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2019 High Point Results

Updated: Dec 14, 2020

Fleet Captain Jack Detwieler presents the 2019 High Point Award to Jonah Seiger and Bara Vaida

The 2019 Alerion High Point Award and Perpetual trophy were presented to Jonah Seiger and his crew for their great season racing "Magic". It was a very close season, with the top three boats finishing within .03 points of each other in the final scoring (Linnaea took second, Halcyon third). Thank you to everyone who came out and raced this season, and to the wind and weather gods for mostly favorable conditions.

We also were fortunate to have Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association (CBYRA) President T.C. Williams join us. He shared with us that they are considering moving our Alerion fleet to the Cruising One Design Division from the One Design Division for CBYRA High Point purposes. This is a suggestion from Pat Seidel, the Cruising OD Division Chair. They will be alerting us to the High Point Results, the schedule for 2020 and the time and location of the scheduling meeting in January, which I will attend.

We discussed keeping our 2020 One Design Racing Schedule similar to this year, with the hope of better balancing races in the Bay, Races in the river and races around Government Mark Courses. Andrew Eyring suggested that we participate in the Miles River Race as a Fleet. We talked about the fact that we should sign up for any races that we think could be a possibility, so any other suggestions are welcome. As Fleet members' schedules become clearer in 2020, we can always jettison an event if it looks like we will be lacking the participation. We will post the 2020 racing schedule to the website towards the end of January, so please check back then.

Possible locations for a Fleet Rendezvous were discussed with Rock Hall, the Magothy and Herrington Harbor all being mentioned. We have not done a Rendezvous for a few years and a volunteer to step up and organize this and figure out a date would be welcome. We also talked about trying to get together as a group for a meal after a couple of our regattas to continue to share our camaraderie.

Until next season, stay warm and fair winds to the frostbite sailors among us.

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