2020 Nationals Postponed

Rhodes 19 Class members,

Greeting from your 2020 Rhodes 19 National Championship regatta committee!  As promised, our committee met on June 1st to assess the viability of holding the 2020 Nationals.  We have some bad news and some good news.


First the bad news.  We concluded that in the current environment, we would be unable to put on an event worthy of Nationals.  Reason are many, and at a high level include, 1) uncertainty around participation (particularly for travelers), 2) limitations on the ability to run a top notch regatta with limited RC resources (the CYC signal boat Pegasus is not even going in the water this season), and 3) the near certainty that shoreside events would be limited or perhaps not possible at all.  So regrettably, the 2020 Nationals is cancelled.


As to the good news, we have secured alternative dates for next year.  Mark August 17-20, 2021 in your calendars.  The 2021 Nationals regatta will again hosted by Fleet 5 and the Corinthian Yacht Club, and the entire 2020 regatta committee has agreed to stay on and finish the job we started.  So circle the dates, and we’ll look forward to seeing you next summer in Marblehead.


One final note – we understand that Class President Mike Lane and the class officers will plan to hold the 2020 Annual Meeting on Zoom.  So keep an eye out for details on that.


Please feel free to reach out to either of us if you have questions or comments.


All the best,

Kim Pandapas (kpandapas@comcast.net)

Elise Nash (elise.mazareas@gmail.com)

Rhodes 19 2020/2021 National Championship Co-chairs

Schreibers win 2019 National Champions

The 2019 Rhodes 19 National Championship wrapped up Saturday in Hull Bay, MA with the 36 boat fleet completing eight races in light to moderate conditions.  Chris, Debbie, and Christopher Schreiber won the regatta with a steady scoreline of 2-(7)-1-1-3-2-2-3 for 14 points.  Taking 2nd with 28 points was Dave Nelson who sailed with his son and daughter, and finishing 3rd was Nat and Jim Taylor sailing with Yati Harsono with 30 points.  Rounding out the top five was Hingham’s Joe Berkeley in 4th with 33 points and Wilson Kaznoski in 5th with 35 points.  It should be noted that of the top five boats, four were sailing with family crews!


Hosted jointly by Hingham and Hull Yacht Clubs (Rhodes Fleet 46), the first two days of the regatta were raced in light winds with the race committee doing well to get two races in each day.  The final day was a beautiful sunny 12-17 knot northeasterly that saw four good races completed.  The regatta saw five different boats winning races in the eight race series and clean racing with only one protest heard over the three day event.


Full results here: