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2022 and 2023
Charles H. McCoy, Jr.
High Point Standings

Click below to see the recent results of the year-end class high point standings.  


2023 Hampton One-Design National Championship at Hampton Yacht Club

The 2023 Hampton One Design National Championship at HYC was one to be remembered. The competitive 15 boat fleet made for three fantastic days of racing at Hampton Yacht Club. With two races completed Friday, three completed Saturday, and one completed Sunday, Mark Wheeler and his team provided a complete series of races despite challenging August conditions. Leigh Chapman and the HYC staff did a great job making this weekend happen!


Throughout the three days of racing the competition was close. However, by Sunday the class had a new National Champion! Gordy and Kerri Stokes of Norfolk Yacht and Country Club came out ahead in a tie breaker victory over Latane Montague and Dorothy Ballard. Gordy also won the Charlie McCoy High Point Trophy, showing that time and practice does pay off. Congrats Gordy and Kerri!! 


While experienced Hampton sailors filled the ranks, this season's addition of four new skippers to the class brought some fresh competition to the water over the weekend. Latane Montague (nicked-named Cinqo by Gordy), Blake Goodwin (HYC), Will Chapman (HYC), and Max Penders all brought their A games. Of these four sailors Blake Goodwin, sailing 706, placed as the top "novice" winning the J.W. Hurst Novice Award! 


The William J. Daugherty Memorial Trophy, which is awarded to the best crew of the year, was awarded to Gracie Goodwin of HYC! Gracie competed in 6 Hampton regattas this season and won the Ware River Governor's Cup sailing with her dad Keith. 


The T. Lane Stokes Trophy was awarded to Latane Montague V (not to be mistaken for Latane Montague IV). Latane's continued excitement and passion for Hampton sailing combined with his eagerness to help others made regattas and regatta parking lots more fun than ever. 


Overall, the 2023 Hampton One Design National Championship was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who helped make this event happen and to all of you who showed up to compete. Next up  for the HOD class is the NYCC Labor Day Regatta September 2nd. 


modified from article by Jackson Montague


The 2021 Nationals at Urbanna was a rip roaring success, proving that the optimal combination for a great National Championship can be two great shoreside parties,  fantastic race committee work, and a strong turnout of 16 teams ranging from 14 to 85 years old/young.


The weekend forecast was daunting, with all the forecasts showing little to no wind on the middle bay.  But Kathy and Mark Wheeler brought the A-Team from HYC including: Rich and Julie Wilcox, Debbie and Tom Ryan, who collectively managed to squeeze off a complete Nationals series of 6 races in zephyr-like conditions on the Rappahannock.


Not to be outdone on the shore side, Patricia Montague fired up Club-Montague for two great parties Friday and Saturday night that earned her the T. Lane Stoke Trophy for outstanding contribution to the class, with attendees saying it was the most fun regatta party since Key West 1991.  The evening featured unlimited hot and cold running Dark-n-Stormies, and a special salute to Charlie McCoy featuring a drinking game called “Calamity Jane Trivia” that will not soon be forgotten, through several intervening thunder storms.


On the water, the RC was able to get off all the races on schedule, starting with 2 on Friday in 3-4 knots in the first race, and closer to 5 kts in the second.  The first race featured Jackson Montague and Alex Jacob winning their first Nationals race, and representing the City of Alexandria, Fishing Bay YC, and the sailing capital of the Potomac in strong fashion.


Race #2 featured another pair of young Fishing Bay sailors smoking around the course, with Reed McCallister and Henry Ciszewski pulling a down a second place in the fleet of 16 boats in their first Hampton Nationals together.  Reed won the 2020 HOD Nationals crewing for Latane Montague and did not miss a beat stepping into the back of the boat.


Saturday was a new day, but the same weather.  Race # 3 once again featured a young gun from Fishing Bay winning with Finn Cisznewski and Dave Chapman winning a close one in front of Latane Montague and Gordon Wolcott.  In race 4, order to the universe was restored with Gordon and Lizzie Wolcott winning with Gordie and Ian Stokes (in from San Diego for the regatta) pulling down 2nd, with Jackson Montague and Alex Jacob in 3rd.   Race 4 was started, but abandoned on the last beat as thunder storms passed to the south, and all wind on the course evaporated, with everyone getting towed in and feeling lucky to avoid the storms.


