See the photos here.
Presidents Trophy – Tommy Taggart
Cressy Trophy (2nd Place) – Benz Faget
Jensen Trophy – Rick McGregor
Novice Trophy – Robert Adams
Travel Trophy – Charlie Obersheimer
Don Quixote Trophy – Rick McGregor
Corinthian Trophy – Robert Adams
Fleet Trophy – Fleet 7
Rick McGregor (above left) won the 2018 Rhodes 19 National Championship title by winning the final race of an 11-race series on October 5–7 in New Orleans, LA. The weather gods provided great racing conditions over the three day event.
McGregor held a small lead after the first two days over five-time R19 National Champion and local ace, Benz Faget. However, two races into the final day, Faget had taken a one-point lead with just one race remaining.
In fantastic racing conditions, Faget found himself on the wrong side of shift, dropping him back into fifth place while McGregor, with Heather Funkhauser/ Gary Taylor and Jackson Benvenutti calling tactics, maneuvered into a three-way fight for first place with Mike Lane of Marblehead and local fleet captain Rocky Sanchez.
The three boats surfed down the final leg of the final race jockeying for the win. McGregor’s Pog Ma Hon surfed past the others to take a half boat-length win in the final race and the series.
The twenty-boat fleet had sailors from Alabama, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and New York, but it was the locals from Southern Yacht Club that dominated the final standings, taking 4 of the top 5 overall places. Only Marblehead’s Mike Lane broke the local stranglehold, finishing third overall behind McGregor and Faget. Sanchez took fourth place and Dwight LeBlanc Jr rounded out the top five.
-Boat was made by in 1970 by Stuart Marine and purchased by me in 2000 from a good friend, so second owner. It was returned to builder for survey, numerous minor issues fixed at that time.
– sail # 1856, made 1988, recut 2013 (Doyle)
– ribs replaced and keel repaired 2007 ( Cloutman)
– running rigging/gooseneck casting replaced 2015 (Forepeak)
– new boat cover 2009
– trailer: only good getting boat to water ! Repaired over time so could do that job…not trailable any distances.
Generally the boat is not rigged to race and has been sailed recreationally only. It resides in my yard at 61 Nanepashemet St. Marblehead, Ma.
I’m asking $230O and will consider serious offers.
New member Dave Petty has a rudder he is looking to sell for $500 or trade for a good used Spinnaker.
Contact him at Parinama@hotmail.com
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