2019 American M Racing Results
Five skippers showed up to race and four made it to the starting line (Alain Jousse had a winch problem), as racing proceded
Biff and Bill Davis had DNFs due to mechanical issues; therefore there were only six scored races.
1st. Tom Hayden #3050 5 pts. Assassin
2nd. Jack Woods #14 14 pts. Starkers 2
3rd. Biff Martin #06 19 pts. Pinter 3.0
4th. Bill Davis #08 23 pts. Piranha
!st. Biff Martin #06 12 pts. Pinter 3.0
2nd. Rick Laird #21 19 pts. Pinter 2.5
3rd. Jack Woods #14 22 pts. Starkers 2
4th. Jerry Leach #2600 23 pts. Spot
5th. Rick Gates #1967 32 pts. Bone
6th. Tom Hayden #3050 36 pts. (tied, 2 firsts), mechanical problems Assassin
7th. Alain Jousse #049 36 pts. Custom
American Marblehead 2019 NCR
2019 American Marblehead National Championship Regatta
The NCR began with a very light Northeasterly breeze with a receding fog over the pond. Thirteen skippers from four states participated, some of which were former national champs and AMYA Hall of Famers. Racing prior to the lunch break was at times very trying, as the breeze would sometimes all but disappear. Patience, and steady thumbs paid dividends ultimately. Racing after the break picked up in intensity as a decent breeze filled in more often than naught.
Boat designs sailed included Madcap, Sun Wind, Spot, Sylvan, Starkers Squared, 110, Cumulus, Assassin, Pinter 2.0, Pinter 2.5, and Pinter 3.0.
Early designs were often neck and neck with more modern ones and were a tribute to the magnificent Marblehead class.
Special thanks to RD John Snow, scorekeeper Rick Gates, and Al Fearn.
Lunch was served by Cheryl Emmons with great appreciation.
Prior to racing the American Marblehead Class had three new members join to keep the momentum going. All in all a wonderful day enjoyed by all.
After the fleet racing was completed place results were broken out into the four design divisions: VM , VM High Flyer, Classic, and Modern.
Place Skipper Sail # Points Design
1st. John Storrow 206 65 Madcap
2nd. Cliff Martin 240 76 Madcap
3rd. Tom McGlaughlin 05 109 Sylvan
4th. Jim Linville 151 127 Madcap
VM High Flyer
1st. Herb Dreher 96 73 Sun Wind
2nd. Alain Jousse 049 97 110
1st. Tom Hayden 3050 34 Assassin
2nd. Chris Hornick 87 43 Cumulus
3rd. Rick Laird 21 60 Pinter 2.5
4th. Jerry Leach 2600 107 Spot
1st. Biff Martin (CS) 06 16 Pinter 3.0
2nd. Standley Goodwin 111 23 Pinter 2.0
3rd. Jack Woods 14 57 Starkers Squared
Six skippers raced in variable and gusty conditions in sunny conditions.
1st. Jack Woods #14 21 pts. (Tie breaker, 5 firsts, 4 seconds) Starkers 2
2nd. John Skerry #58 21 pts. (5 firsts, 3 seconds) Spot
3rd. Biff Martin #2929 23 pts. Soling 50/Marblehead
4th. Tom Hayden #3050 34 pts. Assassin
5th. Bill Davis #98 51 pts. Piranha
Four skippers raced eleven heats in hot weather with flukey winds.
1st. Tom Hayden #3050 13 pts. Assassin
2nd. Jack Woods #14 21 pts. Starkers 2
3rd. Biff Martin #19 22 pts. Pinter 2.5
4th. Bill Davis #08 25 pts. Piranha
Five skippers raced thirteen heats warm and variable conditions.
1st. Biff Martin #13 26 pts. Pinter 2.5
2nd. Tom Hayden #3043 27 pts. Rolling Thunder
3rd. Rick Laird #21 36 pts. Pinter 2.5
4th. Jack Woods #14 46 pts, Starkers Squared
5th. Bill Davis #98 65 pts. Piranha