ATLANTIC COAST CHAMPIONSHIP

 

The History of the 1st District Championship and it Trophies

 

The first time the 1st District Championship was held was in 1925. At the time it was called the Atlantic Coast Championship because the series was raced for by boats from the entire Atlantic seaboard. The original trophy was called the Pandora Trophy. From 1925 to 1927 the trophy was awarded to the boat having the highest score in the last three races of the World's Championship by entries representing fleets on the Atlantic seaboard. The winner of the first Championship was Adrian Iselin, in Ace, #202. Iselin was to win the Championship again in 1945, once again using Ace, #202.

 

In 1928 the World's Championship went to Newport Harbor, California. Because of this, beginning in 1928 the Atlantic Coast Championship was held as a separate event, sometimes as a three and sometimes as a five race series.

 

In 1929 the Pandora Trophy was retired because it was won for the third time by a C.L.I.S. entrant. (A rather quaint custom from the old days!) Frederick T. Bedford, also of the C.L.I.S., immediately donated a new perpetual Atlantic Coast Championship Trophy to be raced for starting in 1930. This has since become the 1st District Championship Trophy. Incidentally, this is the same Bedford who donated the Bedford Pitcher.

 

In 1948 the 2nd District began to have its own District Championship, and from that time on the 1st District alone raced for the Atlantic Coast Championship Trophy.

 

Year

Boat

Skipper

Crew

Fleet

2007

Team Poseidon

Fotis Boliakis

Michael Nichol

CLIS

2006

Ciao Bella

William G. Swigart

Carroll Beek McCallum

CLIS

2005

Hayaku

John Lombard

Rodrigo Meireles

Mid

2004

Kimmar

Ben Cesare

Patrick Bodden

Mid

2003

#7817

Jacob Fiumara

Joe Chambers

CA

2002

#7465

Ben Cesare

Paul Amlong

Mid

2001

#7817

Jacob Fiumara

Joe Chambers

CA

2000

#7847

John Safford

Patrick Bodden

CA

1999

Hayaku

John Lombard

Arnis Baltins

Mid

1998

#7847

John Safford

Joe Chambers

CA

1997

#7604

Cuyler Morris

Mike Dorgan

CasB

1996

 

Not sailed

 

 

1995

#7847

John Safford

Joe Chambers

CA

1994

#7728

Ron Sandstrom

Chris Rogers

BH

1993

#7468

Ron Sandstrom

Chris Rogers

BH

1992

#7324

John Safford

Joe Chambers

CA

1991

#7506

Howard Shiebler

George Iverson

NB

1990

#7265

Kevin Mahaney

Tom Olsen

NB

1989

#7302

Ed Adams

George Iverson

NB

1988

Serendipity

Bill Watson

Roger Sharp

CLIS

1987

#6378

Ed Adams

Tom Olsen

NB

1986

#6378

Ed Adams

Tom Olsen

NB

1985

#6963

Ed Adams

Tom Olsen

NB

1984

U-2

Bear Hovey

Neil Foley

Mid

1983

Bingo

Mean Batchelor

Joan Batchelor

Mid

1982

Morning Star II

Whit Batchelor

John Ambrose

Mid

1981

Owl

Peter Costa

David O'Brien

BH

1980

Owl

Peter Costa

Mark O'Connor

BH

1979

#6348

Matt Fisher

John Wilson

BH

1978

Star of the Sea

Joe Duplin

Sandy Warrwick

BH

1977

Volare

Joe Duplin

Ron Sandstrom

BH

1976

Brillo

Joe Zambella

Leo Dawson

BH

1975

Arriba

Peter Beam

Philip Beam

Mid

1974

Star of the Sea

Joseph R. Duplin

Francis X. Dolan

BH

1973

Sadalsuud

Bob Webster

Skip Smith

BH

1972

Whippet

Frank Egger

Michael Driscoll

BH

1971

Guacharo

Alan Burtis

Pete Beam

SLIS

1970

Finesse

Michael Flynn

George C. Flynn

ELIS

1969

Guacharo

Alan Burtis

Pete Beam

SLIS

1968

Heather

William H. Lynn, Jr.

Gordon Hale

WLIS

1967

Tsunami

Anson Beard, Jr.

John Huntsman

MorB

1966

Hilarius

Hilary H. Smart

John C. Weston

CA

1965

Tsunami

Anson Beard, Jr.

William Havemeyer

GSB

1964

Desiree

Herbert Hild

Jim Egan

ERF

1963

Flame

C. Stanley Ogilvy

John McIlwain

WLIS

1962

Vengeance III

Wm. H. Gentzlinger

Wm. R. Blackman

HB

1961

Tsunami

Anson Beard, Jr.

William Havemeyer

GSB

1960

Flame

C. Stanley Ogilvy

David Black

WLIS

1959

Sonseeahray

Joseph R. Duplin

Jerry Donovan

BH

1968

Shannon

E. W. Etchells

J. A. Reynes, Jr.

CLIS

1957

Shannon

E. W. Etchells

J. A. Reynes, Jr.

CLIS

1056

Star of the Sea

Joseph R. Duplin

James Fitzgerald

BH

1955

Audion

C. L. Farrand, Jr.

Gregory Gillis

CLIS

1954

Vengeance

Wm. H. Gentzlinger

W. S. Dayton, Jr.

HB

1953

Desiree

Herbert Hild

Roy Hansen

ERF

1952

Mate

Ted Clark

Joe Bell

SLIS

1951

Mate

Ted Clark

Joe Bell

SLIS

1950

Armade

A. M. Deacon

Nancy Deacon

WLIS

1949

Shillalah

E. W. Etchells

Mary Etchells

WLIS

1948

Shillalah

E. W. Etchells

Mary Etchells

WLIS

1947

Draco II

Ed V. Ketcham, Jr.

