District 20  Regatta Report

Thu Jan 7th, 2016 through Sun Jan 10th, 2016

Peter Vessella and Phil Trinter

Peter Vessella and Phil Trinter

2016 Midwinter Championship

 

Sailed at Miami, Florida, USA. Results for five races sailed on the second and third days of the event after no wind on the first day.

Reports by Paul Cayard:
Day Two Coconut Grove: Three races were held today on Biscayne Bay for the Stars. The winds were 6- 10 knots from the South-Southwest.

I made a cardinal mistake in race 1 and was over early with the black flag up. So we were instantly disqualified. I was kicking myself for the whole day. Sorry Magnus!

John MacCausland and Dave “Julius” Ceasar won the race handily.

In race 2, after a good start, we found our speed a bit lacking. We adjusted a few things and got going a bit better to finish 7th.

In race 3 we were going very well and got to the first mark first. We went a bit the wrong way up the second windward leg and rounded the top mark 4th after being as far back as 6th.

All in all, it was a good day because the new boat seems fast up and downwind.

John MacCausland leads with 8 points and Augis Diaz and Eric Doyle are tied for 2nd on 9 points. We are out of contention for this regatta as there is no discard and the black flag adds 35 points to your score. So it's all about getting used to the new boat and figuring out what makes her fast in the various conditions.

Third Day: The wind was late filling in today so we didn’t get the first race of the day started til 14:00.

There is no other way to say it than the starting lines were horrible. Yet, the race committee put the black flag up! We haven’t had a race in this regatta without the black flag. This time the victim was regatta leader John MacCausland. Game over.

Magnus and I had a good first race. The wind probably touched 14 knots in this race. Our start as mediocre at best but we had great speed up and down and finished third. Brian Ledbetter and Josh Revkin won easily and we finished right behind Like Lawrence.

In the second race, we had a mediocre start and went the wrong way on both windward legs. Tough to do well when you do that. Anyway, our speed was very good again which is what I am really pleased about with this new Folli.

Brian Ledbetter and Josh Revkin won this race also. They have a new Folli just like mine. In fact, they were shipped here in the same container.

Magnus and I climbed up the score board a bit today, into the top 10, but we af never going to feature in this regatta counting a 35 from our Bkack Flag yesterday.

Fourth Day
We had just one race today and thats all Magnus and I needed to end the weekend on a good note.

Truth be told, we were very lucky today. At the start of the race, the pin end was favored 20 degrees and of course the black flag was up. We fouled Ante at the start and had to do a 360 penalty turn. At that point we were a bit deep so we had to clear out to the left. Once clear we takes back onto port and benefited from a 10 degree lefty that came with pressure.

Magnus and I rounded he first mark second to Tom Lofsted of Sweden. By this time the wind was blowing 18-20 knots and we were planing downwind. We started the second windward leg in second but quickly passed Lofsted with better speed in the breeze.

The rest of the race was a procession as the wind shifted back to the right and we fetched the finish on the final run.

I am very happy with my new Folli Star!

Augie Diaz, the regatta leader going into today, got caught on the wrong side on the first leg and never recovered, finishing 21st and losing the regatta to Peter Vasella and Phil Trinter. Brian Ledbetter and Josh Revkin sailed very well to finish third.

The next event down here is the Master Regatta February 6-7. I have asked my son Danny to crew for me for that regatta. We are a bit light together but had so much fun sailing last summer.


