ISCYRA  Regatta Report

Sun Aug 22nd, 2004 through Wed Aug 25th, 2004

John MacCausland and Brian Fatih with Peter Costa

John MacCausland and Brian Fatih with Peter Costa

2004 North American Championship

 

Final Results
Event website
Photos by Jan Walker
Results from six races at Boston, Massachusetts

Reports by Steve Braverman
Aug. 24 - Mac, Fatih lead Marks Star North American Championship after five races.

After five races in the six race series, three time North American Champion John MacCausland from New Jersey and Brian Fatih from Southern California have a four point lead in the Marks Star North American Championship. The regatta is being hosted by Cottage Park Yacht Club in Winthrop, Massachusetts, and sailed in Broad Sound near the entrance to Boston Harbor.

In Monday's only race, MacCausland and Fatih finished first in a puffy and shifty 5-12 knot southerly.

Tuesday's races were in a 5-10 easterly breeze. Jack Rickard and Jeremy Davidson won the first race, and Karl Anderson and Magnus Liljedahl won the second. The regatta leaders finished third and eighth which is their discard. Tricky current has been a factor in all races, especially in the light wind and lumpier seas on Tuesday.

Hyde Perce and Chuck Nevel, fresh from winning the 4th District Blue Star earlier this month, are tied for second with Anderson and Liljedahl. Ben Cesare and Doug Brophy, OCS in the second race Tuesday, are in fourth.

Buchan and Duplin, Jan Walker
The highlight of Monday night's Mid-regatta trophy presentation was honoring Star legends Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion Bill Buchan and Cottage Park Yacht Club's own World Champion Joe Duplin. They were presented with engraved timepieces and a standing ovation for their accomplishments in the Star Class. Buchan & Greg Newhall are currently in sixth place in the championship.

The final race is scheduled for Wednesday, in a light easterly.

Aug. 22 - Races 1 and 2: Rain and severe thunder squalls gave an ominous start to the regatta as Saturday's practice race was cancelled, and most competitors stayed ashore; However, Sunday was a new day, and the weather was quite pleasant for the first two races of the Marks Star North American Championship. Cottage Park Yacht Club, in Winthrop Massachusetts, is playing host to competitors from seven countries for the Silver Star event this week: USA, Argentina, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Italy, and the Ukraine.

This stacked 44-boat fleet contains the likes of Olympic Gold Medalist and three-time Star World Champion (Gold Star), Bill Buchan, Etchells & J/24 World Champion Karl Anderson sailing with Gold Medal Crew Magnus Liljedal, George Szabo, and many other Silver Star champions, and top notched sailors. Sixteen sailors in this event recently campaigned and raced the trials to represent USA in Athens.

After a short postponement Sunday, PRO Tom Duggan sent the competitors on two challenging races in a 5-10 knot easterly. Understanding the current and staying in the pressure in a tricky and spotty breeze were the biggest factors in today's races.

Ben Cesare from Norwalk, Connecticut and Doug Brophy, from Manchester, Massachusetts sit atop the leaderboard after winning the first race, and staying in the hunt to finish fourth in the second. Cesare is fresh off his recent Star District One Championship (Oyster Bay, NY) and Ned Hay (Rockport, MA) regatta victories.

It was a tough day to be consistent in these conditions, but three-time North American Champion (Silver Star) John MacCausland from New Jersey sailing with Brian Fatih from Newport Beach California sit in second after finishing third in both races.

Hyde Perce & Chuck Nevel from Chicago won today's second race, and are tied for fifth overall with Buchan and Greg Newhall.

Four more races are scheduled in the event with the regatta concluding on Wednesday.


