The 47th George Washington Birthday Regatta was held on February 18th and 19th, 2017. It was another great turnout of 82 boats total for this regatta. Two courses were set. The Flying Scot fleet dominated course 'A', with 35 boats entered. The Junior course saw 16 Club 420s on the line - the largest turnout of 420s to date!
The weekend weather was generally good for sailing, though some rain had to be dodged on Saturday. The campgrounds and parking were stretched to the limit, but no one seemed to mind too much. Even the experimental (for us) food truck for the Saturday afternoon meal was a hit. A good time was had by all!
Jeff and Amy Linton took top honors in the Flying Scot Fleet, also receiving the LESC Flying Scot Challenge perpetual trophy for the third year in a row. Jim and Linda Heffernan won the Wayfarer fleet, and Randy Pawlowski took 1st place for the San Juans.
On the Junior course, Matthew Snyder won the large 420 fleet. Allison Weinbecker took 1st in the Laser Radial, and for the Opti fleets, Mary Katherine Monahan won the Blue, Alice Leroux won the Green, and Max Zhalilo took 1st place in the Red fleet.
Click on the links below, in the "GWBR 2017 Results" section, to see the full results.
For an extensive and beautiful photographic record of the regatta, compliments of John Cole Photography, and the Regatta Girl, Mari Costea Johnson, click on the two links, below.
John Cole Photography
Regatta Girl Photography