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St Mary's Gov Cup / other Chesapeake Bay races
I've been doing Gov Cup for the last 5 years and it's a great race that starts the first Friday every August. Expect every type of condition from drifting to 25 kt windward beats to 50 mile spin runs, perhaps all in the same race. It's very well run and very competitive. It's the highlight of our season. Starts are reverse, with slower boats going off at 1500 and the A boats at 1800. You'll need a PHRF certificate. The photo of Victoria in my avatar was taken near Thomas Pt during the 2012 race in about 18-20 kts.
DTB is a longer race and one that I hope to do but have difficulty getting crew. One problem is that it's held on Memorial Day weekend, so the weather can be spotty and crew often have other plans. Since its a point-to-point race, the logistics of getting the boat and crew to/from the start and finish are not insignificant. For that reason there are less entries (~35) than Gov Cup (~160).
Sabre 38 "Victoria"
Last edited by Sabreman; 02-12-2013 at 12:41 PM.