Star
Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
1 8184   John A Maccausland   Brian Fatih   8184   Cooper River   3.0 3.0 1.0 3.0 8.0 4.0 14
2 8177   Karl Anderson   Magnus Liljedahl   8177   Boston Harbor   2.0 5.0 6.0 6.0 1.0 2.0 16
3 7952   Ben Cesare   Doug Brophy   7952   Mid-Connecticut   1.0 4.0 7.0 4.0 45.0 [OCS] 8.0 24
4 7225   Hyde Perce   Chuck Nevel   7225   Wilmette Harbor   13.0 1.0 4.0 2.0 7.0 14.0 27
5 7951   Peter Cusick   Serge Leonidov   7951   Mid-Connecticut   4.0 32.0 8.0 9.0 4.0 7.0 32
6 7995   George Szabo   Brian Sharp   7995   San Diego Bay   9.0 18.0 2.0 26.0 10.0 1.0 40
7 7567   Aaron Serinis   Will Wagner   7567   Mid Eastern Shore   19.0 14.0 11.0 10.0 2.0 5.0 42
8 7260   Bill Buchan   Greg Newhall   7260   Puget Sound   8.0 6.0 14.0 8.0 11.0 24.0 47
9 8143   Brian Cramer   Len Delicaet   8143   Lake Ontario   18.0 2.0 3.0 31.0 13.0 18.0 54
10 8041   Jim Buckingham   Rick Peters   8041   Newport Harbor   5.0 7.0 15.0 18.0 45.0 [DNF] 9.0 54.0001
11 7909   Alberto Zanetti   Mariano Lucca   7909   Olivos   6.0 20.0 22.0 45.0 [DSQ] 18.0 3.0 69
12 7515   Ross Adams   Stewart Schmitt   7515   Wilmette Harbor   15.0 8.0 17.0 22.0 25.0 11.0 73
13 8112   J Joseph Bainton   Chris Rogers   8112   Naragansett Bay   37.0 23.0 18.0 11.0 9.0 12.0 73.0001
14 8052   Ron Sandstrom   Stephen Braverman   8052   Boston Harbor   10.0 17.0 21.0 24.0 3.0 26.0 75
15 8181   Larry Whipple   Mark Strube   8181   Puget Sound   7.0 9.0 29.0 34.0 15.0 16.0 76
16 7986   Bill Allen   Brad Lichter   7986   Wilmette Harbor   24.0 11.0 10.0 16.0 20.0 19.0 76.0001
17 7732   Gary Macdonald   Rob Bowers   7732   Boston Harbor   41.0 10.0 33.0 5.0 6.0 25.0 79
18 8036   Jack Rickard   Jeremy Davidson   8036   Wilmette Harbor   29.0 28.0 9.0 1.0 29.0 13.0 80
19 7640   Arthur Anosov   Dave Caesar   7640   Tampa Bay   14.0 12.0 28.0 29.0 21.0 10.0 85
20 8043   Jock Kohlhas   Rick Burgess   8043   Biscayne Bay   20.0 13.0 24.0 14.0 26.0 15.0 86
21 7265   Josh Phypers   Fritz Koopman   7265   Cape Ann   21.0 15.0 27.0 17.0 16.0 20.0 89
22 8136   Argyle Campbell   Eric Monroe   8136   Newport Harbor   16.0 16.0 5.0 35.0 32.0 23.0 92
23 8189   Bill Fields   Austin Sperry   8189   Santa Monica Bay   12.0 38.0 25.0 7.0 34.0 21.0 99
24 7425   Barbara Beigel-Vosbury   Trapper Lippincott   7425   Annapolis   17.0 37.0 26.0 36.0 5.0 17.0 101
25 8101   Michael Jones   Simon Reffold   8101   Lake Macquarie   11.0 30.0 30.0 25.0 31.0 6.0 102
26 7565   Jack Button   Tod Raynor   7565   Mid-Connecticut   23.0 24.0 23.0 12.0 33.0 27.0 109
27 7963   Bruce Engel   Ted Lavery   7963   Cape Ann   26.0 19.0 19.0 37.0 17.0 33.0 114
28 8113   Gunti Weissenberger   Chris Brown   8113   North Chesapeake Bay   25.0 27.0 16.0 32.0 19.0 28.0 115
29 8063   Bert Collins   Guy Avellon   8063   Annapolis   30.0 34.0 13.0 28.0 24.0 22.0 117
30 7899   Mike Milner   Steve Cutting   7899   Lake Ontario   22.0 22.0 12.0 23.0 45.0 [DNS] 45.0 [DNS] 124
31 7911   John Fox   Nancy Fox   7911   Sandpiper Bay   27.0 26.0 20.0 39.0 23.0 30.0 126
32 7959   Thorsten Cook   Mike Young   7959   Central Long Island Sound   38.0 36.0 32.0 27.0 12.0 34.0 141
33 7228   Peter Costa   John Rokosz   7228   Boston Harbor   32.0 21.0 31.0 38.0 30.0 29.0 143
34 7101   Scott Rosen   Chris Stow   7101   Boston Harbor   34.0 35.0 39.0 15.0 28.0 32.0 144
35 8083   John Chiarella   Robert Carlson   8083   Lake Sunapee   35.0 29.0 36.0 13.0 45.0 [DNF] 35.0 148
36 7680   Guiseppe Ritucci   Eric Larsen   7680   Capri   42.0 33.0 34.0 33.0 14.0 37.0 151
37 7650   Carlos Rivero   Hector Longarela   7650   Boston Harbor   39.0 40.0 45.0 [OCS] 19.0 27.0 36.0 161
38 8035   David Bolles   Alejandra Bolles   8035   Mid-Connecticut   28.0 41.0 35.0 42.0 22.0 38.0 164
39 7629   Ken Woods   Arie Van Harweg   7629   Boston Harbor   36.0 25.0 40.0 20.0 45.0 [OCS] 45.0 [DNS] 166
40 7498   Fotis Boliakis   Greg Hefler   7498   Central Long Island Sound   31.0 42.0 45.0 [OCS] 30.0 36.0 31.0 170
41 8122   Claude Bonnani   Gennady Korolko   8122   Biscayne Bay   33.0 31.0 38.0 40.0 45.0 [DNF] 45.0 [DNS] 187
42 7554   Emil Karlovsky   Wayne Pierce   7554   Mid-Connecticut   43.0 45.0 [DNF] 41.0 21.0 45.0 [OCS] 39.0 189
43 7497   Kris Wilson   Bud Elsasser   7497   Annapolis   40.0 39.0 37.0 41.0 35.0 40.0 191
44 5995   Dennis Unger   Deb Blodgett   5995   Boston Harbor   44.0 45.0 [DNF] 42.0 45.0 [DNS] 45.0 [DNS] 41.0 217

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