District 12  Regatta Report

Sat Jul 31st, 2004 through Sun Aug 1st, 2004

John Mac flying on flat water

John Mac flying on flat water

2004 Lake Sunapee Open

 

Report by John A. MacCausland

Over the years I have made many trips to Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire. There was a string of five years in which three of them we did not even take the boats off the trailers the whole weekend. But Lake Sunapee is such a beautiful place and the fleet members do such a great job with housing and social events that I come back year after year and I enjoy each visit.

This year’s event was no different, nice weather, great hospitality and some nice racing. With twenty-seven boats attending from eight different fleets we had the makings of a good event.

Saturday dawned partly cloudy with good breeze from the south. Some puffs reached twenty knots. Robin Cook, our race committee chairman, set a nice long windward leeward course. John MacCausland with Bruce Hatfield had a nice lead at the first leeward mark only to be passed by J.B. Braun and George Iverson on the second beat. Braun held on for the win followed by MacCausland and Sandstrom. Race two was sailed in similar conditions on the same course. Early in the race Ron Sandstrom with Steve Braverman built up a good lead only to be passed by MacCausland and Hatfield, who held on for the win and Sandstrom and Braverman in second. Local fleet champion Dave Cook and Mike Wood rounded out the top three.

Saturday night’s famous steak roast is not to be missed. Again Dick Atkinson and his helpers outdid themselves. A great time was had by all, but it was an early night. The day on the water was very long.

Sunday was a completely different day with more sun, less wind but enough to race. The boats that started well at the windward end of the line and played the right side well had good results from the first leg. At the first mark Ron Sandstrom and Steve Braverman were in the lead. MacCausland and Hatfield, Saturday’s Leaders, were well back in the fleet in nineteenth place. As the race went on Josh Phyers and Rob Bowers were able to get by Sandstrom and win the race. Ron and Steve held on for second, followed by Barbara Vosbury and Trapper Lippincott in third.

Ron Sandstrom has been the king of Lake Sunapee over the years. With this years victory he is now the all time leader in wins at the open with five. He passed Joe Duplin who had four.


Star
Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 Total
1 7468   Ron Sandstrom   Steve Braverman   7468     1.0 2.0 3.0 6
2 8184   John Maccausland   Bruce Hatfield   8184     3.0 1.0 5.0 9
3 7425   Barbara Vosbury   Trapper Lippencott   7425     5.0 5.0 2.0 12
4 8086   JB Braun   Geroge Iverson   8086     2.0 8.0 7.0 17
5 7498   Fotis Boliakis   A Koutoulos   7498     6.0 4.0 9.0 19
6 6985   Peter Hall   Domique Trepanier   6985     11.0 7.0 4.0 22
7 7731   Dave Cook   Mike Wood   7731     4.0 3.0 16.0 23
8 74DNS   John Henry   Jay Lankford   7248     9.0 9.0 10.0 28
9 8083   John Chiarella   Terry Fletcher   8083     10.0 6.0 14.0 30
10 76DNS   Josh Phyfers   Rob Bowers   76 DNS     8.0 28.0 [DNS] 1.0 37
11 6425   Chris Eldridge   Bruce Rice   6425     14.0 17.0 11.0 42
12 8099   Bill Farrar   Bob Carlson   8099     12.0 13.0 17.0 42.0001
13 7315   Peter Pike   Bill Pike   7315     21.0 11.0 12.0 44
14 7555   Ed Desmarais   Adam Drucker   7555     15.0 10.0 22.0 47
15 5609   John Blom   Bruce Pariseau   5609     16.0 12.0 19.0 47.0001
16 7927   Dave Ivey   Greg Meyer   7927     7.0 28.0 [DNS] 13.0 48
17 6997   Jamie Delaporte   Bryant   6997     20.0 15.0 18.0 53
18 7497   Kris Wilson   Bud Elsaesser   7497     18.0 16.0 21.0 55
19 6979   Joe Goodnough   Brad Leavitt   6979     17.0 14.0 28.0 [DNS] 59
20 7639   Sam Rowse   John Wulff   7639     28.0 [DNS] 28.0 [DNS] 6.0 62
21 6572   Dag Lidbeck   David Gulliver   6572     19.0 28.0 [DNS] 15.0 62.0001
22 7192   Nat Cook   Paul Skarin   7192     28.0 [DNS] 28.0 [DNS] 8.0 64
23 7   Alain Vanderick   Marie-Claude Shea   7     13.0 28.0 [DNS] 28.0 [DNS] 69
24 7100   Blackie Tilson   Kipp Murray   7100     28.0 [DNS] 28.0 [DNS] 20.0 76
25 8152   Don Gray   Emil Karlovsky   8152     28.0 [DNS] 28.0 [DNS] 28.0 [DNS] 84
25 7101   Scott Rosen   Chris Stow   7101     28.0 [DNS] 28.0 [DNS] 28.0 [DNS] 84
25 7088   Jay Ogilvy   David Hutchinson   7088     28.0 [DNS] 28.0 [DNS] 28.0 [DNS] 84

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