Georgia State Championship
Valdosta, GA, USA, March 5, 2023. Final results:
- David Muhlhausen & Ellen Muhlhausen
- Christopher Stang & Lindsey Stang
- Don Hackbarth & Connor Milam
- Scott Cline & Bruce Brugel
- Larry North 6 Jack McClellan
- Julien Ostaloup 6 Rodolphe Boulais
- Bill Garfield & Charlie Sweat
- Jeremiah Prince & Zadie Sweat
The 2023 Georgia State Snipe Championship was held on March 4 & 5, 2023, at the Valdosta Yacht Club in Lake Park, GA. It was hosted by Fleet 580 and the members of the Valdosta Yacht Club. The 8 boats that comprised the field were evenly split between out-of-towners and locals. The visitors won easily, but the home team was able to keep up well.
The weather on Saturday was mild and sunny with winds in the 1-4 mph range. PRO Pat Lambert did a masterful job of redirecting the placement of the marks as the races progressed. Three races were completed with no injuries or spills before the winds completely died. Sunday morning was also clear and with a little more wind. The first race began at 10:00 and we got in two very nice races. Again, there were no spills.
One note of interest: Three of the top 4 finishers have been sailing in this regatta since childhood. And the tradition is continuing with Ellen Muhlhausen crewing for her dad, who crewed here for his dad John in years past. That’s not to say that newcomers aren’t welcome, so plan on joining us next year around the same time for the 2024 Georgia State Snipe Championship.
Race results listed above are based on the 5 results from all races Saturday and Sunday.
PRO: Pat Lambert
Assistants: Art Crocker and Jim Schaub