The Cocktail Class Wooden Boat Racing Association (CCWBRA) is well into their 2019 season, having completed the Urbanna Cup May 18 in Urbanna, VA, and Skuas on the Lehigh June 8 in Lehigh, PA. Next up is the Kent Island Regatta July 20 at Kent Island Yacht Club in Chester, MD, and Nationals August 17 at Rock Hall Yacht Club in Rock Hall, MD. There are also two brand new races this year: the Tennessee Cup will be held September 7 at Pickwick Landing State Park in Counce, TN, and the Commodore’s Cup September 21 at Maryland Yacht Club in Pasadena, MD. For more information, visit

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Racers prepping at the Urbanna shore. Photo by Jeff Weeber

Urbanna Cup Results:

Tohatsu 6 HP Mixed

  1. Jeff Weeber, Swamp Rocket (28)
  2. Rich Faulkner, Mother’s Ruin (13)
  3. Benji Cantera, ConCon (100)

Early Classic Mixed

  1. Benij Cantera, Ice Man (113)
  2. Tara Carew, Brass Monkey (101)
  3. Art Gompf, SNAFU (1314)

Early Classic Women’s/Youth

  1. Crystal Douglas, Havin’ Fun (82)
  2. Frank Cantera, Ice Man (113)
  3. Tammy Jackson, Brass Monkey (101)

Late Classic Mixed/Heavy

  1. Jack Pettigrew, Havin’ Fun (82)
  2. Benji Cantera, Ball Breaker (115)
  3. Art Gompf, SNAFU (1314)

Post ‘79 Women’s

  1. Tammy Jackson, Old Fashioned (91)
  2. Tara Carew, Blue Hawaiian (81)
  3. Crystal Douglas, Double Cross (211)

Post ‘79 Mixed

  1. Benji Cantera, Rolling Thyme (114)
  2. John Milby, Old Fashioned (91)
  3. Chris Riddick, Double Cross (211)

Post ’79 Heavy

  1. Morgan Friday, Skittles (133)
  2. Rich Faulkner, Rolling Thyme (114)
  3. Keith Care, Blue Hawaiian (81)

8 HP Mixed

  1. Todd Steffes, Hot Toddy (20)
  2. Jeff Weeber, High Gravity (1100)
  3. Art Gompf, SNAFU (1314)

Skuas on the Lehigh

By Tom Kerr and Fred Allerton, co-race directors

The fourth annual Skuas on the Lehigh races were held at Allentown’s picturesque Adams Island on Saturday, June 8th, a day of picture-perfect weather for Cocktail Class racing! We had 12 racers and 10 boats competing in races conducted for five engine classes, one of which was a heat for the new 6 hp, 4-cycle Tohatsu class with Jaxson Shubert taking home his first First Place win in an adult class!

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Jaxson Shubert took first place in the new Tohatsu 6 HP 4 stroke class at Skuas on the Lehigh. Photo by Suzy Allerton

This year we had the first ever duck vs boat start—and the duck won with a clean start. Sorry Fred (Allerton)! Better luck next time! Maybe Smokin’ Loon would have had better odds.

Thanks to all racers, volunteers, and support teams for making this year’s Skuas on the Lehigh races another fun and safe event. Special thanks to Kimberly Shubert, who handles a lot of peripheral details for all CCWBRA races. And thanks to Adams Island’s governing board and friendly residents for making their wonderful tree-shaded facilities available to CCWBRA once more. 

Skuas on the Lehigh Results:

Early Classic Mixed

  1. Julie Allerton, Swamp Rocket (28)
  2. Curt Bluefeld, Smokin’ Loon (53)
  3. Kim Granberry, Rebel Yell (3)

Late Classic Mixed

  1. Tom Kerr, Rajic (46)
  2. Julie Allerton, Swamp Rocket (53)
  3. Curt Bluefeld, Smokin’ Loon (28)

8 HP Mixed

  1. Darryl Kepler, Silver Bullet (777)
  2. Steve Brendlinger, Kamikaze (999)
  3. Dan Lehner, Triple Nickel (555)

Post ’79 Mixed

  1. Steve Brendlinger, Kamikaze (999)
  2. Dan Lehner, Triple Nickel (555)
  3. Tom Kerr, Rajic (46)

Post ’79 Heavy

  1. Jeff Weeber, High Gravity (1100)

Tohatsu 6 HP 4 Stroke Mixed

  1. Jaxson Shubert, Stoli NFL (35)
  2. Kim Granberry, Rebel Yell (3)