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  Chiott Regatta Results  
  Mallet's Bay Boat Club
Lake Champlain
Colchester, Vermont
 
   
  August 19-20, 2000  
     
  Mallett's Bay once again managed to make things interesting. For Saturday's four races we had shifting winds from the South West to the Northwest, speeds ranging from 5 to 15 knots. All the courses were windward leeward, twice around. On Sunday we had 10-25 knots out of the Northwest with smaller shifts, again racing windward leeward twice around. The competition remained fierce throughout, and the fleets remained very tight.

The Mallett's Bay fleet would like to thank all of the boats which came from elsewhere. Three from NH, and two from Shelburne, Vermont. We look forward to next years race and to another strong turnout.

 
  Final Results (One Throwout)  
 
      Race  
Place Boat Skipper/Owner #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 Total
1 Phantom Carr 1 2 1 1 1 1 3 5 10
2 Knockout Cloutier 5 1 2 2 4 2 1 1 13
3 Gostosa Kirchoff/Hayes 2 3 6 5 3 5 2 2 22
4 Moosetaken ID Olsen 3 5 5 4 2 6 6 7 31
5 Rowe 4 4 7 7 7 3 5 4 34
6 8 Ball Bunting 6 6 3 3 6 7 7 3 34
7 Pinocchio Knowles 7 7 4 6 5 4 4 6 36
 
     
 
 
  August 16 & 17, 1999  
     
  The weather forcast was dismal for the annual Mallet Bay Boating Club "Chiott Cup" regatta. After weeks of near drought conditions, The New England forcast called for rain and thunderstorms as a cold front passed slowly through the entire area. We hitched up Pinocchio on a fair Friday afternoon and headed up to Burlington for what we anticipated would be a cold, wet regatta. Lake Champlain, we were told, is down four feet. We measured the depth at the hoist - Five feet one inch - with soft mud below. We launched Pinocchio and set her up, then put her on a mooring and went to dinner.

Friday night brought rain and high wind as the front came down upon us. We were glued to the weather channel, hoping that the next "local forcast" would be different. No such luck. What we didn't figure was that the local forcast might be wrong.

Saturday morning we arose to cloudy skies and occasional showers. The wind was moderate. By 10:30 when we got to the boat, the showers had all but stopped and the wind had picked up out of the West. We got in five great races as the wind continued to build to around 15. The weather continued to improve.

Over Achiever set the pace early on in the first race but tore their spinnaker during the takedown of the first downwind leg. On subsequent runs they went wing-and-wing with the jib, right down the rhumb line. It was impressive to see how little they lost to the other boats. With good upwind speed they managed to hold on to a decent place by the end of the day.

On Sunday morning, the sky was partly clear and the breeze was steady. We completed three more races and were off the water by early afternoon. Local skipper Rod Carr and his crew on Phantom had secured a decisive victory with five bullets. Bob Knowles on Pinocchio had broken the Saturday night tie and took second with Al Hobart on Knockout dropping into third.

Thanks to the Mallet Bay Boating Club for their hospitality and we hope to see those Burlington Boats again at the Lake Winnipesaukee J-Jamboree in September.

 
     
 
Boat Name Skipper #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 Total
Phantom Rod Carr 1 1 1 5 1 3 1 4 17
Pinocchio Bob Knowles 3 4 5 1 2 1 4 3 23
Knockout Al Hobart 2 2 6 2 3 4 5 1 25
Over Achiever Jason Balich 5 3 2 4 6 2 3 2 27
Moostaken Identity Marty Olsen 4 4 3 3 4 5 2 5 30
Excess Bandwidth Chriss Sass DNS(8) 6 5 6 5 6 6 6 4