Sunday produced the best breeze with 5-10 from the North to East.  Race 5 was won by Jackson Montague and Alex Jacob followed by Gordon Wolcott and Gordie Stokes. Race 6 was a full Nationals course with trapezing breeze with gusts near 10 kts won by Gordie and Ian Stokes.


I would write more, but I am too worn out from all the festivities, you just had to be there.


Full results are here:

July 28, 2020

Ware River this weekend, register for Nationals

Ware River Yacht Club Governor's Cup regatta is this weekend. I received conformation today that it is a go! The Race Committee has extended registration and now there is no deadline. It would be great for the HOD class to take the Governor's Cup! 

Go to: and hit the tab to register. If you don’t go you will never know how much fun you would have had. On top of that the nationals are right around the corner at NYCC and other than Fishing Bay you are running out of tuning and sparing opportunities. 


Here is the Nationals NOR, open and follow the link to register:

July 15, 2020

Quick HYC annual recap, WRYC Gov. Cup up next, Register online for Nationals

OK Sailors:


The summer is here and the Hamptons are easy!

Fish are jumping and the waves are high!


A great weekend at HYC was had. Latane and Latane are the bullet kings!

Jackson and Gannon are sailing fast and look great!

Will and Liz, Charlie and Chuck, and Chris and I rounded up the fleet.

Saturday had beautiful southwest breeze and 3 competitive races on Hampton Flats. Sunday the east breeze filled in just in time for light wind tuning and a solid race. It was a great event. Tons of junior sailors and a lot of action all socially distant and masked appropriately!


Ware River is August 1-2. On line registration is required before 7/24. We are expecting a great turnout, join the fun!


Fishing Bay is August 8-9. This is one of my most enjoyable events and your last chance to practice up for Nationals!


Nationals at NYCC are August 14-16. On line registration is set up at:

Register and check out the site!


Pay your dues to Charlie McCoy: $75 (required for Nationals)

Please make all checks payable to the Hampton One Design Class and send them directly to Charlie’s home. 1721 Clonclurry Rd. Norfolk, VA 23505. 


Tune up,

See you on the line,


May 28, 2020

A message from the Commodore on sailing in the face of COVID-19

Dear Hampton One Design Sailors,


The great Pandemic of 2020 has struck like nothing any of us has ever seen or could have imagined. COVID has changed life as we have known it. One hundred thousand people in the united states have died from this disease. Millions of people are suffering the economic and social turmoil COVID has wreaked.


I hope all of you and your families are surviving the COVID Pandemic. We are fortunate that our sport of sailing can be done safely, but we must be smart about rules of engagement.

There is a ton of research ongoing about COVID, but there is still much we do not know. This is a moving target, and our approach will follow the bead the information dictates. As the nation moves forward with “re-opening” this summer, our goal for the Hampton One Design fleet is participation in the regattas in the safest manner possible to avoid spread of the virus.


I believe this can be done; however, we must be diligent and respect boundaries. I encourage all of us to wear our masks and wash our hands frequently. On shore, skipper and crew can be closer than 6 feet but they should stay six feet apart from other teams. We unfortunately should avoid gathering for registration, skipper meetings, socials, and trophy presentations. We should maximize technology to handle these events. This being said our passion of competitive sail boat racing can still be preserved and enjoyed to its fullest.

Please stay safe, be well, and I'LL SEE YOU ON THE WATER (and in the parking lot from 6 feet away).

-Commodore Gordy Stokes

August 26, 2019


Tred Avon Yacht Club hosted the Hampton One Design National Championship this weekend as part of the William H. Myers Heritage Regatta.  Conditions ranging from awesome to difficult and then survival provided a challenging field to test the skill of 28 Hampton sailors. PRO Marshall Patterson did an excellent job and had the fleet complete six competitive races. Gordon Wolcott and Whitney Hayes won the regatta in “Superfreak”.  Latane Montague and Reed McAllister in "Super G 3" took second place. Randy Stokes and Parker Purrington in “Zephr”  took third place. Jackson Montague won the J. Wiley Hurst trophy for highest placing novice in "White Lightning” and took fourth place with crew Ganon Troutman. Will Roberts and Lisa Vroman in “Smoking” took fifth place. Blake Goodwin won the William H. Daugherty Memorial trophy for Best Crew.  Steve and Sam Kistler won the T. Lane Stokes Cup for Sportsman. Gordon Wolcott won the Bob and Peggy Seidel Award. Commodore of Tred Avon Yacht Club Ed Cassidy put on a spectacular Hampton National Championship.

