Category Archives: Regatta Results

Nationals Registration Open

Registration for the 2018 Jet-14 Nationals at Lake Norman Yacht Club in Mooresville, NC is now open.  You are encouraged to register and pay electronically through the regatta network website.  Paper registration forms will be mailed next week.  Forms and other information are available at the regatta network website or at jet14.com.

In Jet racing this past weekend, nine Jets reported for action for the 61st NC Governors Cup regatta at Kerr Lake, NC.  Tom Grace and Paula Pacheco (Lake Norman Yacht Club) won the four race series in light air.  Read the summary and full results at jet14.com.

There were two other Jet regattas – Bridget Ireland took down the seven boat Cleveland Race Week fleet with a pair of bullets.  Check back for a summary and results on the website soon.  Our New Jersey friends also raced in the Wren Regatta at Hunterdon – we hope to post those results as well.

 

 

Wells/Kern Start 2018 Strong With Win at Southern Comfort Classic

Lenny Wells and Caswell Kern (#1130) topped a 10-boat fleet to win the 2018 Jet-14 Southern Comfort Classic near Asheville, NC last weekend.  Wells and Kern won a tiebreaker over Chris Hennon and Kevin Trebilcock (#483) with three race wins to two.  Barry Saunders and crew Rebecca Walker (#737) won the B fleet and finished 4th overall.

Eight races were run in a gusty northwesterly that saw several boats capsize throughout the weekend.  The seven boats from Asheville Sailing Club were joined by Barry and Rebecca (Carolina Sailing Club), Tim and Lucas Porter (#645, Lake Norman Yacht Club), and Tom Grace and Paula Pacheco (#717, LNYC).  A full recap and pictures can be found on the Jet-14 Class website.

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Tom Grace and Paula Pacheco (#717) are chased around the top mark by Tim and Lucas Porter (#645) and Paula Hennon/Neal Bunce (#1129)

Mohican Chiefs Results

Eleven boats ignored the dire weather forecasts and then enjoyed a great weekend of sailing at Mohican SC May 27-28.  It was a competitive fleet where positions seemed to instantly change with every puff.  Look for a full summary in the upcoming JetBlasts newsletter.

2017 Mohican Chiefs

The fleet looks for wind – any wind – off the line at the 2017 Mohican Chiefs Regatta

Sail Skipper Crew Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Total
444 M. Zaugg A. Joudrey 1 2 1 1 2 7
698 N. Ireland B. Stock 6 1 3 2 3 15
1147 B. Ireland G. Auer 4 4 5 4 1 18
1133 M. Chambers J. Chambers 3 5 4 3 4 19
1132 T. Joudrey Aaron 2 6 7 7 6 28
443 I. Baker K. Baker 7 3 8 9 8 36
1161 S. FitzGibbon   5 8 2 DNF DNS 39
94 B. Joudrey P. Joudrey 9 9 6 8 7 39
483 C. Hennon A. Roessner 8 7 DNF 5 9 41
628 K. Milligan W. Milligan 11 10 10 6 5 42
1051 N. Maude J. Maude 10 11 9 10 10 50

 

Barbehenn Wins Record 20th Jet-14 Nationals

Brent Barbehenn secured his 20th Jet-14 National Championship yesterday at West River Sailing Club in Galesville, MD.  With 8 first place finishes out of the 9 races, Brent and crew Kate Erklauer dominated the fleet across a variety of wind and wave conditions.  Bryan and Tiffany Parker (Lorain Yacht and Sailing Club, OH) sailed consistently fast to easily clinch 2nd place by 12 points over Marion Zaugg and Ann Joudrey (Mohican Sailing Club, OH).  Rounding out the top 5 positions is Doug Brown and Susan Mallows (Hunterdon Sailing Club, NJ) in 4th and Koralina and James McKenna (Severn Sailing Association, MD) in 5th.

Results are posted on the Jet-14 website.  A more complete summary will be posted soon.

