Comodoro Rasco – Final

Miami, February 1-2, 2014. Results and regatta report by Gonzalo “Old Man” Diaz

20 Snipes competed for the 2014 (XLV Annual) Comodoro Rasco Snipe Regatta with Augie Diaz and Nikki Bruno in First Place, Edgar Diminich and Juan J Ferreti, representing the Country of Ecuador, in Second place and Carol Cronin and Kim Couranz in third place. The Aicardi Trophy was won by Lisa and Lexi Pline from Annapolis. We had a light day on Saturday with winds 6 to 8 kts from approximately 160 degrees and the Race Committee was able to run 3 very nice short regattas. On Sunday we had a better winds 10 to 12 from 75 to 125 degrees and a new Race Committee also did a good job running 2 races in order to get a total of 5 races (no throw out). In spite of not having a throw out race the fleet was a little aggressive and there was a general recall on Saturday and the around the end flag had to be used.

Miami, February 1-2, 2014. Results and regatta report by Gonzalo “Old Man” Diaz

20 Snipes competed for the 2014 (XLV Annual) Comodoro Rasco Snipe Regatta with Augie Diaz and Nikki Bruno in First Place, Edgar Diminich and Juan J Ferreti, representing the Country of Ecuador, in Second place and Carol Cronin and Kim Couranz in third place. The Aicardi Trophy was won by Lisa and Lexi Pline from Annapolis. We had a light day on Saturday with winds 6 to 8 kts from approximately 160 degrees and the Race Committee was able to run 3 very nice short regattas. On Sunday we had a better winds 10 to 12 from 75 to 125 degrees and a new Race Committee also did a good job running 2 races in order to get a total of 5 races (no throw out). In spite of not having a throw out race the fleet was a little aggressive and there was a general recall on Saturday and the around the end flag had to be used.

Worth mentioning is how good the “yuths”, as Peter Commette calls them, performed in this Regatta: Jensen McTighe with crew Paul Streater (tied in third place), Nick Voss with crew Nicole Popp, David Hernandez with Liam Munzenmaier. And Andre Guaragna who won the last race. We are so proud of these young fellows and crews (Right Peter?)

We thank Coconut Grove Sailing Club for sponsoring this Snipe Regatta and for the very successful work by their Race Committees: On Saturday. Signal boat “Fiji” with Captain operator owner Sean Connett, PRO Rick Klein with the help of Marvin Schenker, Veronic, Helen Schenker, Wendy, Susan Walcutt, Steve Smith, Conner Walcutt, George Bradley and Bob Gilmore. It looked like they could not get 3 races in, but, they did!! On Sunday Signal boat operator and owner Will Pulsford, PRO Nancy Rogachenko with the help of George and Connie Bradley, Jim Wadron, Susan Walcutt, Theo Quenee, John Poulos, Saralee Lamb, Maria Elena Caldwell, Kay Voss and Marvin schenker. We thank all these volunteer people who weather the heat and the rain so that we could have 5 races.

On Saturday Night we had the famous lasagna dinner by Carmen with the attendance of close to 50 people, sailors and race committe. As we have done before in previous years and always at the request of Peter Commette we ran the videotape that shows Comodoro Rasco on board his boat Shangri-La. Several Snipe sailors from Cuba of the years 1945 and1950, Mantilla, Inclan, el Cheque, Gonzalo Melendez, etc. that participated in the Worlds and Western Hemispheres of that 1950 decade. We had a great time!

On Sunday to finalize the regatta and after the trophy presentation we had the now very famous LA BOMBA. We gave la Bomba to the first 3 places, skipper and crew and to Lisa Pline. We had super fun singing LA BOMBA VA! See you next year.

Gonzalo Diaz Sr.
 

Sail   Boat   Skipper Crew Hometown  1   2   3   4   5  Total Pos
30288   Danilu   Augie Diaz   Nikki Bruno Miami, FL   3   4   3   1   3   14   1  
30761   Gallo Bello   Edgar Diminich   JJ Ferretti Key Biscayne, FL 1   11   2   7   8   29   2  
30860      Carol Cronin   Kim Kouranz Jamestown, RI   5   1   8   6   11   31T   3  
30027      Jensen McTighe   Paul Streater Fort Lauderdale, FL   6   5   9   9   2   31T   4  
3023   Jupiter   Nick Voss   Nicole Popp Miami, Fl   8   3   6   4   10   31T   5  
30473      Ernesto Rodriguez   Eduardo Miami, Fl   21/OCS   2   1   2   7   33   6  
29442   El Kabong   Peter Commette   Julia Melton Ft. Lauderdale, FL   7   8   5   5   9   34   7  
29511   Hot Pursuit   John MacRae   Taylor Scheuermann Winchester, ma   2   9   13   8   6   38   8  
3   Batura   Andre Guaragna   Roberto Guaragna Miami, Fl   10   7   7   16   1   41   9  
29114      David Hernandez   Liam Munzenmaier Miami, Florida   4   14   4   11   17   50   10  
30510   BIB   Lisa Pline   Lexi Annapolis, MD   11   6   11   14   15   57   11  
30391      Eric Reinke   Jessica Bennett Annapolis, MD   9   10   12   12   16   59   12  
30336   Jupiter   Gonzalo Diaz   Ani Diaz Miami, FL   12   15   10   13   14   64   13  
30364   Rasco Rocks!   Lara Dallman-Weis   Kathleen Tocke Ham Lake, MN   18   17   19   10   5   69   14  
30321   Black Jack   Freddie Sambolin   Dorian Sambolin Boynton Beach, FL   16   16   15   19   4   70   15  
30571   30571   Sharon Seymour-Johnson   Webber Dubois. fort Lauderdale, FL   14   12   14   15   19   74   16  
30236      Kenneth Voss   Not Sure Miami, Fl   15   13   18   18   12   76   17  
30942      Don Hackbarth   John Fewell Marietta, GA   17   18   17   17   13   82   18  
29112      Kevin Reali   Ashley Reali st petersburg, Florida   21/DNF   21/DNS   21/DNS   3   18   84   19  
US 30743   La Maquina   Gregor Saldana   Schoenberg Ann Arbor, MI   13   19   16   21/DNS   21/DNS   90   20  

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