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2000 Snipe Pacific Coast Championships

September 10
22:29 2000

2000 Snipe Pacific Coast Championships

September 8-10, 2000
Alamitos Bay Yacht Club
Long Beach California
Alamitos Bay Yacht Club did it again!!! What did they do? They hosted another perfect regatta. The conditions were unbelievable with warm temperatures and moderate to strong breeze, the courses were square, and the social scene was festive.

Twenty-seven excellent snipe teams competed in the ocean off of Long Beach, California. The strongest breeze was on Friday when we had a 2:00 PM start and two races scheduled. The veteran team of Kevin Funch and Watt Duffy from New Orleans were off to strong start with a first race victory with myself and, new to the snipe crew from USC, Jessica Amen close behind in second. Augie Diaz from Miami, Florida with San Diegan crew Brian Janney showed that they were fast with a come from behind third place in race one.

Saturday came with an earlier start time and lighter breeze. The seas were still rough which made for some challenging conditions. The lighter teams showed there stuff when Doug Hart and Jeff Baker took a win with long time snipe sailors Jim Grubbs and Ruth Paulling close behind in second. After three races it was a close day between the Augie Diaz team and Jessica and myself. Doug Hart and Jeff baker had a very respectable day with a 1, 6,and 8.

With two races remaining we had to keep a close eye on Mr. Diaz and continue to have good performance ourselves. Diaz came on strong with a second place but we managed to use our speed to come from behind to finish third in the first race of the day. Now, Diaz’s only hope of overall victory would be to win the last race and have us finish behind third. He almost had the lead but gambled on the usually favorable left side when the right side finally paid. Jessica and I were battling from the teens after a not so desirable first windward leg. Augie fought hard to finish fifth in the race and we used our great upwind speed to finish sixth and take the title of Pacific Coast Champions.

 

                                                                                                                    Tot Pts.
    Sail No.  Competitor                       Race 1    Race 2    Race 3    Race 4    Race 5    Race 6    Race 7   W/ Throw Rank
    _________ ______________________________   _______   _______   _______   _______   _______   _______   _______  ________ ____  
 1   29222    BILL HARDESTY            SDYC      2       .75         4       .75         5         3        (6)        15.5    1
              JESSICA AMEN                  
 2   28810    AUGIE DIAZ               CORAL     3        (6)        5         2       .75         2         5         17.75   2
              BRIAN JANNEY                  
 3   28702    HENRY FILTER             SSA       4         3         6       (12)        4         5         2         24      3
              LORIE STOUT                   
 4   29628    KEVIN FUNSCH             OBYC    .75         4       (13)        8         3         6         4         25.75   4
              WATT DUFFY                    
 5   29314    DOUG HART                MBYC      6         2       .75         6         8         4        (9)        26.75   5
              JEFF BAKER                    
 6   29672    GEORGE SZAB0             SDYC      5         5         7         4         6        (8)      .75         27.75   6
              CLAY                          
 7   27569    RICK ARNESON             SDYC     11       (14)        3         5         7       .75         7         33.75   7
              CLARE LYON                    
 8   28467    JIM GRUBBS               ABYC      7         7         2         7       (18)        7        13         43      8
              RUTH PAULLING                 
 9   20369    CHRIS RAAB               ABYC     10        10         9       (14)        9        10         3         51      9
              NICK SCANDONE                 
10   29204    LEE GRIFFITH             SURF      8         9        10         9        12       (16)       11         59     10
              CAROL MERRIMAN                
11   29315    KEN REDLER               MBYC     12        11        12        10       (13)        9        10         64     11
              TUCKER GILLIAM                
12   29112    DAVID TILLSON            MBYC      9        12        14       (16)       11        12        14         72     12
              HOLLY O'HARE                  
13   29702    JACK FRANCO              BYC      13        15         8         3        10       (30)-DNS   30-DNS     79     13
              GRAHAM BEIL                   
14   28854    RANDY LAKE               SDYC    (30)-DNS   30-DNS    11        15         2        11        12         81     14
              PIET VAN OS                   
15   29537    JIM ELMS                 MBYC    (21)       19        18        13        19        14        15         98     15
              KELLY O/BRYAN                 
16   29108    STEVE STEWART            MBYC     14        13       (23)       23        16        17        18        101     16
              BERNADETTE                    
17   24702    JERRY THOMPSON           ABYC     15        16        17        17        14        24-DNF   (30)-DNS   103     17
              LYNN FITZPATRICK              
18   29302    CHUCK TRIPP              ABYC     19         8        15        18        26-DNF    20       (30)-DNS   106     18
              STACEY SZABO                  
19   29614    JORGE SUAREZ             ABYC     17        18       (22)       19        20        19        16        109     19
              SHELLY SUAREZ                 
20   28225    ROBIN GALES              MBYC     16        17        21        21        22        15       (30)-DNS   112     20
              ROBBY GALES                   
21   29016    GAVIN O'HARE             OBYC    (30)-DNS   30-DNS    19        22        23        13         8        115     21
22   28858    RUSSELL OIRING           MBYC     20        20       (24)       24        21        18        17        120     22
              GUS WIRTH                     
23   29539    TOM O'NEILL              MBYC    (30)-DNS   30-DNS    16        11        15        30-DNS    30-DNS    132     23
              JIM RICHARDSON                
24   28369    GEORGE WALKER            MBYC     18       (30)-DNS   20        20        17        30-DNS    30-DNS    135     24
              THERESA O'DEAY                
25   26477    MAX GODSIL               MBYC     22-DNF   (30)-DNS   25        25        24        21        30-DNS    147     25
              TRACEY GODSIL                 
26   29316    TODD SMITH               ABYC    (30)-DNS   30-DNS    26        26        30-DNS    22        19        153     26
              CATHY BLACK-SMITH             
27   23777    ANN CHAMBERLIN           CYC     (30)-DNS   30-DNS    30-DNS    27        25        23        20        155     27
              SAMI REVAH                    
28   29151    CHRIS SNOW               MBYC    (30)-DNS   30-DNS    30-DNS    30-DNS    30-DNS    30-DNS    30-DNS    180     28
              CHAD HOUGH                    
28   29109    STU ROBERTSON            LBYC    (30)-DNS   30-DNS    30-DNS    30-DNS    30-DNS    30-DNS    30-DNS    180     28
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