Wm. T. Hayward

GSB

1946

Independence II

Charles Dominy

William Harless

GSB

1945

Ace

Adrian Iselin II

Leslie Commons

SLIS

1944

Shillalah

E. W. Etchells

Mary Etchells

WLIS

1943

Gull

Horace Havemeyer

Stanley Smith

GSB

1942

Chuckle V

H. C. Halsted

Ashod E. Andon

MorB

1941

Fo Fo

Wm. H. Picken, Jr.

Walter Podolak

GSB

1940

Spirit

C. Stanley Ogilvy

S. K. Turner

WLIS

1939

Migs

S. K. Turner

Robert Hack

WLIS

1938

Jubilee

H. B. Atkin

J. F. B. Atkin

WLIS

1937

Jay

C. Stanley Ogilvy

T. N. Fairbanks, Jr.

WLIS

1936

Rhythm

J. J. Abberley

J.S. Middlesbrook

CLIS

1935

Chuckle

Harold C. Halsted

Wilmot B. Halsey

MorB

1934

Chuckle

Harold C. Halsted

Robert P. Rice

MorB

1933

Moonshine

David H. Atwater

Charles S. Lawton

NB

1932

Moonshine

David H. Atwater

Charles S. Lawton

NB

1931

Moonshine

David H. Atwater

Charles S. Lawton

NB

1930

Okla II

J.F. Watkins

Ruth T. Bedford

CLIS

1929

Okla II

J.F. Watkins

 

CLIS

1928

Colleen

Fred Bedford

 

CLIS

1927

Mackerel

Harold Smith

 

ChB

1926

Ardara

Swing Starring

 

CLIS

1925

Ace

Adrian Iselin

 

WLIS

 

 


ARMS‑WHITE REGATTA

Arms Trophy To Winning Skipper

White Trophy To Winning Crew

 

The Arms-White series is named after two sailors from the C.L.I.S., John Taylor Arms and Elwood S. White. In 1937 John Arms donated the Arms Trophy and in 1942 the family of Elwood White donated the White Trophy for the winning crew of the Arms series. The series, originally known as the Noroton Race Week, was sailed out of the C.L.I.S. until 1969, and then was relocated to Mid-Conn in 1970. The historical account of the C.L.I.S. Fleet written in 1947 by Harold Nash has the following account:

 

NOROTON RACE WEEK

 

In the Winter of 1936‑37, Mr. John Taylor Arms approached Paul Smart, Commodore of the Noroton Yacht Club and Harold Nash, Fleet Secretary, with a suggestion to inaugurate an open series in the early Summer.

Mr. Arms offered to present a perpetual trophy for the event and to assist with the incidental prizes. His idea was that it should be a tuning‑up series of the three red chevron or Class C category; that it should always be held under the auspices of the C.L.I.S. with the Noroton Yacht Club as host.

This idea received the sanction of the I.S.C.Y.R.A. and was held for the first time in 1937. The series was to consist of five races ending on the Sunday before July 4th.

The response to this event was immediate and heartening. Forty‑two boats crossed the starting line, which was almost a record. Mr. Arms, whose son was then Fleet Captain for the fourth successive year, had taken a great interest in the class and hoped that the entry list would some day pass the 50 mark.

To date, this goal has not been reached. In 1939 a peak entry list of 49 was attained but, due to the war, it fell off and reached a low of 23 in 1942. Due to the rationing of gasoline and other factors, it was considered to be a patriotic duty to discontinue the series in 1943 and 1944.

Definite interest was shown by W.L.I.S. in the resumption of Noroton Race Week and one of the clubs in that district was considering an open Spring series in the event that C.L.L.S. did not hold theirs.

So, for the benefit of those who lived near by and who would enjoy the contest as a diversion from war duties, the series was raced in 1945 with war bonds and savings stamps as prizes. The entry list was short but it was considered to be entirely worth while.

1946 dawned as the first year of peace when many of the boys were coming home and war restrictions were off. There were 27 starters, ten of which came from Western and Southern Long Island Sound and Great South Bay Fleets. The best C.L.I.S. could do against these invaders was a fifth place, E. W. Etchells and his wife from W.L.I.S. capturing the cup.

In 1947 the entry list jumped to 48. Noroton Race Week had returned to form and it again looks possible to reach Mr. Arms' hope of seeing 50 contestants start together. Etchells and his wife again took first honors with three firsts out of the five races.

This event has always been held in an atmosphere of informality, taking on the nature of a community house party. Entries from distant places are lodged in the dwellings of local residents; teas and supper parties are held both at the club and at private homes and a friendly spirit prevails throughout. While the best skippers fight hard for first honors, the others are glad of the opportunity to compete against such good sailors and to use the contest for the purpose Mr. Arms had in mind to tune their boats up for better performance in their local fleets during the Summer.

Some skippers have suggested that a method be devised whereby the fleet is divided into two sections. It has generally been considered, however, that the large number of boats create a thrill that can only be had in such an informal event as this. Besides being an unsatisfactory compromise in many respects, such a division would deprive some members of racing against the boats which they want most to observe. So far, this thought has not been given serious consideration.

Of the nine series held to date, Stan Ogilvy won three and Skip. Etchells two. W.L.I.S. has been able to take the cup seven times while C.L.I.S. kept it only twice. Peconic‑Gardiners Bay and Southern Long Island Sound Fleets each won a second place.

In 1942, John Hazen White offered a perpetual trophy in memory of his father, Elwood S. White, who had acted as his faithful crew for many years. This trophy was to be presented to the crew of the winning boat of the Noroton Race Week each year. Blair Kinsman, jib‑sheet tender for Paul Smart, was the first to have his name engraved on this trophy. Since then, two women, Wilma Bell and Mary Etchells, have added their names.

On the mornings of the regatta, special events such as Ladies, Junior and Crew Races were held. These added to the fun and interest of many who otherwise would have had to be content with watching or tending jib sheets.

