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REPORT - 2022 DF95 REGION 3 REGATTA, CHARLESTON, SC
by Martin Bowers
Over the weekend of the 20th and 21st August, Charleston Model Yacht club hosted the DF95 Region 3 Regatta with 24 Skippers in attendance from Michigan to the North, Florida to the South, and most of the States in between.
The weather was typically Summer, Low Country Charleston, hot, muggy with a threat of storms. Mother Nature did it’s best to be as obstinate as ever as both Saturday and Sunday Mornings were lost to the total lack of wind. This downtime did provide the opportunity for skippers to chat and pass on tuning tips as well as the odd “Let me tell you about….” Saga being told. The sea breeze finally filled in both days around lunchtime which resulted in the scramble to lay a course and then get the races underway. Despite these challenges we managed to complete 20 heats / 10 Races in the light and at times shifty breeze over the two days.
Peter Feldman took overall honors with 7 wins out of the 10 races. As someone noted, the score sheet for Peter looked like a Picket Fence! The following pack was closely contested with just 3 points separating Steve Landeau in 2nd, Baron Bremer in 3rd and Danny Thomas in 4th. The Top 5 was rounded out by Tony Gonsalves.
The Corithian Award was presented to a DF95 sailor who was not sailing in the regatta but was an integral part of it. The award was presented to Bruce Melkus for his contribution to the regattas held at CMYC. Bruce is always the first to volunteer and there to help with the scoring.
A “Special Thank You” also to all our Volunteers, who provide their free time to make these events run so well.
CMYC would also like to give a shout out to our sponsors, whose generosity meant we were able to provide every skipper with a prize:
Summary of DF95 Region 3 Regatta
Date: 20 / 21 August 2022
Location: James Island County Park, James Island SC
Host Club: Charleston Madel Yacht Club
# of Entries: 24
Winds: 0 to 8 mph
Races completed: 10
Scoring System: HMS 2022 V1
Regatta Committee & Valuable Assistants:
Race Director: Martin Bowers
PRO: Dan Machowski
Head Score Keeper: Amanda Bowers
Scorers: Bruce Melkus, Liisa Machowski, Joe Ruschak
Registration: Alex Sanders
2022 DF95 Region 3 Regatta
20 / 21 August 2022
Charleston Model Yacht Club
Club #115 of the American Model Yacht Association (AMYA)
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