SAIL RACE COMMITTEE
Jay Kaiser, chair
George (Buzz) Young
RACE COURSE AND INSTRUCTIONS
2023 RACE SCHEDULE
June 7: Race 1
July 12: Final Race and Party
July 29: Makeup Race and Party (if needed)
July 26: Race 1
August 30: Final Race and Party
September 6: Makeup Race and Party (if needed)
September 10: Regatta and Club Party
In July 1976, members of the club celebrated the Bicentennial with a sail race on July 4th (a Wednesday that year) off the Pier at Neff Park. That race generated so much excitement among the club’s sailors that they decided to make it a regular thing. The tradition, Wednesday night jib-and-main PHRF races, continues today, drawing new sailors and veteran racers alike. The competition, affectionately referred to as a beer-can race, serves as a regular date for club members to run around the buoys or join the dock committee at the end of the Pier. More recently, the club instituted an end-of-season race, The Kaiser Cup, a regatta for club members which takes place in September.
2023 Kaiser Cup Results
So who won the Kaiser Cup? Out of eight boats, who took home the coveted trophy? NOBODY, that’s who!
The wind gods were not kind to our fleet on Sunday. Conditions included light, patchy air that never came from the same direction for more than twenty seconds. A sailor’s frustrating challenge, to be sure!
Because the wind was so light and uncooperative, the official scoring declared that nobody won because nobody crossed the finish line in the two hours allowed by the rules. Yes, some came close. Conundrum got the official cannon for crossing first… but still twenty minutes late. Saucy crossed twenty after that. At that point, the rest of the fleet who hadn’t already abandoned the race and headed for home said, “The hell with it!” and everybody headed in.
And what was waiting for them but a fabulous party at the Littlest Club, hosted by PC Sheila Tomkowiak with help from Kelly Basnett, Dir. Veronica Greiner, Geri Haselmire, Mary Scrace, and Ski and Ceci Chmielewski. A special thanks to Lady Jen DeWard and Dir. Veronica Greiner for taking photos during the event. More than fifty GPBC members enjoyed the beautiful — if windless — day, yummy food from Chicken Shack, and each others’ company.
Bottom line, everybody won on Sunday!
For photos, click here: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjAUnGT
2023 Second Series, Race 6 Results
Well, yesterday evening put the “night” into Wednesday Night Race. The breeze — as we can’t call that “wind” — was SSW 5 – 9 knots (hmmm, mostly five!) at the start and held for much of the ride out to Mark #3. The turn downwind meant a loss of apparent wind, plus it was fading. Thus, the trip to Mark #5 became excruciatingly slow in the latter part as the breeze dropped to 2.9 knots. Most of the close reach to the finish ( = a merciful call for a short course) was like sliding on a mirror, at least until that motor yacht threw in some water wrinkles. Finally, it filled in enough to get everyone going for a very pleasant reach to the finish.
Thanks to sufficient assistance on the dock, I was able to jump on my boat and make the start. I went for a middle of the line port tack and managed the “hip hop” on one tack right with Sean. Thankfully I was to weather and he had to wait for my tack. I think I had a bit of breeze that the others did not get and therefore, I got away pretty good. Buzz broke from the pack and started to reel me in, catching me at Mark #5 in some real light air. I did get a better angle at the last minute and was able to round just ahead… in slow motion. For most of the final leg, Buzz was creeping away while Dale was coming like he had his motor running. Meanwhile farther back, Bob managed to put a few minutes on the others and Terri/Gary hung in ghosting along to make a last-minute pass for a finish. All in all, pretty exciting “racing” at drifting speed. Too bad it was too dark for the committee to watch!
Buzz crossed the line first for the “Gun” (Side Note: Sorry, the new supply of shells was to have been delivered by race time. Hopefully we will get them by Sunday!) and held onto first. Dale charged in to place second and…Terri/Gary corrected to third! Not bad for a first year crew.
I can’t believe the season has come to a close… and it was even a week longer! Looks like Shahe will have to make the drive down from St Clair to pick up his first place flag. And…. Dale can send his granddaughter up to collect his first place flag. Yes, we had a tie for first! George can add another flag to his string for second place. Bob, with five 4’s, had a winning hand to place third.
Thank you to the dock committee — Shirley, Shelia, Renee, Al and Brad — for being willing to sit there all season and watch sailboats go around in circles at breathtaking speeds.
