District 1  Regatta Report

Sat Sep 17th, 2005 through Sun Sep 18th, 2005

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2005 Nutmeg Regatta


By John MacCausland
What a difference a year makes. Last year we had too much wind, rain and cloudy cool conditions. With all the bad weather we were not able to sail one race.

Fast forward 365 days we had light wind, sun and 85 degrees. A total reversal of conditions. With this beautiful weather the Milford Yacht Club race committee was able to run four nice light air races. Throughout the event the racing was very competitive with many opportunities along the way to improve your position. The racing on Saturday was done in a light south westerly. With the one and only race sailed on Sunday starting in a north breeze that turned into a southwesterly.

Saturday many boats were in the mix at the top including Carroll McCallum, John Lombard, Pete Cusick, Jock Kohlhas and John MacCausland. By the end of the day we had three races completed with John MacCausland and Kevin Murphy on top followed by John Lombard with Rodrigo Meireles with Pete Cusick and Serge Leonidov close behind.

After the racing we all enjoyed the beer provided by the fleet along with an enjoyable dinner in the club. After dinner David Bolles started a round table discussion on how we should improve attendance at our next events. There were many good ideas presented during the meeting that I think can improve next years events.

Sunday started off with a nice northwesterly that was provided by a cold front that came through during the night. Racing was very challenging with Thorny Cook and Mike Young along with David Bolles jumping out to a big lead on the right side of the course. By the time we all arrived at the weather mark the wind died some and we were all close together again. Throughout the race the wind stayed patchy and light until the last run with the sea breeze overtaking the northwesterly. The last weather leg was sailed in a nice 10 to 12 knot breeze. At the finish it was John MacCausland followed by Brian Murphy with Pete Cusick rounding out the top three.

A highlight of the event for me was seeing 17 year old Tomas Hornos and his father Luis sailing. Tomas is a Laser and Snipe sailor from the Boston area. This is exactly how I started sailing the Star with my father John MacCausland crewing for me. I am sure Tomas will be a force to recon with in the future.

Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 4 Total
1 Erin   John Maccausland   Kevin Murphy   8195   CR   1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 3
2 Hayaku   John Lombard   Rodrigo Meireles   7728   Mid   2.0 3.0 2.0 4.0 7
3 Mona Lisa   Peter Cusick   Serge Leonidov   7951   Mid   3.0 2.0 4.0 3.0 8
4 8043   Jock Kohlhas   Roman Gotsulyak   8043   BisB   4.0 7.0 3.0 5.0 12
5 Ciao Bella   Carroll McCallum   Peter Belknap   7715   CLIS   5.0 4.0 11.0 12.0 20
6 Pamper   Tomas Hornos   Luis Hornos   7793   BH   8.0 9.0 5.0 7.0 20.0001
7 Bel Ami   Thorny Cook   Mike Young   7959   CLIS   7.0 5.0 8.0 8.0 20.0002
8 Telluride   Jack Button   Chris Batchelor   7565   Mid   9.0 10.0 7.0 6.0 22
9 Death by Balzac   Brian Murphy   Luis Balzac   7726   LH   11.0 11.0 10.0 2.0 23
10 Impromptu   David Bolles   Alejandra Bolles   8035   Mid   12.0 6.0 12.0 9.0 27
11 8 the hard way   Steve Andrews   Ailene Rogers   7371   HB   10.0 8.0 9.0 10.0 27.0001
12 Troika   Emil Karlovsky   Chris Hartnett   7554   Mid   13.0 13.0 6.0 13.0 32
13 Wedding Crasher   Bear Hovey   Tyler Hadden   7763   Mid   6.0 15.0 [DNC] 15.0 [DNC] 15.0 [DNC] 36
14 Bittersweet   Joe Giunti   Tim Mulane   7724   Mid   14.0 12.0 15.0 [DNC] 11.0 37

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