Charlottetown Race Week 2018

Published on July 14th, 2018

Charlottetown Race Week 2018 played host July 12-14 to the J/70 and Farr 30 Canadian Championships in Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island.

Peter Toombs and his Farr 30 crew on HeadFirst 3 topped the 6-boat fleet by winning six of seven races. It was an auspicious beginning for the group based on Prince Edward Island. “We’ll go at this hard for the next five years,” shared Toombs. “I am ecstatic that an Atlantic Canadian team has won the Farr 30 championship for the first time. I hope it helps us grow the class.”

Toombs’ goal is to bring the World Championship to the region in the years ahead. HeadFirst 3 will compete for the Farr 30 North American title at Chester Race Week in Nova Scotia next month.

Team Rex skippered by Scott Weakley from Port Credit, Ontario had five bullets in seven races to win the J/70 title for the third year in a row. Weakley claims not to have any secrets about making his boat go faster and credits his success to the amount of time he spends in the boat. “We do a lot of regattas and get humbled pretty quickly when sailing with professionals. But that makes you better.”

Wind conditions varied from 10 to 12 knots with higher gusts on the first day, allowing for four races. Day two was extremely light air with one race completed in fading winds. The third day started with steady breezes of 6 to 7 knots which dropped off as the second and final race was finishing.

Twenty seven boats and 175 sailors competed in the regatta, which also included J 29 and PHRF classes.

Event detailsResults

Final Results
J 29 (One Design – 5 Boats)
1. Satisfaction, Randy Johnston , CAN – 1 -1 -[4] -1 -1 -1 -1 ; 6
2. Georgia Girl, David McInnis , CAN – 2 -2 -2 -[3] -2 -2 -2 ; 12
3. One 4 Surprise, Jason Aspin , CAN – 3 -3 -1 -2 -[4] -3 -4 ; 16
4. Red Sled, Percy Simmonds , CAN – 4 -4 -3 -[5] -5 -4 -3 ; 23
5. Jubilation, Tim Cook , CAN – [5] -5 -5 -4 -3 -5 -5 ; 27

Farr 30 Canadian National (One Design – 6 Boats)
1. HeadFirst 3, Peter Toombs , CAN – [2] -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 ; 6
2. Yardsail, Robert Apold / Roby Douglas , CAN – 1 -[7] -4 -2 -3 -2 -2 ; 14
3. Matador, Gregory Blunden , CAN – 3 -3 -2 -3 -[5] -5 -4 ; 20
4. Tangley, Jonathan Ross , CAN – [6] -5 -3 -5 -2 -3 -3 ; 21
5. Goose, Ben Maloney , CAN – 4 -2 -[5] -4 -4 -4 -5 ; 23
6. Ataraxia, Michael Carlson / André Bégin-Drolet , CAN – 5 -4 -[6] -6 -6 -6 -6 ; 33

J 70 National Championship (One Design – 10 Boats)
1. REX, Scott Weakley , CAN – 1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -[5] -3 ; 8
2. Joyridin’, Graeme Carr , CAN – 2 -2 -[4] -2 -3 -1 -2 ; 12
3. CAN 550, Stu McCrea , CAN – [3] -3 -3 -3 -2 -2 -1 ; 14
4. oodtogo, Peter Midgley , CAN – 4 -4 -[7] -5 -7 -3 -6 ; 29
5. Ardezen , Andrew Rankin , CAN – 6 -5 -2 -7 -5 -6 -[8] ; 31
6. Maverick, Rich Jones , CAN – [8] -6 -5 -8 -4 -4 -4 ; 31
7. Cry Havoc, Ralph Neate , CAN – 5 -[8] -8 -4 -6 -8 -5 ; 36
8. SeaYa, Kim Gibson , CAN – 7 -7 -6 -6 -[8] -7 -7 ; 40
9. Point Eight, Peggy Bethune , CAN – [11] -11 -11 -11 -9 -9 -9 ; 60
10. CAN 314, Andrew Lennox , CAN – [11] -11 -11 -11 -11 -11 -11 ; 66

PHRF (Spinnaker) (PHRF – 8 Boats)
1. Young Blood, J 100, Larry Creaser , Chester, NS, USA – 2 -2 -2 -1 -1 -[3] -1 ; 9
2. DogParty, J 100, Terry McKenna , Charlottetown, PEI, CAN – 1 -1 -1 -[3] -3 -1 -3 ; 10
3. Ghost, Olson 30, peter Scott , Charlottetown, PEI, CAN – 4 -3 -3 -4 -2 -[5] -4 ; 20
4. Pepper, J 35, John Rankin , charlottetown , PEI, CAN – 5 -4 -6 -[9] -4 -4 -2 ; 25
5. Endeavour, J 30, Brandon Forbes , Charlottetown, PEI, CAN – [9] -9 -4 -2 -6 -2 -6 ; 29
6. Intuition, Beneteau 33.7, Stephen Cudmore , Charlottetown, PEI, CAN – 3 -5 -5 -5 -[7] -6 -5 ; 29
7. Babe, J 100, Peter Bethune , Charlottetown, PEI, CAN – [9] -9 -9 -9 -5 -7 -7 ; 46
8. Baboon, J 35, David Smith , Charlottetown, PEI, CAN – [9] -9 -9 -9 -9 -9 -9 ; 54

Source: Kathy Large

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