Dave Mowers Cup – Saturday, September 12, 2020

PYC sponsored the annual Dave Mowers Memorial Cup which was the 4th regatta in the Commodore’s Cup Series. PYC’s policies to maximize member safety prohibited congregating for the usual pre-race meeting, dockside pursuit formatted start/finish officiating and post-race festivities. Many thanks to Tom Schladenhauffen of PSA and KPYC for hosting the pre-race meeting, as well as Tom Brown officiating from Chumly on a PYC mooring. We look forward to PYC hosting next year as Ann Mowers’ Chowder and hot dog feast was missed by all.

The first gun for the Dave Mowers Cup pursuit regatta was at 12:00PM. Cruisers completed a course from PYC to Rye harbor and back for a 11.6km round trip. Racers completed a course from PYC to Murray’s rock and back for a 13.4km round trip. Winds were clocked at 10-12 knots. The racing fleet with spinnakers flying across the finish line in front of PYC provided a motley display on this beautiful day for a regatta!

Dave Mowers Cup Results


1              Kevin McCoole                Here Comes the Sun       PSA

2              Barry Larson                  Gremlin                              PSA

3              Victoria Janousek          Vox                                      PSA


1              Leijon-Guth / Stone         Mahi Mahi                        PSA

2              JR Gaffney                          Aurora                             LHYC

3              Jack Savage                        Perpetuity                       BWSC

Commodore Cup Series Results


1              Barry Larson                       Gremlin                          PSA


1              Richard Hamor                 Racing Daylight              PSA


Gosport Regatta Sunday 9/20/2020 – Winners in each class

Cruising Star           Dan Rigterink              GRACE                                  –

Racing Smuttynose  Thomas King             Valkyrie                PYC

Racing White (>150)  Mike Kasztejna       Daily Dose            KPYC

The two PYC captained boats attending the Gossport Regatta were:

Thomas King (Valkyrie)

John Myles (Veladare)

Appendix – 2020 Results

Commordore’s Cup 2020



1              Barry Larson                      Gemlin                               PSA

2              Kevin McCoole                   Here Comes The Sun       PSA

3             Victoria Janousek               Vox                                     PSA


1              Richard Hamor                  Racing Delight                 KPYC

2              Anna Leijon-Guth / Stone    Mahi Mahi                    KPYC

3              JR Gaffey                               Aurora                             LHYC

PHRF Tuesday Night Race Series 2020



Cruising – Open

1 Gaffey, Ray                                   Aurora                                LHYC

2 Anna Leijon-Guth / Stone         Mahi Mahi                          KPYC

2 Loader, Christopher                   Southern Cross                 PSA

Spinnaker A

1 Barry Larson                                Gremlin                              PSA

2 Myles, John                                   Veladare                            PYC

3 Wilsey / Wishneusky                  Savannah

Spinnaker B

1 Lenny Cushing                               Lacey Uneralls

2 John McNair                                   Razmataz

3 Gustafson/Guidotti/Schleyer        Solaris


Gossport September 20, 2020



1 Cruising Star                 Dan Rigterink            GRACE                                  –

1 Racing Smuttynose      Thomas King             Valkyrie               PYC

1 Racing White (>150)      Mike Kasztejna        Daily Dose           KPYC

Chumly’s Last Call September 26, 2020


2019 PYC Race Committee Report

Dave Mowers Cup – Saturday, September 14, 2019

PYC hosted one race this year, the annual Dave Mowers Memorial Race which was the last regatta in the Commodore’s Cup Series. It was unfortunate that race sponsor Ann Mowers was unable to attend, her presence was missed, and all wished her well. Race Committee and sous chefs were Chris and Whit Weller. Pat Daly, Roy Briscoe and others graciously volunteered to help prepare and serve our guests.

High seas caused a postponement from 9/7 to 9/14. Unfavorable tides prohibited the usual PYC starting line, the pursuit regatta began at 11:15 at Gunboat Shoal Buoy. With seas 2-4 feet and gusts of 20 knots, sails were reefed and the winning time from Gunboat to Rye Harbor to IOS1 to gunboat (11.4 KTs) was 1:45:46 (Defiant). Entrants enjoyed an afternoon of PYC hospitality complete with chowder, hotdogs and Dark and Stormy’s from 3:00-5:00PM. In good fun, the prizes were auctioned off with proceeds going to the Portsmouth Sailing Association.

Dave Mowers Cup Results


1 Barry Larson Defiant PSA

2 Kevin Mccoole Here Comes the Sun PSA

3 George Spiecker II Aritha 2 PSA


1 Richard Hamor Racing Daylight KPYC

2 Christopher Loader Southern Cross PSA

3 Glenn McKibben Greyfax PNYC

Chris Lund and the crew of Jump

PYC’s Chris Lund has won Division S1 of this year’s Figawi aboard his J133 Jump!

Chris states:
“After 5 years of racing the Figawi each Memorial Day
we won the Division S1!
The race was roughly 27nm from Hyannis to Nantucket and we passed NYYC’s Alchemy on the last leg to win the race by a margin of just under 3 minutes.”

PYC’s Bud Myles also participated in the race on Veladare, placing 6th in Division C.