District 12  Regatta Report

Sat Jun 17th, 2006 through Sun Jun 18th, 2006

Winners Brian Cramer and Tyler Bjorn

Winners Brian Cramer and Tyler Bjorn

2006 Montreal Bi-Annual Regatta


Thanks to Alain Vranderick and Philippe Hofer for this report.

13 teams of sailors from the US, Ontario and Quebec gathered at Club Nautique Deux-Montagnes for the second installment of the Montreal Bi-Annual Star Regatta.

Second place to Hans Fogh and Dave Caesar
Out of town teams showed up on Friday at CNDM to rig the boats, and practice in the beautiful south-westerly breeze. The field was pretty deep with talent with the 3 representatives of the Canadian Sailing team (Brian Cramer sailing with Montreal's own Tyler Bjorn, and David Ceaser sailing with Hans Fogh) and 3 former Olympians (Hans Fogh double medal winner, Ian Bruce, and Larry Scott). The fleet was rounded up with the usual suspects from the Montreal Fleet.

Racing started on time at 11 on a 1.2 nautical mile (to windward) windward-leeward course, in a westerly breeze of 8-10 knot. The team of Cramer/Bjorn sailed solidly to take first place, followed by Fogh/Ceaser in second and the local team of Marcotte/Vranderick rounding up the top three. The Race Committee started a second race promptly after the first in a dying breeze. This race was abandoned, to the joy of everybody on the water, after the expiry of the two hour time limit. The fleet headed to shore for refreshments and steak dinner. The talk at dinner revolved around which channel game 6 of the Stanley cup finals could be viewed on, and which place was more appropriate to view the game.

Sunday morning started with a steady 8-10 knot south-westerly, and the forecast was calling for increasing breeze all day. Good times ahead. Local fleet champ William Hendershot joined the fun on Sunday after missing Saturday's racing. The day called for two races, with an earlier start at 10:00. The first race started in 10 knots of breeze, on a slightly shorter windward-leeward course than the previous day. The team of Cramer/Bjorn topped the fleet again followed by Fogh/Ceaser in second and Line/Scott in third. The RC started the 3rd race in a building breeze (now at 12 knots). There were some close calls on the first windward leg with everybody fighting for the left side of the course. Close racing all around the course, with the final windward leg slightly skewed because of a veering breeze. Fogh/Ceasar won the last race, with Cramer/Bjorn in second and Line/Scott in third. Lake of Two-Mountains built on its reputation by throwing some great conditions at the fleet, and great Race committee work. All in all, a good regatta, great fleet racing, and we hope to see even more people attend in third holding of this event in 2008.

Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 Total
1 8143   Brian Cramer   Tyler Bjorn   8143   LOC   1.0 1.0 2.0 4
2 7775   Hans Fogh   Dave Caesar   7775   LOC   2.0 2.0 1.0 5
3 7626   Line   Larry Scott   7626   LOC   4.0 3.0 3.0 10
4 7044   Andre Marcotte   Alain Vranderick   7044   Q   3.0 5.0 9.0 17
5 Sonya IV   John Chiarella   Fletcher   8083   Sun   10.0 4.0 4.0 18
6 Pa'e   Andre Gagnon   Despres   7520   Q   6.0 9.0 6.0 21
7 8028   Passmore   Anderson   8028     5.0 6.0 12.0 23
8 7952   Thomas Barbeau   Richard   7952   Q   7.0 8.0 10.0 25
9 Riot   William Hendershot   Foucreau   6756   Q   14.0 [DNC] 7.0 5.0 26
10 Starfrit   Philippe Hofer   Macot   7940   Q   8.0 10.0 11.0 29
11 6997   Farmer   Seguin   6997   Q   9.0 14.0 [DNS] 8.0 31
12 6633   Ian Bruce   Leroux   6633   Q   14.0 [DNF] 14.0 [DNF] 7.0 35
13 7964   Alain Molimard   Molimard   7964   Q   11.0 11.0 13.0 35.0001

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