|District 1 Regatta Report|| |
Sat Aug 11th, 2007 through Sun Aug 12th, 2007
| Report by Luis Hornos:|
SATURDAY, Aug. 11: Under blue skies, warm temperatures but no wind at all we wait for two hours for the breeze to come… Finally a light 5-6 knots breeze came in from the SE and this traditional event got under way. The first race was won by Tomas Hornos. Second and third place was a fierce battle between two of the best teams, Pete Cusick and Jud Smith. Pete was able to secure second place, third went to Jud.
Immediately after came the second race. Another round between Jud and Pete for first and second place was the high note of this race. In this occasion Jud prevailed, Pete was second, John Manderson third, and fourth was Tomas Hornos.
The third race never took off. Sixteen tired and hungry sailors rushed back to the dock. Fortunately, and thanks to the hospitality of the people of the Sandy Bay YC, we all enjoyed a great time together, plenty of good food and stories about races one and two. Standings after two races showed a tie for first place between Jud Smith and Peter Cusick with 4 points, third place to Tomas Hornos with 5 points, followed by John Manderson and Bruce Engel with 10 points each.
SUNDAY, August 12: Beautiful sunny skies, warm temperatures, and zero wind made all the competitors gather on the porch with coffee and pastries for about 1 ˝ hours.
Finally the RC gave the green light to go out on a very light NNE breeze of 5 to 6 knots.
The first of the two scheduled races for the day was under way, when suddenly after rounding the first mark, all the competitors were caught by a nice windshift of, let’s say…close to 150 degrees… the RC thought it was too much of a change and they abandoned the race immediately.
After resetting the marks to the new conditions, the third and last race took off under a nice southerly breeze of 8 to 10 knots. After many changes in the lead (and subsequently on the final standings) the gun went to Tomas Hornos, followed by Jud Smith and Pete Cusick.
Trophy presentations were made by Jay O’Malley, wonderful artwork from local artists (gratefully chosen by Martha Safford), and beautiful half-hull and full-hull models by Ed Desmarais were presented to the winners.
Extremely challenging conditions, smart sailors, and a very friendly environment provided by the friends at SBYC made this event a great one!
Please make sure to schedule the Ned Hay regatta for next year. Don’t miss this one!
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San Diego, California 92106 USA
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