Regatta Reports

Region II Championship

By November 16, 2011 December 8th, 2018 No Comments
The 5o5 Region Two Championship was sailed once again on the warm and windy waters of Hampton Flats. The weekend led off with a nice Friday dinner at the Moore compound. Leigh Chapman organized a nice event at HYC complete with free registration, snack bags for those hungry crews and a neighborhood Oyster Roast Saturday night at Kathy & Malcolm Brady’s house.

PRO Bob Thomas & Tyler Moore set up the course close to the harbor entrance for an easy sail out to the Big Breeze. Saturday started off at a very civilized noon start that sent the fleet on a double sausage course in 15 to 22 kts. The fleet was very tight after the first two legs; however, Drew Buttner & JB Turney suffered a broken pole after a spectacular splash on the first run. That left them unable to wire run for the remainder of the day.

By day’s end Geoff Ewenson & Tyler Moore were on top with a 1,1,1,2,1. Big Clayton James & Henry Amthor managed a 2,2,4,1,3. Past North American Champs Parry Barclay & Macy Nelson held 3rd with a 3,3,2,4,2.

Sunday dawned with sunny temps in the high 60’s and a lighter breeze at about 12 kts. The breeze steadily improved with puffs in the mid 20’s by day’s end. Drew & JB came out of the blocks smoking fast (now armed with a new carbon pole provided by Santa Moore). They managed all top three finishes, including two race wins. Unfortunately this was not enough to overcome their first day breakdown.

With Tyler and Geoff locking up the regatta by holding consistently near the top including two more wins in heats 8 & 9, the race was on for second overall. The Carolina brothers Charles & Jay Smith had a shot along with the boys from Baltimore and Team Hampton. The top five team scores tightened up as the day progressed so it all came down to the ninth and final race. Team Hampton got the jump on the first lap in a building breeze only to watch the fleet sail away after the spin halyard failed to unwind at the leeward mark. Team Baltimore Macy & Parry sailed through to secure second overall. Team Hampton recovered from the leeward mark mishap to get third.


It was nice to see some new sailors in the fleet including Catherine Guiader, Evan Hoffman, Ron Thompson and Andy Forman.

A Big thanks to PRO Bob Thomas & his crew: Vince & Tripp Behm for mark boat and Captain Eley and Ric Handly for photo boat & safety. Thanks are also due to the Chapmans, Bradys and Moores for their hospitality.

Results

1. 9007 Geoff Ewenson/Tyler Moore 1,1,1,2,1,3,2,1,1. 10
2. 8722 Parry Barclay/Macy Nelson 3,3,2,4,2,4,3,4,3. 24
3. 8012 Clayton James/Henry Amthor 2,2,4,1,3,5,4,5,5. 26
4. 8830 Andrew Buttner/JB Turney DNF,6,5,5,5,1,1,3,2. 28
5. 8952 Jay Smith/Charles Smith 5,5,3,3,4,2,5,2,4. 28
6. 8441 Olav Schluter/Katrin Deinhart 7,7,6,6,6,7,8,6,DNS. 53
7. 8822 Andy Forman/David Burchfiel 6,8,7,7,8,11,10,8,6. 60
8. 9007 Ron Thompson/Jim Englert 4,4,DNF,DNS,DNS,6,7,DNF,DNS. 69
9. 8883 Michael Renda/John Berquist/Evan Hoffman 9,9,8,DNF,DNS,9,6,7,DNS. 72
10. 8059 Chris Brady/Catherine Guiader 10,11,10,8,7,8,DNF,DNS,DNS. 78
11. 8951 Caroline Rasmussen/Christian Rasmussen 8,10,9,9,DNF,10,9,DNF,DNS. 79

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