ISCYRA  Regatta Report

Tue May 23rd, 2006 through Fri May 26th, 2006

Winners John Dane and Austin Sperry, photo by Jan Walker

Winners John Dane and Austin Sperry, photo by Jan Walker

2006 Western Hemisphere Championship

 

Event photos by Jan Walker.

Results are below:

First race report:
The first day of racing for the Western Hemisphere Championship was under sunny skies but with a cold, gusty northwest wind of 15 knots with a temperature in the high 50s (F). The US Navy's "Blue Angels" jet acrobatic team were flying over the course practicing for the US Naval Academy's Commissioning Week (graduation) celebration.

The first race was a 2 mile, four leg windward-leeward course set at 325 and changed to 335 for the 2nd upwind leg. Dane/Sperry were first around the windward leg of the first leg after having stayed to the left side of the course, taking advantage of the lessening ebb current at the top of the leg. Following them were Reynolds/Haenel, O'Connell/Peel, Murray/Palfrey and Anosov/Caesar.

At the leeward gate, Dane/Sperry were still leading, Murray/Palfrey were 2nd, and O'Connell/Peel 3rd. Dane/Sperry played the middle left of the course, but being rightish was paying this leg, and VanderMolen/Wolfs were first at the 2nd windward mark. Following them were Murray/Palfrey, Reynolds/Haenel, Dane/Sperry and Conde/Hunn. This order held to the finish, except with Reynolds/Haenel and Dane/Sperry exchanging places and Cramer/Bjorn taking 5th ahead of Conde/Hunn.

The second race brought lighter, but still gusty winds with larger shifts up to 45 degrees.

Day Two:
Racing was delayed due to light winds. One race was finally competed in the late afternoon. Winds finally settled in at 6-10 knots from the south after having clocked from the north during the long waiting period.

Day Three:
Warmer but cloudy with temperatures in the mid 60sF. The wind slowly built from the south and at noon there was 15 knots. The first race of the day was won by Rick Merriman/Rick Peters, followed by Andy MacDonald/Brian Fatih and George Szabo/Eric Monroe for a southern California sweep of the top three.

In the 2nd race the southern California contingent continued strong with Mark Reynolds/Hal Haenel winning the race and Erik Lidecis/Michael Marzahl finishing 2nd. John Dane/Austin Sperry were third and are tied with Reynolds/Haenel for first overall in the regatta. Just one point back is Australia's Iain Murray/Andrew Palfrey.

Last day:
The fleet had to wait until early afternoon for the wind to show up from the south at 12-14 knots. John Dane and Austin Sperry, with their 6th in the race, won the Western Hemisphere Championship followed by Mark Reynolds/Hal Haenel in 2nd and George Szabo/Eric Monroe in 3rd.

Winning the final race (their 2nd first place in the regatta) were Rick Merriman/Rick Peters, followed by George Szabo/Eric Monroe and Argentina's Fabian MacGowan/Frederico Engelhard.


