District 1  Regatta Report

Sat Jun 22nd, 2002 through Sun Jun 23rd, 2002

Regatta Base

Arms White

 

Twenty-seven Stars from the 10 fleets and two countries of the Tri-District area came together to participate in the Arms-White Regatta. With the weather leading up to the series being absolutely dreadful there was great concern that the regatta would not come off at all. Fortunately dire predictions for the weekend were unfounded and the fleet enjoyed two days of good racing, Long Island Sound style.

This year a new format was tried: a 5 race, no throw-out series with shorter races. It was generally agreed that the 5 race format was successful, but perhaps a throw-out should be allowed.

Saturday started with a nice wind out of the West to Southwest. Race 1, run on a 5 mile course 4, was completed as planned, with Doug and Bob Schofield taking first, Paul Sustronk and Mike Wolfs coming in second, and John Finch with Kevin Murphy coming in third. However, for Race 2 Long Island Sound showed that it can be fickle. Half way up the first lag of a course 4 race the wind quit, then came from the east, and then quit again. The three right-most boats, lead by Johnny Finch and Kevin Murphy, got picked up by a nice west wind which carried them to the windward mark well ahead of the rest of the boats. As these three boats neared the finish line the Race Committee mercifully decided to shorten the course to just one round. Finch and Murphy came in first, Marshall Converse with son Reed got second, and David & Alejandra Bolles came in third. The wind held for the rest of the day and Race 3 came off nicely on a 6 mile course 3. Sustronk and Wolfs came in first, John Lombard and Kip Gardner got second, and Finch and Murphy came in third. At the end of the day it seemed like it would be a Canadian sweep.

Sunday dawned with a feeble Northerly and again dire predictions were made that there would be no racing this day. But just about the time the harbor start was due to take place a nice if shifty breeze settled in, again from the West to Southwest, and the two Sunday races were run without a hitch. Race 4, again a 5 miler run on course 4, was won by Doug and Bob Schofield, followed by John MacCausland and Brad Nichol in second and Sustronk and Wolfs in third. Race 5 was again a 6 miler run on course 3 in somewhat shiftier conditions which saw boats gaining and loosing on each leg. MacCausland and Nichol won the race, with Sustronk and Wolfs coming in second and the Schofield brothers coming in third.

The Schofields won the series with an over all score of 18 points, followed by Sustronk and Wolfs with 21 points and MacCausland and Nichol with 29 points. This is the second year in a row that the Schofields have won the regatta.


Star
Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 Total
1 Betsy Ross   Schofield   Schofield   7876   AN   2 1 1 4
2 Hayaku   Lombard   Gardner   7728   Mid   7 4 2 13
3 Southern Cross   Fiumara   Chambers   7817   CA   1 6 10 17
4 Jane's Bane IV   Chittick   Whitford   7951   Mid   5 10 5 20
5 Don't Look Back   Braverman   Rezac   8052   BH   12 8 3 23
6 Owl   Costa   Vannoni   7621   BH   9 11 8 28
7 Mongrel   Gurney   Bowers   7890   CLIS   10 2 17 29
8 8007   Watson   Sharp   8007   CLIS   14 3 12 29
9 7927   Ivey   Cook   7927   Sun   6 9 14 29
10 Badger   Freeman   Freeman   7626   SL   3 18 11 32
11 Lizard King   Cusick   Leonidov   7371   Mid   8 7 19 34
12 7864   Mcneil   Murphy   7864   AN   15 16 6 37
13 Telluride   Button   Batchelor   7565   Mid   17 5 16 38
14 Impromptu   Bolles   Bolles   8035   Mid   11 20 9 40
15 Bold 2   Stephenson   Sperry   8080   CLIS   13 17 13 43
16 Maria   Gray   Pierce   7964   Mid   16 22 7 45
17 Plusshy   Hovey   Hadden   7222   Mid   RAF 13 4 48
18 Rosebud Cafe   Safford   Bodden   7847   Mid   4 14 OCS 49
19 Foxy   Fox   Fox   7911   BH   18 12 20 50
20 Stiletto   Larson   Blodgett   7782   BH   25 19 15 59
21 Sutter's Mill   Andrews   Rogers   6756   HB   20 21 18 59
22 Trust   Luczynski   Baker   7101   BH   22 15 24 61
23 Morning Star   Courtney   Carlson   222   Mid   21 23 22 66
24 7724   Giunti   Taylor   7724   Mid   19 24 DNF 74
25 Wishupon   Schumacher   Schumacher   6020   Mid   23 28 25 76
26 Found Goods   Pozefsky   Winton   7019   Mid   27 26 23 76
27 7306   Cronan   Karlovsky   7306   Mid   28 29 21 78
28 6822   Mark   Massey   6822   Mid   24 25 DNS 80
29 6685   Saari   Young   6685   CLIS   26 30 26 82
30 Rumble   Cayne   Whitford   78641   Mid   29 27 DNS 87

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