Wednesday, September 23, 2015

2015 Classic Moth Nationals

The 2015 Classic Moth Nationals at E-City this past weekend had two glorious sunny days with winds mostly under ten knots. Jamey Rabbit repeated as National Champ with an even more dominating performance than he had last year. As usual, the Gen II Mistral or modified Mistral designs filled the top four positions. Rod Mincher returned to the Nationals after a several year layoff to take the Gen I division in his Maser. Gary Gowans, who won Gen I last year, copped another victory this year, in the Vintage division.

The fleet was split almost evenly among the divisions with 6 Gen II, 5 Gen I, and 6 Vintage to make a total of 17 Classic Moths.

I was able to wander around and take some yard shots of a few of the Classic Moth fraternity/sorority.

Usually the Classic Moth Greybeard Society doesn't have a quorum at the Nationals but this year they did. Dan Mallott, Gary Gowans, and Jahn.

Bill Boyle, who was the lead builder on the Tweezer project, has built or restored a bunch of Classic Moths. Here he is with his restored Ventnor.

Joe Courter, who puts on the great pre-race party at the Brigantine Regatta, got the Old Goat award (he's well into his 70's).

National Champion for the second year in a row, Jamey Rabbit,

John Zsecleczky finished third overall.

Mike Parsons finished second overall.

Top Twelve Results of the 2015 Classic Moth Nationals.

The Gen II  and National Championship winner is marked with yellow, the Gen I winner is marked with green, the Vintage is marked with orange.

Skipper Races Hull Design
Jamey Rabbit 1,1,1,1,1,1,[2],1,1,1] Mistral/Mousetrap
Mike Parsons 2,3,2,2,2,[4],3,2,2,2 Mistral
John Zseleczky 4,4,3,3,[4],3,1,4,3,4 Mistral/Collins
Joe Bousquet 3,2,4,4,3,2,4,3,[5],5 Mistral
Rod Mincher 5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,4,[6] Stark Maser (Gen 1)
John Pugh 6,7,7,6,7,7,7,[9],7,3 Olympic Europe (Gen 1)
Greg Duncan 8,6,[13],7,6,9,9,8,8,8 Olympic Europe (Gen 1)
Zach Balluzzo 11,[12],8,8,9,8,6,6,9,7 Mistral
Gary Gowans 9,10,9,9,[11],6,8,7,6,9 Tennis Bracelet (Vintage)
Carol Terryberry 10,11,11,10,[12]10,10,10,12,11 Ventnor (Vintage)
Erik Albaugh 13,13,[14],13,8,11,12,12,11,10 Mistral/Savannah
Bill Boyle [14],14,12,14,14,12,11,11,10,12 Ventnor (Vintage)

George Albaugh over at Mid-Atlantic Musings blog has put more photos up in his 2015 Nationals photo album.


Alden Smith said...

Viewing photographs of people the same age as me sailing and racing small dinghies fills me with inspiration!

Dieharddinghysailor said...

Well done, all, hope I can make it over for next year's race.

Bill said...

Hey Alden, Reconize my name from the Alberg 30 page??? You need one of those Aussie Moths they sail over in your neck of the woods!!!

Bill Boyle