And don’t forget! One last chance to get out on the race course this Sunday, September 10 for the Kaiser Cup race. The warning gun (hopefully) goes off at 2:00 pm with a start at 2:10 pm. Winner take all, with no second place. So far, the weather looks good.
2023 Second Series, Race 5 Results
Bright clear evening, wind north at 7 – 10 knots… so far so good. But the temp was in the 50’s! When does that ever happen in August? Well, once in a blue moon – there, I did that. Sorry, just had to.
After last week’s starting mayhem, skippers were more cautious and no one crowded the line. Dale hit the line first with full way on and took a nice lead. Robert sailed a higher line and his windward gain paid off — he was first to Mark #5 and lead at all marks, got the gun and saved his time to place first. Off wind, Dale was able to reel in the lead quite a bit and finished second by a mere nine corrected seconds. Buzz must have been really shaken by the chaos of last week’s start; they started well after every one else was gone. Maybe they just enjoy passing boats as they finished third?
As an example of what can be accomplished by sailing tighter lines and playing shifts (e.g., it was a weird wind, shifting, holes…), Shahe played the wind angles just right rounding the hip hop for the finish using only one tack. He passed two boats with that tactic.
By the way, this was the last race for that wiley bastard and his “flying dixie cup.” Shirley and Shahe have moved to St Clair, Michigan and the Surge scourge will no longer be a threat. The Momjian’s will be greatly missed. Shahe’s participation in the Fleet and Shirley’s dedication to the Dock Committee enhanced all of our Wednesday evening sailing events. Thankfully, Shahe, still enamored with Wednesday Night Racing, is interested in joining us next summer as crew.
It always seems to happen that the air goes light around sunset and the boats behind get “behind-er”. Terri/Gary seemed to be doing fine until the air softened and they got left behind-est. You can tell who else got left behind just looking at the times — there is a nine-plus minute gap between the first three finishers and the rest of the fleet.
Next week we will sail a make-up race. The following Sunday, September 10, 2:00 pm is the Cup race. Since we will be having a big “do” for the Cup race four days later, we will dispense with the traditional series end after-race get-together and tell our stories on Sunday. Hope to see you there!
2023 Second Series, Race 4 Results
So, some philosophy here — I’m looking for an answer to the age-old question: “How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?” Or perhaps the Wednesday Night Race version might be “How many sailboats can be at the pin at precisely 7:10 PM?” I think the answer is: “Six is too many if they are not all going the same way.”
What the heck happened?! Well, I must accept some of the blame. I took an evening off from the dock committee to go sailing. Terri and Gary graciously invited me to ride with them… and they may have got more excitement than they bargained for! So obviously, I was not on the dock. But had I been, I might have been able to prevent the over-early signals from sounding before the gun.
As a point of interest, the “over-early” horn is a courtesy and not a requirement. Our policy has been to try to signal one sound for each boat over-early (since no one has their radio on). That sound should be made only AFTER the starting gun. Last night, the signal was made before the starting gun, causing early boats to attempt to restart, with some by sailing back into the fleet. Thus, the mayhem.
So, if you find yourself on the course side of the starting line before the start, what should one do? You must restart. That is, get your boat completely back on the off course side of the line and only then resume racing. Understand that a boat attempting to restart has NO rights. No port/starboard, no windward/leeward, no room at the mark — no rights. You must restart keeping clear of any and all boats. Failure to follow this rule, triggered by the early warning, is what caused the mayhem that ensued. Also, it seems there was a bit of a favorable shift and increase in wind velocity that threw off everyone’s time/distance estimates.
Thankfully, there was no damage reported. Many of you may have heard a loud noise and thought, “Uh oh…!” I was focused on guiding Terri through the tangle and did not see what happened. But Chris — one of the Terri/Gary crew — reported that a pulpit “twanged” our lifeline; he was not able to identify the twanger, but we were rounded doing a 360 to absolve ourselves.
Once everyone changed out of their “brown pants,” it was a lovely night. Wind reported at the SCS station at the start time was east at 12 – 14 knots. Somewhere on the first beat to Mark #3 the wind went southeast and picked up a bit. Those of us on Serendipity were at the rear and on the right, so we got some lift to allow us to close a bit on the sterns ahead. Shahe was hounding Buzz all around the course and seemed to sail higher on the second trip to Mark #3 to get ahead of Buzz for the finish. Shahe got the gun and first. Dale sailed well to keep the yellow boat in the game — just on the edge of his antique 170% genny to correct to second. Buzz, having to restart (note that he did it the proper way!), was third.