June 25, 2019


Hampton One-Design owners, crew and friends of the class, past and present, are invited to attend a special Behind the Scenes presentation about the Hampton One-Design Exhibit at the Hampton History Museum hosted by the museum’s curator, Allen Hoilman.  The event will be held on Friday evening, July 12 at 5:30 pm, at no cost.  The group will then gather for cocktails and dinner in the Commodore’s Dining Room at Hampton Yacht Club (dinner & drink costs not included).  If you plan to attend, please contact me via email at  no later than Wednesday July 10, so that I can add your name to the dinner reservation.  Please share this invite with HOD class friends!


The Hampton History Museum is opening an exhibit on Saturday, June 29, 2019 that is near and dear to our hearts!  "Hampton One: Working, Building, and Racing on the Water" is an artifact-rich exhibition that explores Hampton's integral ties to, and love of, the water that surrounds the city, its seafood and maritime heritage, and passion for sailing as embodied in the locally developed Hampton One-Design sailboat, and the competitive sailing culture that grew out of it.


Launched into the boating scene in the 1930s, the Hampton One-Design sailboat is central to this story. The exhibit features a vintage 1947 Hampton One-Design (fully restored by our own Billy Hunt and Patricia Spain), the jig used to shape the hull with a partial hull in place from around 1970, many tools, forms and photographs from the boat's inventor Vincent Serio, as well as racing trophies and memorabilia from the Hampton and Norfolk Yacht Clubs. Video components include footage of regattas and other races over the years, along with images from Serio’s boat shop demonstrating how a Hampton was constructed from framing to launch. Dozens of photos capture numerous events and personalities associated with the history of the Hampton and other Serio boats.  The core of the exhibit is built around the donated Hampton and the extensive collection of original tools, forms, jigs, documents, photos, trophies, uniforms, and other artifacts from the Vincent Serio collection, on loan from Vincent Serio’s grandson, Vincent J. Serio, III. 


The exhibit will span the first and second floors of the museum. Greeting visitors in the first floor lobby will be the freshly restored 18-foot Hampton One #341 with its mast up, a new and permanent feature at the museum! In the second floor 1700-square-foot changing gallery, the exhibit will continue to tell the rich history of boating and boat building in Hampton.  Lenders to the exhibition include: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Hampton Yacht Club, Mariners’ Museum, Norfolk Yacht and Country Club, and Vincent J. Serio, III.


“Hampton One: Working, Building, and Racing on the Water” continues through December 31, 2020.  

April 29, 2019

Parties Parties Parties (and some racing!!)

Join the Class!

Pay now and avoid the late fees.  Go to the "Class" page on the web site to download the application.  Send it in today, tomorrow or Wednesday (postmarked by May 1) and save $20 per person.  Charlie would love to get your check! 


HOD Exhibit at Hampton History Museum Opens June 29

Mark your calendars for a “Behind the Scenes” Opening Reception for HOD class members on the evening of July 12, 2019, the night before the HYC Annual One-Design Regatta.

Entitled “Hampton One:  Working, Building and Racing on the Water,” the exhibit explores Hampton's integral ties to, and love of, the water that surrounds the city, it's seafood and maritime heritage, and passion for sailing as embodied in the locally developed Hampton One-Design sailboat.  The focus is also on the competitive sailing culture that grew out of the boat’s popularity.  Launched into the boating scene in the 1930s, our favorite craft is central to this story. The exhibit features a restored Hampton One-Design sailboat, a half-completed boat, as well as many tools, forms and photographs from the boat's designer Vincent Serio.


Boats and Bow Ties Party Added to HYC Annual

The Tyler Patnaude Foundation has partnered with Hampton Yacht Club to host the 90th Annual One-Design Regatta which hopes to gain a huge HOD turnout this year.  This event is also the Mid-Atlantic Regional Worlds Qualifier for the Sunfish Class.  The NOR is posted on the linked web page, where you can also register early.  Each regatta entry also includes one ticket to the Boats & Bow Ties Bash on Saturday Evening from 6:30-10pm.  There will be great food, live music and a silent auction right on the HYC grounds.  Special hotel rates are available the Hampton Marina Hotel. 

