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

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

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


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.

Sailing away from the starting line, under the bridge into the creeks.



One of the larger sail boats in the regatta heads towards the creeks.
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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