Striper Cup 2012 Results
Thanks to Mike Gaffney for this report on the Striper Cup on June 23.
This biennial event was almost postponed due to a forecast for rain, thunderstorms and no wind. But with some travelers from as far away as Florida, Connecticut and New Hampshire we threw caution to the lack of wind and went for it. Thanks to the dogged perseverance of Race Committee Peter Clapp, six races were cobbled together from a very light and very inconsistent cross cove breeze out of the ESE.
Sally Sharp of Enfield NH won decisively with three 1sts, a second and a fourth (5 keepers and a throwout). Defending Striper Cup champ from 2010, Hank Thorburn of Harpswell ME aced the final two races to finish 6 points behind Sally, while Mark Gaffney of Hope ME sailed consistently to finish only one point behind Hank.
This regatta is the first of 5 to be held this year in the Maine State Championship Series.
Much thanks to Bronwen Williamson and Gloria Gaffney for RC assist.
1 Sally Sharp Enfield NH 1-5-1-1-2-4 9
2 Hank Thorburn Harpswell 3-7-7-3-1-1 15
3 Mark Gaffney Hope 2-2-2-7-4-6 16
4 Tom Jamieson Belfast 4-DNS-6-2-3-3 18
5 Syd Sewall Hallowell 5-1-3-6-6-5 20
6 Ray Antweiler Ft.Myers FL 12-4-4-10-5-2 25
7 Gary Orkney Stonington CT 8-6-5-4-8-10 31
8 Mike Gaffney Georgetown 7-3-9-8-7-8 33
9 George Hazelton Thomaston 6-8-8-9-11-9 40
10 John Coale Cumberland 11-9-12-5-10-7 42
11 Guy Polyblank Thomaston 9-DNS-11-12-9-11 52
12 Scott Bennington Litchfield 10-10-10-11-12-12 53