Eight boats sailed the race, that opened April 29 in a humble southwest breeze that gained voice rapidly, topping out at a steady 15 knots. Two boats were knocked down by strong gusts measuring20 knots at adjacent Reagan National Airport. The swimmers were Jeff Patten’s 20 Something and the Potomac’s Tim Dickson. Sunday was lighter, reaching only 10 knots from the northeast, but with some sharp shifts to the east that pushed over Firewater, with Rick Loheed of St. Mary’s at the helm.
The 2017 spring race series got off to a bang Sunday, April 2 with the Potomac River Inland 20 fleet handling race committee.
Scow dudes Tim Dickson Stew Harris, Rick Loheed and Jack Sheehan planted pins and launched the boats all day long in a NW breeze that start briskly around 7 knots but fizzled by the third race. Continue reading Race Committee is Fun!
The Inland 20 bilge boards are beasts. They drop 3.5 feet below the hull and have a total height, including horn, of about 5-foot-8.
Getting them out of the slot is easy if you know this trick.
Potomac sailors wrote down their impressions afterward and we share this now as a way to help everyone appreciate what these generous sailors imparted during their weekend in our fair city.
Jeff and Joe…thank you sooo much for your long drive and gracious coaching! Continue reading Scow Camp 2016
This beauty is a proven competitor with multiple outings including a strong showing at the 2017 Cherry Blossom. Known as “Firewater,” when she sailed in Lake James, Indiana, this boat had two owners and both were meticulous. At only 579lbs. (class weight is 595), Firewater is a nimble competitor. This boat sold Sept. 2017. Continue reading 1985 Johnson I20: SOLD!