Severn Sailing Association Spring Series

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Annapolis, May 8, 2016

It was another interesting weekend on the Chesapeake for the 2016 SSA Snipe Spring Series. 15 boats showed up for Saturday, many hoping to get in a few races before the North Americans in June. Your author was still driving to qualify for the Worlds in Vatican City only to learn that the month-old April Fool's joke only fooled him. Saturday turned into a lovely day for socializing as the wind never came in and we floated around until racing was called a little after 1PM.

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Anticipation was high coming into Sunday when forecasts called for a total blow-out. Seven boats bravely ventured out for two perfect races in 15-20 knots. A missing "G" flag on the race committee boat meant we had to sail windward-leeward courses in a building breeze leading to some close calls. Carol Cronin and Kim Couranz dominated the fleet in the challenging conditions finishing with two firsts. Bryan Fishback and Lorie Stout finished strong with two seconds while Eric Reinke and Meredith Krissoff won the tie-breaker for third with 8 points.

The race committee was fantastic and tried valiantly to squeeze one last triangle in before the wind really came on. The wind proved too much for the fleet and racing was called for the day. The sail home proved quite interesting with 20 knots of solid breeze and heaps of current right on the nose. Gusts up to 30 knots caused the fleet to rag sails all the way home to safety. As far as sailing in Annapolis goes, you could not have asked for a better day.

See you all at the North Americans at SSA, June 3 – 5. Please register early so we can plan properly for an amazing regatta!

Pos Sail Skipper Crew 1 2 Total
Points
Pos
1 30860 Carol Cronin Kim Couranz 1 1 2.00 1
2 28142 Bryan Fishback Lorie Stout 2 2 4.00 2
3 31357 Eric Reinke Meredith Krissoff 3 5 8.00 3
4 30391 Brett Davis Harrison Reisinger 4 4 8.00 4
5 30301 Chris Ryan Nicole Ryan 6 3 9.00 5
6 29044 Steve Pickel Sonya Smith 5 16/OCS 21.00 6
7 29782 Zachery Kelchner Lauren Schoene 16/DNC 6 22.00 7
8T 27734 Mark Fuhrmann Albert Kanney 16/DNC 16/DNC 32.00T 8T
8T 29016 Hal M. Whitacre Tammy Whitacre 16/DNC 16/DNC 32.00T 8T
8T 29645 Danielle Romme Josh Romme 16/DNC 16/DNC 32.00T 8T
8T 30510 Joe Hidalgo 16/DNC 16/DNC 32.00T 8T
8T 30552 Henry Filter 16/DNC 16/DNC 32.00T 8T
8T 30928 Chris Jankowski Emmy Jankowski 16/DNC 16/DNC 32.00T 8T
8T 31322 Todd Johnson Faye Ferguson 16/DNC 16/DNC 32.00T 8T
8T 32510 Alex Pline Lisa Pline 16/DNC 16/DNC 32.00T 8T
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