2014 US Nationals – Day 2

Okoboji, July 29, 2014. Report by Danielle Richards (SCIRA USA)

Day 2 Report

Second verse same as the first. The fleet arrived to slightly sunnier skies this morning and light but steady breeze enabling to meet their scheduled 10:00am start time. After enjoying a continental breakfast and warm coffee (welcomed by the teams who spent the night in tents in what has turned out to be cooler than expected temperatures) the sailors slowly prepared their boats and headed out.

Okoboji, July 29, 2014. Report by Danielle Richards (SCIRA USA)

Day 2 Report

Second verse same as the first. The fleet arrived to slightly sunnier skies this morning and light but steady breeze enabling to meet their scheduled 10:00am start time. After enjoying a continental breakfast and warm coffee (welcomed by the teams who spent the night in tents in what has turned out to be cooler than expected temperatures) the sailors slowly prepared their boats and headed out.

The first start was called all clear and SCIRA Rep and National Secretary Brainard Cooper commented that “the sailors from Miami and San Diego were putting on a clinic” with Raul leading and Doug, Augie and Ernesto swapping the second through fourth spots. Raul’s win in race 4 clenched him the 2014 Crosby title and placed him on solid footing for the Heinzerling.

Place
#
Country Skipper & Crew Division Fleet
Race 1
Race 2
Race 3
Race 4
Total
1
29841
PUR
Raul Rios & Henry Dumke Junior 591
1
3
1
1
6
2
29941
USA
Doug Hart & Ryan Hopps Master 495
2
4
3
2
11
3
30288
USA
Augie Diaz & Aine McLean Master 7
3
5
2
3
13
4
30473
USA
Ernesto Rodriguez & Kate Sheahan Senior 7
4
1
5
7
17
5
30860
USA
Carol Cronin & Kim Couranz Master 17
5
8
4
4
21
6
30904
USA
Lee Griffith & Hillary Noble Master 256
14
2
7
5
28
7
29778
USA
Roberto Guaragna & Andre Guaragna Master 7
7
6
6
10
29
8
30088
USA
Will Crary & Lara Dallman-Weiss Junior 309
9
10
13
6
38
9
30089
USA
Andrew Klein & Jessica Claflin Master 77
6
9
9
18
42
10
30336
USA
Gonzalo Diaz & Patti Bess Master 7
8
12
15
11
46
11
30618
USA
Don Bedford & Eric Heim Senior 495
16
7
10
14
47
12
30568
USA
Peggy Tautz & Steve Tautz Senior 640
11
15
14
9
49
13
30262
USA
John Coolidge & Christian Cyrul Senior 142
10
18
12
12
52
14
30600
USA
Kevin & Maxwell Hetherington-Young Senior 77
20
11
11
13
55
15
29972
USA
Michael Bowers & Belinda Barnes Senior 77
13
13
17
16
59
16
29109
USA
Stuart Robertson & Adam Elshahawry Master 495
12
14
34 dsq
8
68
17
30477
USA
Gene Soltero & Laura Dahl O’leary Master 1
25
17
8
19
69
18
28099
USA
Laura Dalgleish & Daniel Dalgleish Senior 1
22
16
20
15
73
19
28472
USA
Cliff Wright & Hannah Graham Master 444
15
23
18
17
73
20
28482
USA
Chris Scofield & Courtney Zurek Senior 309
17
20
19
22
78
21
29738
USA
George Rood & Jan Churchill Master 309
24
22
16
20
82
22
29323
USA
David Baker & Andrea Slouka Master 640
19
19
21
24
83
23
28900
USA
Doug Swenson & Sarah Thomas Master 210
23
21
23
23
90
24
31157
USA
Martin Bebb & Anne Rusnak Master 68
21
25
26
27
99
25
28470
USA
Stephan Irgens & Monica Irgens Master 705
18
26
27
34 dnc
105
26
27731
USA
Rick Scofield & Natasha Mason Master 309
27
34 ocs
22
25
108
27
31188
USA
Mike Slouka & Steve Kurtz Master 640
28
24
28
28
108
28
27523
USA
William Brush & Tina Master 309
29
28
24
30
111
29
28444
USA
Guy Thomas & William Thomas Junior 567
26
27
25
34 dnf
112
30
29692
USA
Carl Mattson & Julie Mattson Master 640
32
29
31
21
113
31
30221
USA
Steve Avery & Harry Whittenburg Master
30
31
29
26
116
32
31244
USA
Eliot Payson & Tyler Payson Master 640
31
30
30
29
120
33
30680
USA
Philip Lee & Damaris Cano Master 309
34 dnc
34 dnc
34 dnc
34 dnc
136

The second start (race 5) of the day was also all clear and the conditions were similar to the first race (race 4 if you are counting). Upon returning to shore the sailors were chatting about the fickle lake breeze and the difficulties they were having in noticing a pattern to plan for. Raul and Henry took another bullet, followed by Ernesto and Kate before retiring to shore for lunch.

