ISCYRA  Regatta Report

Sun May 18th, 2008 through Fri May 23rd, 2008

Rick Merriman and Phil Trinter

Rick Merriman and Phil Trinter

2008 Western Hemisphere Championship

 

Event photos by David B. Furber

Results of six races sailed on May 20-22 at Seneca Yacht Club, Geneva, New York, USA.

Reports by Rick Burgess:
May 19: Tune up race was cancelled due to heavy wind. Seneca Yacht Club was ready, the competitors were ready but mother nature threw us a double whammy, 25 mph wind and 50 degree temps. The RC wisely left us on the shore to enjoy a warm fire, great sandwiches and of course plenty of story telling.

George Szabo came up with the line of the day "Rick Burrrrrrrrgess".

May 21:
Day two and it was a chilly day but the sailors were in the water and ready to sail. The wind was right out of the west which on Seneca Lake means the wind can and did get a little shifty. In the end of the day it was George Sazbo and Rick Peters winning the day with two firsts and a 2nd.

Jack Lynch and his crew did an outstanding job of getting us started on time and that meant we were back at the club and into warm clothing. Of course there was hot soup and chile for all to that the edge off until the mid week dinner. It seams that most of the sailors are enjoying our little piece of heaven.


May 22 - races 5 and 6:
Well we got in 2 races today and in the end it was Rick Merryman & Phil Trinter winning the day with a 1 & a 3. We spent 2 hours on shore in the morning as the weather was chilly and rainy, but once we went out it was as they say "all good". The local wind gods seem to want to make it interesting with a west wind again, but the lead boats always seem to figure how to make the most of each shift. Rick and Phil sailing John MacCausland's 8295 won the first race leading from start to finish and Mark Reynolds and John Wulff sailing Sam Rouse's 8231 won the second wire to wire.

So we go into the last day on schedule and I am hoping that the wind cooperates so we have all 8 races in which to crown our Western Hemisphere Spring Champion at the end of the day.

Just a couple of quick notes, Jack Lynch was called on to handle the PRO duties as Scott Ikle developed a virus 3 days before the event was to start that put him in the hospital. Jack has done a fantastic job and I want to thank him and his entire crew for all their great work this week. I also need to thank all of the members of the Seneca Lake Yacht Club for all of their hard work. Every morning the sailors are greeted to a wonderful breakfast, and after each day one of our major sponsors thought that since it has been a bit chilly they would serve hot soup and chili to all. Of course there are two refrigerators full of water and soda for the taking. So thank you Wegmans, Geneva Beverage, Ramada Inn of Geneva, Red Jacket Orchards, and all of the rest of our sponsors. Oh yes today, Rums of Puerto Rico and Phil Marks hosted a Rum and Cheese party as well as soup and chili.

May 23 - races 7 and 8:
Seneca Lake showed a little sunshine today as we left the dock to sail the final two races. Rick Merryman and Phil Trinter did an outstanding job in winning.

Our little club showed that a small club can and did run if I say so myself a fantastic regatta.

In my other reports I have praised our race committee, but have forgotten to mention all of the help the Hobart/William Smith sailing team did to assist Jack Lynch in running the races each day.

So in conclusion, for those who came and sailed I think it is safe to say all had fun and for those who opted not to come well you missed a really good Western Hemisphere Championship.


