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History

Race History Through the Decades

The Annapolis to Newport race is one of the most historic and well-known of the US East Coast blue water races. Linking two seaports dating from our nation's birth, Annapolis and Newport, the race provides a contrast between the country's largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean. Such a challenge is the Chesapeake, that the 1997-1998 Whitbread Round the World Race for the Volvo Trophy added it to the course, as did the Volvo Ocean Race in 2002 and 2006.

The course heads south for 120 miles from Annapolis to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, then east to the Chesapeake Light and hence northeast to Newport. After navigating the shallows and currents of the Bay, navigators have to decide if they want to sail the rumbline to Newport, go in towards the shore or head further into the Ocean. The record time for the race is held by Carrera, Joseph Dockery's Farr 60 skippered by Chris Larson, which set a new course record in 2001 of 42 hours, 58 minutes, 12 seconds. This broke the previous record set by Chessie Racing, George Collins' Santa Cruz 70, in 1999 at 47 hours and 45 minutes, which in turn had beaten the 12 year old record (53 hours and 31 minutes) of Starlight Express, a ULDB 70.

1940s - 1950s

1947 Newport-Annapolis Race (36 entries)

AlarLight winds and smooth water prevailed during this inaugural race with the entries described "as fine a fleet of ocean racing yachts as could be gathered together". Most of the 36 boats in the fleet never had their deck wet during the race. The fleet had a light spinnaker run on the ocean and then a beat to the Chesapeake Light. Foul tides, once at the mouth of the Bay, kept the leading boats from making way over the ground for several hours, making it impossible for the small boats to not lose their time allowances.

Charles Dell, a future Commodore of AYC, had seen another entrant, Theodore Grosvenor’s Ballymena drifting with her mizzen over the side and the rest of her rig in a mess, the result of an entanglement with fish traps along the Virginia coast. Dell stood by for 12 hours until Ballymena got under way with a jury rig. Gaetina II was not awarded any compensatory time for this act - but did receive a magnum of champagne. The three other boats that did not finish suffered from sick crew and discouragement due to the light wind.

Taking part in the race were Gesture, the winner of the 1946 Bermuda race, Alar (overall winner), a NY 32, winner of the Block Island and New York to Nantucket races, Burma (formerly Tioga Too), winner of the Marblehead-Halifax Race in 1939, and Ticonderoga, a 71’ yawl, scratch boat of the fleet. The first to finish was Baruna in 88 hours and 14 minutes.

Class A Class B
1. Burma - Frank Bissell 1. Alar - David Bailey
2. Gesture - A. Fuller 2. Revonoc - Harvey Conover
3. Niña - DeCoursey Fales 3. Suluan - Harold White Jr.
4. Baruna - Henry Taylor 4. White Mist - G. White
5. Hostess II - Kenneth Stanford 5. Tomahawk - Paul Hyatt
6. Highland Light - USNA 6. Dryad - Leonard Young
7. Ticonderoga - Allan Carlisle 7. Alcyone - Ralph Case
8. Vamarie - USNA 8. Carina - Richard Nye
9. Memory - Walter Bowes 9. Lord Jim - James O'Neill
10. Resolute - USNA
11. Lucky Star - Richard Hill
12. Chee Chee IV - Philip Handelman

13. Malabar XIII - Morgan Butler
14. Steel Sylph - Arther Tickle Jr.
15. Voyager - Edward Waldogel
16. Flirt - L. Bonnar

17. Alert - USNA
18. Starlight - James Brickell

19. Pussy Willow - Edward Rice

20. Alsumar - Frank Greenman

21. Elda - Paul Patterson
22. Estrella - Frank Fifer

23. Gaetina II - Charles Dell

(DNF) Ballymena - Theodore Grosvenor
(DNF) Katinka - Adm. W. Ainsworth
(DNF) Homaro - A. Gray
(DNF) Gaffer - Millard Smith

A Note on the 1947 Newport-Annapolis Race and the Wishbone Ketch Vamarie

by Capt. Richards T. Miller, USN [Ret]

Vamarie was designed by the New York firm of naval architects, Cox & Stevens, and built by Abeking & Rassmussen of Bremen, Germany in 1933, for Vadim Makaroff. She had an overall length of 72 feet, a waterline length of 54 feet, a beam of 15 feet - 3 inches, a draft of 10 feet - 4 inches and displaced 46 tons. Her 2,300 square feet of sail area was arranged in a unique wishbone or staysail ketch plan. She crossed the finish line first in her first nine ocean races, including the 1936 Bermuda Race (of which she won four) and placed second in the 1935 Trans- Atlantic Race from Newport to Bergen, Norway on corrected time. Her owner offered her to the Naval Academy in October 1936, and she was formally presented at a dress parade on November 1, 1936.

VamarieIn 1947, I was a crew member aboard Vamarie in the Newport to Annapolis race and Lt. Cdr. A. E. Troonin, USNR, was the skipper. He had been the Makaroff's professional captain before they donated Vamarie to the Naval Academy. Since Vamarie had no auxiliary engine, we departed Annapolis under tow by the destroyer Power, which was to take us through the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal and down Delaware Bay to the Atlantic. The Delaware Bay demonstrated its bad environment with a brisk southerly wind working against an ebb tide to produce a nasty chop. Power charged off at some 10 knots or more, giving us a hard time at the end of the tow line; so, in the late evening we signaled to have the tow dropped and spent the rest of the night beating out of the Bay under sail.

The following day gave us beautiful June weather with a brisk wind out of the north-west, a brilliant blue sky accented with puffy white fair weather clouds, and pleasant temperature. As we sailed up the Jersey coast on a broad reach, we listened to a radio in the cockpit tuned to an Atlantic City station playing the great dance times of the period. All sails were set and drawing well with perhaps a shake here and a shimmy there. Alex Troonin looked around, and in his pronounced Russian accent said, "Fell poys, dis is yachting! Coming back we vork!"; and so we did, he harder than any of us, as he constantly checked the sails and adjusted their setting to keep Vam moving to best advantage.

We arrived in Newport the following day, where we had a couple of days before the Race started off Brenton Reef Lightship on another beautiful June mid-day. Contrary to weather patterns experienced in subsequent races, we had light and variable air down the Atlantic coast so that the race seemed to start anew during the late afternoon of the third day, when the leaders congregated off the Chesapeake Lightship, and we waited for a strong southerly wind that came in from thunder squalls over Virginia. The fleet took off under spinnakers which we carried until midnight. Then, as the wind hauled more to the west, we took in our spinnaker and set a genoa jib. Vam continued at hull speed, close to 10 knots, through the early morning hours. We sailed into Annapolis around 0700 the forth day out of Newport, finishing eighth in Class A on corrected time. It had been a great experience, with a memorable sail that last night.

On 15 October 1954, when Hurricane Hazel roared over Annapolis, a worn link in Vamarie's mooring chain parted, and she ended up a total wreck on the Naval Academy seawall.

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1949 Newport-Annapolis Race (40 entries)

Burma The 1947 winners, competing in a fleet of 40 boats, successfully defended their several trophies. Alar, a NY 32, again won in both Class B and fleet. Frank Bissell’s yawl,Burma, again took first place in Class A, and Henry Taylor’s yawl, Baruna, once more was first to finish.

For most of the fleet, this was a slow race. The first-to-finish time was 87 hours, and 23 of the 40 boat fleet took more that four days to sail the 366 miles. The race was run during a period of breathless heat and light variable air. For the first two days, it was difficult even to develop steerageway. The calm continued for the trip up the Bay.

Class A Class B Class C
1. Burma - Frank Bissell 1. Alar - David Bailey 1. Lively - USNA
2. Argyll - William Moore 2. Egret - C. Porter Schutt 2. Resolute - USNA
3. Gesture - A. Fuller 3. Katuna - Gilbert Verney 3. Tar Baby - T.J. Watson Jr.
4. Niña - DeCoursey Fales 4. Spookie - William Ziegler III 4. Fandango - Norman Owens
5. Baruna - Henry Taylor 5. Hother - Jakob Isbrandtsen 5. Vixen - W.M. Butler
6. Highland Light - USNA 6. Carina - Richard Nye 6. Loki - Gifford Pinchot
7. Djinn - Henry S. Morgan 7. Infanta - Houlder Hudgins 7. Teal - Sylvester Smith Jr.
8. Bounding Home - William
Ziegler Jr.
8. Elda - D.H. Patterson 8. Norderney - USNA
9. Doris III - Harold Lane 9. Merry Maiden - H. Irving Pratt 9. Nimrod IV - Robert Hall
10. Caribbee - Carleton Mitchell 10. Malabar XIII - Morgan Butler 10. Narwhal - C.A. Kuehnle Jr.
11. Thais -
R.E. Jr. & Warren Ladue
11. Golden Hind - Dr. G.A. Clowes 11. Voyager - E.C. Waldvogel
12. Belisarius - C.B. Rockwell 12. Crow's Nest - Henry Crowe 12. Karin - Jacob Crane
13. Gaetina - Charles Dell
14. Pussy Willow -
Edward T. Rice
15. Abenaki - John Alden
16. Marjoly - W. Lyle Holmes Jr.
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1951 Newport-Annapolis Race (32 entries)

Bolero In the predawn moonlight of June 21st, the sails of two big yawls, almost side by side, loomed up off Tolley Point. Slowly they fanned across the finish line, with only their big spinnakers pulling them along as the heavy working sails hung limp in the faint southeasterly air. Flares and flash bulb lit up the scene as the Race Committee, aboard the Naval Academy schooner, Freedom, timed Bolero at 4:01:07 am and Baruna just 24 seconds later."

"With a time allowance of some 15 minutes, Henry C. Taylor’s Baruna was the winner of the 466 mile, two boat duel with John Nicholas Brown’s Bolero which was the highlight of an otherwise slow and featureless race. "

This was Yachting Magazine’s opening coverage of the results of the 3rd running of the Newport to Annapolis race. It was another six hours before the third boat (Highland Light) finished and yet another 24 hours before the winner of Class B, Egret, arrived. The fleet had struggled with light and fluky conditions in the ocean. Highland Light’s log showed that the spinnaker was set for 76 hours out of the 92 hours it took to complete the race. In the Chesapeake conditions were still light and compounded by foul currents. Many boats were becalmed and had to anchor.

Baruna and Bolero had been in sight of each other the whole race and rounded the Chesapeake Lightship together with the next 160 miles one long luffing match. Aboard Highland Light was Commodore Arthur Shuman, who helped Frank Paine design the boat 20 years previously, and who had sailed aboard her when she set the Bermuda course record in 1932, which was still standing in 1951.


Class A Class B Class C
1. Baruna - Henry Taylor 1. Egret - C. Porter Schutt 1. Swift - USNA
2. Bolero - John Brown 2. White Mist - G.W. Blunt White 2. Teal - Sylvester Smith Jr.
3. Highland Light - USNA 3. Dirigo - John McAleer 3. Active - USNA
4. Caribbee - Carleton Mitchell 4. Hother - Jakob Isbrandtsen 4. Alert - USNA
5. Doris - Harold Lane 5. Starlight - James Brickel 5. Fearless - USNA
6. Gesture - Howard Fuller (DNF) Carina - Richard Nye 6. Julie - Paul Campbell
7. Djinn - Henry Morgan (DNF) Tomahawk - Paul Hyatt 7. Lady Babbie II - R.M. Gillespie
8. Argyll - William Moore 8. Libra - Brayton Marvell
9. Niña - DeCoursey Fales
10. Nirvana - Harry Haskell Jr.
11. Royono - USNA
12. Vamarie - USNA
13. Bounding Home -
W. Ziegler Jr.
14. Nimrod V - Robert Hall
15. Valhalla -
Cummins Catherwood
16. Teragram - USCGA
17. Zeearand -
Bartram Lippincott

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1953 Newport - Annapolis Race (30 entries)

Bolero, Commodore John Nicholas Brown’s black Sparkman and Stephens 73’ yawl, scratch boat in the fleet of 30 boats, was first to finish (87½ hours), first in class, and first in fleet on corrected time. Class B was won by William T. Moore’s 57’ S&S designed yawl, Argyll, beating Carleton Mitchell’s Caribbee by nearly 3 hours. Zaida, an Arthur Robb designed sloop from Britain, won Class C, with C. Albert Kuehnle’s Vixen three hours behind her on corrected time. Fun (ex-Manatuck), owned by Tom Closs, rated at the top of Class C and finished there, but dropped to sixth on corrected time.

This was a slow race, on the wind down the coast, with periods of calm around Chesapeake Light. The Chesapeake brought a 35 knot northeaster and a line squall near Fenwick Island Shoal which caused a sprung mast on Doris III and made her withdraw from the race.

 Class A  Class B  Class C
 1. Bolero - John Brown  1. Argyll - William Moore  1. Zaida - G. Ratsey
 2. Doris - Harold Lane  2. Caribbee - Carleton Mitchell  2. Vixen - C. Kuehnle
 3. Niña - DeCoursey Fales  3. Palawan - Thomas Watson  Jr.  3. Bear - William Jarvis
 4. Cotton Blossom IV - Walter  Wheeler Jr.  4. Egret - C. Schutt  4. Figaro - William Snaith
 5. Windigo - Walter Gubelmann  5. Starlight - James Brickell  5. Teal - Sylvester Smith  Jr.
 6. Sea Lion - Gilbert Verney  6. Courageous - J. Herbert-  Bryant  6. Fun - Thomas Closs
 7. Vamarie - USNA  7. Tempo - Robert Rulon-Miller  7. Swift - USNA
 8. Gulf Steam - Monroe Hemmerdinger  8. Arion - USCGA  8. Fearless - USNA
 9. Royono - USNA  9. Barlovento - Pierre DuPont  III  9. Lynx - Henry Wise Jr.
 (DNF) Doris III - Baxter Still Jr.  (DNF) Sagola - George Hinman  
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1955 Newport (New London) - Annapolis Race (27 entries)

Niña"Chaos at Cerberus, embarrassment at Annapolis, and slow sailing in between." This was the capsule description of the 1955 race from Yachting Magazine which was "from a suburb of Block Island to Crabtown-on-the Chesapeake". It seems that a certain bitterness survived after the race due to it being the "slowest of the slow, with the first boat’s (Niña, a 59’ staysail schooner owned by DeCoursey Fales), elapsed time being 92 hours and 20 minutes. The average speed was 4.8 knots. The overall winner in the 27 boat fleet was Actaea, a 40’ sloop in Class C, owned by the Commodore of NYYC.

The start was shifted from Newport to the Ceberus Shoal buoy, midway between New London and Block Island. The current runs swiftly there, and, with no wind at the starting line, the fleet started stern foremost or marooned on the off side of the committee boat. The last boat crossed the starting line 2 hours after the gun.

In Annapolis, there was great controversy over a missed mark in the Chesapeake, which threatened international relations as the protested boat was Criollo from Cuba. The protest was thrown out and international unity was restored.

Class A Class B Class C
1. Niña - DeCoursey Fales 1. Palawan -
T. Watson, Jr.
1. Actaea -
Henry Sears
2. Criollo - Dr. L. Vidana 2. Chance -
James Rider
2. Prim -
M. Gibson-Neff Jr.
3. Gesture - A. Fuller 3. Revery - Luke 3. Corinthia III - G. Thompson
4. Highland Light - USNA 4. Swift -
USNA
4. Finn MacCumhail - Bobby Coulson
5. Barlovento - P. DuPont 5. Resolute -
USNA
5. Blixtar -
Danforth Miller Jr.
6. Teragram - USCGA 6. Renova - C. Dodson 6. Bear - William Jarvis
7. Royono - USNA 7. Elda - H. Wise Jr. 7. Tequila - M.W. Keeler
8. Vigilant - USNA
9. Water Witch - John Rodstrom
10. Celebrity - R. Brown Jr.

(DNF) Princess of Fermanage V.

- DeP. Maguire

(DNF) Royono VII - USCGA
(DNF) Frolic - USCGA
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1957 Annapolis - Newport Race (48 entries)

CaperThis was a fast race and was seen as giving a new lease on life to a race that had gone too slowly in the opposite direction (Newport to Annapolis). The race had been regarded as headed for oblivion due to dwindling fleets over the decade from 1947 - 1957.

