District 12  Regatta Report

Fri Jul 11th, 2008 through Sun Jul 13th, 2008

Regatta Base

2008 District 12 Championship

 

Report by Jeffrey Imai:

Congratulations to Mark Passmore and Ivan Bunner for winning the 2008 12th District Championship. Tom White and Arthur Anosov won the Green Star event. Brian Cramer won the Masters. Richard Burgess won the Grand Masters. Josh Asermily won Leading Youth. Amanda Karahanas won Leading Lady.

WLOC won the top Blue Fleet and Seneca Lake won the top Green Fleet.

It was a great weekend of sailing. Friday got off to a slow start. After the skippers' meeting and under a postpone flag, John Chiarella held the 12th District annual meeting. We waited until 2:45 pm before the race committee boat left the dock to set the course. In light winds from the south east, Mark Passmore scored the first bullet of the regatta. After a wonderful BBQ back at National a small group headed off for an evening of spherical arts (billiards).

Saturday morning started off with no winds, rain and foggy conditions. After a brief postponement, the fleet went out to the race course. Although there was a decent breeze from the south east, at times it was difficult to see the leeward gate in front of the race committee boat. A further postponement lasted for about an hour with the first casualty of the regatta, a broken mast. After the disabled boat was removed, the postponement flag came down and racing was on. After 2 general recalls, race 2 started clean under a black flag. The second casualty of the day was a collision resulting in one boat withdrawing as it was taking on water. Passmore was able to find the marks in the fog and finished first.

The second race of the day had a clean start. The winds were building slightly and the fog was clearing. This time Cramer finished first followed closely by Passmore.

The third race saw the fog lift but dark storm clouds going north of the course. After another clean start, Passmore had a fast start, pretty much leading the entire race to finish first.

The host club, The National Yacht Club, put on a great banquet dinner, followed by the presentation of the daily keepers. After two days, Passmore had clinched first place in the regatta and did not need to sail Sunday.

Sunday morning saw some rain and light winds. The winds were from the south west. A slight wind shift forced a postponement to change the course and which allowed the last two boats to arrive to the course. As the race started the skies cleared up making it easier to spot the windward mark. Terry Line sailed high to the left and rounded the windward mark first and continued to finish first. The second downwind leg saw an exciting finish with the 5th through to the 15th boats finishing within a couple of boat lengths of each other.


Star
Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 4 5 Total
1 7626   Mark Passmore   Ivan Bunner   7626   WLOC   1 1 2 1 [23/DNC] 5
2 8143   Brian Cramer   Tyler Bjorn   8143   WLOC   [8] 6 1 2 2 11
3 7601   Terry Line   Larry Scott   7601   WLOC   [5] 2 5 3 1 11
4 7133   John Finch   Ruari Duffield   8265   WLOC   2 [5] 4 4 4 14
5 7824   Richard Burgess   Josh Asermily   7824   SL   3 [12] 3 8 3 17
6 7775   Hans Fogh   David Caesar   7775   LOC   [9] 3 6 7 7 23
7 7783   Dan White   Doug Carey   7783   SL   4 4 9 [13] 12 29
7 8157   Thomas White   Arthur Anosov   8157   SL   6 7 8 5 [9] 26
9 8013   Rick Dhein   Clark Dhein   8013   LG   7 11 7 6 [13] 31
10 7501   Amanda Karahanas   Tony Karahanas   7501   LOC   [14] 10 12 10 5 37
11 8083   John Chiarella   Bob Carlson   8083   SUN   [12] 9 11 9 11 40
12 8236   Philippe Hofer   Simon Foucreau   8236   Q   10 [15] 14 11 10 45
13 7127   Bob Westcott   Kevin Westcott   7127   SL   15 8 10 12 [23/DNC] 45
14 7927   David Ivey   Greg Meyer   7927   SUN   16 13 13 [23/DNS] 8 50
15 7308   Brian Mckay   Michelle Tan   7308   LOC   11 14 [16] 14 14 53
16 7930   Terry Hofkirchner   Jeffrey Imai   7930   LOC   [19] 18 15 15 6 54
17 6729   Vadim Panna   Harri Palm   6729   WLOC   13 [20] 19 16 16 64
18 6450   Steve Stobridge   Will Phipps   6450   SL   [20] 16 18 17 15 66
19 6853   Bob Magtanong   Rommel Santos   62   LOC   [21] 19 17 18 17 71
20 7111   Francis Fougere   Dory Barone   7670   LOC   18 17 [20] 19 18 72
21 6357   Greg Poole   David Winter   6357   LOC   17 [23/DNF] 23/DNS 23/DNS 23DNC 86
23 6317   Jim Thorndycraft   Eriks Rugelis   777   LOC   23/DNC 23/DNF 23/DNS 23/DNS [23/DNC] 92
23 6770   Marshall Wilde   Phoebe McAwley   7585   LOC   22 23/DNF 23/DNS 23/DNS [23/DNC] 91

ISCYRA Central Office
2812 Canon Street
San Diego, California 92106 USA
Phone: +1 619 222 0252
Fax: +1 619 222 0528
SKYPE: star.class.office
office@starchampionships.org

Star Class
Home
- ContactWebmaster

Results - Calendar - Classified Ads - History
Districts & Fleets - Rules - About - Online Store

Sign up for eStarlights...
Enter your email address in the box
below and click submit to receive
monthly updates from the Star Class.


(Starlights Newsletter Archives 2003-2010)