Carolyn Nute Regatta - Final

Monday, 02 November 2015 07:34

Mission Bay, October 31 - November 1, 2015.

Report by Seth Siegler and photo gallery (All the pics were taken by Judy Tillson http://www.judytillsonphotography.com)

San Diego has an interesting quirk where when the Santa Ana Winds rip through Socal (in some areas, at over 40 kts), it somehow results in extremely light and unstable breeze in Mission Bay. That's really saying something since for Mission Bay, 12 knots is normally considered "breezy".

But even with the Santa Ana's in the forecast, San Diego's fleet 495 dove headlong into one of the best regattas of the year: The Carolyn Nute Memorial Regatta. With 23 teams registered, they rigged up on Saturday with the breeze blowing lightly from "the wrong direction". But by the time the boats slipped off the sandy beach at Mission Bay Yacht Club, the breeze had turned around and filled in to a surprising 10+ knots. Things were looking up!


Carolyn Nute Regatta - Day 1

Sunday, 01 November 2015 09:46

Mission Bay, October 31, 2015. Results after 3 races

1. Dave Tillson & Emma Batcher, 9

2. Gene Ratliffe & Tami, 11

3. Chick Sinks & Katherine Bowman, 11

4. Bob Bowden & Gus Wirth, 19

5. Jesse McKnight & Daisy Holthus, 19

... full results ...

US Nationals - Final

Saturday, 15 August 2015 09:30

Mission Bay, August 10-14, 2015.

(photos courtesy of Bob Betancourt - Snipe USA)

Regatta report by Nikki Bruno

San Diego. Home of beautiful breeze, sunshine, swell, and the 2015 US Snipe Senior Nationals! Ok and lots of kelp too. Hosted this year by Mission Bay Yacht Club, the regatta had 43 entrants - with a couple of them deciding to join at the very last second, or leave before the last second...

The women, juniors, and special juniors had their turn on August 8th and 9th. Taking first at the women's nationals was Lisa and daughter Lexi Pline of Severn Sailing Association. Winning the Juniors was local Scotty Sinks and crew Greer Wattson. The top placing special junior was local Shane Tillson with father David, who won against his brother Cole by 3 points.

Monday, August 10th was the first of five days of racing for the Senior Nationals. The breeze hung around 7-8 knots for the day, shifting ten or so degrees around due west. A classic five-leg windward-leeward was the first course of choice, and continued to be for the rest of the regatta.


US Nationals - Day 4

Friday, 14 August 2015 07:21

Mission Bay, August 13, 2015. Results after 9 races, 2 discards

(Photo courtesy of Bob Betancourt - Snipe USA)

1. Raul Rios & Kara Voss, 13

2. Augie Diaz & Kathleen Tocke, 18

3. Jensen McTighe & Nikki Bruno, 20

4. Doug Hart & Jon Rogers, 27

5. David Tillson & Barb Tillson, 41

... full results ...

US Nationals - Day 2

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 07:26

Mission Bay, August 11, 2015. Results after 5 races

(Photo courtesy of Bob Betancourt - Snipe USA)

1. Raul Rios & Kara Voss, 9

2. Jensen McTighe & Nikki Bruno, 16

3. Augie Diaz & Kathleen Tocke, 21

4. Doug Hart & Jon Rogers, 34

5. Randy Lake & Maddy McGrath, 38

... full results ...

US Nationals - Day 1

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 07:21

Mission Bay, August 10, 2015. Results after 2 races

(Photo courtesy of Bob Bettancourt - USA Snipe)

1. Raul Rios & Kara Voss, 3

2. Jensen McTighe & Nikki Bruno, 3

3. Chuck Sinks & Emma Butcher, 7

4. Augie Diaz & Kathleen Tocke, 9

5. Doug Hart & Jon Rogers, 12

... full results ...

US Women's Nationals

Monday, 10 August 2015 07:41

Mission Bay, August 8-9, 2015. Final results after 6 races, 1 discard

(Photo courtesy of Bruno Mello)

1. Lisa Pline & Lexi Pline, 12

2. Carolyn Krebs & Julie Redler, 16

3. Blaire Herron & Mandy Sackett, 16

... full results ...

US Junior Nationals

Monday, 10 August 2015 07:32

Mission Bay, August 8-9, 2015. Final results after 5 races

(Photo courtesy of Bruno Mello - video on ST FB page)

1. Scott Sinks & Greer Wattson, 7

2. Ryan Hopps & Andre Guaragna, 13

3. Jack Joslin & Emma Batcher, 15

... full results ...

Juniors, Special Juniors, Women's and Senior Nationals Set to Begin!

Mission Bay Yacht Club in San Diego, California is preparing for the arrival of over 40 Snipes for the 2015 National Championships. The fleet for the Senior Nationals is the largest in recent years with multiple World Champions, three 2015 Pan American Games Participants, and the defending National Champion.


SCIRA USA Junior & Special Junior National Championships, August 7-9
SCIRA USA Women's National Championship, August 7-9
SCIRA USA Senior National Championship, August 7-14


Mission Bay Yacht Club, 1215 El Carmel Pl, San Diego, CA 92109. The racing for the Juniors, Special Juniors, and Women is scheduled to take place inside Mission Bay to the east of the clubhouse. The racing for the Seniors is scheduled to take place in the Pacific Ocean immediately west of the clubhouse.


The event is open to Snipe sailors who are current members of any SCIRA Country. For the Junior's and Women's Nationals the fleet size is expected to be approximately 12-15 boats each. For the Senior Nationals they anticipate 40 teams. The full entry list can be found here.


Old Man Doing His Bottom

Monday, 27 July 2015 21:52

Here is the "Old Man" Gonzalo Diaz doing his bottom in preparation for the US Nationals in Mission Bay