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Greens Creeks Challenge 2022
Oriental's small boat tradition
September 19, 2022

T
he 31st annual Greens Creek Challenge had great small boat sailing weather with 20 sailors on 14 different boats.

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  • 1st place – Maddison Scott – on a 420 (single handed)
  • 2nd place – Richard Johnson and Michele Parrish -Wayfarer
  • 3rd place – Uwe Heine and Nancy Collins

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The challenge part of the Greens Creek Challenge: finding the hidden Rubber Chicken.

In addition to the usual first through third places awards, there were some additional awards:

• The Rock Award – Billy Creech and Jen Barbour – for confirming that there are rocks between the Danger bouys and shore.
• The Throwable PFD award – Gary Ramsey – for capsizing on such a beautiful day.
• The Most Improved/Sandbag award – Elese and Theodora Iversen – for the most improved second race.
• The Youngest Sailors – Wes and Dillon Barbour – for the lowest average age.
• Rubber Chicken Award – Brody Shobe – for finding the rubber chicken.

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Sailing away from the starting line, under the bridge into the creeks.
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One of the larger sail boats in the regatta heads towards the creeks.
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Stephanie Carperos’ marker deflation technique.

Finally, Bow To Stern Chief Morale Officer Tug at the awards ceremony:

The 2022 Greens Creek Challenge was Saturday, September 17.


Story by Jim Edwards. Photos by Jim Edwards and Allison DeWeese.

Posted Monday September 19, 2022 by Allison DeWeese


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