The race started with a beat down the Bay in 20 - 30 knots, when several yachts dropped out with rigging problems, and one lost her mainmast after rounding the Lightship. It lightened up in the lower Bay, and after the Lightship, the race was a "glorious slide" downwind for 336 miles. Most boats carried spinnakers the whole ocean leg, and knotmeters registered 12 knots while surfing. Petrel was out in front most of the way, but her spinnaker halyard block disintegrated and the crew had to struggle for a hour and a half with a spinnaker under the boat. This let the 71’ yawl, Cotton Blossom IV, by, who took line honors with an elapsed time of 65 hours and 23 minutes, which well outdid the previous record of 86 hours.

Caper, a new Rhodes designed 56’ sloop sailing her first race, won Class A. She was a narrow, light, deep keelboat, seen as a complete reversal to the trend at the time, which was for beamy centerboard yawls for ocean racing. Harrier, a Concordia 41sloop, sailed by designer C. Raymond Hunt, was fleet and Class C winner of the 48 starters.

Class A Class B Class C
1. Caper - H.I. Pratt 1. Altair - Bradford Smith Jr. 1. Harrier - C. Hunt
2. Cotton Blossom IV -
W.H. Wheeler Jr.
2. Alert - USNA 2. Bonne Amie - G. Hinman
3. Windigo - W.S. Gubelmann 3. Frolic - USNA 3. Finisterre - Carleton Mitchell
4. Highland Light - USNA 4. Seaflower - S. Castle 4. Hirondelle - H. Chance II
5. Niña - DeCoursey Fales 5. Flirt - USNA 5. Golliwogg - C. Ratsey
6. Gesture - A.H. Fuller 6. Claire - F. Lintilhac 6. Finn MacCumhail - Bobby Coulson
7. Petrel - USCGA 7. Vigilant - USNA 7. Corinthia III - George Thompson
8. Currituck - O.B. Reid 8. Shady Lady - C. Sturgess 8. Galliard - E. Smith
9. Auk III - C.F. Adams 9. Renova - C.D. Dodson 9. Vixen - H. Diesinger
10. Royono - USNA 10. Fearless - USNA 10. Dutch Treat - A. Moyer Jr.
11. Caribbee - Seabury Stanton 11. The Panic -
William Buckley Jr.
11. Sea Bound - F. Norman
12. Gulf Stream -
M.E. Hemmerdinger
12. Resolute - USNA 12. Corroboree - A. Peaslee
13. Fortune - M.J. Feiring 13. Chance - H. Wise Jr. 13. Mehitabel - Truman Dodso
(DNF) Djinn - H.S. Morgan 14. Starlight - J. Brickel (DNF) Actaea - H. Sears
(DNF) Proton - Charles Price (DNF) Chee Chee IV -
P. Handelmann
(DNF) Sea Star Two - Karl Schoettle
(DNF) Worry - H. Darlington (DNF) Gallivant - O.E. Olse
(DNF) Mistral - R.W. Baron
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1959 Annapolis - Newport Race (71 entries)

Caper, 56’ Rhodes designed sloop owned by H. Irving Pratt, was the winner in the fleet of 71 boats. Caper took the race by 1½ hours corrected time over Nimrod V, chartered by Art Schuman and Ed Disharoon. Nimrod V (once known as Blitzen) was an old Sparkman and Stevens sloop ocean racer that had been knocking off ocean racing prizes from Bermuda to Honolulu for 20 years. Another participant, Carina, a Rhodes keel-centerboard yawl, had won two trans-Atlantics and two Fastnets in a four year career.

The race, which included all types of weather with the exception of a gale, started with a spinnaker run down the Bay, then the wind changed for a beat to the Lightship, and once again it was spinnakers up the coast. All boats went through a front off NY and were becalmed at some point. Line honors time of 73 hrs. 45 min. was provided by Walter Gubelmann’s yawl, Windigo.

The race was seen as riding a wave of increasing popularity since the direction had been reversed two years previously.

Class A Class B
1. Caper - H. Irving Pratt 1. Sitzmark IV - Walter Neumann
2. Nimrod V - Shaman & Disharoon 2. Tioga - Bradley Noyes
3. Carina - R. Nye 3. Finn MacCumhail - Bobby Coulson
4. Windigo - W. Gubelmann 4. Alaris - Charles Iliff
5. Niña - DeCoursey Fales 5. Prim - Morton Gibbons-Neff Jr.
6. Highland Light - USNA 6. Criterion - H. Villar
7. Royono - USNA 7. Grey Goose - R. Director
8. Ice Fire - USMMA 8. Pipe Dream - W. Colquitt
9. Palawan - T. Watson Jr. 9. Tia Maria - H. Clark
10. Starlight - J. Brickell 10. Golliwogg - Colin Ratsey
11. Shady Lady - C. Sturgess 11. Ill Wind - C. Ill
12. Fun - T. Closs 12. Bonne Amie - C. Ernst
13. Rob Roy - A. Boorstein 13. Delight - Britton brothers
14. Sirius - H. Boschen 14. Harrier - J. Bontecou
15. Legend - Wells Morss 15. Esquisse - A. Poor
16. Seaflower - Steven Castle 16. Racuna - P. Grimm
17. Sonora - C. Pingree 17. Baroda - W. Caldera
18. Ondine - S. Long 18. Gallivant - C. Poor
19. Blue Magic - A. Diss 19. Caprice - Fred Hibberd
20. Marluva - H. Wise 20. Scylla - Charles Ulmer
21. Golden Hind - John Kenedy 21. Windigo - Raymond Fontaine
22. Proton - C. Price 22. Venturess - A. Cochran
23. Caribbee - Seabury Stanton 23. Sheldrake - Stuyvesant Wainwright
24. Manitou - USCGA (DNF) Reindeer - E. Smith
25. Fortune - M.J. Feirin

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1960s - 1970s

1961 Annapolis - Newport Race (86 entries)

Reindeer Small boats cleaned up in this fair weather running of the race. Topping the fleet of 86 boats was Reindeer, E. Newbold Smith’s Block Island 40 sloop, which took overall and Class D wins after a neck and neck race with Morton Gibbons-Neff’s Owens 40, Prim, which finished second in Class IV. DeCoursey Fales' Niña, a 33 year old 59’ schooner, was first to finish in 82 hours and 40 minutes by carrying a monstrous main topmast staysail in the last twenty miles of failing breeze in the slowest race sailed since the course was reversed in 1957 (the current record of the time was 65 hours and 23 minutes by Cotton Blossom IV in 1957). The race down the Chesapeake was "light airs and baffling", with the mid-Chesapeake to the lightship bringing the only windward work of the race. No one put on foul weather gear or got their feet wet all the way to Newport. There was a spectator fleet of between 300 - 400 boats out to watch the start off Annapolis.

Class A Class B
1. Dyna - Clayton Ewing 1. Seaflower - Steven Castle
2. Niña - DeCoursey Fales 2. Ma’m’selle - C. Hartman II
3. Djinn - Henry Morgan Jr. 3. Solution - Thor Ramsing
4. Jubilee - Francis Wetherill 4. Gaylark - C. Ufford
5. Proton - Chas. Price 5. Madrigal - A. Boardman
6. Caper - H. Pratt 6. Spookie - Wm. Ziegler III
7. Royono - USNA 7. Icefire - USMMA
8. Cotton Blossom IV - W. Wheeler Jr. 8. Tigress - James Rider
9. Gray Lady - Judson Schafer 9. Marluva - Henry Wise Jr.
10. Petrrel - USCGA 10. Shady Lady - Chas. Sturgess
11. Caribbee - Seabury Stanton 11. Carina - Richard Nye
12. Meridian - B. Barker III 12. Diogenes - Avard Fuller
13. Windigo - Walter Gublemann 13. Royono VII - USCGA
14. Manitou - USCGA 14. The Panic - Wm. Buckley Jr.
15. Highland Light - USNA 15. Sanban - Geo Johnson
16. Skookum III - Burton Raymon 16. Palawan - Thomas Watson Jr.
17. Gesture - James Madden
18. Java - Alfred Meyer Jr.
19. Annie D - USNA
20. Gypsy - USNA
21. Nomad - George Butle

Class C Class D
1. Grey Goose - Robert Derecktor 1. Reindeer - E. Smith
2. Wainscott Wind - S. Wainwright III 2. Prim - Morton Gibbons-Neff Jr.
3. Simba - Ralph Greenlee 3. Yankee Belle - Weems Estelle
4. Sagola - George Hibman 4. Huntress - Morton Engel
5. Blixtar - Danforth Miller Jr. 5. Ill Wind - Charles Ill
6. Windquest - A. Wasley 6. Rita Mia - M. Rosenheim
7. Wunderbar - George Hoffman 7. Quandry - H. Hallock
8. Harrier - J. Bontecou 8. Swamp Yankee - W. Clark
9. Cricket - John Spears Jr. 9. Xanadu - E. McKee
10. Kahili - H. Huidekoper 10. Cricket - James Briggs
11. Tomadrus - Thomas Miller 11. Ca Va - George Anderson
12. Arabella - Frank Winder 12. Firefly - N. Rieser Jr.
13. Sitzmark IV - Walter Neumann 13. Esquisse - A. Poor
14. Alert - USNA 14. Carina III - Charles Crockett
15. Hirondelle - Henry Chance 15. Scylla - Charles Ulmer
16. Intrepid - USNA 16. Vixen - A. Diesinger Jr.
17. Swift - USNA 17. Ibo-Le'Le - A. Sanford II
18. Rhythm - T. Jeffress 18. Nereid - R. LaCroix
19. Little Bit - Paul Fleischmann 19. Seachief II - R. Scott
20. Vigilant - USNA 20. My Fair Lady - G. Dalsemer
21. Tamwock IV - A. Diss 21. Theme - Jack Lacey
22. Avian - A. Humphrey 22. Mary G - R. Green Jr.
(DNF) Radette II 23. Gloriana - Daniel Hennessy
(DNF) Blazing Star - F. Janney
Auxilary Schooner Class
1. Freedom - USNA
2. Felucca - Henry Whitney
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1963 Annapolis - Newport Race (88 entries)

Challenge

Eighty-eight starters took part in this race noted as the slowest and most frustrating edition ever sailed. It took most boats only 20 hours to go 140 miles to the Chesapeake Lightship, but then came frustrating calms and light going for most of the offshore portion. The fleet had a staggered start which give each boat approximately half her total time allowance at the start. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel was being built in 1963, precluding the usual strategies involved in playing one shore or the other at the mouth of the Bay.

Corrected time winner was Clayton Ewing’s 57’ yawl, Dyna. First to finish (85 hours and 20 minutes) and second on corrected time was Challenge, George F Johnson’s 54’ aluminum sloop. William F. Buckley Jr.’s Suzy Wong dropped out for touching a mark (Chesapeake Bay Lightship).

Class A Class B
1. Dyna - Clayton Ewing 1. Seaflower - Steven Castle
2. Challenge - George Johnson 2. Frolic - USNA
3. Jubilee - Francis Weatherill 3. Early Dawn - C. McNeely
4. Windigo - Walter Gubelmann 4. Palawan - Thomas Watson Jr.
5. Gesture - James Madden 5. Madrigal - Albert Boardman II
6. Caper - H. Pratt 6. Nipintuck - Edward Caswell
7. Niña - DeCoursey Fales 7. Icefire - USMMA
8. Bellatrix - Paul Nicholson Jr. 8. Magic Carpet - Frank Hardy
9. Corsaro II - Italian Navy 9. Pacifica - Valerio Giannini
10. Legend - Alfred Humphries Jr. 10. Swift - USNA
11. Djinn - Henry Morgan 11. Interim - A. Loomis Jr.
12. Highland Light - USNA 12. Matinee - Howard Kaiser
13. Bolero - Sally Langmuir 13. Fearless - USNA
14. Royono - USNA 14. Proton II - Charles Price
15. Cotton Blossom IV - W. Wheeler Jr. 15. Raider - Thomas Closs
16. Janie C - Leighton Coleman 16. Nancy Lloyd - Stanley Tannenbaum
17. Katuna - Gilbert Verney 17. Flirt - USNA
18. Manitou - USCG 18. Diogenes - Avard Fuller
19. Simba - Ralph Greenlee
20. Blithe Spirit - Forbes Morse
21. Optimist - Herbert Barlow Jr.
22. Gypsy - USNA
23. Marluba - Henry Wise Jr.
24. Teal - Robert Snyder
25. Active - USNA

Class C Class D
1. Sun Dance - Clifton Loyd 1. Reindeer - E. Smith
2. Harrier - Jesse Contecou 2. Fleetwind - Raymond Brown
3. Firefly - Norvin Rieser Jr. 3. Swamp Yankee - W. Clark
4. Teetotaler - F. Dining III 4. Blazing Star - F. Janney
5. Wainscott Wind - Stuyvesant Wainwright II 5. Kittiwake - Humphrey Simson
6. Prim - Morton Gibbons-Neff Jr. 6. My Fair Lady - Gordon Dalsemer
7. Huntress - Morton Engel 7. Burgoo - Milton Erstoff
8. Tomadrus - Thomas Miller 8. Shamrock - Dr. Everett Jones
9. Angelique - F. Deland Jr. 9. Bo Lele - A. Sanford
10. Slalom - Raymond Smith 10. Starward - Edmund Poore
11. Magic - Dr. George Nichols 11. Rita Mia - Morton Rosenheim
12. Allons - George Anderson 12. Dodieva - Henry Parker
13. Alert - Robert Armstrong 13. Quandry - Homan Hallock
14. Vixen - Albert Deisinger Jr. 14. Sea Chief II - Raymond Scott
15. Zanadu - E. McKee 15. Blixtar - Danforth Miller Jr.
16. Bonnie Dee - H. Derrickson 16. Gloriana - Daniel Hennessy
17. Little Bit - Paul Fleischmann 17. Hermes - Herman Lefco
18. Windquest - A. Wasley 18. Lancetilla II - Juan Cameron
19. Kahili - Henry Hidekoper
20. Criterion - Henry Villare
21. Adventure - Anthony Marra
22. Islandia - Stanley Ross
23. Stortebeker - H. Alberts
24. Ca Va - Edward Anderson
(DNF) Suzy Wong - William Buckley Jr.
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1965 Annapolis - Newport Race (93 entries)

Dyna

A record fleet of 93 boats took part, and the elasped time record was broken (66 hours and 19 minutes) by the overall winner, again, Dyna, Clayton Ewing’s Easton, MD - based, 57’, 8 year old, Sparkman and Stephens yawl. This was her third win in Class I. She had a new suit of sails from Murphy & Nye in Annapolis.

This edition of the race had the fastest passage out of the Chesapeake in the history of the race. With the first boat (Windigo) doing the 140 miles to Chesapeake Light in 16 ½ hours. The going was light for awhile in the ocean, and then it picked up to 18-20 knots for a fast spinnaker run. When it became light and fluky, the elapsed time winner, Escapade, a Rhodes designed 72’ yawl centerboarder, was two miles from the finish (which took her 45 minutes to cover).

Among the smaller boats, the outstanding showing was by the 37’ Tripp-designed Invicta Class sloop, Fleetwind, owned by Raymond H. Brown Jr., of Hampton, who won Class V and the Overall Performance Trophy for beating the boats in her class by the largest margin (she was 11th in fleet). The Class II winner was George Hoffamn’s 47’ Sparkman & Stephens sloop, Duster, a year old wooden beauty. Second in Class II was Arnold C. Gay’s, Babe, a new Cal 40 sloop from Annapolis. He reported a "real ride" in the ocean with her spade rudder making steering easy in the quartering seas at speeds up to nine knots while sliding down some of the larger waves. The Class II winner was the family-manned Owens Cutter Prim of Morton Gibbons-Neff. A consistent performer in this race, she took 5-2-6 in class in the three previous events.

The prevailing theory was that only centerboard yawls do well in a predominately off-wind race was disproved in this one. Three of the five class winners were sloops and two of them had keels.

