Category Archives: Racing

Scow Racing on the Potomac (and elsewhere)

Ewing Wins Rehoboth Regatta

Joe Ewing from Ohio won the  Inaugural Inland20 Rehoboth Bay regatta Aug 17-18, despite unfamiliar water and new crew.

Check out  30 minutes of drone footage shot by the talented Graham Newton:


Skipper Sail # Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Total
Joe Ewing ID 4 1 4 1 1 7
Stew Harris PO 806 3 2 3 2 10
Andrew Tudor ID 16 2 3 2 5 12
Derick Fahnestock PO 1 7 6 4 4 21
Prag Katta PO 6 4 1 DNF 8 22
Trip Hook PO 101 5 5 6 7 23
Mark Burrows PO 642 6 8 7 3 24
Stas Burgiel PO 626 8 7 5 6 26


First place in the family category went to son/father team Derick and John Fahnestock.  (John has been doing some amazing work to bring that boat back to life.)  Stas Burgiel, with Rilke and Haiku in the strings, finished a strong second in the family category.  Nice job!




Inland20 Rehoboth Bay Regatta, Aug 17-18

Please join the Inland20 Fleet of the Potomac and the Rehoboth Bay Sailing Assoc. for the inaugural Inland20 Rehoboth Bay Regatta, Aug. 17-18.

This two-day event features reliable ocean breezes on a two mile expanse of inland water.  Sailors will enjoy a beautiful club house, white sand beaches and a fantastic, laid-back vibe.

The event will be preceded by a two-day “Scow Clinic” Aug. 15-16, led by long time scow sailor Joe Ewing.  Inland20 sailors will be offering rides in their boats at the same time they hone their scow skills. 

Family Award

The race is also featuring an “intergenerational” award  category for family teams with more than one generation.  These teams might be parent/child or grandparent/grandchild. 


Notice of Race, Registration Form

Sailing Instruction

Sheehan, Harris take PRSA honors

stew and jack
Stew and Jack with Nabeel Alsalem Award

Scow Fleet Captain Jack Sheehan won the 2019 PRSA fall scow racing series and Scow Race Director Stew Harris won the spring series.  The two scow sailors got their names on a plaque at the annual Potomac River Sailing Association soiree, Nov. 15 at the Heavy Seas in Arlington.

The PRSA also awarded Sheehan and Harris with the Nabeel Alsalem Award for fleet development. The scow  fleet has grown to six I20s, one M scow and one MC Scow.