District 6  Regatta Report

Fri Jul 23rd, 2010 through Sun Jul 25th, 2010

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2010 District 6 Championships

 

The Vancouver Island Star Fleet and the Royal Victoria Yacht Club hosted the District 6 Championship July 23-25. It was the third time the fleet has hosted the event in the modern era and the first since 2004. Attendance was quite good with six local boats and three visiting boats from each of the English Bay and Puget Sound fleets – a total of 12 boats.

True to summer form, the weather was light with 5 - 8 knot southerlies both days and the light air challenge further exacerbated by the complex tidal currents. Olympic PRO, Paul Ulibarri and his team did a great job setting races despite these challenges.

After day 1 Carl Buchan had a commanding lead, however after Carl there were several boats in contention for the next spots: including Dave Watt, Foss Miller, Fred Dill, and Tim Stamper basically deadlocked with Gord Galbraith and Brian Huse a few points back.

On Saturday evening the fleet enjoyed a great dinner and social at Malcolm Smith’s place overlooking Juan de Fuca Strait. Malcolm has been extremely active over the last several years promoting the fleet and working with Rick Peters to bring boats more and better up to British Columbia.

Sunday dawned very light. Despite this, Carl and Jamie Buchan held on to easily take first with 9 points and the Blue Star, Dave Watt and Mike Thompson sailed consistently to claim second with 15 points, Gord Galbraith and Dugald Smith came from behind with a 2, 1 to just eke out third (and the Green Star) over District Secretary Foss Miller and Stu Frost on a tiebreaker.

To all that attended, a big thank-you from the VI fleet! We are keen to travel to other fleets' events and look forward to welcoming you back to the island soon. Rumour has it VI fleet international sensation Richard Clarke may show up next time to give 1992 World Champion Carl Buchan a run for his money! English Bay is home to 1994 World Champion, Ross MacDonald, who may want to re-enter the fray too.

By Dugald Smith


Star
Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
1 Frolic   Carl Buchan   Jamie Buchan   7450   PS   1 3 1 1 4 3 9
2 USA 7462   Dave Watt   Mike Thompson   7462   PS   4 9 4 2 3 2 15
3 CAN 7861   Gord Galbraith   Dugald Smith   7861   VI   7 4 6 7 2 1 20
4 USA 7844   Foss Miller   Stu Frost   7844   PS   3 7 5 4 1 8 20.01
5 Grace   Tim Stamper   Chant   7997   VI   2 8 2 6 9 4 22
6 CAN 7738   Fred Dill   Wurm   7738   EB   5 2 7 5 6 9 25
7 CAN 8271   Al Cullen   Cullen   8271   EB   6 11 8 10 5 5 35
8 CAN 7305   Brian Huse   Killam   7305   VI   8 1 9 9 10 RET 37
9 CAN 6956   Paul Betts   Best   6956   VI   11 6 10 8 8 6 38
10 CAN 7635   Geoff Abel   Burden   7635   VI   9 5 11 11 7 7 39
11 CAN 7264   Burton   Crilly   7264   EB   DNS 10 12 3 12 10 47
12 CAN 6890   Chris Dudenas   Jarosz   6890   VI   10 12 3 12 11 11 47.01

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