District 20  Regatta Report

Sat Jan 10th, 2004 through Sun Jan 11th, 2004

Regatta Base

2004 Levin Memorial

 

Report by Harry Walker - Saturday:
What used to be a sleepy sail in the sun for perhaps 20 boats turned, this year, into a major regatta. 52 boats registered; 6 Gold Stars; 10 nations represented; a bevy of Silver Stars; and plenty of wind. The event was again hosted by Coral Reef Yacht Club.

The first race of the day was set as course 4 by Rich Raymond, the experienced and well-respected PRO who handles many of the major Star events at the club. Winds were as predicted ranging from 16-18 from the northwest and osculating perhaps 10 degrees. Rich is known for getting the show going on time and today was no exception. The line was good with a slight pin end bias and the start got away with four boats called over early. These included Reynolds, Cayard, McDonald, Campbell and Mark Pickel.

50 boats had checked in but, after the thrash to weather, only 42 turned the mark. The finish, in a building breeze , saw only 39 finishing, the others having retired.

George Szabo with Mark Strube crewing, led all the way until the last leg where Ian Percy and Steve Mitchell nailed them by a few yards having, as George put it, "sailed an awesome downwind leg". Howard Shiebler came third.

The second race, again course 4, was sailed immediately after the last boat finished race one. At the start the wind was about 18 but was up and down during the race, dropping to 12 at one point. It was a clean start except for the Irish skipper Max Treacy who got pushed over the line by his fellow countryman Mark Mansfield.

Racing was tight and at just prior to the first mark two of the leaders collided causing both to retire.

At the finish, which was a nail biter with Howard Shiebler nipping Ian Percy by a foot or two, we saw Freddy Lööf come third and Peter Bromby fourth.

Only 36 boats finished as, again, there were several DNFs because of rigging failure.

The end of the day saw World’s Champion Percy with a slim lead over Shiebler.

Rick Peters hosted a Star Party at his residence that drew most of the contestants.

Sunday, January 11
Race 3: Howard Shiebler won today in the one course 3 race they sailed. Merriman was second and Ian Percy third.

Mark Pickel lost his rig when he dipped his pole. Almost all the registered boats sailed except Szabo, of course, whose boat was so badly damaged yesterday. Wind was reported at 15-18 from the northwest with lumpy conditions. Bright sunshine made for a more pleasant day on the Bay.

This gives Shiebler first with Ian Percy second.


