By Mark Arnold

August 18-20, 2000
41st Mobjack National Sailing Championship
Old Dominion University Sailing

Today, the final two races were held for the 41st Mobjack Nationals at Old Dominion University Norfolk Virginia. Racing took place on the Elizabeth River near the mouth of the Layfette River. Five races were completed and Mark Arnold, of Chesapeake Virginia, with crew Matt Frank successfully defended their title that they won in 1999. They maintained their 2-point lead over Rob Whittemore, of Richmond, with crew John Wake. This was Mark's 7th National Championship. Only three points out of second was John Gardner, Alexandria Va, with crew Rob Scott. Competitors enjoyed great competition and expert regatta management from the Old Dominion University Sailing staff.

Mark Arnold left holds the Nationals Trophy Right is Matt Frank

The five races were sailed around trapezoid and windward / Leeward courses. The cool temperatures under a 7-15 knot North-to-North Easterly breeze, and one tiny passing funnel-cloud added to the excitement of the sailors. A first for the Mobjack Class was that we were able to raise moneys for the Old Dominion Sailing center. The generosity of the fellow class members raised over $1,400. A great way to give back to support our great sport of sailing.


1. Tylers Toy 2-1-1-5-3 12 Mark Arnold Matt Frank Chesapeake Va.
2. Precious 1-3-2-7-1 14 Rob Whittemore John Wake Richmond Va.
3. Fortuitous 4-2-3-6-2 17 John Gardner Rob Scott Alexandria
4. Mobster 3-4-7-2-10 26 Trey Smith Jordan Wintringham Va. Beach Va.
5. Candy Pants 8-7-5-1-6 27 Amy Ironmonger Goeff Becker California Md.
6. Vintage 14-6-6-4-4 34 Hank Strother John Kenney Alexandria Va.
7. Hostage 5-9-4-8-11 37 Jim Rice Merle Rice Newport News Va.
8. Utmoast 9-5-DNF-3-5 42 Jim Butler Chris Butler Newport News Va.
9. Halfast 15-11-8-10-7 51 Rodney Evans Holger Stenberg Lewes DE.
10. Yolo 7-10-DNS-13-8 58 Rowland Marshall Connie Miller Lewes DE.
11. Mobjacket12-12-12-11-1259 Meg Roberts Tom Roberts West Point Va.
12. Tonto 10-13-9-12-15 59 Gordon Edwards Andy Edwards Portsmouth Va.
13. Elan' 13-15-10-14-9 61 Caroline Collins Ron Lloyd Richmond Va.
14. Ghostbusters6-8-13-DNS-DNS 67 David Rowland Nora Rowland Norfolk, Va.
15. Road kill 11-16-11-9-DNF67 Joe Kubinec Tracy Kubinec Hollywood MD.
16. Vanilla 16-14-14-16-13 73 Sam Jackson Pete Brown Baltimore MD.
17. Hotspur 18-18-15-15-14 80 Jimmy Hawks Greg Wilson Portsmouth Va.
18. No Felix 17-17-17-17-1684 Duncan Ward Tom Ward Washington DC.
19. Comen'About 19-19-16-18-1789 Al Williamson Tim Moody Knoxville