Lakewood, April 20, 2013. Results and report by Eric Heim
Short report today as we got 3 races in and had a great dinner at the club. Woke up to a chilly morning with moderate breeze from 8-15 knots.
A few scattered puffs rolled through, but nothing a little extra tug on the vang couldn’t solve…
Sea state was quite choppy and the wind direction shifted 30 degrees multiple times on every leg giving the RC a lot of challenges in setting the course. They did a great job and the first was an olympic.
(photo courtesy Bruno Mello)
Diaz/ Tocke jumped out to an early lead with Rodriguez/ Melton in hot pursuit (with a replacement boat loaned by Stephan and Monica Iregens). Team Ecuador narrowly beat out Commette/ Mello for 3rd.
The second race saw a third bullet for regatta leaders Diaz/ Tocke. Behind them, the pecking order was beginning to develop. As the wind lightened for the final race of the day, it took a hard turn left with a minute till the start. Many front runners were caught up over or hitting the pin. Rodriguez/ Melton snuck out unscathed and led the whole race. Commette/ Mello caught a few shifts to challenge at some points, but were unable to pass.
The fleet returned to Lakewood Yacht Club for a fantastic Chicken Fried Steak dinner and tried to disect the intracacies of the bay for the final showdown tomorrow.
Legendary Snipe Fleet 495
Pos,Bow/Sail, Boat, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points
1. 88 / 30288, , Augie Diaz/Kathleen Tocke, Coral Reef Yacht Club, 1-1-1-3- ; 6
2. 42 / 29442, El Kabong, Peter Commette, Lauderdale Yacht Club, 3-4-3-2- ; 12
3. 27 / 31027, 3212080906, Diego Velez/Juan Ferretti, Min. Deporte, 2-3-4-5- ; 14
4. 73 / 30473, , Ernesto Rodriguez/Julia Melton, NA, 15/DNS-2-2-1- ; 20
5. 37 / 30337, Mud Flap Girl, Eric Heim/Amy Benner, San Diego YC, 6-5-8-4- ; 23
6. 51 / 30551, Simplicity, Simon Strauss/Kelly Dunn, Larchmont YC, 4-7-9-9- ; 29
7. 89 / 30089, Lana, Andrew Klein/Sharon Seymour-Johnson, Winchester Boat Club, 15/DNS-6-6-6- ; 33
8. 57 / 31157, , Martin bebb/Priscilla Duffy, Windycrest, Tulsa, US Fleet 68, 15/DNS-8-7-8- ; 38
9. 43 / 29143, Snipe, Stephan Irgens, , 5-11-11-12- ; 39
10. 55 / 30855, GEAUX FAST SAILING, Masson Crowell/John Watt Duffy III, Ocean Beach Yacht Club, 15/DNS-15/DNF-5-7- ; 42T
11. 77 / 30477, Princess Soggy Bottom VII, Gene Soltero/Laura O’Leary, Corinthian Sailing Club, 8-12-12-10- ; 42T
12. 46 / 29646, , Arael Sànchez Tavira/SANTIAGO ALVAREZ, Club Nautico Avandaro, 7-10-15/RET-11- ; 43
13. 18 / 30218, , Mark Williams/Cris Molina, Corinthian Sailing Club Dallas, 15/DNF-15/OCS-10-13- ; 53
14. 11 / us24702, The Curad Kid, jerry thompson, Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, 15/DNS-9-15/DNF-15/DNS- ; 54