40th Annual Loon Cup

by laserd7

Thanks to Sydney Sewall for this report on the 2014 Loon Cup.


On Sunday, September 14th, 2014, deep blue sky and a moderate but varied wind set the tone for the 40th LOON CUP on Lake Cobbossee  – stop #4 of the 5 regatta Maine State Championship Series.  The wind averaged in the 8-12 knot range W-NW, and typical for lake sailing was varied both in intensity and direction.


Peter Clapp valiantly started 8 races to allow one throwout for 15 sailors.  Colin Gowland was the clear winner with a 19 point total, which included 4 bullets and one second.  The next members of the top five were all in the low 30s, and included Tom Jamieson, Gary Orkney, Hank Thorburn, and George Haselton (in that order).


The competitors finished the sunny day with a great cookout and some cold, refreshing beverages prior to an epic sunset over one of Maine’s most pretty and regularly sailed lakes. Next stop on the Maine State Championship Tour is the coveted Hippo Cup in Thomaston, Maine on Sunday, September 28th. There is also a great regatta to benefit Hospice on the previous day, also in Thomaston.