Mitchell Columbus Day Race 2023

ClassFinishBoat NameBoat TypeRegistrantPHRF
112:40WindsweptPearson 33Rick McCally218
112:47MischiefCape Dory 28Henry duPont255
212:54Pau HanaCatalina 36 MkIIDavid Wilson177
213:02Dark StarC&C 34Ben Johnston166
213:04PegasusSabre 36Scott Walker146
313:19Vento SolareJ/109Bill Kneller94
313:25Take TwoJPK 45Gordon Fletcher79
412:55Salty BeachLaguna Windrose 24Brian Clayton278
414:15Island BoundHunter 460Walter Wasowski123


Saturday conditions were overcast with occasional showers. Wind started out as 10-15 knots from the east with a large swell, maybe 6-8 feet. The breeze lightened to below 10 knots in the afternoon so the earlier starters were favored. Saturday night was a bit rough at Payne's dock as the breeze came up from the WNW at 20-30 knots before shifting to more of a straight westerly.

Sunday was mostly sunny, but the breeze stayed strong from the west at 20-25 knots before diminishing a bit in the afternoon. Sunday night was much nicer sleeping.

Monday was again mostly sunny with a lovely 15-20 knots from WSW for a pretty quick and easy reach back to Newport.

John E. Rebello Team Trophy

This went to the only team formed this year. If memory serves, it was Vento Solare, Pau Hana, and Windswept.

Bloody Mary Contest

Winner: Island Bound with a unique spicy rum-based version with pineapple

Hors d'oeuvre Contest


  1. Take Two
  2. Dark Star
  3. Pegasus


  1. Vento Solare
  2. Take Two
  3. Island Bound

Costume Contest

The first ever! Winner: Dinosaur Family (Dark Star parents and kids dressed in dinosaur onesies) Other were included a witch (Pegasus), Jimmy Buffett fan (Island Bound), and a pirate (Salty Beach)