 

Year

Boat

Skipper

Crew

Fleet

2007

Erin

John A. MacCausland

Robert Schofield

CR

2006

Erin

John A. MacCausland

Kevin Murphy

CR

2005

#8195

John A. MacCausland

Kevin Murphy

CR

2004

#8186

John A. MacCausland

Brian Fatih

CR

2003

#8131

Doug Schofield

Robert Schofield

AN

2002

#7876

Doug Schofield

Robert Schofield

AN

2001

#7988

Peter Bromby

Martin Siese

BER

2000

#8024

John A. Maccausland

George Iverson

CR

1999

#7847

John Safford

Joe Chambers

CA

1998

#7862

John A. Maccausland

Kevin Murphy

CR

1997

#7862

John A. Maccausland

George Iverson

CR

1996

#7782

Joe Zambella

Sokolich

BH

1995

#7773

John A. Maccausland

Robert MacCausland

CR

1994

#7681

John A. Maccausland

Robert MacCausland

CR

1993

#7468

Ron Sandstrom

Dave O'Brien

BH

1992

#7261

John A. Maccausland

Bresh

CR

1991

#7468

Ron Sandstrom

Jeff Bresnahan

BH

1990

#7409

John A. Maccausland

Tod Raynor

CR

1989

#7127

Andrew Menkart

Chris Rogers

WS

1988

Danger

Jack Button

John Densmore

Mid

1987

Zig Zag

Frank Zagarino

B. Lippincott

BisB

1986

#6378

Ed Adams

Tom Olsen

NB

1985

#6963

Ed Adams

Tom Olsen

NB

1984

Renegade

John A. Maccausland

Robert MacCausland

CR

1983

Morning Star

Whit Batchelor

Wooodside

Mid

1982

Schaefer City

Jack Lombard

Bob Lombard

Mid

1981

Golden Eagle

John A. Maccausland

R. Pepiah

CR

1980

Rampage

Steve Andrews

Louise Andrews

HB

1979

Angel Clare

Peter Conrad

Allan Romfeldt

Mid

1978

Snowflake

James Allsopp

Beek

AN

1977

Jitters

James Allsopp

Allsopp

CB

1976

Arriba

Peter Beam

Phillip Beam

SLIS

1975

Rampage

Steve Andrews

Louise Andrews

HB

1974

C.R. Farquhar

Michael Flynn

Goerge Flynn

ELIS

1973

One Over Par

Russell Bogie

Alexanderson

SLG

1972

Moody Blue

Steven Haarstick

A. Lippincott

Ith

1971

Guacharo

Peter Beam

Phillip Beam

SLIS

1970

Raison D'Etre

Whit Batchelor

McGivny

Mid

1969

Blue Moon

Steven Haarstick

Horton

Ith

1968

Heather

Bill Lynn

McWorter

WLIS

1967

Cymbal

E. Chester Peet

Mary Peet

WLIS

1966

Diablo

Richard Gordon

Mirk

Mid

1965

Envy

Kevin Jaffe

Wilson

CLIS

1964

Storm

Bruce

Gaillard

WLIS

1963

Aquarius

Mead Batchelor

Sumner

Mid

1962

Shanty

Skip Etchells

Mary Etchells

CLIS

1961

Shandon

Skip Etchells

Gilchrist

CLIS

1960

Sirene

Ken Smith

Swanton

HB

1959

Flame

Stan Ogilvy

Stueck

WLIS

1958

Kismet

Mead Batchelor

Tufts

Mid

1953

Flame

Stan Ogilvy

Bill Lynn

WLIS

1952

October

Bob Smith

Bud Smith

CLIS

1951

Flame

Stan Ogilvy

Johnson

WLIS

1950

Shillallah

Skip Etchells

Mary Etchells

CLIS

1949

Wahini

Patrick O'gorman

Donaldson

WLIS

1948

Shillalah

John White

Mary Etchells

WLIS

1947

Shillalah

Skip Etchells

Mary Etchells

WLIS

1946

Shillalah

Skip Etchells

Mary Etchells

WLIS

1945

Wahini

Arthur Knapp

Wilma Bell

CLIS

1942

Melody

Paul Smart

Blair Kinsman

CLIS

1941

Phryne

Maxwell

 

WLIS

1940

Spirit

Stan Ogilvy

 

WLIS

1939

Colleen

W. McHugh

 

CLIS

1938

Jay

Stan Ogilvy

 

WLIS

1937

Jay

Stan Ogilvy

 

WLIS

 

 

 


BEDFORD PITCHER

 

In 1949 Frederick T. Bedford donated the Bedford Pitcher, once in actual use as the water pitcher on Wilson Marshall's 185-foot three-masted schooner Atlantic. An elaborate piece of solid silver, it is a meaningful symbol of the way of life of a bygone era as well as one of our finest trophies.

 

The Bedford Pitcher has been sailed for in various fleets. It started in C.L.I.S. Then for the years 1965 and 1966 it was sailed for in the W.L.I.S., and from 1967 to 1973 it was sailed for in the E.L.I.S. fleet. It made a big move when from 1974 to 1982 it was sailed for in BH fleet. In 1983 it was returned to the C.L.I.S. fleet.

