District 20  Regatta Report

Sat Feb 12th, 2005 through Sun Feb 13th, 2005

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2005 ZAG Masters Regatta

 

THE 20th ANNIVERSARY ZAG
by Harry Walker

Twenty years ago Frank Zagarino, Ding Schoonmaker and I were talking about the "good old days" and Frank proposed that we have a Masters’ Regatta to help keep us all together and still sailing. The result was the first Masters’ Regatta which was held on February 23 – 24, 1985. There were 12 boats in the first Masters’ and it has progressed until now when we have a regatta with 35-40 boats and representatives from several nations. There were 5 countries this year and for only a three race series.

As the years went by we used to have the party at the Zagarino’s home and at first it was primarily Louan who put it on. Soon others began to bring food and drink and it became like a church potluck supper.

For the last few years it has grown to a size where, though still hosted by the Zagarinos, there have been caterers and bartenders. However it has almost always been at the Zagarinos and hosted by Louan with a little help from a small group of us.

This year the Founder, Zag, has been very ill and there was no way Louan could handle it so the Biscayne Bay Star Fleet and the Coral Reef Yacht Club (again with a little outside help) put on the dinner at the Club, and after 8 hours on the water Saturday the guys were ravenous.

The first two races were held Saturday with the PRO Rich Raymond and his committee doing an outstanding job.

We got off in about 4 miles of wind, which freshened, but not by much. The course was #4 and Hans Fogh / David Caesar sailing Arthur Anosov’s boat got into the lead and held on. There were some fairly big shifts but Hans kept on top of them. He was followed by Andy Macdonald and third went to Thomas Mueller. That first race went off with only individual recall guns.

The second race, which started after a general recall and then a black flag, got off in a slightly building breeze but only enough for the lighter crews to hike.

From our position back in the fleet we could see that Jock Kolhaus / Richard Zirkle had jumped out to a several hundred yard lead. The race was a course 3 with an upwind finish. Again Andy Mac was 2nd and Thomas Mueller third.

The breeze died about 5:30 PM and we all were happy to get towed in.

At that point Andy led the regatta with Thomas Mueller second. It should be noted that two Rock Stars were crewing in top two boats: Austin Sperry and Mark Pickel.

A great happy hour was held on the Coral Reef deck and a superb dinner followed for all involved.

Sunday showed us a glassy bay at 10 AM but Rich had us on the water. There was just enough breeze to get to the starting area. At 11:10 a SE sea breeze came in and in 5 minutes we had 10 knots from about a 115 heading.

Again a course 4 and we got off to a clean start. Augie Diaz / Bob Schofield took this one and never looked back after a start that shortly featured a 5 degree favorable shift. Mueller / Pickel took second, and in doing so took the Masters Series.

Louan Zagarino gave out the prizes and gave a report on Frank who, unfortunately, had to be taken back to the hospital the night before.

Mueller and Pickel took first with Macdonald / Sperry in second and Hans Fogh / David Cesar third.

In the Grand Masters division (60 and up) Hans Fogh was first and ever fast John Sherwood and Bert Collins were second.

The Exalted Grand Master winner (70 and up) was Harry Walker / Arthur Anosov. They were 16th in the series. The Very Super Senior Winner (80 and up) was Dr Emil Karlofsky with veteran crew Chris Rodgers. Emil sailed a fine series, finishing 26th, and will be 90 years old this year.

Lastly the long sleeved shirts we received bear the logo and the title The Zag Regatta. That is as it should be, for Zag was its papa and Louan has been the mother hen who has made us all so welcomed.

The weather was perfect and a great time was had by all.


Star
Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 Total
1 8129   Thomas Mueller   Marc Pickel   8129     3.0 3.0 2.0 8
2 8162   Andy Macdonald   Austin Sperry   8162     2.0 2.0 5.0 9
3 7775   Hans Fogh   David Caesar   7775     1.0 7.0 9.0 17
4 7988   Bill Mauk   Brad Nichol   7988     5.0 6.0 8.0 19
5 8045   Augie Diaz   Bob Schofield   8045     14.0 5.0 1.0 20
6 8177   Magnus Liljedahl   Karl Anderson   8177     16.0 4.0 7.0 27
7 8043   Jock Kohlhas   Richard Zirkle   8043     24.0 1.0 4.0 29
8 8112   J Joseph Bainton   Peter Bromby   8112     4.0 9.0 17.0 30
9 8063   John Sherwood   Bert Collins   8063     11.0 10.0 13.0 34
10 7601   Michael Hicks   David Munge   7601     8.0 24.0 3.0 35
11 7939   Elliott Oldak   Will Wagner   7939     20.0 13.0 6.0 39
12 7715   William G Swigart   Carroll McCallum   7715     6.0 11.0 23.0 40
13 7639   Sam Rouse   John Wolff   7639     9.0 8.0 27.0 44
14 7732   Gary Mac Donald   Rob Bowers   7732     13.0 12.0 22.0 47
15 7369   Steve Haarstick   Todd Schumacher   7369     25.0 14.0 12.0 51
16 8000   Harry Walker   Arthur Anosov   8000     21.0 21.0 10.0 52
17 8083   John Chiarella   Bob Carlson   8083     18.0 25.0 11.0 54
18 7626   Bob Anderson   Larry Scott   7626     10.0 16.0 30.0 56
19 8068   De La Villehuchet   Ronan   8068     12.0 31.0 14.0 57
20 8175   Jim Babel   Bill Hawk   8175     7.0 26.0 26.0 59
21 7567   Davis Buckley   Aaron Serinis   7567     15.0 27.0 18.0 60
22 8189   Bill Fields   Darrell Hiatt   8189     19.0 22.0 21.0 62
23 8038   John Vanderhoff   Rowan Perkins   8038     22.0 23.0 19.0 64
24 7879   Bill Nutzel   Kevin Murphy   7879     34.0 19.0 15.0 68
25 7228   Joe Zambella   Joe Zambella   7228     31.0 17.0 24.0 72
26 7554   Emil Karlovsky   Chris Rogers   7554     38.0 [DNS] 20.0 16.0 74
27 7964   Charles F Kohlerman III   Charles F Kohlerman IV   7964     27.0 15.0 33.0 75
28 7450   Stefan Lehnert   Peter Menning   7450     23.0 30.0 25.0 78
29 7434   Bill Parks   Clark Anderson   7434     17.0 34.0 28.0 79
30 7521   Robert Van Wagnen   Erick Beckwith   7521     33.0 18.0 32.0 83
31 8080   Nelson Stephenson   Roger Sharp   8080     30.0 33.0 20.0 83.0001
32 7934   Karl Von Schwarz   Rich Wharton   7934     28.0 28.0 37.0 93
33 8015   Tom Londrigan   Mike Londrigan   8015     29.0 35.0 29.0 93.0001
34 7202   John Richardson   Jay Richardsona   7202     26.0 37.0 35.0 98
35 7802   Jack Button   John Button   7802     38.0 [DNS] 29.0 31.0 98.0001
36 7631   Paul Erickson   Mike Marzhal   7631     35.0 32.0 34.0 101
37 7193   William Joyce   Thomas Berger   7193     32.0 36.0 36.0 104

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