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.

 

 

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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!