Class I Class II Class III
1. Dyna - Clayton Ewing 1. Duster - George Hoffman 1. Prim - Morton Gibbons-Neff Jr.
2. Windigo - W. Gubelmann 2. Babe - Arnold Gay 2. Cricket - F. Kulicke Jr.
3. Escapade - Grimm & McNamara 3. Oceanus - C. Owens 3. Tomadrus - T. Miller
4. Gesture - James Madden 4. Proton II - C. Price 4. Bonnie Dee - H. Derrickson
5. Challenge - G. Johnson 5. Fearless - USNA 5. Teetotaler - E. Dinning
6. Caper - H. Pratt 6. Madrigal - A. Boardman II 6. Alaris - Dr. C. Iliff
7. Ondine - S. Long 7. Chee Chee V - Philip Handelman 7. Sitzmark IV - Walter Neumann
8. Petrel - USCGA 8. Raider - Thomas Closs 8. Falcon - Dorsey Owings
9. Diogenes - Avard Fuller 9. Beau Geste - A. Cassedy 9. Page Girl - R. Larson
10. Palawan - Thomas Watson Jr. 10. Hildegarde - Fred Hard 10. Slalom - Dr. R. Smith
11. Royono - USNA 11. Vivace - E. Ricotta 11. Mariann - G. Gibbons Jr.
12. Legend - A. Humphreys Jr. 12. Xanadu II - E. McKee 12. Duchess of Devonshire - Sir Bayard Dill
13. Geronimo - Grove & Tripp 13. Cockatoo II - Lloyd Bergeson 13. Wainscott Wind - S. Wainwright
14. Janie C - L. Coleman 14. Icefire - USMMA 14. Courtesan - J. Young
15. Magic Carpet - F. Hardy 15. Marluva - H. Wise Jr. 15. Corinthian - Albert Kennedy
16. Niña - DeCoursey Fales 16. Half Moon - F. D. Roosevelt Jr. 16. Scherzo II - N. Wiedersum
17. Karin - Duncan Spencer 17. Alert - USNA 17. Galatea - W. Daniell
18. Brigadoon - R. Morton 18. Islandia - S. Ross
19. Little Bit - Paul Fleishmann 19. Allons - G. Anderson
20. Dandy - USNA 20. Seeadler - H. Read
21. Foolscap - A. Hanson 21. Sun Dance - Clifton Loyd
22. Active - USNA (DNF) Firefly - N. Reiser Jr.

Class IV Class V
1. Kirsten - T. Rothe 1. Fleetwind - T. Rothe
2. Sagola - G. Hinman 2. Windquest - Justin Wasley
3. Puffin - E. Greeff 3. Souffle - W. Teague
4. Reindeer - E. Smith 4. Nituna - Lawrrence Damon
5. Fury - John Murphy 5. Let’s Hope - Norman Raben
6. Shamrock IV - E. Jones 6. Agile - John Walsh
7. Scylla - Dr. G. Erdman 7. Quandry - H. Hallock
8. Kahili - H. Huidekoper 8. Blazing Star - F. Janney
9. Westray - B. MacNary 9. Burgoo - Milton Ernstof
10. Tomwock - J. Lord 10. Rainmaker - Hugo Spatenga
11. Moonfleet - A. Whitman 11. Hermes - Herman Lefco
12. Aquinna - C. Dunbar 12. En Avant - H. Abbott
13. Anemone - Tyler Abell 13. Sea Chief II - R. Scott
14. Cepheus II - J. Poor
15. Trumbull II - Foster Tallman
16. Chanticleer - Parks and Bulman
17. Astra - E. Sygnor Jr.
18. Seal - Raymond Milligi Jr.
19. Alert - R. Armstrong
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1967 Annapolis - Newport Race (91 Entries)

LancettiThis running of the race was called the roughest ever. Of the 91 starters, 34 went for shelter when a fierce and persistent northeast storm struck the fleet on the nose after rounding the Chesapeake Light Tower, 125 miles from the start. The total of non-finishers made the race the roughest and toughest in the history of any offshore event in the US up to that time.

Six boats were dis-masted. One boat, Vignette, went aground and broke up at the mouth of the Chesapeake while trying to return after dropping out of the race.

The winner was a Cal 40, Lancetilla, skippered by Juan Cameron. Seven other Cal-40s took part, one of which was dis-masted. The winds were light in the Chesapeake, and Ted Turners’ aluminum 40’, Vamoose, led at the mouth of the Bay. Thomas J. Watson followed with his 58’ aluminum, Palawan, - who sailed most of the race with a well reefed main and staysail, and was first to finish. Class III winner was Morton Gibbons-Neff Jr.’s Owens Cutter, Prim, repeating their victory in the 1965 race. Prim, Charlie Ill (Ill Wind) and Bud Diesinger’s Hinckley 41, Vixen, all went to the aid of Arnie Gay’s dis-masted Cal 36, Babe, (receiving compensatory time for their aid). Chesapeake entries took four of five class firsts and 12 of 15 class prizes. Lancetilla’s owner was a correspondent in the Washington, DC, Office of Time.

Class I Class II Class III
1. Palawan - Thomas Watson, Jr. 1. Lancetilla - Juan Cameron 1. Prim - Morton Gibbons-Neff Jr.
2. Maradea - USNA 2. Early Dawn - Charles Coyer 2. Windquest - A. Wasley
3. Challenge - George Johnson 3. Foolscap - Arthur Hanson 3. Vigilant - USNA
4. Jubilee - F. Wetherill 4. Williwaw - William Pickford 4. Schuss - John Summerlin
5. Argyll - W. Moore 5. Vivace - Edwin Ricotta 5. Arctic Tern - USCGA
6. Thunderhead - Paul Hoffmann 6. Xanadu II - E. McKee 6. Windborne - Frank Bedford
7. Kim - Karl Stangl 7. Old Salt - Walter Frank 7. Chee Chee V - Philip Handelmann
8. Yankee Girl - David Steere 8. Raider - Thomas Closs 8. Tradition - Robert Rulon-Miller
9. Legend - A. Humphreys 9. Esquisse - A. Poor 9. Shearwater - USCGA
10. Manukai - Stanley Livingston Jr. 10. Nipantuck - Edward S. Caswell 10. Khira - S. Smith
11. Manitou - USCGA 11. Icefire - Charles Conway 11. Firefly - Norvin Reiser
(DNF) Gesture - James Madden (DNF) Altair - Alan McCullough 12. Tantara - L. Birdzell
(DNF) Magic Carpet - Robert Robe, Jr. (DNF) Beau Geste - Anthony Cassidy 13. Cricket - USMMA
(DNF) Moorea - P.C. Nicholson Jr. (DNF) Brigadoon - Robert Morton 14. Dragon Lady - Ehihu Allinson
(DNF) Tomahawk -William Wright (DNF) Duster - George Hoffman (DNF) Alison - Alan Van Metre, Jr.
(DNF) Windigo - Walter Gublemann (DNF) Hildegarde - Fred Hard (DNF) Artemis - Thomas Gresinger
(DNF) Marluva - Henry Wise Jr. (DNF) Babe - Arnold Gay
(DNF) Proton II - Charles Price (DNF) Oceanus - Charles Owens
(DNF) Parlay - Todd Goodwin & George Holbrook
(DNF) Suzy Wong - William Buckley Jr.
(DNF) Teetotaler - F. Dinning III
(DNF) Vamoose - R. Turner III

Class IV Class V
1. Ill Wind - Charles Ill 1. Fleetwind - Raymond Brown Jr.
2. Reindeer - E. Smith 2. En Avant - H. Abbott
3. Vixen - Albert Diesinger Jr. 3. New World II - Philip Davis
4. Golden Hind - William Drake 4. Kirsten - Tyge Rothe
5. Golliwog - Wesley Rodstrom 5. Burgoo - Milton Ernstoff
6. Astra - Eugene Sydnor 6. Euphoria - Bruce Bogert
7. September Song - S. Dayton Jr. 7. Samantha - John Brown
8. Ca Va - George Anderson 8. Finisterre - J. Brown & David Scott
9. Kahili - Henry Huidekoper 9. Ziphius - Skip Sheldon
10. Spanker - William Carl 10. Mary G - Robert Green
11. Blue Magic - Peter Kellogg (DNF) Absinthe - Henry Sears
(DNF) Alert - Robert Armstrong (DNF) Fairweather - Thomas Hagy
(DNF) Galatea - William Daniells (DNF) Gitana - Ernest Burt Jr.
(DNF) Juniper - George Whitney (DNF) Sinsonte - John Fellows Jr.
(DNF) Scherzo II - Norman Wiedersum (DNF) Solitaire III - Dudley Blanchard
(DNF) Summertime - Irwin Tyson (DNF) Strega - David Berley
(DNF) Chanticleer - Larry Bulman & Jerry Parks (DNF) Trumbull III - Foster Tallman
(DNF) Vignette - Roger McAleer
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1969 Annapolis - Newport Race (84 entries)

American Eagle Ted Turner’s 12-Meter, American Eagle, never achieved the primary goal for which she was designed - winning the America’s Cup - but she did win the Annapolis-Newport race on both elapsed and corrected time. She battled boat-for-boat with Huey Long’s 73’, Ondine, which allowed American Eagle 2 1/3 hours. Ondine led by eight minutes at the Chesapeake Light. For the next 30 hours, the pair averaged almost 10 knots in spinnaker conditions punctuated by severe squalls which did in most of the nine boats that failed to finish. Eagle blew two spinnakers, but passed Ondine in one of the after-dark squalls after Ondine had blown one of her own. Eagle eventually finished 20 minutes ahead of Ondine in 69 hours and 43 minutes, with the third finisher, Windigo, 6½ hours further back.

The 84 boats in the fleet were down from 1965’s record of '93 but it was termed the best in quality of competition the race had seen.

Class I Class II Class III
1. American Eagle - R. Turner III 1. Salty Tiger - Walter Frank 1. Windquest - A. Wasley
2. Ondine - S. Long 2. Blackjack - H. Reed 2. Congere - Bevin Koeppel
3. Palawan - Thomas Watson Jr. 3. Thunderhead - Paul Hoffmann 3. Ill Wind - Charles Ill
4. Rage - Homer Denius 4. Lisa Lee - H. Derrickson 4. Soogie Moogie - James Castle
5. Dyna - Clayton Ewing 5. Carillon - Wells Morss 5. Syriene - JamesShepley
6. Windigo - Walter Gublemann 6. Trumbull IV - Foster Tallman 6. Lancetilla - Juan Cameron
7. Maredea - Van Dyck 7. Etoile - Eugene Snydor Jr. 7. Chee Chee V - Philip Handelman
8. Jubilee III - Abbott 8. Proton II - Charles Price 8. Altair - Alan McCullough
9. Stella Polare - Cdr. Georgio Belliaardi 9. Kate - R. Hubner 9. Alison - Albert Van Metre
10. Gesture - James Madden 10. Gemini - Wm. Zeigler III 10. Artemis - T. Gresinger
11. Doric - Stanley Tananbaum 11. Yankee Girl - David Steere 11. Resistance - LCDR R Cheseborough
12. Severn Star - Capt. Robert Steele 12. Runn - Michael Berner 12. Fairweather - Thomas Hagy
13. Wandelaar - S. Walker Jr. 13. Avatar - George Baker III 13. Sitzmark - Walter Neumann
14. Morning Light - A. Hull 14. Brigadoon - Robert Morton 14. Calypso - Cameron Clark Jr.
(WDR) Equation - John Potter 15. Marluva - Henry Wise Jr. 15. Foolscap - Arthur Hanson
(WDR) Sea Lion - Gilbert Verney 16. Perelandra - Charles Teetor 16. Barbara - A. Suse
(WDR) Early Dawn - F. Duffy

Class IV Class V
1. Arete - Charles Shumway 1. Fleetwind - Raymond Brown Jr.
2. Terrapin - C. Hartman II 2. Pageant - John Page
3. Babe - Arnold Gay 3. Summertime - Irwin Tyson
4. Cayenne - Donald Tate 4. Replique - Robert Bavier Jr.
5. Vixen - Albert Diesinger 5. Golden Hind - William Drake
6. Spindrift - David Saunders 6. Seeadler - Howard Read
7. Wainscott Flame - Stuyvesant Wainwright II 7. Euphoria - Bruce Bogert
8. Hirondelle - Henry Chance II 8. Sinsonte - John Fellows Jr.
9. Bat - W. Samuels 9. Alert - Robert Armstrong
10. Ariana - Henry Becton 10. Anodyne II - Harvey Weldon
11. Fantasy - Fred Hibberd 11. Fiddler of Maine - Robert Amory Jr.
12. Comtesse - E. LeCompte 12. September Song - S. Dayton Jr.
13. Dragon Lady - Elihu Allinson 13. Winsome - Frank Muller
14. Khira - S. Smith 14. Black Mallard - Franklin McRoberts
15. Kantara - L. Birdzell (WDR) Chanticleer - Larry Bulman
(WDR) Phoenix - Charles Coyer (WDR) Karinda Wright & Culver
(WDR) Vignette - Roger McAleer (WDR) Pisces -Thomas Vickery
(WDR) Zarabanda - William Tyler
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1971 Annapolis - Newport Race (91 entries)

SorceryJames French Baldwin’s ultralight Sorcery, a Cuthbertson & Cassian designed fiberglass 61’, took all the marbles in the 91 boat fleet. In a near repetition on the 1969 race, two big boats raced each other the whole way. Again Ted Turner’s 12-Meter, American Eagle, was participating in the duel, but this time she lost by 54 minutes. Third and 4th overall were two Admiral’s Cup boats; 56’, Yankee Girl, and 49’, Bay Bea, both Sparkman and Stephens designs.


Class I Class II Class III
1. Sorcery - James Baldwin 1. Bay Bea - Patrick Haggerty 1. Harpoon - Marck Ewing
2. American Eagle - R. Turner III 2. Aura - Wallace Stenhouse Jr. 2. Shadow II - Kack Zenks & Frank Batten
3. Yankee Girl - David Steere 3. Sitzmark - Walter Neumann 3. Soogie Moogie - James Castle
4. Dora - Williams 4. Challenge - Johnson 4. Conquest - Seaman
5. Windigo - Walter Gublemann 5. Solution - Ramsing 5. Dove - Greene
6. Charisma - Philips 6. Beth-a-Belle III - Hennessy 6. New World - Davis
7. Nepenthe - Learson 7. Rage - USNA 7. Cepheus III - Poor
8. Jubilee III - USNA 8. Beau Geste - Cassedy 8. Ill Wind - Charles Ill
9. Gesture - Hutchins 9. Salty Tiger - Frank & Powell 9. Lancetilla - Cameron
10. Anadarko - Kennedy 10. Grundoon - Grundy 10. Reindeer - E. Smith
11. Caper - USCGA 11. Puffin - Greeff 11. Firebrand - Bics
12. Brigadoon - Morton 12. Bandit - Van Metre 12. Man-O’-War - Valdes
13. Maradea - Coit 13. Mohawk - Snyder 13. Vitesse - Buress
(WDR) Pleione - Santry 14. Xanadu II - McKee 14. Puppet - Redmond
15. Sinn Fein - Walsh
16. Tantra - Chewning
17. Charisma - Beres
18. Chee Chee V - Handelman
19. Skylark - Decker
20. Sandia IV - Krise
21. Barbara - Susen
22. Foolscap - Hanson

Class IV Class V
1. Fling - Henry Chance II 1. Little Babe - Arnold Gay
2. Saltine - Robert Armstrong 2. Fleetwind - Raymond Brown Jr.
3. Persephone - William Greene 3. Polar Bear - Angus McIntyre
4. Tabasco - Barker 4. Mistress - Hilgendoroff
5. Sinn Fein - McGready 5. Pageant - Page
6. Prim - Gibbons-Neff 6. Barra - McNeil
7. Cayenne - Tate 7. Dionis - Hayden
8. Hermes - Lefco 8. Scoot - Dyer
9. Citadel - Nairn 9. Caroline - Benson
10. Vixen - Diesinger 10. Mary - McCullough
11. Spindrift - Saunders 11. Bellwether - Gleason
12. Naiad - Read 12. Anodyne II - Weldon
13. Jemel - Slingluff 13. Landsend - Crain
14. Chanticleer - Bulman & Parks 14. Souffle - Teague
15. Tantara - Birdzell 15. Rebel - Lee
16. Golden Hind - Drake 16. Reddi Fox III - Schlesinger
17. Wainscott Flame - Wainwright (WDR) Tuxn - Boulokos
18. Khira - Smith (WDR) Resolute - Gill
19. Vib - Ferris (WDR) Fairweather - Hagy
20. Dragon Lady - Allinson
21. Alcyone - Wright
(WDR) Sequin - Buttner
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1973 Annapolis - Newport Race (80 entries)

EquationEquation, Jack Potter’s 68’ ketch, set an elapsed time record for the 473 miles of 57 hours and 18 minutes, took top in fleet of the 81 starters, and the Class I award. Crew of the boat included 12 meter helmsmen; Bob McCullough, George Hinman, Don Browning, Vic Romagna, and Ed Cotter. The boat was, at the time, the biggest boat ever built to the IOR rule.

