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Croaker Festival Regatta 2019
FJs and Sunfish at Croaker Fest
July 1, 2019

wenty-five small sailboats took to the water off the town for the Annual Croaker Festival Regatta.

Croaker Festival Regatta 2019
Croaker Festival 2019 Regatta Sailors. (Paul Welles)

A fleet of fourteen FJs, with a two person crew, was the largest class. The Sunfish class had eleven competitors, several of whom were veteran championship sailors. The race series was held in gentle winds just off the town and was easily visible from shore. The results are as follows:

Croaker Festival Regatta 2019
The Sunfish class. (Paul Welles)

1st place – Sonya Dean of Raleigh, NC
2nd place – Alex Dean of Raleigh, NC
3rd place – George Midyette of Oriental, NC
4th place – George Seachrist of New Bern, NC
5th place – Bob Slook of Oriental, NC
6th place – Mark Evans of Winston Salem, NC
7th place – Brian Burgess of Arapahoe, NC
8th place – Don Distafano of Blounts Creek, NC
9th place – Joe Johnson of Burlington, NC
10th place – Buddy Kelly of Burlington, NC

Croaker Festival Regatta 2019
The two-person crew FJs. (Paul Welles)

FJ Class
1st place – Katherine-Anna Hamner and Umi Noritake of Camp Sea Gull and Seafarer (CSGSF)
2nd place – Donn Munn of Oand Christel Monmoine of Raleigh, NC and Oriental, NC
3rd place – Cole Wise and Olivia Hennon of Asheville, NC
4th place – Georgia Mattis and Bradon Benesh of CSGSF
5th place – Paula Hennon and Michelle Lunsford of Asheville, NC
6th place – Alina Gialecki and Parker Tolbert of CSGSF
7th place – Maisie Jones and Holden Howie of CSGSF
8th place – Mary Outland and Cameron Sipp of CSGSF
9th place – Joseph Carl and Anderene D’Angelo of Saxapahaw, NC
10th place – Katherine Perriello and Sam Caviness of CSGSF
11th place – Aidan Plaice and Wyatt Plaice of Raleigh, NC
12th place – Fiona Bonner and Joshua Bonner of Merrit, NC
13th place – Rhonin Plaice and Donald Campbell of Raleigh, NC and Oriental, NC

(Pictures, results, and information contributed by Paul Welles.)

Posted Monday July 1, 2019 by Allison DeWeese

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