Jet-14 Nationals

2016 National Champions Brent Barbhenn and Kate Erklauer (558) sail out to the race course during Day 3 of the Jet-14 Nationals. Photo courtesy of Koralina McKenna

 

 

Moving Day at Jet Nationals

GALESVILLE MD – Brent Barbehenn and Kate Erklauer solidified their Day 1 lead at the 2016 Jet-14 Nationals by winning all 3 races on Day 2. Despite the somewhat promising forecast, the winds failed to materialize as the fleet raced in generally light and fluky air all day. Race 5 saw a fresh breeze fill in from the right that buried boats that went to the other side in the short, 3 lap affair. After some course adjustment and with new found confidence, the race committee sent out the Jets on a 5-lapper that took about 5 hours to complete. The final race of the day was perhaps the most challenging, with the lead boats finishing well ahead of the main pack. There were no changes to the top 6 places overall, although the top boats separated from the boats immediately behind. However, there are now four new teams in the top 10, including Barb and Tom Joudrey (Mohican Sailing Club, OH) who found the light conditions much more to their liking. The final day of racing kicks off tomorrow at 9:30 am with two races expected. Winds are forecast to be out of the north at 6-12 kt, gradually subsiding into the afternoon.

Chevron Fleet 
Pos Sail Skipper/Crew                     1   2   3   4   5   6   7   Total Pos
1   558 Barbehenn, Brent/Erklauer, Kate  [2]  1   1   1   1   1   1    6.00  1 
2  1135 Parker, Bryan/Parker, Tiffany     1   2   2   2  [7]  2   3   12.00  2 
3  1132 Zaugg, Marion/Joudrey, Anne       5   3  [7]  3   2   3   2   18.00  3 
4   747 Brown, Doug/Mallows, Susan        3   9   3   5   4   8 [10]  32.00  4 
5  1143 McKenna, Koralina/McKenna, James  9   5   6   4 [14] 10   4   38.00  5 
6   483 Hennon, Chris/Hennon, Paula       7   7   4   6   8 [17] 11   43.00  6
7   217 Michos, Dave/Michos, Sue         10   4 [OCS] 7   3  12   8   44.00  7
8   717 Grace, Tom/Pacheco, Paula        14   8   8 [17] 11   6   7   54.00  8
9    94 Joudrey, Barb/Joudrey, Tom       13  10  14  12 [16]  5   5   59.00  9
10 1146 Johnson, Eric/Cotell, Cathy      16 OCS  11  10   6  11   6   60.00 10

Jet-14 Women Nationals Results

Connie Berchem and crew Teri Fosmire (Asheville, NC) overcame light and shifty conditions today on the Chesapeake to take the 1-race Jet-14 Women National Championships.  Sailing in their recently acquired #1128, Berchem and Fosmire kept just enough momentum in the final leg to edge out Madison Porter/Nicky Einthoven (Lake Norman Yacht Club / Hunterdon Sailing Club).  It’s Berchem and Fosmire’s first National Championship.

The five boat fleet struggled to get to the race course on time as the promising morning breeze quickly laid down.  With a few seconds to go to the starting gun, Paula Hennon and crew Paula Pacheco (Asheville Sailing Club, Lake Norman Yacht Club) found themselves too close to the pin and had to circle back in 2 kt of wind.  Porter/Einthoven found a nice left shift and started on port tack, finding some decent breeze and taking the early lead.  But as most boats discovered at one time or another, there were many holes to be found and the lead changed several times up the first beat.

Local sailors Laury Parramore and Johanna, sailing the “Yankee Maid” (#1145), found enough wind on the downwind leg to pull within 40 yards of victory when a large hole developed, stopping them in their tracks and even sending them backwards.  Hennon and Pacecho were looking for the wind to fill from the right to take them to the boat end of the line but it was not to be.  That left Berchem/Fosmire and Porter/Einthoven to finish for the championship.

Unfortunately, any further racing was cancelled because of the light air and the boats were towed back in to West River Sailing Club.  The Jet-14 Open Nationals begins Friday with 22 boats registered so far.

Governor’s Cup / District III Results

Results are in from the District III Championships in NC– look for Cleveland Race Week results from the same weekend soon.

Next regatta on the schedule is the Independence Day event at Lake Norman Yacht Club.  Follow the link for information and registration.

Early registration for Nationals is underway – all of the information is available on the class website.

That’s it for now!

 

Mohican Chiefs Regatta

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:

Mohican Chiefs Results

Upcoming Events

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:

Cleveland Race Week
Governor’s Cup

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.

Classifieds

Jet-14 #1091

Jet-14 #1091 is for sale at SSA

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.

If you have any updates or other things to post here, just send me an email.

