District 20  Regatta Report

Sat Dec 3rd, 2005 through Sun Dec 4th, 2005

Regatta Base

2005 Commodore's Cup

 

Report by Brad Nichol:

As much of the country was dealing with snow, sleet and freezing rain, Coral Reef YC hosted the final regatta of the year in beautiful sunny and eighty degree weather. Unfortunately, the high-pressure system that kept the sky free of clouds also kept away most of the wind.

Saturday we sailed in a dying NE gradient that went right as the sea breeze took control. Many people said that it was the most difficult conditions they had ever seen on Biscayne Bay. The first race saw the fleet split into two packs off the line, one to the left, the other to the right and the right paid huge. Erik Lidecis and Mike Marzhal took a commanding lead that they never relinquished with Brian Cramer and Tyler Bjorn fighting off Carroll Beek and John Rumsey for second.

By the start of the second race the wind had gone even farther right and the race committee set a line and a course square to a wind direction about 10 degrees right of where our current wind reading was. Everyone recognized the pin favored line and it took two tries to get the start off but as the pack was battling for the favored end of the line, a few boats realized that for the committee to set such a skewed course, something must have been going on upwind. The boats that gave up the pin and went right were rewarded with a healthy lead at the weather mark and after Andy Horton and Brad Nichol caught the first puff out of the weather mark they were gone. The Polish Team of Mateusz Kusznierewicz and Dominik Zycki made an incredible comeback from rounding the first mark in 20th to finish second, just ahead of Brian Cramer.

Sunday the fleet headed out in a weak easterly that died and allowed everyone to get a nice tan before returning home. Brian Cramer and Tyler Bjorn won the regatta with 5 points followed by Andy Horton and Brad Nichol with 6 points and Mateusz Kusznierewicz and Dominik Zycki with 18 points.


Star
Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 Total
1 CAN 8143   Brian Cramer   Tyler Bjorn   CAN 8143   LOC   2.0 3.0 5
2 USA 8156   Andy Horton   Brad Nichol   USA 8156   NB   5.0 1.0 6
3 POL 8170   Mateusz Kusznierewicz   Dominik Zycki   POL 8170   Isol   16.0 2.0 18
4 USA 8072   Doug Smith   Mike Moore   USA 8072   SMB   11.0 7.0 18.0001
5 USA 8230   John Kostecki   Austin Sperry   USA 8230   WSFB   14.0 5.0 19
6 CAN 7775   Hans Fogh   David Caesar   CAN 7775   LOC   9.0 10.0 19.0001
7 USA 7817   Carroll Beek   John Rumsey   USA 7817   CLIS   3.0 17.0 20
8 USA 8176   Erik Lidecis   Michael Marzhal   USA 8176   NH   1.0 25.0 26
9 USA 8045   Augie Diaz   Bruce Hatfield   USA 8045   BisB   18.0 9.0 27
10 USA 8067   Will Stout   Darrell Hiatt   USA 8067   SDB   12.0 16.0 28
11 USA 8162   Andy Macdonald   Brian Fatih   USA 8162   NH   21.0 8.0 29
12 USA 8059   Peter Vessella   Mike Wolfs   USA 8059   WSFB   8.0 21.0 29.0001
13 USA 8038   John Vanderhoff   Rowan Perkins   USA 8038   NCB   26.0 4.0 30
14 CAN 7988   Brad Anderson   Larry Scott   CAN 7988   LOC   17.0 13.0 30.0001
15 USA 8163   Tom Vander Molen   Dave Jackson   USA 8163   GL   25.0 6.0 31
16 USA 8157   Mark Mendelblatt   Mark Strube   USA 8157   TaB   13.0 18.0 31.0001
17 USA 8195   John Maccausland   Shane Zwingelberg   USA 8195   CR   6.0 26.0 32
18 USA 7370   Rob Emmet   Guy Avellon   USA 7370   AN   10.0 22.0 32.0001
19 USA 8136   Henry Filter   Will Wagner   USA 8136   AN   22.0 11.0 33
20 USA 8215   Bill Allen   Brad Lichter   USA 8215   WH   7.0 29.0 36
21 USA 8235   Larry Whipple   Darin Jensen   USA 8235   PS   4.0 34.0 [RAF] 38
22 USA 8095   Gunti Weissenberger   Chris Brown   USA 8095   NCB   15.0 23.0 38.0001
23 CAN 7899   Mike Milner   Matt Johnston   CAN 7899   LOC   29.0 12.0 41
24 BAH 8236   Steven Kelly   Bill Holowesko   BAH 8236   N   24.0 19.0 43
25 USA 8043   Jock Kohlhas   Mickey Nielson   USA 8043   BisB   23.0 20.0 43.0001
26 USA 7986   Hyde Perce   Chris Rogers   USA 7986   WH   30.0 14.0 44
27 CAN 7626   John Finch   Larry Scott   CAN 7626   LOC   20.0 24.0 44.0001
28 USA 7833   Claude Bonanni   Richard Burgess   USA 7833   TaB   31.0 15.0 46
29 USA 7964   Charles Kohlerman III   Charles Kohlerman IV   USA 7964   NCB   19.0 32.0 51
30 USA 7228   Joe Zambella   Eric Beckwith   USA 7228   BH   27.0 27.0 54
31 USA 8218   Nelson Stephenson   Roman Gotsulyak   USA 8218   CLIS   28.0 28.0 56
32 USA 7193   William Joyce   Matt Freeman   USA 7193   WLM   32.0 30.0 62
33 USA 7934   Karl Von Schwarz   Rich Wharton   USA 7934   AN   33.0 31.0 64

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