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Santa Cruz Summer 505 Regatta – A Whale of a Good Time!

Report by Eric Anderson

Thirteen teams gathered at the Santa Cruz Yacht Club this weekend for the Santa Cruz 5o5 Regatta.  On Saturday we had 10 to 18 knots of NW breeze and beautiful rolling waves. The standard “go right” logic didn’t apply and it was more a game of picking long port legs back from the middle left, which had the best pressure.  Mike/Adam apparently felt quite confident going into the regatta, electing to forgo not only the two days of tuning the fleet did on Thurs/Fri but also an on-time start to Race 1, arriving three minutes late after Adam accidently woke up in Michigan that morning and giving newcomer Nic Baird(/Eric Anderson) the first bullet of the day.  Having had enough of that, Mike/Adam promptly swept the next three races.  Mike H/Rob W were eager to share their local knowledge with the fleet but failed to point out all the whales and tore their transom off midway through the day.  Reeve very generously offered Holtie the black boat for Sunday, nicely sidestepping Holtie’s intention to turn the Saturday night barbeque into an all night rigging party for 6992 (the new fleet boat, now sitting in his driveway).
On Sunday a weak westerly was pulsing onto/off of the course, resulting in huge holes and a “must go left” paradigm.  Starting well near the pin was critical, and the teams that held lanes off the line going left won most of the races. Nic/Eric disastrously fell from their 1st place position going into the day after two bad starts and an ill timed jibe to course right resulted in three shockers, while Howie/Jeff tore up the leaderboard (Howie’s secret: line up parallel to Mike/Adam and then turn 5 degrees higher).  Training partners Kevin/guest star Paul Allen also registered major gains with a 2 in R5 and the bullet in R6.  When the dust settled Howie/Jeff came out on top, followed by Mike/Adam and Kevin/Paul.
Our next event is CGOD in the Gorge at the end of July.  Come Early! There will be a tuning group all week!
Results: http://club.scyc.org/racing/ NOTE:these results have a drop race as of 6/[email protected], but the NOR specifies no drops.  Holtie has confirmed that these results will be corrected.

 

1  
USA 9106  Mike’s Boat  Mike Martin   StFYC NHYC  [8]  1  1  1  4  5  3  15T  
1  
2  
9160  The Good Life  Howard Hamlin
Howard P Hamlin  
NHYC/ABYC  2  [6]  2  5  3  2  1  15T  
2  
3  
USA 916    Kevin Taugher Paul Allen   Alamitos Bay Yacht Club  4  [7]  5  2  2  1  5  19  
3  
4  
9004  N = 1  Eric Anderson   YCYC  1  2  4  3  5  [10]  8  23T  
4  
5  
9072  IO Integration  Mike Holt   Santa Cruz YC  3  3  6  [14/DNS]  1  4  6  23T  
5  
6  
CAN 9216    Robert Tennant
Stephen N Bourdow  
Santa Cruz yc  5  4  3  4  [7]  6  4  26  
6  
7  
9082  Miracle  Jeff Miller
Reeve Dunne  
Santa Cruz YC  6  5  [7]  6  6  3  2  28  
7  
8  
9073  Phetta Regast  Bruce Edwards
Bruce T Edwards  
SCYC  7  [11]  9  8  8  7  7  46  
8  
9  
8937    Tim Murphy
Brendan Heusler  
None  [11]  8  11  7  10  9  9  54  
9  
10  
8084  Rob’s Olde Boat  Aaron Ross
Smitty  
Santa Cruz Yacht Club  9  9  8  10  11  [14/OCS]  10  57  
10  
11  
8680  Ever Given  Evan Diola
Adam Koch  
SCYC  10  12  10  [14/DNF]  9  8  12  61  
11  
12  
8753  Rogue One  Ryan Nelson   Encinal Yacht Club  [12]  10  12  9  12  11  11  65  
12  
13  
7877  Spaceman Spiff  Steve Andered   IYC  [14/DNF]  13  13  11  13  12  13  75  
13 

 

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