 

Year

Boat

Skipper

Fleet

2007

8222

Rick Merriman

SDB

2006

#8112

Peter Bromby

BER

2005

#7475

Tomas Hornos

BH

2004

Mona Lisa

Peter Cusick

Mid

2003

Kimmar

Ben Cesare

Mid

2002

Southern Cross

Jake Fiumara

CA

2001

#8062

John A. MacCausland

CR

2000

#7371

Peter Cusick

Mid

1999

#7936

John A. MacCausland

CR

1998

#7741

J. Vanderhoff

NCB

1997

#7862

John A. MacCausland

CR

1996

#7566

Elliott Oldak

AN

1995

#7784

Petter Bromby

BER

1994

#7681

John A. MacCausland

CR

1993

Stars 'N Snipes

Ron Sandstrom

BH

1992

Stars 'N Snipes

Ron Sandstrom

BH

1991

#7468

Ron Sandstrom

BH

1990

Rosebud Cafe

John Safford

CA

1989

Rosebud Cafe

John Safford

CA

1988

Rosebud Cafe

John Safford

CA

1987

Eight Ball

Steven Ulian

BH

1986

Praline

E. Peters Jr.

WS

1985

Good Night Irene

Bear Hovey

Mid

1983

W. Dream

Zoltan Gyarfas

Mid

1982

Stormy Petrel

Ronald Lange

HB

1981

Brillo

Joe Zambella

BH

1980

Night Light

Gary MacDonald

BH

1979

Brillo

Joe Zambella

BH

1978

Owl

Peter Costa

BH

1977

Night Light

Gary MacDonald

BH

1976

Star of the Sea

Joe Duplin

BH

1975

Star of the Sea

Joe Duplin

BH

1973

Hayaku

Jack Lombard

Mid

1972

Rampage

Steve Andrews

HB

1971

Gaucharo

Alan Burtis

SLIS

1970

Shadow III

James Allsopp

ELIS

1969

Finesse

Michael Flynn

ELIS

1968

Finesse

Michael Flynn

ELIS

1967

Diablo

Richard Gordon

Mid

1966

Diablo

Richard Gordon

Mid

1965

Shandry

Skip Etchells

CLIS

1964

Bergerac

Joseph Burbeck

GSB

1963

Desiree

Herbert Hild

ERF

1962

Tackless

Jack Goddard

CA

1961

Shandon

Skip Etchells

CLIS

1960

Desiree

Herbert Hild

ERF

1959

Kismet

Mead Batchelor

Mid

1958

Shaughnessy

Skip Etchells

CLIS

1957

Dingo

Ding Schoonmaker

FIS

1956

Dingo

Ding Schoonmaker

FIS

1955

Chuckle

Harold Halsted

MorB

1954

Shannon

Skip Etchells

CLIS

1953

Shannon

Skip Etchells

CLIS

1952

Antares

Skip Etchells

CLIS

1951

Shillalah

Skip Etchells

CLIS

1950

Shillalah

Skip Etchells

CLIS

1949

Flame

Stan Ogilvy

WLIS

 

 

 

 


THE NED HAY MEMORIAL

(Based on information supplied by Martha Safford)

 

Edward N. Hay was a member of the Cape Ann Star fleet. He sailed with his wife Doris Hay. Their last boat was 3110, Dody, and was pictured in the 1954 North American Championship program in an advertisement for Watts Sails. His management consultant firm frequently placed advertising in the Log until his death in 1958.

 

Ned Hay was the honorary chairman of 1954 of North Americans held by the Cape Ann fleet. One of the nice touches of this North Americans was the use of paintings as trophy prizes.

 

Soon after his death Doris Hay donated the Ned Hay Trophy which held its first regatta in 1959. Another long-time Cape Ann fleet member, Paul Woodbury, was the winner of this first regatta.

 

In 1987 Hilary Smart donated copies of a lithograph of boats in front of the Sandy Bay Y.C. to be used as a prize for winning the trophy. This print was used as one of the prizes in the 1954 North Americans. Martha Safford helped Hilary by getting involved in choosing other art work as prizes for the Ned Hay Memorial that year, and that is how the tradition of having art work for prizes at the Ned Hay began. Later, Hilary Smart donated his brother Paul's watercolors to be used for this purpose, and Martha still has 20 of these left. Other noted Rockport artists such as Arthur Knauth, a former Star sailor, and Betty Lou Schlemm, have also donated prints.

 

 

Year

Boat

Skipper

Fleet

2007

Pampero

Tomas Hornos

BH

2006

Serendipity

Bill Watson

CLIS

2005

Mona Lisa

Peter Cusick

Mid

2004

Kimmar

Ben Cesare

Mid

2003

Southern Cross

Jake Fiumara

CA

2002

Rosebud Cafe

John Safford

CA

2001

#8056

John A. MacCausland

CR

2000

#7621

Peter Costa

BH

1999

not held

 

 

1998

#7604

Terry Neilson

CA

1997

#7862

John A. MacCausland

CR

1996

#7628

Kevin McNeil

AN

1995

#7628

Kevin McNeil

AN

1994

#7468

Andy Ivey

Sun

1993

#7681

John A. MacCasuland

CR

1992

#7468

Ron Sandstrom

BH

1991

#7468

Ron Sandstrom

BH

1990

Rosebud Cafe

John Safford

CA

1989

Supersuperfindus

Ed Adams

NB

1988

Rosebud Cafe

John Safford

CA

1987

Little Feat

Andy Ivey

Sun

1985

#6378

Anthony Herrmann

NB

1984

U‑2

Bear Hovey

Mid

1982

Hilarius

Hilary Smart

CA

1981

Sister of Mercy

Peter Conrad

Mid

1980

Brillo

Joe Zambella

BH

1979

#4985

Peter Conrad

Mid

1978

#5460

Joe Zambella

BH

1977

Hilarius

Hilary Smart

CA

1976

Star of the Sea

Joe Duplin

BH

1975

Arriba

Peter Beam

SLIS

1974

Sadalsund

Webster

BH

1972

Gadfly

Doherty

CA

1971

None Yet

Steve Andrews

HB

1969

Tackless

Jack Goddard

CA

1967

Tackless

Jack Goddard

CA

1966

Star of the Sea

Joe Duplin

BH

1965

Shandry

Skip Etchells

CLIS

1964

Envy

Kevin Jaffe

CLIS

1963

Mavourneen

Hartwell Moore

HB

1962

Aquarius

Mead Batchelor

Mid

1961

Star of the Sea

Joe Duplin

BH

1959

Flamingo IV

Paul Woodbury

CA

 

 

 


NUTMEG TROPHY

(based on conversation with Mead Batchelor

Don Spengler, commodore of the Milford Y.C., started the Nutmeg Regatta which was first sailed in 1952. The trophy was named after the state's nickname. The enthusiasm of the growing Mid-Conn fleet brought trophy into existence. The original trophy was very nice. However, it disappeared after one of the early regattas. It was then replaced by present trophy.

