PAT NEID TAKES FIRST IN REMOTE CONTROL RACE

August 26, 2008 11:00 pm

Special from The Chetco Cove Yacht Club

The Festival of the Arts Regatta was held Sunday, Aug. 18, for the RC (Remote Control) Fleet.

This event was mainly participated by the Chetco Cove Yacht Club. Conditions were good with a steady wind in this best of three contest. Pat Neid won the prized trophy for first, besting the second place winner Paul Cary. Jim Gurley followed for third, and both Cary and Gurley received Olympic-worthy medals for their second and third place finishes.

This past weekend the RC fleet again competed with flaky winds and this time Jim Gurley was on top followed by Steve Blasdell. Paul Cary finished the race third. The ocean fleet had a mind-numbing time of it with almost no wind for the duration of the three hour race. Eventually, the race was called due to time, but not before Seascape made the blunder of leaving port without a charge in their batteries and was towed in by a fellow yacht club member. The Knausses gleefully pass the Flat Fender Award hitherto displayed on Elise over to its new residence on Seascape which the club decided by vote later that evening.

The dinghy race was comprised of three boats competing. The Warrens led the race from the beginning easily winning first place. There was a valiant attempt to capture second place by Jim Relaford, but Jim Gurley finished a solid second. After the race Relaford ruminated on the rigging thinking the jib halyard tension needed adjustment for the next race.

On Aug. 30, from 9 a.m., to 4 p.m., The Chetco Cove Yacht Club is holding a Marine Swap Meet at the Boardwalk at the port. Tables are available at a buy in of $25. See the Pilot's classified ad section for details. For information call Rachel Knauss, (541) 661-5676.