District 20  Regatta Report

Sat Nov 13th, 2004 through Sun Nov 14th, 2004

Schoonmaker Cup Regatta

 

Sixteen boats gathered to start off the Winter Season on Biscayne Bay. Unfortunately, Saturday began with little or no wind and after waiting about the R.C. called it a day. Of course, at that point the wind then decided to fill in. Jimmy Freeman commandeered a small boat and ran four short practice races for 7 of the boats which decided to stay out.

Sunday saw the wind come in at 15-20 kts., gusting to 30 in the last race. In the first race Mark Mendelblatt, the U.S. Laser representative at Athens, with Brian Fatih as crew, got holed by another boat and had to retire. However, during the practice races on Saturday Mark and Brian showed that they are going to be a force to be reckoned with. Aside from this mishap things went along relatively smoothly until the last leg of Race 2. Then, just after rounding the windward mark John Bainton and Will Christenson broached to weather and in the process John fell out of the boat. The boat then auto-gybed and the boom knocked Will out too. Since the boat was set up now to reach along on its own it headed off to Cay Biscayne. Fortunately just behind John and Will was Jock Kohlhas with Rick Burgess. They picked up John and Will and chased after the runaway boat. John and Will managed to get back on board their boat and finish the race. Jock and Rick were awarded YMP based on their place while rounding the last windward mark. If this was not excitement enough the final thing to happen is that closing on the finish line Chris Rogers and Bruce Hatfield plowed their bow into the water and lost the rig. They were able to coast across the line to 13th for the race. The series was won by Augie Diaz with Bob Schofield with a solid 1-2.


Star
Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 Total
1 8045   Augie Diaz   Bob Schofield   8045     1.0 2.0 3
2 8181   Larry Whipple   Mark Strube   8181     3.0 3.0 6
3 8087   Kevin Mcneil   Andrew Higgs   8087     2.0 7.0 9
4 8177   Karl Anderson   Magnus Liljedahl   8177     4.0 5.0 9.0001
5 8176   Steven Kelly   Bill Holowesko   8176     6.0 4.0 10
6 8043   Jock Kohlhas   Rick Burgess   8043     5.0 9.0 [YMP, DNF,MAN, 9.0] 14
7 8143   Brian Cramer   David Caesar   8143     9.0 6.0 15
8 8162   Andy Macdonald   Austin Sperry   8162     17.0 [DNF] 1.0 18
9 7471   John Baninton Jr   William Christenson   7471     7.0 12.0 19
10 7999   Tiani Hausen   Andre Alarcon   7999     11.0 8.0 19.0001
11 7677   Chris Rogers   Bruce Hatfield   7677     8.0 13.0 21
12 7964   Charles Kohlermann IV   Charles Kohlermann III   7964     12.0 9.0 21.0001
13 8112   J Joseph Bainton   Tod Raynor   8112     10.0 12.0 [YMP, DNF,MAN, 12.0] 22
14 7936   Steve Rubincam   Brad Nichol   7936     13.0 10.0 23
15 7934   Karl Vonschwarz   Rich Wharton   7934     14.0 11.0 25
16 8157   Mark Mendelblatt   Brian Fatih   8157     17.0 [DNF] 17.0 [DNS] 34

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