Southern Bay Racing News You Can Use #562, Turkey Shoot Hospice Regatta

PUT THIS GOBBLER IN THE BOOKS!The 2011 TURKEY SHOOT HOSPICE REGATTA wrapped up yesterday after two and one-half days of partying, live bluegrass music, racing, and general blow-out fun on the Myer Creek – Corrotoman – Rappahannock Rivers water axis. Saturday Mother Nature gave the racers a beautiful Fall day on the Rapp with bright sunshine and moderate breezes. Of the 84 entries (all classic designs at least 25 years old), 79 raced and all who started finished.

On Sunday, hopeful of a repeat of Saturday conditions, racers started the traditional pursuit race in light breezes that got them up the track, but then evaporated.  Twelve (12) of the hardiest finished the race in mere vapors and the turkeys were put to bed.  Kudos go to Ken and Karen Knull, owners of host Yankee Point Marina, for their extraordinary support of the Hospice effort on the Northern Neck.  Here are the  TURKEY SHOOT FLEET WINNERS:  Fleet C: Joe and Linda Waters, Birthday Party  (Joe and Linda earned the birth in the National Hospice Alliance Regatta in St Petersburg next spring).  Fleet D: David Williams, Poe Bird;  Fleet E: Dick Moylan, Windtimidation;  Fleet F: Frank Murphy, Last Boat III;  Fleet G: Mike Chesser, Scuba Kat;  Fleet H: Bob Adcock, Felicity;  Fleet I: Ned Crockett, Ladybug.   Event Chair: Karen Knull;  Principal Race Officer: John McCarthy;  Scoring: Anna Mulvany;  Signal Boat Captain: Mike Thompson (Contessa);  Mark Boats: Tom Ashe and Mosby West (Wild Fire); Jim Young and Gary Fricke (Dwindle Down); and Don Crabtree (Jammin’).

The Turkey Shoot Hospice Regatta is a special event to a lot of folks.  For some it’s their birthday weekend, for some it’s a return to a favorite place, and so on.  But, for Joe and Linda Waters of Columbia, South Carolina,  it’s super special.  Last year (2010) Joe and Linda were married at Turkey Shoot and this year, of course, they celebrated their first anniversary.   Now, that’s a way to keep track of your anniversary date!!

For additional information contact:  Lin McCarthy, (757) 850-4225
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WCSC’s 2011 Hospice Regatta October 14-16

‎69 boats from 14 states entered to race last weekend on Hartwell Lake, helping WCSC net $44,464 for Hospice of the Upstate in Anderson SC. The Regatta was a huge success this year with a record amount raised for the Hospice of the Upstate! Wahooo!

Boats in 8 different classes with Dave Shearlock from Illinois winning the overall Championship and will represent WCSC at the Hospice Regattas National Championship April 20-22 in St. Petersburg, Florida. WCSC members who won classes were Wayne Cheser in PHRF C, Dick Harder in PHRF B and John Kreidler in the Flying Scot class. Congratulations guys!


2011 Turkey Shoot Hospice Regatta – October 7-9, 2011

HOSPICE TURKEY SHOOT REGATTA’s 16 th year on Virginia’s Rappahannock River.  Each year more boats qualify as “classic yachts.”

Thanks to our Sponsors.
Yankee Point Marina, for making the whole thing possible.
Latell Sails Deltaville, for all the streamers we use on all the boats.
West Marine, for use of their Marks
Premier Sailing School, for the website and the water taxis and the rescue boats.
Rappahannock River Yacht Club for the mark boat and crew.


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