Twenty-one boats turned out for the 2016 Doc Gilbert Potomac Cup. We had fantastic weather on the first day – moderate and consistent10-12 kt S/SW breeze with flat water — and the RC did a great job of getting us 3 good races and also then getting us back to shore before the first storm front blew through. The wind and rain passed in time for us all to enjoy another fantastic dinner prepared by Fleet 50 Master Chef Lindsay Bach (steak, chicken, fish, homemade sides, and more!). The weather Saturday night was a bit chilly and windy for the campers, but nothing too extreme. Unfortunately the forecasts for very high winds on Sunday were correct and racing was cancelled as a second front with gusts of 30+ swept through the racing area as we started to head out to the race course. Several boats did head out to the race course and experienced some amazing wet and wild planing reaches in the wind and waves (myself included, along with hardy crew Lizzie and Lisbet) before the RC called things off for the day. All made it back to shore and we enjoyed a great awards ceremony recognizing regatta winners (results link below), the youngest sailor of the regatta (Zach Buczkowski), and a young boat grant team that sailed in the regatta.
A huge thank you to Regatta Chair Lisa-Marie Lane for organizing the entire regatta crew for another fun and successful Doc Gilbert Potomac Cup!
- Full Results (click the “Newsroom & Results” link at the top)
- Awards Ceremony Photos (photo credit: Jim Lane)