2013 Wife-Husband Championships - 6/29-6/30/2013

2013 W-H Sharps

As of race time Saturday, there were 42 wife-husband teams registered, from 11 different states, for the Flying Scot Wife-Husband Championships at Deep Creek Lake, MD. Regatta Chair Bob Vance and his team gave us a great day and we could hardly wait to go back out on Sunday.  With 28 Championship boats and 14 Challenger boats, we started racing at 12:00 noon on 6/29 and had two fairly long races. We had mostly sunny conditions in the seventies, and with a southwest wind and shifty conditions, there were lots of boats hugging the shore to get the best of the winds, and lots of tacking duels going on. You found yourself ahead of a boat, then behind them, then ahead of them again, and never knew where you might end up. The spinnaker legs had boats doing the same thing and two boats side by side had totally different wind. At the end of the day's racing, we were treated to a great meal at the Deerhaven clubhouse, prepared by Bob and his wife Karen - what a treat! And we sang happy birthday to Bill Ross, who is here working as a judge along with pals Larry Taggart and Forest Rogers. 

On Sunday, there was little wind so we started with a postpone.  Around noon we went out and the RC set the course 3 times with the winds shifting southeast to east and sometimes no wind at all.  For the Championship Division, the place to start was at the pin end, with everyone at the boat end getting the short end of the stick.  We were able to finish a W2 and the Challenger Division had their course shortened when the wind died down quite a bit.  The Merediths won the Championship Division and the Wesleys won the Challenger Division.  The winner of the Century trophy for the highest place for any couple with combined ages of 100+ went to John and Sharon Wake.   Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to Deep Creek Yacht Club for hosting a wonderful regatta!!

FINAL RESULTS ARE here

Pictures taken by Doug Williams are HERE

Pictures from Glenn Wesley are HERE

Pictures from Diane Kampf are HERE