McMahon Regatta 2017

April 12, 2017

Useppa Island Yacht Club McMahon Regatta

April 8th 2017

By Race Committee Chair Bob Stevens

Two good races, with Bill Welch showing the whole way and Sherry Welch aboard as his crew.  Very well done by both of them.  Paul Beisswenger sailed to second place, with Joe Cox as his crew.  Kurt Stocker sailed Ragtime to third place.  Kurt had Tony Colgan along as  his cheerleader, tactician, and rope puller.  Ten boats raced along with Gretchen Coyle out on Sink 'r Swim with Bev Anderson on board.  Nice morning, but not enough wind in the afternoon to complete the third race.  I called it off, abandoned it, and everyone went to the shore.

Kay Chapin, Karen Albert, and Aimee Lockhart put on a wonderful chili lunch, with hog dogs and cookies.  Another fabulous Bill's Grille for us all.

I had my usual fine help from Stu Sheldon, who brought Peter Bennett along to pull the marks along.  Kathleen Stocker was aboard Snooper, along with Bill Newbold our fleet Judge, Dan O'Connell who managed the anchor for me - pulled it up several times, and Ginny Amsler who took another thousand pictures of the goings-on.  Sydney did the timing, once more.  Flawlessly, too.