Seven boats from
Fleet 23 (Corinthian Sailing Club, Dallas, Texas) participated in the annual
Wife-Husband Regatta at Grande Maumelle Sailing Club, Little Rock Arkansas.
A total of 27 teams showed in total, ranging from local Fleet 133 to
those who’ve not been to Grande Maumelle, it’s well worth the trip.
Just 4½ hours northeast from Dallas, the lake is nestled in the rolling
pine hills of central Arkansas. The
club, started in 1960, is home to Flying Scot Fleet 133.
The grounds are beautiful and the people are among the friendliest
we’ve encountered (much like our neighbors to the South, Fleet 67, at Canyon
Lake, Texas). Several couples opened
their homes to visiting racers, and showed us what real hospitality is all
For most of the couples from Fleet 23, this was their first Wife-Husband Regatta – Judy & JC Adrian, Susan & Jody Justus, Melissa & Tommy Miller, Phil & Teresa Morris, and Carolyn & Jeff Perna.
& Karen Carpenter from Flying Scot Inc. traveled 21 hours from Oakland
Maryland to compete and to deliver three new boats to Fleet 23 members – Susan
& Jody, Teresa & Phil, and Frank Richards (who showed up Saturday
afternoon to see & drool over his new boat, and also help out with race
committee – thanks Frank!)
winds looked promising (of course, the regatta didn’t start until Saturday);
Saturday’s breeze was a little lighter, but still very nice (8 to 12 knots).
Early Sunday morning the winds had dropped to nearly nothing – everyone
at that point was trying to convince the Committee to call it a regatta.
However, the smart race committee stood their ground and set up a quick W
1 ½ course in light thermal breeze. The
wind built nicely for the second race (as the Committee knew
it would!), which brought a nice close to a great 5-race regatta.
things of note – Two skippers from Fleet 23 teams were women – Greta Mittman
and Susan Justus – way to go ladies! Also,
Carolyn & Jeff Perna won the Bob Penticoff Memorial Trophy for highest
finishing couple - first time to sail in the Wife-Husband Regatta.
|Names||Boat #||Fleet #||1||2||3||4||5||Total||Finish|
|Natalie Mauney Scott Mauney||5346||23||1||2||1||3||2||9||1|
|Karen Carpenter Harry Carpenter||5419||6||4||1||5||1||3||14||2|
|Carolyn Perna Jeff Perna||5167||23||2||3||3||6||1||15||3|
|Melissa Miller Tom Miller||5398||23||5||7||2||4||6||24||4|
|Susie Strombaugh Tim Strombaugh||2162||165||3||4||4||9||9||29||5|
|Greta Mittman Michael Mittman||5480||23||6||5||9||5||5||30||6|
|Betty Struckhoff Jim Harris||5430||83||8||6||6||7||8||35||7|
|Thresa Morris Phil Morris||5533||23||10||9||10||2||10||41||8|
|Terry Dees Kolenich Danny Kolenich||4211||102||9||10||8||10||4||41||9|
|Susan Domagala John Domagala||3577||60||7||8||7||12||12||46||10|
|Sandra Pope Dan Donahue||4027||133||11||11||11||8||7||48||11|
|Peg Woodworth John Woodworth||3943||83||1||1||5||5||5||17||1|
|Kelly Bryant John Bryant||494||133||2||4||4||4||3||17||2|
|Pauline Erwin Joe Erwin||4660||133||8||2||1||6||1||18||3|
|Joe Ann Sullivan Michael Sullilvan||4300||83||7||5||6||3||6||27||4|
|Brenda Mulhollan Jim Mulhollan||4016||133||5||3||2||9||9||28||5|
|Bonnie Jenkins Willson Jenkins||2979||NA||11||7||3||1||7||29||6|
|Judy Adrian J.C. Adrian||3970||23||3||6||8||11||2||30||7|
|Susan Justis Jody Justis||1418||23||4||12||12||2||8||38||8|
|Carol Clark Bill Clark||5270||83||10||8||7||10||4||39||9|
|Candee Teitel Merle Paule||2277||133||6||9||10||7||10||42||10|
|Lamona Slape Tim Slape||4266||133||9||10||9||8||11||47||11|
|Mary Brierley Bill Brierley||4017||133||2||2||1||2||7||1|
|Susan Hollingsworth Patrick Hollingsworth||2281||133||4||3||3||5||15||2|
|Debbie Strobel Michael Strobel||3166||133||3||4||4||4||15||3|
|Marilyn Bratton Don Bratton||1388||133||5||5||5||3||18||4|
|Kelley Easby-Smith John Easby-Smith||3215||9999||1||1||2||1||5|