Jamie Betz Wins 2012 Shamrock Regatta

Jamie Betz, of Meadowbrook, PA, survived a final four race onslaught from Mt. Laurel’s Dave Brawner to hold onto first place in the 2012 Shamrock Regatta held at Cooper River YC in Collingswood, NJ on Saturday, March 24th.

The results have been posted here using Google Docs.

The fourteen boat fleet withstood strong winds and a college rowing regatta going on parallel to our race course as several races were down wind survival test to eliminate broaching. Eight different skippers won at least one race giving some credence to the close competition. Don Barker, of Chestertown, MD, had an early regatta lead and ended up third with New York’s Hank Buchanan in fourth and Rob Seidelmann of Collingwood, NJ in fifth.

Thanks to the West Jersey RC Laser Fleet for hosting this annual fun event and to Jim Greenfield for doing his PRO, buoy placement, boat retrieval and results duties to support us.