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2014 Las Vegas Regatta

2014 Las Vegas Regatta
January 26
18:03 2014

2014 Las Vegas Regatta

Mission Bay Yacht Club

January 25-26, 2014

RESULTS

21 Teams braved 70 degree temperatures in January to contest the annual Las Vegas Regatta hosted by Mission Bay Yacht Club. Many viewed this event as a great tune up for the Western Hemispheres Qualifier to be held in 2 weeks out of San Diego Yacht Club, but Mother Nature did not cooperate in the wind department.

Saturday was a light air affair with crews in the boat all day. At only one point did I ask my crew Jerelyn to move to weather and sit on top of the daggerboard… The RC managed to get off 3 races though and the usual suspects picked their way through the shifts and holes to emerge at the pointy end.

On Sunday, it was a bit more solid pressure wise across the course, but big shifts and lots of velocity changes meant another day of tough going if you found yourself in bad air and out of phase. By the middle of day 2, it was apparent that the team of Randy Lake and Kate Sheahan were the only ones that could stay in the top 5 with any consistency.

While the Vegas Regatta is a great way for Fleet 495 to dust off the cobwebs each year, it has also served as a way to give back to the Mission Bay Yacht Club in the form of a Junior Fundraiser Casino Night. This year, we managed to raise $5000 to go toward new equipment for the Juniors! Since our fleet tends to cull the Junior Ranks for quality crew and to train the next generation of Snipe Sailors, we view this fundraising as a bit self serving, but it keeps us in good graces with other members and hopefully we have some good will capitol to burn when we host the GFU on Aug 8-9…

Report by Eric Heim, Fleet Co-Captain

 

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#
Skipper Crew
Race 1
Race 2
Race 3
Race 4
Race 5
Race 6
Total
1
28854 Randy Lake Kate Sheahan
1
2
2
1
– 4
3
9
2
28687 Scott Sinks Johannes McElvain
7
3
1
2
2
– 10
15
3
30109 David Tillson Ian Brill
2
4
– 6
6
3
2
17
4
29941 Doug Hart Ryan Hopps
– 9
1
8
4
1
4
18
5
28857 John Fretwell Taisei Hatter
3
5
9
– 14
5
1
23
6
30800 Rick Arneson Diana Waterbury
4
8
4
– 12
7
8
31
7
29439 Gene Ratliffe Ryan Ratliffe
8
10
3
8
– 12
6
35
8
29248 Aine Fretwell Austin
– 23 dnc
6
5
9
9
7
36
9
29013 Chris Wright Lauren Wright
13
9
7
3
– 15
5
37
10
30618 Don Bedford Ava Dorvillier
12
– 13
13
7
10
9
51
11
30337 Eric & Aimee Heim Jerelyn Biehl
6
– 17
12
11
13
13
55
12
29166 Sonya Smith Kelly Loomis
11
12
16
5
– 17
17
61
13
2885 Ty Reed Mandy Sackett
16
11
11
15
8
– 19
61
14
28464 Akane Nakagaki Nobu Nakagaki
– 18
15
10
18
14
12
69
15
30550 Matt “Boss” Capetta Meri Harrington
14
– 18
15
16
11
14
70
16
9013 Alli Blecher
– 23 dnc
23 dnc
23 dnc
10
6
11
73
17
28858 Nick Kashack Krystal Treiberg
10
7
14
– 23 dnc
23 dnc
23 dnc
77
18
26114 Seth Siegler Maggie Siegler
15
16
– 20
13
18
15
77
19
30113 Bob Bowden Gus Wirth
– 19
14
19
17
16
16
82
20
30569 Vince Casalaina Sherry Eldridge
17
19
17
– 20
19
18
90
21
28225 Eric Krebs Colin Krebs
5
– 23 dnc
23 dnc
23 dnc
23 dnc
23 dnc
97
22
30611 Ray Treppa Marlene Ross
20
– 23 dnc
18
19
20
20
97

 

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