Colonial Cup

Annapolis, June 3, 2018

Report by Kim Couranz

26 Snipes descended on Annapolis, Maryland, for the annual Colonial Cup Regatta hosted by Severn Sailing Association. As always, it featured fun both on and off the water with sailors from up and down the East Coast of the United States. 

A few days before the regatta, the weather forecast for Saturday was grim: heavy thunderstorms and no wind. Thankfully, that forecast did not hold, and sailors enjoyed four races on the Chesapeake Bay in light wind. Competitors had to choose best routes to take advantage of wind and had to consider outgoing current, which was stronger on the righthand side of the course. The fourth race proved especially challenging as the breeze shut off during the final beat. But cloud cover and the threat of rain kept Annapolis’s famous powerboat fleet ashore, and with flat water, Snipes kept sailing upwind!

Annapolis, June 3, 2018

Report by Kim Couranz

26 Snipes descended on Annapolis, Maryland, for the annual Colonial Cup Regatta hosted by Severn Sailing Association. As always, it featured fun both on and off the water with sailors from up and down the East Coast of the United States. 

A few days before the regatta, the weather forecast for Saturday was grim: heavy thunderstorms and no wind. Thankfully, that forecast did not hold, and sailors enjoyed four races on the Chesapeake Bay in light wind. Competitors had to choose best routes to take advantage of wind and had to consider outgoing current, which was stronger on the righthand side of the course. The fourth race proved especially challenging as the breeze shut off during the final beat. But cloud cover and the threat of rain kept Annapolis’s famous powerboat fleet ashore, and with flat water, Snipes kept sailing upwind!

The team of Carol Cronin/Kim Couranz (Severn Sailing Association) proved most consistent, posting a 3, 2, 4, 1 for 11 points, followed by Arthur Blodgett/Charlie Bess (Lauderdale Yacht Club) with 15 points and Lisa Pline/Jill Bennett (Severn Sailing Association) with 23 points. 

Unfortunately, Sunday’s forecast for big breeze and lots of rain did hold true. When sailors arrived at Severn Sailing Association Sunday morning, a weather buoy on the race course was reporting a steady 25 with gusts to 30 knots, so the Race Committee, led by Principal Race Officer Steve Podlich, decided to postpone on shore to see if the wind would ease off a bit. Sailors enjoyed a hearty breakfast from SSA’s snack bar as they awaited final word–and after about an hour it became clear that the wind would not cooperate. The regatta wrapped up with the standings from Saturday’s racing as final.

In addition to overall scores, Colonial Cup regatta chair Chris Ryan added three special division to the event: Silver, Juniors, and Women. Silver was for new skippers and/or older Snipes; this division was won by the father/son team of Steve Jahnige/Ryan Jahnige. There were two all-junior teams (and many juniors sailing on other teams); the Junior Division was topped by Tyler Mowry/Annabelle Hutchinson (AYC/SSA). Eight women’s teams competed in the Women’s Division, won by overall regatta winners Cronin/Couranz. Half of the top ten teams were women’s teams!

1. Carol Cronin & Kim Couranz, 10

2. Arthur Blodgett & Charlie Bess, 15

3. Lisa Pline & Jill Bennett, 23

4. Gavin O’Hare & Holly O’Hare, 26

5.Lorie Stout & Jane Millman, 27

 

Division: Snipe (27 boats) (top)