February 20, 2019


2019 Hampton One Design Schedule:

Rock Hall June 15-16
Wolcott Memorial Regatta and BBSA June 29 -30
Hampton Annual One Design Regatta July 13-14
Cambridge Regatta July 20-21 (20 tent spots for camping available)
Corsica River Regatta July 27-28
Ware River Governor’s Cup Regatta August 3-4
Fishing Bay YC Regatta August 10-11
Tred Avon Yacht Club Heritage Regatta hosting HOD National Regatta August 23-25
NYCC Governor’s Cup August 31
Serio Regatta/Sunfish Challenge – HYC September 21

January 01, 2020

Ware River Results and Other News

Ware River Report


Ware River rocked this weekend in spite of the light winds.  We had six boats come down from the Potomac Fleet, and a total of 10 Hamptons.  The Albacores won the Governor’s Cup with 14 boats, so we were close, but . . .  It was also a real family affair, with Bill Carnell and Tom Ballantine sailing with Will Carnell and Lilly Ballantine respectively in their first HOD regattas.  Niko Twinn was also sailing with his dad, but it was his second HOD regatta, so he was basically and old-hand at 9 years old (approximately).  Steve and Sam Kistler joined Charlie and John McCoy.  If there was a prize for most {intergenerational fleet, we would have won that hands down).   We had two light air races on Saturday, and Keith and Susan led the regatta on day-one with a bullet and 2nd.  Jackson Montague stole my crew (his brother Lat) and the Brothers Montague were in 3rd after the first day.  My favorite memory of the event was a swim-call between races, which saw six kids under 15 years old swimming around #730, and then all climbing into it and having a meeting of the next generation of HOD sailors in the cockpit of the newest HOD.  No pictures of course, you had to be there!


Sunday’s forecast suggested there would be no wind, but Tom and Ian launched to daysail, because a bad day sailing on the Ware is a good day.  Gordy and Kerry drank too much Ware River water on their open water swim and decided to try to go racing.  Jackson and Lat followed suit, not wanting to lose their hard earned podium position.  The rest of us calculated that they would not get any decent races off.  But they did.  In fact, the RC rubbed it in by getting off four races Sunday (the last two with some sea breeze and mild trapezing conditions).  Sunday was twice the races in half- the-breeze, go figure.  The end result was Jackson and Latane Montague winning their first CBYRA regatta in the Hampton, besting the Stokes in 2nd, Goodwins in 3rd, and Ian Twinn in 4th.


Fishing Bay Annual


The Fishing Bay Annual is this weekend.   This will be a great regatta, they already have a strong registration turnout of 505s, FScotts, Windmills, and Mobjacks (7 Mobjacks, can you believe that??!)


Right now we have two HODs registered.  We need 5 boats registered on line by Thursday in order to be guaranteed our own start.   Trust me, we don’t want to have to start in the Portsmouth Handicap fleet.  So please pre-register at:


You have to log-on to the site with a “user name” and password of your own creation.  The one you used last year for Nationals registration still works.


It’s a little tedious, but it includes dinner and two breakfasts and  67 other boats have figured out how to do it, so hopefully you can too.


I believe we have at least 5++ boats planning to race, including: Ian, Keith and Blake Goodwin, Charlie and Charles McCoy, Gordy and Kerri Stokes, but please register before the event so we get our own start, and they can buy trophies, etc.


Rumor has it that Bill Parker has bought HOD #720 which is great news!  At last a serious race boat for a serious sailor!  Can’t wait to see this program back on the water!


2018 Nationals


The 2018 Nationals is really shaping up, but we only have 6 boats registered so far.   Please pre-register at:


The upside is that Ken Flowers, owner of Serio HOD #603 preregistered.  He has a new mast and sails from Eddie Williams and is really fired up to re-join the racing action.

August 01, 2018


Class Dues:  Dues for the 2018 HOD Class need to be paid to Charlie McCoy.  They are $50 if paid by August 5, 2018 & $75 if paid after August 5, 2018.  Please send check to:

Mr. Charles H. McCoy, Jr.

HOD Class Treasurer

1721 Cloncurry Road

Norfolk, VA  23505

July 30, 2018

2018 Corsica River Report

Corsica River delivered everything it was rumored to be!

Four Hampton One Designs made the trip this year…eventually.  The first day we raced with three Hamptons on the line (Ian Twinn, Woody Granger, and Will Roberts), while we all wondered where was #514??  We called and checked in with the Sleepy Inn (where Charlie was staying) and wondered if Charlie was OK, as he hasn’t missed in race in….who knows!  As it was time to push off and head out to the outer course in more wind than we expected, we still had not seen Charlie McCoy.  By this time he might have made it to St. Michael’s for some relaxation, but his crew was looking for him and wondering if he should jump on another boat.  We couldn’t wait any longer as it was time to get to the line for the 11AM start.

