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The Hampton Yacht Club, along with co-sponsors WAVY TV 10 and Hampton Frolics, proudly support the efforts of Edmarc Hospice for Children, Full Circle AlDS Hospice Support, Sentara Hospice Program, Hospice Volunteers of Portsmouth, Mary Immaculate Hospice, Maryview Wellspring Hospice and Riverside Hospice by hosting the Hospice Regatta of Greater Hampton Roads.
Race Awards Ceremony and entertainment featuring
The Fabulous Cruisers
begins at Mill Point Park 5-9 p.m
Tickets for awards ceremony available at HYC or at
$25 General Public,
$15 for Skippers and Crew
(Food and beverage included)
Please call the Hampton Frolics office at 757-727-6429 .
Schedule of The Day
||Sponsors gather at the Hampton Visitors Center for boarding of observation vessels|
|11:00 AM||Race Signals begin|
|12:30 PM||Luncheon served abaord|
|2-2:30 PM||Guests Debark at Hampton Visitor Center|
|5-9 PM||Awards Ceremony and "Party at the Point"|
To become an Honorary Commodore, Captain, Navigator, First Mate or Yeoman contact the Hospice Regatta of Greater Hampton Roads, Inc at 757-599-3063 or any non-profit hospice listed above.
Directions: To Downtown Hampton. I64 to County St Exit 267. Mill Point Park is located on Wine Street. Parking is available at several convenient parking garages.
DAILY PRESS ARTICLE
Mirage Captures Hospice Regatta
By Sarah Sue Ingram
- The bad luck of the draw kept Fatal Attraction from winning the Hampton Yacht
Club's fourth annual Hospice Regatta Saturday.
The draw of the sailboat is 9 -1/2 feet of water, and that was the problem. It gets complicated. When different types and sizes of sailboats race each other, they are given handicaps just like golfers - except in "time" instead of "strokes." For example, Fatal Attraction had to give Avalanche about four minutes, the bigger and faster boat's crew said.
Fatal Attraction, a 39-foot sailboat skippered by Ken Saylor, actually crossed the finish line first of all the big boats in the regatta. But running aground three times - due in part, the winning crew contended, to an altered course by the race committee - cost Fatal Attraction time and dropped it to fourth place in the preliminary results.
Hospice Cup Winner Mirage
Fatal Attraction filed a request for redress immediately after the race. Final results
showed Mirage, skippered by Christian Schaumloffel, the winner.
Fatal Attractions' crew used scientific, high-tech data on which to base its appeal.
Below deck, David Jennette scrutinized a machine that looks like a large
depth-finder to call up a map of the Northern Hemisphere and then zeroed in on the water
near the Hampton Yacht Club for precise depths and distances. He calculated that Fatal
Attraction had to go almost a mile and a half out of the way to reach a mark that was
a straight line for the other boats.
"It's like if we left Norfolk and were racing to Hampton, and where everybody else could take the bay bridge tunnel, we had to take the Monitor-Merrimac," Jennette explained. "We had to detour."
"It was an unfair course for us - we want our time back," said Reggie Hammonds. "We draw more water than anybody in the race."
Fatal Attraction, an HYC-based boat, which is raced competitively from Newport,
R.I., to Key West, actually should have swung wider off course Saturday, because its deep
draw made it run aground hard, twisting the keel.
"We were aground for three or four minutes," Saylor said. "It seemed like an eternity," added his wife and crew member, Andria Saylor.
While Fatal Attraction was grounded, other boats made up ground. "They never caught us, but they got a lot closer," Ken Saylor said. "We ran aground two more times after that."
PHRF B Winner
Even though they were vociferous about their appeal,
captain and crew said the race committee had a tough job finding the wind Saturday. Still
air delayed the start of the race almost two hours before the race committee found a puffy
place for the 32 boats to compete.
PHRF A: 1. Mirage (Christian Schaumloffel), A.K.A. (Dan Lawrence), 3. Avalanche (Sledd Shelhorse), 4. Fatal Attraction (Ken Saylor), 5. Full Circle (Sanford Richardson), 6. Moondoggie (Nick & Tina Worth), 7. Battle Wagon (John Hanna), 8. Vamp 3 (Terry Nicolls III), 9. Revenge 2 (Bill Peach), 10. Scramin' 2 (Griff Anderson), 11. Feather (Phil Briggs).
PHRF B: 1. Cheryl Lea (Ben Weeks), 2. Gremellyn (Greg Cutter), 3. Blitzen (Mike Headen), 4. Callinectes (Ben Cuker), 5. Independence (Graham Field), 6. Surprise (Robert Thomas), 7. Ganar (Dave Bouchard), 9. P.F. Flyer (Larry Preddy).
PHRF C: 1. Braker (Doug Perry), 2. Blue Jacket (Richard Foster), 3. Miss Anne Thor (Richard Payne), 4. Decision (David Arnold). About Time DQ.
PHRF N: 1. Slingshot (Bill Drinkwater), 2. Bay Dreamer (John Bergman), 3. Faith (Rudy Lotz), 4. Insolvent (Ben Owens), 5. Won O Five (Bob Nunn).
HOSPICE: 1. Cloud 9 (Thomas Preddy), 2. Polaris (David Fowler), 3. Tidewater (Marty Steffens), 4. Slow Dance (Buck Lawrence), 5. Orion (Pat McLaughlin), 6. Pookie Too (Richard Sheppard).