Star
Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
1 Zoom Zoom   John Dane   Austin Sperry   USA 8230   3.0 13.0 3.0 5.0 3.0 6.0 20
2 Kaenon   Mark Reynolds   Hal Haenel   USA 8239   4.0 1.0 8.0 9.0 1.0 16.0 23
3 USA 8129   George Szabo   Eric Monroe   USA 8129   16.0 9.0 26.0 3.0 5.0 2.0 35
4 Max   Rick Merriman   Rick Peters   USA 8222   15.0 3.0 32.0 1.0 16.0 1.0 36
5 USA 8176   Erik Lidecis   Michael Marzahl   USA 8176   8.0 14.0 12.0 16.0 2.0 7.0 43
6 USA 7640   Arthur Anosov   David Caesar   USA 7640   9.0 7.0 11.0 24.0 4.0 12.0 43.0001
7 Remarc   Brian Cramer   Tyler Bjorn   CAN 8143   5.0 23.0 4.0 7.0 10.0 19.0 45
8 Erin   John Maccausland   Shane Zwingleberg   USA 8195   14.0 6.0 1.0 12.0 25.0 13.0 46
9 Rachel   Andy Macdonald   Brian Fatih   USA 8162   22.0 11.0 6.0 2.0 9.0 43.0 [DNC] 50
10 USA 8168   Jim Vander Molen   Mike Wolfs   USA 8168   1.0 10.0 2.0 14.0 24.0 43.0 [DNC] 51
11 IRL 8028   Maurice O'Connell   Ed Peel   IRL 8028   10.0 4.0 23.0 15.0 15.0 8.0 52
12 Tiger   Iain Murray   Andrew Palfrey   AUS 7836   2.0 2.0 38.0 4.0 7.0 43.0 [OCS] 53
13 ARG 8169   Alberto Zanetti   JP Engelhard   ARG 8169   24.0 17.0 13.0 8.0 13.0 9.0 60
14 Any Given Sunday   Henry Filter   Rodrigo Meireles   USA 8136   12.0 16.0 10.0 13.0 21.0 11.0 62
15 Zulu   Peter Conde   Andrew Hunn   AUS 8234   6.0 22.0 17.0 11.0 8.0 43.0 [OCS] 64
16 Olivia   Bill Allen   Brad Lichter   USA 8215   25.0 20.0 9.0 19.0 12.0 5.0 65
17 Light Brigade   Peter McChesney   Mike Jones   USA 7713   7.0 12.0 15.0 6.0 28.0 43.0 [DNC] 68
18 Star Express   Fabian MacGowan   Frederico Engelhard   ARG 7907   13.0 29.0 34.0 18.0 6.0 3.0 69
19 USA 8043   Jock Kohlhas   Richard Burgess   USA 8043   20.0 8.0 5.0 20.0 22.0 22.0 75
20 Two Sacks of Cement   Karl Anderson   Magnus Liljedahl   USA 8177   18.0 5.0 14.0 10.0 32.0 43.0 [OCS] 79
21 USA 7444   Aaron Serinis   Brian Wood   USA 7444   17.0 25.0 7.0 43.0 [OCS] 31.0 10.0 90
22 Team Poseidon   Guy Gurney   Roman Gotsulyak   USA 8080   19.0 21.0 30.0 21.0 20.0 12.0 [ZFP] 93
23 Pampero   Tomas Hornos   Luis Hornos   USA 7793   30.0 19.0 21.0 22.0 14.0 18.0 94
24 USA 7986   Hyde Perce   Darin Jensen   USA 7986   11.0 33.0 20.0 23.0 29.0 15.0 98
25 AUS 8101   Michael Jones   Simon Reffold   AUS 8101   32.0 26.0 33.0 25.0 19.0 25.0 [ZFP] 127
26 Wild Thing   Bob Oberg   Mark Penny   USA 8131   23.0 24.0 27.0 43.0 [OCS] 11.0 43.0 [OCS] 128
27 USA 8038   John Vanderhoff   Rowan Perkins   USA 8038   27.0 35.0 18.0 32.0 17.0 43.0 [OCS] 129
28 Dangerous   Bill Culberson   Buddy Clark   USA 8128   26.0 27.0 28.0 37.0 43.0 [DNC] 14.0 132
29 Ciao Bella   William Swigart   Carroll Beek   USA 7715   41.0 18.0 25.0 29.0 37.0 23.0 132
30 USA 8095   Gunti Weissenberger   Chris Brown   USA 8095   34.0 32.0 36.0 17.0 18.0 32.0 [ZFP] 133
31 USA 7370   Rob Emmet   Tim Hotchkiss   USA 7370   21.0 28.0 31.0 26.0 43.0 [DNC] 28.0 134
32 USA 7072   Matt Beck   John Boone   USA 7072   36.0 34.0 16.0 27.0 33.0 27.0 137
33 ARG 7976   Martin Pendola   Ariel Simonet   ARG 7976   31.0 37.0 24.0 30.0 23.0 34.0 [ZFP] 142
34 Ice Blue   Barbara Beigel-Vosbury   Chris Hamilton   USA 7425   28.0 39.0 35.0 36.0 26.0 20.0 145
35 Cover Girl Star   Karen Alt   C Eric Wagner   USA 7786   37.0 30.0 19.0 39.0 35.0 25.0 146
36 Grinch   Bert Collins   Matt Freeman   USA 8063   29.0 15.0 39.0 31.0 36.0 43.0 [DNF] 150
37 Sonya   John Chiarella   Bob Carlson   USA 8083   33.0 31.0 40.0 35.0 38.0 21.0 158
38 Touch of Grey   John Lecourt   Joe Krolak   USA 7681   35.0 40.0 29.0 38.0 27.0 29.0 158
39 USA 7497   Kris Wilson   Ben Fransen   USA 7497   40.0 38.0 41.0 28.0 30.0 30.0 166
40 Tamburicci   Antonio Tamburini   Renzo Ricci   ITA 8183   38.0 36.0 22.0 33.0 43.0 [OCS] 43.0 [OCS] 172
41 Hurrying Angel   Dan North   Chris Hardin   USA 7162   42.0 42.0 42.0 34.0 34.0 43.0 [DNC] 194
42 USA 7934   Karl Von Schwarz   Seth Mininger   USA 7934   39.0 41.0 37.0 43.0 [DNC] 43.0 [DNC] 43.0 [DNC] 203

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