Race Committee did a fabulous job setting up a short course and getting in some races in the light shifty conditions.  Ian Twinn sailed with a mix of family all weekend and Woody had a pick up crew the first day.  That didn’t seem to slow either and we all traded places and got lucky shifts from the Gods all day long.  At the end of the day, 597 was on top by 1 point, with Woody in 2cnd, and Ian in 3rd.  We had a wonderful downwind sail on the way back, greeted by Kenny Flowers on a handmade wooden skiff, with Cold Beer, and some good old jug rum, which Nick and I stashed away for the shore side celebration at hopefully the Town Car Bar….

Once on shore, Woody and I decided to try and touch base with Charlie McCoy again and when we walked off the dock we saw another Hampton rigging in the parking lot.  Charlie got the scenic tour of Corsica, Centerville, Grasonville, and maybe a couple of corn fields around the area.  The party was great, the food was great, and temperature cooled off for camping.  My crew, Nick Baker and I enjoyed a clear night, a full moon, and some drinks well into the night while the band played on.

The next morning, Charlie was first on the scene and ready to roll, hoping to make up for the days loss of racing.  The race committee decided to run races on the inside as no wind was found on the outside course.  All four Hampton headed out, but only three were found on the start line!  Where was Charlie McCoy??  We ran one race with Woody taking the bullet, Ian taking the second and 597 in 3rd.

Then Calamity Jane appeared on the horizon, sailing back in the light breaths of air.  Seems that nobody got the info to Charlie that we were racing inside, and he sailed all the way to the outside course and got stuck in no wind to get back!  The next two or three races are a bit of a blur, with all the boats trading places again with multiple big shifts (sometimes sailing backwards) and pressure holding to one side of the course or another.  I remember telling everyone these new glass boats are pretty quick, as 597 seemed to be a block of concrete at times.  The last race we had to sail past he finish line to stay in the puff of air and come back for the finish line because I thought if I tacked into the whole Woody would sail right by us and win the regatta.  Nick Baker and I might need some help with the rules – we ended up sailing down and rounding the pin of the finish because we didn’t think it was legal to “dip-finish”.  Does anyone know the ruling on this?  In the end, 597 took first, Woody Ganger and crew took second (forgot his name Woody, I’m Sorry), and Ian Twinn and family took third.  Charlie got the commitment award for traveling that far and still getting in some races. 

I want to say thanks for all who made the trip.  Woody flew in to his home court, Ian and family drove over and made it a fun weekend and Charlie came up and put in the most effort I have ever seen.  Corsica River is truly a great venue with great sailing.  Scott Wolfe and the 17 Comets, the Cat gaffed rigged boats, Albacore’s, couple Windmills, and Hobie Cats were cool to watch also. 

Next up is Ware River, and we really need to get some boats on the line.  I can’t tell you how many people sat and glared at the Hampton One Designs.  On land or out on the water they said it was the prettiest boat out there.  It is truly a great boat and we have a bunch of new guys coming into this class.  Ware River is a great event and Clayton James and Ware River Yacht Club always put on a good time and lots of races.  Please see if you can make it.

July 02, 2018

2018 HYC Annual One-Design Regatta

The Hampton Annual was a great time this weekend.  The HOD class fielded 8 boats, and won the Blackbeard Trophy for largest class, besting the 505s, Sonars, and Vipers.


It was a very light air affair, but highly entertaining with many great class “firsts” to build on the strong momentum from the Wolcott regatta the preceding weekend.  


First, it was Will Chapman’s first regatta, where he sailed with Leigh and Dave, and did all of the driving on the more challenging up-wind legs, and let the old folks in the boat handle the more boring down-wind legs.


It was also Blake Goodwin’s first regatta in the Hampton sailing with his dad in #625.  Blake was one the few to get out on the Trapeze, and definitely had the technique down.


It was also the first regatta for the newest HOD #730, which had been rigged by Jackson Montague, with help from Eddie Williams, and some from his brother Lat (who has been recruited away from sailing with his dad somehow).   #730 was sailed well, looked great and sported many rigging innovations from the next generation of HOD sailors, like a carbon mast ram, and carbon whisker pole, and all of the fanciest Brummel lock spectra splices Jackson learned from the Olympic sailors in Kiel two weeks ago.  Jackson was also inspired to start a splicing business for summer job, and found his first customer in Dr. Stokes. 


