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Herb Shear - Final

Monday, 18 May 2015 07:35

Mission Bay, May 16-17, 2015. Results and regatta report by Seith Siegler

Final results after 6 races (1 discard)

1. Doug Hart & Jon Rogers, 5

2. Eric Heim & Melissa Denman, 15

3. Rick Arneson & Diana Waterbury, 19

The snipe fleet hosted their annual Herb Shear invitational on May 16th and 17th. This year we mixed things up and held the racing in the ocean instead of the bay, as a warm-up for our upcoming national championship, being held right here at Mission Bay Yacht Club, this August.

With 21 boats registered, the fleet made it's way out of the jettys and into the ocean on Saturday morning with solid breeze. Unfortunately, that breeze was mostly part of the backend of a passing storm that had soaked the area for two days prior and it was leaving San Diego quickly. By race one, it was down to about seven kts from the southwest and pretty serious 5+ ft rollers from the west. The misaligned swell made fast-sailing extremely hard and not throwing up, even harder! But race we did!

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Herb Shear - Day 1

Sunday, 17 May 2015 06:43

Mission Bay, May 16, 2015 Results after 3 races

1. Eric Heim & Melissa Denman, 6

2. Rick Arneson ..., 17

3. Chris Snow & Alejandro Folger, 18

... full results ...

Earl Elms Memorial Regatta

Monday, 13 April 2015 20:50

Mission Bay, April 11-12, 2015. Results after 8 races (1 discard)

(Photo courtesy of Mission Bay Yacht Club)

1. Doug Hart, 15

2. David Tillson, 24

3. Rick Arneson & Diana Waterbury, 34

... full results ...

District 6 Championship - Final

Monday, 09 February 2015 18:55

San Diego, February 6-8, 2015. Results after 7 races (1 discard)

1. Doug Hart & Jon Rogers, 8

2. Randy Lake & Kate Sheahan, 13

3. Chris Snow & Mandy Sackett, 17

Report by Chris Snow

... full results ...

District 6 Championship - Day 2

Sunday, 08 February 2015 09:14

San Diego, February 7, 2015. Results after 5 races (1 discard)

1. Doug Hart & Jon Rogers, 6

2. Randy Lake & Kate Sheahan, 9

3. Chris Snow & Mandy Sackett, 10

... full results ...

District 6 Championship - Day 1

Saturday, 07 February 2015 14:31

San Diego, February 6, 2015. Results after 2 races

1. Chris Snow & Mandy Sackett, 2

2. Doug Hart & Jon Rogers, 5

3. Eric Heim & Melissa Denman, 9

... full results ...

Carolyn Nute Regatta

Monday, 27 October 2014 07:29

Mission Bay, October 25-26, 2014. Results and regatta report by Seith Siegler

(photo courtesy of Judy Tillson)

1. Rick Arneson & Diana Waterbury, 12

2. Seith Siegler & Jenny Lyons, 36

3. Chick Sinks & Katherine Bowman, 38

The 2014 Carolyn Nute Memorial (and unofficial Halloween) Regatta was another San Diego classic with 22 boats on the water and standard, ideal Socal weather and sailing conditions.

Saturday morning started slow with Mission Bay looking more like a glass table and clocking about zero knots. At just about the exact time that boats started touching into the water, the wind gods changed their mind and ordered up about eight knots of solid breeze.

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Carolyn Nute Regatta - Day 1

Sunday, 26 October 2014 09:33

Mission Bay, October 25, 2014. Results after 3 races

1. Rick Arneson & Diana Waterbury, 6

2. David Tillson & Blaire Herron, 9

3. Chick Sinks & Katherine Bowman, 11

... full results ...

14 Questions to ... Aine McLean Fretwell

Saturday, 18 October 2014 08:20

Aine McLean Fretwell from San Diego, California

- 1) Your first time on a sailing boat?

My first time on a sailboat was when I was about 9. We sailed off the coast of Dublin, Ireland on my Uncle's 38ft wooden yawl. I was given seasickness medicine and slept the whole time. I wish I remembered more.

- 2) Your first time on a Snipe?

First time on a Snipe was with Randy Lake when I was about 17. He was my coach at the time and asked me to sail the '92 Nationals with him in Long Beach.

- 3) The most bizarre thing that happened in a regatta?

That was actually this summer at the US Women's Nationals in Boston. Long story short, I had spent hours the morning of the first day getting the charter boat ready. We launched (a little on the late side juggling my daughter and her babysitter). Raised the sails only to then realize the mast/boom did not match up. Everyone had left the dock at this point. After several failed attempts at switching out booms and goosenecks, and a near meltdown on my part, my crew Claire and I looked at each other through sweat and some tears with the same idea...we needed to launch an entirely different boat. Thanks to Bob Coyle, his newly dubbed boat the "Black Pearl' and a short postponement due to lack of breeze, we made it out to the course, pulled ourselves together and went on to win the regatta. Never checked our rake or tension. No halyard mark on the mast to go by...went on what I learned from Randy so many years before..."Pull it til you feel fast."

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Pan American Games US Trials - Final

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 07:30

San Diego, October 11-13, 2014. Final results (7 races, 1 discard)

1. Augie Diaz & Kathleen Tocke, 9

2. Aine McLean Fretwell & Claire Riedman, 19

3. Tyler Sinks & Lucy Wallace, 24

... full results ...