2023 T-37 AMYA National Championship on 10/7/2023

And they're off!
And they're off!
Shortly after the start of one of the 2023 T-37 NCR heats.
2023 T-37 National Championship Regatta (NCR)
By Allan Van Ness
The Pacific Northwest Model Yacht Club hosted the 2023 T-37 National Championship in Seattle, Washington, at the Seattle Yacht Club on Portage Bay, on October 7th. The weather was unseasonably warm, in the mid-eighties, but the winds were light and shifting until early afternoon after which we enjoyed a nice 5 to 8 mph northerly. Twelve sailors completed twelve races by 3PM and a good time was had by all.

Peter Conze continued his dominance by winning the T-37 Class Championship for the fifth time in six years. The NCR was not held in 2022, so Peter has been the T-37 champion for the last six years. That's excellent sailing. Quite an accomplishment! This year, Dan Mathews finished in second place followed by our Region Six Representative, Dan Schier in third place.

A big thank you goes to our Principal Race Officer, Philip Hubbell and his race committee consisting of Maryhelen Johnson and Bradley Smith, who efficiently and competently recorded the finishes. A special thanks goes to the Seattle Yacht Club for co-hosting the event, providing a mark setting/rescue boat, marks, floats to sail from, and other race equipment.

Though we had hoped for better wind, the 2023 T-37 NCR was a fun and successful event enjoyed by all.

Summary of 2023 T-37 NCR, Gold Chevrons
Date: October 7, 2023
Location: Seattle, Washington
Host Club: Pacific Northwest Model Yacht Club, Local Club #294
# of Entries: Twelve
Winds: 0 - 5+mph
Races Completed: Twelve
Scoring System: Low Point System
Regatta Committee: Philip Hubbell - PRO; Maryhelen Johnson and Bradley Smith - Race finish recorders; and Allan Van Ness - Regatta Organization

2023 T-37 NCR Results
Place Skipper Sail# Points

1 Peter Conze 3020 10
2 Dan Mathews 2072 23
3 Dan Schier 3093 27
3 Andy Parker 3288 37
4 Garner Miller 3360 38
5 Will Lesh 2277 43
6 Rod Johnson 2044 46
7 Allan Van Ness 88 65
8 Dean Shipman 1610 71
9 Mark Smith 3434 79
10 Postyn Smith 3410 82
11 Kate Bemer 2517 95