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2009 North American Championship

September 15 - 18, 2009

DISTRICT: ISCYRA

HOST

Cedar Point Yacht Club    
Bluff Point
Westport Connecticut 6880 USA

CONTACT

Regatta Chair : Dave Cutler
917-576-7077
Fleet Captain : Fleet Captain
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Star

 

Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total
1 USA 8241   Andy Horton   Steve Erickson   8241   NB   5.0 13.0 2.0 3.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 15
2 CAN 8361   Richard Clarke   Tyler Bjorn   8361   Isol   16.0 3.0 1.0 1.0 6.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 19
3 USA 8263   George Szabo   Rick Peters   8263   SDB   2.0 4.0 4.0 2.0 12.0 11.0 9.0 4.0 36
4 USA 8264   Peter McChesney   Shane Zwingelberg   8264   AN   12.0 1.0 3.0 16.0 3.0 4.0 17.0 8.0 47
5 USA 8195   John Maccausland   Kevin Murphy   8195   CR   11.0 7.0 5.0 4.0 15.0 5.0 48.0 [DNS] 7.0 54
6 NOR 8317   Eivind Melleby   Petrus Eide   8317   NOR   19.0 5.0 6.0 5.0 13.0 7.0 8.0 10.0 54.0001
7 USA 8306   Jim Buckingham   Austin Sperry   8306   NH   15.0 21.0 8.0 7.0 7.0 17.0 11.0 2.0 67
8 USA 8177   Jud Smith   Stuart Delisser   8177   CA   1.0 17.0 10.0 10.0 20.0 12.0 5.0 17.0 72
9 BRA 8159   Andre Mirsky   Marcelo Jordao   8159   RdJ   17.0 2.0 9.0 13.0 48.0 [DNC] 14.0 14.0 13.0 82
10 ARG 8169   Alberto Zanetti   Gustavo Warburg   8169   OL   28.0 15.0 7.0 24.0 2.0 23.0 1.0 12.0 84
11 CAN 8143   Brian Cramer   Matt Johnston   8143   WLOC   7.0 10.0 17.0 11.0 10.0 30.0 19.0 11.0 85
12 USA 8112   John Bainton Jr   Will Christenson   8112   NB   18.0 14.0 19.0 6.0 35.0 3.0 27.0 15.0 102
13 USA 8067   Tomas Hornos   Luis Hornos   8067   BH   6.0 42.0 16.0 9.0 8.0 16.0 29.0 18.0 102
14 USA 8215   Bill Allen   Brad Lichter   8215   WH   20.0 43.0 11.0 23.0 5.0 6.0 21.0 19.0 105
15 USA 8080   Fotis Boliakis   Roman Gotsulyak   8080   CLIS   10.0 23.0 20.0 12.0 48.0 [DNF] 22.0 22.0 5.0 114
16 USA 8227   Arthur Anosov   Michael Nichol   8227   SL   24.0 31.0 18.0 29.0 21.0 15.0 4.0 9.0 120
17 USA 8044   John Finch   Ivan Bunner   8044   WLOC   32.0 41.0 21.0 14.0 24.0 13.0 6.0 14.0 124
18 CAN 7626   Mark Passmore   Brad Anderson   7626   WLOC   27.0 26.0 12.0 18.0 11.0 27.0 12.0 22.0 128
19 USA 7620   Derek Decouteau   Stuart Frost   7620   BI   9.0 20.0 28.0 21.0 4.0 29.0 28.0 20.0 130
20 USA 8376   Jon Vandermolen   Geoff Ewenson   8376   GL   25.0 34.0 15.0 15.0 14.0 10.0 18.0 48.0 [DNF] 131
21 USA 8007   William Watson   Roger Sharp   8007   CLIS   30.0 6.0 25.0 17.0 27.0 24.0 16.0 21.0 136
22 USA 8318   Daniel Coughlin III   Brad Balmert   8318   HB   14.0 22.0 22.0 19.2 [19.2, RDG] 18.0 20.0 24.0 29.0 139.2
23 CAN 7930   Oskar Johansson   Jeffrey Imai   7930   LOC   8.0 18.0 14.0 22.0 48.0 [DNF] 48.0 [DNC] 20.0 16.0 146
