The Mohican Chiefs regatta just wrapped up this past weekend at Mohican Sailing Club. There were 13 boats and plenty of stories to fill the newspapers, including a spinnaker fatality, a Richard Simmons/Refrigerator Perry reference, and “Shao”. Marion Zaugg and Anne Joudrey came out on top – you can read Marion’s classic summary and view the results here:
There are a number of Jet-14 events coming up this month. The festivities start this weekend at West River Sailing Club in Galesville, MD as the Jets return for the Dave Irey Memorial Regatta. West River is the former home of one of the older Jet-14 fleets and the site of the 2016 Nationals this year. As of June 1 we have 6 boats officially registered from three states (NC, MD, and NJ), with a couple more expected. Look for results and a recap on the Jet website later this month.
As the days continue to get longer into the middle of June, we will turn our attention to a couple of big events. During the weekend of June 18-19, Cleveland Race Week returns and promises to bring fun big lake racing in the shadows of downtown Cleveland. For those in the mid-Atlantic and southeast, another option that weekend is the Governor’s Cup regatta on Kerr Lake in Henderson, NC. We’re expecting a nice crowd for that one, which also serves as the District III championship this year. See the Regatta Network sites for information and registration for both events:
Fleet 65 Update
After a wildly successful Southern Comfort Classic in April, the Asheville contingent of Fleet 65 is happy to welcome Bill Woodson, who joins the fleet with his purchase of #433. Bill has crewed on big boats before but this is his first foray into the helming a dinghy. The Jet-14s now boast the largest fleet at the Asheville Sailing Club with 7 boats.
Farther east, the fleet boasts active Jets at Lake Norman Yacht Club, Lake Townsend, and Carolina Sailing Club. Tim Porter (#628, #544) and Tom Grace (#717) are looking forward to hosting two events later this season at LNYC.
There’s been some movement on the classifieds page recently. Just added is Jet #1091 (“Woodstock”), a Dubdum that has been recently updated. The boat is packaged with the SSA triple trailer for $2000, a fantastic deal.
If you’re looking for a newer Jibetech Jet, Kate Erklauer’s #1145 could be your ride. It’s got all the cool stuff, including 8 sails!
Finally, Denise from Massachusetts recently contacted me about a hull her late husband worked on for a number of years restoring. The hull number is unknown at this time, but it is most likely a Siddons and Sindle circa late 1950s. Check it out and call Denise if you might be interested in finishing a fine, solid wood hull.
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