2014 US Nationals – Day 3

Okoboji, July 30, 2014. Report by Danielle Richards (SCIRA USA)

Day 3 Report

The competitors were moving a little slower this morning, either sleeping in a tent for four + days is catching up or the posted weather forecast wasn’t enough to invigorate them to launch. The news from the 0830 competitors briefing was that there is no news and everything is continuing as planned. First start at 1000 and two scheduled races.

Okoboji, July 30, 2014. Report by Danielle Richards (SCIRA USA)

Day 3 Report

The competitors were moving a little slower this morning, either sleeping in a tent for four + days is catching up or the posted weather forecast wasn’t enough to invigorate them to launch. The news from the 0830 competitors briefing was that there is no news and everything is continuing as planned. First start at 1000 and two scheduled races.

 

Apparently one of the locals wasn’t as optimistic about the racing conditions as the Race Committee, he brought his suit and tie with him to the club and after making some repairs and looking at the lake decided that there would likely be no racing and his time was better spent catching back up at work…to bad he didn’t stay.

Regatta Chair Pat Flood, from the Iowa Nebraska Fleet 309 is very happy with how things were going so far as we hit the mid-week point. Considering the conditions available the Race Committee has made the best of it and managed to keep the event on schedule. Pat has enlisted the help of his siblings to help him host the event with his brothers and sisters housing a large number of the participants and his sisters assisting with the daily meals. The Snipe fleet really is a family affair.

The legendary Gonzalo, “Old Man” Diaz had a great day on the water today. Sitting in11th place today and only 5 points out of 10th. The Old Man and Patti Bess are putting up a good fight to stay in the top 1/3rd of the fleet. Gonzalo will be celebrating 70 years of Snipe sailing in 2015 and apart from still being a competitive sailor on the course he is a great story teller on shore sharing tales of previous nationals.

The youngest skipper in the fleet, Guy Thomas, sailing with his father Will Thomas of the Lincoln (NE) Snipe Fleet is also holding his own in the pack of veterans. Guy sailed with his sister Sarah in the Junior Nationals over the weekend and after having some boat issues there has teamed up with his father for the Open Nationals.

This evening the fleet is headed to dinner at the Okoboji Classic Car Museum and is schedule to complete the remaining three races on schedule, 2 on Thursday and 1 on Friday.

Place
#
Country Skipper & Crew Division Fleet
R1
R2
R3
R4
R5
R6
R7
Total
1
29841
PUR
Raul Rios & Henry Dumke Junior 591
1
– 3
1
1
1
1
3
8
2
29941
USA
Doug Hart & Ryan Hopps Master 495
2
– 4
3
2
4
3
2
16
3
30288
USA
Augie Diaz & Aine McLean Master 7
3
5
2
3
3
– 6
4
20
4
30473
USA
Ernesto Rodriguez & Kate Sheahan Senior 7
4
1
5
7
2
4
– 10
23
5
30860
USA
Carol Cronin & Kim Couranz Master 17
5
– 8
4
4
5
2
5
25
6
30904
USA
Lee Griffith & Hillary Noble Master 256
– 14
2
7
5
9
5
7
35
7
29778
USA
Roberto Guaragna & Andre Guaragna Master 7
7
6
6
10
7
– 19
1
37
8
30089
USA
Andrew Klein & Jessica Claflin Master 77
6
9
9
– 18
11
8
8
51
9
30088
USA
Will Crary & Lara Dallman-Weiss Junior 309
9
10
13
6
8
10
– 16
56
10
30618
USA
Don Bedford & Eric Heim Senior 495
– 16
7
10
14
6
9
11
57
11
30336
USA
Gonzalo Diaz & Patti Bess Master 7
8
12
– 15
11
14
12
6
63
12
30568
USA
Peggy Tautz & Steve Tautz Senior 640
11
– 15
14
9
10
11
9
64
13
29109
USA
Stuart Robertson & Adam Elshahawry Master 495
12
14
– 34 dsq
8
24
7
13
78
14
30262
USA
John Coolidge & Christian Cyrul Senior 142
10
– 18
12
12
16
16
15
81
15
30600
USA
Kevin & Maxwell Hetherington-Young Senior 77
– 20
11
11
13
18
18
12
83
16
29972
USA
Michael Bowers & Belinda Barnes Senior 77
13
13
17
16
17
15
– 18
91
17
28472
USA
Cliff Wright & Hannah Graham Master 444
15
– 23
18
17
12
13
19
94
18
28099
USA
Laura Dalgleish & Daniel Dalgleish Senior 1
– 22
16
20
15
13
17
14
95
19
30477
USA
Gene Soltero & Laura Dahl O’leary Master 1
– 25
17
8
19
21
20
21
106
20
31157
USA
Martin Bebb & Anne Rusnak Master 68
21
25
26
– 27
19
14
17
122
21
28482
USA
Chris Scofield & Courtney Zurek Senior 309
17
20
19
22
22
22
– 25
122
22
29323
USA
David Baker & Andrea Slouka Master 640
19
19
21
24
26
– 27
22
131
23
29738
USA
George Rood & Jan Churchill Master 309
24
22
16
20
– 28
24
27
133
24
28900
USA
Doug Swenson & Sarah Thomas Master 210
23
21
23
23
20
– 28
26
136
25
28444
USA
Guy Thomas & William Thomas Junior 567
26
27
25
– 34 dnf
15
21
24
138
26
27731
USA
Rick Scofield & Natasha Mason Master 309
27
– 34 ocs
22
25
23
29
20
146
27
31188
USA
Mike Slouka & Steve Kurtz Master 640
– 28
24
28
28
25
25
28
158
28
29692
USA
Carl Mattson & Julie Mattson Master 640
– 32
29
31
21
27
26
30
164
29
27523
USA
William Brush & Tina Brush Master 309
29
28
24
30
30
31
– 34 dns
172
30
28470
USA
Stephan Irgens & Monica Irgens Master 705
18
26
27
– 34 dnc
34 dnc
34 dnc
34 dnc
173
31
30221
USA
Steve Avery & Harry Whittenburg Master
30
31
29
26
29
– 34 dnc
34 dnc
179
32
31244
USA
Eliot Payson & Tyler Payson Master 640
– 31
30
30
29
31
30
29
179
33
30680
USA
Philip Lee & Damaris Cano Master 309
– 34 dnc
34 dnc
34 dnc
34 dnc
34 dnc
23
23
182

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