The race started in the Chesapeake with the wind on the nose at 18 knots. In the southern bay it built to 35 knots. At the Chesapeake Light, spinnakers were up in the fog. In the ocean, the wind shifted to the northeast and built to 40 knots. Equation sailed with a double-reefed main, a #4, a reefed mizzen, and no staysail. Equation finished just before the wind died after Block Island. If the wind had held, Al Van Metre’s 61’, Running Tide, would have caught Equation on corrected time. But it did not, and Equation won.

Class I Class II Class III
1. Equation - John Potter 1. Kate - Robert Hubner 1. Harpoon - Mark Ewing
2. Running Tide - Albert Van Metre 2. Mary Lee - H. Derrickson 2. Shadow - Frank Batten
3. Sorcery - James Baldwin 3. Aura - Wallace Stenhouse Jr. 3. Tantra - E. Chewning Jr.
4. Kahili II - Zurn 4. Kirsten - Rothe 4. Fun - Thomas Closs
5. Wandelaar - Walker 5. Zest - Pratt 5. Toscana - Swenson
6. Zephyros - Baringer 6. Destination - Hoyt 6. Beau Geste - Cassedy
7. La Forza del Destino - Raben 7. Jemel - Grant 7. Lejune II - Daneluzzi
8. Yankee Girl - Steere 8. Challenge - Johnson 8. Moonbeam - Rothschild
9. Congere - Koeppel 9. Fantasia - Pearson 9. Grundoon - Grundy
10. Aquarius - Willis 10. Rage - USNA 10. Foolscap - Hanson
11. Barlovento II - DuPont 11. Beth-a-Belle - Hennessy (WDR) Etoile - Sydnor
12. Outrage - USNA 12. Gesture II - Madden
13. Caper - USCG 13. Sitzmark - Neumann
14. Perelandra - Teetor
15. War Baby - Brown
(WDR) Chee Chee - Handelman

Class IV Class V
1. Merrythought - John King 1. Lightin’ - T. Turner
2. Cayenne - Donald Tate 2. The Magic Twanger - Anthony Parker
3. Caroline - Charles Benson 3. Titan - Dr. A. Patterson Jr.
4. Reindeer - E. Smith 4. Snallygaster - Stein
5. West Wind - Crobaugh 5. Circe - Newkirk & Magee
6. Black Mallard - McRoberts 6. Babe - Arnold Gay
7. Yellow Jacket - Bulman 7. Nicole - T. du'Pont
8. Black Jack - Liszka 8. Thunderer - Peach
9. Pageant - Page 9. Vib - Ferris
10. No Way - Donley 10. Poker Chip - Freeman
11. Hallelujah - Violette 11. Tabasco - Barker
12. Banshee - Almeida 12. Trumbull V - Tallman
13. Patience - Warden 13. Vixen - Diesinger
14. Ill Wind - Charles Ill 14. Yellowbird - Gill
15. Kahuna II - Leebrick 15. Content II - Touhey
16. Lancetilla - Cameron 16. Buldog Drummond - Stearns & Donald
17. Cyrene - Weldon 17. Khira - Smith
18. Puppet - Redmond 18. Dragon Lady - Allinson
19. Chance - Gundry (WDR) Gold Whale - Gordy
20. Ossipee - USCGA (WDR) Persephone - Greene
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1975 Annapolis - Newport Race (85 entries)

Bob Derecktor’s 54’, Salty Goose, won both fleet and Class I, racing against two Admiral Cup’s boats (Charisma and Tenacious), and the new Kialoa. Salty Goose just finished before the wind died. The next boat, Jesse Phillips’ Charisma, took 4 hours to cover the last 16 miles. The 85 boat fleet had a beat out of the Chesapeake and a beam reach in the ocean. Kialoa, flying her jibtop on her staysail rig, finished the race in 55 hours and 40 minutes, setting a new elapsed record. Ted Turner’s Tenacious was dis-masted near the Potomoc River.

Class I Class II Class III
1. Salty Goose - Robert Derecktor 1. Charisma - Jesse Phillips 1. Chasseur - Frank Snyder
2. Kialoa - John Kilroy 2. Miss Wick - Tad Stanwick 2. Wizard - Richard Coons
3. Running Tide - A. Van Metre Jr. 3. Windliese - William Gahagan 3. Harpoon - Mark Ewing
4. Tempest - Eric Ridder 4. Hokulele - Livingston 4. Jubilee - Fisher & Ramsing
5. Safari - Paul Adams 5. Aura - Stenhouse 5. Yellow Jacket - Bulman
6. La Forza del Destino - Raben 6. Insurgente - Sander, USNA 6. Sitzmark - Neumann
7. Yankee Girl - Steere 7. Dyna - Ewing 7. Blue Angel - Groo
8. Congere - Koeppel 8. Outrage - Messick USNA 8. Toscana - Swenson
9. Gannet - Wickersham 9. No Way - Donley 9. Ranger - Kilbourn, USNA
10. War Baby - Brown 10. Etoile - Sydnor 10. Reindeer - E. Smith
(RET) Venceremos - Lee 11. Wandelaar - Walker 11. Kahuna II - Lebrick
12. Fun - Closs Sr. & Jr. 12. Blackjack - Liska
13. Avenger - Davis, USNA 13. Allons - Anderson
14. Beau Geste - Fry 14. Lejune II - Daneluzzi
(RET) Tenacious - Turner 15. Banshee - Almeida
16. Xanadu II - Clark
17. Shadow - Batten

Class IV Class V
1. Gaylark - Kaighn Smith MD 1. Goodly Fare - James Whittemore
2. Tramp - E. James Jr. 2. Vamp - Robert Doyle
3. Cayenne - Tate 3. The Magic Twanger - Arnold Gay
4. Titan - Patterson 4. Pride - Leonard
5. Pirate - McIlhenny 5. Rappahannock - Hulcher
6. Ariel - Hughes 6. Stegosaurus - Stege
7. Tern - Usiskin 7. Crocadile - Carter
8. Bluebird - Kohlhepp 8. Andiano Robin - Raby
9. Vib - Ferris 9. Ginger - Lampman
10. Celerite - Mynderse 10. Cascade - Milgram
11. Circe - Newkirk 11. Tinker Toy - Scaborough & Fletcher
12. Cavalier - Hepler 12. Revenge - Peach
13. Cricket - Birney 13. Pitfire - Maver
14. Anthem - Geis 14. Quintessance - Michaelson
15. Chance - Gundry 15. Soogie Moogie - Castle
16. Sundowner - Corey 16. Calliope - Lewis
17. Swift - Chenault, USNA 17. Prince of Donegal - O’Donnell
18. Vigilant - Howard, USNA 18. Barra - McNeil
19. Sandia IV - Krise 19. Volta - Van Liew
20. Langsyne - McAteer 20. Quantum - Greene
21. Gold Whale - Gordy
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1977 Annapolis-Newport Race (79 entries)

Described as "the longest, the slowest, and certainly the dullest and most frustrating" ever for the 79 entries, this edition of the race was won by Jack Knife, a Ron Holland designed Two-Tonner, which beat Randy Scarborough’s Chance-designed, Wildflower, by less than five minutes. The start was in clear skies with a blustery nor’wester gusting to 25 knots. Spinnakers and bloopers stretched from one shore of the Chesapeake to the other. The wind died and then went into the southeast and blew some more. It looked like a fast race. Then, for two days, the fleet beat towards Newport in light northeasterlies, punctuated by calms. Fog, glassy seas, and fitful winds were common. The first over the line, Tempest, an 80’ ketch, was 24 hours behind the course record of 56 hours.


Class I Class II Class III
1.Tempest - Eric Ridder 1. Jubilee - Chris Fisher 1. Jack Knife - Jack Greenberg
2. Yankee Girl - David Steere 2. Merrythought - John King 2. Wildflower - Randy Scarborough
3. Guerriere - D. Gearing, USNA 3. Tatoosh - Robert Hutton 3. Madcap - Charles Leighton
4. Congere - Raymond Brown 4. Recluta - Walter Hanson 4. Big Schott - Mel Schott
5. Syren - R. Dibbink, USNA 5. Mandate - Morgan Barker 5. Wildfire - Preston Smith
6. Gannet - James Wickersham 6. Aysel - Robert Morton 6. Red Breast - Morton Saunders
7. Venceremos - Arthur Lee 7. Patriot - USNA/L. Konrad 7. Golden Girl - John Hill
8. Demon - Albert Gilson 8. Surge - J. Little & P. Clempner 8. Titan - A. Patterson
9. Inverness - Comm. R. McCullough 9. Reindeer - E. Smith 9. Sundowner - Samuel Corey
10. Zephyr - Eugene Snyder 10. Cricket - James White
11. Toscana - Eric Swenson 11. Cavalier - John Hepler
12. Prim - Morton Gibbons- Neff 12. Kahuna II - Paul Leebrick
13. Immigrant - William McAteer 13. Stinger - Thomas Wentz
14. Content II - Carl Touhey 14. Papillon - Edward Skinner
15. Festive Mood - John Gibson 15. Alert - J. Storvick, USNA
16. Hokulele - S. Livingston 16. Vib - William Ferris
17. Banshee - Robert Almeida
18. Ripple - C. Stone, USCG

Class IV Class V
1. Yellow Jacket - Bulman, Scholz, & Winston 1. Dandy - H. Nyberg, USNA
2. Goldfish - Harquail & Zinn 2. Fun - T. Closs & T. Closs Jr.
3. Gaylark - Kaighn Smith 3. Vitesse - Carroll Buress
4. Captain Cool - Noel Coon 4. Wainscott Folly - Jonathan Ingham
5. Vixen - Albert Diesinger 5. Paddington Bear - C. Blackwell
6. Muskrat - J. Thompson & T. Lucke 6. Resolute - R. Faulkner, USNA
7. Goodly Fere - James Whitmore 7. Frolic - R. O’Sullivan, USNA
8. Mandala - John Zeren 8. Vigilant - R. Sutter, USNA
9. Fair American - Robert Julian, USNA
10. Circe - Thomas Newkirk
11. Firebrand - P. Ozinek, USNA
12. Manu Forti - E. McKee
13. Gin - Allen Davies
14. Easterly - William East
15. Anthem - Peter Geis
16. Cygnet - John Lampman
17. Angelique - Charles Granville
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1979 Annapolis-Newport Race (76 entries)

First to finish - Ondine, Sumner A. Long, 67 hours and 22 minutes
Overall winner on corrected time - Tenacious, Ted Turner

Class I Class II Class III
1. Tenacious - Ted Turner 1. Obsession - Nichols/Doyle
1. Yellow Jacket - Larry Bulman
2. Ondine - Sumner A. Long 2. Flying Cloud - Raymond M. Brown Jr. 2. Twain - Millard Pierce
3. Inverness - R. W. McCullough 3. Zephyr - Eugene Snyder Jr. 3. Sweet Chariot - Berl Bernhard
4. Running Tide - Al Van Metre 4. Congere - Bevin Koeppel 4. Magic - James Marenakos
5. Pleione - Arthur J. Santry Jr. 5. Fiddler - Alfred Van Liew 5. Curlew - Smith/Smith Jr.
6. Cayenne - Donald L. Tate 6. Arete - Charles Shumway 6. Liberty - USNA/Vann
7. Scaramouche - David D. Stere 7. Jack Knife - S. Thompson Wheatley 7. My Way - Katherine Leland
8. Tempest - Eric Ridder 8. Wildflower - Randle
Scarborough
8. Taniwha - Harry Anderson Jr.
9. Congere - Bevin D. Koeppel 9. Tabasco - Robert Aron 9. Wahoo - Henry Fretz
10. Desperado - John C. Tuttle 10. Patriot - USNA/Saylor 10. Circe - Thomas Newkirk
11. Immigrant - Bill McAteer 11. Red Breast - Morton Saunders 11. Pursuit - USNA/Carr
12. Alliance - USNA/Mathison 12. Easterly - William East 12. Barefoot Contessa - David Fisher
13. Circus Maximus - Raby/Ritrer 13. Mandate - Morgan Barker 13. Gin - Allen Davies
14. Valkyrie - Norman Owens 14. Geraldine - Joseph McCarthy Jr.
15. Chance - Hart Beaver 15. Shenandoah - Francis Iglehart
16. Reprisal - USNA/Fitzpatrick 16. Blackjack - Victor Liszka

Class IV Class V
1. Arcadia - R. G. Stone Jr. 1. Gaylark - Kaighn Smith
2. Brass Ring - Nicholas Schaus 2. Vixen - Albert Diesinger Jr.
3. Resolution - Shepley/Timken 3. Ill Wind - Charles Ill
4. Prim - Morton Gibbons-Neff Jr. 4. Mandala - John Zeren
5. Vib - William Ferris 5. Honey - Alan Franck
6. Reindeeer - E. Newbold Smith 6. Xanadu II - Bates McKee
7. Fun - Closs/Closs Jr. 7. Flirt - USNA/Pirozzi
8. Mame - Steele Griswold 8. Shearwater - USNA/Beck
9. Kahuna II - Paul Leebrick Jr. 9. Restless - USNA/Wilbert
10. Insurgente - USNA/Jaques 10. Intrepid - USNA/Mowins
11. Cricket - James White 11. Swift - USNA/Wray
12. Carib Owl - Charles Owens 12. Lively - USNA/Van Der Werken
13. Sundowner - Samuel Corey (RET) Active - USNA/Reichert
14. Vitesse - Carroll Buress (RET) Alert - USNA/Wright
15. Golden Girl - John Hill (RET) Frolic - USNA/Wetherald
16. Bean Sloop - Robert Young (RET) Restless - Alfred Lovell
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1980s - 1990s

1981 Annapolis-Newport Race (73 entries)

First to finish - Flyer in 78 hours and 52 minutes
Overall fleet winners on corrected time - Impasse (IOR), Mandate (MHS)

Class I (IOR) Class II (IOR) Class III (IOR)
1. Running Tide - A. Van Metre 1. Impasse - W. Packer 1. Invictus - B. Bernhard
2. Boomerang - G. Coumantaros 2. Immigrant - W. McAteer 2. Goldfish - Harquail & Zinn
3. Congere - B. Koeppel 3. Wildflower - R. Scarborough 3. Albemarle Pippin - R. Scott
4. Tempest - E. Ridder 4. Red Breast - M. Sunders 4. Avenger - Hilarides, NASS
5. Cayenne - D. Tate 5. Dynamo - G. Moog 5. Hawke - Patton, NASS
6. Morning Star - J. Amborse Jr. 6. Merrythought - J. King 6. Cricket - E. White
7. Flyer - C. Van Reitschoten 7. Foxfire - McGraw, USCGA 7. Circe - T. Newkirk
8. Blithe Spirit - P. Hayes Jr. 8. Patriot - O'Brien, USNA 8. Outlaw - E. Smith
(WDR) Kialoa - J. Kirby 9. Willowwind - L. Waken 9. Loose - R. Rohman
10. Gin - A. Davies 10. Cold Gold - D. Breen
(WDR) Pageant - J. Page 11. Caper - S. Hiltabidle
12. Waterway - E. Crowley
13. Driven - R. Duncan
14. Ginny Lee - J. Tate
(WDR) Slingshot - W. Atwill

Class IV (MHS) Class V (MHS)
1. Mandate - M. Barker 1. Gaylark - K. Smith
2. Reindeer - E. Smith 2. Allons - G. Anderson
3. Mareva II - Campbell, USCGA 3. Impulsive - D. White
4. Toscana - E. Swenson
4. Sundowner - S. Corey
5. Resolution - Shelpey & Timken 5. Frolic - Pescatore, NASS
6. Festive Mood - J. Gibson 6. Flyway - O. Reid
7. Fun - Closs & Closs Jr. 7. Vigilant - Simpson, NASS
8. Constellation - Nolan, NASS 8. Sundance - F. Wadsworth
9. Easterly - W. East 9. Pegasus - W. Passano
10. Andrea - H. Clark 10. Shishi - G. Stricker
11. Vib - W. Ferris 11. Dandy - Hire, NASS
12. Spitfire - Doherty, NASS 12. Bean' Sloop - R. Young
13. Pursuit - N. Dawley 13. Happy - H. Nehms
14. Kahuna II - J. Leebrick 14. Buster Brown - J. Brown
15. Circe - E. Greene (WDR) gold Rush - H. Donaldson
16. Insurgente - Craver, NASS (WDR) Mischief - Ferguson & Killian
17. Papillon - Skinner & White (WDR) Kidaal - R. Bisgyer
18. Thunder - W. Grout (WDR) Shenandoah - F. Inglehart
19. Pamir - F. Curren (WDR) Suzanne - T. Strange
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1983 Annapolis-Newport Race (72 entries)

First to finish - Running Tide, 87 hours and 20 minutes
First in fleet on corrected time - Esprit (IOR), Gaylark (MHS), Blitz (PHRF)

Class I (IOR) Class II (IOR) Class III (IOR)
1. Running Tide - Albert Van Metre 1. Esprit - Peter Van Arsdale 1. Sugar - Scott Allan & Brad Parket
2. Toscana - Eric Swenson 2. Merrythought - Jack King 2. Invictus - Bernhard & Leebrick
3. Cayenne - Donald Tate 3. Hoppin' Gator - S. Thomas Wheatley 3. Bludfish - Alan Harquail
4. Morning Light - USNA/Smith 4. Dawn Treader - Lawrence Cohen 4. Driven - Michael Duncan
5. Wunder Bear - Clarence Blackwell 5. Brandwine - USNA/Gross 5. Spindrift - David Saunders
6. Thorin - Richard Terhorst 6. Dancer - E. Sydnor 6. Blue Yankee - Robert Towse
7. Patriot - USNA/Edwards 7. Razzle Dazzle - Irwin & Barton 7. Slingshot - William Atwell
8. Blithe Spirit - Paul Hayes 8. Firebrand - Chris Kramer 8. Yellow Jacket - Larry Bulman
9. Bay Bea - USNA/O'Brien 9. Ace - Dennis Gorley 9. Caper - Stephen Hiltabidle
(RET) - Tempest 10. Mareva II - USCGA/McGraw 10. Alaris - Nicholas Iliff
11. Aphoencicius - Edward J. Anderson 11. Ramrod - Bert Jabin
12. Priority One - Jack Weis 12. Orange Blosson - Robert & Todd Johnston
13. By - Benson & Farley
14. Floating Prime - Sweetser & Huffman
(RET) Limit Move - William Wenck Jr.