Dale reminded me that this is one of those races that will come to mind some winter day and take you back to the wide-eyed excitement of that start. But let’s not do that again.
2023 Second Series, Race 2 Results
Well, that was sailing’s equivalent to a fun run. (Fun for me because, thanks to a well trained dock crew, I got to sail on the “flying dixie cup” Surge.) The wind was a little more west than last week and lighter; it made a starboard tack lay line from the start to the lay line to the “hip hop” just possible. And, of course, Bob was there right at the flag pole first to start and first to the “hip hop” — Bob, any powder burns on your sails???
Several boats opted for the port tack start. It was about even as there was a bit more air at the pin end. The fleet rounded the “hip hop” en masse and the fun run began. Rail to rail, stem to stern, jockeying for clearer air, spirits were high and the paparazzi were snapping photos like crazy. The party continued all the way up the channel — even a freighter joined in! Shahe was in a “Surge sandwich” with 27 footers right and left and pushing from astern. Our plan at Mark #5 was to take Dale’s stern but round tightly to get the weather, I messed up trimming the mainsheet, went too wide and Dale did not miss the opportunity. It was a very close fetch back to the line and some decided to foot off for speed and make the tacks. Based on our results, footing proved to be a better tactic. Dale and Robert made the first pass three minutes ahead of us and Bob and Sean caught up big time.
About then, the party was over. The two in the lead had some air while the rest of us did not (you know the old sailing saw… the rich get richer!) and extended their lead. On Surge, we were at the tail of the fading breeze and lost only a few minutes to Dale, but those just behind us reeky got left behind losing more than ten minutes to Dale.
So, Dale’s Egyptian cotton 170% genoa finally paid dividends as he was able to fight off Robert by 30 seconds to get the gun and save time for a first place. Shahe was able to hang in with a better wind angle from Mark #3 to the finish and correct to second. Robert, crossing the line a close second, corrected to third.
An interesting side note… as you know, our dock committee often takes time on the first pass in the event the wind dies and we can not complete the full race. We then score it as a short course race. Well, in looking at the first pass times, there would have been no change in first and second places, but Terri/Gerry would have placed third. Do we have a “most improved” award?
2023 Second Series, Race 1 Results
It was a “georgeless” night — wait, I think I spelled that wrong! — it was a gorgeous night, wind south at 8 knots gusting to 12 knots with a temperature of 80 degrees. Bob made his usual timely start but left too much room to weather; he allowed Shahe to repeat his red-dog start a little back, but to weather; he slipped around the “hip hop” first. The Buzz Boyz, sailing George-less, started low and got trapped at the “hip hop” having to wait for room to tack for the reach out to Mark #3. Sean was well back at the gun but came to the “hip hop” with speed and weather to gain nicely. Terri/Gerry were seconds off the start line, but low and needing a lot of jib trim. The race then became a contest of trim and position as places changed so often it was hard to keep up with them.
Coming into the first pass was so exciting that we are going to try to sell the television rights! Shahe had been leading at Marks #3 & #5 and most of the way back. Sean and Dale were playing cat and mouse — with Shahe as the mouse. The mouse was scrambling, but the grey (Sundance) slowly got the mouse’s wind and made the pass right in front of the bleachers. The yellow (Saucy) was right there hoping to pounce while the other two were engaged. Sean made the pass, kept his lead back out to Mark #3 and was able to get the gun (= first time for Sundance!). Shahe finished 14 seconds later, close enough to correct to first place. Sean corrected to second… and Dale, in a near photo finish with the Buzz Boyz coming in hot, placed third.
2023 First Series, Final Race Results
Bottom line, it was worth the wait. Last week we postponed for impending bad weather. This week, instead of dodging bolts of lightning, we were treated to 8 -11 knots of steady SSE wind giving us a tack-free race. The only times we had to turn the boats were at the marks.
It was an all reach/fetch race, making the start really important. Terri/Gary were up on the line for a good start, but Robert got the jump and lead at all marks to get the gun and barely save his time to take first. Shahe played cat-and-mouse with Dale for most of the race and even managed to “surge” (see what I did there?) past Bob at the last minute to correct to second. The “Buzz boys” chased Robert all around the course, but just could not catch him… and had to settle for third.
