Javelin takes top honors in Governor's Cup race


Larry Bulman of Bethesda skippered Javelin to two trophies in the St. Mary's College of Maryland Governor's Cup yacht race, the overnight competition from Annapolis to St. Mary's City that concluded yesterday.

The 30th running of the event attracted sailors from up and down the East Coast. Steady winds at 10 to 20 knots translated into some unusually fast times for the 150 boats competing in eight racing classes.

"We had wind all night," said Ruth Way, a crew member on the 31-foot Trinity, which captured first place in the multi-hull class.

Javelin, a Farr 52 captained by Bulman, also took advantage of the breezes to claim the Joseph Waldschmitt Best-in-Fleet Trophy and the Steven Bickell Memorial Trophy.

The Waldschmitt, the most competitive of the trophies, is presented to the winner of the class having the smallest corrected time interval between the first- and fifth-place finishers. The Bickell award goes to the crew showing the greatest improvement over the previous year.

Bulman was a winner in the first Governor's Cup race in 1974 with a first-in-class victory.

Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele was on hand to present the awards.

"We're going to make it a tradition that the governor or I will present the Governor's Cup trophies as long as we are in office," Steele said.

The race began at 6 p.m. Friday at the entrance to Annapolis harbor and finished in the early hours yesterday on the shores of the St. Mary's River.

"It's a true test of a sailor's skills - navigating the bay, staying up all night and dealing with the weather," said Jim Troutman, a crew member on the 39-foot Enigma, from Fairfax, Va., which placed first in the PHRF N class. "I don't know what else you could do to improve it."


Boat Skipper Town Time

1 Trinity D. Way Shady Side 12:20:13

2 Ahoodori K. Mizuuchi Rockville 12:48:55

3 Conker P. Wadsworth Arnold 12:56:25


Boat Skipper Town Time

1 Javelin L. Bulman Bethesda 10:25:33

2 Sjambok M. J. Brennan Potomac 10:35:09

3 UARSHEK2 E. Staffini Annapolis 10:41:32


Boat Skipper Town Time

1 Chardonnay W.&M.; McCarey Oakton, Va. 10:11:03

2 Le Cygne D. Chapman Annapolis 10:33:04

3 Windborn R. Born Baltimore 10:33:26


Boat Skipper Town Time

1 Der Baron D. Wagner Shady Side 10:24:59

2 Break Away L. Bonser Calif. 10:41:50

3 Windward R.&D.; Watson Tracy's Land. 10:42:52


Boat Skipper Town Time

1 Aspire J. Yaissle Allentown, Pa. 10:30:53

2 Lickity Split M. Anstey Arnold 11:27:24

3 Rendezvous R.&D.; Carter Annapolis 11:32:59


Boat Skipper Town Time

1 Delirious D. Kim Annapolis 10:36:22

2 Leewind H. Wilson Chester 10:58:56

3 Silent Thunder S. Mandel Brookeville 11:21:24


Boat Skipper Town Time

1 Cookie S. Culfogienis Bowie 11:48:40

2 Scrimshaw C. Deakyne Severna Park 12:05:02

3 Boreas M. Mullarky Pasadena 12:22:57


Boat Skipper Town Time

1 Enigma S. Kenyon Fairfax, Va. 11:16:25

2 Vixen J. Taylor Mechanicsburg, Pa. 11:18:40

3 Walkabout D.Zonderman Succasunna, N.J. 12:07:43

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