sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Sail-World.com : SYCA Midwinter Regatta - Chink in the armour
SYCA Midwinter Regatta - Chink in the armour


'Scott and Art Melendres led the Cal 25 fleet, winning in their class in the 2013 SCYA Midwinter Regatta'    Rick Roberts ©
The SYCA Midwinter Regatta, hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club, witnessed a flawless run from the winning father and son tandem of Art and Scott Melendres aboard their Cal 25 boat but the unexpected unfolded on the second race.

The one chink in their armor came in the second race Saturday when, misreading the amended course chart, they crossed the finish line and dropped their spinnaker after only one lap of the scheduled four-lap race… thinking they had just won the race.

Seeing the rest of the fleet rounding the leeward mark and continuing to race, Team Melendres immediately realized their mistake, hoisted and trimmed their sails and continued racing finishing in fourth.

Laughing about the mistake the senior Melendres, Art, said, 'You know, John Wayne used to say, ‘Life is hard when you’re stuck on stupid.’

'When the PRO called for Course Four, we looked it up on the wrong course chart thinking it was a one lap race. We thought that was kinda strange but figured he knew what he was doing.'

LBYC’s course was in the open ocean about one-and-a-half miles south of Seal Beach Pier. Not having the protection of the breakwater the Cal 25s braved the chop and solid southern and southwesterly breezes of six to 12 knots all weekend, giving the teams a good test of their boat handling skills.

Second place in the class went to Rick Sottile and his Tiburon team. Sottile was only three points away from first place but suffered a broken tiller in last race of the day. Showing their preparedness and determination the stalwart team grabbed a replacement tiller, made the repairs and finished the race.

'I tell you,' Melendres said, 'those guys from Tiburon stuck with us like a badger on our tail all day yesterday and most of today. It was so sad they had that breakdown.

'I’d like to say how much I appreciate the race committee giving us the multiple lap courses. It gives us passing opportunities and we really like that.'

Final Results

1. Art and Scott Melendres, LBYC, One Time, 1-4-1-1-1, 8 points
2. Rick Sottile, Seal Beach YC, Tiburon, 2-1-2-2-4, 11
3. Bob Daniel, ABYC, Nemesis, 3-3-4-3-2, 15
4. Marie Rogers, LAYC, Esprit, 5-2-5-4-3, 19
5. Dennis Diem, LBYC/ABYC, The Iguana, 4-5-3-6(DNC)-
6.(DNC), 24

SYCA Midwinter Regatta


by Rick Roberts

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=106681

9:16 PM Sun 17 Feb 2013GMT


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







News - USA and the World

Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - nip and tuck for IRC honours by RHKYC and Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong










America's Cup Book Review: Winging It - Oracle Team USA's comeback *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,




























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














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














Volvo Ocean Race - Maersk Line named shipping partner
Congressional Cup - Victory for Taylor Canfield and crew
SSV Oliver Hazard Perry joins America's Tall Ship fleet + Video
2014 Halifax – Saint-Pierre Ocean Race
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Glorious conditions prevail on final day
WWA Pro Card Qualifier - Pro Cards earned at Freedom Wake Park
Christmas Caribbean Rally - Top class sailors to compete
Earth Day boater tips
Anna Tunnicliffe - from CrossFit to Extreme 40's
Charleston Race Week - Photos by Chris Howell
Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata
Audi Melges 20- Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week - Light final day
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - PSP Logistics prepares for USA
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Crème of the crop to compete
Congressional Cup: Luna Rossa makes podium in first event
Int 14 World Championships 2015 launch new event website
International Optimist Regatta Clinic and Team Race - Register now!
Congressional Cup: World top rankers finish that way in Long Beach
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week Day 3 finale
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?   


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.
X6XL WAS US