Western Hemisphere & Orient Championship – Day 1

San Diego, September 8, 2014. Report by Carol Cronin

(photo courtesy of John Payne)

Day one of the WH&O featured light air and flat water in South Bay, at the far end of San Diego Bay. After a lengthy tow, the race committee set up a windward leeward course in 5-6 knots of breeze and flat water. Randy Lake/Kate Sheahan (USA) led the way to the left side and rounded first, then went up the right side on the second beat. The biggest pass of the day went to Doug Hart/Ryan Hopps (USA), who rounded the final port gate just behind Randy/Kate but immediately tacked and found a little bit more wind on the left, which jumped them into a big lead by the finish.

San Diego, September 8, 2014. Report by Carol Cronin

(photo courtesy of John Payne)

Day one of the WH&O featured light air and flat water in South Bay, at the far end of San Diego Bay. After a lengthy tow, the race committee set up a windward leeward course in 5-6 knots of breeze and flat water. Randy Lake/Kate Sheahan (USA) led the way to the left side and rounded first, then went up the right side on the second beat. The biggest pass of the day went to Doug Hart/Ryan Hopps (USA), who rounded the final port gate just behind Randy/Kate but immediately tacked and found a little bit more wind on the left, which jumped them into a big lead by the finish.

 

The breeze had lightened up for the end of race 1, but built back up to 5-6 again for the start of race 2. The right started to pay off and continued to make gains over the course of the race, though it was easy to overstand the starboard layline with the current running from left to right. Raul Rios/Fernando Monllor (PUR) took the bullet, and Breno Bianchi/Flavio de Castro (BRA) finished second. But with a third in race 2, Randy/Kate hold a one point lead going into day 2.

After sailing, the group gathered ashore for daily first awards, a carving station, and a keg donated by Vince Casalaina. What more could a group of hungry and thirsty Snipe sailors need? Tomorrow the plan is to go out to the ocean, so it will be a very different day of sailing.

Video: Doug Hart

Video: Randy Lake

Video: Augie Diaz

Video: Chris & Lauren Wright – USA

Video: The start of the second race day 1 at the Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship 2014

