Region 2 EC 12 Regatta 2020

The Hagerstown Regatta was the second Colonial Cup event we were able to hold in 2020. A tough year for racing action but It was worth the wait. This is a lovely western Maryland town and the venue pond is in the middle of a city park with the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts as it's anchor attraction. A few of us brought our spouses and the ladies just added to the fun. Some couples visited the Antietam Battlefield on Friday on the way and a few more were able to join up for dinner at a great German restaurant in a private dining room.

On Saturday the racing was slow to get under way as the wind teased us with a variety of non-predicted directions, driving co-RD, Danny Thomas nuts with making a course call. For a while we sailed a few races from left to right a then changed to right to left. It never really settled in for our three race sets. But, as David Brawner would often say: "Sometime during the race, there will be upwind and downwind legs and the course will be correct.

Team Ramos (David and son, Alex) brought their A game (they don't have a B game) but it took 3/4 of the day to shake loose from Scott Graf and Dave Branning as the four skippers were three points apart after 8 races. Alex and Dad then won the last 4 races to claim the top two spots. A point in fact is that they actually tied on gross score with David having a significant throw out to actually win by four points over Alex. Scott Graf had a good regatta again at Hagerstown, winning three races and Doug Wotring and Dave Branning won one race each.

It was great to have Roger Baldwin, from Park City, UT, and Scott Todd, both make the trip from the Maryland Eastern Shore for the regatta. Also, good to see the fun locals, Troy Wallace and Scott Smith racing and we missed seeing you guys in this restricted COVID year.
Thanks goes to Jarl Wathne and the Cumberland Valley MYC team for hosting a warm and friendly competition at this perfect venue. Cheers to Danny Thomas, who kept busy all day making sure we had good courses and Roni Brandt-Simpkins jumped in to score-keep for the regatta. It was a well-oiled team.

Lots of great pictures from Judy Bonanno:

Dates: October 17, 2020
Location: Hagerstown City Park, Hagerstown, MD
Host Club: Cumberland Valley Model Yacht Club
Entries: 11
Winds: Variable 2-6 mph
Chevrons: Red (Regional 2 Championship)
Races Completed: 12
Scoring: Low Point, two throw-outs
Race Committee: RD, Jarl Wathne; Asst, RD, Danny Thomas, Scorekeeper, Roni Brandt-Simpkins.

RESULTS, Hagerstown Regatta: Region 2 EC12 Championship. 12 Races, two throwouts

Pl   Sail #      Skipper                    Gross    T/O    Net

1    05            David Ramos             35        14        21
2    105          Alex Ramos               35        10        25
3    93            Dave Branning          42        13        29
4    74            Scott Graf                43        12         31
5    51            Doug Wotring           65        20        45
6    888          Domenick Bonanno   70        18         52
7    78           Scott Todd                85        20         65
8    19           Bill Sysyn                  91        21         70
9    78           Roger Baldwin           99        22         77
10   504         Scott Smith               105      22         83
11   43          Troy Wallace             122       22        100


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