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Ernesto Continues Domination of Snipe NA’s

Ernesto Continues Domination of Snipe NA’s
May 20
15:55 2017

Ernesto Rodriguez continued to shut out the rest of the international fleet of 27 teams with three more bullets to take a commanding lead in the 2017 Snipe North Americans. Conditions remained challenging with plenty of steep waves but “only” 12-15 knots of in-shore breeze in the Atlantic Ocean outside Fort Lauderdale.

The scores will show an unusual number of “retired” finishes due to many competitors (including me – the US National Secretary ~~~) not heeding the SI’s requirement to pass through the leeward gate on the way to the finish.

 

Today’s races highlighted the wide range in age and experience which has been a hallmark of the Snipe: 87-ish year old Gonzalo “Old Man” Diaz proved that age is relative by besting the grueling course today; and I had fun battling back and forth with 13 year-old Michael Morley all 6-races as well as the youthful crews Steve Stewart’s crew Marcus Hall and Diego Escobar (San Diego high schooler) who had energy and smiles that could power southern Florida.

Incoming USF frosh Jenson McTigue remains in second. Jenson, a regular front runner in Snipes, confided that he sensed the “calling” to competitive sailing way back when he was 11 when racing Optis. It is cool to see the new generation that he represents stepping up to this high level of sailing that makes this a draw for so many from all corners of the earth.

Tomorrow’s forecast is for lessening breezes for Sunday’s finale with 2 scheduled races.

Results

Pos Sail   Skipper  1   2   3   4   5   6  Total Pos
1  
31337   Ernesto Rodriguez/
Kathleen Tocke  
[1]   1   1   1   1   1   5  
1  
2  
30027   Jensen McTighe/
Andre Guaragna  
2   4   2   [29/RET]   2   3   13  
2  
3  
30288   Augie Diaz/
Eddie Mintzias  
[4]   3   4   2   4   4   17  
3  
4  
PUR 29841   Raul Rios/
Mac Agnese  
7   2   3   [29/RET]   3   5   20  
4  
5  
31297   Doug Hart/
Diego Escobar  
5   5   7   3   [8]   2   22  
5  
6  
29442   Peter Commette/
Connie Commette  
6   [29/OCS]   5   4   7   7   29  
6  
7  
PUR 30873   Agustin Lazaro-Lugo/
Jose Lazo  
8   11   9   6   14   [19]   48  
7  
8  
30860   Carol CRONIN/
Linda Epstein  
[29/DNC]   16   18   5   6   6   51  
8  
9  
31391   Brett Davis/
Bryan Stout  
13   7   11   7   [29/RET]   15   53  
9  
10  
29671   Tarasa Davis/
Kim Calnan  
14   10   12   [29/RET]   9   10   55  
10  
11  
2944   Michael Morley/
Watt Duffy  
15   8   13   8   [29/RET]   13   57  
11  
12  
29511   Taylor Scheuermann/
Charlie Bess  
[17]   14   16   9   11   8   58  
12  
13  
31424   Andrew Pimental/
Megan Place  
3   [29/OCS]   6   29/RET   5   16   59  
13  
14  
31087   Diego Figueroa/
Benjamin Vidal  
10   15   [20]   10   15   12   62  
14  
15  
30571   Sharon Seymour-Johnson/
Tara Lobo  
16   12   15   [29/RET]   13   17   73  
15  
16  
28811   Jimmie Lowe/
Lori Lowe  
12   9   10   [29/RET]   29/RET   14   74  
16  
17  
30364   Rogelio Padron/
Lorenzo Lopes  
9   6   8   [29/RET]   29/RET   29/RET   81T  
17  
18  
29602   Sarah Streater/
Elizabeth Ryder  
[23]   13   19   12   16   21   81T  
18  
19  
30611   Sean Adams/
Jennifer Adams  
[21]   19   21   11   17   20   88  
19  
20  
30280   David Hiebert/
Bill Schoenberg  
11   [29/DNF]   29/DNS   29/RET   12   9   90  
20  
21  
29782   Zack Kelchner/
Nikki Bruno  
18   [29/DNS]   29/DNS   29/RET   10   11   97  
21  
22  
31027   Juan Jose Ferretti/
Juan Carlos Casal  
22   20   23   [29/DSQ]   18   18   101  
22  
23  
29995   Ivan Riano/
Bruno Mello  
25   [29/OCS]   17   14   20   29/DNS   105  
23  
24  
31280   Art Rousmaniere/
Jennifer Rousmaniere  
19   17   14   [29/RET]   29/RET   29/RET   108  
24  
25  
30111   Christopher Hains/
Barbara Mann  
[29/DNS]   29/DNS   29/DNS   13   19   22   112  
25  
26  
29108   STEVE STEWART/
MARCUS HALL  
20   18   22   [29/RET]   29/RET   29/RET   118  
26  
27  
30336SNIP   Gonzalo E. Diaz/
Alex Guerrero  
[29/DNC]   29/DNC   29/DNC   15   29/DNS   29/DNS   131  
27  
28  
31355   George Antarr/
Donna Antarr  
24   [29/DNF]   29/DNS   29/RET   29/RET   29/DNF   140  
28  
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