It was the second regatta for Chip Lollar sailing #716 with Bill Parker on the wire.  #716 seemed to get faster as the weekend went on, almost winning the last race on Sunday.  My boys knew that Chip and Bill were the “Real-deal” because they showed up with a kite-board rig in the back of their truck in case the breeze was “really on.”


Will Roberts had 597 out with Sarah Wolcott crewing, and the boat looked great in a new black paint scheme.  Sarah clarified that both she and her farther would be getting their own boats in the near future if I have the story straight.


Gordy Stokes showed up for Sunday, and once again made us all look weak by sailing out to the course solo with the trapeze harness on, but picked up an ace crew from the committee boat at the very last minute before the first race.  Well played!  Gordy was only topped by Kerri Stokes, who was on-hand in her motorboat to pass out very beers to the sailors as they finished the last race.


I tried to give my 14 and 15 year olds some “space” at the regatta and let them figure stuff out on their own, and that seemed to work pretty well until the trip back to Urbanna.  I did not bother to supervise the packing up of the new Hampton, or it’s attachment to mom’s car.  Patty and the boys were supposed to be following me back up the road, but I somehow lost them between HYC and Hampton University.  Right before I got on the Interstate, Little Lat called and told me the boat had become disconnected from mom’s SUV on the Hampton River Bridge, and I should come back to help.  Mom was too furious to call me.  I thought to myself, that’s impossible!  A few nervous minutes later I returned to find the 730 hanging by the safety chains behind Patty’s SUV with a big Dominion Power truck in front, and another behind with Hazard flashers on.  It turns out Patty’s car had a 2” trailer ball, and the Hampton uses 1 7/8”.  Nobody realized this, because nobody had bothered to clamp down the trailer hitch lever before they left HYC.  I had the right size ball in my car, and the guys from Dominion helpfully connected it with two giant monkey wrenches off of the work truck.  They were truly good Samaritans, because Patty got more than one dirty look for parking a sailboat on the bridge.  Hampton sailing is always an Adventure!


We hope to see all of you at the next Adventure!  (Which is the Corsica River Regatta at the end of July, a great camping venue!)

June 25, 2018

2018 Wolcott Memorial

This weekend was quite the different experience! It was not only the 2018 Wolcott Memorial Regatta, but also the 2018 Broad Bay Regatta AND the 2016 Labor Day Regatta! The race committee, led by PRO KC Fullmer, got off 5 races on Saturday and another 4 on Sunday for a total of 9 over the weekend and 3 races for each regatta! Norfolk provided sunny, hot weather but a great breeze both days with trapping conditions and some light tricky conditions right before the sea breeze filled on Sunday. It was great to see the fleet back out on the water for a great start to the season! The results are as follows:


2018 Broad Bay: 1st - Gordon and Sarah Wolcott; 2nd - Will Roberts and Nick Baker; 3rd - Bill Parker and Chip Lollar

2016 Labor Day: 1st - Gordon and Sarah Wolcott; 2nd - Will Roberts and Nick Baker; 3rd - Bill Parker (2 races skippered) and Chip Lollar (1 race skippered)

2018 Wolcott Memorial: 1st - Gordon and Sarah Wolcott; 2nd - Randy (2 races skippered) and Teddy Stokes (1 race skippered); 3rd - Will Roberts and Nick Baker


The most exciting part of the weekend were the hot dogs and beers post racing on Sunday. I don’t think I have ever heard so much enthusiasm and discussion around getting people to buy the great used boats out there that are ready to be competitive right away! Teddy Stokes skippered his first race in a Hampton and got first place no less! We could be in store for a fantastic new skipper and Stokes Hampton out on the water soon!! If I am not mistaken we had at least three potential, serious buyers and had boats in mind for each of them as well! It truly was encouraging and exciting. Hopefully we can stay on top of each of them and make that a reality! I think we were all very excited for what could be in the works. 

February 23, 2018

New ListServ - Sign Up Now

We're creating a new listserv for the class and ask that anyone who is interested in getting HOD class news please add their name and address. It will be much easier to manage than our old-fashioned email list. Please do it now so you don't miss out on all of the exciting 2018 plans in the works!

