Herb Shear Classic – Final

Mission Bay, May 17-18, 2014. Results and regatta report by Eric Heim – photo courtesy of Judy Tillson

The 2014 Herb Shear Classic was held on May 17-18 at Mission Bay Yacht Club.

23 Teams took to the course to compete for top honors while 3 Classic Snipes were on display all weekend as a bit of eye candy. Everyone was glad that the hot and dry Santa Ana conditions abated for the event and gave Fire Crews all over Southern California a welcome change in fortunes as well.

Wind direction was a very shifty Southwest all weekend. About 10-12 knots on Saturday and 7-10 on Sunday made sure that everyone had their chance at the front of the fleet at some point (even if it was short lived while Randy Lake and Kate Shehan flew by).

Mission Bay, May 17-18, 2014. Results and regatta report by Eric Heim – photo courtesy of Judy Tillson

The 2014 Herb Shear Classic was held on May 17-18 at Mission Bay Yacht Club.

23 Teams took to the course to compete for top honors while 3 Classic Snipes were on display all weekend as a bit of eye candy. Everyone was glad that the hot and dry Santa Ana conditions abated for the event and gave Fire Crews all over Southern California a welcome change in fortunes as well.

Wind direction was a very shifty Southwest all weekend. About 10-12 knots on Saturday and 7-10 on Sunday made sure that everyone had their chance at the front of the fleet at some point (even if it was short lived while Randy Lake and Kate Shehan flew by).

The eventual winners scored 5 wins out of 7 races, discarding a third to finish with a total of 7 pts! Fleet 495 stayed true to the Snipe Class motto with Serious Sailing and Serious Fun. After racing on Saturday, everyone made the trek to the Krebs home in Point Loma for a celebration in remembrance of Sailing Legend and past World Champion Earl Elms. The atmosphere was fantastic with Sailors joining Fisherman and many other groups all in attendance who told their favorite Earl stories and enjoyed tons of fresh seafood as well as hoisting plenty of beers in memory of our hero.

Big thanks to John Fretwell (District Governer) who organized the regatta, Pete Hunter who served as PRO, Jim Graham for helping to incorperate the Classics into the format, and Eric and Carolyn Krebs for hosting the party. Congrats to team Lake/Shehan on a solid win. Maybe you guys can put on a clinic before the PCC’s in July at ABYC to keep the scores a little closer!

Photo gallery courtesy of Judy Tillson)

(other photos: Mission Bay Yacht Club – Edna Johnson)

Place
#
Skipper Crew
R1
R2
R3
R4
R5
R6
R7
Total
1
28854 Randy Lake Kate Sheahan
1
1
– 3
1
1
2
1
7
2
28687 Scott Sinks Johannes McElvain
2
2
4
– 5
5
4
2
19
3
30109 David Tillson Cole Harris
8
6
– 11
2
3
1
6
26
4
29941 Doug Hart Ryan Hopps
3
5
1
3
7
– 9
8
27
5
30800 Rick Arneson Diana Waterbury
5
4
2
– 16
10
3
9
33
6
30337 Eric Heim Neil Gompf
6
11
– 12
6
2
12
3
40
7
29248 Aine Fretwell Austin Tipp
– 17
3
7
7
11
7
5
40
8
28858 Nick Kaschak Krystal Treiberg
4
– 15
5
10
6
8
13
46
9
28857 John Fretwell Taisei Hatter
11
8
9
– 13
8
11
4
51
10
30113 Bob Bowden Gus Wirth
7
– 14
10
8
13
6
11
55
11
30550 Matt Cappetta John Cappetta
14
7
– 18
4
9
13
12
59
12
23965 Matt Hecht Jackie Cappellini
9
– 17
6
9
12
16
10
62
13
29013 Chris Wright Lauren Wright
13
13
14
– 21
4
10
15
69
14
29811 Scott Dalin Meghan Sheehan
– 20
9
17
11
14
5
16
72
15
30733 Packy Davis Molly Davis
12
16
13
– 17
15
15
14
85
16
30687 Seth Siegler Ben Constant
15.8 rdg
– 18
8
18
15.8 rdg
17
18
92.6
17
29702 Lanny Coon Xavier Mollina
19
– 21
20
20
16
14
7
96
18
29646 Aimee Heim Kim Stanford
10
12
15
12
– 24 dnc
24 dnc
24 dnc
97
19
29166 Danny North Darin Hayden
15
– 22
16
15
19
18
19
102
20
30611 Ray Treppa Benji
18
10
22
14
17
– 24 dnf
24 dnc
105
21
29044 Sonya Smith Kelly Loomis
16
– 19
19
19
18
19
17
108
22
29316 Todd Smith Kathy Black-Smith
21
20
21
– 24 dnc
20
20
24 dnc
126
23
30359 Amanda Majernik Mark Majernik
22
– 23
23
22
21
21
20
129
Classic Snipe
Place
#
Skipper Crew
R1
R2
R3
R4
R5
R6
R7
Total
1
3543 Robert Garlipp Spiros and Iris
– 1
1
1
1
1
1
1
6

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