Sunday, August 21, 2005

For immediate release:

SAILING

46th Mobjack National Championship

Ware River Yacht Club, Gloucester, VA

Sunday August 21, 2005 the final two races were held for the 46th Mobjack National Championship at Ware River Yacht Club. Racing took place on the Ware River, just off of Mobjack Bay, the namesake of the boat and Class Association. Trey Smith with crew Jordan Wintringham, both of Virginia Beach, VA, took a 1st and 4th place in Sunday’s races to cement their lead and win the Regatta and National Championship. This makes the 4th time Trey has earned the National Championship, 3rd time with Jordan as crew. Tracy and Joe Kubinec of California, MD finished in second place by a mere 3 points. That was their highest finish ever.

Jim Rice and Pete Wallio of Newport News, defending National Champion came in third followed by Mark Arnold and crew Matt Frank, both of Chesapeake, VA, who trailed Jim and Pete by a single point..in third and also claimed the Senior National Champion Award. In Fourth was Len Guenther of Chesapeake, VA with his son Josh as crew. The racers enjoyed great competition and expert regatta race management by Rick Klein assisted by Mike Dale, Tom Arthur and others. Each race consisted of a Windward-Leeward two lap race or a gold cup, a 5-leg race (triangle / windward / leeward) with each windward leg approximately ¾ mile or more in length. 15 boats competed. Friday brought heavy rain but good winf and cooler temperatures. Saturday the fleet was thankful for a friendly seabreeze that filled in after a delay on shore. Sunday however was beautiful with clear skies and a southerly breeze.

The Ware River Yacht Club brought the Mobjacks and their 46th National Championship Regatta back to their home waters and namesake. The regatta is being hosted by Ware River Yacht Club and Rick Klein of Gloucester is the Principle Race Officer. It has been over ten years since the event has been held at Ware River and it returns largely as a result of the great job Ware River has done with the Virginia Governors Cup and in hosting National Championships for A Cats, Buccaneers, Hampton One Designs and Albacores in recent years. Sailing will be in the mouth of the Ware River where it joins Mobjack Bay. The defending National Champion is Jim Rice of Newport News. Fifteen to 20 boats are expected coming from Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Tennessee.

The Mobjack is a seventeen-foot sloop-rigged sailboat, with a jib, mainsail and spinnaker crewed by two sailors. The boat is rigged with a trapeze for balance and a roller furling jib. It is self-bailing and easily rightable in a capsize. Over 500 of the fiberglass boats have been built and are raced throughout the Chesapeake Bay, on the Delaware Bay and on the Great South Bay of Long Island, New York. They are also sailed on the lakes and shores of Tennessee, Wisconsin, California, Texas, Florida, Indiana, Utah and New York. The boat is used for racing, day sailing or cruising and sailing instruction, by sailors of all ages. At last years nationals the youngest skipper was 15 and the oldest was 83. It is often sailed and raced by family teams, including

husband and wife teams. The boat was designed by Roger Moorman of Gloucester, VA. The boat has been built in Gloucester by Moorman, Harry Sindle at Newport Boats and is now back in production by Miles Booth of Gloucester and One Design Yachts. New boats are available and two new ones were on display and sailed in the regatta.

The Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association sanctioned the regatta.

2005 Mobjack Nationals

Series Standing - 7 races scored

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Division: Mobjack (15 boats)

Sail#

Boat Name

Skipper

Crew

Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

Race 4

Race 5

Race 6

Race 7

Total

 

 

1

506

Mobster

Trey Smith

Jordan Wintringham

3

4

1

[6]

4

1

4

17

BBSA

2

511

Road Kill

Joe Kubinec

Tracy Kubinec

1

8

2

1

[10]

6

2

20

SMSA

3

444

Hostage

Jim Rice

Pete Wallio

2

2

7

7

[11]

4

3

25

BBSA

4

505

Buck City

Mark Arnold

Matt Frank

[6]

1

3

DSQ

3

2

1

26

BBSA

5

504

Bumble Bee Monster

Len Guenther

Josh Guenther

7

6

[10]