August 14, 2017

2017 National Championship Regatta

The 2017 Hampton One Design Nationals was a great success.  We had an excellent turnout of 15 boats, and the median age of competitors was the youngest in many years, with skippers ranging from 14 to 80 years old, with the median around 27.


The weather was also better than expected with the threatened storms and rain largely avoiding our race course throughout the weekend, with only a minor delay on shore Saturday to wait out some threatening clouds.


Friday delivered the weekend’s strongest breeze, which felt like considerably more than the reported 15-17 kts since the southeaster had a long fetch to the mouth of the Bay and was blowing directly into the outgoing tide for most of the afternoon.  In the first race, Jackson Montague led the fleet around the first mark in his first Nationals as a skipper, and got 5th overall in the second, and windiest race.   The second race Friday also provided the most drama of the weekend, and the season.  Shortly before the start, Woody Granger capsized, but were quickly righted with the help of Leigh and Dave Chapman, and the photos confirm that the recovery was accomplished without Woody ever losing the smile off his face.  The lightest team on the water Friday was Steve and Sam Kistler, but when given the option of heading in before the last race, 12 year-old Sam Kistler said “no way” and was awarded the William J. Daugherty best crew award for his courage.  Chip Lollar and #709 was the next victim of the big breeze and Chesapeake Bay swells.  As they rounded the first windward mark with the boom vang on tight, and had difficulty uncleating the main as they made the left-turn and over they went.  The breeze was starting to peak at this point, and although the boat was righted several times, it refused to stay upright without the crew in the water to keep it upright while the water drained out.  Subsequent efforts to re-right the boat broke one of the shrouds, and the mast came out of the step.  Ultimately the boat was towed several miles in from the windward mark upside down, at very low speeds. The boat did not reach the Jackson Creek sandbar until dusk, but Chip never left that boat, and was with it when it reached the sand bar. Virtually the entire Hampton fleet was there to meet the boat at dusk, and the boat was flipped upright by more than a dozen skippers and crew.  The mast and rigging were separated from the boat, and carried back to the club.  The boat was then towed to the hoist on Jackson creek, with Chip still at the helm, still shirtless, but with a mountaineering head lamp on to light the way.


The wind abated Saturday and Sunday, but the big chop was still out in force, and the rest of Nationals was sailed in lumpy conditions and winds from 5kts to 12kts.  Sam Stokes and crew Chris Stessing pretty much owned Saturday and Sunday, pulling down three bullets, and 4th over the last four races, which included complete horizon jobs in the last two races.  How did they do that . . .?!  Newcomers Tom Etheridge and Ann Stokes and daughter Ann Burns also seemed to get faster and faster as the weekend went on, and will clearly be boats to watch out for a future regattas.  In the end, Latane and Latane held on for the win, and the top three boats were separated by just three points, in what was certainly one of the most competitive Nationals in many years. 

August 07, 2017

2017 HOD Nationals Starts Friday

The 2017 Nationals is shaping up to be a great event.  We have somewhere between 12-15 boats planning to attend, and an all-star Race Committee lined up led by John McCarthy with help from FBYC and former HOD racers like Chris Kennedy and Frank Murphy pitching in on mark boats as well.

You can register on-line, and then pay in person at FBYC if you prefer.  2017 dues are also payable at-the-door at FBYC if you have not paid them yet.  Dues are $70 and Payable to the Hampton One Design Class Racing Association, C/O Charlie McCoy.

The complete on and off the water schedule is as follows:


Friday August 11:


  • 1000-1130:  Registration and Safety Equipment Check

  • 1200 Lunch and Skippers’ meeting

  • 1400 Warning Signal for First of two Races

  • 1800 Cocktails

  • 1900 Catered HOD Class Dinner


Saturday August 9

  • 0800 Continental Breakfast

  • 1030 Warning Signal for First Race (three scheduled back to back)

  • 1700 Post Race Bar

  • 1800 Buffet Dinner

  • 1800-2200 Live Music and Dancing


Sunday August 10

  • 1030 Warning Signal for First Race

  • Awards and Refreshments

August 07, 2017

Ware River Governor's Cup - Keeping the Tradition Alive!

