Florida State Championship – Final

St. Petersburg, November 22, 2015.

In spite of the race committee’s best attempts (and the fleet sitting through a quick rainstorm), the breeze never stabilized enough to complete any additional racing today, so Friday’s results stand. Congratulations to Florida State champions Ernesto Rodriguez and Eddie Mintzias, who have earned the right to go to the 2016 Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship in Buzios, Brazil!

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St. Petersburg, November 21, 2015.

No racing on day two (no wind). Start time has been moved up tomorrow morning.

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St. Petersburg, November 20, 2015. 18 Snipes sailed out to the starting line this morning in St. Petersburg, Florida in a nice 9-12 knot northeasterly. For many of us, it was the first view of an empty St. Pete Pier (here’s a link to the time lapse of the demolition). Otherwise, Tampa Bay delivered its familiar challenges: square waves, shifty winds, and seaweed patches.

St. Petersburg, November 22, 2015.

In spite of the race committee’s best attempts (and the fleet sitting through a quick rainstorm), the breeze never stabilized enough to complete any additional racing today, so Friday’s results stand. Congratulations to Florida State champions Ernesto Rodriguez and Eddie Mintzias, who have earned the right to go to the 2016 Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship in Buzios, Brazil!

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St. Petersburg, November 21, 2015.

No racing on day two (no wind). Start time has been moved up tomorrow morning.

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St. Petersburg, November 20, 2015. 18 Snipes sailed out to the starting line this morning in St. Petersburg, Florida in a nice 9-12 knot northeasterly. For many of us, it was the first view of an empty St. Pete Pier (here’s a link to the time lapse of the demolition). Otherwise, Tampa Bay delivered its familiar challenges: square waves, shifty winds, and seaweed patches.

From the results, it looks like Ernesto Rodrigues/Eddie Mintzias have it all figured out, but what they have is the speed to come back when needed. Otherwise only nine points separate 2nd from 8th place, and with five more races planned over the next two days there’s a lot more work to do.

After happy hour at the tiki bar, the fleet enjoyed a grill night dinner on the front deck of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club.

 

Bow Sail Number Skipper/Crew Race
1
Race
2
Race
3
Total
Florida State Championship Racing
One Design Division
Snipe
1. USA 31130 Ernesto Rodriguez 1 1 5 7.0
2. USA 30282 Cara Vavolotis 2 6 6 14.0
3. USA 2944 Carol Cronin 4 7 4 15.0
4. USA 29442 Peter Committe 6 10 1 17.0
5. USA 8653 Hal Gilreath 3 5 11 19.0
6. USA 30027 Jensen McTighe 5 2 13 20.0
7. USA 30473 Arthur Blodgett 11 9 2 22.0
8. USA 29781 Sean Cornell 8 3 12 23.0
9. USA 28814 Nicholas Voss 10 13 3 26.0
10. USA 30288 Kathleen Tocke 7 11 8 26.0
11. USA 30904 Lee Griffith 9 8 9 26.0
12. USA 29782 Zack Kelchner 13 4 14 31.0
13. USA 29681 Kristen Walker 15 17 7 39.0
14. USA 25721 Benjamin Mohney 14 15 10 39.0
15. USA 30281 Andre Guaragna 12 12 20/OCS 44.0
16. USA 28470 Stephan Irgens 17 14 15 46.0
17. USA 29324 Chris Klotz 16 16 16 48.0
18. USA 29963 W. Steve Lang 18 18 17 53.0
19. USA 26763 Kristen Herman 20/DNC 20/DNC 20/DNC 60.0

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