Thanks to Paul for coordinating the pizza and refreshments for the after race get together — a lovely evening to sit around and talk about boats. Al was on hand to whack the cannon and have some pizza and Renee and Shirley took the finish times.
Well, I guess it is only in yacht racing that three aces can beat a straight. Buzz with three 1″s won first for the series and Bob, with a 126.96.36.199.5.6 won second for the series. Robert’s first place in race six moved him up the standings to place third for the series.
Remember that, because we used our week off, the second series of racing starts next week.
2023 First Series, Race 5 Results
What would you call a ‘perfect evening’? Wednesday, July 5 was close to it — easy breeze, south/southwest, 7 – 10 knots. The pin end on a port tack was highly favored. We had a few coming into the line on starboard, hoping to find a hole. Perfectly legal and not a bad move in an easy breeze, but not recommended in a blow as the hole you find may be in YOUR boat!
Buzz sailed the line and did one of his patented turn-on-a-dime moves to lead the pack to the “hip hop.” He was able to tack onto starboard first and leave the cluster behind. Shahe shied away from the pack at the start and found himself in the middle of the bunch. But as weather boat, so he too was able to peel away and head for Mark #3. Bob was now weather boat, approaching the “hip hop” and holding the remaining fleet under him, making it difficult for them to tack with room.
Erik, Sean, and (I think?) Robert each saw an opportunity and tacked in unison. Then Bob — just moments before in a controlling position — was now the “give way” boat. Give way? I don’t think so! Rather than duck all those sterns, Bob’s steely-eyed helmsman opted to ‘thread the needle’, taking Erik’s stern and crossing two bows simultaneously! Looked impossible from our vantage … needless to say, impressive!
The rest of the race involved watching Erik reel in the boats ahead. Fascinating to watch Shahe attempt to hold off Erik on the close reach into the first pass — comparing the two rigs side by side was amusing! Elsewhere on the course, Sean had changed dance partners. After weeks of rail-to-rail sailing with Joe, this week it was Bob. Hmmm, was it something you said, Joe?
After the first pass, Erik chased Buzz and finally made a pass on the reach to the finish. And then to solidify his lead, he pulled a match racing move by holding Buzz below the finish line, forcing him to follow to the finish. Erik got his first gun in his first race, but — to use an all too familiar phrase — “did not save his time” and corrected to third. Buzz, happy to have time on his side for once, corrected to second. Getting the weather he likes and the room to sail with clear air, Shahe corrected to first.
Elsewhere in the news, Sean, Bob, and Joe each finished within nine corrected seconds. Some pretty close sailing!
Next week is the sixth race and, therefore, the traditional get-together after the race. It’s a great time to meet up with the competition without a rope or tiller in your hand! Trade those ‘wouda, coulda, shouldas’ and other sailing gossip.
Please let us know if you plan to attend so we can have enough pizza, beer, etc. available. The cost is typically offset with a ‘pass the hat’ deal — you know the drill!
Thanks to Renee and Shirley for keeping time and me focused (well, let’s not tell Al about that second gun, okay?). Welcome Joe H. to the dock! By the way, Joe is looking for a crew position. Let me know but Dale has first dibs.
Afterword: A rating update resulted in a change in the third and fourth positions.
2023 First Series, Race 4 Results
Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the water, fire in the sky” was the theme for Race 4, thanks to the Quebec fires. Certainly, some smoke was spewing in Buzz’s after-burners as he once again buzzed the course leading at all marks but for the start where Bob — with his typically good timing — hit the line first.
The weather was essentially a repeat of last week, except the breeze was a bit more steady and easterly. The “east” made for a true beat to Mark #5. Joe sailed a lower line to keep Fast Forward footing — and, so low it looked like he was heading to St Paul’s! Perhaps he stopped in to light a candle because, even with all the extra distance sailed, he was right in it at the upwind mark.
Sean took a higher line and rounded with Joe. The two then repeated last week’s tussle at the “hip hop” with Sean once again getting the inside overlap for the advantage to the finish. Joe wasn’t worried; he had “time on his side” (yes, courtesy of the Rolling Stones). Bob took a mid-line to Mark #5, chased Joe and Sean down the channel, and pulled (what looked to me!) an odd move in, going around their sterns to take a leeward position. But it worked — he finished about a minute ahead of them!
Well, Buzz got the gun and a first with time to spare. Bob’s pass at Mark #3 paid off and he took second. Joe corrected out on Sean by something like 30 seconds to place third. Did Sean lose those thirty seconds while placing an order with their onboard bartender?
