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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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Scow Camp 2016

Ohio scow experts Jeff Patten and Joe Ewing crewed for Potomac  sailors Jack Sheehan, Carl Schaefer, Will Fenn, Trip Hook and others,  as a way to transfer some knowhow.

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