John Van Voorhis, Bob Bear, and Steen Byskov and son ran the races – four of them.
On April 9th the fleet had an AGM and BBQ at the Washington Sailing Marina, Despite cooler temperatures it was a nice day and picnic. Eva Hogan was voted in as the new Fleet Captain and awards were presented!
Fleet Booster Award – Bob Bear
Freshman Booster Award – Tyler Phillips
Most Improved B Skipper Award – Eva Hogan
Jib Tender Award (Best Crew) – Kaitlyn Lucey, for getting Dan Miller’s boat out on the water all year and to some away regattas!
Most Abused Crew Award – Barney Harris
Six Deep (Capsize) Award – Nich Allen
Check out the Some great shots of Albacores in anything from 10-30 knots of breeze from Sarasota, the Chesapeake and Canada. Some great shots and commentary of Barney Harris, local Albacore sailor and current World Champion. But will he be able to defend the Championship in the 2011 Internationals in Toronto, Canada? Watch for the encore presentation after the credits.
The Albacore Mid-winter Championship was held this past week, March 19-21, in Sarasota Florida. 19 boats came to compete, with 5 teams of our own to carry the banner for PRSA: Chris Gorton/Mathew Edwards, Khin Thein/Thant Thein, Mike Heinsdorf/Matt Rhodes, Peter Duncan/Stephen Duncan, Rolf Zeisler/Daphne Byron, and Barney Harris/Lee Mullins all made the trip. Barney was the overall winner of the event with 8 points in 8 races. There was one throwout. Chris Gorton was 4th, Khin Thein was 6th, Peter Duncan 8th, Mike Heinsdorf 11th, and Rolf came in 15th. Great job guys! And special congratulations to PRSA’s very own Champ – Barney Harris!! See all the scores after the break:
Our heartiest congratulations to TEAM SPOT on their first place finish at the 2009 Albacore Internationals. Yes indeed by a nine point lead too ! Nice going guys.