Thanks to Shelia and Renee for doing the time keeping and keeping me focused. We missed Al who wisely decided his lungs did not need any more particulates — at his age he already has enough in those lungs!
Dale’s press gang was unable to Shanghai a crew, so he came to watch the finely tuned RCs do their thing.
2023 First Series, Race 3 Results
In a word … easy! Easy breeze, easy temps, easy sea state, and easy on the dock too. So why was it so hard???
The beat upwind to Mark #5 separated the fleet and, with the exception of Joe and Sean, it seemed like everyone was sailing their own private race.
Buzz “buzzed” off the starting line with an odd port tack thing but got to windward and sailed the highest to make Mark #5 well ahead, He kept that lead and even extended it in the last legs to get the gun, and — wait for it! — saved his time (with enough to earn interest!) to take first.
Dale, with new crew (his son Ben was off to pirate school getting fitted for a peg leg to replace a broken ankle!) got a good start but could not sail as high as Buzz in the light air and took second.
Bob also had to take a few more tacks out to Mark #5 but, once he was going downhill, he hung in to take third. It was fun to watch the slow motion battle between Sean and Joe right down to a photo finish.
Newcomers Gary/Teri decided they did not like the placement on the yellow buoy and determined to reposition it using their rudder. After getting untangled, they made a valiant effort to chase the fleet. But even the longest day of the year wasn’t long enough for them to make it all the way around. Hey, there’s always next week.
2023 First Series, Race 2 Results
With the wind at 30 mph last week and 5 -7 mph and spotty this week, it sure would be nice to have an average! The fleet was moving well in the restart but, as the start time approached, it dropped, leaving some (i.e., a certain “yellow boat”) pretty far from the line.
Buzz nailed the start – even if in slow motion – and Bob was right there as well. It seems the wind pretty much quit about three-quarters up to Mark #5 but then filled in with fits and starts to get the fleet around. Apparently, Bob was still exhausted from his performance last week and fell well off to leeward on the beat to sail a longer race. Buzz was first to all marks. But, coming into the “hip hop,” maybe he got caught in a hole and let the others catch up?
Just as it was about to get exciting (or maybe it never really did?!), he got a little sting of air and crossed first for the short course gun at 1:17:32. Dale finished second and Shahe was third.
Based upon an earlier and erroneous report, Buzz may have been wondering, “What do I have to do?” Well, maybe he needs to ensure that Dale gets a late start as he was a minute late starting and then corrected a half-minute off first.
For what it’s worth, Buzz affirmed via social media that the Professor did indeed read his mind, albeit with a few creatively unwritten expletives. He thanks “Eagle Eye” Momjian for setting the record straight and looks forward to the next race.
2023 First Series, Race 1 Results
Wowzer! Gusts on up to 30 mph from a steady 23 mph from the NNE and cool temps made for a challenging first race.
And then there was one … while several notices of “not racing” were received before the start, four boats were present in the pre-start: Bob on Second Wind, Buzz on Conundrum, Joe on Fast Forward, and Gary on Serendipity. After a couple of failed bolt ropes and some intelligent decisions that beating into 30 mph headwinds would not be a good way to introduce oneself to the course, Bob found himself the only one starting. It took about forty minutes for him to sail the first leg and only twelve (= that must have been some ride!) to sail the next two and a few minutes to make the final beat to the finish for the gun — and, of course, a corrected “first.” The course was shortened on the fly after the first pass to have mercy on the dock committee. Bob may have wanted to keep going, but we were getting our hair blown off!
Much Ado about Racing
The weekly GPBC Wednesday sailboat races are run from the end of the pier by a small but dedicated, and utterly beloved Dock Committee, led by Jay Kaiser, namesake of the fabled and coveted Kaiser Cup. Jay’s usual supporting cast are Al “The Old Cannon Whacker” LeChard, Shirley Momjian, PC Sheila Tomkowiak and Sid LeChard. From week to week, any number of other club members will come out to hang with the DC, assist if needed, enjoy the race and socialize.
The starting line of the racecourse, which is also the finish line, is from the flagpole at the end of the pier to a yellow buoy set about 125 yards straight out. At 7:00 p.m. is the first gun… cannon, actually… signifying the beginning of the starting sequence. A second gun is set off at 7:05. For the next five minutes anywhere from six to twelve boats will prepare and jockey for optimum starting position when the race begins with a final cannon blast at 7:10.
