Tennessee Cup 2022
CCWBRA Blog
by Zachary Ditmars
1y ago
The second annual Tennessee Cup was an outstanding event. The weather was perfect and the State Park once again, welcomed us with full support. This is a great venue; we moved to a new location in the park and have found the perfect racing site. We had 10 Boats and 10 drivers. Two additional boats were at the event for display.  We ran 5 classes and combined the Women’s class and the Heavy weights.   We had new racers that did a great job of being safe and truly enjoying a day of racing. We welcomed our first racer from Kentucky, Rob Selin who raced in multiple heats and was ver ..read more
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CCWBRA Nationals 2022 Race Results
CCWBRA Blog
by Zachary Ditmars
1y ago
The Cocktail Class Wooden Boat Racing Association Nationals was held on August 20, 2022 at the Rock Hall Yacht Club on Lankford Creek off of the Chester River on Maryland’s eastern shore. Many thanks to race Directors Todd Steffes and Peter Urbani, Lee Urbani for running the safety boat, Gretchen Granberry for coordinating the scoring table, and to everyone that helped to put on another great powerboat racing event on the Chesapeake Bay! Weather conditions were ideal with sunny skies and flat water fit for cocktail boat racing. Following the captain’s meeting, the Tohatsu 6hp Mixed class kicke ..read more
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Helpful Hints on Installing a Remote Control Adapter on a Tohatsu 6HP 4-Stroke Outboard Motor
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by Zachary Ditmars
1y ago
If you are in the process of purchasing a Tohatsu 6HP 4-Stroke outboard motor for your Cocktail Class Racer, or you are thinking about it, no doubt you already know your Tohatsu will need a Remote Control (RC) Adapter installed to convert its throttle/shift operation from tiller control to remote control. The Remote Control (RC) Adapter Kit that applies currently to your MFS 6D(W)S or DS motor is Tohatsu P/N 3GR-83880-0. Some Cocktail Class Wooden Boat Racing Association members may opt to have the RC Adapter installed by their Tohatsu dealer. Note: A typical price for dealer installation is ..read more
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Commodore’s Cup 2022 Results
CCWBRA Blog
by Zachary Ditmars
1y ago
10 racers along with 13 cocktail boats defied triple digit temps to attend the 2022 3rd Annual  Commodore’s Cup hosted by the Maryland Yacht Club located on Rock Creek just off the Patapsco River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay.  Dating from 1909, the Maryland Yacht Club is one of the oldest continuously existing yacht clubs in the Mid-Atlantic coast.  Racers participated in mixed weight classes, using double elimination style brackets, a la NCAA to advance to the next round. This gave cocktail racers the opportunity to compete against indiv ..read more
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Camp David Cup 2022 Results
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by Zachary Ditmars
1y ago
Camp David Cup Kicks Off Racing Season in the Mid-Atlantic Region – Trophy goes to Frank Cantera The second annual Camp David Cup Race started off the Cocktail Racing season in the Mid-Atlantic Region on June 18 in beautiful, clear, cool, but windy conditions. As predicted, a dry cold front passage the night before dissipated the previous day’s searing 95 degree heat in exchange for 15 MPH NNW winds gusting to 25 MPH. Freeman Creek, located on the Sassafras River, the site of Dave Cantera’s Camp David is oriented north and south so the wind created chop deep into the creek. Despite less-than-o ..read more
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Governor’s Cup 2022 Race Results
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by Zachary Ditmars
1y ago
April 8-9, 2022 After a year missed, what a day for the Governor’s Cup at Smyrna Yacht Club, April 8-9! The conditions were splendid with plenty of sunshine, temperature in the 70’s, and just enough wind yielding challenging but fun action on the course for the 19 race participants. The reunion with our racing friends and CCWBRA members traveling from multiple states to Florida began on Friday afternoon when we launched our boats and hit the wakes for practice trials. Never has there been a pre-race turn over, but this year Brad Parlee in #418 Woody took an early Turtle Award.   Saturday ..read more
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Kent Island Regatta 2021
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by CCWBRA Secretary
1y ago
[See image gallery at ccwbra.com] Kent Island Regatta was held and sponsored by The Kent Island Yacht Club! KIYC is located on the southern tip of Kent Narrows. Its been home to many powerboat races for decades. Each year they generously invite us once a year to enjoy full access to their club and restaurant. Special thank you to Vice Commodore Jeff Smith, The KIYC staff and members for being so welcoming to us again this year. This event was a special day in the history of CCWBRA. We have grown in size to be able to have two events on the same day! The same day we held this race, we held a ra ..read more
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