Chris
jet14webmaster
#483

 

Southern Comfort Classic Results

The first Jet-14 regatta for the 2016 season is in the books and President Barbehenn starts it off the right way.  Read the story and view the nice pictures here:

http://jet14.com/15-results/69-2016-southern-comfort-classic

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Lenny Wells and Caswell Kern of Asheville Sailing Club fly the chute in preparation for racing at the 2016 Southern Comfort Classic. Wells and Caswell would go on to a third place finish overall.

 

2015 Jet-14 Nationals Story

It didn’t take long before the out-of-staters knew they were in for something special. Prior to starting any races for the 2015 Jet-14 Nationals at Mohican Sailing Club in Mansfield, OH, we saw: 10’ high corn, Regatta Chair Marion Zaugg (one of the best sailors, and The Best regatta comedian in the country), reminders that Ohio is the home of The Ohio State University and the #1 ranked football Buckeyes, and the best cider donuts in the world, courtesy of Barbara and Anne Joudrey.

The generally hot weather turned cool just before regatta time, and lasted through the event, giving the campers some nice natural air conditioning for sleeping. There was enough wind to race 3 of the 4 days, averaging about 7 knots, and mostly from the northeast quadrant. Although not the most ideal wind direction for courses, PRO Mike Fulton, assisted by Stewart FitzGibbon and Karen Zaugg worked hard to fit the windward-leeward courses in the best possible location.

And then there was the food. Never has there been more at a regatta, and it was all great!

The early arrivals were greeted with the famous He Man Breakfast. Within hours, the Women’s Nationals got started in a nice northerly. 4 very competitive boats competed with Connie Berchem and Teri Fosmire from Asheville, NC, Taylor Sackett and Abby Freeman, borrowing Nate Ireland’s boat (Thanks Nate!) from Edgewater, OH, and 2 hometown teams of Barb and Anne Joudrey, and Karen Hugon and Ann Roessner. Team Joudrey continually worked their way to the front with good speed and tactics, taking bullets in all 3 races. Towards the end of the day things got a bit flukey, but the competitors remained patient, and fought hard until it was over. Following Team Joudrey in 2nd place were new-comers Taylor Sackett and Abby Freeman, who both have much experience in several other types of boats. 3rd place went to Connie and Teri, who have quickly picked up on how to sail a Jet in just a few years. Karen Hugon (borrowing her former boat from Dan Reiber—Thanks Dan!) and Ann Roessner ended up 4th. Nice sailing to all!

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2015 Jet-14 Women Nationals on Wednesday

Lesson Learned: Good boat speed and tactics are hard to beat.

The next day the Nationals started on time in a light, shifty northeast breeze. Race 1 saw the eager competitors pull the trigger a bit early, leading to several general recalls. Mike Gemperline and Tom Irwin (#665), after arriving at the site just hours before the starting time, sailed an impressive race, finishing with a strong 2nd. This race set the tone for how things would eventually play out for the final results, as the top 6 finishers in Race 1 placed in the top 6 for the event.

Lesson Learned: Get on the tack which points your bow closer to the next mark.

Race 2 saw the 2014 National Champs Bryan and Tiffany Parker (#1135) lead wire-to-wire for an impressive win. Just after the first mark, at the top of the run, Team Parker was alone out front with a pack of about 12 boats lined up fighting for 2nd. Several boats were patient, and showed good light air downwind speed, with Bridget Ireland and George Auer (#1147), and Nate Ireland and Ben Stock (#698) pulling out of the jam.

Lesson Learned: Try to be patient, and don’t panic in light air, especially downwind.

Day 1 start.  It's pretty obvious which end of the line is favored.

Day 1 start. It’s pretty obvious which end of the line is favored.

After only 2 races on Day 1, the fleet was anxious to get more in during Day 2. Race 3 again started in light wind, generally from the east. That said, several good puffs from the NNE were prevelent prior to starting, and the writing was on the wall this was going to be really shifty. After a clean start, one of those “puffs from the NNE” appeared, and one needed to assess whether to follow the lesson from Race 1, or don’t sail toward the next mark, but toward the puff. It turned out that sailing toward the puff was the way to go this time. Unfortunately for the 1135 Team, who had the best start, and was the early leader, a few puff chasers got by them before the 1st mark. The race continued to be a fight for the “puffs from the NNE”, with the team of Marion Zaugg and Anne Joudrey (#1132) coming on strong for 2nd. Team Parker followed closely in 3rd, with Women’s Champ Barb Joudrey (#94) and Sue Halliwell taking 4th for their best race.