Pos Sail Skipper/Crew Club Subdivision 1 2 3 4 Total
Points
Pos
1 30860 Carol Cronin/Kim Couranz SSA Women 3 2 4 1 10.00 1
2 30473 Arthur Blodgett/Charlie Bess LYC Junior Sailing 8 1 1 5 15.00 2
3 31313 Lisa Pline/Jill Bennett SSA Women 7 7 6 3 23.00 3
4 30629 Gavin OHare/Holly OHare Eastport YC 4 9 2 11 26.00 4
5 29682 Lorie Stout/Jane Millman US Sailing Women 1 12 8 6 27.00 5
6 29671 Tarasa Davis Atlanta YC Women 2 6 10 13 31.00 6
7 30928 Tyler Mowry/Annabelle Hutchinson AYC/SSA Junior 5 4 3 22 34.00 7
8 30195 Christian Filter/Jessica Bennett SSA Junior 16 5 11 4 36.00 8
9 29966 Evan Hoffman/Kimmie Leonard San Diego YC 19 10 9 7 45.00 9
10 30404 Bridget Waitrowski/Jessica Claflin Hyannis YC Women 10 17 12 9 48.00 10
11 29782 Zach Kelchner/Hollis Barth SSA 15 16 5 16 52.00 11
12 30500 Brian Hetherington/Marley Hillman SSA 18 8 16 10 52.00 12
13 30301 Chris Ryan/Nicole Ryan SSA 11 13 28/DSQ 2 54.00 13
14 2944 Sharon Seymour-Johnson/Isa Lauderdale YC Women 13 11 13 17 54.00 14
15 31424 Lynne Shore/Abbey Preston Plymouth YC Women 9 14 21 14 58.00 15
16 30280 Andrew Pimental/Megan Place Sail Newport 14 23 14 8 59.00 16
17 31391 Brett Davis/Bryan Stout SSA 17 19 7 19 62.00 17
18 30904 Griffith Lee/Nikki Bruno Surf City YC 6 3 28/DNC 28/DNC 65.00 18
19 29987 Lauren Schoene/Cassie Todd SSA Women 28/DNC 15 19 15 77.00 19
20 29964 Bob Panza/Charlie Baywood Quassapaug YC 23 20 15 20 78.00 20
21 30857 Steve Jahnige/Ryan Jahnige SSA Silver 20 21 17 21 79.00 21
22 30236 Kay Kilpatrick/Ken Voss Coral Reef YC 21 22 18 18 79.00 22
23 26109 Kristin Mullins/Chris Adriance SSA Silver 22 26 23 12 83.00 23
24 29016 Hal Whitacre/Nash Whitacre SSA 12 18 28/DNC 28/DNC 86.00 24
25 29777 Trey Shipp/Ben Shipp Atlanta YC 24 24 20 24 92.00 25
26 30391 Joe Hildalgo/Rachel O’Neal SSA 28/DNC 25 22 23 98.00 26
27 30999 Hannah Polster/Maggie Swanson Women 28/DNC 28/DNC 28/DNC 28/DNC 112.00 27

Notes

(1) Scoring System is ISAF Low Point 2013-2016
(2) Time limit expired (TLE) penalty is: Finishers plus 1

Subdivision: Junior (2 boats) (top)

Pos Sail Skipper/Crew Club Subdivision 1 2 3 4 Total
Points
Pos
1 30928 Tyler Mowry/Annabelle Hutchinson AYC/SSA Junior 5 4 3 22 34.00 1
2 30195 Christian Filter/Jessica Bennett SSA Junior 16 5 11 4 36.00 2

Notes

(1) Scoring System is ISAF Low Point 2013-2016
(2) Time limit expired (TLE) penalty is: Finishers plus 1

Subdivision: Silver (2 boats) (top)

Pos Sail Skipper/Crew Club Subdivision 1 2 3 4 Total
Points
Pos
1 30857 Steve Jahnige/Ryan Jahnige SSA Silver 20 21 17 21 5.00 1
2 26109 Kristin Mullins/Chris Adriance SSA Silver 22 26 23 12 7.00 2

Notes

(1) Scoring System is ISAF Low Point 2013-2016
(2) Time limit expired (TLE) penalty is: Finishers plus 1

Subdivision: Women (9 boats) (top)

Pos Sail Skipper/Crew Club Subdivision 1 2 3 4 Total
Points
Pos
1 30860 Carol Cronin/Kim Couranz SSA Women 3 2 4 1 10.00 1
2 31313 Lisa Pline/Jill Bennett SSA Women 7 7 6 3 23.00 2
3 29682 Lorie Stout/Jane Millman US Sailing Women 1 12 8 6 27.00 3
4 29671 Tarasa Davis Atlanta YC Women 2 6 10 13 31.00 4
5 30404 Bridget Waitrowski/Jessica Claflin Hyannis YC Women 10 17 12 9 48.00 5
6 2944 Sharon Seymour-Johnson/Isa Lauderdale YC Women 13 11 13 17 54.00 6
7 31424 Lynne Shore/Abbey Preston Plymouth YC Women 9 14 21 14 58.00 7
8 29987 Lauren Schoene/Cassie Todd SSA Women 28/DNC 15 19 15 77.00 8
9 30999 Hannah Polster/Maggie Swanson Women 28/DNC 28/DNC 28/DNC 28/DNC 112.00 9

Notes

(1) Scoring System is ISAF Low Point 2013-2016
(2) Time limit expired (TLE) penalty is: Finishers plus 1

Information is Final

Principal Race Officer: Steve Podlich
Jury Chair: Jim Urban

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