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2019 PBG Valentines Day Regatta

PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:51 am
by Jon Luscomb
Come one Come all to the Palm Beach Gardens Model Yacht Squadron's 2019 Valentines Day Regatta on February 9th and 10th. Trophies of unparalleled taste and distinction will given to the first 5 places.

This regatta is known for the outstanding venue, FOOD and the Friday Night Regatta Kickoff gathering. This year our club's Treasurer Chester Brewer has again graciously agreed to again host the kickoff at his gorgeous home on the North Palm Beach Country Club. Last year Chester smoked two turkeys. Many other finger foods crowded the tables. Sweetish Meat balls...BYOB! Rumor has it that live music may also be included again this year. Last year a mandolin sat in and jammed!

Jon Luscomb will be RD this year, so plan on getting some sailing in.

Saturday's Lunch includes Jon's now famous "No Bull" Chili, hot pizza, hot dogs, and fresh baked treats by our club's lovely ladies. If you feel bad about your racing results, the food, the friendships and social activities will fix that. Last year after the Kickoff Doc and Kelly Greer led an expedition to the beach to watch the full moon rise over the ocean.

Saturday Night's dinner is planned for Duffy's. Our own room, Happy hour all the time and separate checks! MMMMM! RIBS! Duffy's has great food and is very reasonably priced.

I am looking forward to seeing you all come!

Here is the link to the NOR: ... -nor.html#

Re: 2019 PBG Valentines Day Regatta

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:20 am
by Jon Luscomb
Entries so Far as of 1/25/19: Get your entries in soon!

1. E. Scavella
2. J. Luscomb
3. C. Obara
4. J. Santoro
5. B. Newman
6. C. Milican
7. G. Balaschack
8. F. Ligon
9. F. Vella
10 T. McMullen
11. R. Reinke
12. J. Walter
13. D. Pearce
14. L. Perkins
15. A. Perkins
16. C. Brewer

Re: 2019 PBG Valentines Day Regatta

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:55 pm
by Capt. Flak
I'm Coming! Sorry for the delay in my entry.

Re: 2019 PBG Valentines Day Regatta

PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:21 am
by georgeb2200
The published cut off date has passed. The online registration form has a new wrinkle, it wont let you register that way because the cut off date passed.
But we would still love to have you sail with us. So contact me, Jon or Doc and come sail with us on Feb 9 & 10. We may make you wear a red shirt though.
George Balaschak

Re: 2019 PBG Valentines Day Regatta

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:36 pm
by Capt. Flak
Will there be a Friday night gathering this year? Always a great event at PBG.

Re: 2019 PBG Valentines Day Regatta

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:15 am
by georgeb2200
Yes the traditional pre-Regatta party at Chesters house is on for Friday night. I have sent an email to all the registered skippers with the details. See you there.

Re: 2019 PBG Valentines Day Regatta

PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:27 am
by Capt. Flak
Another great regatta hosted by a great club in great weather. Too bad the wind kind of came from a bad direction. Still the racing was challenging and Doc Greer set up good courses. Chester Brewer's Friday night party was so much fun with Live music from Rich with help from Jon Luscomb. Just an all around great time. Only wish I could have sailed better.

Hats off to Alan Perkins. He was on fire and he has the bandages on his fingers to prove it. Jon Luscomb, Earnen Scavella, Chuck Millican and Bill Newman rounded out the top five in that order, but you could cut all their scores in half and it still wouldn't be close to Alan. I think he had 12 firsts, 5 seconds and threw out 2 thirds.

Thank you Doc and Kelli Greer and all the crew at PBG. Always the best time at Lake Catherine.

Re: 2019 PBG Valentines Day Regatta

PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:21 pm
by bigfoot55
Valentines Regatta 9 & 10 February 2019

Palm Beach Gardens was pleased to host the Valentines Regatta 9 & 10 February.
The pre-regatta party at Chet & Libby's place Friday was AWESOME! The food was never ending with a whole ham, whole turkey, pulled pork, and salads of every sort. Deserts: well hell yes! A crowd favorite was Joanies whiskey cake (VO I think she said). Then was the live entertainment by Rich Mojka, a proffessional local who persuaded many in the crowd to come to the mike and show their talent.
Saturday dawned partly cloudy and a "frigid"69' with 6-8 knot NNE breeze.A good direction for our lake.
The ladies set up a healthy fruit and unhealthy sweet buffet (that was very popular) to accompany our coffee.
We started sailing as one fleet at 0930 with long windward/leeward races lasting about 15-20 minutes each;3 races, then a 10-15 minute break. The wind, now 8-10 NNE was often favorable, but shifts occur and only Alan Perkins had it always dialed in with 9 aces, Jon Luscomb with 2 ,and Joe Walter with 1.
We secured sailing at 1530 after 12 races, feeling pretty worn-out and ready for a different venue: Duffys upstairs; our private room. A request from the EC-12 Florida Class Secretary, George Balachak, to Alan Perkins on how he explained his remarkable success was answered succinctly: "Never quit".
That was borne out on day 2 when Alan was dealt some bad hands and managed to get top 3 finishes with back of fleet starts.
Sunday, Anemoi (Greek wind gods-knew you wouldn't look it up), were not so kind. We got pure East at much less than the predicted 15-18 knts. The lake felt 6-10.We set courses like Americas Cup: reach and run then beat. We set "W" courses (unpopular with many) and tried whatever we could do to put enough windward work in to permit passing by strategy in play. Cream rises. Results as posted.
I want to thank all the helpers, especially John Biles as scorekeeper, Carl Ring on rescue & Ann/Ed & Kelli for food.
Was a great regatta and hope to see you'll at our next regatta.
Respectfully submitted,
R.C."Doc"Greer -RD

1. Alan Perkins-20
2. Jon Luscomb-30
3. Earnan Scavella-57
4. Chuck Millican-72
5. Bill Newman-95
6. George Balaschak-100
7. Joe Walter-101
8. Calvin Obara-131
9. Dick Reinke-138
10. Terry McMullen-139
11. Frank Legon-151
12. Chester Brewer-160
13. Rich Mojka-177
14. Frank Vella-187
15. Liz Perkins-228