As everyone enjoyed lunch the wind decided to call it quits and the Race Committee signaled for an on-shore postponement. They sent the pin end committee boat out to the center of the lake to look for the new breeze. After about 40 minutes of searching a nice 8kt breeze started to fill in from a new direction and the postponement was dropped. Once again the fleet launched, heading out for the new breeze, however as the RC went into the start sequence Brainard noticed the wind starting to swing and die down. After several drastic shifts the Race Committee called it quits for the day and sent the fleet home.

The fleet has a free night this evening and several districts are taking the opportunity to get together for a social. First start tomorrow is 10am.

Place
#
Country Skipper & Crew Division Fleet
R1
R2
R3
R4
R5
Total
1
29841
PUR
Raul Rios & Henry Dumke Junior 591
1
3
1
1
1
7
2
29941
USA
Doug Hart & Ryan Hopps Master 495
2
4
3
2
4
15
3
30288
USA
Augie Diaz & Aine McLean Master 7
3
5
2
3
3
16
4
30473
USA
Ernesto Rodriguez & Kate Sheahan Senior 7
4
1
5
7
2
19
5
30860
USA
Carol Cronin & Kim Couranz Master 17
5
8
4
4
5
26
6
29778
USA
Roberto Guaragna & Andre Guaragna Master 7
7
6
6
10
7
36
7
30904
USA
Lee Griffith & Hillary Noble Master 256
14
2
7
5
9
37
8
30088
USA
Will Crary & Lara Dallman-Weiss Junior 309
9
10
13
6
8
46
9
30618
USA
Don Bedford & Eric Heim Senior 495
16
7
10
14
6
53
10
30089
USA
Andrew Klein & Jessica Claflin Master 77
6
9
9
18
11
53
11
30568
USA
Peggy Tautz & Steve Tautz Senior 640
11
15
14
9
10
59
12
30336
USA
Gonzalo Diaz & Patti Bess Master 7
8
12
15
11
14
60
13
30262
USA
John Coolidge & Christian Cyrul Senior 142
10
18
12
12
16
68
14
30600
USA
Kevin & Maxwell Hetherington-Young Senior 77
20
11
11
13
18
73
15
29972
USA
Michael Bowers & Belinda Barnes Senior 77
13
13
17
16
17
76
16
28472
USA
Cliff Wright & Hannah Graham Master 444
15
23
18
17
12
85
17
28099
USA
Laura Dalgleish & Daniel Dalgleish Senior 1
22
16
20
15
13
86
18
30477
USA
Gene Soltero & Laura Dahl O’leary Master 1
25
17
8
19
21
90
19
29109
USA
Stuart Robertson & Adam Elshahawry Master 495
12
14
34 dsq
8
24
92
20
28482
USA
Chris Scofield & Courtney Zurek Senior 309
17
20
19
22
22
100
21
29323
USA
David Baker & Andrea Slouka Master 640
19
19
21
24
26
109
22
29738
USA
George Rood & Jan Churchill Master 309
24
22
16
20
28
110
23
28900
USA
Doug Swenson & Sarah Thomas Master 210
23
21
23
23
20
110
24
31157
USA
Martin Bebb & Anne Rusnak Master 68
21
25
26
27
19
118
25
28444
USA
Guy Thomas & William Thomas Junior 567
26
27
25
34 dnf
15
127
26
27731
USA
Rick Scofield & Natasha Mason Master 309
27
34 ocs
22
25
23
131
27
31188
USA
Mike Slouka & Steve Kurtz Master 640
28
24
28
28
25
133
28
28470
USA
Stephan Irgens & Monica Irgens Master 705
18
26
27
34 dnc
34 dnc
139
29
29692
USA
Carl Mattson & Julie Mattson Master 640
32
29
31
21
27
140
30
27523
USA
William Brush & Tina Master 309
29
28
24
30
30
141
31
30221
USA
Steve Avery & Harry Whittenburg Master
30
31
29
26
29
145
32
31244
USA
Eliot Payson & Tyler Payson Master 640
31
30
30
29
31
151
33
30680
USA
Philip Lee & Damaris Cano Master 309
34 dnc
34 dnc
34 dnc
34 dnc
34 dnc
170

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