Star
Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
1 Pawseidon   Peter Vessella   Phil Trinter   USA 8496   BisB   13.0 1.0 3.0 8.0 8.0 4.0 37
2 8465   Augie Diaz   Arni Baltins   USA 8465   BisB   3.0 4.0 2.0 5.0 2.0 22.0 38
3 Akimbo   Brian Ledbetter   Josh Revkin   USA 8203   PS   6.0 8.0 6.0 1.0 1.0 17.0 39
4 USA 8320   George Szabo   Roger Cheer   USA 8320   SDB   2.0 13.0 7.0 4.0 12.0 3.0 41
5 USA 8323   Eric Doyle   Payson Infelise   USA 8323   SDB   5.0 3.0 1.0 7.0 15.0 23.0 54
6 Stella   John Maccausland   Dave Caesar   USA 8490   CR   1.0 2.0 5.0 35.0 [BFD] 9.0 6.0 58
7 1888   Luke Lawrence   Ian Coleman   USA 1888     18.0 12.0 16.0 2.0 4.0 9.0 61
8 8506   Paul Cayard   Magnus Liljedahl   USA 8506   WSFB   35.0 [BFD] 7.0 4.0 3.0 18.0 1.0 68
9 8440   Jim Buckingham   Craig Moss   USA 8440   NH   15.0 23.0 10.0 12.0 5.0 5.0 70
10 8446   Tom Loefstedt   Jesper Sundman   SWE 8446   RS   19.0 6.0 35.0 [BFD] 10.0 6.0 2.0 78
11 Voodoo   Stefan Lehnert   Mark Pickel   GER 8361   Brm   4.0 18.0 17.0 23.0 14.0 10.0 86
12 8231   Arthur Anosov   Oleg Tsypko   USA 8000   SL   11.0 25.0 8.0 15.0 11.0 16.0 86.0001
13 Remarc   Brian Cramer   Cam Lymburner   CAN 8445   WLOC   21.0 14.0 18.0 13.0 10.0 13.0 89
14 Swedish BLUE   Ante Razmilovic   Brian Hammersley   GBR 8443   NFB   7.0 10.0 11.0 35.0 [BFD] 23.0 11.0 97
15 econ industries   Reinhard Schmidt   Michael Ziller   GER 8427   ZuW   35.0 [BFD] 9.0 21.0 6.0 3.0 24.0 98
16 8229   Tomas Hornos   Ed Morey   USA 203   BH   23.0 5.0 13.0 11.0 24.0 29.0 105
17 8271   Allan Cullen   Dave Martin   CAN 8271   EB   12.0 24.0 9.0 21.0 25.0 14.0 105
18 Maricota   Admar Gonzaga   Alexandre Freitas   BRA 8459   Par   9.0 22.0 27.0 35.0 [DNF] 7.0 7.0 107
19 Pied Piper/National Marine   Jack Jennings   Brendan Larabee   USA 8464   LS   10.0 11.0 23.0 35.0 [BFD] 20.0 8.0 107
20 8500   Edoardo Possati   Edoardo Natucci   ITA 8500   Viar   17.0 20.0 15.0 9.0 21.0 27.0 109
21 8368   Benjamin Sternberg   Stuart MacIntosh   USA 8368   CLIS   14.0 17.0 14.0 35.0 [BFD] 17.0 18.0 115
22 Picnic   William Swigart   Brian Fatih   USA 8291   CLIS   27.0 15.0 20.0 14.0 19.0 20.0 115
23 Southern Star   Jerry Wendt   Isao Toyama   CAN 8272   WLOC   16.0 26.0 24.0 18.0 22.0 15.0 121
24 Carebear   Kevin Mcneil   Shane Zwingelberg   USA 8408   AN   22.0 16.0 28.0 16.0 29.0 12.0 123
25 Diecidecimi   Giovanni Coppo   Luca Paloschi   ITA 8219   Man   20.0 21.0 29.0 17.0 13.0 26.0 126
26 Tess   Mike Phinney   Mark Strube   USA 8217   SLE   8.0 31.0 30.0 22.0 26.0 19.0 136
27 7887   John Hokanson   Arnd Glunde   CAN 7887   BisB   30.0 33.0 19.0 20.0 16.0 32.0 150
28 8351   Henrik Dannesboe   Jan Bonhoeffer   SUI 8351   SEM   26.0 19.0 12.0 35.0 [BFD] 30.0 31.0 153
29 High Octane   Lothar Geilen   Carlos Miquel   GER 8396   BisB   29.0 27.0 25.0 25.0 28.0 25.0 159
30 8215   John Chiarella   Larry Scott   USA 8215   Sun   31.0 29.0 26.0 19.0 27.0 28.0 160
31 8236   Ralph Grossmann III   Matt Grossmann   CAN 8236   LH   28.0 30.0 22.0 24.0 35.0 [DNS] 30.0 169
32 Goodfellas   Charles F Kohlermann IV   Ian Kohlermann   USA 7964   NCB   24.0 28.0 31.0 35.0 [DNC] 35.0 [DNC] 21.0 174
33 8507   Jim Revkin   Ed Kuryluk   USA 8507   Mid   25.0 32.0 32.0 26.0 31.0 35.0 [DNF] 181
34 Barakablue   Larry Whipple   Austin Sperry   USA 8484     35.0 [DNC] 35.0 [DNC] 35.0 [DNC] 35.0 [DNC] 35.0 [DNC] 35.0 [DNS] 210

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