District 12  Regatta Report

Sat Sep 20th, 2008 through Sun Sep 21st, 2008

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2008 Chili Regatta

 

Report by Rick Burrrrrrgess:

Well it's been a really great year here at the Seneca Yacht Club. We started off the year as the hosts of the Western Hemisphere Spring Championships, then our Thistle fleet invited 63 entries to sail the Great Lakes Championship, followed by the Star New York State Championships, and this past weekend 18 Stars sailed in the Chile regatta.

The Chile regatta started a number of years ago by Bob Westcott as a little-end-of-the year event for those who wanted just a little more sailing before the winter set in. Now my facts get a little fuzzy about how the "chili" part of this regatta unfolded. But I have been told that a couple of local star sailors were sitting around telling tall stories and the subject of "chili" came up and who made the best chili. Well that challenge had to be resolved and Bob thought it would be great if they both made a big pot of their special chili and served it to the sailors on Sunday after the racing. Without knowing who made each one, the sailors voted. The winner?? Well the winners are those who attend this really fun end-of-the-year event. Yesterday there were 10 different large pots of home made chili for the sailors and members to enjoy, as well as the never ending keg of beer.

So now to the racing with 19 boats from Canada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Florida. Saturday we awoke to a fantastic southerly at around 16 mph. The wind stayed right out of 180 degrees for the entire day but it did slowly drop off to 10 mph by the end of the day. Sunday we arrived at the club to zero wind and very foggy, but the fog lifted a bit and the RC sent us out.

Now I have to say I did not give us much of a chance to sail, but the RC had other thoughts and much to the delight of the sailors a very nice northerly arrived and we sailed 2 outstanding races to finish the regatta. The sailing was close with lots and lots of lead changes between the leaders. In the end it was Kirt Reynolds and Dan White taking home the big trophy.

Mark Passmore and Ivan Bunner won the 12th Districts Secretarys award for the combined best results over the year of 12th district events, congratulations Mark & Ivan.


Star
Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 4 5 Total
1 7995   Kirk Reynolds   Dan White   7995   SL   2.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 8
2 8025   Arthur Anosov   David Caesar   8025   SL   1.0 2.0 3.0 6.0 1.0 13
3 7626   Mark Passmore   Ivan Bunner   7626   WLOC   3.0 3.0 2.0 4.0 4.0 16
4 8143   Brian Cramer   Stephen Sikora   8143   WLOC   4.0 4.0 4.0 1.0 5.0 18
5 7824   Rick Burgess   Stephen Burgess   7824   SL   5.0 5.0 5.0 7.0 3.0 25
6 8083   John Chiarella   Bill Gottling   8083   BH   10.0 8.0 9.0 5.0 9.0 41
7 7474   William Hendershot   Alain Vranderick   7474   Q   7.0 7.0 6.0 9.0 19.0 [DNC] 48
8 7127   Bob Westcott   Kevin Westcott   7127   SL   19.0 [DNC] 13.0 7.0 3.0 8.0 50
9 7814   Keith Donald   Dave Dickerson   7814   AN   12.0 11.0 14.0 8.0 7.0 52
10 7916   Tim Delaney   Mollie Delaney   7916   SLE   9.0 10.0 13.0 10.0 10.0 52.0001
11 7783   Tom White   Doug Carey/Brandon Dickerson   7783   SL   11.0 12.0 11.0 12.0 12.0 58
12 7802   Tom Doran   Dave Perry   7802   SL   8.0 6.0 8.0 19.0 [DNC] 19.0 [DNC] 60
13 7369   Steve Haarstick   Rob Eberling   7369   SL   6.0 9.0 12.0 19.0 [DNC] 19.0 [DNC] 65
14 6450   Will Phipps   Steve Stobridge   6450   SL   16.0 15.0 10.0 14.0 13.0 68
15 6729   Vadim Panna   Neil McDonald   6729   WLOC   15.0 16.0 16.0 13.0 11.0 71
16 7463   Werner Holtze   Skyler Helmer   7463   SL   19.0 [DNC] 19.0 [DNC] 19.0 [DNC] 11.0 6.0 74
17 8272   Stu Miller   Jack Winthrop   8272   LH   14.0 14.0 15.0 19.0 [DNC] 19.0 [DNC] 81
18 843   Myron White   Reed White   843   SL   13.0 19.0 [DNC] 19.0 [DNC] 19.0 [DNC] 19.0 [DNC] 89

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