The Great Schooner Model Society

Event Reports
2007


Surgent Spring Regatta - April 22, 2007
by George Surgent

Beautiful weather with light winds greeted the six schooner captains and their models. Herb Jones, Buck McClellan, Marty Hayes, Richard Rogers, Al Suydam, and yours truly took part in the days racing. Nearly all the firsts went to Al with the seconds and thirds evenly distributed among the rest of the pack. Buck sailed well in the morning and might have garnered more of the top places if he didn't have to leave early. The pot luck lunch was abundant and delicious as usual.

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Race #1Al SuydamBuck McClellanHerb Jones
Race #2Al SuydamGeorge SurgentBuck McClellan
Race #3Al SuydamHerb JonesBuck McClellan
Race #4Al SuydamBuck McClellanHerb Jones
Race #5Al SuydamGeorge SurgentMarty Hayes
Race #6Al SuydamGeorge SurgentMarty Hayes
Race #7Herb JonesRichard RogersAl Suydam
Race #8Herb JonesMarty HayesAl Suydam
Race #9Al SuydamRichard RogersMarty Hayes
Race #10Al SuydamMarty HayesRichard Rogers
Race #11Al SuydamRichard RogersGeorge Surgent

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Herb stashes his cradle after launching his schooner Miss Peg as Richard and Al prepare to launch their sharpies.
Herb leads the way followed by Al, 22 and Buck, 54. The water became a perfect mirror when the wind died. ~

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Herb celebrates his 84th birthday with a cake made by his lovely wife Peg.
Schooner captains and visitors on the dock.

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The light breeze was just enough to move the schooners.

Jones Regatta - July 22, 2007
by George Surgent

Beautiful weather, near perfect winds and a great venue made for an enjoyable day of sailing. Sorry, no photos.

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Race #1Al SuydamHerb JonesGeorge Surgent
Race #2Al SuydamHerb JonesGeorge Surgent
Race #3Al SuydamHerb JonesGeorge Surgent
Race #4George SurgentAl SuydamHerb Jones
Race #5Al SuydamHerb JonesGeorge Surgent
Race #6Al SuydamHerb JonesGeorge Surgent
Race #7Herb JonesAl SuydamGeorge Surgent
Race #8Herb JonesGeorge SurgentAl Suydam
Race #9Al SuydamHerb JonesEd Gera
Race #10Al SuydamHerb JonesGeorge Surgent
Race #11Al SuydamHerb JonesGeorge Surgent
Race #12Al SuydamHerb JonesGeorge Surgent
Race #13Al SuydamHerb JonesGeorge Surgent

Calvert Marine Museum - September 30, 2007
by George Surgent

Had a great turn out for this event, ten schooners in all including captains and many spouses. Dave and Sue Querin came in all the way from Ohio! The weather was beautiful with enough breeze to have 10 races. Butch Garren sailed his new sharpie with sexy "violet" sails and black hull earning her the name Victorias Secret for the day. Sharpies swelled the ranks with seven in all.

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Race #1Al SuydamBuck McClellanButch Garren
Race #2Len AddisBuck McClellanHerb Jones
Race #3Al SuydamLen AddisBuck McClellan
Race #4Buck McClellanAl SuydamLen Addis
Race #5Buck McClellanHerb JonesButch Garren
Race #6Al SuydamBuck McClellanHerb Jones
Race #7Herb JonesLen AddisGeorge Surgent
Race #8Buck McClellanGeorge SurgentAl Suydam
Race #9Al SuydamBuck McClellanHerb Jones
Race #10Buck McClellanAl SuydamLen Addis
"Miss Peg" and "Shadow" prepare for the start

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Can you find "Victoria's Secret" in this photo??
Captains on the dock at Calvert Marine Museum

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Guess the number of "Sharpies" in this picture

Surgent's Cove Regatta - October 21, 2007

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Race #1Buck McClellanLen AddisAl Suydam
Race #2Al SuydamHerb JonesBuck McClellan
Race #3Al SuydamBuck McClellanHerb Jones
Race #4Al SuydamBuck McClellanHerb Jones
Race #5Len AddisAl SuydamGeorge Surgent
Race #6Al SuydamTom YoungerLen Addis
Race #7Marty HayesBuck McClellanHerb Jones
Race #8Herb JonesAl SuydamTom Younger