District 1  Regatta Report

Sat Sep 20th, 2003 through Sun Sep 21st, 2003

John MacCausland, holding the Nash Trophy, and Brad Nichol, holding the Nutmeg Trophy

John MacCausland, holding the Nash Trophy, and Brad Nichol, holding the Nutmeg Trophy

2003 Nutmegs


All eyes were on hurricane Isabel all week leading up to the Nutmegs. Where it would make land fall and when would have a big effect on everybody's plans. Fortunately for us in the Northeast Isabel made land fall in North Carolina mid-day Thursday and took an inland course and missed Connecticut. It did however do a lot of damage from North Carolina through the mid Atlantic states. The Chesapeake Bay took a big hit and most of the damage was done by the storm surge.

So the weekend was free and clear of bad weather and we were able to have the Nutmeg regatta. Twenty boats arrived for some very good sailing and really nice weather. The schedule was to race three races on Saturday and two on Sunday with a drop. But with a little light wind on Saturday morning we got off to a late start and were only able to sail two races. The racing was close among the top six or seven boats in each race. By the end of racing John MacCausland with Brad Nichol were clearly on top with a 1-1. Second through seventh were only separated by a few points going into racing on Sunday. As usual Milford Yacht club put on a great dinner for all of us on Saturday night a good time was had by all.

Sunday morning started off clear and crisp with a nice Northerly breeze. As we all sailed to the racecourse the breeze started to show signs of dying. In an effort to get two races in the committee set a course in the northerly breeze. The fleet got off on the first start but the breeze really stared to fade away and the race was abandoned half way up the first leg. We all waited for the sea breeze to come and after about an hour it started to fill from the Southwest. Off we went for what surely would be the only race of the day. Pete Cusick and Serge Leonidov lead at the first mark never to look back with a wire-to-wire win. John Lombard and Kip Gardner were second through out the race with Steve Braverman and John Carney nipping at the leaderís heels. Regatta leader MacCausland was deep in the fleet at the first mark. With the point spread it looked like a sure bet that Pete and Serge would win the regatta. As the race progressed with wind was building just a little John and Brad were able to slowly work their way through the fleet. By the finish MacCausland had crawled his way back to third and saved the regatta win. Winning the last race secured second overall for Pete Cusick and Serge Leonidov. Rounding out the top three was John Lombard and Kip Gardner.

Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: 1 2 3 Total
1 Erin   John Maccausland   Brad Nichol   8113   1.0 1.0 3.0 5
2 Mona Lisa   Peter Cusick   Serge Leonidov   7951   5.0 3.0 1.0 9
3 Hayaku   John Lombard   Kip Gardner   7728   6.0 2.0 5.0 13
4 Misty   Erik Johnson   Karl Johnson   7620   9.0 4.0 6.0 19
5 Telluride   Jack Button   Chris Batchelor   7565   7.0 7.0 8.0 22
6 Kimmar   Ben Cesare   Michael Whitford   7952   4.0 15.0 4.0 23
7 Don't Look Back   Steve Braverman   John Carney   8052   12.0 11.0 2.0 25
8 Ingrid Ekholm   Rich Gordon   Desmond Walsh   7604   11.0 8.0 9.0 28
9 Dos Amigos   Brian Murphy   Al Rodriguez   7756   3.0 6.0 21.0 [DNF] 30
10 6831   Duane Delfosse   Greg Meyer   6831   10.0 5.0 15.0 30.0001
11 Zeus   Fotis Boliakis   Tim Anto   7465   8.0 10.0 12.0 30.0002
12 7726   Kevin Murphy   Jason Rodriguez   7726   2.0 9.0 21.0 [DNF] 32
13 Bel Ami   Thorsten Cook   Mike Young   7332   18.0 12.0 7.0 37
14 Connection   Jim Kubik   John Tagliamonte   7386   16.0 13.0 10.0 39
15 Morning Star   John Courtney   Bob Carlson   6731   13.0 14.0 17.0 44
16 Klaudina   Thierry De La Villehuchet   Danny Ronan   8068   17.0 18.0 11.0 46
17 Impromptu   David Bolles   Alejandra Bolles   8035   15.0 17.0 14.0 46.0001
18 Robbie II   Charles Correll   Wayne Pierce   7474   20.0 16.0 13.0 49
19 Sonya II   John Chiarella   Terry Fletcher   8083   14.0 20.0 16.0 50
20 Trojka   Emil Karlovsky   Chris Hartnet   7554   19.0 19.0 21.0 [DNC] 59

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