When the Nutmeg Regatta began the Mid-Conn fleet was wet-sailed. Thus, originally the visiting boats sailed out of oyster docks across the river from club. A crane was brought in for the regatta to launch the visiting boats. The club members put together a temporary dock on beach where hoists now are for the visiting boats to tie up to.

 

Year

Boat

Skipper

Crew

Fleet

2007

RPS

Bear Hovey

Lee Dayton

Mid

2006

Erin

John A. MacCausland

Bob Schofield

CR

2005

8195

John A. MacCausland

Kevin Murphy

CR

2004

not sailed

Hurricane Ivan

 

 

2003

8113

John A. MacCausland

Brad Nichol

CR

2002

8086

John A. MacCausland

Sean Delaney

CR

2001

7565

Jack Button

Chris Batchelor

Mid

2000

7728

John Lombard

Kip Gardner

Mid

1999

7964

John A. MacCausland

Roger Sharp

CR

1998

7585

Jock Kohlhas

Jason Hastings

BisB

1997

7862

John A. MacCausland

George Iverson

CR

1996

7862

John A. MacCausland

George Iverson

CR

1995

7775

Paul Cayard

George Iverson

SDB

1994

6868

Peter Cusick

Chris Bowne

Mid

1993

7681

John A. MacCausland

Bob MacCausland

CR

1992

7119

John Rokosz

Rich Kilfoyle

BH

1991

7163

Whit Batchelor

Jon Kachmar

Mid

1990

6984

Dick Hovey

--

Mid

1989

7302

Ed Adams

George Iverson

NB

1988

7220

David Burger

David Szymanski

Mid

1987

7210

Andrew Menkart

Chris Rogers

WS

1986

7055

Bear Hovey

Mark Wentworth

Mid

1985

6984

Bear Hovey

Niel Foley

Mid

1984

6378

Bear Hovey

Ralph Curd

Mid

1983

6687

Zoltan Gyarfas

L. Bodick

Mid

1982

6505

Charles Corbishley

Art Littleton

Ith

1981

6022

Wally Sigler

Bud Converse

Mid

1980

6637

Steve Andrews

Louise Andrews

HB

1979

6505

Charles Corbishley

T. Allen

Ith

1978

6029

Mead Batchelor

Joan Batchelor

Mid

1977

5762

Kirk Reynolds

--

Ith

1976

4286

Peter Beam

Phil Beam

Mid

1975

5407

Steve Andrews

Louise Andrews

HB

1974

5727

Chick Rollins

George Flynn

SDB

1973

not reported

 

 

 

1972

5522

Steve Haarstick

A. Lippincott

Ith

1971

4370

Jack Lombard

R. Lombard

Mid

1970

4813

Wally Sigler

R. Sigler

Mid

1969

4844

Michael Flynn

George Flynn

ELIS

1968

4754

Jack Goddard

Jeff Goddard

CA

1967

4754

Jack Goddard

J. Hultman

CA

1966

4905

Hilary Smart

John Weston

CA

1965

4840

Herbert Hild

--

ERF

1964

4825

Skip Etchells

--

CLIS

1963

4646

Joseph Burbeck

B. Nicholls

WLIS

1962

4159

Robert Wilson

J. Chambers

ERF

1961

4132

George Voss

Art Gustafson

WLIS

1960

4125

Skip Etchells

--

CLIS

1959

4125

Skip Etchells

--

CLIS

1958

2648

Harold Halsted

--

MorB

1957

3861

Joseph Burbeck

--

GSB

1956

3125

Skip Etchells

--

CLIS

1955

3375

Wm. Gentzlinger

--

HB

1954

3188

Lippincott

--

WJ

1953

2705

Harold Halsted

Ernest Pfrunder

MorB

1952

2700

Stan Ogilvy

Bill Lynn

WLIS

 

 

 

ATLANTIC COAST MASTER'S REGATTA

 

This regatta was started in 1995 by the 1st District to give the older members of the District a chance to sail against the best in their age group. Awards are given to the first and second place winners in four categories: Master (50‑59), Grand Master (60‑69), Exalted Grand Master (70‑79) and Venerable Exalted Grand Master (80 and above). We are still waiting to determine the name for the 90 and above category. Hurry up and get there so we can invent something!

 

Year

Boat

Skipper

Crew

Fleet

2007

Ciao Bella

William Swigart

Carroll McCallum

CLIS

2006

Serendipity

Bill Watson

Rodrigo Meireles

CLIS

2005

Junkyard Dog

Joe Bainton

Will Christensen

NB

2004

8181

Larry Whipple

Mark Strube

PS

2003

7313

Tom Price

Will Wagner

AN

2002

7732

Gary MacDonald

Serge Leonidov

BH

2001

7565

Jack Button

Chris Batchelor

Mid

2000

7765

Bill Allen

Ken Allen

WH

1999

7565

Jack Button

Chris Batchelor

Mid

1998

7657

Bill Watson

David Chord

CLIS

1997

7565

Jack Button

Chris Batchelor

Mid

1996

7192

David Cook

Bill Falcone

Sun

1995

7504

Russ Brooks

Felix Hafen

HB

 

 

 

 

CAPTAIN MORGAN

 

1998

7371

Ken Smith

Chris Arleo

HB

1997

7475

George Kalfa

Mark Swanson

HB

1996

7504

Russ Brooks

Fred Losen

HB

1995

7504

Russ Brooks

Felix Hafen

HB

1994

7504

Russ Brooks

Tom Peterson

HB

1993

6756

Steve Andrews

Louise Andrews

HB

1992

6687

Ken Smith

Chris Arleo

HB

1991

6756

Steve Andrews

Louise Andrews

HB

 

 

 


SKIPPER'S CHOICE

 

Sponsored by the Boston Harbor Fleet, CPYC Winthrop Massachusetts

 

The Skippers choice Regatta was started as a way to promote Star Sailing in the Boston Area. To be eligible to skipper, one must never have skippered a Star in any race previously. Owners crew in their own boats and are encouraged to find people interested in trying to sail a Star to come and skipper. If there are more skippers than boats, a round robin series will be held with Skippers changing places between races so that everyone has a chance to sail.