The start of any race can be very exciting because all the boats are trying to get to the same place at the same time. And it takes place within shouting distance of the pier, up close and almost personal. Even though by the end of the race the boats can be fairly spread out, one-on-one duels for position at the finish can be very exciting too.
Obviously, the velocity and direction of the wind has everything to do with how long the race lasts. Typically, a race takes anywhere between 60 to 90 minutes. The race course itself is a triangular pattern that incorporates channel markers #3 and #5. A chart of the race course and race instructions can be downloaded here.
All club members are encouraged to come out to watch the start of a race and see what all the fuss is about. Hanging with the DC is a blast in itself (pun intended) and can be highly instructional. The truth of sailboat racing is it runs the gamut from white-knuckle, adrenaline-fueled excitement to soul-crushing boredom. Professor Kaiser describes our dear little beer can race as a weekly appointment to go sailing. We go out when it’s nice and we go out when it’s awful, including rain and strong winds. The only time we do not go racing is if the conditions are deemed unsafe by the Dock Committee.
Although the competition on the racecourse can be pretty intense, after the race it’s all camaraderie, good will, laughs and back slapping. Typically, the racers will retire to a local watering hole afterward to compare notes, support each other, discuss the race, have a beer and pizza, yuk it up, tell outrageous lies, and begin looking forward to the next race.
The final high point of any race usually comes the day after when Professor Kaiser publishes his recap. Jay’s recaps are informative, highly instructional, entertaining and loaded with wry humor. We all look forward to them, hoping if he calls one of us out it’s for something we did well and not something we screwed up.
Another great Kaiser Cup Regatta
The wind, the waves, and the warm sunshine were the winning formula for a glorious Lake St. Clair afternoon and the 8th annual GPBC Kaiser Cup Regatta. Eight boats came out to enjoy what turned out to be a fast winner-take-all race on September 11. The intrepid Dock Committee, anchored by the Old Cannon Whacker himself, Al LeChard, along with Shirley Momjian, assisted by Brad Birch and a host of onlookers, ran a flawless race. With Professor Jay Kaiser out on the race course instead his usual post on the dock, Dr. Mike Marsh, newly retired from racing, provided lively color commentary to the gathered spectators.
PC Buzz Young and his Conundrum crew of Paul Maiale and Dan Currier won the race, mainly due to a lucky break at the start. (Buzz says he owes a beer to new racer Erik Wahab.)
The traditional Kaiser Cup after-party was a smashing success. An unofficial head count of 65 attendees was testimony to the beautiful weather and enthusiasm for GPBC racing. Host PC Sheila Tomkowiak credits the success of the party to logistical support from Chris Kaiser, new member Kelly Basnett, Veronica Greiner, Sheri Allor, PC Jane Davies, and Sheila’s son, Philip Young. Thanks also go to the many attendees who brought dishes to pass. It was a yummy good time.
The awards ceremony acknowledged not just long-time racer Mike Marsh, who recently sold his boat, but also Don Healy, another freshly retired GPBC racer, going out on top of his game. Don accepted four blue, first-place flags, two for this season and two for the last. Also accepting flags for this season were Shahe Momjian, who kissed the presenter (his wife) when she bestowed a second-place flag. The crew of Saucy — Dale Scrace and family — took a third-place flag, and the Conundrum crew netted a second and a third.
Click here for photos from the regatta and after-party.
2022 first series results
The first series of 2022 ended with winds ENE at 7 to 9 knots, just enough to keep the sea down. Although boats were moving, the dock committee, headed up by Jay (The Professor) Kaiser, decided to shorten the course. Why? Pizza was getting cold and the beer was getting warm. It was a lovely evening for the first post-series festivities.
Results for the first series presented no upsets:
First Place – Don Healy, Second Wind
Second Place – Shahe Momjiam, Surge
Third Place – Buzz Young, Conundrum
2021 Race Results
Series 1 Results
First Place: Shahe Momjian and Don Healy (tie)
Second Place: Tim Bledsoe
Third Place: Dale Scrace
Series 2 Results
First Place: Don Healy
Second Place: Dale Scrace
Third Place: Shahe Momjian
Kaiser Cup Regatta
A fleet of 11 boats turned out for the seventh annual Kaiser Cup on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Shahe Momjian won the coveted trophy this year, his second Cup win.