District 2  Regatta Report

Sat Aug 13th, 2011 through Sun Aug 14th, 2011

The Team of Collins/Doyle Win the 80th Running of the Chesapeake Bay Lipton Cup

The Team of Collins/Doyle Win the 80th Running of the Chesapeake Bay Lipton Cup

2011 TAYC Lipton Cup


The 80th running of the Chesapeake Bay Lipton Cup took place in the Choptank with an unsettled low pressure weather system. On Saturday we had 10 -15 knot breezes from the South with occasional higher gusts. Laura and father, Read Beigel, played the right side on the first beat and led wire to wire. On the second race Collins/ Doyle edged out Vanderhoff/Dolezal for the win and on the third race Weissenberger/Hardin picked up a shift on the second beat for the win. While the wind was not that strong, the fleet suffered a broken mast, bent mast, broken pole, bent pole. It was said that there is a reason it is called the Choptank.

Big air and waves on Sunday, so the racing was postponed until about noon and the course was moved to the flatter, protected water of the Tred Avon River. One race was sailed in about 8-12 knots with many thunderstorms threatening. Weissenberger/Hardin had a nice start and led the race all the way to the finish. Lippincott/Zuschnitt finished 2nd and Collins/Doyle placed 3rd. There was a 90 degree right shift about 1/2 way down the last leg which continued to go right and a major t-storm was threatening with a fair bit of lightning. So, after a brief delay, racing was abandoned and the fleet sailed in to the Tred Avon Yacht Club in a heavy downpour.

By the time the boats were disassembled and packed the rain stopped and the sun returned for the trophy presentation at Harleigh.

Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 4 Total
1 Grinch   Bert Collins   Jake Doyle   8063   AN   2 1 3 3 9
2 F2   Gunti Weissenberger   Chris Hardin   8095   NCB   4 5 1 1 11
3 Nice Blue   Laura Beigel   Read Beigel   7425   AN   1 4 6 4 15
4 Jitters Jr,   Robert Lippincott   Mike Zuschnitt   6970   ES   5 3 5 2 15
5 8038   John Vanderhoff   Adam Dolezal   8038   NCB   3 2 2 DNS 18
6 Cover Girl   Karen Wiley Alt   Matt Joyce   7786   MES   9 6 4 5 24
7 7497   Kris Wilson   Andy Noel   7497   AN   7 7 7 DNS 32
8 Manuelito   Tom Reed   Bill McMahon   7993   LH   6 8 8 DNS 33
9 Big Jim   Mike Hecky   Shane Zwingelberg   7996   CR   8 DNF DNS DNS 39
10 Bop   Tom Price   Sarah Price   7313   CB   DNC DNC DNC DNC 44

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