24 USA 8333   Larry Whipple   Mark Strube   8333   PS   36.0 44.0 13.0 8.0 48.0 [DNF] 8.0 15.0 26.0 150
25 USA 8036   Jack Rickard   Sam Eadie   8036   WH   41.0 12.0 23.0 25.0 25.0 21.0 13.0 31.0 150
26 USA 7462   Dave Watt   Mike Thompson   7462   PS   4.0 40.0 31.0 19.0 17.0 28.0 31.0 24.0 154
27 USA 8245   Joe Zambella   Bill Gottling   8245   BH   26.0 19.0 26.0 20.0 19.0 35.0 23.0 23.0 156
28 USA 8132   Jack Jennings   Brian Sharp   8132   LS   42.0 33.0 48.0 [DSQ] 48.0 [DSQ] 16.0 18.0 10.0 6.0 173
29 USA 8013   Richard Dhein   Clark Dhein   8013   LG   23.0 11.0 34.0 28.0 30.0 19.0 36.0 32.0 177
30 USA 8028   John Vanderhoff   Adam Dolezal   8038   NCB   3.0 24.0 48.0 [DNS] 48.0 [DNS] 23.0 32.0 25.0 30.0 185
31 USA 7619   Peter Brzechffa   Richard Burgess   7619   LH   22.0 27.0 37.0 27.0 33.0 9.0 48.0 [DNS] 48.0 [DNS] 203
32 USA 7629   Kenneth Woods   Jim Pickering   7629   CA   45.0 9.0 48.0 [DSQ] 48.0 [DSQ] 36.0 37.0 7.0 27.0 209
33 USA 7715   William Swigart   Carroll McCallum   7715   CLIS   34.0 16.0 48.0 [OCS] 48.0 [DNS] 28.0 25.0 32.0 35.0 218
34 USA 8083   John Chiarella   Bob Carlston   8083   Sun   29.0 46.0 35.0 30.0 31.0 33.0 33.0 28.0 219
35 USA 7565   Jack Button   Bud Converse   7565   MID   38.0 29.0 27.0 26.0 34.0 40.0 35.0 34.0 223
36 CAN 7601   Doug Folsetter   Larry Scott   7601   WLOC   21.0 25.0 24.0 48.0 [BFD] 29.0 31.0 48.0 [DNS] 48.0 [DNS] 226
37 USA 8269   Jock Kohlhas   Witold Gessing   8269   CLIS   13.0 28.0 48.0 [DSQ] 48.0 [DSQ] 9.0 34.0 48.0 [DNS] 48.0 [DNS] 228
38 USA 8176   John O'Donnell   Huy Nguyen   8176   LB   35.0 32.0 29.0 48.0 [DNE] 26.0 36.0 30.0 33.0 233
39 USA 7959   Thorsten Cook   Mike Young   7959   CLIS   37.0 35.0 32.0 48.0 [DNF] 22.0 26.0 38.0 48.0 [DNF] 238
40 USA 8175   James Babel   TC Belco   8175   GL   31.0 39.0 30.0 48.0 [BFD] 32.0 38.0 34.0 48.0 [DNS] 252
41 USA 7986   Barbara Beigel Vosbury   Tom White   7986   AN   40.0 30.0 48.0 [DNS] 48.0 [DNS] 48.0 [DSQ] 48.0 [DSQ] 26.0 25.0 265
42 USA 7998   David Cutler   Nelson Stephenson   7998   CLIS   39.0 8.0 36.0 48.0 [DNS] 48.0 [DNS] 48.0 [DNC] 48.0 [DNC] 48.0 [DNC] 275
43 CAN 6729   Vadim Panna   Neil Gibb   6729   WLOC   44.0 45.0 48.0 [DNC] 48.0 [DNC] 37.0 39.0 37.0 36.0 286
44 USA 8065   Douglas Steele   Barton Jahncke   8065   LB   33.0 36.0 33.0 48.0 [DNE] 48.0 [DSQ] 48.0 [DSQ] 48.0 [DNF] 48.0 [DNS] 294
45 USA 8238   Joe McCorkell   Brent Ostbye   8238   AN   43.0 37.0 48.0 [DNS] 31.0 48.0 [DNC] 48.0 [DNF] 48.0 [DNS] 48.0 [DNS] 303
46 USA 8295   Stuart Miller   Jack Winthrop   8295   LH   46.0 38.0 48.0 [DNC] 48.0 [DNC] 48.0 [DNC] 41.0 39.0 48.0 [RAF] 308
47 USA 7306   Lou Roberts   Kevin Elterman   7306   MID   47.0 47.0 38.0 48.0 [DNF] 48.0 [DSQ] 48.0 [DSQ] 48.0 [DNC] 48.0 [DNC] 324

