Western Hemisphere & Orient Championship – Final

Boston, MA, USA, September 25, 2021. Final results after 9 races (1 discard):

  1. USA Augie Diaz & Barbara Brotons, 29
  2. USA Arthur Blodgett & Gracie Howie, 36
  3. CHI Matias Seguel & Constanza Seguel, 48
  4. USA Ernesto Rodriguez & Kathleen Tocke, 49
  5. USA George Szabo & Diana Waterbury, 62
SAILORS SAIL NUMBER DIVISION NET TOTAL R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9

1

Augie Diaz
Barbara Brotons

2

Arthur Blodgett
Gracie Howie

3

Matias Seguel
Constanza Seguel

4

Ernesto Rodriguez
Kathleen Tocke

5

George Szabo
Dianna Waterbury

6

Alfonso García Bringas
Andre Guaragna

7

John MacRae
Linda Epstein

8

Taylor Scheuermann
Charlie Bess

9

Carol Cronin
Kim Couranz

10

Rodrigo Stephan de Almeida
Gustavo Baiano

11

Jim Bowers
Julia Marsh Rabin

12

Antonio Poncell
Carolina Martinez

13

Jose Daniel Hernandez
Josselyn Echeverria

14

Diego Silvestre
Marisleysis Cedeno

15

Andrew Pimental
Megan Place

16

Doug Hart
Christina Persson

17

Evan Hoffmann

18

Miranda Paz
Joaquin Balarezo

19

Alex Pline
Lisa Pline

20

Matias Poncell
Christian Obermoller

21

Juan Sanchez
Renata Parodi

22

Felipe Fuentes
Benjamin Guzman

23

Alec Hughes
Valeria Breña

24

Rachel Bryer
Anna Wiatrowski

25

Juan Lyon
Valentina Lyon

26

Jen Lee
Mary Buckley

27

Lee Griffith
Nikki Bruno

Diaz/Brotons Win Snipe Western Hemisphere & Orient Championship

Augie Diaz and Barbie Brotons (USA) were able to sail conservatively to ensure their win at the 2021 Snipe Western Hemisphere & Orient Championship. Going into the final day, they had a 10 point lead over Arthur Blodgett and Gracie Howie (USA) who did their best to close the point gap by winning the final race.
Diaz/Brotons were second row when the gun when off in the 6-8 knot easterly wind, but their speed and course management found them rounding in the top 5. Americans Blodgett/Howie and Taylor Scheuermann/Charlie Bess, were 1-2 at the weather mark and extended their lead through the 5 leg windward-leeward course to finish in that order. Ernesto Rodriguez/Kathleen Tocke (USA) turned on their speed and continued to push the leaders, passing Diaz/Brotons just at the finish line on a port/starboard cross.
Matias Seguel with wife Constanza representing Chile, sailed consistently enough to move onto the podium in third overall.
The division wins were: Diaz/Brotons as top Master team, Taylor Scheuermann/Charlie Bess as top female team and Miranda Paz with Joaquin Balarezo (Peru) as the top junior team.

Cottage Park Yacht Club put on a spectacular event with numerous volunteers and Jimmie Lowe from the Bahamas as the SCIRA Representative. Principle Race Officer Matt Hill had the patience and fortitude to wait until the conditions were right and set excellent courses for the competitors, with all 9 scheduled races completed.

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