District 1  Regatta Report

Sat Aug 24th, 2002 through Sun Aug 25th, 2002

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Atlantic Coast Masters


The event was sailed in the waters of Broad Sound, between the Deer Island and Nahant. The weather on the first day provided cloudy skies and intermittent rain drizzle with temperatures hovering under 70 degrees. But the blessing was a steady wind in 3-10 knot range from Northeast. In the end of day, after two races, three boats were tied for the series' lead at 4 points each, Bainton / Rogers, Chittick / Chittick and MacDonald / Leonidov.

On day two the skies cleared up for a perfect cool sunny day in Boston. The wind forecast was for NW at 10 knots, turning W later in the day. With the tide coming in for most of the scheduled race most the competitors cut hard from the start into the left corner, to hide from the tide and to find that left shift. This is when the wind gods dealt their cards and shut off the NW breeze, only to be replaced twenty minutes later by the seabreeze filling from the right side of the course.

The boats who sailed inshore on starboard tack continued getting lifted from there without a tack, all the way to the weather mark, which some of them approached reaching, still starboard tack. The boats that worked the right side of the course had to sail to the weather mark low enough to slow down and let some of the boats from the left side sneak in first at the mark. The next leg turned into a reaching port tack procession while the committee re-set the new weather mark at approximately 140 degree course change from the previous weather mark course.

The third leg was a beat as well, across the tide in two shipping channels, towards the Brewster islands and then a run to the finish. The third race had a surprise winner, BH Star's race committee regular Dan Mullaine sailing on a borrowed boat with his son Jim. Bainton / Rogers and Chittick / Chittick were caught on the left side of the first beat and were engaged in a furious fight for 10th place, which would place the winner of the duel into the top three. Chittick / Chittick rounded the first mark after Bainton / Rogers but managed to overtake them in the remainder of the race for a 10 points gain which placed them into second overall.

Mullaine / Mullaine took third overall on a tie with Bainton / Rogers. MacDonald / Leonidov held onto fourth place in this race to win the series with a good margin.

Pl Sail Skipper Crew Fleet Cat. Boat Name R1 R2 R3 Total
1 7732 Gary MacDonald Serge Leonidov BH Night Light 3 1 4 8
2 7951 David Chittick Mike Chittick Mid GM Jane's Bane 1 3 10 14
3 7629 Dan Mullane Jim Mullane BH 7 7 1 15
4 7993 Joe Bainton Chris Rogers NB Junk Yard Dog 2 2 11 15
5 7565 Jack Button Chris Batchelor Mid EGM Telluride 9 6 2 17
6 7934 Karl von Swartz Jon von Swartz An 6 4 8 18
7 7468 John Siljander Bob McKie BH GM Turnip Truck 8 8 3 19
8 7785 Davis Buckley Chris Brown An GM Mistral 5 5 9 19
9 7911 John Fox Nancy Fox BH Foxy 2 10 10 5 25
10 7444 Joe Zambella Pudge Lally BH Brillo 11 9 6 26
11 7386 Jim Kubic Chris Maisongrande CA GM 4 11 12 27
12 7554 Emil Karlovski Don Cronan Mid VEGM 12 dnf 7 32

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