2014 Annapolis Regatta October 18th and 19th

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2014 Annapolis Regatta October 18th and 19th

Postby efreeland » Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:22 pm

Hi Everyone!

Registration is open for the Annapolis Regatta:

Please follow this link: [url]http://form.jotformpro.com/form/42658651208963

For 2014 we are returning to Sandy Point State Park and your RD will be David Ramos.

This is the Powerboat Show weekend so lodging may be a little tight. Please make registrations early.There are several hotels by Bay Dale Drive and the RT 50 access road.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
All the best,
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Re: 2014 Annapolis Regatta October 18th and 19th

Postby Dave_Branning » Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:59 pm

Thanks, Ernie and Dave for putting this on: Let us Eastern Shore EC12 guys know what we can do to help set up. Looking forward to being back at Sandy Point.
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Re: 2014 Annapolis Regatta October 18th and 19th

Postby Dave_Branning » Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:58 pm

Hail all Colonial Cup Skippers:
The last regatta in the Colonial Cup Series is the upcoming Annapolis Regatta to be held at Sandy Point on the West side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in less than two weeks. Currently we have a dog fight for the top places. The good news is that our leading skipper, Dave Ramos, is the Champions Regatta defending champ and automatically qualifies for the March championship. That leaves five more from our region able to make the Charleston event. Below Dave Ramos is a tight group who will all probably be registering for Annapolis to secure a chance to qualify for Champions. And, if you show up, you get a shot at current National Champion Jamey Betz and at least 4 other former national champions. Bring your A game to this one. :mrgreen:

Here are the top ten current standings in the Colonial Cup:

Dave Ramos 68
Champ Betz 66
Don Barker 58
Mark Rinehart 46
Dave Branning 46
Danny Thomas 46
Ken Shaw 45
Harry Mote 36
Skip Hall 33
Bob Shluger 32
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Re: 2014 Annapolis Regatta October 18th and 19th

Postby daramos » Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:40 pm

Good post Dave
See you all at sandy point
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Re: 2014 Annapolis Regatta October 18th and 19th

Postby efreeland » Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:33 pm

Registrations so far: (October 14, 2014 16:10 EST)

Roger Baldwin
Doug Hutchinson
Jamey Betz
David Brawner
Mark Rinehart
Skip Hall
Don Barker
David Branning


Looks like some names are still missing from the list

Ken Shaw
Harry Mote
Bob Shluger
David Ramos - oh wait he is going to be that RD Guy.....
DT

Then from last year we had:

Doug Hutchinson
Ernest Freeland - gonna be working....darn
Bill Ewing
John Eger - might be doing that boatshow thing....
Victor Oberg
David Littleton
Roger Baldwin - he has been so busy throwing major shindigs maybe he is taking a well deserved break....

Sandy Point has a new bulk head and I am sure will not disappoint....

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Re: 2014 Annapolis Regatta October 18th and 19th

Postby daramos » Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:02 pm

The weather forecast was for B rig weather and Mother Nature did not disappoint. From the first race 11 skippers were treated to great wind. Rising to a sold 20 dropping to 11 just to keep everyone on their toes but just when we thought it had died off or settled down she smiled and started to roller coaster again. We saw a bit of carnage that you would expect with as much wind we had but everyone pitched in to keep the boats on the water and sailing when possible. With the great wind there just enough shift to allow some fantastic heads up tactics and come from behind finishes. The saying "It's not over til it's over" was demonstrated time and again.

The top five skipper came out hot and battled for top honors every race. Danny Thomas soon settle into a pattern for the day failing to drop out of the top three all day and finishing the day after lunch with 6 bullets out of 9 races to take first place. Great job Danny!! Jamey Betz came out of the gate strong but suffered a bit of a hiccup just before lunch that cost him took home second place. Dave Brawner sailed until lunch with an A rig! It was wild to see #53 on a full plain down wind....wow! He changed to a borrowed B rig after lunch and the charge was on but at the end of the day took home third place.
With the forecast for even stronger winds (18-28) on Sunday, temps dropping 25 degrees and with 17 races already on the books it was decided to end it and keep the boats in one piece.

Thank you to everyone that traveled to Annapolis to sail with us we had a ball and I enjoyed being an RD for the first time. Thanks also to Skip Hall who decided to pull his boat and help me with running the races and to Dave Littleton, Doug Hutchinson and Chris Bock for hanging around cheering, laughing and having a great time when boat failures forced them to retire for the day.
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1 D. Thomas 20
2 J. Betz 40
3 D. Brawner 47
4 D. Barker 50
5 D. Branning 73
6 S. Graf 88
7 R. Baldwin 105
8 D. Hutchinson 128
9 D. Littleton 144
10 C. Bock 159.2
11 S. Hall 172
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Re: 2014 Annapolis Regatta October 18th and 19th

Postby Dave_Branning » Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:00 am

A wild day at Sandy Point. Great time with lots of laughs with great folks and a bunch of tight finishes. Not one penalty turn was done reluctantly. Well done, Danny Thomas. And to Mr Ramos, you are the front runner for RD of the Year. I actually think you had more fun yesterday than anyone. You may have found a niche in this sport. PERMANENT RD. Thanks for all your work that went into the day and the time retrieving and fixing all our boats.
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