Master Worlds - Day 3

Friday, 21 October 2016 07:14
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Nassau, The Bahamas, October 20, 2016. Results after 3 races

(Photo courtesy of Primi Murgui)

1. ARG Luis Soubie & Diego Lipszych, 6

2. USA Ernesto Rodriguez & Kathleen Tocke, 11

3. BRA Ralph Rosa & Alfredo Rovere, 12

4. USA Andrew Pimental & Megan Place, 18

5. USA Doug Hart & Christina Persson, 19

By Carol Cronin

We sailed two races back to back today in a shifty, puffy northerly that even had the locals wondering what would happen next. It was a little windier (11-14) for the first race, and also a little bit steadier and slightly more predictable. Staying in phase was the key, though the left side seemed to win out more than the right. Augie Diaz/Christine DeSilva led the whole race but lost the lead just before the finish to Rodriguez/Tocke. Rumor has it there may have been some swimming involved...

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For the second race, a large left shift on the first beat rewarded those who managed the risk well, and the race committee did a nice job squaring up the course for the first run. Soubie/Lipszyc led around the first mark, were passed by Costa/ Parker downwind, and then regained the lead on the second beat. After that Luis and Diego never looked back, and the battle was on for second. By staying to the left of the group, Linda and I finished in front of a tight pack that included Hart/Persson, Pimental/Place, and Costa/Parker.

Instead of the usual Nassau approach (coming in for a lunch and pool break), the limited dock space meant two races back to back. Most of us were spending our drink tickets by 2pm, a perfect Nassau day!

Overall:

1. 28701, Luis Soubie/Diego Lipszyc[A], Yacht Club Olivos, 2-3-1- ; 6
2. 31130, Ernesto Rodriguez/Kathleen Tocke[A], Ernesto Rodriguez, 3-1-7- ; 11
3. 31206, Ralph Rosa/Alfredo Rovere[A], YCB, 1-6-5- ; 12
4. 31355, Andrew Pimental/Megan Place[M], Sail Newport, 10-4-4- ; 18
5. 31297, Doug Hart/Christina Persson[M], Mission Bay Yacht Club, 11-5-3- ; 19
6. 30288, Augie Diaz/Christine DeSilva[M], Biscayne Bay YC & Coral Reef YC, 9-2-10- ; 21
7. 30860, Carol Cronin/Linda Epstein[A], Severn Sailing Association, 8-13-2- ; 23T
8. 31353, MOTOHARU NISHII/EISUKE NORO[A], CYUBU, 5-7-11- ; 23T
9. 31238, Watabe Yousuke/Tetsuo Watanabe[M], Security Protection Network, 7-8-13- ; 28
10. 29824, Miguel Costa/Martha Parker[M], Yacht Club Olivos, 18-11-6- ; 35
11. 29671, Tarasa Davis/John Coolidge[A], Atlanta Yacht Club, 6-12-20- ; 38T
12. 31222, TOFFOLI ENRIQUE/Alejandro Triggiano[M], Club Regatas GUemes, 13-9-16- ; 38T
13. 30874, Claus Carpelan/Wegelius Freddy[GM], HSK, 4-25-15- ; 44
14. 30360, Robert Dunkley/Michelle Lakin[GM], Nassau Yacht Club, 15-23-8- ; 46T
15. 31139, Adriano JB Santos/Christian Franzen[A], ICSC, 23-14-9- ; 46T
16. 28811, Jimmie Lowe/Lori Lowe[GM], RNSC, 25-10-12- ; 47
17. 29442, Watt Duffy/Mandi Dufort[A], OBYC, 17-15-18- ; 50
18. 30202, Gavin McKinney/Adam Boorman[M], Nassau Yacht Club, 14-16-21- ; 51
19. 31309, Andrew Klein/Jessica Claflin[M], Winchester Boat club, 19-19-14- ; 52
20. 31029, Juan Manuel Meira Serantes/Edgar Diminich Orellana[GM], Salinas Yacht Club, 12-29-17- ; 58
21. 30819, John Mitchell/Francisco Perez[A], mlyc, 16-22-26- ; 64
22. 30231, Terry Timm/Branden Sands[GM], North Cape Y C, 24-18-23- ; 65
23. 29318, Christopher Hains/Donald Hains[GM], Guelph Community Boating club, 22-24-22- ; 68
24. 29104, Jerelyn Biehl/Cameron Biehl[M], SDYC, 21-20-28- ; 69
25. 30222, Stefano Marchetti/Paolo Sangiorgi[A], CVPM, 20-17-36/DNF- ; 73
26. 29341, Oscar González Urquía/Alexandre Tinoco[ML], Club Regatas Guemes, 29-26-19- ; 74T
27. 28678, Steve Lang/Ben Mahoney[M], St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 28-21-25- ; 74T
28. 30627, KATSIYO IWASAKI/RYO YOSHIDA[GM], KOBE YMCA YACHT CLUB, 27-32-24- ; 83T
29. 30833, Hanna-Leena Lehtinen/Juha Lehtinen[A], Helsingfors Segelklubb HSK, 26-30-27- ; 83T
30. 29233, Ruben Eduardo Arias/Gladys Noemi Coronel[M], Club de Regatas Güemes, 31-27-31- ; 89
31. 28702, Ed Machado/Jon Robertson[GM], Mission Bay YC, 30-36/DNF-29- ; 95
32. 28714, Matt Heywood/steve Morrow[M], NorthCape Yacht Club, 36/DNF-28-33- ; 97
33. 27815, Enio Lineburger/Eric Lineburger[GM], Iate Clube Veleiros da Lagoa - ICVL, 36/DNF-31-32- ; 99
34. 28965, FIORI RAUL SALVADOR/MARIANA SAFAR EXENI[M], TUCUMAN YACHT CLUB, 36/DNC-36/DNF-30- ; 102
35. 30197, Mikko Valjus/Teija Kaarlela[A], HSK, Helsinki, 36/DNC-36/DNC-36/DNC- ; 108

