District 12  Regatta Report

Sat Aug 9th, 2003 through Sun Aug 10th, 2003

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2003 Lake Sunapee Open

 

by John MacCausland

Each year I make the trip to Lake Sunapee. First of all it is a wonderful place of the world to go. Most years we get some very interesting racing and some years we just get to have a very nice time waiting for the wind.

This year if you paid attention to the weather forecast you would have stayed home. But off we went, all twenty-four boats. I guess someone was watching over us. During the day it was very nice with some sun and enough wind to race. At night it rained very hard all night long. All in all the weather cooperated nicely. Over the weekend we sailed three races, the first two on Saturday in light air and the race on Sunday in a nice eight to ten knots. By the end of the day on Saturday four boats were within two points. This would make for an interesting race on Sunday.

Sunday morning the weather did not look too good. Finally the rain stopped but no wind. When it was time to go out to race it was like someone turned the switch and we had a good breeze to race the final race.

During the final race the lead changed many times with different boats in position to win the race and the regatta. But in the end John MacCausland and Brad Nichol took the lead at the last weather mark and lead the last two legs to win the race and the regatta. First time Star sailor Bill Lynn with George Iverson sailed very impressive regatta to finish second overall. Long time Sunapee ace Andy Ivy with Bruce Hatfield rounded out the top three.

I strongly recommended this regatta if you have not been here before. The club and the fleet members go all out to put on a first rate event. So mark it on your calendar for next year now.


Star
Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 Total
1 8113   John Maccausland   Brad Nichol   8113   CR   1.0 5.0 1.0 7
2 8086   Bill Lynn   George Iverson   8086   CR   3.0 4.0 2.0 9
3 7830   Andrew Ivey   Bruce Hatfield   7830   Sun   10.0 1.0 3.0 14
4 7927   David Ivey   Bob Carlson   7927   Sun   4.0 2.0 9.0 15
5 7520   William Hendershot   Alain Vanderick   7520   Q   2.0 11.0 11.0 24
6 6585   Scott Beckman   Jon Blom   6585   Sun   5.0 3.0 17.0 25
7 7951   Peter Cusick   Rob Bowers   7951   Mid   7.0 12.0 6.0 25.0001
8 6609   Erik Johnson   Karl Johnson   6609   Dart   6.0 7.0 14.0 27
9 7468   Ron Sandstrom   Charles Hagedorn   7468   BH   18.0 9.0 5.0 32
10 7930   John Chiarella   Terry Fletcher   7930   Sun   11.0 14.0 10.0 35
11 7731   David Cook   Mike Wood   7731   Sun   8.0 25.0 [DNF] 4.0 37
12 7639   Sam Rowse   John Wulff   7639   Sun   22.0 8.0 8.0 38
13 7635   Dick Atkinson   Steve James   7635   Sun   13.0 13.0 12.0 38.0001
14 7620   Ken Allen   Paul Skarin   7620   WH   16.0 16.0 7.0 39
15 7366   Jim Kubik   Adam Drucker   7366   CA   20.0 6.0 16.0 42
16 6372   Dag Lidbeck   Aaron Snay   6372   Sun   12.0 21.0 18.0 51
17 8099   Bill Farrar   Tom Nunez   8099   Sun   19.0 18.0 15.0 52
18 7315   Peter Pike   Bill Pike   7315   Sun   23.0 17.0 13.0 53
19 7100   Blackie Tilson   Kip Murray   7100   Sun   9.0 25.0 [DNS] 20.0 54
20 6756   Fotis Boliakis   Apostolos Koutoulas   6756   CLIS   25.0 [DNS] 10.0 19.0 54.0001
21 7192   Nat Cook   Doug Wiggin   7192   Sun   14.0 15.0 25.0 [DNF] 54.0002
22 6979   Joe Goodnough   Bruce Pariseau   6979   Sun   15.0 19.0 22.0 56
23 7088   Jay Ogilvy   Greg Meyer   7088   Sun   21.0 20.0 21.0 62
24 8152   Donald Grey   Emil Karlovsky   8152   Mid   17.0 22.0 25.0 [DNF] 64

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