District 20  Regatta Report

Sat Feb 9th, 2008 through Sun Feb 10th, 2008

A thunderstorm approachs the sailors. Photo by Magnus Liljedahl

A thunderstorm approachs the sailors. Photo by Magnus Liljedahl

2008 ZAG Masters Regatta

 

Sailed at Coral Reef Yacht Club, Miami.

Report by Connie Bischoff:
Star Masters Show Enduring Skills
New Zealandís Rod Davis (age 52) and crew Jamie Gale won Miamiís Star ZAG Masters. Rod is an Olympic medalist and Jamie won the Star North Americans in 2000; both are Americaís Cup veterans. Although the minimum skipper age was 50, Coral Reef Yacht Clubís Star ZAG Masters still had 38 boats competing with skippers from nine nations. All came with great credentials. In second place, was Miamian and Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Augie Diaz (age 53) sailing with Phil Trinter. Steven Kelly from the Bahamas took third with Bill Holowesko as crew. Germanyís Thomas Muller was the top Grand Master (60 or older). His crew was Marc Pickel.

Six skippers were 70 years or older led by Harry Walker at 87 and 92 year old Emil Karlovsky. Harry and crew Mark Reynolds thrilled the spectator fleet when they finished 11th in Race 2. Harry won the top Exalted Grand Master award and finished 18th overall. There were six teams were made up of father and son and this competition was won by John Dane III and his son John F. Dane.

Saturday had two races with wind coming from the south at 10-12 knots ending before the approach of a level 5 thunderstorm. John Dane III won Race 1 and Augie Diaz won Race 2. Augie also won Race 3 on Sunday with 14 knot winds from the NE building to 20 with gusts. It was a pre-Olympic moment during Race 2 when the US Olympic team of Dane and Sperry challenged each other at the finish line with Austin Sperry, sailing for his dad Brook, finishing 9th ahead of John Dane III and his son John.

This regatta is another lead up to the Star Worlds coming to Miami in April. Many of the Star World competitors who are already in Miami were either skippering, serving as crew or loaning their boats to the competitors for the ZAG Masters. The regatta was named after Frank Zagarino, one of Coral Reefís most successful Star sailors. The Star ZAG Masters just proves the long popularity of the Star class.

Pictures from the event are available at www.teamparadise.org. Proceeds will benefit the Zagarino Memorial Fund which supports youth sailing.


Star
Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 Total
1 NZL 8320   Davis Rod   Gale Jamie   NZL 8320   Isol   2.0 2.0 2.0 6
2 USA 8285   Diaz Augie   Trinter Phil   USA 8285   BisB   8.0 1.0 1.0 10
3 BAH 8265   Kelly Steven   Holowesko Bill   BAH 8265   N   6.0 5.0 3.0 14
4 USA 8269   Kolhaus Jock   Heinonen Ekiry   USA 8269   BisB   5.0 4.0 6.0 15
5 USA 8230   Dane III John   Dane John F   USA 8230   MoB   1.0 10.0 7.0 18
6 USA 8250   Macdonald Andy   Nichol Brad   USA 8250   NH   3.0 7.0 9.0 19
7 GER 8213   Muller Thomas   Pickel Marc   GER 8213   Brm   4.0 3.0 15.0 22
8 GBR 7601   Hicks Michael   Hicks Patrick   GBR 7601     7.0 13.0 11.0 31
9 USA 8333   Erickson Paul   BORKOWSKI Ingo   USA 8333   WSFB   11.0 8.0 14.0 33
10 USA 8207   Sperry Brooks   Sperry Austin   USA 8207   WSFB   23.0 9.0 4.0 36
11 USA 8087   McNeil Kevin   Baltins Arnis   USA 8087   AN   9.0 25.0 5.0 39
12 ARG 8169   Zanetti Alberto   Worburg Gustavo   ARG 8169   OL   18.0 16.0 8.0 42
13 CAN 8143   Cramer Brian   Burgess Rick   CAN 8143   WLOC   16.0 12.0 17.0 45
14 GER 8311   Hampe Axel   Lohmann Andreas   GER 8311   ZuW   17.0 15.0 13.0 45.0001
15 SUI 8085   Zimmerman Lorenz   Beat Stegmeier   SUI 8085   LUV   26.0 6.0 16.0 48
16 GER 823   Springer Nils   Meyer Klaus   GER 823     13.0 17.0 18.0 48.0001
17 USA 8245   Zambella Joe   Morey Ed   USA 8245   BH   15.0 29.0 10.0 54
18 USA 8012   Smith Gregory   Belio TC   USA 8012   GL   14.0 19.0 22.0 55
19 USA 8000   Walker Harry   Reynolds Mark   USA 8000   BisB   21.0 11.0 28.0 60
20 AUT 8226   Fendi Johann   Fendi Florian   AUT 8226     10.0 24.0 27.0 61
21 USA 7715   Swigart William   Semler Matt   USA 7715   CLIS   25.0 21.0 19.0 65
22 GER 7865   Lehnert Stefan   Menning Peter   GER 7865   Brm   39.0 [OCS] 18.0 12.0 69
23 USA 8218   Stephenson Nelson   Glackin Terence   USA 8218   CLIS   29.0 22.0 20.0 71
24 USA 8318   Babel Jim   Hawk Bill   USA 8318   GL   12.0 23.0 39.0 [DNF] 74
25 USA 8336   Fields William   Lidicis Timothy   USA 8336   SMB   39.0 [DSQ] 14.0 23.0 76
26 USA 8063   Sherwood John   Collins Bert   USA 8063   AN   19.0 34.0 26.0 79
27 USA 8132   De La Villehuchet Thierry   Gesing Witold   USA 8132   Mid   22.0 20.0 39.0 [DNF] 81
28 USA 8222   Hermann Tony   Hermann Eric   USA 8222   WLM   30.0 32.0 21.0 83
29 GER 7816   Helmsing John   HASCHE Marko   GER 7816   HF   27.0 27.0 31.0 85
30 USA 8077   Londrigan Tom   Londrigan Joe   USA 8077   LS   24.0 39.0 [RAF] 24.0 87
31 USA 8084   Teitge Bob   Dolan Mark   USA 8084   DR   31.0 31.0 25.0 87.0001
32 USA 8083   Chiarella John   Carlson Bob   USA 8083   Sun   32.0 26.0 29.0 87.0002
33 USA 8264   Vosbury Barbara   Hatfield Bruce   USA 8264   AN   20.0 30.0 39.0 [DNS] 89
34 USA 7934   Von Schwarz Karl   Wharton Rich   USA 7934   AN   28.0 28.0 39.0 [DNS] 95
35 GER 7750   Burmester Jens   Mehlen Markus   GER 7750   ED   20.0 [20.0, RDG] 39.0 [OCS] 39.0 [DNF] 98
36 USA 7964   Kohlerman III Charles   Kohlerman IV Charles   USA 7964   NCB   33.0 33.0 39.0 [DNS] 105
37 USA 7611   Pirie Scott   Rundle Rick   USA 7611   BisB   39.0 [DNS] 39.0 [DNS] 30.0 108
38 USA 7554   Karlovsky Emil   Rogers Chris   USA 7554   Mid   34.0 39.0 [DNS] 39.0 [DNS] 112

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