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Comodoro Rasco

Comodoro Rasco
February 13
10:25 2017

Miami, February 12, 2017: 5 races, no throwouts.

 

Report by Carol Cronin

Despite light enough air that we only touched the hiking straps in tacks, the 20 boats that signed up for the 2017 Comodoro Rasco were not disappointed. For one thing, we all got sailing lessons from Raul Rios/Mac Agnese, who won the five race, no throwout regatta with three seconds on Saturday and two firsts on Sunday. Given the light spotty breeze that confused even the locals, it was a very impressive display of both consistency and boat speed in difficult conditions.

Peter/Connie Commette showed excellent speed to win a tight battle with Ernesto Rodriguez/Kathleen Tocke for second. (Peter and Connie also gave us all a lesson in how to “win” the La Bomba Va contest, when each team has to “drink down” a concoction Old Man Diaz mixed in a large glass jar.) Local and former local David Hernandez/Nikki Bruno never strayed too far to one side or the other, so they were able to capitalize on the irregular shifts and puffs that filled across the course. And Annapolis father/daughter Alex and Lexi Pline also kept their heads out of the boat to round out the top five.

The highlight of the regatta was, as usual, the Saturday night dinner at Old Man and Carmen Diaz’s house. With extra bonus footage this year, even veterans of this memorable evening were treated to some “new” footage of Diaz home movies from the 1950s. Comodoro Rasco and Dr. Inclan made their usual appearances.

Next up is the Midwinter Circuit, which begins this year in Nassau.

Pos Skipper  1   2   3   4   5  Total Pos
1  
Raul Rios/
Mac Agnese
2 2 2 1 1 8  
1  
2  
Peter Commette/
Connie Commette
4 7 1 2 3 17  
2  
3  
Ernesto Rodriguez/
Katheleen Tockle
1 1 3 7 7 19  
3  
4  
David Hernandez/
Nikki Bruno
7 6 4 4 6 27  
4  
5  
Alex Pline/
Lexi Pline
9 8 6 6 2 31  
5  
6  
Taylor Scheuermann/
Charlie Bess
5 3 8 8 13 37  
6  
7  
Carol CRONIN/
Kim Couranz
12 12 5 5 4 38  
7  
8  
Steve Tautz/
Keisha Meyer
10 11 7 3 8 39  
8  
9  
ZACK KELCHNER/
BRYAN STOUT
3 5 9 17/ZFP 10 44T  
9  
10  
Andrew Klein/
Ryan Vittimberga
6 9 15 9 5 44T  
10  
11  
Asher Zittrer/
J. Watt Duffy III
8 10 11 11 16 56  
11  
12  
Christian Filter/
Jessica Bennett
11 13 12 12 11 59  
12  
13  
Nick VOSS/
Nicole Popp
13 4 10 21/RET-BF 14 62  
13  
14  
Kenneth VOSS/
Tara Lobo
18 15 13 10 9 65  
14  
15  
Gonzalo Diaz/
Patti Bess
16 14 14 15 12 71  
15  
16  
Eliot Payson/
Alice Bush
14 17 19 18/ZFP 15 83T  
16  
17  
Martin Bebb/
Sarajane McMahon
15 18 16 17 17 83T  
17  
18  
Mike Slouka/
Andi Slouka
17 16 17 16 18 84  
18  
19  
Steve Kurtz/
Ed LoCcricchio
19 19 18 18 21/DNS 95  
19  
20  
Sharon Seymour-Johnson/
Christina Persson
21/DNC 21/DNC 21/DNC 21/DNC 21/DNC 105  
20  
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