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2018 Champions Regatta

PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:02 pm
by Capt. Flak
Edited: Feb 25 2018, 10:57 pm

Ahoy Gang, It is time to start getting ready for the Champions Regatta for the Sir Francis of Graham Trophy. As always, the regatta will take place at James Island County Park in Charleston, SC.

March 17-18 is the date. The NOR and SI will be posted here in the next few days. In the mean time, we need to figure out who among the qualifiers from each group will be coming and then go down the lists of the top 10 when any of the top 5 can't go.

It is important that you email me back ASAP to let me know you DO plan to sail or DO NOT plan to sail.
I will post the list here as well.

For Colonial Cup: They get six because Ramos is defending Champion
1. Dave Ramos YES Registered defending Champion
2. David Brawner NO
3. Jamey Betz NO
4. James Flach NO
5. Mark Rinehart NO
6. Harry Mote NO
7. Dave Branning YES First to Register
8. Scott Graf YES Registered
9. Domenick Bonanno YES Registered

10. Skip Hall NO

For Florida Cup:
1. Alan Perkins YES Registered
2. Jon Luscomb YES Registered
3. Robert Greer YES Registered

4. Jack Ward NO
5. Chuck Millican qualified in Dixie Cup
6. George Balaschak YES Registered
7. Earnan Scavella YES Registered

8. Don Hain
9. Liz Perkins
10. Dick Reinke

For Dixie Cup:
1. Chuck Millican YES Registered
2. Danny Thomas YES Registered
3. Reichard Kahle YES Registered

4. Joe Walter is RD for this year and will not be racing.
5. Dave Linville YES Registered
6. Skip Steagall YES Registered

7. Gerry Cobley Will sail if possible
8. John Muhlhausen Will sail if possible
9. Scott Vernon
10. Chuck Ellis

For New England Cup:
1. Dave Ramos qualified in Colonial Cup and defending champ
2. David Brawner qualified in Colonial Cup
3. Dave Branning qualified in Colonial Cup
4. Alex Ramos YES Registered
5. Chuck Luscomb NO
6. Don Ouimette NO
7. Jim Goddard
8. Eddie Wolfe NO
9. Rick West NO
10. Al Dion NO

If your name is in RED above, you have qualified to race in the Champions Regatta. If your name is anywhere else on the lists above, you are on the waiting list to race.

I need everyone to email me even if not in RED to let me know your plans or willingness to race:

Re: 2018 Champions Regatta

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:11 am
by Jon Luscomb
I'm planning on sailing.

Re: 2018 Champions Regatta

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:07 pm
by dplin2001
I'm in

Re: 2018 Champions Regatta

PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:32 pm
by Capt. Flak
I am still waiting on a few skippers to let me know their plans. I know there are some folks hoping to see their names turn RED.

Colonial Cup looks to have set their group, but had to go to 10th place to fill it. Sorry some of you are unable to attend this year.
Florida Cup is just waiting hear from Jack Ward.
Dixie Cup Is waiting on a few. But I think we all know Reichard and Danny won't miss it. What about you Skip Steagall?
New England Cup has a yes and a hopefully yes, and waiting on the rest to reply.

Please refer back to the top of this post to see the updates on the lists. It would be really great to have all 21 slots filled for the event.

See you at the lake.

Re: 2018 Champions Regatta

PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:03 am
by Capt. Flak
Colonial and Dixie have confirmed their entrants for Champions. Florida is waiting on one more spot and New England needs a few more. Everyone else on the lists of top tens will be on waiting lists for cancellations.

I am working on the NOR, SI and Online entry right now. Will have it posted shortly.

Re: 2018 Champions Regatta

PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:38 pm
by Capt. Flak

Here is the link to the NOR and SI for the 2018 Champions Regatta:
The Online Entry Form is also linked in the NOR, but you can go to it directly here:

REMEMBER, this regatta is by invitation only. If your name is not in RED on the post above, you are not eligible to enter.

Re: 2018 Champions Regatta

PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:39 pm
by Dave_Branning
Thanks, Joe for the hustle on Champions. I'm registered. Hope we can get good support from Colonial and New England. Looking forward to seeing everyone in March.

Re: 2018 Champions Regatta

PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:33 pm
by Capt. Flak
Unfortunately the Colonial Cup group has had some dropouts already. However, we are still waiting to hear from others in Florida and New England.

I have only received two entries online so far. Make your plans now folks. The NOR and entry is in the post above.

Re: 2018 Champions Regatta

PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:35 am
by Capt. Flak
Some changes to report at the top of the post. Chuck Luscomb can't make it now due to work schedule. This opens up a slot for Al Dion.
I still only have three boats registered so far. Please be sure to use the online entry form and get me your entries, so I can plan the event and order t-shirts.

Re: 2018 Champions Regatta

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:39 pm
by scottgraf
I just registered. See you soon!!

Re: 2018 Champions Regatta

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:45 pm
by scottgraf
If there are still unfilled slots available we could extend the invitation to region 4 sailors as an option, assuming this falls within the current bylaws and spirit of the competition.

Re: 2018 Champions Regatta

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:52 pm
by Capt. Flak
I'm with you Scott

Re: 2018 Champions Regatta

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:45 pm
by Capt. Flak
A lot of skippers are saying no this year. Mostly due to schedule issues. But there are still names on the list in red and I am waiting on some entry forms to come in. I think we can still get 16 to 18 boats on the water.

Re: 2018 Champions Regatta

PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:21 pm
by Capt. Flak
Has anyone heard from Jim Goddard or Al Dion? I have not heard from them if they plan to sail and do not have current contact info. Please pass it on to them. Thanks.

Re: 2018 Champions Regatta

PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:04 am
by Capt. Flak
Here is the final list of 16 skippers for the Champions 2018.

For Colonial Cup:
Dave Ramos, defending Champion
Dave Branning
Scott Graf
Domenick Bonanno

For Florida Cup:

Alan Perkins
Jon Luscomb
Robert Greer
George Balaschak
Earnan Scavella

For Dixie Cup:
Chuck Millican
Danny Thomas
Reichard Kahle
Dave Linville
Skip Steagall

For New England Cup:
Alex Ramos

And by Executive Privilege:
Gerry Cobley