District 20  Regatta Report

Sat Feb 11th, 2017 through Sun Feb 12th, 2017

2017 Levin Memorial

 

Report by Paul Cayard:

Three races were held Saturday on Biscayne Bay for the Star class. A relatively large fleet of 33 boats were on the race track this morning ready to take on the mild easterly winds.

I am sailing with my son Danny this weekend. Yesterday I flew to Miami from Bermuda where I spent the week visiting my daughter Allie; so I just have to say it, I am having a GREAT week!

Danny and I started the weekend off the way you dream of; winning the first race. We were first to the first mark but it was back and forth the whole race and were only recaptured the lead from Whipple/Sperry in the last 100 meters.

In race two, we had another good start and played the shifts well to finish second to Andy MacDonald and Brad Nichol who had a great day with a 5, 1, 2.

In the third race, I got a bad start but we dug our way out to round the first mark about 6th. The wind was light and fickle, perfect for Danny and I being 50 pounds light. We managed to pass two boats and finish 4th. George Szabo sailed well to win that one.

At the end of day one, Danny and I are leading. It is tight though. The top three boats are separated by 2 points. As you can imagine, I could not be a happier father!

Sunday's forecast is 8-9 knots from the southeast. Perfect conditions for Pencil Neck Racing. (Fun name for being light)

Sunday: The wind had difficulty materializing this morning but we finally got one race going around 12:40 in 6 knots of wind from the southeast.

After yesterday’s results, things were tight at the top and with the fickle conditions today, anything could have happened.

Danny and I had a decent start and shortly after tacked to port to head right, in the middle of the fleet. The wind was fickle and dropping in strength as we neared the windward mark. We rounded about 7th with Augie Diaz in front of us. Augie blazed down the run as usual and rounded the gate with a big lead. At this point the regatta was his.

Racing in conditions like this is very challenging. It is not hard to get a few things wrong and find yourself back in the pack. We were very lucky as most everything we did this weekend turned to gold.

On the second windward leg, Augie and Arnie went to the right and Danny and I stayed a bit more to the left. This worked out for us and we passed Augie. Down the final run to the finish, Augie, again super fast, passed us to finish third but our 4th was all we needed to win the regatta. Gris Dolf and Luke Lawrence won the race with Larry Whipple and Austin Sperry in second.

I haven’t had this much enjoyment from sailing in a while. I experienced this when I raced with both Danny and Allie to Hawaii, twice. That was 10 years ago.

Next for me is IRC racing with the Beau Geste team in Australia at the end of the month.


Star
Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 4 Total
1 8506   Paul Cayard   Daniel Cayard   USA 8506   WSFB   1.0 2.0 4.0 4.0 11
2 DANILU   Augie Diaz   Arnis Baltins   USA 8509   BisB   3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 12
3 Rachel   Andrew Macdonald   Brad Nichol   USA 8250   NH   5.0 1.0 2.0 10.0 18
4 USA 8320   George Szabo   Roger Cheer   USA 8320   SDB   6.0 4.0 1.0 7.0 18.0001
5 Barakablue   Larry Whipple   Austin Sperry   USA 8484   BisB   2.0 11.0 8.0 2.0 23
6 8504   William Swigart   Brian Fatih   USA 8504   CLIS   7.0 7.0 5.0 9.0 28
7 8481   Tomas Hornos   Josh Revkin   USA 8481   BH   4.0 6.0 11.0 12.0 33
8 8000   Jud Smith   Arthur Anosov   USA 8000   BH   11.0 13.0 6.0 11.0 41
9 Pied Piper/National Marine   Jack Jennings   Frithjof Kleen   USA 8464   LS   23.0 5.0 13.0 6.0 47
10 8440   Jim Buckingham   Craig Moss   USA 8440   NH   10.0 8.0 17.0 16.0 51
11 Star 8498   Alberto Zanetti   Mark Strube   ARG 8498   OL   16.0 10.0 10.0 18.0 54
12 8493   Vasyl Gureyev   Oleg Tsypko   UKR 8493   Ukr   8.0 28.0 7.0 14.0 57
13 8401   Chris Dold   Luke Lawrence   USA 8401   BisB   34.0 [DNF] 16.0 9.0 1.0 60
14 8017   Bruce Long   Dave Martin   CAN 8017   WLOC   14.0 9.0 18.0 19.0 60.0001
15 Southern Star   Jerry Wendt   Bryan Milne   CAN 8272   WLOC   9.0 18.0 22.0 13.0 62
16 8518   Doug Smith   Brian O'Mahoney   USA 8518   SBC   15.0 17.0 14.0 17.0 63
17 7601 CAN   Terry Line   Larry Scott   CAN 7601   WLOC   12.0 14.0 15.0 24.0 65
18 8408   Kevin Mcneil   Magnus Liljedahl   USA 8408   AN   13.0 15.0 34.0 [BFD] 5.0 67
19 Dorothy   Jock Kohlhas   Jock Kohlhas   USA 8420   CLIS   21.0 26.0 23.0 15.0 85
20 8312   Tony Herrmann   Matt Herrmann   USA 8312   WLM   27.0 19.0 19.0 21.0 86
21 8302   Jason Veatch   Phil Toth   USA 8302     22.0 22.0 21.0 22.0 87
22 GRINCH   Bert Collins   Jake Doyle   USA 8063   AN   18.0 25.0 12.0 34.0 [DNS] 89
23 7887   John Hokanson   Avery Paul   CAN 7887   BisB   20.0 23.0 20.0 26.0 89.0001
24 Tess   Mike Phinney   Alex Baker   USA 8217   SLE   26.0 12.0 27.0 25.0 90
25 Star   Stuart Hebb   Mike Wolfs   CAN 8466   WLOC   17.0 34.0 [DNS] 34.0 [DNS] 8.0 93
26 8246   Shane Zwingelberg   Guy Avalon   USA 8246   AN   19.0 29.0 28.0 20.0 96
27 Goodfellas   Charles F Kohlermann IV   Richard Burgess   USA 8395   NCB   30.0 20.0 16.0 34.0 [DNS] 100
28 8148   Aaron Smith   Cory Ernst   USA 8148   Asp   29.0 24.0 24.0 27.0 104
29 USA 8507   James Revkin   Chad Easley   USA 8507   BH   25.0 27.0 31.0 23.0 106
30 8285   Erich Mones   Mariano Massa   ARG 8285   BisB   24.0 21.0 30.0 34.0 [DNS] 109
31 8271   Allan Cullen   James Hynes   CAN 8247   EB   31.0 30.0 25.0 28.0 114
32 Ruffian   Zachary Hansman   Arnd Glunde   AUS 7836   BisB   28.0 31.0 26.0 29.0 114
33 Spax   Sandy McAllister   Spencer McAllister   USA 7828   MES   32.0 32.0 29.0 30.0 123

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