District 4  Regatta Report

Sat Jun 18th, 2016 through Sun Jun 19th, 2016

2016 Cleveland Race Week-One Design Weekend


Seven teams from the 4th District competed in Cleveland Race Week hosted by Edgewater Yacht Club in Cleveland.

After a lack of wind forced a 1 hour postponement Saturday morning, the race committee sent the sailors out to the racing area in hopes of finding some breeze. Unfortunately, the breeze never materialized and all competitors were sent ashore after an hour or two of waiting.

Sailors arrived to the club Sunday morning with hopes of better wind despite some of the forecasts calling for the same conditions as the previous day.

The first race would be a windward-leeward twice around with a .6 NM weather leg. The breeze was a pleasant surprise at 7-9 knots allowing crews to droop hike, particularly on the first beat. Jack Jennings/Dave Caesar and Mike Phinney/Arthur Anosov led the charge on port after a short starboard hitch off the line, rounding the weather mark 1-2, an order that was maintained through the finish.

The second race began in a significantly diminished breeze as the thermal began the fight with the prevailing SSW winds. Once again, the course would be a W-L 2x with a .6 NM weather leg. The fleet split shortly after the start with Jennings/Caesar and Phinney/Anosov heading to the left side of the course and the remaining teams playing the right. With the wind clocking, the right side was the better place to be allowing Mike Pinter/Vitali Pinter to round the weather mark in first closely followed by Terry Gibney/Mike Lorenz. The wind continued to diminish forcing the RC to shorten course and finish the boats at the leeward gate. Staying out of the holes was crucial for success, Pinter and Jennings showing the greatest ability to stay in the breeze albeit on opposite sides of the run.

After the second race, the RC went into a one hour delay that culminated in abandoning the remaining races that were planned. Despite a well run RC team, only two races were possible. After only two races, five teams were tied for second place with 8 points, the tie being broken by Pinter and Pinter's bullet in the second race and Phinney and Anosov's second place in race one.

It was a beautiful father's day weekend capped off by the Cleveland Cavaliers securing the NBA championship Sunday evening, ending a 50+ year drought of professional sport championships.

Photo credit: Dave Mathias

Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 Total
1 Pied Piper   Jennings   Caesar   8464   LS   1 2 3
2 NMI   Pinter   Pinter   7997   SLE   7 1 8
3 Tess   Phinney   Anosov   8410   SLE   2 6 8
4 Che   Sergent     8077   SLE   5 3 8
5 Q   Brej   Hobbs   8241   SLE   3 5 8
6 Compulsion   Gibney   Lorenz   8187   DR   4 4 8
7 Stargazer   Peters   Jensen   7851   SLE   6 7 13

ISCYRA Central Office
2812 Canon Street
San Diego, California 92106 USA
Phone: +1 619 222 0252
Fax: +1 619 222 0528
SKYPE: star.class.office

Star Class
- ContactWebmaster

Results - Calendar - Classified Ads - History
Districts & Fleets - Rules - About - Online Store

Sign up for eStarlights...
Enter your email address in the box
below and click submit to receive
monthly updates from the Star Class.

(Starlights Newsletter Archives 2003-2010)