 

The Skippers Choice is not limited to Boston Boats. Members of all fleets are encouraged to bring their boats along with prospective Star sailors. Its a way to take a prospective new fleet member to a Star Regatta where he can compete on equal terms.

 

2001 6767 Mark Lindsey John Fox BH

 

1999 7782 Russell Robinson Kurt Larson BH

 

 

 

JFK REGATTA

 

The JFK regatta was started by Marina Bay in Boston Harbor in about 1985 to honor the late President Kennedy. It is an all fleets regatta (PHRF, One Design and etc.) an a great place to showcase the Star class to other sailors. Cottage Park YC began sponsoring the regatta in the early 90's. John F. Kennedy and his brother Joe competed in the Star Class on both Long Island and Nantucket Sounds.

 

2001 7732 Gary MacDonald Howard Davis BH

2000

1999 7836 Terry Nielsen Doug Brophy BH

1992-1998: not reported

1991 7468 Ron Sandstrom Jeff Bresnahan BH

 

 

 


SECRETARY'S CUP

 

Sponsored by the Boston Harbor Fleet, CPYC Winthrop Massachusetts

 

The Secretary's cup came about as a replacement for the Bedford Pitcher. The Boston Harbor Fleet ran the Bedford Pitcher regatta for a period in the early 80's when the C.L.I.S. fleet was inactive. When the C.L.I.S. fleet reactivated, Boston Harbor returned the trophy. Marshall Brown, who was the District Secretary at the time, donated a trophy which was his grandfather's to Boston Harbor for our regatta and the Secretary's cup was born.

 

The Secretary's Cup is run in conjunction with the Make A Wish Regatta for which proceeds go to the Make a Wish Foundation Charity. The MAW was organized by Joe Zambella, our new Continental Vice President. In 1999, the MAW Regatta raised over $22,000 for charity.

 

 

2001

2000 7621 Peter Costa Jessica Costa BH

1999 7728 John Lombard Mike Whitford Mid

1997-1998: not reported

1996 7168 Jay Spalding NB

1995 7728 Ron Sandstrom Brett James BH

1994 7728 Ron Sandstrom -- BH

1993 7681 John A. MacCausland Eric Beckwith CR

1992 not reported

1991 7468 Ron Sandstrom Jeff Bresnahan BH

1990 not reported

1989 7349 Peter Costa Chris Lanza BH

1988 6911 Gary MacDonald Dave Winkler CLIS

1987 7265 J.A MacCausland Bob MacCausland CR

1986 6474 Bear Hovey Neal Foley Mid

 

 

 


THE WILLIAM H. PICKEN MEMORIAL BOWL

Sponsored by the Great South Bay Fleet, Babylon New York

 

Bill Picken was a legend in his time on the Great South Bay. His sailing career started in the early twenties. He was Commodore of the Sayville Yacht Club in 1927 and raced an Interclub named The Phantom. After Interclubs, his interest turned to the Timberpoint class and his Come Seven won many races. However, after meeting and becoming friendly with "Pop" Corry, the Star Boat was the ultimate boat for him.

 

Bill had two Stars; the High Seas and the Fo‑Fo. After winning the elimination series on the Great South Bay during the late 1930's and early 1940's, he represented the GSB fleet in the World's in Cuba, San Diego, and Chicago. In September of 1941 he defeated such noted Star skippers as Paul Shields, Carl Pflug, Harold Halsted, and William Foster to win the Atlantic Coast Championship held by the Eastchester Bay Yacht Racing Association.

 

During the years 1937 to 1941, Bill served as President of the Great South Bay Yacht Racing Association, and as Commodore of the Bay Shore Yacht Club in 1938 and then again in 1943.

 

Upon his death in July of 1947, a group of his friends formed a trophy committee consisting of Ted Everitt, Harold Pearson, Charles Dominy, and Joseph Forrington to purchase a trophy to be named in his memory in recognition of his many years of active sailing on Great South Bay and other waters. It was decided to hold this memorial series over Labor Day in Bellport as this was one of Bill's favorite events.

 

The Stars raced for this trophy for a number of years, but as Stars began to disappear from the bay the series was abandoned until 1992 when Mr. Jay Graham revived the event. Bill's son, Wiiliam H. Picken III and Charles Dominy heard of the new interest in the series and were instrumental in locating and retrieving the original bowl from the Suffolk County Marine Museum. The first of the current races for the revived Picken Bowl was held in August of 1992 at Babylon Yacht Club and has continued to be held every year since. The winner of this inaugural revived Picken Memorial Regatta was, fittingly enough Bill's nephew, Bud Picken of the Tampa Bay Star fleet. The sailing of this event every year played an important part in the eventual revival of the Great South Bay Star fleet in 1996.

 

On September 23, 1938 a silver cocktail shaker was given to Bill Picken, having the following inscription which sums up his sailing career:

 

Presented to

William H. Picken, Jr.

