2023 Canterbury J National Championship Regatta on 9/21/2023

2023 Canterbury J NCR Participants
2023 Canterbury J NCR Participants
2023 Canterbury J NCR
by Gene Novak

The Sacramento Model Yacht Club and Elk Grove Model Yacht Club co-sponsored the 2023 Canterbury J National Championship Regatta at Bridgeway Lakes Park in West Sacramento. The first day started off with light variable winds in the 0-5 knot range but 12 heats were completed before the wind completely shut down at 2:30 PM. Racing was very competitive on Thursday with 5 different winners in the 12 heats and Kevin Gault ending the day with a narrow lead over Paul Brown followed closely by Charles Witcher and Brian Thompson. Lunch featured Dan Robinson Hot Dogs (the best) so everybody was well fed and watered.
The second day of competition continued with light variable winds from the NNW and we were able to conduct 9 more races before the wind shut down. The racing was still very competitive between the top four skippers, but in the end, it was visiting sailor Kevin Gault winning by1 Net point over Charles Witcher. Once again, the volunteers and food committee are to be commended for making this a fun, competitive event.

Summary of the 2023 Canterbury J NCR, Gold Chevrons
Date: September 21-22, 2023
Location: Bridgeway Lakes Park, West Sacramento, CA
Host Clubs: Sacramento Model Yacht Club & Elk Grove Model Yacht Club
Number of Entries = 13
Winds: 0-5 NNW
Races Completed: 21
Scoring System: Tweet
Regatta Committee: Gene Novak RD; Bob Eger and Rick Pomeroy Scoring; Cheryl Novak & Ginger Robinson Food; Greg Fletcher, John Stiff, and Neal Richman - Observers.

2023 Canterbury J NCR Results
Place Skipper Sail# Points

1 Kevin Gault 551 33 points
2 Charles Witcher 542 34 points
3 Paul Brown 630 46 points
4 Brian Thompson 94 60 points
5 Michael Bowen 33 99 points
6 Bruce Anderson 36 100 points
7 Steve Vaczovsky625 103 points
8 Scott Woodward 27 107 points
9 Lynn Graham 632 118 points
10 Daniel Robinson 55 142 points
11 Doug Wilkenson 629 143 points
12 Peter McGroarty 79 217 points
13 Mark Erdrich 554 234 points

Race Results for 2023 Canterbury J National Championship Regatta
Type  Place  Skipper Sail#  Points  City  St  Home Club 
Single 1 Kevin Gault  551 33 Glendora CA HELMSMEN MODEL YACHT CLUB
Single 2 Charles Witcher  (Charles) 542 34 Sacramento CA SACRAMENTO MODEL YACHT CLUB
Single 3 Paul Brown  340 46 Wilton CA SAN DIEGO ARGONAUTS
Single 4 Brian Thompson  94 60 West Sacramento CA SACRAMENTO MODEL YACHT CLUB
Single 5 Michael  Bowen  (MikeE ) 633 99 Oakley CA ELK GROVE MYC
Single 6 Bruce Andersen  36 100 Boise ID FAMOUS POTATOES SAILING CLUB
Single 7 Steve Vaczovsky  625 103 Elk Grove CA SACRAMENTO MODEL YACHT CLUB
Single 8 Scott Woodward  (Scott ) 27 107 Elk Grove CA  
Single 9 Lynn Graham  132 118 El Dorado Hills CA SACRAMENTO MODEL YACHT CLUB
Single 10 Daniel Robinson  55 142 Sacramento CA SACRAMENTO MODEL YACHT CLUB
Single 11 Doug Wilkinson  629 143 Citrus Heights CA SACRAMENTO MODEL YACHT CLUB
Single 12 Peter Mcgroarty  79 217 Sacramento CA  
Single 13 Mark Erdrich  554 234 Sacramento CA SACRAMENTO MODEL YACHT CLUB