2

6

9

5

35

FBYC

6

10

Bob the Builder

Miles Booth

Joe Roscott

8

5

4

[12]

8

3

7

35

FBYC

7

451

Mobjacket

Meg Roberts

Tom Roberts

5

7

8

9

2

[10]

6

37

FBYC

8

537

Kashmir

Jerry Desvernine

Cheryl Desvernine

['DNF]

3

5

8

7

12

8

43

FBYC

9

466

Vanilla

Sam Jackson

Pete Brown

9

9

12

4

5

8

[11]

47

GSA

10

18

Vintage

Hank Strother

Jim Dusek

10

11

9

3

1

[DNS]

DNS

50

PRSA

11

501

Bad Dog

Tom Roberts

Elizabeth Roberts

11

10

6

10

9

[11]

9

55

FBYC

12

92

Invictus

Jeff Futcher

Jon Owens

4

[13]

11

11

12

7

12

57

LYC

13

455

Blu Bayou

Ben Seward

Natalie Roth

[14]

12

13

13

13

5

10

66

14

460

Come n' About

Al Williamson

Tim Moody

13

[14]

14

14

14

13

13

81

15

433

The Commodore

Clayton James

Ben Rhoads

12

OCS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

108

WRYC

 

Notes:

- Scoring System is ISAF Low Point 2001-2004

- Finishes in [brackets] denote throw outs

- OCS – On Course Side of Starting line (over early, did not return)

-DNS – Did not start

-DNF- Did not finish

Principal Race Officer: Rick Klein of Ware River Yacht Club- Gloucester, VA

 

 

Awards:

The winner will be awarded the International Mobjack Championship Trophy. Prizes will also be awarded to 2nd through 5th positions.

Charles L. Smith III, "Trey" (Skipper) Jordan Wintringham (Crew), Virginia Beach, VA

The Stein Award (Senior National Champion) shall be presented to the skipper with the best finish who is 63 years of age or older at the start of the National Championship Regatta.

Jim Rice, Newport News, VA

The Ulmer Award will be presented to the member participating in their first Nationals as a skipper who finishes highest in the regatta but does not receive a position award.

Jeff Futcher, Lewes, DE

The Stephanie Ann Ives Memorial Trophy (Youth Award) shall be presented to that member skipper, not having reached their 21st birthday during the year the Nationals is held, who finishes highest in the regatta but does not receive a position award or the Ulmer Award for the regatta.

Meg Roberts, West Point, VA

The "Family Award" shall be presented to the qualifying skipper who finishes highest in the regatta but does not receive a position award, Ulmer Award or youth award. To qualify, the skipper must have at least one crewmember from another generation of their family aboard.

Tom Roberts (Skipper) Elizabeth Roberts (Crew) Alexandria, VA

The "Top Woman Skipper Award" shall be presented to the female skipper finishing highest in the National Championship Regatta.

Meg Roberts, West Point, VA

The Mobjack Systems Award shall be presented to the husband-wife team regardless of which is skipper and crew who have the best finish among husband-wife teams.

Joe and Tracy Kubinec, California, MD

The "Long Haul Award" shall be presented to that member who trails their boat the longest distance in order to participate in the Nationals.

Al Williamson from Knoxville, Tenn.

The "Fleet Award" shall be presented to the fleet (other than the host fleet) which has the largest number of boats participating in the Nationals. In the case of a tie, the fleet with the highest total standing in the regatta shall be given the award.

Broad Bay Sailing Association Fleet 10

The "Anchor Award" shall be presented to the skipper who has the largest number of total points of all skippers completing every race. In the tradition of this award the winner is to maintain the trophy for the following year and add one piece of memorabilia or otherwise make improvements to enhance the trophy.

Al Williamson, Knoxville, TN

The Stephen McDonough Sr. Award shall be presented to the skipper who has displayed the best sportsmanship during the regatta. This shall be determined by a vote of the participating sailors.

Jerry Desvernine, Glen Allen, VA

For more information:

Jerry Desvernine -- President -- (804) 346-8761 mobjack2@juno.com

Tom Roberts -- Past President--(804) 843-2682 mobjack@crosslink.net

International Mobjack Association