2008 District One Championships and Whittemore St John Regatta

Lake Quassapaug Connecticut

 

 

The 2008 Whittemore St John Regatta at the Quassapaug Sailing Center (QSC) saw record attendance! 28 Teams descended on the lake including six Quassy teams. The biggest regatta in the northeast so far this year! Equipment littered the dry sail lot. Tents covered the hillside. McLaughlin, Phoenix, Mueller, Jibe Tech, Eclipse, Skipper and Persson Snipes were all represented. Quite an assemblage of different brands of our favorite boat.

 

Saturday morning found us on the lake with no breeze. Frisbees appeared to annoy the wind gods. After a brief delay a weak Southwest breeze filled in and a race was started. Four Olympic courses were run in a light breeze that threatened to build but never really did. Henry and Chris Filter won the first two races, but spent the afternoon contending with a very fast Art and Kelly Rousemaniere. The racing was hot and demanded high concentration to keep the boat moving in the lulls. And there were Holes to be avoided! The shifts were big – 45 degrees and came every half hour making for some very lopsided courses. The RC of Tom St John and Ryan Murphy did a great job of getting races off. Harry and Katie Levinson won the fourth race. Of course the breeze filled in very nicely as we completed the last race at 5:30!

 

Shelia Elser and Donna Erickson threw a great Mexican dinner. The teenagers bemoaned the lack of a DJ like our August regatta. Maybe next year they will DJ!

 

Sunday morning met us with a building Southeast breeze and the threats of T-storms. Race Committee Ryan Murphy, Allison Stafford and Kristen Heller got us started to a windy race taken by team Filter.

 

The second race on Sunday saw a very aggressive fleet with two recalled starts. Lengthening the line resulted in a clean third start to a windy race. The first lap saw Joel Zackin and Jen Matty in Mr. Bubble in the lead. The next two legs the Filters, Lee Griffith and Caroline Brady and Joel Zackin and Jen Matty exchanging the lead several times. In the end Lee broke cover and Mr. Bubble squeezed by on the finish line. Third, with three bullets, Henry and Chris Filter won the regatta. The RC was ready to run a third Sunday race, but the fleet, seeing black clouds, voted with their feet and headed to the dock.

 

Only Daryl and Harry Waskow managed some how to capsize on the way to the dock, clinching the Capsize Award for the event.

 

Collected at Quassy to sail all these similar but different boats were twenty eight very competitive snipe teams consisting of; three married couples, thirteen parent/offspring teams, three junior helmsmen, two Uncle and Niece teams, and one helmswoman. The remaining seven teams were ‘professionally’ staffed by two non-related sailors. Three rookie teams attended the event for the first time.

 

We had four Family Rivalries; Father and Daughter Team of Martin and Mackenzie Fraser trounced the son and Mom team of Cameron and Suzette Fraser on Saturday, Although Cam did take the old man twice. Father Daughter team of Art and Kelly Rousemaniere sailing ‘Beaker’ were only beaten in one race by Son/Mom team of Adam and Jen Rousemaniere in the ‘Swedish Chef’. Local Couple of Peter and Kerri Wolcott walked on their son, Pierce, and his friend, Jon Meyers. Sara Levinson, crewing for Andy Klein had no luck catching her husband and Daughter Harry and Katie Levinson.

 

Awards were presented in many categories including. Top three Married Couples, Three Junior Teams, Top Three Rookie Teams, Capsize Award and Fist through Third. We hope everyone has had as much fun participating as we had hosting the regatta.

 

Joel Zackin

Co-Regatta Chair

#29111 ‘Mr. Bubble’

 

 

Team - WstJ 2008

 

Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

1

Henry and Chris Filter

30325

SSA

0.75

0.75

5

11

0.75

3

10.25

Top Father Son Team

2

Art and Kelly Rousemaniere

29499

WBC

2

2

0.75

9

5

6

15.75

Top Father Daughter Team

3

Pedro Larson & Mimi Berry

30304

 

6

5

4

2

2

9

19

Top Sibling Team

4

Harry and Katie Levinson

29842

WBC

10

3

6

0.75

3

7

19.75

#2 Father Daughter Team

5

Lee Griffith and Caroline Bradley

30404

BB

3

7

13

4

4

2

20

 

6

Joel Zackin and Jen Matty

29111

NHYC

11

4

8

6

7

0.75

25.75

 

7

Bob & Tommy Coyle

28542

CPYC

8

6

3

19

12

4

33

#2 Father Son

8

Peter and Kerri Wolcott

30606

QSC

9

26

9

5

11

8

42

Top Married Team

9

Andy Klein and Sara Levinson

30089

WBC

5

8

17

10

6

28

46

 

10

John Lally & Keri O'Brien

30470

WBC

17

14

2

18

9

5

47

 

11

Andrew Davis and Jenn Larson

27443

WBC

4

10

14

12

8

15

48

 

12

Peter Kane and Joanna Carey

27591

WBC

20

11

10

3

14

10

48

#1 Rookie Team

13

Mike and Kevin Elser

29867

QSC

7

19

12

8

13

12

52

#3 Father Son team

14

Adam and Jen Rousemaniere

25412

WBC

12

9

11

7

17

16

55

Top Son/Mother Team

15

Daryl and Harry Waskow

29645

BB

18

13

7

15

15

19

68

#4 Father Son Team

16

Jack Gannon & Tim Costa

30526

WBC

15

18

15

17

18

11

76

 

17

Ray Schmit and Wendy Frank

25659

CPYC

13

12

18

14

19

28

76

 

18

Martin  and Mackenzie Fraser

27861

MBC

26

21

16

16

16

13

82

#3 Father Daughter Team

19

Katherine and Jim Buckley

26026

 

21

22

22

21

10

14

88

#2 Rookie Team #2 Married

20

Bob and Jane Panza

29964

QSC

19

17

21

13

20

20

89

#3 Married Team

21

Pierce Wolcott and Jon Meyers

28656

QSC

25

16

23

20

22

21

102

2nd Junior - Beating Dad in second race!

22

Eric and Glen Bell

29972

WBC

16

24

27

24

21

18

103

#2 Rookie Team

23

Jonathan Rupp and Kate Kaubra

25714

 

28

23

25

25

23

17

113

#3 Rookie Team

24

Cameron and Suzette Fraser

25999

MBC

23

15

20

27

28

28

113

#2 Son Mother Team

25

Fred Ables and Katherine Spindler

30017

 

22

25

19

23

28

28

117

 

26

Thad and Jeremiah and Nate Burr

28199

QSC

24

27

26

22

24

22

118

Top Father Son Team

27

Len and Danielle Bertaux

26448

BYC

27

20

24

26

25

28

122

#3 Father Daughter Team

28

Kevin and Max Hetherington

29704

WBC

14

28

28

28

28

28

126

#5 Father Son Team