Photos

Event’s website

Results after 2 races

Bow/Sail   Boat   Skipper Yacht Club  1   2  Total Pos
06 / USA28854      Randy Lake/
Kate Sheahan  
SDYC/    2   3   5  
1  
30 / USA29941      Doug Hart/
Ryan Hopps  
MBYC/    1   5   6  
2  
37 / BRA30997   Cachorrão   Breno Bianchi/
Flavio de Castro  
Rio de Janeiro IC/    6   2   8  
3  
05 / PUR29841   PUR 29841   Raul Rios/
Fernando Monllor  
FVPR/    9   1   10  
4  
15 / ARG28701   ARG28701   Luis Soubie/
Diego Mini Lipszyc  
YCO/CNZ/    3   8   11  
5  
47 / USA30288   Danilu   Augie Diaz/
Aine McLean Fretwell  
CRYC/CGSC/    5   7   12  
6  
42 / BRA31151      Alexandre Tinoco/
Alexandre Niederauer  
RCRSR,CRG / ICSC/    12   4   16  
7  
39 / USA30860   Spidey   Carol Cronin/
Kim Couranz  
Severn SA/    4   16   20  
8  
34 / USA30109      David Tillson/
Rebecca McElvain  
MBYC/    8   14   22  
9  
22 / ECU31037      Jesus Bailon Reyes/
Iberth Constante  
Manta YC/    10   18   28  
10  
43 / USA30759   30759   Brian Kamilar/
Enrique Quintero  
Coral Reef YC/    23   6   29T  
11  
19 / CUB31038      Raúl Díaz Herrera/
Rafael García Granados  
Cuba/    17   12   29T  
12  
45 / USA31188   Jibe Tech   Andrew Pimental/
Nikki Bruno  
Sail Newport/    21   9   30  
13  
10 / JPN31134      Motoharu Nishii/
Tomohisa Nakamura  
CYUBU/    11   20   31  
14  
14 / JPN30353      Kosuke Demichi/
Shun Yanagibayashi  
DUYC/    18   15   33  
15  
32 / USA28687   C Cannibal BB-EE-JE   Chuck Sinks/
Robbie Dean  
SDYC/    7   30   37  
16  
01 / JPN30924      Takuya Shimamoto/
Keisuke Kushida  
Waseda U./    28   10   38T  
17  
27 / USA31130      Ernesto Rodriguez/
Eduardo Mintzias  
NA/    16   22   38T  
18  
25 / JPN30722   JPN30722   Genya Ozaki/
Kawano Motomichi  
Konan Univercity/    14   29   43  
19  
20 / BRA31066      Mateus Tavares/
Jonathan Lherke  
YCe da Bahia/    25   19   44  
20  
03 / JPN28732   HITACHI Sailing Team   Ryohei Doi/
Keiichiro Itagaki  
Japan SF/Hitachi/    32   13   45T  
21  
46 / USA30800   Green Flash   Rick Arneson/
Diana Waterbury  
San Diego YC/    13   32   45T  
22  
23 / USA30337   Quantum Racing   Eric Heim/
Aimee Heim  
San Diego YC/    22   23   45T  
23  
18 / JPN31054   Charter Boat   Koji Kamiya/
Tatsuya Yamauchi  
NTT East YC/    15   31   46  
24  
33 / PER31086      Diego Figueroa/
Alonso Collantes  
Club Regatas Lima/    33   17   50T  
25  
09 / USA28858   Seagle   Nicholas Kaschak/
Krystal Treiberg  
San Diego YC/    26   24   50T  
26  
04 / USA29778   Batura   Roberto Guaragna/
Andre Guaragna  
Miami/    40   11   51  
27  
07 / BRA31004   Guarda Patrimonial   Rafael Gagliotti/
Henrique Wisniewski  
Iate clube de santos/    27   27   54  
28  
31 / ECU31027   El Desleal   Edgar Diminich/
Eduardo Viteri  
CVL/FEY/MDD/SYC/    19   36   55  
29  
08 / CUB29517      Raúl Faura Nieto/
José Piña Nieto  
Cuba/    36   21   57T  
30  
21 / JPN30844      Kento Hashimoto/
Kazuki Murayama  
Ritsumeikan Univ/    24   33   57T  
31  
24 / BRA31113   LORD   Helio Lyra de Aquino Jr./
João Pedro Moreira  
ICRJ/IC Rio de Janeiro/    29   28   57T  
32  
17 / BAH28811   Breaking Wind   Jimmie Lowe/
Don Bedford  
Royal Nassau SC/    34   26   60  
33  
26 / BRA30996   La Maquina   Felipe Sabino/
Bernardo Sarzedas  
rio yatch club/    37   25   62  
34  
28 / COL30718      Esteban Echavarria/
Juan Esteban Restrepo Vera  
4 Vientos/    20   44/DSQ   64T  
35  
36 / USA29013      Chris Wright/
Lauren Wright  
Mission Bay YC/    30   34   64T  
36  
41 / USA30903      Cameron Fraser/
Elizabeth Glivinski  
Medford BC/    31   35   66  
37  
11 / BRA31159      Matheus Franca/
Daniel Seixas Claro  
Rio YC/    39   37   76  
38  
44 / ARG31222   Quimera   Alejandro Triggiano/
Mariana Safar  
CR Guemes Salta/    35   42   77  
39  
40 / MEX30330      Alfonso Garcia Bringas/
Javier Garcia Bringas Rivera  
Porto Bravo/    38   41   79  
40  
35 / COL29651      Carolina Ponton/
Nicolas Hernandez  
Club de V. Cartagena/    42   38   80T  
41  
38 / CAN29318   Mister Bear   Christopher Hains/
Barbara Mann  
Guelph Comm. BC/    41   39   80T  
42  
02 / USA28470   Red Lady   Stephan Irgens/
Monica Irgens  
CCSA/    43   40   83  
43  

 

 

 

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