Useppa McMahon Regatta 2021

March 27, 2021
Useppa McMahon Regatta - Thoughts by Bob Stevens, Pictures by Cindy Ryan and UseppaGin - On March 20th Useppa Yacht Club’s 2021 McMahon was won by Paul Beisswenger sailing Spirit U8 with Doug Ryan as crew. There were five races on Pine Island Sound. Eight boats were out, the season high. Second place in the regatta went to Ed King, Coot’s U38 skipper, with Kim Lockhart and Jack David as crew.  In third place was George Preckwinkle sailing Buttercup U1 with Steve Acuff (our new Commodore) as crew.  Brian McColgan sailed Oh!! Happy Daze! U85 with Past Commodore Jim Doherty as crew. Gardner Kent was at the helm of Patty P U11, with Sarah Williamson his able crew.  Chris Dreher sailed Still Don’t Know Yet U7 with his dad Bruce and Ashley Simmons. PurrFect U4 was skippered by Mark Smith with Duncan Rowley as his crew.  And finally, Andy Hotchkiss was out on Cats-Up with Dawn Jalowy’s son Jacob and his friend Andre as crew.  So…. eight boats on the starting line, and not once was anyone over.  Remarkable, with the tide current pushing the boats towards the line at the start. Thanks to all who helped me run the races. Thanks to Bill’s Grille for a fine buffet of hamburgers, hot dogs, and all the trimmings.  Another great effort for a great crowd.