District 1  Regatta Report

Fri Jul 9th, 2004 through Sun Jul 11th, 2004

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2004 1st District Championship

 

Ben Cesare and Patrick Bodden Win the 2004 First District Blue Star

Twenty-two boats from all of the active 1st District fleets showed up a Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club to participate in the 2004 Combined First District Blue Star /Green Star event. The host fleet, Huntington Bay Star Fleet, worked with Seawanhaka and their in-coming commodore Bruce Cook to put on a good regatta.

Bruce Cook, as PRO, ran good regulation Star Class courses on the two days races could be run. Friday dawned with a cold front going through the area bringing with it a refreshing breeze. The first race was run in conditions of a fairly steep chop. Ben Cesare and Patrick Bodden proved up to the task and won the race, with Joe Bainton with visitor Chris Rogers from the southland coming in second and Bill Watson with Roger Sharp coming in third. The conditions for the second race abated somewhat and the combination of Bainton / Rogers were able to carry the race, with Peter Cusick / Sergey Leonidov coming in second and Nelson Stephenson / Guy Gurney coming in third.

Saturday seemed to begin with a moderate breeze and the first race began in hiking conditions. However as the race progressed the wind lightened and the final run began to become excruciating. Ben Cesare and Patrick Bodden again showed the way, followed by Peter Cusick and Sergey Leonidov. Race organizer George Kalfa, with Chris Arleo came in third. The race committee tried to get a fourth race off but as the fleet approached to first windward mark the committee decided that there was no way this race was going to happen and blew it off.

Sunday dawned with little wind and after a long wait the race committee called it a day. The regatta thus ended as being a three-race series, with Ben Cesare and Patrick Bodden winning the Blue Star and Steve Braverman and Ron Rezac winning the Green Star. See the result sheet below for the final standings.

Special thanks to the Huntington Bay Star Fleet, and George Kalfa and Larry Cole in particular, for getting the Seawanhaka Yacht Club to host the 2004 First District Championship and to in-coming Commodore Bruce Cook for running excellent races and generally making the Star Class members feel welcomed at Seawanhaka.


Star
Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 Total
1 Kimmar   Ben Cesare   Patrick Bodden   7952   Mid   1.0 5.0 1.0 7
2 Mona Lisa   Peter Cusick   Serge Leonidov   7951   Mid   4.0 2.0 2.0 8
3 Junkyard Dog   Joe Bainton   Chris Rogers   7993   NB   2.0 1.0 7.0 10
4 Don't Look Back   Steve Braverman   Ron Rezac   8052   BH   6.0 4.0 8.0 18
5 Catherine   Carlos Rivero   Clifton Webb   7650   BH   12.0 9.0 5.0 26
6 Bold   Nelson Stephenson   Guy Gurney   8080   CLIS   5.0 3.0 19.0 27
7 Ingrid Ekholm   Richard Gordon   Desmond Walsh   7604   CLIS   7.0 10.0 11.0 28
8 Wet Dream   Larry Cole   Bob Pluchino   6687   HB   15.0 13.0 4.0 32
9 Ciao Bella   William `Swigart   Carroll McCallum   7715   CLIS   10.0 16.0 6.0 32.0001
10 Telluride   Jack Button   Chris Batchelor   7565   Mid   11.0 6.0 15.0 32.0002
11 7465   Fotis Boliakis   Duncan Birch   7465   CLIS   9.0 8.0 17.0 34
12 Greek Navy   George Kalfa   Chris Arleo   7475   HB   21.0 11.0 3.0 35
13 Serendipity   Bill Watson   Roger Sharp   8007   CLIS   3.0 23.0 [DNF] 10.0 36
14 Bel Ami   Thorsten Cook   Mike Young   7959   CLIS   16.0 12.0 9.0 37
15 Phoenix   Scott Rosen   David Timberlake   7101   BH   13.0 15.0 12.0 40
16 Klaudine   Thierry De La Villehuchet   Dan Ronan   8068   Mid   17.0 7.0 21.0 45
17 Impromptu   David Bolles   Alejandra Bolles   8035   Mid   19.0 14.0 14.0 47
18 Ranger III   Russ Brooks   Mike Donohoe   7504   HB   18.0 17.0 13.0 48
19 7371   Steve Andrews   Ailene Rogers   7371   HB   14.0 18.0 20.0 52
20 Rosebud Cafe   Jake Fiumara   Will Christenson   7817   CA   8.0 23.0 [DNF] 23.0 [DNC] 54
21 Chuckle   Robert Black   Boguslaw Woytulewski   603   HB   20.0 19.0 18.0 57
22 Trojka   Emil Karlovsky   Todd Raynor   7554   Mid   23.0 [DNC] 23.0 [DNC] 16.0 62

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