sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Sail-World.com : 2013 Harbor Cup - Cal Maritime leads pending protests
2013 Harbor Cup - Cal Maritime leads pending protests


'2013 Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup - The wind wasn’t as strong as usual, but deep, rolling swells challenged Harbor Cup competitors'    Rich Roberts / photo boat captain Mike Learned    Click Here to view large photo

Pending protests---the words that keep sailboat racers pacing the floor into the evening hours, California Maritime Academy's Keelhaulers held a 17-point lead with no more than three races remaining Sunday before they can claim their third consecutive title in the Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup/Cal Maritime Invitational Intercollegiate Regatta.

Cal State U. Channel Islands, SUNY Maritime Academy of New York and the College of Charleston shared second place with 30 points each, and all four were involved in Saturday night's protest hearings, some to gain, others to lose.

2013 Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup - Charleston leads Cal Maritime off the windward mark -  Rich Roberts / photo boat captain Mike Learned .   Click Here to view large photo


Those that lose would be hit with 11-point penalties, which could shrink Cal Maritime's lead enough to make it a game again Sunday. No results may be discarded; there are no throwouts in college sailing.

Meantime, the sailors could only kick themselves after Saturday's five races run in southwest breeze to 12 knots, with a roller coaster of steady swells and troughs as deep as 10 feet that made maneuvering the Catalina 37s a challenge.

'I was really being stupid,' Channel Islands skipper Gregory Dair said of his 10th place that clouded a respectable day that included two firsts. 'We should have won the race. We didn't make the mark, and then we fouled the whole fleet. Otherwise, it was a successful day.'

2013 Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup - USC (I.) gets stuck on windward mark; Trojans did a penalty turn -  Rich Roberts / photo boat captain Mike Learned .   Click Here to view large photo


SUNY Maritime moved into contention, closing the day with a 2-2-4 string, but crew member Dan McDonald said, 'We certainly had a rough start [in the regatta], just getting back in the groove of sailing.'

The Privateers, none from the West Coast, were 2-8-6-6 in their first four races before, McDonald said, 'We got some local knowledge that helped.'

That came from Bill Mier, a San Pedro resident who attended SUNY Maritime.

'He's been helping us a lot,' McDonald said.

Cal Maritime has won four of the seven races but had its worst finish Saturday---a fifth.

Skipper Matt Van Rensselaer said, 'When the wind shut off we fell back and climbed back to fifth. We're still trying to be conservative and have a good time.'

2013 Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup - the swells make handing the Catalina 37´s interesting at times -  Rich Roberts / photo boat captain Mike Learned .   Click Here to view large photo


The two-lap races are on a windward-leeward ocean course measuring eight-tenths of a nautical mile west of the L.A. Harbor entrance, visible from the bluff of Point Fermin Park. Sunday's three-race windup is scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m., conditions permitting, but no race may start after 2:30 p.m.

Saturday's weather: wind 12k SW; high temp. 68F.

Sunday's forecast: wind 10k NNW; high temp. 73F.


The Port of Los Angeles is the event sponsor, the Los Angeles Yacht Club the regatta organizer and host for the West Coast's only intercollegiate big boat regatta.

Standings

(After 7 of 10 races; no throwouts)


Protests pending


1. Cal Maritime, 1-1-2-1-1-5-2, 13 points.

2. CSU Channel Islands, 4-2-1-5-10-7-1, 30.

3. SUNY Maritime New York, 2-8-6-6-2-2-4, 30.

4. College of Charleston, 5-4-3-2-3-6-7, 30.

5. UC Irvine, 6-3-7-3-4-1-9, 33.

6. Maine Maritime, 3-5-5-7-7-3-5, 35.

7. U.S. Naval Academy, (11/DSQ)-6-4-4-6-10-6, 47.

8. USC, 8-9-8-8-9-4-3, 49.

9. Michigan, 7-7-10-10-5-8-8, 55.

10. U.S. Coast Guard Academy 9-10-9-9-8-9-10, 64.

2013 Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup -  Rich Roberts / photo boat captain Mike Learned .   Click Here to view large photo

2013 Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup - Navy douses its jib after raising the spinnaker to go downwind -  Rich Roberts / photo boat captain Mike Learned .   Click Here to view large photo


by Rich Roberts

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=107351

7:35 AM Sun 10 Mar 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World

America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ


HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle




























Congressional Cup - Victory for Taylor Canfield and crew by Rich Roberts (As Amended by ISAF),




2014 Halifax – Saint-Pierre Ocean Race by Patricia Nelder, Nova Scotia














Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata by Richard Gladwell,Sail-world.com/nz,


Audi Melges 20- Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week - Light final day by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,
















America's Cup: Gino Morrelli outlines the new AC62 design
Doyle Sails New Zealand signs Andrew Brown as One Design Manager
America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess *Feature
29er World Youth Sailing Week Easter regatta - Day 1 and 2 overall
C Thomas Clagett Jr Memorial Clinic/Regatta - Entries start to roll in
50th Congressional Cup: See the delayed coverage and media conferences
Clipper Race 10 Day 27: Closing stages - Qingdao to San Francisco
Canfield, Williams, Bruni, Swinton in Congressional Cup final four
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week - Day 2
Audi Melges 20 Charleston Race Week - Perfect conditions in Charleston
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Full on ocean conditions for day 3
PWA World Tour - A taste of things to come at La Torche + Video
Women's International Match Racing Series kicks off in June
Melges 32 Audi Tron Sailing Series - Action shots by Max Ranchi
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Frustrating conditions
Man rescued after falling overboard in Pacific taken to hospital
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Youth leading Melges 20
Congressional Cup - Canfield leads toward Congressional Cup sailoffs
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Perfection for Day 1
America's Cup: Coutts claims ISAF Jury on a crusade, backs Kiwi report *Feature
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Will light winds hamper progress?   
Les Voiles de St. Barth - Preparing to rock Saint Barthélemy waters   
Clipper Round the World Race - OneDLL and Qingdao now in San Francisco   
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ up against funding hurdle for year *Feature   
Melges 32 Sailing Series Napoli - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini   
50th Congressional Cup: View the Live racing here   
Melges 32 Sailing Series - Napoli action shots by Max Ranchi   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica launch new boat   
Emirates Team NZ: Royals duke it out on the Waitemata   
2014 Charleston Race Week - Thousands of sailors descend on Charleston   
The Congressional Cup 2014 - Williams hangs on with a classy crowd   
50th Congressional Cup: View the Live racing here   
RORC Transatlantic Race - Notice of Race now available   
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Sunshine and smiles on day 2   
Rolex China Sea Race on the horizon   
What can a boat name tell you about the person behind the helm?   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Race 10 rumbles on   
SAP 5O5 World Championship - Kiel action starts August 13th   
Volvo Ocean Race - It's a family Affair   
Clipper Round the World Race - Great Britain claims line honours   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL VIR US