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Instead of Football Regatta 2019
Trimarans, power boats, and two Army Landing Craft
January 3, 2019
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anuary 1 is the Instead of Football Regatta. Rain or shine, cold or warm, the regatta takes place. All boats, power or sail, can join the race. There are no scores. Winners are chosen by random at the skipper’s meeting, which takes place after the regatta.

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Billy Creech (and crew) on his Trimaran, Senior Moment
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The regatta is open to all boats – small, large, sail, and motor.

Nelda Coats, organizer of the event, counted roughly 42 boats on the water. TownDock was on the water for the event and included two Army Landing Craft (who had been at the fuel docks in the morning) and a returning fishing trawler for a total of 45 participants.

This year’s winners (chosen at random from a hat):
1st Place: Bob Slook, Blue Moon
2nd Place: Donna Creech, Senior Moment
3rd Place: Todd Cox, Loon

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A view from above.
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Learning to sail on the Phoenix.
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Jen Smart and Tim Balfour on their Flicka Pollywog.
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Tom and Liz Lathrop, with passengers Carol and Ken Small, on their power vessel Liz.
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Knot Shore and Old Glory pass on the port side.
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Army landing vessels were visiting Oriental to refuel. They started the race, but left for other ports.
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The scene from above, before the start.

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Posted Thursday January 3, 2019 by Allison DeWeese


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