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Trofeu Duran

Sunday, 20 May 2018 21:00

Palma de Mallorca, Spain, May 20, 2018. Final results after 6 races (1 discard)

(Photo courtesy of Laura Gonzales Guerra)

1. ESP Victor Perez Campos & Dries Crombe, 5

2. ESP Pablo Balague Huguet & Fonso Comar Marti, 11

3. ARG Miguel Costa & Arturo Madero Carreras, 16

... full results ...

Espergaerde, Denmark, May 20, 2018. Results after 4 races (1 discard). The Championship end tomorrow.

1. NOR Kristoffer Spone & Fabian Spone, 4

2. BEL Manu Hens & Maj Kristin Hansen Borgen, 10

3. NOR Anette Melsom Myhre & Janett Krefting, 12

4. NOR Reidar Berthelsen & Andreas Hjorteset, 14

5. BEL Yannick Laumans & Dirk De Bock, 19

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Ron Payne Memorial Regatta

Sunday, 20 May 2018 17:10

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, May 19, 2018. Final results after 4 races

1. Augie Diaz & Kathleen Tocke, 8

2. Ernesto Rodriguez & Alex Sidi, 10

3. Peter Commette & Connie Commette, 11

By Connie Commette

Wow! What a day!

It was wild and crazy for all of us out in the ocean. Even with huge waves, pouring rain and the wind picking up to 30+ knots, the RC and sailors tried their best to have a race.... but mother nature was stronger and races were postponed. All so anxious and eager to sail, but the RC had no choice but to send us in with only one bent mast and some bruised egos after several capsizes. Fortunately, we were able to get in 4 good races in the protected Intracoastal Waterway right off the LYC dock. Augie Diaz and Kathleen Tocke got the band back together and beat us all. Ernesto Rodriquez and new crew Alex Sidi were second; Peter and Connie Commette were third.

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#9753 "Texan III"

Friday, 18 May 2018 18:50

This is a photo of Harold Gilreath's fiberglass Lofland Snipe #9753 "Texan III", built in 1954 after SCIRA adopted specifications for fiberglass Snipes.

This is the first "official" (measured) fiberglass Snipe.

Photo from Gilreath family photo albums, courtesy of Hal Gilreath Jr. His Dad Harold Gilreath was 1956 SCIRA Commodore.

This boat was the first production fiberglass Snipe constructed by Francis Lofland (Lofland Co. - later Lofland Sail-Craft Inc., Wichta Kansas USA) with technical assistance and advice by Ted Wells and Harold Gilreath.

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