District 1  Regatta Report

Sat Sep 17th, 2016 through Sun Sep 18th, 2016

2016 Nutmeg Regatta


Sailed at Milford, Connecticut, USA.

Report by Lou Roberts:
The Mid Connecticut Star Fleet was happy to host the 64th Nutmeg Regatta. The Nutmegs, apply named for the state’s nickname, was started by MYC Commodore, Don Spengler. When first sailed in 1952, boats were wet-sailed. A crane was brought in to launch the visiting boats from the oyster docks across the river from the club. Club members put together a temporary dock on the beach where the hoists are currently located for visiting boats to tie up.

Ten boats were ready to go at the start of Race 1 on Saturday morning. However, the wind was not. PRO Alan Pritchard attempted to complete a race at the end of the day. However, the race was eventually abandoned as no boats completed the course within the time limit.

Fortunately, the mood quickly improved at the annual bash hosted by Star sailors Carol Gracco and Mike McClure. Their beautiful home was a gracious backdrop to a feast of numerous home cooked delicacies and delights.

On Sunday, the wind made a well-received return. Three races were completed and trophies were presented. Father and daughter team, Dwight and Liz Escalera, put in an impressive effort and earned the Third Place trophy. Bill Watson and Kevin Elterman were consistently in the front of the pack and earned the Second Place trophy. First Place went to Carroll McCallum and Jock Kolhas. Carroll and Jock turned in one of the more impressive performances in recent memory, hardly missing a corner. Dave Burger and Ed Kuryluk took home the Masters Trophy.

The Fleet Captain would like to thank the PRO and race committee volunteers for persevering under difficult conditions, and the Milford Yacht Club staff and officers for all the behind-the-scenes coordination.

Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: 1 2 3 Total
1 8420   McCallum Carroll   Kolhas Jock   8420   2.0 1.0 1.0 4
2 8367   Watson Bill   Elterman Kevin   8367   1.0 2.0 2.0 5
3 7640   Escalera Dwight   Escalera Liz   7640   5.0 6.0 4.0 15
4 8152   Burger David   Kuryluk Ed   8152   6.0 4.0 5.0 15.0001
5 8177   Buxton Luke   Peters Jason   8177   4.0 3.0 11.0 [DNF] 18
6 7595   Converse Bud   McClure Mike   7595   8.0 7.0 3.0 18.0001
7 7565   Laser Mark   Becker Ed   7565   7.0 5.0 6.0 18.0002
8 8063   Collins Bert   Doyle Jake   8063   3.0 11.0 [DSQ] 11.0 [DNF] 25
9 8167   McCabe Brian   McCabe Dana   8167   9.0 8.0 11.0 [DNF] 28
10 7952   Linke Ed   Elwell Rich   7952   10.0 9.0 11.0 [DNF] 30

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