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Piana Cup overall

Etchells Class
The Piana Cup took place over the 8-9 December. By Thursday night, the first of the out of town teams were there and getting their boats set up and launched for a Friday practice race. By Saturday morning 52 boats were launched.

We worked our way up the course and handled the boat well, but our course management could have been better. At crowded mark roundings we were able to make up a lot of boats only to lose them on the upwind legs. But that's just my story. Overall, the course was shifty, the wind 8-10, the weather partly sunny. Pretty darned perfect.

Race 2 was lighter than race 1, probably 6-8 knots. Again the RC called for 1.6nm windward leg with a slight right adjustment. We tried for a port tack approach, but couldn't find a good hole to get in on the line. We were rescued by a general recall. We rolled right into a new sequence and got off a decent start. We tacked right to clear our air and worked halfway up the right side then went left. We came into the top mark on a port tack approach and were able to pick up some boats thanks to the current pushing the starboard guys away from the mark. Downwind we jibed left and saw we were near Dirk and his crew, which ultimately meant they were having a bad race. The RC shortened the course to 1.3nm, and we finished deep, but better than our first race.

Race 3 was even lighter. Off we went again on our 1.6nm mission in light shifty stuff. We got ping ponged twice by a port tack boat. Flip Wehheim and his crew won the day, with Jeff Seigal and crew close behind.

The Etchells are kept at four clubs, all virtually next door to one another, making the after race party at the BBYC darned fun. The sun set, the tree lights went on, the sailors collected and the kegs were tapped.

We didn't get any racing in on Sunday. A lot of boats were hoping to get five races in so they could drop one of Saturday's races, but it didn't happen. As soon as it looked good for racing we went out, but the wind didn't materialize.


Place

#

 

Other #

 

Boat Name

Owner

Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

Total

1

37

 

USA1137

 

La Tormenta

S. Bush/Wehrheim

8

5

1

14

2

96

 

USA1296

 

USA 1296

Jeffrey Siegal

1

7

9

17

3

18

 

USA1308

 

KGB

Senet Bischoff

4

15

2

21

4

58

 

USA1198

 

America Jane II

Scott Kaufman

6

13

3

22

5

17

 

USA1378

 

Keep Smiling

Marvin Beckmann

3

3

17

23

6

52

 

USA1152

 

Blonde Antelope

Keith Whittemore

10

9

5

24

7

72

 

USA1372

 

USA 1372

Dieball / McClean

5

4

16

25

8

13

 

USA1300

 

USA 1300

Pomerleau/Dressell

2

2

24

28

9

25

 

USA1225

 

USA 1225

Tom Lihan

9

12

10

31

10

33

 

HKG1333

 

Swedish Blue

Ante Razmilovic

22

1

12

35

11

97

 

USA1397

 

Raging Rooster

Peter Duncan

17

14

7

38

12

79

 

USA944

 

USA 1379

Peter Carroll

18

8

13

39

13

00

 

USA1200

 

Lion Heart

Steve Girling

14

16

11

41

14

88

 

BAH1388

 

Annie

Gary Gilbert

16

11

19

46

15

03

 

SUI1403

 

No Dramas

James McHugh

12

21

14

47

16

39

 

USA1239

 

Widespread Panic

Steve Horwitz

27

17

4

48

17

05

 

USA1305

 

Clean Execution

Michael Gavin

11

10

34

55

18

48

 

USA1408

 

USA 1408

Jim Cunningham

23

26

8

57

19

98

 

BER1394

 

Tiburon

Kneulman/Watson

19

37

6

62

20

07

 

USA1307

 

Nemesis

Jeff Nehms

21

27

15

63

21

19

 

USA1097

 

Caramba

Jose Fuentes

30

6

30

66

22

15

 

USA1055

 

Vertigo

Cumming/Lanza

13

19

35

67

23

92

 

USA928

 

Something Good

Mauk / Gonzalez

35

18

20

73

24

64

 

USA1264

 

USA 1264

Francisco/Guerriero

7

48

23

78

25

42

 

USA1342

 

Zhen

Mark Fleckenstein

34

23

22

79

26

31

 

USA1166

 

USA 1166

James Howells

37

20

26

83

27

63

 

USA1063

 

2 Th'Max

John Amendola

15

39

32

86

28

41

 

USA1341

 

USA 1341

Chuck Poindexter

24

45

18

87

29

01

 

USA1001

 

"The ""D"""

Donald Maxwell

25

29

33

87

30

68

 

USA1168

 

Mahalaga

Peter Vessella

32

28

27

87

31

62

 

USA1262

 

Scimitar

S. Neff / H. Brauer

29

38

21

88

32

10

 

USA1310

 

USA 1310

John Podmajersky

40

25

28

93

33

55

 

USA1355

 

Lucky

Bryon Ehrhart

45

22

31

98

34

21

 

USA1221

 

Riva

Wade Edwards

28

41

29

98

35

73

 

USA1373

 

Victory

Buddy Cribb

31

34

38

103

36

28

 

USA1328

 

Hat Trick

Toso / Naylon

20

43

43

106

37

71

 

USA1371

 

Flying Colors

Ken Womack

51

31

25

107

38

09

 

GBR1409

 

Hancock

David Franks

43

24

45

112

39

22

 

USA1202

 

Jeremiah

Jonah Pruitt III

36

40

39

115

40

78

 

USA1126

 

Nunkasi

Rick Kaiser

46

30

42

118

41

36

 

GRE1368

 

EFYRA 3

George Andreadis

26

56 dnc

37

119

42

45

 

USA1145

 

Trankeylo

PJ Keenan

39

36

44

119

43

85

 

USA1185

 

USA 1185

Hitchcock/Allardice

48

32

40

120

44

53

 

USA1178

 

Moxie

Fred Joosten

42

33

46

121

45

08

 

USA1208

 

Gumption

Kevin Grainger

38

49

36

123

46

04

 

USA1041

 

Jester

Robert Burgess

33

42

50

125

47

80

 

USA1280

 

USA 1280

Craig Mense

44

35

47

126

48

11

 

USA1111

 

Crapshoot

Patricia Stadel

47

44

41

132

49

93

 

CAN993

 

JRW One Design

Jerry Wendt/Andrew MacRae

41

46

48

135

50

94

 

USA1094

 

John Deere

Sharon Bourke

49

47

51

147

51

84

 

BRA1284

 

Morena Linda

Mauricio Verdier

52

51

49

152

52

57

 

USA808

 

Contessa

John Greeven

50

50

52

152

53

12

 

USA1212

 

Carina

Jonathan Nye

56 dnc

56 dnc

56 dnc

168

54

46

 

CAN1246

 

Landed Emmigrant

Hans Fogh

56 dnc

56 dnc

56 dnc

168

55

75

 

USA1375

 

USA 1375

Argyle Campbell

56 dnc

56 dnc

56 dnc

168


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