Class IV (MHS) Class V (MHS) Class VI (PHRF)
1. Donnybrook - James Muldoon 1. Gaylark - Kaighn Smith 1. Blitz - Eric Smith
2. Constellation - USNA/Moran 2. Full Cry - Robert Crompton 2. Havoc - W. Colburn Jr.
3. Fun - Closs/Closs 3. Bodacious - Ted Repplier 3. Sara B - R. Price III
4. Andrea - Hays Clark 4. Obsession - Peter Rittman 4. Sprite - Rydor & Price
5. Insurgente - USNA/Watson 5. Orient Express - Frederick Hoerner 5. Intention 2 - Joel Auerbach
6. Pursuit - Norman L. Dawley 6. Gin - Allen Davies
6. Counterpoint - John W. Cane
7. Springbok - David A. Rosow 7. Ecstasy - Konrad Murrer 7. Honey - Alan Frank
8. Aeolus - Anthony Chiurco 8. Fearless - USNA/Webster (RET) Caper - Steve Sanders
9. Arcadaia - Robert G. Stone Jr. 9. Swallow - John Brooks
10. Spitfire - USNA/Rabuse 10. Shenanigans - Bruce Buckheit
11. Avenger - USNA/Henderson 11. Frolic - USNA/Quist
(RET) Reindeer - E. Smith 12. Flirt - USNA/Buck
(RET) Cara - Michael Kettenbach
(RET) Festive Mood - John Gibson
(RET) Spirit - James Douglass
(RET) Ice Company - Ashby Reardon Jr.
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1985 Annapolis-Newport Race (55 entries)

First to finish - Blade Runner in 77 hours and 47 minutes
First in fleet on corrected time - Silver Star (IOR), Invictus (MHS)

Class I (IOR) Class II (IOR)
1. Silver Star - D. Clarke
1. Gator - T. Wheatley
2. Dr. Feelgood - S. Hillman 2. Shenandoah - C. Carra
3. Uptown Girl - James Scott 3. Crecendo - S. Hiltabidle
4. Blade Runner - A. Van Metre 4. Uh-Oh - C. Smith Jr.
5. Air Mail - D. Saunders 5. Blue Yankee - R. Towse Jr.
6. Immigrant - W. McAteer 6. Faces - L. Martin
7. That Cat - E. Anderson 7. Auf Gehts - W. Miller
8. Flyway - O. Reid 8. Driven - R. Duncan
9. Vengeance - Doyle, USNA 9. Windquest - J. Defelice
10. Hunter - Christman, USNA 10. Moonlighter - M. O'Neil
11. Wunder Bear - C. Blackwell 11. Slingshot - Dr. W. Atwill
12. Fury - Strong, USNA
13. Toscana - E. Swenson
14. Dancer - E. Sydnor
15. Nimbus - J. Brooks
16. Syncopation - J. Georges

Class III (MHS) Class IV (MHS)
1. Invictus - B. Bernhard 1. Quicksliver - Sinnickson & Saylor
2. Bravo - C. Dolan 2. Gaylark - Dr. K. Smith
3. Donnybrook - J. Muldoon 3. Bodacious - T. Repplier
4. Cinnabar - L. Partida 4. Anthem - Peter Geis
5. Thorin - R. Terhorst 5. Snow White - Capt. E Shuman III
6. Semper Fidelis - Grieco, USNA
6. Blue Fish - Alan Harquail
7. Morning Light - Capt. J. Bonds, USNA 7. Impeccable Chaos - J. Somerset
8. Constellation - J. O'Donnell 8. Stinger - C. Smith
9. Store Bought Woman - E. Steadman 9. Festive Mood - J. Gibson
10. Buster Brown - J. Brown III 10. Dolphin - D. Goodliffe
11. Donalinda - S. Dunbar 11. Allons - G. Anderson
12. Aeolus - A. Chiurco 12. Marjorie - R. Cosel Jr.
13. Blud Jay - Wilson & Norris 13. Giant Step - C. Banks
14. Counterpoint - Cdr. J. Cane
15. Sea Witch - E. Lanahan
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1987 Annapolis-Newport Race (68 entries)

A race record which stood until 1999 was set in this running of the race by Starlight Express, a Santa Cruz 70. She finished in 53 hours and 31 minutes, beating the previous record of 55 hours and 40 minutes.

Class I (IOR) Class II (IOR) Class III (IMS)
1. Starlight Express - B. Eissner 1. Rampage - R. Richmond 1. Bravo - J. Dolan
2. Gem - W. Ziegler III 2. Phantom - S. Carroll 2. Reindeer - E. Smith
3. Congere - B. Koeppel 3. Conspiracy - Cahoots Synd. 3. Morning Light - J. McNerney
4. That Cat - E. Anderson 4. Euroclass - D. White 4. Hunter - T. Maxfield
5. Vengence - J. Duke Jr.
5. Rascal - R. McCrane 5. Thorin - R. Terhorst
6. Fury - M. Hosken 6. Chablis - J. Veasy 6. Donnybrook - J. Muldoon
7. Seahawk - T. CLark 7. Dr. Degage - B. & J. Johnson 7. Constellation - A. Calandra
(WDN) Jack Knife - J. Greenberg 8. Cinnabar - Midn M. Maglin
(WDN) Restitution - W. Simmons Jr. 9. Conquest - L. Zaccardi
(WDN) Ciro - De Sole & Zwingel

Class IV (IMS) Class V (IMS)
1. Pirate Twin - D. Flyn 1. Blue Fish - A. Harquail
2. Lyra - D. Gregory 2. Crescendo - S. Hiltabidle
3. Prelude - W. Shelhorse 3. Invictus - B. Bernard
4. Desiree - L. Sitar 4. Blitz - E. Smith
5. Evelution - CAD 1/C B. Brown 5. P.O.S.H. - E. Stoer
6. Synergis - W. Pletcher Jr. 6. Anthem - P. Geiss
7. Madam X - G. Wilson Jr. 7. Battlewagon - J. Hanna
8. Longtail - P. Bell 8. Stinger - Stinger Syn.
9. Anejo - W. Wilde 9. Allons - G. Anderson
10. Aeolus - A. Chiurco 10. Festive Mood - I. Gibson
11. Vixen - G. Cowan 11. Shenanigans - B. Buckheit
12. Striker - D. Hale 12. Pollywanna Cracker - L. Kumins
(WDN) Elske - P. Hutchinson
(WDN) Tolerance - R. Duncan
(WDN) Great Shoal - W. Alder
(WDN) Pistol Pete - C. & D. Heller

Class VI (PHRF) Class VII (PHRF)
1. Morpheus - R. Kitz 1. Eight Ball - D. Huff Jr.
2. Blue Max - P. Mraz 2. Spirit - J. Douglass
3. Snow White - E. Shuman III (DNF) Kristine - J. White
4. Jamm'd - F. Danovitz (DNF) Bwana - R. Boyle
5. Motley - B. Tomasek (DNF) Integrity - H. Meneely Jr.
6. Morning Star - K. Klotz (WDN) Ludvik - A. Antingri
(WDN) Fete Accompli - R. Johnson (WDN) Sea Mouse - A. Barbey
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1989 Annapolis-Newport Race (46 entries)

First to finish - Congere, B. Koeppel, 79 hours and 30 minutes
Corrected time winners - Dragon Fire (IMS), Congere (IOR), and Snow White (PHRF)



Class I (IOR) Class II (IMS) Class III (IMS)
1. Congere - B. Koeppel 1. Encore - J. Dolan 1. Dragon Fire - D. Elliman
2. Sea Hawk - Ens. D. Nolan 2. Scaramouche - W. Allardice III 2. Lotus - Lotus Syn.
3. Roll'em - A. Conyway 3. Reindeer - E. Smith 3. Dauntless - M. Rose
4. Insurgente - S. Selkirk 4. Crescendo - S. Hiltabidle
5. Conquest - P. Lehardy 5. Invictus - B. Bernard
6. Donnybrook - J. Muldoon 6. Fearless - S. Verner
7. Morning Light - D. Gordillo 7. Total Eclipse - G. & K. Rossow
8. Chasseur - F. Snyder 8. Hot Spit - J. Capron
9. Cinnabar - Ens. C. Owens 9. Soogie-Moogie - 2/C R. Wilcox
10. Delta-7 - A. Davies 10. Striker - D. Hale

Class IV (IMS) Class V (PHRF) Class VI (PHRF)
1. Insight - Harquail & Johns 1. Snow White - B. Shuman 1. Terrific - O. Tom-Felde
2. Seajaw II - W. Demas 2. Prim - H. Gibbons-Neff 2. La Panacee - E. Rowthers
3. Bam - G. Smernoff 3. Ptarmigan - L. Dickie 3. Wisp - A. Turowski
4. Anthem - P. Geis 4. Jamm'd - F. Danovitz 4. Southern Yankee - B. Murray
5. Saker - T. Kirkpatrick 5. Tigress - R. Waldschmitt 5. Bwana - B. Boyle
6. Mustang Sally - S. Gunther 6. Lickety Split - C. Harker 6. Integrity - H. Meneely
7. Flashdancer - R. Horn 7. Hunter - T. Sandeno
8. 4 Color - A. Perni Jr. 8. Northern Lights - T. Lomax
9. Rascal - G. Stricker
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1991 Annapolis-Newport Race (55 entries)

The 473-miles (with 55 boats racing in three IMS and three PHRF handicap classes) saw at least 12 teams, most of who were in Class V PHRF - the smallest boats in the race - withdrawing from the race after experiencing difficulty in heavy weather offshore, followed by a calm near the finish

First over the finish line, at 11:24 p.m. Monday, was New Yorker Bevin Koeppel's Pedrick 82, Congere, the largest boat in the race. This Congere, originally Australian financier Alan Bond's, Drum Beat, was a replacement of the previous Congere, which took line honors in the 1989 Annapolis to Newport Race.



Class I (IMS) Class II (IMS) Class III (IMS)
1. Bully - Richard Heffering 1. High Noon - Arthur Conway 1. Rake Hell - Robert O'Connor
2. Congere - Bevin Koeppel 2. Avanti - Frank Schinco 2. Swift - Ens. Pete Young
3. Donnybrook - James Muldoon 3. Cinnabar - Ens. John Grierson 3. Wahoo - Henry Fretz
4. Challenge America - Robert E. Turner IV 4. Mischievous - Trey Fitzgibbons 4. Lively - Ens. Garron Morri
5. Guivain - Robert Schyberg 5. Fun - Thomas Closs Jr. 5. Crescendo - Stephen Hiltabidle
6. First Light - George Wilson
6. Ariel - James Thompson 6. Flirt - Ens. Rob Glenn
7. Pursuit - Norman Dawley 7. Etoile - Eugene Syndor (RET) Bodacious - Ted Repplier
8. lchiban - Nance Frank (RET) Delta 7 - Allen Davies (RET) Shahrazad - John Wenzel
9. Matchless - Buie Sewell (HNF) Anthem - Peter Geis
(HNF) Insight - Herquail & Johns Syndicate
(HNF) Strike - Russ Hale


Class IV (PHRF) Class V (PHRF) Class VI (PHRF non-spinnaker)
1. Snow White - Ned Shuman 1. P.O.S.H. - Eric Stoer 1. Nine - Thomas Richter
2. Total Eclipse - Gary & Karen Rossow 2. Valkyrie - Ron Peterson 2. Tempest - Henry Pitts
3. Caledonian - Peter Gordon 3. Sails Call - Richard Baucom (RET) Katan Ann - Don Ross
4. Three Cheers -Siemers & Krolak Syndicate (HNF) Jaguar - Eugene Horn
5. Nighthawk - Wayne Fisher (HNF) Schmaus - Rolfe Glover
6. lnvictus - Berl Bernhard (HNF) Wisp - Art Turowski
(RET) Terrific - Olaf Tom-Felde HNF Carousel - Louis Oswald
(RET) Moxie - George Collins (RET) Patricia Jane - Earl Linn
(RET) Bandana - C. Benson (RET) Sea Pup - William Mullan
(DNF) Airborne - Edward Kane (RET) Katsura - M. Mintz
(DNF) Crackerjack - Alan Krulisch (RET) Waranatoo - H. Van Der Woude
(DNF) Allegra - P. Malinoff (RET) Integrity - Henry Meneely
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1993 Annapolis-Newport Race (55 entries)

Foundation First to finish was Donnybrook (ex-Starlight Express, a Santa Cruz 70 owned by Jim Muldoon, in 64 hours and 20 minutes. Corrected time winners were Foundation (Hinkley 42) owned by Masato Fujimaki, in IMS, and Swift from the US Naval Academy, in PHRF.

Class I (IMS) Class II (IMS) Class III (PHRF)
1. High Noon - Arthur Conway 1. Foundation - Masato Fujimaki 1. Stormking - Brenton Halsey
2. Reindeer - E. Smith 2. Crescendo - S. Hiltabidle 2. Jager - Edgar Cato
3. Now - Allen Davies 3. Ariel - James Thompson 3. Bandana - Charles Benson
4. J.A.R.D. Loose - Dick Rohman 4. Avanti - Frank Schinco 4. Patriot - Patrick Seidel
5. Sundog - P. & K. Parks 5. Three Cheers - Siemers & Krolak 5. Skimmer - John McDonald
6. Wonder - Stephan Vandyck 6. Rampage - USCGA 6. Quadrille - Nicolas Brown
7. Guacho - Peter Jordon 7. Constellation - USNA 7. Insurgent - USNA
8. Aurora - Skip Sheldon 8. Anthem - Peter Geis 8. First Light - George Wilson
9. Congere - Bevin Koeppel 9. Malacara II - Wenceslao Bunge 9. Cat's Paw - William White

10. Strange Attraction - James Ramsey 10. Moxie III - George Collins
11. Donnybrook - James Muldoon

Class IV (PHRF) Class V (PHRF) Class VI (PHRF non- spinnaker)
1. Swift - USNA 1. Oprion - Mark Stevens 1. Iretsu - Terry Wanner
2. Lively - USNA 2. Snow White - Ned Schuman 2. Avatar - S. Kew
3. Flirt - USNA 3. Spirit - Andrew Laus (RET) Bear - David Berry
4. Vigilant - USNA 4. Allegra - Perry Moiznoff
5. Incessant - Paul Kaplan 5. Upbeat - Owen Smith
6. Challenge - R. Norris 6. Asbury McClain - Glenn & Williams
7. Electra - Andrew Wilson II 7. Wisp - Art Turowski
8. Lickety Split - Charles Harker 8. Southerly - Philip Welsh
9. Falcon - Sam Snyder 9. Cayenne - Antonio Sanpere
10. Strike - Russel Hale 10. Tempest - Henry Pitrs
11. Nirvana - M. Maholchic (RET) Patricia Jane - Earl Linn
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1995 Annapolis-Newport Race (54 entries)

By Bill Wagner, The Capital Newspaper, Annapolis

Every Annapolis-to-Newport race produces a few winners and a few losers and this year's event was no different. Local boats who qualified as winners included Three Cheers, Javelin, Crescendo, True North and Trepidation. Javelin, a Palmer Johnson 77 owned by Chevy Chase resident and Annapolis Yacht Club member Larry Bulman, finished first in PHRF III class and first in fleet on corrected time. It was the first overall victory for Bulman, who has competed in Annapolis-to-Newport since 1963.

