Regatta participants met and began rigging boats at 1200 under sunny skies and NNW winds of approximately 16 knots. The temperature was 42 degrees F. A brief sailors meeting occurred at 1230. We dispensed with the formality of written sailing instructions as all of the necessary details were in the NOR and the course attachment. First warning was at 1300. During the afternoon, the temperature increased slightly to 44 and the winds subsided slightly to about 13. Suffice to say, it was cold - but a great event anyway.
This was a fun regatta with some unusual courses (see the last page of the NOR for course diagrams): We sailed 2 races using the Harry Anderson course, 2 races using the Harry Anderson Modified course, 1 race using the Butterfly course, and 1 race using the Open Cross course. All of the courses were great; the Butterfly course was a particular favorite.
One boat capsized toward the end of the first race and after finishing, retired for the remainder of the regatta. One additional sailor also got cold and went to shore. His skipper, William Diaz, returned to the race course and single-handed the next 3 races. A crew member from the retired boat joined William for the last 2 races. There were no break-downs and no protests.
Sailing concluded at 1610; trophies were awarded at 1700. Participants also received regatta T-shirts and enjoyed king cake afterwards. Special thanks to Monica Grumme for designing the shirt and bringing the king cake.
Charlie Breath and Graham Kalom won first place; Joshua and Joel Grumme won second place; and William Diaz, Jack Winstead, and Wallace St. Paul took third. William Diaz was recognized for his competitive spirit and outstanding attitude.
|1||St. Stanislaus||Rock-A-Chaws 3||6||6|
|2||St. Stanislaus||Rock-A-Chaws 2||13||13|
|3||St. Stanislaus||Rock-A-Chaws 4||17||17|
|4||St. Stanislaus||Rock-A-Chaws 1||29||29|
The following chart shows the relative rank of the teams as of the race indicated. Note that the races are ordered by number, then division, which may not represent the order in which the races were actually sailed.
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