Lesson Learned: Sometimes it pays to get on the tack which points your bow closer to the next puff, as opposed to the next mark.

Race 4 was similar to Race 3, with a bit less wind velocity, and the Zaugg/Joudrey Team made the most of the left side of the course to round the first mark in the lead. They ended up 2nd again, with the Ireland/Stock Team quietly sailing very consistent, taking 3rd. The Parkers were again amongst the leaders, and ended up 4th. Another Joudrey, Tom, sailing with Aaron (#120), were impressive to take 5th.

Lesson Learned: See Race 3 lesson, but beware, a good lesson for one race may not hold up for the next race.

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Doug Brown (#747), Zaugg (#1132) and B. Ireland (#1147) race upwind.

Although no one knew it at the time, Race 5 would be the last race for the regatta due to lack of wind. This would play into the final results as there would then be no throw-out race (due to not having at least 6 races). From the start, it was evident that Team 1147 was following the Race 1 Lesson approach. While many boats tacked to go left, towards what they thought—or maybe hoped—was more wind on the left (one of those “puffs from the NNE”) and not towards the 1st mark, Bridget and George took the favored tack (bow pointed more toward the mark), working their way up the right side of the course, leading at the first mark, and down the run. Then things got crazy. Team 1147 again stayed on the favored tack, and others again worked left. This time the left puff won out, and the positions were shuffled. Nate and Ben sailed another nice race, and took 2nd, while the Zaugg/Joudrey Team completed a great day with a 3rd. Dave and Sue Michos, after scraping some rust off, and not sailing in their favorite conditions, figured it all out and placed 4th.

Lesson Learned: When it gets light and flukey, there may not be any lesson to follow. Keep your head out of the boat as much as possible, keep looking for that next puff!

After waiting a bit, and having the wind come out of every direction within an hour, the fleet headed in for a steak dinner.

The final results show that Team 558 with super-crew Sarah Paisley came out on top. Sarah has a wealth of experience, and in addition to winning the 2012 Jet Nationals, she has been part of several other national champion teams in other classes. In 2nd was the Nate Ireland/Ben Stock Team, bringing #698 out of mothballs, and sailing a very consistent series with all top 5 finishes. 3rd went to Marion Zaugg and Anne Joudrey, just 2 points back, with a very strong final 3 races. Bryan and Tiffany Parker were 4th, and also the top husband/wife team, and several times fought their way back from early race setbacks. 5th went to Bridget Ireland and George Auer, who were also very consistent with all single digit finishes. Both Ireland boats were impressive, as they posted their best nationals finishes while not having sailed much in the past few years. The Mike Gemperline and Tom Irwin ended up 6th, and by far were hurt the most due to not having a throw-out. But we’re guessing they had the most fun of any boat at the event! One point back in 7th were Tom Grace and Paula Pacheco, also with all top 10 finishes. Paul and PJ Blonski were 8th, and tied Charlie and Megan Bark for Most Improved from 2014. Dave and Sue Michos ended up in 9th, thanks to their fine last race, and Doug Brown and Susan Mallows from NJ were 10th. Word has it that Doug, who has rebuilt several Jets, has already taken apart #747, to be rebuilt again…..so watch out for more speed next year!

Other awards included the Persistence Award, which went to Jim House and Joe Murr. Madison Porter, traveling from Charlotte, NC to sail with her dad Tim, won the Youngest Sailor Award. Taylor Sackett and Abby Freeman won the Best Finish for 1st Time Nationals Award.

And so the party was over. The boats and kids were packed up, cars ready to roll. But not before one last good meal. Mohican Sailing Club treated all to a great time, and we thank Marion Zaugg and his fleet, and PRO Mike Fulton and his committee for another great Nationals! We said goodbye to one another, goodbye to the 10’ corn, to the Buckeyes, and to the cider donuts. Mohican Sailing Club is a special place, and if any Jet-14 sailor has never been there, put it on your places-to-go list.

Also, a big THANK YOU to Chris Hennon, for his fine and enthusiastic service to the Class as President for the past 2 years. He has put the Class in a good position to move forward in 2016!

See you all at West River next August, and hopefully sooner at other regattas.

Brent Barbehenn (#558)

Full results here: 2015 Jet-14 Nationals