Bulman, who won class honors twice (1977, 1979) aboard a Morgan One-Ton, took advantage of Javelin's large sail area to make outstanding time downwind during the Atlantic Ocean portion of the race to finish in three days, 21 hours, 34 minutes and one second. Javelin, a cruiser-racer that was built in 1981, rates well for its size and thus corrected to 3:15:08:46. "We were only the sixth boat out of the bay so I was a bit concerned at that point,'' Bulman said. "But we did everything right in the ocean and really stretched out a lead. We had the big spinnaker up and the breeze was a bit off the water so having a 113-foot mast certainly helped.''

With three spacious staterooms, three heads and a roomy galley/dining area, Javelin probably was the most comfortable yacht in the race. "I like the boat because I can race it and cruise it and enjoy both,'' said Bulman, who bought Javelin last June from a European owner and docks it at Arnie Gay's Yard. "I think one of the reasons for the decline in offshore racing is that the pure racing boats simply aren't comfortable. That's not a problem with this boat.''

True North, a Serendipity 43 owned by Annapolis resident Mark Myers, finished second in PHRF III and fourth in class with a corrected time of 3:15:54:41. It was the first offshore race Myers has entered in the three years he's owned True North, which was built in 1979 and spent several years campaigning in the Southern Ocean Racing Circuit. "I was excited about the challenge and I'm pleasantly surprised we did so well,'' said Myers, whose only previous offshore experience came as crew for the Marion-Newport race. "I know it sounds trite, but all the credit goes to the crew. In a distance race you're very reliant on the crew so it's important to make sure you have good people with you.'' Myers was thrilled to have as a watch captain Maine native Ed White, the first person he ever sailed with. Annapolis residents Eric Smith, Shane Zwingelberg and Brad Cole were also aboard.

Crescendo, a Farr 37 owned by Arnold resident Dr. Steve Hiltabidle, won PHRF Class IV and corrected to second in fleet just seven minutes behind Javelin. Dr. Hiltabidle, a veteran of 11 Annapolis-to-Newport races, made decent time out of the Chesapeake Bay compared to most of the fleet. "We went as far east as we could and we picked up a shore breeze that kept us moving a bit while the boats in the middle of the bay were sitting still,'' said Dr. Hiltabidle, current commodore of Annapolis Yacht Club. "Once we got in the ocean we hugged the Virginia shoreline and finally got lifted up toward the rhumb line.'' An inspiring performance was turned in by Trepidation, a Peterson 34 owned by Annapolis native Tom Carrico. Trepidation, the smallest boat in the fleet and just one foot above the minimum length for entry, braved upwards of 20 knot winds in the ocean to finish second in Class V. Angus Phillips, sailing writer for the Washington Post, served as navigator for longtime friend Carrico. Another outstanding effort came from Three Cheers, a J/35 co-owned by Howard Siemers and Joe Krolak. Three Cheers finished second in IMS I and fifth in class.

Donnybrook, the Santa Cruz 70 owned by AYC member Jim Muldoon, didn't fare so well. For the second straight Annapolis-to-Newport Donnybrook was first to finish, but corrected to ninth in IMS I class and 13th in fleet.

Donnybrook had lodged a protest seeking a time reduction for its run-in with a Navy missile testing exercise. Muldoon and crew lost approximately two hours when they were ordered to motor out of a restricted area. Unfortunately the race committee ruled there was no provision for such an incident. Time allowances can only be awarded for yachts that effect a rescue or otherwise provide aid to a troubled vessel.

This year's Annapolis-to-Newport was in effect two races. Race one was an agonizing trip down the Chesapeake Bay that took Donnybrook 28 hours and Trepidation 38. Between Smith Island and the target ships the entire 50-boat fleet had to anchor for several hours to avoid being swept backwards by tide in the totally becalmed conditions. Race two was an exhilarating run up the Atlantic Ocean to Newport that saw most of the fleet flying along under spinnaker for at least 20 hours.

Class I (IMS) Class II (IMS) Class III (PHRF)
1. Blue Yankee - Robert Towse 1. Reindeer - E. Smith 1. Javelin - Lawrence Bulman
2. Wonder - Stephen Van Dyck 2. Three Cheers - Howard Siemers 2. True North - Mark Myers
3. High Noon - Arthur Conway 3. Rampage - USCGA 3. Hissar - Edgar Cato
4. Guacho - Peter Gordon 4. Momentum - Lee Krow 4. Moxie - George Collins
5. Now - Allen Davies 5. Steamboat - USCGA 5. Bang - USNA
6. Suzanne Marie - Gerald Dowling (RET) Pandora - Gary Kilroy 6. Zephry 2 - David Shaeffer
7. Success - USNA (RET) Rafinee - Arthur Edwards 7. Bandana - Charles Benson
8. Donnybrook - James Muldoon (RET) Alix - Lewis Wallner 8. Silent Running - Nicholas Worth
9. Etiole III - Eugene Sydnor 9. Nora y Cristobal - Scott Silver
(RET) Dragon Fly - Jeffrey Klein
(RET) Vamp - Leonard Sitar

Class IV (PHRF) Class V (PHRF)
1. Crescendo - Stephen Hiltable 1. Nicole - T. DuPont
2. Incessant - Paul Kaplan 2. Trepidation - Tom Carrico
3. Snow White - Edwin Shuman II 3. Obsession - James Ward
4. Frogleap - Edwin Muth 4. Dear Friend - Bill Kardash
5. Blue Max - Paul Mraz 5. Wisp - Art Turowski
6. Stinger - Freitag & Slifes 6. Simpatico - William Riley
7. Lickety Split - Charles Harker 7. Synchronicity - Colin Golder
8. Nirvana - Mike Maholchic 8. Rainbow's End - Bill Kirsch
9. Jullani - Donald Rappaport 9. Spirit - Bacroiz & Richmond
(RET) Iretsu - Terry Wagner (RET) Touche - Robert Dickey
(RET) Marathon - Berl Bernhard (RET) Tempest - Henry Pitts
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1997 Annapolis-Newport (45 entries)

Forty-five boats competed in the 25th running of the Annapolis to Newport race. The first day was a slow beat down the Chesapeake with most boats sitting off the Patuxent River for several hours. The wind finally filled in from the northwest during the evening and built to 20 knots on the nose as the boats left the Chesapeake and rounded the Chesapeake Light. The wind held for another few hours and then went light, to 5-7 knots. It didn’t seem to matter whether boats stayed inshore or went off-shore – most merged together as they got off New York City. Then the wind came from behind, helping the smaller, slower boats catch up. The first boat to finish, Trader, an Andrews 70 from Michigan, arrived in Newport on Tuesday in the early afternoon, followed by Jim Muldoon’s new Donnybrook three hours later. Trader’s elapsed time was just over three days. The last boat finished on Wednesday afternoon, making this race a slow one for the first-to-finish, but a fast race for having all the boats finished by Wednesday afternoon.

Best elapsed time – Trader, Fred Detweiler, Grosse Point, MI
IMS best corrected time – Bingo! (NY 36) , Charles Lea, Portsmouth, NH
PHRF best corrected time – Adventurer, (Gulfstar 44), Arthur Birney, Washington, DC

Class I (IMS) Class II (IMS) Class III (PHRF)
1. Bingo! - Charles Lea 1. Rampage - USCGA 1. Adventurer - Arthur Birney
2. Panther - Jim Rogers 2. Alix - Lewis Wallner II 2. Dear Friend - Bill Kardash
3. Morgan of Marietta - Colin Golder 3. Bulldog - USNA 3. Sanderling - Jerry Ormsby
4. True North - Mark Myers 4. Reindeer - E. Smith 4. Nicole - T. duPont
(RET) Veritas - Philip Hutchinson 5. Wonder - Stephen Van Dyck 5. Rendezvous - Rodger Carter
(RET) Ariel - James Thompson 6. Now - Allen Davies, MD 6. Trepidation - Tom Carrico
7. Ptarmigan - Lawrence Dickie 7. Safari - Charles Schutt Jr.
8. High Noon - Arthur Conway 8. Nirvana - Mike Maholchik

Class IV (PHRF) Class V (PHRF)
1. Saber - Constantine Koste 1. Trader - Fred Detwiler
2. Lickety Split - Charlers Harker 2. Donnybrook - James Muldoon
3. Sirena - Steven Loeb 3. Moxie - George Collins
4. Incessant - Paul Kaplan 4. Pursuit - N. & R. Dawley
5. Endless Summer - Brian Blank 5. Javelin - Lawrence Bulman
6. Bandana - Charles Benson 6. Guacho - Peter Gordon
7. Lotus - Andy Schoettle 7. Dragonfly - Jeffrey Klein
8. Grayling - R. Born & M. Johns 8. First Light - A. Laus & J. Dunn
9. Stormking - Brent Halsey 9. Deep Powder - USNA
10. Tiamat - Ted Lepich (RET) Condor - Chris Cannon
11. Maggie - John Bonds
12. Steamboat - USCGA
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1999 Annapolis-Newport (58 entries)

Chessie Racing Smashes Record
The 1999 Annapolis to Newport fleet started the 52 year old, biennial 473 mile ocean race on a spinnaker run down the 125 miles from Annapolis to the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay in a gray northeasterly breeze on Saturday, June 12. The leaders cleared the Bay before midnight that evening and were greeted in the Atlantic by 6-8 foot seas and an easterly up to 25 knots. The wind moved to the southeast and then the south, staying brisk and allowing for spinnakers and a record pace to Newport. The race was a far cry from the conditions that have sometimes beset the fleet and a far cry from last December's Sydney-Hobart race. Attached is a New York Times article on the impact of the Sydney Hobart disaster.

George Collins' Chessie Racing, a Santa Cruz 70, stormed across the finish line at Castle Hill light at 12:24 pm Monday, first to finish and shattering the race record. This added another record to the impressive list this yacht already had garnered as Roy Disney's Pyewacket. The previous record of 53 hours and 20 minutes was set in 1987 by another Santa Cruz 70, Starlight Express. Chessie's elapsed time was 47 hours and 45 minutes. Watch captains for Collins were Jim Allsop and Gary Jobson.

Two other yachts also broke the race record, Al Van Metre's Farr 60 Rima and US Sailing President Jim Muldoon's Custom 73 Donnybrook.

Handicap winners were Bill Kardash's CSY50, Dear Friend, in the PHRF Division, and Philip Hutchinson's Frers 46 Veritas, in IMS.

Class I (IMS) Class II (PHRF) Class III (PHRF)
1. *Veritas - Philip Hutchinson 1. American Promise - Ens Daniel Tarman 1. Panther - Jim Rogers
2. *Dawn Treader - Lawrence Cohen 2. Now - Allen Davies, MD 2. Harm's Way - Gugy Irving
3. *Bingo - Charles Lea 3. Reindeer - E. Smith 3. Celestris - Michael Brennan
4. *Freebird - Philip Asche 4. Donnybrook - James Muldoon 4. Maggie - Peter Scheidt
5. Rima - Al Van Metre 5. Chessie Racing - George Collins 5. Grayling - Rick Born & Mike Johns
6. *Bandana - Charles Benson 6. Strabo - Martin Fisher 6. Bulldog - Ens Stephen Dean
7. *Actaea - Constance Cone 7. Redoutable - Nader Habashi, MD 7. Weather Gauge - Stocton Smith
8. *Alix - Lewis Wallner II 8. Deep Powder - Ens Matt Severson 8. Orion - Donald Patterson Jr.
9. High Noon - Arthur Conway 9. Javelin - Larry Bulman 9. Swept Away - Richard Mandell
10. Morgan of Marietta - Colin Golder 10. Bombardino - James Sykes 10. Medicine Man - Charles Kohlerman III
11. Guacho - Peter Gordon 11. Surface Effects - MIDN 1/C Michael Manicchia
12. Snow Leopard - Lawrence Huntington
*= C/R Yacht with 100% dynamic allowance applied to Time Allowance

Class IV (PHRF) Class V (PHRF)
1. 'Io - David Mooberry 1. Dear Friend - Bill Karsash
2. Dolphin - Henry Morgan 2. Restless - Eric Crawford
3. Incessant - Paul Kaplan 3. Sinn Fein - Peter Rebovich
4. Spirit - A. Gregg 4. Adventurer - Arthur Birney
5. Swift - Ens Kenyon Kellogg 5. Prim - Henry Neff
6. Vigilant - Ens Robert Almeida 6. Shanty Irish - Rick Palleschi
7. Falcon - Don Clemens 7. Mental Floss - Scott & Dana Barnhart
8. Flirt - MIDN 2/C John Benfield 8. Rendezvous - Rodger Carter
9. Regatta - Constantine Koste 9. Nirvana - Mike Maholchic
10. Coyote - Gene Barnhart 10. Murphy - William Snead III
11. Lickety Split - Charles Harker 11. Country Woman - John McConnico
12. Razor's Edge - Frank Kendall 12. Dauntless - Donald Godspeed
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2001 Annapolis-Newport Race (62 entries)
Carrera Smashes Record

First to Finish in the 2001 Race was Carrera, Joseph Dockery's Farr 60 skippered by Chris Larson, which crossed the finish line at 6:58 am on June 18, breaking the race record by approximately 5 hours. Carrera's elapsed time was 42 hours, 58 minutes, 12 seconds. Carrera was followed over the finish line 20 minutes later by Blue Yankee, with Trader and Chessie Racing an hour back. The last boat was finish was Magic, a Hinckley Bermuda 40, in a time of 4 and 1/2 days. Of the 62 boats that started, 42 finished and 20 withdrew.

Carrera

The weather for this 54th East Coast classic was determined by the remains of tropical storm Allison. Although the race started under sunny skies and a northerly, Allison slowed down and provided plenty of punch for the fleet leaders. Gusts of up to 60 knots were measured onboard Donnybrook who shredded her mainsail, as did Javelin. Carrera spent several hours under storm jib and trysail. Meanwhile, the smaller boats were battling violent thundersqualls in the Bay. Most of those that survived the squalls were treated to some outstanding reaching and running up the coast as the wind went from westerly to southerly before softening. Carrera corrected to first in the IMS fleet while George Collins' Farr 52, Chessie Racing, was first on corrected time in the PHRF Fleet.

Gaither Scott Memorial Trophy

The first ever Gaither Scott Memorial Trophy went to Valkyrie. The award has been established in honor of C. Gaither Scott, longtime chairman of the Annapolis to Newport race committee who died last year at the age of eighty-three. Gaither was a Race Committee Chair for both Annapolis Yacht Club and New York Yacht Club, and Past Commodore of AYC. The award is to be given to a boat that accomplished something significant during the race. Ron Ward explained, "There are no criteria, no guidelines. It's a very subjective award and the winner is chosen at the race committee's discretion. We tried to keep in mind what Gaither would have appreciated, what he would have found noteworthy." Kurt Muller's response to receiving the award; " We were absolutely floored. It's a tremendous honor."