 

Division: A (12 boats) Pos,Sail, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points
1. 28701, Luis Soubie/Diego Lipszyc[A], Yacht Club Olivos, 2-3-1- ; 6   
2. 31130, Ernesto Rodriguez/Kathleen Tocke[A], Ernesto Rodriguez, 3-1-7- ; 11   
3. 31206, Ralph Rosa/Alfredo Rovere[A], YCB, 1-6-5- ; 12   
4. 30860, Carol Cronin/Linda Epstein[A], Severn Sailing Association, 8-13-2- ; 23T   
5. 31353, MOTOHARU NISHII/EISUKE NORO[A], CYUBU, 5-7-11- ; 23T   
6. 29671, Tarasa Davis/John Coolidge[A], Atlanta Yacht Club, 6-12-20- ; 38   
7. 31139, Adriano JB Santos/Christian Franzen[A], ICSC, 23-14-9- ; 46   
8. 29442, Watt Duffy/Mandi Dufort[A], OBYC, 17-15-18- ; 50   
9. 30819, John Mitchell/Francisco Perez[A], mlyc, 16-22-26- ; 64   
10. 30222, Stefano Marchetti/Paolo Sangiorgi[A], CVPM, 20-17-36/DNF- ; 73   
11. 30833, Hanna-Leena Lehtinen/Juha Lehtinen[A], Helsingfors Segelklubb HSK, 26-30-27- ; 83   
12. 30197, Mikko Valjus/Teija Kaarlela[A], HSK, Helsinki, 36/DNC-36/DNC-36/DNC- ; 108   

Division: GM (9 boats) Pos,Sail, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points
1. 30874, Claus Carpelan/Wegelius Freddy[GM], HSK, 4-25-15- ; 44   
2. 30360, Robert Dunkley/Michelle Lakin[GM], Nassau Yacht Club, 15-23-8- ; 46   
3. 28811, Jimmie Lowe/Lori Lowe[GM], RNSC, 25-10-12- ; 47   
4. 31029, Juan Manuel Meira Serantes/Edgar Diminich Orellana[GM], Salinas Yacht Club, 12-29-17- ; 58   
5. 30231, Terry Timm/Branden Sands[GM], North Cape Y C, 24-18-23- ; 65   
6. 29318, Christopher Hains/Donald Hains[GM], Guelph Community Boating club, 22-24-22- ; 68   
7. 30627, KATSIYO IWASAKI/RYO YOSHIDA[GM], KOBE YMCA YACHT CLUB, 27-32-24- ; 83   
8. 28702, Ed Machado/Jon Robertson[GM], Mission Bay YC, 30-36/DNF-29- ; 95   
9. 27815, Enio Lineburger/Eric Lineburger[GM], Iate Clube Veleiros da Lagoa - ICVL, 36/DNF-31-32- ; 99   

Division: M (13 boats) Pos,Sail, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points
1. 31355, Andrew Pimental/Megan Place[M], Sail Newport, 10-4-4- ; 18   
2. 31297, Doug Hart/Christina Persson[M], Mission Bay Yacht Club, 11-5-3- ; 19   
3. 30288, Augie Diaz/Christine DeSilva[M], Biscayne Bay YC & Coral Reef YC, 9-2-10- ; 21   
4. 31238, Watabe Yousuke/Tetsuo Watanabe[M], Security Protection Network, 7-8-13- ; 28   
5. 29824, Miguel Costa/Martha Parker[M], Yacht Club Olivos, 18-11-6- ; 35   
6. 31222, TOFFOLI ENRIQUE/Alejandro Triggiano[M], Club Regatas GUemes, 13-9-16- ; 38   
7. 30202, Gavin McKinney/Adam Boorman[M], Nassau Yacht Club, 14-16-21- ; 51   
8. 31309, Andrew Klein/Jessica Claflin[M], Winchester Boat club, 19-19-14- ; 52   
9. 29104, Jerelyn Biehl/Cameron Biehl[M], SDYC, 21-20-28- ; 69   
10. 28678, Steve Lang/Ben Mahoney[M], St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 28-21-25- ; 74   
11. 29233, Ruben Eduardo Arias/Gladys Noemi Coronel[M], Club de Regatas Güemes, 31-27-31- ; 89   
12. 28714, Matt Heywood/steve Morrow[M], NorthCape Yacht Club, 36/DNF-28-33- ; 97   
13. 28965, FIORI RAUL SALVADOR/MARIANA SAFAR EXENI[M], TUCUMAN YACHT CLUB, 36/DNC-36/DNF-30- ; 102   