Star
Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total
1 USA 8362   Rick Merriman   Phil Trinter   USA 8362   4.0 8.0 25.0 5.0 1.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 26
2 USA 8264   Peter McChesney   Shane Zwingelberg   USA 8264   2.0 5.0 3.0 2.0 12.0 2.0 8.0 4.0 26.0001
3 USA 8195   John Maccausland   Guy Avellon   USA 8195   3.0 6.0 2.0 6.0 8.0 9.0 1.0 2.0 28
4 USA 8273   George Szabo   Rick Peters   USA 8273   21.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 5.0 47.0 [DNC] 4.0 1.0 35
5 USA 8320   Mark Reynolds   John Wulff   USA 8320   6.0 15.0 9.0 9.0 6.0 1.0 3.0 5.0 39
6 USA 8250   Andy McDonald   Brian Fatih   USA 8250   9.0 1.0 4.0 4.0 7.0 6.0 11.0 19.0 42
7 USA 8235   Larry Whipple   Mark Strube   USA 8235   18.0 7.0 5.0 3.0 3.0 12.0 9.0 6.0 45
8 SUI 8286   Henrik Dannesboe   Edward Morey   SUI 8286   1.0 16.0 7.0 11.0 4.0 21.0 5.0 8.0 52
9 UKR 8157   Arthur Anosov   Dave Caesar   UKR 8157   10.0 4.0 6.0 8.0 10.0 4.0 13.0 11.0 53
10 CAN 8143   Brian Cramer   Tyler Bjorn   CAN 8143   7.0 18.0 10.0 7.0 11.0 8.0 10.0 7.0 60
11 USA 8177   Jud Smith   Tyler Doyle   USA 8177   5.0 13.0 47.0 [DSQ] 10.0 9.0 7.0 6.0 13.0 63
12 USA 8215   Bill Allen   Dan White   USA 8215   11.0 3.0 8.0 22.0 14.0 10.0 16.0 15.0 77
13 USA 8269   Jock Kohlhas   Larry Scott   USA 8269   17.0 14.0 16.0 16.0 2.0 23.0 14.0 14.0 93
14 USA 8013   Rick Dhein   Clark Dhein   USA 8013   14.0 17.0 11.0 12.0 17.0 19.0 18.0 9.0 98
15 USA 7802   Tom Doran   David Parry   USA 7802   13.0 12.0 19.0 17.0 23.0 18.0 12.0 18.0 109
16 CAN 7626   Mark Passmore   Ivan Bunner   CAN 7626   15.0 10.0 15.0 21.0 20.0 16.0 17.0 21.0 114
17 USA 7824   Richard Burgess   Josh Amermily   USA 7824   22.0 24.0 18.0 23.0 13.0 5.0 15.0 22.0 118
18 USA 7463   Werner Holtze   Kurt Holtze   USA 7463   12.0 28.0 13.0 13.0 27.0 20.0 7.0 26.0 118
19 ARG 7777   Barbara Beigel-Vosbury   Kip Gardner   ARG 7777   27.0 30.0 12.0 14.0 19.0 11.0 19.0 17.0 119
20 USA 8038   John Vanderhoff   Rowan Perkins   USA 8038   19.0 21.0 17.0 18.0 16.0 17.0 21.0 12.0 120
21 USA 7369   Steve Haarstick   Rob Eberling   USA 7369   16.0 9.0 23.0 47.0 [DNC] 15.0 14.0 20.0 24.0 121
22 USA 7814   Keith Donald   Jim Pickering   USA 7814   25.0 25.0 26.0 15.0 18.0 15.0 25.0 10.0 133
23 USA 8279   Claude Bonanni   Federico Engelhard   USA 8279   8.0 20.0 28.0 25.0 21.0 13.0 22.0 27.0 136
24 USA 7265   Josh Phypers   Fritz Koopman   USA 7265   23.0 11.0 21.0 24.0 24.0 22.0 47.0 [OCS] 20.0 145
25 USA 7629   Ken Woods   Bill Paton   USA 7629   20.0 22.0 22.0 20.0 22.0 24.0 23.0 16.0 145
26 USA 8083   John Chiarella   Robert Carlson   USA 8083   26.0 27.0 29.0 26.0 26.0 25.0 26.0 23.0 179
27 USA 7127   Bob Westcott   Myron White   USA 7127   30.0 19.0 14.0 19.0 28.0 26.0 47.0 [OCS] 47.0 [DNF] 183
28 CAN 4985   John Finch   Jimmy Finch   CAN 4985   24.0 29.0 27.0 28.0 25.0 27.0 24.0 47.0 [DNF] 184
29 USA 7783   Thomas A White   Douglas Carey   USA 7783   31.0 32.0 24.0 33.0 29.0 28.0 30.0 28.0 202
30 CAN 6729   Vadim Panna   George Eerenberg   CAN 6729   35.0 31.0 32.0 30.0 32.0 31.0 29.0 29.0 214
31 USA 8086   Stu Miller   Jack Winthrop   USA 8086   34.0 47.0 [DNC] 30.0 31.0 30.0 29.0 31.0 47.0 [DNC] 232
32 USA 8217   Mike Phinney   Brad Balmert   USA 8217   29.0 26.0 31.0 27.0 47.0 [DNF] 47.0 [DNC] 27.0 47.0 [DNC] 234
33 USA 7015   Peter Brzechffa   Les Brzechffa   USA 7015   32.0 47.0 [DNC] 33.0 32.0 33.0 47.0 [DNC] 32.0 30.0 239
34 USA 8336   Bill Fields   Chris Rogers   USA 8336   28.0 23.0 20.0 29.0 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 241
35 USA 8099   Bill Farrar   Bill Gottling   USA 8099   33.0 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 31.0 30.0 28.0 25.0 241
36 USA 8245   Joe Zambella   Greg Dolan   USA 8245   47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 329
36 USA 8324   Todd Gay   Jesse Paulson   USA 8324   47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 329
36 USA 6868   Logan McReynolds   John Driscoll   USA 6868   47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 329
36 CAN 7111   Francis Fougere   Matthew Freeman   CAN 7111   47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 329
36 USA 8156   Andy Horton   Brad Nichol   USA 8156   47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 329
36 USA 8291   Jim Vandermolen   Jon Klerk   USA 8291   47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 329
36 USA 7611   Scott Pirie   Rick Rundle   USA 7611   47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 329
36 USA 8318   Jon Vandermolen   Steve Ticknor   USA 8318   47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 329
36 USA 6303   Bill Nutzell   Rick Rundle   USA 6303   47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 329
36 USA 8084   Bob Teitge   Darin Jensen   USA 8084   47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 329
36 USA 8222   Ed Gardner   Matt Freeman   USA 8222   47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 47.0 [DNC] 329

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