Star
Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 Total
1 8077   Howie Shiebler   Will Stout   8077     3.0 1.0 1.0 5
2 8025   Iain Percy   Steve Mitchell   8025     1.0 2.0 3.0 6
3 8141   Fredrik Loof   Anders Ekstrom   8141     6.0 3.0 6.0 15
4 8110   Mark Mansfield   Killian Collins   8110     4.0 5.0 9.0 18
5 7988   Peter Bromby   Lee White   7988     5.0 4.0 11.0 20
6 8082   Rick Merriman   Bill Bennett   8082     17.0 6.0 2.0 25
7 8085   Flavio Marazzi   Enrico De Maria   8085     13.0 11.0 4.0 28
8 8169   Rohan Lord   Andrew Taylor   8169     8.0 10.0 13.0 31
9 8028   Mark Neeleman   Peter Van Niekerk   8028     10.0 14.0 8.0 32
10 8168   Ross Macdonald   Mike Wolfs   8168     11.0 12.0 15.0 38
11 8061   Andy Lovell   Magnus Liljedahl   8061     9.0 18.0 16.0 43
12 8045   Augie Diaz   Hal Haenel   8045     15.0 8.0 23.0 46
13 8059   Peter Vessella   Brian Fatih   8059     19.0 9.0 20.0 48
14 8181   Larry Whipple   Darin Jensen   8181     7.0 23.0 21.0 51
15 7995   George Szabo   Mark Strube   7995     2.0 5.0 [RDG/5.0, 5.0] 53.0 [DNS] 60
16 8073   Mark Dahlberg   Ville Kukki   8073     18.0 26.0 19.0 63
17 7986   Bill Allen   Bruce Hatfield   7986     26.0 16.0 26.0 68
18 8087   Kevin Mc Neil   Kevin Murphy   8087     22.0 20.0 28.0 70
19 7952   Ben Cesare   Serge Leonidov   7952     16.0 7.0 53.0 [DNF] 76
20 8177   Terry Hutchinson   Andrew Scott   8177     14.0 53.0 [DNF] 14.0 81
21 7592   Karl Anderson   Ezra Culver   7592     24.0 27.0 30.0 81.0001
22 818   Tony Rey   Doug Brophy   818     23.0 53.0 [DNF] 7.0 83
23 8162   Andy Macdonald   Austin Sperry   8162     53.0 [OCS] 13.0 18.0 84
24 7802   James Freeman   Rick Burgess   7802     28.0 28.0 29.0 85
25 8163   Eric Doyle   Brian Sharp   8163     53.0 [DNF] 21.0 12.0 86
26 7793   Brian Cramer   Eric Monroe   7793     29.0 30.0 27.0 86.0001
27 8158   Maxwell Treacy   Anthony Shanks   8158     12.0 53.0 [OCS] 22.0 87
28 80   Jock Kohlhas   Cristel Gruenwald   80     33.0 31.0 25.0 89
29 8068   Terry Delavillehuchet   Dan Ronan   8068     25.0 33.0 31.0 89.0001
30 8024   Bill Culberson   Stephen Murray   8024     31.0 25.0 33.0 89.0002
31 7626   Jim Beatty   Rob Emery   7626     21.0 17.0 53.0 [DNF] 91
32 7832   John Dane III   Rick Peters   7832     53.0 [DNF] 22.0 17.0 92
33 8094   Jali Makila   Eki Heinonen   8094     20.0 19.0 53.0 [DNF] 92.0001
34 8136   Argyle Campbell   Dmitriy Yakovenko   8136     53.0 [OCS] 24.0 24.0 101
35 7465   Fotis Boliakis   Michael Marzahl   7465     27.0 29.0 53.0 [DNF] 109
36 8101   Nicklas Holm   Claus Olesen   8101     53.0 [DNF] 53.0 [DNS] 5.0 111
37 8129   Mark Reynolds   Steve Erkkson   8129     53.0 [OCS] 53.0 [DNF] 10.0 116
38 7999   Tiani Hausen   Bruno Miranda   7999     32.0 32.0 53.0 [DNF] 117
39 8140   Marc Pickel   Ingo Borkowski   8140     53.0 [OCS] 15.0 53.0 [DNF] 121
40 7970   Sara Hopkins   John Jenkins   7970     34.0 34.0 53.0 [DNF] 121
41 8080   Nelson Stephenson   Brian Wood   8080     30.0 53.0 [DNF] 53.0 [DNF] 136
42 8113   Gunti Weissenberger   Chris Brown   8113     53.0 [DNF] 53.0 [DNS] 32.0 138
43 7640   Arthur Anosov   Peter Carson   7640     53.0 [DNF] 53.0 [DNS] 53.0 [DNF] 159
43 7964   Charles Kohlermann IV   Charles Kohlermann III   7964     53.0 [DNF] 53.0 [DNS] 53.0 [DNF] 159
43 7425   Barbara Vosbury   Trapper Lippincott   7425     53.0 [DNF] 53.0 [DNS] 53.0 [DNF] 159
43 7370   Rob Emmet   Arnis Baltins   7370     53.0 [DNC] 53.0 [DNC] 53.0 [DNF] 159
43 8159   Paul Cayard   Phil Trinter   8159     53.0 [OCS] 53.0 [DNF] 53.0 [DNF] 159
43 7202   John Richardson   Jay Richardson   7202     53.0 [DNF] 53.0 [DNS] 53.0 [DNF] 159
43 7911   John Fox   Nancy Fox   7911     53.0 [DNF] 53.0 [DNS] 53.0 [DNF] 159
43 7993   J Joseph Bainton   Chris Rogers   7993     53.0 [DNF] 53.0 [DNS] 53.0 [DNS] 159
43 7934   Karl Vonschwarz   Rich Wharton   7934     53.0 [DNF] 53.0 [DNS] 53.0 [DNF] 159
43 7434   Bill Parks   Clark Anderson   7434     53.0 [DNF] 53.0 [DNS] 53.0 [DNF] 159

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