2013 Chaos Cup at Quannapowitt YC in Wakefield, MA
From Diane Kampf - Greg and I had the pleasure of participating in the 6th Annual Flying Scot Chaos Cup regatta at Quannapowitt Yacht Club in Wakefield, MA, on Saturday, October 19. the Chaos Cup has a long history at QYC, but most recently has become a Flying Scot regatta. QYC has a long history as well, being the oldest inland Yacht Club in the country having been founded in 1884!
It was a rare 70-degree day in October and very sunny with light air - note that we have sailed this regatta in the past with winter hats, gloves and jackets and howling winds!. We had 4 boats from Massapoag Yacht Club in Sharon, MA, and 2 boats from Candlewood Yacht Club in New Fairfield, CT, who travelled to join the 5 Quannapowitt boats who were hosting the event. There were 8, yes 8, races all in one day between 10 AM and 3 PM,going in for lunch in between, so we did not waste much time on the water between races! The RC did all they could to handle the light air blowing 5 to maybe10, and the wind shifts, and we thank them so much for that. When I say shifty, I mean shifty - at one point I just took off the spinnaker pole from the sail and the mast and flew the spinnaker while the main jibed back and forth several times! One minute right was the right was to go, then left, then right, you get the picture.
There were only a few points between places, and Roger and Laura from Massapoag won the regatta, Jim Cavanagh and John Houstle from Massapoag were 2nd. Mark Reiffenhauser and Dave Irving from Candlewood were 3rd. Greg and I (from Massapoag) were 4th and Dave Rousseau and Hen Smit Sibinga from Massapoag were 5th. Complete results are here. Pictures are here.
This is already on our calendar for next year. Hope some of you can join us for all the fun!