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PRSA AGM Wrap-Up

It was fantastic to enjoy some food and merriment with so many of our sailors at the 2019 PRSA Annual General Meeting and Awards Banquet.   Please find below links to the material presented during the meeting.  Congratulations to our perpetual awards winners (listed below) and to our new PRSA Executive Committee (listed below).  Many thanks to our outgoing officers for their hard work and for their service to PRSA.

2019 PRSA Perpetual Awards

  • Founder’s Trophy: Yates Dowell
  • Fleet Captain’s Award: Aaron Boesenecker
  • Nabeel Alsalam Award: Michael McConnell
  • Yates Dowell III Award: Angie Darrah
  • Katherine Kearst Award: Daphne Byron
  • Len Penso Award: Barney Harris
  • Norman C. Shaller Award: David Beckett

2020 PRSA Executive Committee

  • Commodore: Tom Hutton
  • Vice Commodore: Stew Harris
  • Rear Commodore: Aaron Boesenecker
  • Secretary: Kyra Tallon
  • Treasurer: Jeff Neurauter

2019 AGM Presentation Slides

2019 PRSA Racing Award Winners

PRSA Fall Series #8

Great weather two weeks in a row at the end of the fall series is virtually unheard of on the Potomac, but that is what we had for the final fall series race day of 2019!   PRO Frank Gallagher and his RC crew got us 3 nice races in a moderate southerly.  Temps in the mid-50s meant that it wasn’t too chilly to stick around for a post-race BBQ and beer.  What a great way to wrap up the season!

Albacore Fall Series #8

Buccaneer Fall Series #8

I-20 Fall Series #8

Laser Fall Series #8

Lightning Fall Series #8

Multihull Fall Series #8

PRSA Fall Series #7

After two weeks of lousy weather we finally had a nice day for racing for PRSA Fall Series #7.  PRO Farley Will and his crew did a great job in taking full advantage of a nice southerly breeze.  After some great racing there was still enough daylight left for a fun BBQ.

Albacores Fall Series #7

Buccaneers Fall Series #7

I-20 Fall Series #7

Laser Fall Series #7

Lightning Fall Series #7

Multihull Fall Series #7

PRSA Fall Series #4

We had a beautiful southerly breeze for Fall Series #4, allowing PRO Jim Antonivich and his crew to set a nice long course.  We enjoyed 2 “O3” races and an “O2” race before heading back to shore to relax and grill.

Albacores Fall Series #4

Buccaneers Fall Series #4

I-20s Fall Series #4

Lasers Fall Series #4

Lightnings Fall Series #4

PRSA Fall Series #3

The light and variable easterly breeze that we had for Fall Series #3 certainly made for some challenging sailing, but PRO John VanVoorhis and his crew did a great job to get us as many races as we could before the breeze died and we headed back to shore for some beer and brats.

Albacores Fall Series #3

Buccaneers Fall Series #3

Laser Fall Series #3

Lightnings Fall Series #3

Multihulls Fall Series #3

 

PRSA Fall Series #1

Although the forecast looked grim and the conditions were light as we arrived at the marina PRO Mike Darrah and his crew took full advantage of the wind that we did have, getting us 3 fun races to start the fall series.

Albacores Fall Series #1

Buccaneers Fall Series #1

I-20 Fall Series #1

Lightnings Fall Series #1

Multihulls Fall Series #1

PRSA Spring Series #7

Sunday was a gorgeous day for racing on the river!  Although the winds were light as we rigged and sailed to the course, a nice southerly filled in for the first few races.  10 Lightnings, 2 Bucs, 3 Multihulls, 2 I-20s, and 2 Lasers came out to sail.  PRO Stew Harris and his crew did a nice job organizing the racing, sending the boats off on a W2 and then an O2 in the 10-12 kt southerly.  The wind shifted west and then oscillated all over the place after the first two races, making things challenging for the RC and  sailors alike.  The RC gamely reset the line and then adjusted to hold 2 more races in a very variable westerly.  Four races making the best of conditions in sunny (but not too hot) conditions with some breeze is a pretty good way to spend a Sunday!

Results

PRSA Spring Series #5

Here’s the recap of Spring Series #5 racing, written by PRO Jeff Neurauter:

Despite the rain, we saw wonderful breeze on the river today and 4 Albacores and 1 Buccaneer showed up to play.  Based on the size of the fleet and types of boats involved, the group decided to race in the river straight out from Washington Sailing Marina.  This worked perfectly as it allowed us to get to and back from the race course quickly.  The RC set up a W-2 and waited for competitors to arrive.
The first race started with one of the Albacores trying to execute a dip start – unfortunately they remained a boat length above the line and were called over early.  The lead Albacore managed to accumulate a sizable lead by the 3rd leg of the course and casually sailed through the finish line on their way to the windward mark.  The rest of the Albacores and the Bucc must have noticed this and must not have checked the course flags, because they all sailed through the finish line and then stopped racing!  They each peeled off and started pacing back and forth below the start line.  Meanwhile the lead Albacore was rounding the windward mark.  After a few minutes, some of the Albacores had realized their mistake but none of them continued racing.  Instead, the RC and everyone else waited patiently for one Albacore to sail the rest of the racecourse.  It took the lone Albacore just over 20 minutes to finish the race and everyone else who started the race was scored DNF.
The second race started with the Albacores aggressively pushing the starting line and once again an Albacore or two were called over early.  As this race progressed the wind steadily clocked to the left and by the time boats were on the 3rd leg, it was almost a reach to the windward mark.  So we moved the windward mark from the Maryland side of the river to the Virginia side, squared the starting line, and prepared for the 3rd race.
The third race started with the Albacores again fighting for space on the line and again the RC called boats over early.  As this race progressed, the wind clocked back to the right so we had to move the windward mark back to toward the Maryland side of the river for the next race.
By the fourth start, the Albacores had figured things out and made it off the line cleanly.  This race brought the most exciting competition as the there were several very close roundings and position changes throughout the race by the top 3 boats.