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2014 SCIRA USA Nationals Day 1

2014 SCIRA USA Nationals Day 1
July 28
16:09 2014

2014 SCIRA USA National Championship

Okoboji Yacht Club, Iowa

July 28-August 2, 2014

RESULTS | PHOTOS

 

Fleet completes three races under grey skies and light winds.

(Okoboji Iowa, July 28) – The first day of racing for the 2014 SCIRA USA National Championship has wrapped up and once again Raul Rios is sitting atop the leader board.  The forecast was calling for 12-15kts, however the fleet never saw more than 8kts, and sometimes saw zero kts, never the less the race committee led by PRO Phil Petersen was able to complete the three scheduled races in plenty of time for the evening entertainment.

San Diegan Kate Sheahan, sailing for Ernesto Rodriguez from the Miami Snipe fleet commented that the sailing was “tricky, the heavy motor boat wakes from pleasure boats combined with the puffy and inconsistent winds made it hard to keep moving.  Raul (Rios) was able to have great starts and extend his lead but the rest of the fleet struggled off the line and there were several instances of near inversion on the down wind legs.”

For the spectators on shore it was frustrating to watch the fleet stall on the race course only to see the back of the pack get their own gust of wind and nearly catch the leaders.

Two more races are scheduled for tomorrow to conclude the Crosby series.  If conditions are favorable the fleet will start the Heinzerling Series tomorrow as well to try and get ahead of schedule while they can.

 

Top ten results after Day 1

Place
#
Country Skipper & Crew Division Fleet
Race 1
Race 2
Race 3
Race 4
Race 5
Total
1
29841
PUR
Raul Rios & Henry Dumke Junior 591
1
3
1
5
2
29941
USA
Doug Hart & Ryan Hopps Master 495
2
4
3
9
3
30473
USA
Ernesto Rodriguez & Kate Sheahan Senior 7
4
1
5
10
4
30288
USA
Augie Diaz & Aine McLean Master 7
3
5
2
10
5
30860
USA
Carol Cronin & Kim Couranz Master 17
5
8
4
17
6
29778
USA
Roberto Guaragna & Andre Guaragna Master 7
7
6
6
19
7
30904
USA
Lee Griffith & Hillary Noble Master 256
14
2
8
24
8
30089
USA
Andrew Klein & Jessica Claflin Master 77
6
9
10
25
9
30088
USA
Will Crary & Lara Dallman-Weiss Junior 309
9
10
14
33
10
30618
USA
Don Bedford & Eric Heim Senior 495
16
7
11
34

 

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