The Ware River Governor’s Cup was a great time.  We had two beautiful days of racing in light to medium winds, with occasional trapezing conditions.  We had 9 boats at the event, which was by far the most boats for any of the traditional adult classes.  Charlie and Chuck McCoy made their return to the circuit and had not missed a beat.  Leigh, Dave, and Will Chapman and Will Roberts camped out and enjoyed Kayaking and Opti sailing in addition to sailing Hamptons.  The racing was very close, with Bill Parker leading most of the first race on Saturday, and Will Roberts winning Race 3 Saturday.  Steve and Same Kistler nearly won race 6 on Sunday, and held onto 3rd, and Jackson Montague won the last race Sunday and in the end Keith Goodwin and Charlie and Chuck McCoy were tied for second overall.  Everyone is looking forward to Nationals next weekend!

July 24, 2017

Corsica River Writeup & Nationals Update

Corsica River Regatta was a blast.


Five Hamptons made the trip to the Corsica River regatta this weekend, and it was just as good, or better than Woody Granger promised.


It was a light air regatta that was raced right in front of the club on the Corsica River, something the locals called the “intercourse.”  The Corsica is a long narrow river that feeds into the Chester River.  If we had done the so-called “outercourse” we would have been racing on the same waters we race on for the Rock Hall annual, but with steady breezes between 3-8 kts blowing straight up the river from the NW, there was no reason to leave the peaceful confines of the Corsica.  As advertised, the Yacht Club is in a beautiful farm-side setting, similar to Ware River and Rock Hall (but more-so), yet only about an hour and 20 minutes from DC, so many of us commuted from DC.  Ian Twinn made his return to the racing circuit without missing a beat, nailing down third overall, with crew supplied from Woody’s high-school sailing team roster, and missing boat parts provided from various fleet members.  Jackson Montague (14) made his racing debut in his own boat #706, and sailed with another Jr. Sailor from FBYC, and they were rewarded with a special Trophy on Sunday for not letting the lack of a drivers’ license stand in the way of participating.  Little Lat sailed with his dad, and took over the helm for race 2, and almost refused to give it back.  Wood Granger, was an excellent host, and was rewarded with a horizon job victory over the fleet in race 2 on Saturday.  Gordon Wolcott made the trek up the Eastern Shore from Norfolk and rounded out the fleet in #715.  The regatta featured an interesting array of one designs, including 6 Windmills, 12 Comets, and even a small fleet of large Catboats someone had smuggled out of New England.  Small boat one-design sailing in classic sailboats is definitely not dead on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.  Saturday night featured a great Blue Grass band, and chicken that really did fall right off the bone.


The regatta is sure to become and instant classic, and everyone who came is sure to return next year.



  1. Gordon Wolcott

  2. Latane Montague

  3. Ian Twinn

  4. Woody Granger

  5. Jackson Montague


2017 Hampton One Design National Championship Update


On-line registration for the HOD Nationals at Fishing Bay August 11, 12, and 13 is now open and available at the FBYC website, where you can pay the entry fee by credit card, (or bring a check to the regatta).  Here is the link:


Click on the tab that says “Sign Up!” create a user name and pass word if you don’t already have one, and then enter your information in the fields.


Please register as soon as possible so we know how much food and beer will be needed, thank you.


Note that the HOD Nationals has a separate Notice of Race and schedule also posted on the FBYC and HOD websites.

July 23, 2017

2017 Hampton One-Design National Championship Regatta

The 2017 Hampton Nationals is also shaping up to be a great event, the dates are August 11, 12 and 13.

The complete on and off the water schedule is as follows:


Friday August 11:


  • 1000-1130:  Registration and Safety Equipment Check

  • 1200 Lunch and Skippers’ meeting

  • 1400 Warning Signal for First of two Races

  • 1800 Cocktails

  • 1900 Catered HOD Class Dinner


Saturday August 9

  • 0800 Continental Breakfast

  • 1030 Warning Signal for First Race (three scheduled back to back)

  • 1700 Post Race Bar

  • 1800 Buffet Dinner

  • 1800-2200 Live Music and Dancing


Sunday August 10

  • 1030 Warning Signal for First Race

Awards and Refreshments

April 23, 2017

2017 Dues

May 1 is the early deadline for dues to the Hampton One Design Class. Before May 1, full member dues are just $50. (Becomes $70 after May 1.) Click here to download a printable application you can mail to Charlie! 

April 23, 2017


If you’d like to purchase a navy windshirt with the HOD logo, Leigh has several available for purchase.  Shoot her an email at and make arrangements to get yours today!  They are perfect for spring. 

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