District 20  Regatta Report

Sat Dec 13th, 2014 through Sun Dec 14th, 2014

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2014 Commodore's Cup

 

Final results for two days of racing at Miami, Florida.

Saturday report by Paul Cayard:
Today was the first day of the Commodores Cup which is the second regatta of the Star Winter Series down here in south Florida. There are 5 events in the series, about one a month.

Today, we had three races on Biscayne Bay for the Star fleet in wind from the north. The races were tight with lots of lead changes as the wind was shifty coming offshore which makes the racing a lot of fun.

Larry Whipple with Brian Fatih crewing had a 5, 1, 4 while Brian and I had a 2, 3, 5. We are tied for first after day one. Miami’s Augie Diaz won race 1 and Thomas Hornos won race 3.

Two races are scheduled for Sunday and the forecast is for 5-8 knots from the northeast.

Sunday report:
There is nothing like coming out and winning the first race on the last day. It makes the rest of the day a lot easier.

There was barely 4 knots of wind for the start of race 1 today. Brian and I started in port tack, at the committee boat, hit the right corner, and never looked back. There were a few tricky moments on the first run, in 4 knots of wind, but we managed our position well. For the second lap, the breeze built to 6 knots and steadied out a bit which made out lives easier. Our competitors were back in the fleet a bit which was nice for us.

So for the last race, we just needed to stay in the same area as Whipple and Vasella so as to not give them a chance to put big points on us. Brian and I were actually going pretty fast so with another good start, we managed to be ahead of them the whole last race and that was more than enough to get us the win for the regatta. Larry Whipple with Brian Fatih finished second Peter Vessella with Guy Avellon third, Arthur Anosov with Dave Julius Caesar 4th and Augie Diaz with Arnis Baltin 5th.

I am appreciating how very lucky I am to be, down here in Miami, sailing Stars in 75 degree temps and sunshine. That said, I plan on doing it again the second week of January when the Star Winter Series continues with the Bob Levin Memorial and then the mid winter championship.

Happy holidays to all!


Star
Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 4 5 Total
1 8362   Paul Cayard   Brian Terhaar   USA 8362   WSFB   2.0 3.0 5.0 1.0 7.0 18
2 Barakablue   Larry Whipple   David Burrows   USA 8484   BisB   5.0 1.0 4.0 7.0 8.0 25
3 Pawseidon   Peter Vessella   Guy Avellon   USA 8496   BisB   3.0 2.0 9.0 3.0 13.0 30
4 Star   Arthur Anosov   David Caesar   USA 8000   SL   4.0 12.0 11.0 5.0 1.0 33
5 8465   Augie Diaz   Arni Baltins   USA 8465   BisB   1.0 4.0 7.0 20.0 3.0 35
6 USA 8177   Tomas Hornos   Josh Revkin   USA 8177   BH   7.0 15.0 1.0 13.0 4.0 40
7 Rachel   Andy Macdonald   Brad Nichol   USA 8250   NH   10.0 7.0 6.0 2.0 18.0 43
8 8440   Jim Buckingham   Phil Trinter   USA 8440   NH   6.0 9.0 3.0 10.0 15.0 43.0001
9 Pied Piper/National Marine   Jack Jennings   Brian Sharp   USA 8464   LS   16.0 6.0 8.0 15.0 5.0 50
10 8358   Benjamin Sternberg   Will Christenson   USA 8358   CLIS   14.0 11.0 2.0 14.0 10.0 51
11 Pichon Pichoni   Erich Mones   Stuart MacIntosh   ARG 8285   BisB   11.0 19.0 15.0 8.0 2.0 55
12 GRINCH   Bert Collins   Jake Doyle   USA 8063   AN   8.0 14.0 12.0 6.0 24.0 [DNF] 64
13 Southern Star   Jerry Wendt   Isao Toyama   CAN 8389   WLOC   12.0 10.0 16.0 21.0 6.0 65
14 Remarc   Brian Cramer   Cam Lymburner   CAN 8143   WLOC   13.0 8.0 13.0 23.0 11.0 68
15 Red Cross   Richard Burgess   Larry Scott   USA 8241   SL   20.0 5.0 10.0 16.0 21.0 72
16 Tesser   Mike Phinney   Mark Strube   USA 8410   SLE   19.0 17.0 17.0 11.0 12.0 76
17 8466   Henry Demone   Mike Wolfs   CAN 8466     17.0 16.0 14.0 22.0 9.0 78
18 8094   Manfred Kanter   Andrew Malpass   CAN 8094   ISOL   23.0 20.0 18.0 4.0 17.0 82
19 8408   Kevin Mcneil   Shane Zwingelberg   USA 8408   AN   9.0 18.0 19.0 17.0 19.0 82.0001
20 Goodfellas   Charles F Kohlermann IV   Charles Kohlerman III   USA 7964   NCB   18.0 22.0 21.0 9.0 20.0 90
21 7315   John Hokanson   Kip Gardner   CAN 7315   BisB   21.0 21.0 20.0 12.0 16.0 90.0001
22 8072   Doug Smith   Chris Rogers   USA 8072   SBC   15.0 13.0 24.0 [DNF] 19.0 22.0 93
23 High Octane   Lothar Geilen   Carlos Miquel   GER 8396   BisB   22.0 23.0 22.0 18.0 14.0 99

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