The 11th Annual Rio Grande Cup

April 21-22, 2018

The Rio Grande Cup is the oldest RG65 racing series in North America. DCMYC held our celebration one day early on June 23, starting with brunch at the Aquarium Shark Reef Cafe at 10AM, followed by some some good RG65 racing at the Tingley Beach Model Boat Pond. We had six boats racing, three of which were DF65s, all under the supervision of Race Director Earl Boebert (our RG65 USA Class President and AMYA Class Secretary).

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Front row (left to right): Mauricio Dantas -171, Allen (Buzz) Buzzell - 55 Second row: Mark Sutton - 84, Jim Tarr - 66, Gifford Hawn - 458, Ted Hall - 61, Peter Roupas - 177, Peter Eschman (Race Director), Brian Tracey - 47, Dick Ball - 40, Kathy Bailey (Scorekeeper), Earl Boebert - 1 Not shown: Steve Bailey - 10
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Brian Tracey receives First Place Award from Race Director Peter Eschman
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Mauricio Dantas receives Second Place Award
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Gifford Hawn receives Third Place Award
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Ted Hall receives the Victor Rotolo Sportsmanship Award
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Allen (Buzz) Buzzell enjoys smooth sailing with #55
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Gifford Hawn #58 and Dick Ball #40 going to windward
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Dick Ball encourages his #40 to stay ahead of Ted Hall's #61
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There be Dragons out there: Mark Sutton #84, Jim Tarr #66, Peter Roupas #177
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The fleet starts at the south end of the pond on Saturday
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Just a bit later, as the boats clear the start line
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The fleet works to windward
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A bit later on the windward leg
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Gifford Hawn and Mauricio Dantes
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Mauricio Dantes and Jim Tarr
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Rounding the green mark
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A bit later at the green mark
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A mid-pond start on Sunday
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A bit later after the start
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Allen (Buzz) Buzzell #55 confirms our banner showing correct wind direction
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A little more wind would be nice
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The fleet works its way to windward in Sunday's lighter airs
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Saturday fleet action

All photos courtsey Paul Boucher

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