2013 Fall 48 and Carolinas District Championship
Carolinas District Championship & Fall 48 Regatta by Carol Claypool
The 2014 Carolinas District Championship & Fall 48 Regatta was held at the Lake Norman Yacht Club in Mooresville, NC< 0n 11/2-11/3/2013. Saturday there was a decent westerly breeze, and we got in two races, a W-L-W and a second one that was twice around. By that time the skies on the horizon were dark with rain, and the RC sent everyone in.
Most people had reached the dock when the rain hit, and it didn’t last long. Everyone entertained themselves on shore either participating in the GPS based treasure hunt or munching on appetizers. Dinner was very tasty chicken with pasta, green beans, corn bread, and coconut cake. The island theme really kicked in after dinner with prizes for the best costumes and a trivia contest that tested people’s knowledge of islands near and far.
Sunday the wind was northerly and often 10 – 15 knots with random gusts to 18 and higher. Once in a while the wind backed off, only to pick back up and throw in a few punches on top of that. It was also even shiftier than usual with some shifts coming so quickly that you were left luffing before the first tack had been completed and had to fall off even more or struggle to tack back. Three long W-L-W races provided lots of opportunities to try and “get it right”, and there were several very close finishes.
Bob and Smita Quinn, regatta Co-Chairs, presented the trophies as follows:
1st – Allan Terhune, Dave Perkowski, AYC
2nd – Paul Abdullah, Alex Krumdieck, Rudder Club
3rd – Rob Whittemore, John Wake, FBYC
4th – Harry & Karen Carpenter, Deep Creek YRA
5th – Eric Aschaffenburg, Paul Beaudry, LNYC
6th – Ryan & Stacey Malmgren, EYC
7th – Peter Beam, Graham Martin, LNYC
8th – Darrell & Kris Van Hutten, Deep Creek Lake SA
Carolinas District Championship
1st – Eric Aschaffenburg, Paul Beaudry, LNYC
2nd – Peter Beam, Graham Martin, LNYC
3rd – Charles Buckner, Dale Oller
Thanks to everyone who competed and all of the volunteers who helped make this another successful regatta.
Full results are attached below.