Some results are in for the fall regattas.
Rob Higgins reports:
After a somewhat dismal start the day was beautiful. The wind didn’t cooperate for the first race as it was abandoned due to time limit. It picked up for the second and after lunch on the deck it had filled in nicely. Everyone was a winner we had trophies for the top five boats( which was the exact number we had). Seems we were competing with other sailing events. Special thanks to Charlie Engler who has always supported Packanack.
819 Henderson 3 2 1 6
1014 G. Swede 4 1 2 7
212 B. Gamble 1 3 4 8
905 J. Swede 2 4 4 10
1129 C. Engler 5 5 5 15
Brent Barbehenn and EYC member Jonathan Smith (who drove #1159 to a second in the fourth race) came out on top at the Halloween Classic, though a late challenge by Bill Buckles (#1131) fell just short as race committee decided against one more race on Sunday. The story and results are too long to post here, but you can read all about it on the class website:
Asheville Sailing Club in the News
If you want to get the feel for what Asheville Sailing Club is about, here is a recent magazine feature on our club (with a couple of pictures that include Jets):
That is what it is all about.
10 years ago this month…
Eleven Jet-14s gathered at SSA for the 2003 Pumpkin Bowl/District III Championships. This was a historical event as Jet #217, fresh off several gallons of epoxy and thousands of dollars spent, made its maiden race here and scored the regatta win with Dave and Sue Michos in the cockpit. They just edged out Gary and Cathy Mentesana, who finished 1 point behind in the 6 race series. Also competing in the event were Michael and Laury Parramore (#544), Chris MacMurray (#1145), the McKennas (#1140), and Kirby Mehrof (#433). Notably absent was Dirk Schwenk (#1137, now owned by Charlie Bark at EYC), who was last seen rising up the local music charts. It would be great to see some of these names back on the results page!
#217 still points just as high and fast today. Other boats have found new owners in other parts. #433 and #1130 are now in Asheville, #544 is now Tim Porter‘s boat at Lake Norman, #1143 (Celeste Simonds) is up for sale, and #530 is raced by Craig Kvale up at Edgewater.
Regatta page: http://www.jet14.com/results/03_pumpkin.htm
October 27 – Jet-14 vs. Flying Scot at Asheville Sailing Club
Winter – SSA Frostbiting
January or February – Class association board meeting (TBA)
Jet-14 Class on the Internet
Did you know that our class has a Facebook page? https://www.facebook.com/groups/65507183048/
Or a Twitter handle (don’t ask Marion)? https://twitter.com/Jet14Sailing
And a bunch of photos from the past years here: http://jet14.smugmug.com/
And of course our webpage (yes I know it needs updating): http://www.jet14.com
See you on the water!