Links to more on the 2001 race:
Spinsheet Magazine Report from Carrera
Article from The Capital
Mark Rudiger's Race Story
Scott Award a Stunner for Valkyrie Crew - The Capital
Awards Ceremony Photos



IMS PHRF I PHRF II
1. Carrera - J. Dockery 1. Chessie Racing - G. Collins 1. Pursuit - N. Dawley
2. Blue Yankee - R. Towse 2. Trader - F. Detwiler 2. Bandana - C. Benson
3. Canvasback - D. Croker 3. Reindeer - N. Smith 3. Grayling - Born & Johns
4. *Aura - B. Kardash 4. Vamp - L. Sitar 4. Rampage - L. Nagitka
5. *Somerset - W. Alder 5. Shazam - J. Driver 5. Tonic - M. Myers
6. *Orion - D. Patterson 6. American Promise - L. Marrero 6. Maggie - P. Scheidt
(DNF) *Veritas - J. Hutchinson (DNF) Donnybrook - J. Muldoon 7. Air Mail - T. Carrico
(DNF) Javelin - L. Bulman (DNF) Sjambok - M. Brennan 8. X - Citation 2 - C. Slaymak
(DNF) *Windwalker - C. Cullen 9. True Love - K. Oberle
(DNF) Conspiracy - R. Werdiger 10. Trident - E. Fisher
(DNF) *Dawn Treader - L. Cohen (DNF) Arion - R. Evans
(DNF) Bulldog - E. Walsh

PHRF III PHRF IV
1. Flirt - R. Hasting 1. Valkyrie - K. Muller
2. Dolphin - H. Morgan 2. Spirit - J. Gregg
3. 'Io - D. Mooberry 3. Rendezvous - R. Carter
4. Regatta - C. Koste 4. Adventurer - A. Birney
5. Lively - M. Smith 5. Foxfire - P. Brechte
6. Iretsu - C. Jeffrie 6. Battlewagon - J. Hanna
7. Lickety Split - C. Harker 7. Sanderling - J. Ormsby
8. Falcon - D. Clemens 8. Actaea - M. Cone
9. Choucas 2 - F. Cosandy 9. Copy Cat - R. Cochran
(RAF) Georges II - Dehler 39 10. Magic - E. Weinste
(DNF) Swift - K. Buchina 11. Avatar - J. Kedzier
(DNF) Incessant - P. Kaplan (DNF) Country Woman - J. McConnico
(DNF) True Blue - L. Perry (DNF) Mary - D - F. Adler
(DNF) Thunder - C. Kineke
(DNF) Godspeed - R. Dierdor
(DNF) Sabredancer - T. Hitschl
(DNF) Red Admiral - M. McConne
(DNF) Shanty Irish - R. Palleschi
* = C/R Yacht with 100% dynamic allowance applied to Time Allowance.
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2003 Annapolis-Newport Race (56 entries)

DonnybrookAfter the noon start, the fleet beat down the Bay in a light, but building, southerly. The first of the thunder storms arrived late in the afternoon with strong winds and a blinding downpour. Jim Muldoon's Donnybrook lost all of her electronics in the second storm to roll through. All of the fleet cleared the Bay only to be faced with a wind shift to the northeast that rapidly built to a sustained 25 with gusts to 30 knots. Nine boats withdrew with a variety of equipment problems, but no injuries.Gaither Scott Memorial Trophy

Having endured some intense storms and maddening calms, Donnybrook was the first to cross the finish line at Castle Hill Lighthouse. It was the fourth time Jim Muldoon was first to finish the 473-mile race. However, Donnybrook's elapsed time of 75 hours, 48 minutes, 36 seconds made this year's Annapolis-Newport the slowest since 1989. First in fleet on corrected time was Charles Engh' s Swan 68, Y2K.

Long time Annapolis to Newport racer, Jim Thompson, Ariel, became second recipient of the Gaither Scott Memorial Trophy awarded by the race committee.

PHRF I PHRF II
1. Y2K - Charles Engh 1. Ariel - James Thompson
2. Sjambok - Michael Brennan 2. Promises - Larry Kumins
3. Donnybrook - Jim Muldoon 3. Windborn - Jim Born
4. Vamp - Leonard Sitar 4. Tonic - Mark Myers
5. Nasty Medicine - Larry Seemans 5. Le Cygne - Don Chapman
6. Now - Austin Edison 6. Dame Blanche - Othmar von Blumencron
7. Upgrade - Peter Gibbons-Neff 7. Georges II - Sylvan Chaix
8. Next Wave - R. Seaver 8. Diva - Brock Eckel
9. Peningo - Alexander Vietor 9. Bandana - Coard Benson
(DNF) Reindeer - Newbold Smith 10. Despedida - Nicholas Cannistraro
(DNF) First Light - Andre Laus 11. Pursuit - Norman Dawley
(DNC) Bright Star - Danny Nystrom 12. Hot Pepper - Alan Grossman
13. Bear - Chris Condit
14. Air Mail - Tom Carrico
15. American Flyer - Dan Schneider
16. Inphase - Ben Willens
(DNF) Dirigo - Eric Johnson
(DNF) Maggie - Peter Scheidt
(DNC) Steamboat - Lexi Chesry
(DNC) Fierce Pride - Van Holston

PHRF III PHRF IV
1. Gaylark - Kaighn Smith 1. Valkyrie - Bob Muller
2. Dolphin - Henry Morgan 2. Sinn Fein - Peter Rebovich
3. Safari - Charles Schutt Jr. 3. Nicole - T. duPont
4. Spirit - John Gregg 4. Thunder - Charles Kineke
5. Razor's Edge - Frank Kendall 5. Actaea - Mike Cone
6. Vigilant - Kris von Krueger (DNF) Kamerton - Minay Gopenko
7. Wharf Rat - Paul Ryan (DNF) Andrea - Einar Haukeland
8. Io - David Mooberry (DNF) Spirit - Rob Imbriale
9. Akela III - Djoerd Hoekstra (DNF) Healing Power - Steve Braunstein
(DNF) Flirt - Travis Wood
(DNF) Lickety Split - Chuck Harker
(DNF) Falcon - Don Clemens
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2005 Annapolis-Newport Race (48 entries)

DonnybrookRace conditions were better than predicted before the start, with consistent southerlies prevailing over the race course. Competitors experienced a 10-15 knot upwind leg down the Chesapeake Bay and a downwind leg in breezes of 10-28 knots up the Atlantic seaboard to the mouth of the Narragansett Bay.

Jim Muldoon's Donnybrook was first to finish, but well off the course record. Michael Brennan's TP 52, Sjambok, corrected over her for first in the 23 boat IRC Fleet. In the 25 boat PHRF Fleet, Nicole Weaver, Euro Trash Girl was first on corrected time.P/C Myers and Henry Morgan

There were several firsts for the race. GPS transponders were provided to each boat and near real time tracking on the internet allowed all to follow the race. Six teams of four yachts each competed for a new trophy presented by the Mayor of Annapolis for yacht club teams. The winner was Annapolis Yacht Club, represented by Jim Muldoon, Donnybrook; Ed Freitag, Downtime; Bob Muller, Pamlico, and Larry Bulman, Yellow Jacket.

The race committee awarded the Gaither Scott Memorial Trophy to Henry Morgan, Dolphin.

For more on the 2005 race:
Line Honors
Wrapup

IRC I IRC II
1. Sjambok - Michael Brennan 1. Honahlee - H. DeVore
2. Yellow Jacket - Lawrence Bulman 2. Dame Blanche - Othmar von Blumencron
3. Donnybrook - James Muldoon 3. Ariel - James Thompson, MD
4. Agincourt - LT Gregory Hall 4. Googolplex - Colin Rath
5. Hellcat - MIDN 1/C Chris Canales 5. Moon Racer - Ken Comerford
6. Tonic - Mark Myers 6. Downtime - Ed Frietag
7. Mameluke - Greg Storer 7. Regattta - Constantine Koste
8. Dawn Treader - Lawrence Cohen 8. Upgrade - Peter Gibbons-Neff
9. Amelia 3 - Jeff Hughes 9. Morgan of Marietta - Colin Golder
(DNF) Raider - David Ross 10. Fairweather - Ken Sawyer
11. Renewal - Paul Murray
12. Cheers - Richard Walker
13. Intrepid - Sean Saslo

PHRF I PHRF II
1. Euro Trash Girl - Nicole Weaver 1. Dolphin - Henry Morgan
2. Flying Jenny V - David Askew 2. Lively - MIDN 1/C Joe Dyckman
3. Windborn - Richard Born 3. Akela III - Djoerd Hoekstra
4. Pamlico - Bob Muller 4. Wharf Rat - Paul Ryan
5. Reindeer - E. Smith 5. Actaea - Michael Cone
6. American Promise - MIDN 1/C Jeff Parker 6. Glory Days - Mike Nestor
7. Sirena - Ron Wilson 7. Razor's Edge - Frank Kendall III
8. Bandana - Charles Benson 8. Sabrina - Richard Kinard
9. Amadeus - Bill Stevenson (DNF) Bienestar - Ned Dunham
10. Lanikai - David Kim (DNF) Tarka - F. Sieling III
11. Air Mail - Tom Carrico (DNF) Touche - Robert Dickey
12. Reveur - Peter Scheidt
13. Oscar - Donna Schlegel
(DNF) Now - Allen Davies MD
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2007 Annapolis-Newport Race (56 entries)

Decision The race started Friday in a 10-12 knot southerly which built to 20 knots as the fleet beat down the Bay. Tropical storm Barry was lurking off the Georgia coast. On Saturday afternoon the National Weather Service predicted Barry would move up the East Coast, passing over the Chesapeake Bay Sunday afternoon, and passing north of Newport by Monday afternoon. Position of individual boats relative to the storm center strongly impacted the conditions entrants experienced. The lead boats got out of the Bay in front of the storm and enjoyed a spinnaker run up the coast in about 20 knots. The second half of the fleet received forecasts that up to 60 knots would be possible after the exited the Bay. That forecast influenced a number of boats to retire. Many boats in this part of the fleet reported gusts to 40 knots and 10 foot seas.

First to finish was Decision, Stephen Murray's Reichel Pugh TP-52 from New Orleans. Decision had been in a tight battle with Jim Muldoon's Donnybrook and Michael Brennan's Sjambok most of the way up the coast, finally passing Donnybrook by taking a hitch inshore for more wind. Brennan's Reichel Pugh 45, Sjambok, however corrected to first in the 18 boat IRC Fleet. Henry Morgan repeated his 2005 class win and this time corrected to first in the 36 boat PHRF Fleet.

Nine 3 boat teams representing their yacht clubs competed for the Mayor of Annapolis Yacht Club Challenge Trophy. The winning team was Dolphin, Henry Morgan; Grey Ghost, Phil Parish; and Upgrade, Peter Gibbons-Neff, representing the Cruising Club of America.

Mark Myers and Andy Hughes

A new feature of the 60th anniversary edition of the Annapolis to Newport Race was the addition of a Double-Handed class. In a challenging race where 21 of 56 starters withdrew, Mark Myers and crew Andy Hughes completed and won their first double-handed event sailing the Swan 51 Tonic. Myers was awarded the C. Gaither Scott Trophy at Wednesday's Awards Ceremony at Ida Lewis Yacht Club in Newport, RI.



Double Handed
1. Tonic - Mark Myers
2. Ceol Mor - James Wilson

IRC I IRC II PHRF I
1. Sjambok - Michael Brennan 1. Glory - Robert Lally 1. Flying Jenny V - David Askew
2. SirenSong - Tom Carroll 2. Brown-eyed Girl -
Scott Dinhofer
2. Windborn - Richard Born
3. Decision - Stephen Murray 3. Downtime - Ed Frietag 3. Pursuit - Norman Dawley
4. Aquarius - Sam Fleet 4. Valkyrie - David Andril 4. Heron - Greg Leonard
5. Dawn Treader -
Lawrence Cohen
5. Sonrisa - Chloe O'Rourke 5. Antares - David Sharpe
6. Upgrade -
Peter Gibbons-Neff
6. Amadeus - Jack Yaissle 6. American Promise - Ryan England
7. Tomcat -
MIDN 1/C Chris Hamilton
7. Kalevala II -
Tapio Saavalainen
7. Primal Scream - Steven Stollman
8. Xcelsior - Todd LaBaugh (DNF) Great Shoal -
Walton Alder
8. Donnybrook - Jim Muldoon
9. Polaris - James Lawsing 9. Second Wind - Raymond Sullivan
(DNF) Diesel 124 -
Tate Russack
10. Maggie - Peter Scheidt
(DNF) Red Dragon -
Chris Bardwell-Jones
(DNF) Air Mail - Tom Carrico
(DNF) X-Citation 2 -
Clarke Slaymaker

PHRF II PHRF III
1. Dolphin - Henry Morgan 1. Grey Ghost - Philip Parish
2. Swift - Mark McClure 2. Actaea - Michael Cone
3. Razor's Edge - Frank Kendall (DNF) Valiant - Mark Duehmig
4. Spirit - John Gregg (DNF) Mistoffelees - John Ferman
5. Molto Bene - Richard Ewing (DNF) Sabrina - Capt. Rich Kinard, USNR
(DNF) Twiga - David Esseks (DNF) Yankee Lady - Kirk Fistick
(DNF) Infrared - Bob Sopka (DNF) Godspeed - Douglas Kinney
(DNF) Mystique - Joe Rendzio (DNF) Touche - Robert Dickey
(DNF) Bingo - Sean Callahan (DNF) Grace - Larry Snavely
(DNF) Akela III - Djoerd Hoekstra
(DNF) Schematic - Bob Fox
(DNF) Wharf Rat - Paul Ryan
(DNF) Ravenous - Ed Poe
(DNF) Privateer III - Thad Bench
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2009 Annapolis-Newport Race (61 entries)

RamblerUnder leaden skies and with rain squall after rain squall, the competitors headed south under spinnakers propelled by 12-14 knots of breeze from the northeast. By 0630 the next morning all of the boats had exited the Chesapeake, certainly one of the fastest trips down the Bay in race history. The breeze was still northeast as the fleet entered the Atlantic, so everybody was hard on the wind. Only a few boats tacked onto starboard, heading toward the coast. Most elected to stay on port tack. The fleet stretched from the Chesapeake light tower to Rambler, off Atlantic City, but well east of the rhumb line. The northerly eventually went around to the south and virtually everybody in the fleet struggled with periods of light air.

Rambler, a 90’ maxi owned by George David, competing in her first Annapolis to Newport Race passed the entire fleet before exiting the Bay and finished with an elapsed time of 44 hours, 36 minutes and six seconds. That is slightly less than two hours shy of the course record of 42 hours, 58 minutes and 12 seconds, set by Joseph Dockery's Farr 60-footer Carrera in 2001.

Jim Muldoon, Owner/Skipper of Donnybrook a 72.2' custom sloop and the first to finish in 5 previous Annapolis-Newport Races, “It was a great challenge to our sailing skills, we used our entire sail inventory. 440 miles down the course we crossed tacks with Sjambok and he went way inside while we took a more direct route and it paid off”.Brian Klippenstein, Stephen Sherwin, and P/C Ron Ward

The first Service Academy boat to finish was Tomcat, a Farr 53, Skippered by Naval Academy Midshipman Josh Hinshaw. They crossed the line with an elapsed time of 2 days 18hr 22 sec to win the Service Academy competition. Josh reported, “We screamed down the Bay until we had to head up and put up a jib as we exited the Bay. Saturday was frustrating with close to 4 hours of minimal breeze and even less progress! The wind finally began to fill in from the South and we put up the chute until the last 15 miles or so when we threw up a jib and continued towards the finish line. It was a great trip overall.”

Nasty MedicineOne entry quite unlike the new all out race machines was Prim, a classic beauty. She is a modified Owens 41, entered by Henry Gibbons-Neff. Prim’s first Annapolis to Newport Race was in 1955 sailed by Morton Gibbons-Neff Jr. 54 years later this was her 12th race. She has two class wins to her credit. Prim has been owned and sailed by the Gibbons-Neff family of Easton, Maryland throughout her career.

The Mayor of Annapolis Yacht Club Challenge was contested by 10 teams. The winning team was the Annapolis Yacht Club Team of Dolphin, Henry Morgan; Flying Jenny VI, David Askew; and Windborn, Rick Born.

The Scott Memorial Trophy was awarded to Nasty Medicine, winner of the Double-Handed Class, skippered by Stephen Sherwin with crew Brian Klippenstein.

