Acworth, Georgia on Lake Allatoona, April 22, 2018. Final results after 5 races
1. Tarasa Davis & Kim Calnan, 9
2. Anna Lee Bradley & Kate Rose, 15
3. Kristen Herman & Jeanne Herman, 16
4. Bridget Wiatrowski & Jessica Claflin, 16
5. Sharon Seymour-Johnson & Isa Duplessis, 21
Report by Don Hackbarth
The 2018 USA Snipe Women’s Nationals was sailed this past weekend at the Atlanta Yacht Club in perfect sailing conditions; winds of 10-13 mph from the east straight down the full length of Allatoona Lake, clear sunny skies on temps in 70’s on Saturday and a little cooler and cloudy on Sunday, flat water, intense competition and free beer and special mixed drinks. All scheduled races were sailed, 3 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday AM with the boats off the water by noon.
The Women’s Nationals was part of the AYC Open hosting Thistle, Flyer and Laser sailors, as well as the 10 women’s teams. As a result the social activities on land were great, especially the conversation around the fire pit. With 5 races and 4 starts per race the Race Committee Team did an outstanding job.
The team of Tarasa Davis and Kim Calnan sailed an outstanding regatta (1,4,1,2,1) to take first place. The next 3 boats battled it out for 2nd-4 th. Anna Lee Bradley and Kate Hodges Rose finally edged out by 1 point the teams of Kristen and Jeanne Herman and Bridget Wiatrowski/Jessica Claflin, with the Herman sisters winning 3rd on the tie breaker (1st in race 4).
The Top Master Team (Skipper 55+) was won by Amanda Hodges and Jeanette Taylor (AYC Y Flyer sailors) and the Top All Junior Team was the Spearman twins (Born in 2002), Lucy and Ellie, who just traded their Optis for a Snipe. These 2 gals are tough, as they weigh combined about 180 lbs.
The 10 teams had a great time on and off the water and several are looking forward to returning in the fall for the US Snipe Masters Nationals and Halloween regattas.