ knots in dark, knurly puffs that would find the water and spread in multiple directions. What Fun! What a work out! The planning was epic!

Many teams took the tack of “discretion is the better part of valor” and headed ashore when they had experienced enough of the wild wind.

Four races were run on Saturday and, in almost as strong wind, three more were held on Sunday.

Showing the sailing skills of the fleet, only two teams vied for the Jacque Cousteau Award for Underwater Exploration – Mike and Erin Elser and Jim and Carol Tomassetti, both tied with two capsizes. Mike and Erin clinched the award by giving a combo “capsize demonstration/under water yard sale” on the way to the hoist. Many thanks to Lee Griffith for the CB recovery and unnamed others for the mainsail and other debris recovery.

Arthur Blogget and Lucas Maisello on guitars lead the fleet in sailing inspired sing along after dinner.

Kelly Rousmaniere and Andrew Goldfarb helped pick up capsized boats.

Steve Braveman, Jill and Kelly Buban, Bob Panza, Jurgan Hollock and others helped with RC and ran some really great races.

Many thanks to Jane Panza, Sarah Baywood, Kerri Wolcott and Andrew Keane for feeding us very well all weekend.

Arthur Blogget and Charlie Bes won the event with 5 Bullets. Stealing races off them were Andrew Keane and Jurgen Hollock, and Joel Zackin and Alyssa Hall.

Arthur and Jennifer Roumaniere (You needed to be named Arthur to place in this regatta!) took a close fought battle for second over Joel Zackin and Alyssa Hall.

All the sailors pushed their boundries to complete races in very challenging and turbulent conditions. Giant salute to youth sailors Minna and Brenden Hollock and Ben Braverman and Jackson Hurd-Messom for finishing all the races up right and in style!

Ice Cream trophies were awarded to all the competitors!

Come to Quassy!!

Joel Zackin

“Whats Your Name” 31566

Sail   R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Discard Total w/discard
1 30473 Arthur Bloggett & Charlie Bess 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 7
2 31280 Art & Jennifer Rousmaniere 3 2 2 3 2 4 3 4 15
3 29111 Joel Zackin & Alyssa Hall 2 4 3 5 4 3 1 5 17
4 31304 Lee Griffith & Nikki Bruno 4 3 8 7 3 5 4 8 26
5 3028 Andrew Keane & Jurgen Hollock 11 5 5 1 12 2 12 12 36
6 28542 Bob Coyle & Lucas Miasello 5 8 11 4 9 7 8 11 41
7 29955 Ted & Allison Keenen 9 6 9 9 8 13 5 13 46
8 29704 Kevin & Audrey Hethington-Young 7 9 10 10 7 6 9 10 48
9 30606 Peter & Kerri Wolcott 10 7 6 6 6 16 21 21 51
10 31309 Andrew Klein & Deb Meuse 12 10 7 15 10 8 6 15 53
11 31013 John & Ann Walt Taglimonte 8 16 4 8 5 21 21 21 62
12 29867 Mike & Erin Elser 6 16 12 11 13 11 21 21 69
13 26128 Charlie Baywood and Thad Burr 14 12 15 13 17 10 11 17 75
14 30422 Ben Braverman & Jackson Herd-Messom 13 11 13 14 18 14 10 18 75
15 25911 Minna and Brendan Holleck 15 13 14 12 19 16 7 19 77
16 31001 Jim & Carol Tomassetti 21 21 21 21 11 12 21 21 107
17 26026 Peter & Leslie Zackin 21 21 21 15 9 21 21 21 108
18 29499 Kelly Rousmaniere & Andrew Goldfarb 21 21 21 21 14 15 21 21 113
19 29964 Bob & Jane Panza 21 21 21 21 16 16 21 21 116
20 30600 Max Hethington Young & Savanna King 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 126
21   Ray Schmit & Margret Lawrence 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 126

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