Double-Handed IRC IRC I IRC II

1. Nasty Medicine -
Stephen Sherwin
1. Rambler - George David
1. Flying Jenny VI -
David Askew
2. Paladin - Jason Richter 2. SirenSong - Tom Carroll 2. Fearless - Shaun Ensor
3. Ceol Mor - James Wilson 3. Sjambok -
Michael Brennan
3. Upgrade - Peter Gibbons-Neff
4. Vela Veloce -
Richard Oland
4. Vamp - Leonard Sitar
5. Bella Pita - Jim Grundy 5. Glory - Jack Neades
6. Convictus Maximus -
Donald Nicholson
6. Dare-Dare - Paul Fenn
7. Orbit - Dod Fraser 7. Kalevala II -
Tapio Saavalainen
(DNS) Anema & Core -
Ennio Staffini
8. Shooting Star - Steve Cain
9. Lapin - Christopher Clark
10. Lanikai - David Kim
11. Misty - Craig Allardyce

PHRF I PHRF II PHRF III

1. Donnybrook -
James Muldoon
1. Heron - Greg Leonard 1. Bingo - Sean Callahan
2. Tomcat -
MIDN Josh Hinshaw
2. Windborn - Richard Born 2. Spirit - Jack Gregg
3. Seawolf -
Austin Van Olst
3. Shinnecock - James Praley 3. Regatta - Constantine Koste
4. Dawn Treader - Lawrence Cohen 4. Schematic - Bob Fox
5. Dolphin - Henry Morgan 5. Akela III - Djoerd Hoekstra
6. Valkyrie - David Andril 6. Swift - MIDN Kenneth Endicott
7. Primal Scream - Steven Stollman 7. Prim - Henry Gibbons-Neff
8. Amadeus - Jack Yaissle 8. Diamond in the Rough - Jim Mumper
9. Relativity - Hall Palmer 9. Thunder - Charles Kineke
10. Riptide - Gordon Fletcher 10. Wharf Rat - Larry Vazzano
11. Defiance - Robert King 11. enerJ - Kenneth Appleton
12. Integrity - Jason Mazzoni 12. Huck's Finn - Jeff Leigh
13. Ricochet - LT Mike Newell 13. Actaea - Michael Cone
14. Nai'a - Robert Beltrano 14. Reprisal - Doug Savage
15. Freedom - Cary Thomson 15. Indigo - Jeffrey Huseman
16. T-Bone - Bruce Artman (DNF) Bonzer - Peter Bauer
(DNF) VicRic 2 - Jay Ricketts (DNF) Razor's Edge - Frank Kendall
(DNF) The Jackal - John DeFilippo (DNF) Kathryn - John Gorski
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2011 Annapolis-Newport Race (70 entries)

Bella Pita, Rambler 100, Invictus, Leopard For the first time the fleet had an international flavor due to the influx of boats competing in the Atlantic Ocean Racing Series. This series is made up of the Transatlantic Race, two races in the Caribbean, the Annapolis-Newport Race and three after the Transatlantic on the other side of the pond. Twelve boats in the Annapolis to Newport Race are also sailing the Transatlantic. There were entries with home ports in Germany, the UK, Antigua, Australia and the Cayman Islands, plus eight states ranging from Rhode Island to Louisiana. Among the entries there were a number of boats with the capability to shatter the course record held by Carrera, the Farr 60, of 42 hours, 58 minutes, 12 seconds since 2001. The year Carrera established her record, there were strong northerlies at the start and the remains of tropical storm Allison moving up the coast. Allison overtook the big boats and Carrera reported being under storm trysail for several hours. In 2009 the previous Rambler, a 90’ maxi, also threatened the record. Rain squalls and northerlies resulted in one of the fastest trips down the Bay in memory and the record seemed sure to fall. Light air off Long Island thwarted the attempt. The 2009 Rambler made the run from the start to the Bridge-Tunnel in eight hours and twenty minutes. This year Rambler 100 took nine hours and twenty-eight minutes as light winds in the southern Bay slowed her up. More light air on the trip up the coast prevented her from really showing her speed. She finished first overall, but twenty-two minutes over Carrera's time.

GPS transponders were again carried by each boat. Initiated in 2005 with hourly updates, this year they transmitted boat speed and position every 30 minutes which allowed awarding first out of the Bay trophies in each class. Up until about 20 years ago personnel on the Chesapeake Lightship at the mouth of the Bay reported on the exit status for all competitors but when the lightship was replace by an unmanned tower these awards were discontinued.

Actaea Crew with Scott Trophy

The Annapolis Trophy was awarded by the City of Annapolis to the winning team representing the Annapolis Yacht Club made up of Kalevala II - Tapio Saavalainen, Windborn - Rick Born and Vento Solare - Paul Milo. Twelve teams made up of three boats competed for this honor, representing the Annapolis Yacht Club, New York Yacht Club, Tred Avon Yacht Club, Storm Trysail Club, Naval Academy Sailing Squadron, Naval Academy Offshore Sailing Team, Corinthian Yacht Club of Philadelphia and Norddeutscher Regatta Club from Germany, the first European team to enter the race.

PHRF III winner Actaea owned by Michael and Connie Cone was awarded the Gaither Scott Memorial Trophy. The Cones have entered every A2N Race since 1999. Michael Cone upon hearing that they were awarded this distinctive honor accepted on behalf of his wife and crew. “It is an honor to be considered in the same category as Henry Morgan.” Morgan, previously awarded the Scott Trophy in 2005 completed his last A2N race in 2009 on Dolphin at the age of 85 and passed away in May, a couple of days after competing in an AYC Wednesday Night Race at his home Club in Annapolis.

For more on the 2011 race:
Capital Article
Prize List
Wrapup


Cruiser Double-Handed IRC
(DNF) Roust - Ian Gumprecht 1. Paladin - Jason Richter 1. Beau Geste - Karl Kwok
(DNF) Solstice - Beth Berry 2. Dawn Treader - Lawrence Cohen 2. Rambler 100 - George David
(DNF) Impromptu - Steve Sharkey 3. Next Boat - Mark Ellman 3. ICAP Leopard - Clarke Murphy
(DNF) Dragon - Bill Torgerson 4. Dragon - Michael Hennessy 4. Jazz - Mike Broughton
(DNF) Widow Maker - George Bauer 5. Decision - Stephen Murray
6. Privateer - Ron O'Hanley
7. Vanquish - All-American Offshore Team
8. Scho-Ka-Kola - Dr. Uwe Lebens
9. Invictus - Louis Henry
10. Flying Jenny 7 - David & Sandra Askew
11. Aurora - Gus Carlson
12. Bella Pita - Jim Grundy

IRC II IRC III PHRF I
1. Varuna - Jens Kellinghusen 1. Christopher Dragon - Andrew Weiss 1. Sjambok - Michael Brennan
2. Shakti - Christoph Avenarius 2. Carina - Rives Potts 2. Irie - Greg Alden
3. Fearless - Shaun Ensor 3. Vento Solare - Paul Milo 3. Windborn - Richard Born
4. Reindeer - Tony Parker & Peter Driscoll 4. Kalevala II - Tapio Saavalainen 4. Heron - Greg Leonard
5. Upgrade - Peter & Debbie Gibbons-Neff 5. Cygnette - William Mayer 5. Shinnecock - James Praley
6. Passion 4 C - Stefan Lehnert 6. British Solider - Nicholas Bate 6. Pursuit - Norman Dawley
7. Gracie - Steve & Simon Frank 7. Morgan of Marietta - Colin Golder 7. Condor - Bill Fields
8. Seawolf - Ben Rowe 8. Ricochet - Jason LeBlanc 8. Amadeus - Jack Yaissle
(DNF) SirenSong - Thomas Carroll 9. Glory - Jack Neades 9. American Flyer - Dan Schneider
(DNF) Sarah - Gregory Manning (DNF) Aspara - Mike Sleightholme 10. Brutus - Alan Eland
(DNF) Downtime - Ed & Molly Frietag (DNF) Vamp - Leonard Sitar 11. Mazal Tov - Arne Fliflet
(DNF) Stormy Weather - Michael Maholchic (DNF) Donnybrook - James Muldoon

PHRF II PHRF III
1. Swift - Graham Tyson 1. Actaea - Michael Cone
2. Integrity - Chester Heer 2. Belle Aurore - Doug Jurrius
3. Spirit - Jack Gregg 3. Bingo - Sean Callahan
4. Schematic - Bob Fox 4. Grey Ghost - Philip Parish
5. Wharf Rat - Larry Vazzano 5. Thunder - Charles Kineke
6. Defiance - Dillon Rossiter 6. Razor's Edge - Frank Kendall
(DNF) Huck's Finn - Jeff Leigh (DNF) Capricious - Mark Rickey
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2013 Annapolis-Newport Race (55 entries)

MapFor the first time in the history of the race, the start was postponed. Tropical Storm Andrea was barreling up the East Coast at about 25 mph and forecast to cross the lower Chesapeake Bay at about the time the fleet would be expected to get there. The Race Committee alerted the fleet on the evening before the start that a weather delay was possible and at 0800 on the morning of the start made the decision to delay the start four hours, from 1200 to 1600. TS Andrea crossed the lower Bay at about 1900 with 40 knots gusting to 50 knots. The first boats in the fleet reached the area near midnight with the wind down to 20-25 knots.

Another first for this edition of the race was the use of an online waiver. This gave the Race Committee emergency contact information for every sailor in the fleet. It also provided emails for every sailor. These were used to get the word out on the delay of the start.Decision

The race started in a 15-18 knot northerly and pouring rain. The order of starts was: PHRF III, PHRF II, IRC III, IRC II, PHRF I, IRC I, D-H. The first withdrawal came during the starting sequence. The PHRF I yacht, Reef Points, was forced to retire when a hydraulic line burst. Reef Points, a Reichel Pugh 60, ex Pyewacket V, requires hydraulics for mainsheet trim amongst other things. A Race Committee boat went over to her to see if she needed assistance. The disappointment was obvious in the voice that came back over the VHF. Within an hour of starting, Brigand, a custom 50 footer, was forced to withdraw with a headstay problem. She was also racing in PHRF I.

Rambler in IRC I sailed by George David, was the first boat out of the Bay at 0121 Saturday, sailing the ~ 120 nm at an average speed of 14.4 knots. First out of the Bay trophies were won by King Daddy, IRC II, 0512 Sat; Cygnette, IRC III, 0657 Sat; Reindeer, PHRF I, 0607 Sat; Maggie, PHRF II, 0729 Sat; Belle Aurore, PHRF III, 0840 Sat and Dawn Treader, D-H, 0727 Sat. By about 0600 on Saturday morning as the smaller boats neared the mouth of the Bay, the fast spinnaker ride was over. The wind dropped and shifted to the South on the backside of TS Andea. All of the fleet experienced periods of light winds on the ocean leg. Some reporting 24 hours with no progress. Almost all reported this was the wettest race they ever sailed.
George David
George David aboard Rambler won the Annapolis Yacht Club Trophy for best elapsed time for the third race in a row. In each of those races the record seemed within reach when they exited the Bay but light wind on the ocean leg each year meant that Carrera's record from 2001 was not broken. Rambler also won the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron Blue Water Bowl for best corrected time in the IRC Fleet.

The Blue Water Bowl for the PHRF Fleet was won by Mike Cone aboard Actaea.

Ten three boat teams representing their home yacht clubs competed for the City of Annapolis Trophy. The winner was New York Yacht Club represented by Cygnette, William Mayer; Jacqueline IV, Robert Forman and Privateer, Ron O'Hanley.
Mike Cone
New this year was the Chelsea Clock Seafarer Trophy for best combined performance in the 2012 Newport Bermuda Race and this year's Annapolis Newport Race. In IRC, the winner was Vamp, Leonard Sitar. In PHRF, the winner was Belle Aurore, Doug Jurrius.

Click here to see the full prize list.

Belle Aurore - Chelsea Clock Seafarer Trophy

IRC I IRC II IRC III
1. Rambler - George David 1. Vamp - Leonard Sitar 1. Jacqueline IV - Robert Forman
2. Decision - Stephen Murray 2. Dolphin - Neil McMillan 2. Cygnette - William Mayer
3. Privateer - Ron O'Hanley 3. Orion - Paul Milo 3. Bandana - Charles Benson
4. Corsair - Andy Beeler 4. King Daddy - Travis Firth 4. Widow Maker - George Bauer
5. Donnybrook - James Muldoon 5. Persevere - Colin Rath 5. Crocodile - Scott Ward
(DNF) Temptation - Oakcliff Santry 6. Slide Rule - Scott Bearse 6. Kalevala II - Tapio Saavalainen
7. Glory - Jack Neadess 7. Flying Lady - Phil Dickey
8. Stormy Weather - Michael Maholchic
9. Milky Way - Alexander Natanzon
(DNF) The Jackal - John DeFilippo

PHRF I PHRF II PHRF III
1. Fireball - Kristen Berry 1. Flirt - Jonathan Driesslein 1. Actaea - Michael Cone
2. Saykadoo - Steve McManus 2. Huck's Finn - Jeff Leigh 2. Belle Aurore - Doug Jurrius
3. Velocity - Martin Roesch 3. Wharf Rat - Larry Vazzano 3. Solstice - Beth Berry
4. Pursuit - Norman Dawley 4. Sleijride - John Gorski 4. Razor's Edge - Frank Kendall
5. Irie - Greg Alden 5. Defiance - Aaron Dougherty 5. Impromptu - Steve Sharkey
6. Mazal Tov - Arne Fliflet 6. Schematic - Bob Fox 6. Brigadoon - Steve Comstock
(DNF) Shinnecock - James Praley 7. Integrity - Mario Avila (DNF) Sedna - Greg Kyle
(DNF) Windborn - Richard Born 8. Nanuq - Glenn Doncaster (DNF) Akela III - Djoerd Hoekstra
(DNF) Brigand - Sean Saslo 9. Maggie - Peter Scheidt (DNF) Maeve Marie - George Broadbin
(DNF) Condor - Bill Fields 10. Poco a Poco - Nate Owens
(DNF) Reindeer - Tony Parker & Peter Driscoll
(DNF) Reef Points - Joseph Huber
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2015 Annapolis-Newport Race (71 entries)



Innovation and Tradition

Several innovations were used for the first time in the 35th biennial edition of the Annapolis-to Newport race. A 2-day start sequence with the slower boats starting on Thursday and the faster boats starting Friday compressed the finish so that the awards ceremony could be held sooner after the boats finished in Newport. Another innovation was the mass combined start of all classes on each day. This made for spectacular spinnaker starts along a nearly ½ mile long starting line. To encourage newer racers to try Ocean Racing, multiple seminars were held leading up to the start on topics such as provisioning, safety, watch standing practices, sail inventory and weather. In addition several “Performance Cruiser” classes were added so that the cruisers could compete against like prepared and experienced boats.

Once off, the traditional mix of inshore and offshore racing coupled with the breeze ranging from calms to gear busting squalls provided the sailors with all they could handle and then some. The J/122 Dolphin, J/111 Bad Cat, Class 40 Bo Dream all sustained mast damage (Dolphin lost hers) and were forced to retire.

Pursuit, a custom 48 footer owned and skippered by Norm Dawley, was first to finish. They started on Thursday and got out of the Bay beating some of the lightest breeze but then were faced with a several hundred mile upwind slog in 18 to 25 knot breeze offshore. The fastest time for the 475 nautical mile course of 2 days and just over 10 hours was posted by Lucky, a custom Rachel-Pugh design that had previously won the Sydney-Hobart race. The overall IRC winner was Carina, the famous McCurdy and Rhodes designed 48 footer skippered by Rives Potts, Commodore of the New York YC. Winning the “big boat” class 1 in IRC was Decision, a Carkeek 40 owned and skippered by Stephen Murray of New Orleans.

The PHRF classes featured extremely close racing with Swift, a Naval Academy 44 skippered by Midshipman Kyle Briggs, just edging out Nanuq, Glenn Doncaster’s Sabre 42 by a mere 90 seconds.

Class Prizes

Classic/Corinthian ORR Cruising II
1. Alaris - Mike Cranfield & Nick Illiff 1. Akela III - Roel Hoekstra 1. Testing Life - Brian Mulhall
2. Solstice - Beth Berry 2. Actaea - Michael Cone 2. Huck's Finn - Jeff Leigh
  3. The Office - Joel Aronson

Cruising I Double Handed Class 40 Double Handed
1. Sea Dacha - Eric Kessler 1. That's Ridiculous - Kenneth & Matthew Nilsen 1. Visit Brussels - Michael Kleinjans
2. Carina - Will Passano 2. Pegasus - Hartmut Ludwig

PHRF II J/120 PHRF I
1. Swift - Kyle Briggs 1. Saykadoo - Steve McManus 1. Saykadoo - Steve McManus
2. Nanuq - Glenn Doncaster 2. Shinnecock - James Praley 2. Shinnecock - James Praley
3. Indigo - Jeffrey Huseman 3. Heron - Greg Leonard 3. Heron - Greg Leonard

IRC II IRC I
1. Carina - Rives Potts 1. Decision - Stephen Murray
2. Music - James Blakemore 2. Black Pearl - Stefan Jentzsch
3. Orion - Paul Milo 3. Temptation-Oakcliff - Arthur Santry

For more on the 2015 race:
Prize List

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