District 5  Regatta Report

Sat Jun 20th, 2015 through Sun Jun 21st, 2015

2015 Baxter Bowl 5th District Championship

 

Sailed at Newport Beach, California.

Report by Austin Sperry:
The 2015 Baxter Bowl/District 5 championship concluded with a win by world champion and father/son team of Carl & Jamie Buchan.

Wind conditions
Day 1: 6-8 kts, direction 140-160
Day 2: 5-10 kts, direction 165-180

Both Carl/Jamie Buchan and Paul/Danny Cayard had a very strong day two with Cayard going 2,1,1 to move into second overall.

The Buchans also had a great day, after battling back from a few tough positions they managed to win the regatta by a couple points.

Overall leader after day one Jim Buckingham/Austin Sperry had a tough day on race day two and couldn't manage the race track but did enough to hold on to 3rd overall.

District 5 had a great turn out with 18 boats sailing this weekend. We are hoping to build on this momentum and have a great turn out for the annual King of Spain trophy sailed out of the California Yacht Club in Marine del Rey in July.


Photo by Harriet Lewis Pallette
Report by Paul Cayard:
Father’s Day, Newport Beach CA

18 teams competed for the 5th District Championship and the Baxter Bowl on Father’s Day weekend. The top two teams were, appropriately, father-son teams!

Six Star races were conducted over the weekend by Newport Harbor Yacht Club. The conditions were typical; sunshine, 6-8 knots of wind and sloppy seas. It was tough sailing in a highly competitive fleet that contained no less than 4 Gold Stars. Newport Beach, the harbor and its magnificent homes, is an idilyc spot and the Newport Harbor yacht club was a great host!

The Baxter Bowl is an annual event at NHYC but the District Championship rotates venues in California. This year the two coincided in Newport Beach.

Jim “Buck” Buckingham and Austin “Hoss” Sperry were the class of the fleet on Saturday with a 1, 1, 3 score line. Carl Buchan, (Gold Medal 1984 and Gold Star 1992) sailing with his son Jamie (son and Grandson of Bill), had a good day with a 2, 5, 3. Danny Cayard and I had a tough day. I made a lot of mistakes and we had scores of 9, 11, 3 and were lying in 7th place at the end of Saturday.

Sunday was our day, With scores of 1, 2, 1, Danny and I were on fire. Even the race that I got a bad start, we cleared out and went to the right and were second to the top mark. After feeling a bit down about Saturday’s scores, we put in a strong bid. However the Buchan Family had scores 2, 8, 2 to go with their 3, 5, 2 from Saturday and that was enough for them to win the Baxter Bowl. (all teams had one discard) Danny and I finished second 2 points back and Jim Buckingham/ Austin Sperry finished 3rd.

Danny and I were awarded the 5th District Championship trophy as the Buchan’s are from district 6. Many legendary sailing names on the 5th District trophy like North, Burnham, Conner, Bennett, Blackaller, Ficker, Beek, Lehman, Jessop, Cowie, Trask, Brun, Driscoll, Haines, and Kostecki.

Beyond the Buchan’s and Buckingham/Sperry, Mark Reynold/Hal Hanel (Silver 88, Gold 92 & 00, Gold Star ’95 & ’00), Eric Doyle Gold Star 99, Benny “Benwa” Mitchell with Brad Rodi crewing, Derek DeCouteau from Seattle, and Chuck Driscoll, all posted great results this year.

Today, I had the best Fathers Day of my life! Period.Can’t wait for another opportunity to be racing with my son!


Star
Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
1 8448   Carl Buchan   Jaime Buchan   8448   PS   5.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 8.0 2.0 14
2 8362   Paul Cayard   Danny Cayard   8362   WSFB   9.0 11.0 3.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 16
3 8440   Jim Buckingham   Austin Sperry   8440   NH   3.0 1.0 1.0 6.0 10.0 11.0 21
4 8082   Ben Mitchell   Brad Rodi   8082   SDB   1.0 12.0 4.0 5.0 5.0 8.0 23
5 8323   Eric Doyle   Payson Infelise   8323   SDB   11.0 10.0 6.0 3.0 1.0 6.0 26
6 8129   Mark Reynolds   Hal Hanel   8129   SDB   10.0 2.0 13.0 7.0 3.0 4.0 26.0001
7 7620   Derek Decouteau   James Stewart   7620   BI   2.0 4.0 11.0 8.0 4.0 12.0 29
8 8162   Chuck Driscoll   Jim Oberg   8162   SDB   4.0 5.0 5.0 12.0 14.0 9.0 35
9 8072   Douglas Smith   Miles Prichard   8072   SBC   16.0 6.0 7.0 10.0 6.0 13.0 42
10 7294   Chuck Beek   Rick Peters   7294   NHY   7.0 7.0 9.0 14.0 15.0 7.0 44
11 8336   Steve Brown   Erik Lungar   8336   NH   13.0 8.0 14.0 9.0 12.0 3.0 45
12 7462   Dave Watt   Kirk Utter   7462   PS   8.0 13.0 12.0 4.0 9.0 15.0 46
13 8189   D Scott Mason   Joel Kew   8189   NH   12.0 15.0 8.0 11.0 7.0 10.0 48
14 8306   Nick Madigan   David Wood   8306   NH   6.0 9.0 10.0 16.0 11.0 14.0 50
15 8209   Steve Gould   Greg Siek   8209   WSFB   14.0 18.0 15.0 13.0 13.0 5.0 60
16 8163   Jon Pelliconi   Henry   8163   PS   15.0 14.0 17.0 18.0 17.0 17.0 80
17 8065   Doug Steele   Ryan   8065   LB   17.0 16.0 16.0 15.0 16.0 18.0 80.0001
18 8176   David Brown   Huy Nguyen   8176     18.0 17.0 18.0 17.0 18.0 16.0 86

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