The eighth annual Phoenix Cup Regatta was held on October 1st and 2nd in Twenty Sixteen.
Regatta Chairman: Robert Murphy
Participants: Paullin, Lyman, Murphy, Doptis, Tsibertzopoulos, Walker
Summary: Three races were run on Saturday in rain and moderate wind. No racing occurred on Sunday.
Champion: #132 Paullin
Results: Congratulations to Rick Paullin on besting the fleet and taking home the prestigious Phoenix Cup for two years running!
Official Results: http://results.severnsailing.org/2016-Johnson_18_Phoenix_Cup.html
More Information: Saturday was overcast with poor visibility all day. Precipitation varied from heavy mist to moderate diagonal rain at times. Temperature was a cool 66 degrees and foul weather gear was the standard. Despite the rain, there was fairly steady 10-12 knots to start the day and RC ran three races in area A. The first two races were 5 legs with an offset rounding at the windward mark. The wind moderated for the 3rd race, of 4 legs, but there was still enough for a beautiful kite reach home in 9 knots. The fleet enjoyed taco bar and open bar on the SSA patio to finish the day. Day two saw much start the day, up to 4 knots, as the fleet beat straight into the wind fighting to reach the race area. As everyone arrived the sun broke though and the wind dropped to 1-1.5 knots.
Day 1 sailtrack: http://raceqs.com/tv-beta/tv.htm#userId=1031742&updatedAt=2016-10-01T20:30:15Z&dt=2016-10-01T11:40:11-04:00..2016-10-01T16:28:55-04:00&boat=Five%20Cubed%20(5%5E3)&model=J70&time=1475338132582&focus=Five%20Cubed%20(5%5E3)&tab=fleet&view=leg