District 1  Regatta Report

Sat Aug 19th, 2006 through Sun Aug 20th, 2006

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New England Masters' Regatta


Seventeen boats from 8 fleets and 5 districts competed in the 2006 New England Masters’ Regatta. This was a three race, no throw-out series.

Two races were run on Saturday in fairly light winds. The first race in particular was in leeward-hiking conditions. Things went along as expected in terms of position until the middle of the second upwind which the Race Committee mercifully decided would be the last leg of the race. At that point a major left shift came in, shaking up the fleet, and allowing those who held left, for whatever their reasons, to move up. Charlie Correll, with Don Cronan as crew, was able to make the best of this and came in first.

The second race was sailed in this new wind which had settled down. Bill Watson, with Rodrigo Meireles as crew, won the race.

Sunday dawned with stronger winds, in the 10-15 knot range. Bill Watson and Rodrigo Meireles led at all marks, but again in the final upwind leg there was a major shift, this time benefiting those who held right. The winners of this race were Jack Button and Chris Batchelor.

A note on Sunday’s race by Chris Rogers who crewed for the Doc: As we were working the boat towards the finish line on our third weather leg of the day, I mentioned to my skipper, while hiking over the side, that I thought he should perhaps keep the jib driving, not feather so much, and I would adjust the main to compensate for any overpowering. He replied calmly and right to the point, "Please allow a senior moment" and proceeded to get us the finish line, including a fantastic perfect tack, to a fourth place finish. This occurred during the 2006 New England Star Masters, a three race series held at Milford Yacht Club this past weekend. We are all in awe of you Dr. Emil Karlovsky, at the age of 91, competing regularly in the Star Class and having his best race of the series in the 12-15 knot third race. I thought to myself, I wonder if there is anyone else out there enjoying "senior moments" -- sailing competitively (in a Star, no less) at the age of 91?

Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 Total
1 Serendipity   Bill Watson   Rodrigo Meireles   8007   CLIS   5.0 1.0 3.0 9
2 Night Light   Gary Macdonald   Greg Gahlinger   7732   BH   9.0 5.0 2.0 16
3 Telluride   Jack Button   Chris Batchelor   7565   Mid   6.0 10.0 1.0 17
4 Pampero   Luis Hornos   Tomas Hornos   7793   BH   2.0 4.0 11.0 17.0001
5 Klaudina   Thierry De La Villehuchet   Witold Gessing   8132   Mid   3.0 7.0 7.0 17.0002
6 Impromptu   David Bolles   Josh Revkin   8035   Mid   4.0 6.0 8.0 18
7 Junkyard Dog   Joseph Bainton   William Christenson   8112   NB   11.0 2.0 6.0 19
8 Sonya   John Chiarella   Bob Carlson   8083   Sun   8.0 9.0 5.0 22
9 Robbie II   Charles Correll   Don Cronan   7474   Mid   1.0 16.0 10.0 27
10 Pepper   Jock Kohlhas   Roman Gotsulyak   8043   BisB   7.0 3.0 18.0 [DNS] 28
11 Bel Ami   Thorsten Cook   Mike Young   7959   CLIS   14.0 8.0 9.0 31
12 Trojka   Emil Karlovsky   Chris Rogers   7554   Mid   17.0 15.0 4.0 36
13 Badaddies   Paul Antinozzi   Paul Rossi   7306   Mid   12.0 13.0 12.0 37
14 Big Bug   Dick Weber   Robert Marley   8113   NCB   10.0 11.0 18.0 [DNC] 39
15 Maria II   Bud Converse   Don Gray   8152   Mid   13.0 14.0 13.0 40
16 Bittersweet   Joseph Giunti   Jim Mullane   7724   Mid   15.0 12.0 18.0 [DNS] 45
17 Found Goods   Bill Brosius   John Suddreth   7012   BIF   16.0 17.0 18.0 [DNF] 51

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