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Cape Cod Frosty 2000 Class Championship

Frosties racing off Hyannis YC. Hyannis Yacht Club, May 13-14, 2000: Mother's Day and the first day of racing at the 15th annual Cape Cod Frosty Class Championship dawned dark, dank, and dreary. The weather forecast was not promising with a spot of severe weather predicted to move through at about 10 am. Sure enough, the wind Southeast wind jumped to 35 knots kicking up a nasty white cap encrusted chop. The front passed though quickly, but it left the chop and a good 15-20 knot breeze in its wake. After some the discussion the fleet voted to move to Squeteague Harbor in Cataumet rather than making the crash boat pick up swimmers all day.

At approximately Noon the Frosties arrived at Squeteague. The wind was less than 5 knots from the South in this well protected Harbor, but before the first race got underway, it shifted to the Northeast and came up gradually during the afternoon to 10 to 15 knots providing a nice variety of, at times, quite tricky conditions.

Tim O'Keeffe in Loose Lips
2000 Class Champion, Tim O'Keeffe

Class Secretary/Treasurer Jen Kano, the only mother competing, got her mother's day gift by easily winning the first race. There were cries of "local knowledge" from the fleet as Squeteague is her homeport, her father Cy Kano was chairing the race committee, and her son Nat York was running the crash boat. However, "local knowledge" quickly turned into "local idiocy" when she forgot what the course was and finished DFL in the second race.

Overall, it proved to be a great day of racing. There were 6 different winners in the 8 races sailed with Steve Bailey of Hampton, NH and Paul Hull of Salisbury, MD copping two each.

Day two saw the fleet back in Hyannis with a 5-10 knot breeze from the Northeast under sunny skies. Conditions remained very consistent during the four races sailed. The fleet was clearly dominated by Tim O'Keeffe of Centerville, MA with two firsts and two seconds, and John Field of New York City with two firsts a second and a third. In the final analysis, 1990 class champion Tim O'Keeffe prevailed over second place winner John Field by 13 points. Steve Bailey was third just one point out of second.

Competitors and RC Chairman Special thanks go to Cy Kano, Nat York, Larry Chandler, and Carol Hodsdon for their work on the race committee and crash boats, and to Tim and Sue B O'Keeffe who hosted a terrific barbecue dinner for everyone on Saturday night.

The low point of the weekend was news of the death of Peter Eastman's father. We of the Frosty Association extend our sincere condolences to Peter and his family.

A special footnote has to be added here to report on John Field's escapades during the weekend. On Saturday while getting his boat ready, he dropped in on a cradle on the dock resulting in a respectable hole. He quickly duct taped the damage and started the first race late. The taping job held until the last race of the day, which he sailed with a sponge in the hole held in place by his knee. Permanent repairs were made overnight and he was back in top form on Sunday…
In what other class can you punch a hole in your boat 5 minutes before the start of the first race and still finish second in the class championship? Ain't it wonderful?

2000 Cape Cod Frosty North American Championship, May 13-14, Hyannis YC

Pl.  Pts.  Name 	Sail #    
 1.  22  Tim O'Keeffe    200     Centerville, MA
 2.  35  John field      854     New York, NY 
 3.  36  Steve Bailey    811     Hampton, NH
 4.  60  Paul Hull       651     Salisbury, MD    
 5.  53  Peter Eastman    17     Barnstable, MA   
 6.  56  Tracy Taylor    268     Barnstable, MA
 7.  64  Leon MacCorkle   75     Hampton, NH
 8.  74  Jen Kano          4     Cataumet, MA
 9.  79  Deke Sheller    656     Salisbury, MD
10.  95  Lee Beauchanp   654     Salisbury, MD        
11. 119  Lee Hodsdon     727     Durham, NH    
12. 136  Ken Simpson      19     Brewster, MA
(Scoring based on 1 throw-out.)

Annual Meeting Makes Important Decisions

Club secretary, Jen Kano, reported that the Frosty Class Association's membership has been declining. However, the reduction in overhead costs, like the elimination of liability insurance and the temporary cancelation of the newsletter, has created a stable financial situation. After much discussion and soul searching the meeting made several crucial decisions about the future of the association. These were: 1. To rotate the location of the North American Championship. (The 2001 championship will be hosted by Fleet #14 in Salisbury, MD and the 2002 championship will be hosted by Fleet #9 in New Hampshire.) 2. To publish Frosty News on a regular basis. (Ken Simpson was given the job of creating and producing a low cost newsletter.) and 3. To reduce the circulation of Frosty News by eliminating those who have not paid annual dues from the mailing.

Scallop Cup 2000 Set For October 21st

Once again Frosty sailors worldwide are invited to the exotic island of Nantucket for a day of racing and bonding. Racing will begin on Saturday on or about 12:00 after the 9:15 ferry from Hyannis arrives. Racing will take place at the Nantucket Yacht Club adjacent to the Steamship Authority ferry landing. For those wishing to return on Saturday racing will end in time for people to catch the 17:30 ferry for Hyannis. In the event that the conditions prevent racing on Saturday, racing will be held on Sunday morning, finishing up in time for contestants to catch the 12:00 boat back to Hyannis. In any event, everyone is encouraged to attend the traditional awards party at the Philbrick house on Saturday evening and sample the hospitality of the Island's inns and guesthouses. For further info. contact Nat Philbrick at (508) 228-5216 or email at:

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