1st District Newsletter
Volume 7, No.3March, 2006
Mar 5-10Bacardi Cup, Coral Reef YC, Miami
For a concise East Coast Schedule spreadsheet, provided by the 2nd District see:
May Indian Harbor Regatta CANCELLED
June 17-18Arms-White (Mid) Tri-Dist Qualifier FOCUS
July 14-161st District Blue Star (Boston) FOCUS
Aug 12-13Ned Hay (Cape Ann) Rockport, MA FOCUS
Aug 19-20New England Masters (Mid) Milford, CT
Sept 9-10Bedford Pitcher (CLIS) Westport, CT FOCUS
Sept 16-17Nutmeg Regatta (Mid)
Oct 7-8Larchmont Columbus Day Regatta
Apr 8SSA Spring Tune Up, SSA, Annapolis
Apr 28-30Annapolis NOOD
May 6-7MRYC Spring Regatta, Miles River
May 20-21Lippincott Memorial, Annapolis
May 23-26ISCYRA Western Hemi Champs, Annapolis
June 24SSA Keelboat, SSA, Annapolis
July 8-9Miller Series, 2nd D Blue Star, Gibson Island
Aug 5-6Miles River
Aug 12-13Lipton Cup, TAYC, Oxford MD
Sept 9-10SSA Fall Regatta, SSA, Annapolis
Sept 30-Oct 1Fall Wind Up, Oxford, Tri-District Qualifier
Oct 7-8Shuster Regatta, Miles River
Oct 21-22Etchells / Star Fall, Annapolis YC
June 3-4Tomahawk Regatta, Lake Hopatcong, NJ
June 24-25NY State Champs, Seneca Lake, NY
July 14-1612th District Blue Star, Lake Hopatcong, NJ
Aug 5-6Sunapee Open, NH, Tri-District Qualifier
Sep 9-10Lake George Open, NY
Sep 23-24Chili Regatta, Seneca Lake, NY
For other North American Regattas see last page.
Coral Reef Yacht Club
2484 South Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Phone (305) 858-1733 Fax (305) 854-5911
US Sailing Center
2476 South Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Phone (305) 856-8412 Fax (305) 854-0122
The monthly storage fee for a Star is $150 plus tax.
OF THE SAN DIEGO STAR FLEET
By Ed Sprague Jr.
For the last decade Ed Sprague has been compiling an extensive history of the San Diego Star Fleet. This history follows the accomplishments of the members of the SDB fleet from its earliest days. To do this Ed has brought together write-ups not only from the Star Class Logs and Starlights, but also from personal papers which were given to Ed by various members of the fleet. As a matter of fact, one of the more extensive collections is that of Lowell North, and much of the fleet’s historical information from the 1940’s through the 1980’s comes from this source.
While the book focuses on the San Diego Bay Star Fleet, this book should have world-wide appeal for Star Class members. That is because many of the fleet’s members are legendary not only in the Star Class, but in the world of sailing. Such names as Malin Burnham, Lowell North, Dennis Conner, Thomas Blackaller, Paul Cayard, Vince Brun and Mark Reynolds need no introduction. In this book the reader will be able to trace the development of their sailing skills, and for those who have had an impact on the Class and on sailing in general what it was which drove them to their accomplishments.
The book is going to be two volumes, 500 pages each at 8 1/2" x 11". It will have dust jackets and a sleeve in which to place the two volumes. There are numerous photos and illustrations throughout the book, and those photos which were originally color are reproduced in color. The book should be available in the late summer.
For further information please contact Ed Sprague at / 619 224 9715.
and her Romance with the Star Class
by Carroll McCallum
I recently had the pleasure of talking with Diane Brown, a long-time Star sailor. Diane, who now lives in New Haven, was happy to tell some of her memories of her early life and her years of sailing Stars and the joy those times brought her.
Diane was born in July 1924 in New York. Her father, whose name was Von Wenck, had emigrated from Stutgart, Germany where his father had a cigar factory. Grandfather Von Wenck was the first to introduce the dark colored shade-grown tobacco to Connecticut horticulture, where it is still an important crop.
As a young man, Diane’s father was a long distance swimmer who held many records. Her mother was also a swimmer and the couple often swam from Huckleberry Island, owned by NY Athletic Club in the upper Bronx, to Port Chester or Greenwich.