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2014 Carolyn Nute Memorial

2014 Carolyn Nute Memorial
October 27
16:30 2014

2014 Carolyn Nute Memorial Regatta

Mission Bay Yacht Club / Fleet 497

October 25-26, 2014

 

The 2014 Carolyn Nute Memorial (and unofficial Halloween) Regatta was another San Diego classic with 22 boats on the water and standard, ideal Socal weather and sailing conditions.

Saturday morning started slow with Mission Bay looking more like a glass table and clocking about zero knots. At just about the exact time that boats started touching into the water, the wind gods changed their mind and ordered up about eight knots of solid breeze.

Running two windward-leewards and one olympic triangle, a mix of teams found themselves in and out of the mix. The breeze actually built into the low teens, which in San Diego, is considered to be quite breezy! Teams stretched their legs, working to stay in the pressure, in phase with the big shifts and out of the holes. Consistency was key and Rick Arneson and Diana Waterbury did it best, holding a three point day-one lead over David Tillson and Blaire Herron.

Post-racing on Saturday featured a keg of local Ballast Point Brewing refreshment and an amazing spread of homemade chili, cookies and snacks brought together by the competitors. Fleet 495 takes the Snipe motto of “Serious Sailing, Serious Fun” damn seriously.

The three races on Sunday featured a bit less breeze but it was plenty good and shifty to have some good, fun competition. Not to mention a few sailors embracing the Halloween spirit and racing in full costume…

The fleet pushed things a little harder on the starting line on Sunday and scored two general recalls and a couple of “I” flags as a result. Arneson and Waterbury picked up two more bullets to secure the overall win, but were kept company, the whole way, by the likes of Chuck Sinks and Katherine Bowman and Eric Heim and Melissa Denman. Final scores got shuffled with Tillson getting called away by work (earning a few DNS’s) and a handful of OCS’s handed out to others, thanks to those “I” flags. When the dust settled Chris and Lauren Wright and Seth Siegler with Jenny Lyons rode solid Sundays into the top five, joining Arneson/Waterbury, Sinks/Bowman and Heim/Denman.

Place
#
Ghoul Goblin Club
Race 1
Race 2
Race 3
Race 4
Race 5
Race 6
Total
1
30800 Rick Arneson Diana Waterbury SDYC
2
3
1
4
1
1
12
2
30687 Seth Siegler Jenny Lyons MBYC
8
10
4
6
2
6
36
3
28687 Chuck Sinks Katherine Bowman SDYC
1
5
5
1
24 ocs
2
38
4
29013 Chris Wright Lauren Wright MBYC
7
7
13
2
7
8
44
5
30337 Eric Heim Melissa Denman SDYC
3
6
3
5
24 ocs
4
45
6
30113 Bob Bowden Gus Wirth MBYC
13
12
9
7
3
3
47
7
30618 Don Bedford Taisei Hatter MBYC
5
4
11
15
4
9
48
8
30733 Packy Davis Julie Calvert STFYC
4
2
8
10
24 ocs
7
55
9
30611 Ray Treppa Emma Batcher SDYC
9
8
16
8
6
11
58
10
28858 Ryan Sullivan Krystal Treiberg SDYC
16
15
10
3
9
10
63
11
29646 Aimee Heim Jerelyn Biehl SDYC
11
9
12
13
10
12
67
12
28464 Akane Nakagaki Nobu Nakagaki MBYC
15
16
17
9
11
5
73
13
30109 David Tillson Blaire Herron MBYC
6
1
2
24 dnc
24 dnc
24 dnc
81
14
29811 Scott Dalin Megan Lansdale MBYC
17
18
15
24 ocs
5
13
92
15
24702 Danny North Darin Hayden SDYC
18
11
14
19
13
19
94
16
9013 Scott Hoffman Katie Leisure MBYC
12
14
6
16
24 dnc
24 dnc
96
17
29044 Sonya Smith Steve Pickel MBYC
10
13
7
24 dnc
24 dnc
24 dnc
102
18
30359 Jack Plavan John Majernik
22
21
22
17
8
14
104
19
27927 Steve Ross Marlene Ross MBYC
14
19
18
11
24 ocs
18
104
20
31188 Ed Machado Jon Robertson MBYC
20
20
21
12
15
16
104
21
29356 Craig Storms Stefanie Storms MBYC
19
24 dnc
19
14
12
17
105
22
29316 Todd Smith Cathy Black-Smith ABYC
21
17
20
18
14
15
105
23
29941 Doug Hart Beth Hart MBYC
24 dnc
24 dnc
24 dnc
24 dnc
24 dnc
24 dnc
144

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