Division: ML (1 boats) Pos,Sail, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points
1. 29341, Oscar González Urquía/Alexandre Tinoco[ML], Club Regatas Guemes, 29-26-19- ; 74  

 

 

Press release

INTERNATIONAL REGATTA RESUMES AFTER DELAY DUE TO POST MATTHEW WINDS

NASSAU, The Bahamas (October 20, 2016) –

The Royal Nassau Sailing Club had all hands on deck to prepare their clubhouse to host an international regatta just 10 days after Hurricane Matthew. The white building trim was gleaming and yellowbird cocktails were plentiful as 70 competitors from nine counties were welcomed for the ID Crook Snipe World Masters regatta last Saturday.

An attraction of Snipe sailing is it's a lifelong sport. Skipper Oscar Gonzalez Urquia from Argentina is the oldest competitor at 85 years old. Skipper Terry Timm from the United States of America is the second oldest. Crewing for Timm is Bahamian junior sailor Branden Sands from the settlement of Cherokee Sound in Abaco. After race three Sands commented, "it is an honour to be sailing with so many great sailors at the Snipe World Masters. The weather was spectacular for sailing today and Friday promises to be even better." The Bahamian entrants are Robert Dunkley (past Olympian) and Michelle Lakin; husband and wife team, Jimmie Lowe and Lori Lowe (past Olympian); and 7 time world Bronze medalist in the 5.5 meter class sailboat, Gavin McKinney and crew Adam Boorman.

Photos of the empty area in front of the clubhouse where docks used to be were circulated in social media along with other images of hurricane damage. All that remain are the cement T posts and one lone boat which survived on a lift. In a meeting days after the hurricane, George Kelly, Regatta Chairman, insisted the club would be able to pull off the event. Club Manager Lindsey Darville said, "Going through with the event was a blessing because it forced us to put together the club much quicker than if we didn't have this deadline."

The Royal Bahamas Police Pop Band performed during the opening ceremony Monday evening from a stage erected on the beach with a beautiful background of palm trees and blue seas. Persons giving remarks included Gweneth Crook, Snipe Class International Racing Association (SCRIA) Commodore, and Harrison Thompson, Permanent Secretary at The Ministry of Tourism. Also in attendance were: Rena Glinton, acting Permanent Secretary for Minister of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Local Government; Virginia Kelly, Sports Tourism Director; Cindy Gay, Assistant Secretary Regatta Desk.

Per the SCIRA rules, the Snipe World Masters cannot be raced in winds greater than 15 knots. That has been a challenge this week with the tropical disturbances teasing our area. The fleet was able to get one race in Tuesday morning. During the race, wind speed is constantly measured from the committee boat with a handheld device. There were tense moments for Fernando de Cardenas, the Primary Race Officer, when the wind speeds inched close to 15 knots when measured to the tenth of a knot. Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday races were postponed due to high winds.

Racing resumed Thursday and the fleet was able to get two more races in. Moments from the finish line during race two, the boats skippered by Augie Diaz (USA) and Ernesto Rodriquez (USA) battled for first place in a tacking war. During a tack Diaz didn't settle in securely and slid out of his boat causing it to capsize. Rodriquez went onto win race two. Diaz was able to right his boat and load him and crew in time to secure a second place finish. The winners of race three, and current leaders of the regatta, are Luis Soubie and Diego Lipszyc (ARG). The regatta continues with two races on Friday and the last two races on Saturday.

The Snipe, a two person sloop rigged one-design boat, became official in 1931. Being a one-design boat all rigging and sails are almost identical, unlike native Bahamian sloops which allow significant variation in design. Despite class having non-Olympic status, it remains strong with 31 active Snipe countries and over 30,800 boats having been built.

Congratulations to all the sailors and a special thank you to the regatta sponsors: The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, The Bahamas Ministry of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Local Government, Shell FOCAL, Sands Beer, Bristol, Burns House, Bahamas Food Services, Dunkin' Donuts, Asa H Pritchard, Chilly Willy, Starbucks, The Betty K, Import Export, and Saga Boy Charters. Follow the Bahamas Sailing Association on Facebook for photos and http://www.snipeworlds.org/masters/ for news and results.

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