Category Archives: Racing

Scow Racing on the Potomac (and elsewhere)

Joe Ewings Wins 2017 Cherry Blossom

Joe Ewing from Indian Lake, Ohio won all six races during two fantastic days of sailing on the Potomac River.   Indian Lake compatriots Brook Patten and Jeff Patten finished second and third overall.

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.

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Final Race of 2015

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Tm Dickson edges out Will Fenn

Check out the photos of an exciting finish as the OSP driven by Tim Dickson and his crew Carl Schaefer edge out Will Fenn and crew Kalif for second place.

It was a terrific way to end the season, with three boats competing in the final four races of 2015.   Scow veterans Stew Harris and Tripp Hook took two wins apiece in the 1985 Johnson known as “Youbetcha Buddy.” Continue reading Final Race of 2015