Report by Lynn Ftizpatrick, WorldRegattas.com

Champions Continue Their Ways
Westport, CT (September 15, 2009) - Long Island Sound’s seabreeze exhaled as if had emphysema, one lung and was toting around a respirator. The water was flat during the first two races of the 2009 Star North American Championship being hosted by Cedar Point Yacht Club in Westport, CT. At times, the current was flowing in the same direction as the wind’s mighty gasps, which registered two to four knots. Despite the mentally exhausting beats and runs, recently crowned Star World Champions, George Szabo and Rick Peters, sailed with the same consistency that earned them the World Championship title in last month’s light air regatta in which current played a major role.

Jud Smith and Stuart Delisser, fresh off this weekend’s victory in the Cedar Point Open for the Bedford Pitcher, looked as if they were going to continue on their rampage when they rounded the first windward mark of the series opener in the lead, extended and crossed the finish line ahead of Szabo/Peters and John Vanderhoff and Adam Dolezal. Smith was noticeably relieved when the race was over. As for the second race, he and Delisser are looking forward to putting it behind them. The pair got caught on the wrong side of a large shift during each of the two beats. Smith, however, did take note of some amazing recoveries, especially from Eivind Melleby and Petrus Eide, who flew in Monday afternoon from Norway and only had time for a sunset sail as preparation for the regatta.

Rick Peters’ word for the day was, “LUCKY.” According to Peters, “Pete McChesney is the luckiest man alive.” During each weather leg of the day’s second race, Peter McChesney and Shane Zwingelberg saw some wind on the left and sailed for it. “We were very nervous out there on our own, but it worked out,” said McChesney.

All agreed that the current flowed more swiftly during the first race.

Szabo, Peters are winning with two top five finishes. Racing is tight and the next seven teams posted one single-digit score and one double-digit score and have a total of 19 points or less. More wind is forecast for the rest of the week.

Day Two - Sept.16: Clarke and Bjorn and the P Star Surf Ahead in the Star NA’s
Richard Clarke and Tyler Bjorn (CAN) surfed their way to two bullets in an easterly that swept swells and saturated rain clouds down Long Island Sound. Andy Horton and Stevie Erickson (USA) went down the run neck and neck with Clarke/Bjorn, during the first race and finished overlapped, yet a couple of feet behind the Canadians. The second race was a different story; Clarke pulled out all of the stops that he used to use in the Finn and crossed the finish line over a minute ahead of the Horton/Erickson.

According to Bjorn, “Richard is a magician downwind.

Official Event Hotel is the Westport Inn in Westport, CT

Also see http://www.cedarpointyc.org and the Event Web Page at http://www.cedarpointyc.org/Star/StarNewsEvents/2009StarClassNorthAmericanChampionship/tabid/173/Default.aspx

Entry deadline August 26, 2009. Racing dates are September 15-18, 2009.

The Bedford Pitcher regatta will be on the weekend preceding the North Americas and will serve as a practice regatta. Notice of Race and Entry Form for the Bedfore Pitcher.