Jun 26, 2012 20:32 EST
Kittery Point Yacht Club Announces
Winners of the Ron Gibbons Memorial Regatta
Registrations for the John Paul Jones Regatta
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, June 25, 2012 – The Ron Gibbons Memorial Regatta, sponsored by Kittery Point Yacht Club (KPYC) and the Piscataqua Sailing Association (PSA), was held on Saturday, June 23 in the waters off Portsmouth Harbor. 14 boats competed in good weather with light winds, racing from the buoy at Gunboat Shoals, off Odiorne State Park, to the mouth of Gosport Harbor, and finished at Whaleback Light.
The winners in very competitive racing were:
1st: Airtha, skippered by George Spiecker
2nd: Figment, skippered by Eric Reuter
3rd: Barefoot Children II, skippered by Pat Daly
1st: Fruit Cakes, skippered by Doug Joyce
2nd: Breakaway, skippered by Edmund Tarbell
3rd: Thora, skippered by Vince Todd
An awards ceremony followed at KPYC, where Marcia Gibbons, wife of the late Ron Gibbons a champion sailor and founding member of KPYC, presented the trophies. 70 people attended the awards ceremony and social, dining on a whole roast pig with all the trimmings.
Next up on the agenda for sailboat racing enthusiasts; the John Paul Jones Overnight Regatta, to be held on July 6th and 7th. The racing will start off of Fort McCleary at 6:00 p.m. on Friday with sailboats traveling through the night to Cape Anne, , then back to Boone Island or Cape Neddick before finishing at Portsmouth Harbor the next morning. Awards presentation and aSouthern BBQ social will follow at KPYC on Saturday night. All members of KPYC and PSA and their guests are invited to the social.
Registration for the John Paul Jones Regatta and tickets for the Southern BBQ social can be purchased on line at: http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/5125. Click on “Registration & info”.
Kittery Point Yacht Club (KPYC), is located in New Castle NH, on the southern shore of the Piscataqua River, opposite Seavey Island and the historic Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. A member of the US Sailing Association, KPYC is well represented in local, regional and occasionally national events, with members racing and cruising a variety of boats. The KPYC sponsors the KPYC Sailing School, the Seacoast's only public sailing school and youth racing program. For further information, visit www.kpyc.net.
The Piscataqua Sailing Association (PSA) is the official organization overseeing sailboat racing in the New Hampshire Seacoast and southern Maine. The organization sponsors racing weekly starting in late May and running through mid-September. It also sponsors the Gosport Regatta to the Isles of Shoals and cooperates with local yacht clubs on the weekend regattas that they sponsor. For further information, visit www.sailpsa.org.
Editors Note: Photos are available on request.