A Great Commodore

An Honored Friend

A Real Salt Water Sailor

By The Officers of The Bay Shore Yacht Club

Written and submitted to Jay Graham 8/10/92 by:

William H. Picken III, Florence M. Picken, and Emma Picken Lichtenberger

 

WILLIAM H. PICKEN MEMORIAL TROPHY WINNERS

 

Yr. (entries) No. Name Fleet Skipper Crew

 

1999 (7) 7371 Sirene HB Ken Smith Chris Arleo

1998 (9) 7371 Sirene HB Ken Smith Chris Arleo

1997 (9) 7051 Chuckle GSB Randy Pfrunder Dave Fennell

1996 (7) 7133 Fat Heads LH Brian Murphy Kevin Murphy

1995 (8) 7504 Ranger III HB Russell Brooks Felix Hafen

1994 (8) 7371 Sirene HB Ken Smith Chris Arleo

1993 (8) 6756 Suter's Mill HB Steve Andrews Louise Andrews

1992 (9) 7330 Feather TaB Bud Picken Joe Hayden

1966‑1991 Not Competed For

1965 (12) 3932 Twin Bill MorB J.J. Egan J.K. Rowley

1964 (14) 3932 Twin Bill MorB J. Danes J.J. Egan

1963 (26) 4548 Chuckle MorB H.C. Halsted E. Pfrunder

1962 (21) 4331 Grenadier HB C.N. Findlay R. Crump

1961 (23) 4370 Tsunami GSB A.M. Beard Jr. L. Orr

1960 (23) 3940 Flame WLIS C.S. Ogilvy J. McIlwain

1959 (39) 3977 Heather WLIS W.H. Lynn Jr. R.G. Sears

1958 (33) 4025 Shaugnessy CLIS E.W. Etchells M. Etchells

1957 (37) 3860 Wassum MorB J.C. Snedecker W.A. King

1956 (36) 2700 Flame WLIS C.S. Ogilvy R. Fritz

1955 (25) 3648 Chuckle MorB H.C. Halsted E. Pfrunder

1954 (38) 2705 Chuckle MorB H.C. Halsted E. Pfrunder

1953 (43) 3125 Shannon CLIS E.W. Etchells M. Etchells

1952 (25) 2705 Chuckle MorB H.C. Halsted E. Pfrunder

1951 (37) 3125 Shannon CLIS E.W. Etchells M. Etchells

1950 (23) 2125 Shillalah CLIS E.W. Etchells M. Etchells

1949 (22) 2125 Shillalah CLIS E.W. Etchells M. Etchells

1948 (20) 2010 Armade WLIS A. Deacon C. Dominy

 

In addition to the winners listed above, many other famous Star Sailors competed for the Picken Bowl over the years. Among these were Durward Knowles, Hilary Smart, Duarte Bello, Herb Hild, Charlie Ulmer, and Ed Ketcham. That these names include Gold and Silver Star winners as well as Olympic medalists is indicative of the Picken Bowl's place in Star Class history.

 

 

 


NATHAN HALE

 

1998 not reported

1997 7475 George Kalfa Mark Swanson HB

1996 not reported

1995 7504 Russ Brooks Felix Hafen HB

1994 6687 L.G. Cole George Kalfa HB

1993 6756 Steve Andrews Louise Andrews HB

1992 6756 Steve Andrews Louise Andrews HB

1991 7261 Bud Picken Joe Hayden TaB

1990 7504 Sam Brooks Russ Brooks HB

1989 not reported

1988 6911 Gary MacDonald Gary MacDonald Jr. CLIS

1986-1987: not reported

1985 6767 Russ Brooks D. Kirkpatrick HB

1984 5732 L.G. Cole B. Lassanka HB

1983 6084 Ronald Lange -- HB

1982 5144 L.G. Cole -- HB

1981 6084 Ronald Lange Robert Parker HB

1980 4555 Russ Brooks P. Brooks HB

1979 5407 Steve Andrews Louise Andrews HB

1978 6022 Peter Beam Phillip Beam Mid

1977 4776 James Byrne L.G. Cole HB

1976 4286 Peter Beam Phillip Beam SLIS

1975 5407 Steve Andrews Louise Andrews HB

1974 5407 Steve Andrews Louise Andrews HB

1973 5728 Bill Burtis Tom Attridge SLIS

1972 5144 Rolf Carlsen Yacoe / Shope SLIS

1971 5728 Bill Burtis Peter Beam SLIS

1970 4555 Russ Brooks C. Alex HB

1969 4555 Russ Brooks P. Brooks HB

1968 5257 Bill Moss Cooper ELIS

1967 4523 Richard Gordon W. Sigler Mid

1966 4870 Anson Beard -- GSB

1965 4870 Anson Beard -- GSB

1964 4675 Wm. Gentzlinger -- HB

1963 4580 Robert Sexauer -- ERF

1962 4540 Herbert Hild -- ERF

1961 4331 Charles Findley -- HB

1960 3869 Ken Smith -- HB

1959 3889 Mel Foley -- Mid

1958 3712 Robert Sexauer -- ERF

1957 3648 Harold Halsted -- MorB

1956 2700 Stan Ogilvy -- WLIS

1955 3648 Harold Halsted -- MorB

1954 3484 P. Marriner -- --

1953 3375 Wm. Gentzlinger J. Moore HB

 

 


CAPTAIN ISLAND RACE

 

In 1915 the first Captain Island long distance race was sailed. For many years the course started in Manhasset Bay, came out into the Sound, up to Great Captain Island, and thence back into Manhasset Bay. It was a real all-day affair. Later the course was considerably shortened to start and finish off Hempstead Harbor. It has been sailed every year since 1915 with one exception, 1926, when they ran out of prizes. The cup, which had been retired, was rededicated the following year. In 1991 this stands as the oldest continuous annual race ever held for any class anywhere, although interest in the race has waned because of minimal local Star sailing at present in this area, the birthplace of the Stars. (From Ogilvy's History)

 

(Sea Cliff Y.C.)

