Sailing Club of the Chesapeake keeps ‘The Mop’ following Sunfish racing

Matthew Collinson, a member of Washington College’s sailing team, crossed the line first for Mill Creek Racing Association in two of the three races, but Sailing Club of the Chesapeake racers prevailed on points. Photo by Lou Frank

The biennial Race For the Mop was held June 13 in Mill Creek, just south of the Great Wicomico River.

A 5- to 7-knot breeze provided perfect conditions for the six Sunfish boats, three per team, reported Lou Frank. It was truly team racing with skirmishes galore to protect teammates.

The teams were represented by the Mill Creek Racing Association and the Sailing Club of the Chesapeake, a 75-year old club based in the Annapolis area.

This was the fifth time the two clubs have met…

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