Tuesday, September 2, 2008

2008 Bluenose Championship Results

The 2008 Championship results are now available for download.

Click here to download and view them.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

2008 Bluenose Championship Summary

Overall Winners

First Place - Wahoo - Carter McNeely
Second Place - Amphitrite IV - John Pulvermann
Third Place - Rebel - Wick McNeely

White Sail Winners

First Place - Longshot - Warren Barkhouse
Second Place - Chase - Bob Presson
Third Place - Painless - Peter McKenna/George Sapp

Spinnaker Winners

First Place - Wahoo - Carter McNeely
Second Place - Amphitrite IV - John Pulvermann
Third Place - Rebel - Wick McNeely

Novice Skipper - Peter McKenna - Painless
Most Improved - Tim Harris - Mercury

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Maritime Bluenose Championships - August 23 - 24

Nova Scotia Bluenose Class Championships

In 1949, the Halifax Herald donated the International Class Championship Trophy and the Bluenose Championships had an international flavour with boats competing from Marblehead, Massachusetts. The Championship format changed in 1955 to an all local event with the presentation of the Russell-Youla Trophy. At that time the event was renamed the Maritime Bluenose Championships.

The Russell-Youla Trophy was presented to the RNSYS in 1955 by Miss Kathleen Wylde. It was originally donated to the RNSYS by General Lord Alexander G. Russell and first won by the schooner Wenonah in 1886. For many years, prior to 1980, the events was held primarily in Halifax and for a few years held in neutral territory at Hubbards. In the 1980's and 90's, the event alternated between Halifax and Chester. Since 2000, the Maritime Bluenose Championships have been held solely at the Chester Yacht Club as the Halifax fleet is no longer active.

The past few years have seen a significant growth in the Nova Scotia Bluenose Class fleet and we look forward to continued participation and an excellent event this year.

Schedule:
Saturday, August 23
0800-0930 - Registration
0930 hrs - Annual General Meeting
TBA - Competitors Meeting at conclusion of AGM
1255 - First Warning

Sunday, August 24, 2008
1255 - First Warning Signal
Awards and Chowder Conclusion of Race

2007 Winners

Overall - Russell-Youla Trophy

1st Rebel - Wick McNeely
2nd Bullet - John Pulvermann
3rd Mahaska - Henry Demone

Novice - John Pulvermann

Most Improved - Deb Byrd and Susan Crocker

White Sail
1st Wahoo - Carter McNeely/Shawn Mulrooney
2nd Sea Biscuit - Deb Winsor/Paul Gallant
3rd Longshot - Warren Barkhouse

Spinnaker
1st Rebel - Wick McNeely
2nd Bullet - John Pulvermann
3rd Mahaska - Henry Demone

2006 Winners

Overall - Russell-Youla Trophy

1st Bullet - Wick MacNeely
2nd Mahaska - Henry Demone
3rd Rebel - Jeff Sears

Novice Skipper - Jeff Sears

Most Improved - Keith Fox

White Sail
1st Rebel - Jeff Sears
2nd Long Shot - Warren Barkhouse
3rd Capris - David Fraizer

Spinnaker
1st Bullet - Wick McNeely
2nd Mahaska - Henry Demone
3rd Hornpipe - Matt Murphy