2021 Vintage Marblehead Race Results

 

VM#1 Race Saturday, April 24 2021            

-- Steady NW breeze; upper 60s with sunny skies 

-- Eleven heats; no throw-outs given clear water   

-- Traditional (TR 1930-45) VMs = 3; High Flyer (HF 1946-70) VMs = 4

-- Al Fearn, Scorer  

Racing Summary

1. Thom McLaughlin 22 points (5 firsts) 1950 / HF Naskeag #5

2. Rick Laird 28 points (1 first) 1930s / TR Iris #153

3. Chris Hornick 35 points (5 firsts) 1960s / HF Warrior II #70

4. Jack Woods 40 points  (1 first) 1960s / HF UK #948

5. Rick Gates 56 points 1930s / TR War Room #122  

6. Alain Jousse Withdrew* / 1930s TR Cheerio II #049

7. John Snow Withdrew** / 1940s HF Broom Hybrid #34 

 

*   Eight DNSs   **  Nine DNSs  

 

John Snow

VM Fleet Captain 

Marblehead MYC 


 

 

Saturday, 05/08/2021

VM#2 Race Overview           

-- Steady NE breeze w/upper 40s temp and full overcast   

-- Ten Heats using once-around course with single offset   

-- Two High Flyer (HF 1946-70) VMs competed

-- Two Traditional (TR 1930-1945) VMs electronic problems 

-- Al Fearn, Scorer  

Racing Summary

1. Thom McLaughlin 11 points (10 firsts) 1950 / HF Naskeag #5

2. Jack Woods 19 points (single first) / HF UK Design #948

3. DNS Skippers:

--- Rick Laird 1930s / TR Madcap #32

--- Steve White 1930s / TR Cheerio I #14

Note 

VM#3 on June 3; VM#4 "Full Cup" June 26 (w/TR & HF Awards)  

 

 

John Snow

VM Fleet Captain 

Marblehead MYC 

 

VM#3 Race Saturday, June 5, @ Redd's Pond             

-- Steady SW / W wind; mid-80s with sunny skies

-- Once around course with single offset 

-- Twelve Heats scored; one throw-out   

-- Traditional (TR 1930-45) VMs 2; High Flyer (HF 1946-70) VMs 4

-- Al Fearn, Scorer  

Racing Summary

1. Thom McLaughlin 27 points (6 firsts) 1950s/HF Naskeag #5

2. Biff Martin 37 points (3 firsts) 1960s/HF UK 2929 

3. Alain Jousse 42 points (1 first) 1930s /TR Cheerio II #049 

4. Jack Woods 44 points 1960s/HF UK #948 

5. Rick Laird* 48 points (1 first) 1930s TR Madcap #32   

6. Rick Gates 48 points** 1940s (1 first) /HF Broom Mod #6    

* Tiebreaker = 3rd places    ** 3 DNSs by de-masting   

 

John Snow

VM Fleet Captain 

Marblehead MYC 

 

Full VM Cup/VM#4 Race Saturday, June 26, @ Redd's Pond             

-- Steady SW / W wind; mid-80s with sunny skies

-- Once-around-course + offset; 13 heats scored/two throw-outs   

-- Traditional VMs (TR1930-45) 4; High Flyer VMs (HF1946-70) 4

-- Two AMYA Epic Ms invited (HFs) to achieve Ten Entries

-- Perpetual Bill Full VM Cup = TR VM Fleet Winner Rick Laird 

-- Nautical Chart Plaques = "Top Three" Skippers TR & HF Designs 

-- Sue Martin, Scorer; John Snow RD  

 

Fleet Racing Summary

1. Cliff Martin HF 1960s Magic Dragon 19 points (6 firsts); #1040  

2. Herb Dreher HF 1950s Sunwind 22 points (3 firsts); # 96

3. Thom McLaughlin HF 1950s Naskeag 30 points (1 first); #5

4. Rick Laird*  TR 1930s Iris 46 points (1 first); #153

5.  Jim Linville HF Epic M 52 points (1 first); #337 

6. Al Fearn HF Epic M 64 points (1 first); #1672 

7. Alain Jousse TR 1930s Cheerio II 68 points; #049

8. John Storrow TR  1930s Madcap 73 points; #206

9. Rick Gates** HF 1940s Broom Hybrid (Withdrew); #6    

10. Chris Hornick*** TR 1960s Warrior II (Withdrew); #70        

      *Perpetual Full Cup Winner

    **Rudder Servo Breakdown   

   ***Sail Rig Breakdown

 

John Snow

VM Fleet Captain / Marblehead MYC 

978-594-8521 / jsnowj@comcast.net

 

 

VM#4 Race Saturday, July 31, @ Redd's Pond             

-- Slightly flukey SW / W / N wind with 70s and sunny skies

-- 1 to 1.5 course length using variable offsets 

-- Eleven heats scored; one throw-out   

-- 3 Traditional VMs (TR 1930-45); 1 High Flyer VM (HF 1946-70)

-- Race winner determined next course setup   

-- Al Fearn, Scorer  

Racing Summary

1. Thom McLaughlin 15 points (6 firsts) 1950s/HF Sylyan #5

2. Rick Gates 24 points (2 firsts) 1940s/HF Broom Mod #6

3. Rick Laird 26 points (2 firsts) 1930s/TR Madcap #32    

4. Alain Jousse 36 points (1 first) 1930s/TR Cheerio II #049  

V#5 Race - Saturday, August 21 

 

John Snow

VM Fleet Captain 

 

 

  Results:


VM#5 Race Saturday, August 21, @ Redd's Pond             

-- Steady SW wind with 70s and sunny skies

-- Once around course length with single offset  

-- Twelve heats scored; one throw-out   

-- 2 High Flyer VMs (1946-1970)   

-- John Snow, Scorer  

Racing Summary

1. Jack Woods 13 points (9 firsts) 1960s/HF Unknown UK 

2. Rick Gates 19 points (2 firsts) 1940s/HF Broom Mod #6

 

John Snow

VM Fleet Captain 

Marblehead MYC 

978-594-8521

jsnowj@comcast.net


 

VM#7 Race Saturday, September 25, @ Redd's Pond             

-- Light NE sea breeze with low 70s / partly sunny skies

-- Once-around-course; 10 heats scored with one throw-out   

-- Three Traditional VM designs competed (1930-45 origin)

-- Prep US VMYG National Championship Regatta Oct 14-17 in PA  

-- Al Fern, Scorer  

TR Fleet Summary

1. Rick Laird  TR 1930s Iris 11 points (7 firsts); #153  

2. Alain Jousse TR 1930s Cheerio II 15 points (3 firsts); #049

3. Rick Gates TR 1940s War Room 25 points; #122  

 

NOTE: VM#8 Race Saturday, Oct 23, will serve as 2021 Bithell VM Memorial Cup Regatta as well.  

 

John Snow

VM Fleet Captain / Marblehead MYC 

978-594-8521 / jsnowj@comcast.net