sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : 2014 Lido 14 National Class Championship - Day 1
2014 Lido 14 National Class Championship - Day 1

'Kevin and Katie Taugher lead fleet to pin end for the start'    Rich Roberts

2014 Lido 14 National Class Championship - The boats are humble and aged little Lido 14s, but it would be hard to tell by scanning the results from Friday's Qualification day for their 2014 National Class Championship at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club.

The leaders' resumes are closer to world-class than weekend recreation, led by Chris Raab at the top with two wins in the three races he counted---we'll get to that in a minute---with the likes of Kevin Thomas, Mark Ryan, Bob Little, Bruce and Mark Golison and others with success in higher performance classes pressing his transom.

Committee boat (left) signals a boat (r) for premature start -  Rich Roberts  


After winning two of the day's six races with Scott McKeiver as crew, Raab said, 'This class is the king of Long Beach. It's about the best competition we've seen in 20 years.'

Friday's results counted only in that the top 22 of the 35 boats qualified for the Gold fleet that will start really serious racing for the championship in 12 races over Saturday and Sunday inside on Alamitos Bay. Another 10 boats chose to sit out the day and settle for their own 12 races in the Silver competition.

Chris Raab and crew Scott McKeiver roll-tack in lead -  Rich Roberts  


The defending champion, 17-year-old Christophe Killian of nearby Newport Beach, had automatic entry into Gold, so he didn't race Friday, either.

He may wish he had.

Charles and Joanna Smith set sails for downwind leg -  Rich Roberts  


'The bay is so small,' Raab said, 'that you can't afford to hit the corners, and you're sailing in other boats' air all the time. We practiced 16 days. I did two penalty turns just to just to stay out of trouble.'

Racing Saturday and Sunday will start at 11:30 a.m., conditions permitting.

The event organizers thank Jake Sorosky from Quantum Sails, Simmzy’s of Long Beach, Gresham Boards and the ABYC Junior program for their donations.

Mark Ryan and crew Sarah Schaupeter roll-tack at mark -  Rich Roberts  


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=125134

2:20 AM Sat 2 Aug 2014GMT


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







News - USA and the World



































ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here by Dan Ibsen, Sail-World Europe & UK editor,








470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position by 470 International Association Class,




ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets by Olga Maslivets, International RS:X Class Assoc.,




















Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt
Red Bull 49erFX: On the eve of the Worlds in Santander
America's Cup: Ben Ainslie Racing launches partnership with Yamaha
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Starts tomorrow
Rio 2016 Daylight the issue for Olympic sailing regatta
ISAF Sailing World Championships - USA 470's and Lasers battle at top
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 5 video highlights
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander images by Jesús Renedo
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - No action on day 2
470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Finns off to slow start in Santander
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Seesaw Day 5 in Santander + Video
ISAF Sailing World Championships - 470 sailors shine in Santander
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Kiwi Ray Davies returns to TP52 fleet
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - No windsurfing action on day 1
A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship
Rolex Big Boat Series - Prizegiving images by Chuck Lantz
ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video
18ft skiffs: Carnage compilation from the glory days of the Grand Prix
ISAF Worlds: Video from the British Sailing Team
Bart's Bash expected to set new records this weekend   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Marcilio Browne wins Super Session   
470 Men and Women World Championships - Racing abandoned on day 2   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 4 images from Santander   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Emerging Nations Program sailors shine   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Teasing winds play havoc on day 4   
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Hot conditions in Santander on day 4   
Santander ISAF Sailing World Championships joins Bart’s Bash   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Grounded fishing boat creates problems   
Marseille One Design - GC32 Armin Strom Sailing Team emerge victorious   
Rolex Big Boat Series 2014 - Ready for another 50 years   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4   
2014 Rolex Swan Cup - Eleventh-hour victories   
Extreme Sailing Series - Kiwis clinch Act win in Istanbul + Video   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Two long races today for the J70 fleet   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Impressive to sail out of the Golden Gate   
Extreme Sailing Series - Istanbul delivers four days of great racing   
ISAF Sailing Worlds Santander - Day 3 images by Sail-World.com   
Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ bounces back for series win   
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - Light winds and current test six classes   


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 NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT