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The 2021 Oriental Cup Regatta
Three sailing clubs, one race
October 18, 2021

he Oriental Dinghy Club, the Sailing Club of Oriental, and the Neuse Sailing Association. Once a year the three clubs get together as the Nautical Cooperative of Oriental (NCO) for the Oriental Cup Regatta.

The view from SV Duende. (Christel Monmoine photo)

The regatta is a two day event, with dinner and drinks beginning the night before at the Oriental Marina and Inn, and the Tiki Bar. Racing happens on Saturday and Sunday is the awards ceremony. There is an actual cup; it gets passed from winner to winner each year.

This year, there was also a canvas bag given to the winners:

A canvas tote for the winners – potentially more practical than a cup.

This year, nineteen boats competed in three categories: the Cruising class, the Spinnaker division, and the JAM (Jib & Main) division also called the Non-Spinnaker division.

The results are:
Spinnaker Division
1 Heartbeat Etchells, Bob Slook
2 Loon Etchells, Todd Cox
3 Oriental Express Etchells, Henry Frazer

JAM (Jib & Main) Division
1 Bodacious J34C, Steve Peters
2 Duende Catalina 30, Don Munn
3 Stimulus Cal 28, Madison Scott
4 Il Gatto Nonsuch 30, Joe Valinoti
5 Liberty Erickson 35-3, David Poth
6 Felicité S2/27, Eric Johnson

Cruising Division
1 Baggywrinkle TMI 26, Mark Hittner
2 Dutch Wind Hunter, Ed Thompson
3 Elusive Catalina 36, Dale Hedin
4 Miss Adventure Catalina 35, Rick Fears
5 Miss Bebe Quickstp 24, David Slater
6 Sanctuary Beneteau Oceanis 423, Carl Crothers
7 About Time Irwin 31, Joe Scarangella
8 Spindthrift Bristol, Steve Moser
9 Jorum Gemini 35, Chris Behr
10 Genevieve Neanneau SO 42, Stephen Dawes

The J34C Bodacious took first in the non-spinnaker division.
Bodacious trailed by Liberty.
SV Duende follows close behind SV Liberty. SV Duende took second, SV Liberty came in 5th. (Christel Monmoine photo)
Four vessels – two of them Etchells – sail around the committee boat.
Aboard the ODC Committee Boat, they call the time, sound the horn, and clock the time.
There were three entries in the Spinnaker Division – all Etchells.
The crew of the Nonsuch 30 Il Gatto.
SV Genevieve’s jib loses wind after coming about.
Felicité, Bodacious, Stimulus, and Liberty; all competitors in the Jib & Main division.
The crew of Loon.
Bob Slook and his Etchell Heartbeat took the ‘cup’. (Christel Monmoine photo)

Posted Monday October 18, 2021 by Allison DeWeese

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