The Great Schooner Model Society

Event Reports
2006


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Surgent Spring Regatta - April 2, 2006
by George Surgent

We had a great turnout. Ten schooners with a couple of Skipjacks thrown in just for fun. That made for a total of twelve captains in all. Dave Querin traveled the farthest coming from Ohio with his Sharpie. Speaking of Sharpies, four new ones (Tom Younger, Richard Rogers, Al Suydam and Buck McClellan) made their debut bringing the total to six, including mine. Ed Gera brought his newest bugeye model of the Brown Smith and Jones. Herb Jones, Marty Hayes and Mike Summers rounded out the field of schooners. Len Addiss and Butch Garren were the Skipjack sailors.

The weather was beautiful with light and variable winds . A few of the Sharpies managed to plane briefly, always a thrill. A good turnout of first mates added to the fun and made for another outstanding lunch . During lunch a brief discussion of schooner class rules was led by Al Suydam concerning static judging at the upcoming Vintage Watercraft Regatta. We will try and get something out on these changes soon. The afternoon finished out with more racing, seven races in all.

1st2nd3rd
Race #1Al SuydamMike SummersBuck McClellan
Race #2Al SuydamRichard RogersMike Summers
Race #3Mike SummersBuck McClellanMarty Hayes
Race #4Buck McClellanMarty Hayes???
Race #5Marty HayesBuck McClellanMike Summers
Race #6Mike SummersGeorge SurgentTom Younger
Race #7Tom YoungerMike SummersMarty Hayes


Calvert Marine Museum Regatta - May 21, 2006
by George Surgent

It was a beautiful day at CMM. Plenty of sun and more than enough wind. If the sharpies weren't planing they were on their sides. Five schooners made the event. ( Marty Hayes and #8 VIVIAN, Herb Jones #00 MISS PEG, Al Suydam #22 sharpie, Ed Gera no# terrapin sharpie, George Surgent#777 BAY BOY) We had eight races in all. Al Suydam dominated the first five races until he ripped the clew out of his mainsail while hoisting it from the water, Ouch! Al was on his way to an otherwise perfect day. Herb Jones took the honors with consistent sailing through out the day. As usual a great lunch was served under the light house. Racing resumed after lunch with continued high winds.

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Race #1Al SuydamGeorge Surgent
Race #2Al SuydamHerb JonesGeorge Surgent
Race #3Al SuydamGeorge SurgentHerb Jones
Race #4Al SuydamMarty HayesHerb Jones
Race #5Al SuydamHerb JonesMarty Hayes
Race #6Marty HayesHerb JonesGeorge Surgent
Race #7Herb JonesMarty HayesGeorge Surgent
Race #8Marty HayesHerb JonesGeorge Surgent


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George and Ed ready their schooners
Ed's new terrapin sharpie on its maiden salt water sail

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Al , Herb and Marty at the controls.

Calvert Marine Museum Regatta - June 25, 2006
by George Surgent

Len Addis was the race chairman, keeping score and starting races. Eight schooners were in attendance. It was a beautiful day, good racing, good food, good friends!!!

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Race #1 Herb Jones Marty Hayes Buck McClellan
Race #2 Al Suydam Herb Jones Buck McClellan
Race #3 Al Suydam Marty Hayes George Surgent
Race #4 Buck McClellan George Surgent Herb Jones
Race #5 Marty Hayes Herb Jones Buck McClellan
Race #6 Buck McClellan Marty Hayes George Surgent
Race #7 Al Suydam Marty Hayes Tom Younger
Race #8 Herb Jones Marty Hayes Al Suydam


Jones Regatta - July 30, 2006
by Herb Jones

Kent Wells bought Marty Hayes' NY 50. He also has a smaller "America" that was built by Doug Bremmer. Kent sailed the "America" too. Ed and Elsie Gera brought a few friends from the Havre de Grace Museum. Ed had problems with his Sharpie but his friend sailed Ed's Bugeye. Marty's batteries went bad so we just did some fun sailing. Winds were light to moderate that favored "Miss Peg". Got hot in the afternoon, so we sat around and yacked some and called it a day. Nice fun day.

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Race #1Herb JonesMarty HayesKent Wells
Race #2Herb JonesMarty HayesKent Wells
Race #3Marty HayesHerb JonesKent Wells
Race #4Herb JonesMarty HayesKent Wells


USVMYG Traditional Watercraft Regatta - Sept 23-24, 2006

Surgent Fall Regatta - Oct 22, 2006