REVISED 2020 Liberty Bell Regatta

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REVISED 2020 Liberty Bell Regatta

Postby Dave_Branning » Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:46 am

Skippers:

This is a revised post for Liberty Bell Regatta. The old post will be taken down and replaced with fresh information about the new date and activities for the August 23rd all day, one day regatta.
There were 24 entries for the April date and paid monies were refunded to you by Skip Hall, our Treasurer and Regatta Chmn. You need to sign up again if you plan on coming to the August 23rd regatta.

NOR FACTS
- When: Sunday, August 23
- Where: Laurel Acres Park, Mount Laurel, NJ
- Skipper's Meeting: 8:53 AM;
- A special presentation of the AMYA Hall of Fame Award for David Brawner will be presented posthumously to the Brawner Family at this time.
- We will be racing under the CESS POOL Scoring System.
- First Race: Shortly after skipper's meeting.
- Lunch and drinks will be supplied.
- No races start after 4:53 PM
- Sailing Instructions will be distributed on race day.

REGISTRATION LINK:[url][b] https://form.jotform.com/201834878800965[/url][/b]

If you have any questions, contact PRO/RD, Skip Hall [url]skiphall@optonline.net[/url] or Dave Branning [url]laserdave93@yahoo.com[/url]


CURRENT LIST OF SKIPPERS as of 7/21/20
Dave Branning
Dave Ramos
Scott Graf
Mike Campbell
Jarl Wathne
Cape May Ray
Bill Sysyn
Dom Bonanno
Jamey Betz
Tommy Smith
Danny Thomas
Harry Mote
Joel Hamburger
Scott Todd
Will Van Cleef
Ryan Lippincott
James Latoff
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Re: REVISED 2020 Liberty Bell Regatta

Postby Dave_Branning » Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:37 pm

Yesterday, 10 states were added to the list of 22 states who cannot travel to NJ, CT or NY. If you come from Maryland or Delaware (many registrants do) and many others you would have to come with proof of no COVID-19 from a valid recent test or quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. We are racing in a township public park. We hate to have this event shut down by the police on the day of racing.
There is a possibility that some of these states, who have had 10 cases/1000 population. might improve in the next three weeks and would be off the quarantine list. The list gets re-assessed on a rotating weekly basis. WEAR YOUR MASKS PEOPLE.

We will make a go or no go decision on holding the Liberty Bell Regatta on August 15th. That is 8 days from the regatta.
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Re: REVISED 2020 Liberty Bell Regatta

Postby Dave_Branning » Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:17 am

Guys and Gals of the Mid-Atlantic Model YC and Friends:

Visited the Laurel Acres Park today and they have cut a lot of the phragmites from the veterans memorial down to the cove. Only one peaceful fisherman in the park. It was great to be there today feeling the breeze and imagining all of us racing there in 12 days. There is room for more folks with masks and an EC12. Registration is still open. If you have trouble with the registration link, just email Skip or me.

Here are the details: Skippers list is below.

The 48th Annual (amazing!) LIBERTY BELL REGATTA will be SUNDAY, August 23rd and will be a ONE DAY REGATTA.

NOTE the timing of our schedule. We have expanded the day to accommodate an opening presentation and a 24 boat maximum fleet size.

NOR FACTS
- Where: Laurel Acres Park, Mount Laurel, NJ
- Skipper's Meeting: 8:53 AM;

- A special presentation of the AMYA Hall of Fame Award for David Brawner will be presented posthumously to the Brawner Family at this time.- We will be racing under the CESS POOL Scoring System if more than 20 entries.

- First Race: Shortly after skipper's meeting.
- Lunch and drinks will be supplied.
- No races start after 3:53 PM
- Sailing Instructions will be distributed on race day.

If you have any questions, contact PRO, Skip Hall skiphall@optonline.net or
Dave Branning laserdave93@yahoo.com

Registration Link:

https://form.jotform.com/201834878800965

SKIPPERS LIST
JOEL HAMBURGER
THOMMY SMITH
DANNY THOMAS
DAVID RAMOS
SCOTT TODD
DOMENICK BONANNO
HARRY MOTE
SCOTT GRAF
JARL WATHNE
MIKE CAMPBELL
BILL SYSYN
CAPE MAY RAY
JAMEY BETZ
DAVE BRANNING
WILL VAN CLEEF
jAMES LATOFF
RYAN LIPPINCOTT
DOUG WOTRING
DAVE CRUMP
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Re: REVISED 2020 Liberty Bell Regatta

Postby Dave_Branning » Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:33 am

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The 2020 Liberty Bell Regatta, the 48th Annual, finally got to see the light of day on August 23rd. It was rescheduled from April due to you know what. Fifteen skippers showed up, some from South Carolina, Maryland, West Virginia, and of course New Jersey to make this special day. We finally got to present the 2019 AMYA Hall of Fame Award to Lisa, Andrew and John Brawner in David Brawner's memory to begin the day.
To do this at David's favorite pond in Mt Laurel, NJ was particularly inspiring. The day was certainly crafted in the spirit of David as if he was controlling the elements of our racing frustrations. He loved to screw with us. First of all, there was little wind. OK, no apparent wind, but the mirror boat images, captured by Judy Bonanno's two cameras, showed the absolute calm that embraced us for an entire day. Setting a course was equally difficult as some races began as a reach and the ensuing wind direction varied on all legs of the course...which is signature Mt Laurel conditions. You would think, with just fluky or no wind, some lucky skippers would emerge near the top of the leader board but that was not the case. The most successful skippers, who held five National Championships between them, owned the day. Jarl Wathne, Jamey Betz and David Ramos were a treat to watch. Jarl won 4 races and his worst race was a 5th. Ryan Lippincott, Dave Ramos, Jamey Betz and Domenick Bonanno also won races. My observation: these skippers do not touch the rudder. You move the rudder, you slow the boat. Once they they sensed a slight buff, they let mother nature stay with them as long as possible. Establishing a little forward momentum and the glide of an EC12, they hopefully slid into the next possible "puff."
The other Brawner touch to frustrate the skippers was a thunder shower right after lunch to interrupt the day for 30 minutes. Fortunately we were able to achieve nine races and, graciously, RD Skip Hall, granted two throwouts, counting seven races in the scores.
A huge thanks to Judy Bonanno who captured the whole memorable day and made sure the lunches were well presented. RD, Skip Hall ran the show....since before April, making sure we had all the regatta materials. Thanks also to Harry Mote who rowed out the buoys wearing his mask. Thanks to Dave Ramos who crafted the laser printed awards. Skip arrived without a score keeper, so I eagerly kept my boat in the car and assisted with scoring duties. I had the best seat in the house.

Results
Place Skipper Gross T/O Net

1 JARL WATHNE 21 9 12
2 JAMEY BETZ 29 12 17
3 DAVID RAMOS 36 15 21
4 SCOTT GRAF 48 18 30
5 WILL VAN CLEEF73 32 41
6 DOUG WOTRING 71 28 43
7 CAPE MAY RAY 64 20 44
8 RYAN LIPPINCOTT68 22 46
9 DOMENICK BONANNO 69 21 48
10 HARRY MOTE 82 32 50
11 MIKE CAMPBELL 82 27 55
12 BILL SYSYN 101 29 72
13 DAVE CRUMP 105 29 76
14 JAMES LATOFF 137 32 105
15 JOEL HAMBURGER139 32 107

Judy Bonanno's link to pictures and videos of the day; ENJOY!
https://judybonanno.smugmug.com/Sailing/EC-12-regattas/Liberty-Bell-Regattas/Liberty-Bell-48th-8-23-2020/
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