District 5  Regatta Report

Fri Mar 18th, 2005 through Sun Mar 20th, 2005

At the start - photo by Jan Walker

At the start - photo by Jan Walker

ABYC Olympic Classes Regatta

 

Report by Jan Walker.

Six Stars turned out for the three-day OCR regatta held March 18-20 at the Alamitos Bay Yacht Club in Long Beach, CA. The Stars correctly divined that no winds would blow fair on Friday the 18th; they pulled in after racing had been cancelled for the day and set up for Saturday.

Saturday began with light and variable winds and threatening skies, much like a continuation of Friday. Since Stars can move in light air, the race committee gave the Stars a start while the rest of the classes drifted back and forth. Astonishingly, the wind held and the Stars finished that race in freshening air. Will Stout with Darell Hiatt won the first race, establishing a standard that would persist.

The RC sent them back out for four more races, along with the other three fleets (Finns, Lasers, Laser Radials). The shifty winds and substantial swells made for an interesting day.

Sunday saw continued heavy seas and chop; the winds increased to 18-20 with stronger gusts. The conditions challenged the teams' conditioning, with wild rides downwind. Chuck Driscoll and Jim Oberg (USA 7570) had an unfortunate dismasting at the final leeward mark in the second race. The fleet voted with their "feet" after the third race and left the wild planing in a final race to the other classes.


Star
Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total
1 8067   Will Stout   Darell Hiatt   8067     1.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 9
2 7631   Erik Lidecis   Michael Marzahl   7631     3.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 13
3 7570   Chuck Driscoll   Jim Oberg   7570     2.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 4.0 7.0 [DNC] 7.0 [DNC] 25
4 7836   Rick Peters   Eric Monroe   7836     4.0 5.0 6.0 5.0 7.0 [DNC] 1.0 3.0 3.0 27
5 7838   Doug Stoele   Noel Young   7838     5.0 4.0 4.0 6.0 4.0 5.0 4.0 4.0 30
6 7710   Jory Westerheide   Jim Alexander   7710     6.0 6.0 5.0 4.0 5.0 6.0 5.0 7.0 [DNC] 37

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