 

1989-present: not sailed

1988 Outrageous Tom Attridge (SLIS)

1987 Catherine John Dawson (SLIS)

1986 Outrageous Tom Attridge (SLIS)

1985 White Knight Bob Laudenschlager (SLIS)

1983 Bleep Too Tom Attridge (SLIS)

1982 Bleep Too Tom Attridge (SLIS)

1981 Bleep Too Tom Attridge (SLIS)

1980 Sweetness Carlsen (SLIS)

1979 Bleep Tom Attridge (SLIS)

1978 Outrageous Saltz (SLIS)

1977 Wild Goose Alan Burtis (SLIS)

1976 Zip Granberg (SLIS)

1974 Stella d'Oro Shaper (SLIS)

1973 Arriba Peter Beam (SLIS)

1972 Mimi Alan Pritchard (SLIS)

1971 Sweetness Carlsen (SLIS)

1970 Old Sol Walden (SLIS)

1969 Guacharo Alan Burtis (SLIS)

1968 Guacharo Peter Beam (SLIS)

1967 Cymbal E. Chester & Mary Peet (WLIS)

1966 Old Sol Walden (WLIS)

1965 Sabre Slack (CLIS)

1964 Tsunami Anson Beard (GSB)

1963 Mephisto Slater (WLIS)

1962 Flame Stan Ogilvy (WLIS)

1961 Scimitar Slack (CLIS)

1960 Capstar Nichols (WLIS)

1959 Flame Stan Ogilvy (WLIS)

1958 Blizzard Wilson (ERF)

1957 Ondine Jewett (WLIS)

1956 Flame Stan Ogilvy (WLIS)

1955 Flame Stan Ogilvy (WLIS)

1954 Que Pasa Walden (WLIS)

1953 Armade Art Deacon (WLIS)

1952 Cygnet Owen Torrey (CLIS)

1951 October Bob Smith (CLIS)

1950 Armade Art Deacon(WLIS)

1949 Lynx Ted Clark (SLIS)

1948 Flame Stan Ogilvy (WLIS)

1947 Shillalah Skip Etchells (WLIS)

1946 Shillalah Skip Etchells (WLIS)

1945 Shillalah Skip Etchells (WLIS)

1944 Shillalah Skip Etchells (WLIS)

1943 Armade Art Deacon (WLIS)

1942 Spirit Stan Ogilvy (WLIS)

1941 Concubine de Marigny (N)

1940 Rascal Frank Campbell (WLIS)

1939 Foo Hunter (WLIS)

1938 Foo Hunter (WLIS)

1937 Jay Stan Ogilvy (WLIS)

1936 Jay Stan Ogilvy (WLIS)

1935 Shucks John White (WLIS)

1934 Sunny Smith (WLIS)

1933 Jubilee Doc Atkin (WLIS)

1932 Grey Fox McMichael (WLIS)

1931 Joy Colin Ratsey (SO)

1930 Joy Colin Ratsey (SO)

1929 Joy Colin Ratsey (SO)

1928 Joy Colin Ratsey (SO)

1927 Vega Duncan Sterlinig (WLIS)

1925 Altair Ed Willis (WLIS)

1924 Themis Van Winkle (WLIS)

1923 California Ben Weston (SoCal)

1922 Dawning George Elder (WLIS)

1921 Taurus Bill Inslee (LI)

1920 Aquila Gordon Curry (LI)

1919 Altair Ed Willis (LI)

1918 Altair Ed Willis (LI)

1917 Little Dipper George Corry (LI)

1916 Altair Ed Willis (LI)

1915 Little Dipper George Corry (LI)

 

 

 


Commodore Corry Cup

From Elder's and Ogilvy's histories it appears that the Commodore Corry Cup was given in 1929 to be awarded for the Great South Bay Race Week. The March 1929 issue of Starlights notes that there was to be one race each afternoon from August 5-10 at different yacht clubs, starting with Babylon Y.C., then Bay Shore Y.C., Point o' Woods Y.C., Sayville Y.C. and finishing at Bellport Y.C. The boats were to sail each morning to the next yacht club. The September 1929 Starlights reported that Star #510, Budsal II, sailed by F. H. Robinson was the first winner of the trophy with three first places.

 

COMMODORE CORRY TROPHY

1972 Spirit of 76 Andrews (HB)

1971 Bilbo Baggins Zagarino (BisB)

1970 Ranger Brooks (HB)

1969 Avocet Brachtel (MorB)

1968 Tsunami A. Beard (MorB)

1967 Mavourneen Moore (HB)

1966 Tsunami A. Beard (GSB)

1965 Shandry Etchells (CLIS)

1964 Shanachie Etchells (CLIS)

1963 Shamus Etchells (CLIS)

1962 Flame Ogilvy (WLIS)

1961 Mavourneen Moore (HB)

1960 Desiree Hild (ERF)

1959 Flame Ogilvy (WLIS)

1958 S.P.D. Dominy (MorB)

1957 Independence V Dominy (MorB)

1956 Her Ladyship VI Paige (MorB)

1955 Flame Ogilvy (WLIS)

1954 Flame Ogilvy (WLIS)

1953 North Star Snedeker (MorB)

1952 Independence V Dominy (MorB)

1950 Flame Ogilvy (WLIS)

1949 Cygnet Torrey (WLIS)

1948 Magic Rogers (WLIS)

1947 Hilarius Smart (CLIS)

1946 Whip Ogilvy (WLIS)

1945 Gull Havemeyer (GSB)

1944 Fo Fo Picken (GSB)

1943 Chuckle V Halsted (MorB)

1942 Chuckle V Halsted (MorB)

1941 Concubine de Marigny (N)

1940 Draco II Ketcham (GSB)

1939 Draco Ketcham (GSB)

1938 Chuckle III Halsted (MorB)

1937 High Seas Picken (GSH)

1936 Chuckle HaLsted (MorB)

1935 Sunbeam Meislahn (MorB)

1934 Chuckle Halsted (MorB)

1933 Kinkajou Gustavino (GSB)

1932 Moonshine Atwater (NB)

1931 Wings Pflug (GSB)

1930 Wings Pfiug (GSB)

1929 Budsal II Robinson (PGB)