sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Cal 20 Class Championship - Fickle wind on Day 2
Cal 20 Class Championship - Fickle wind on Day 2

'Cal 20 Class Championship 2012'    Rick Roberts ©    Click Here to view large photo

On the 51st Cal 20 Class Championship, hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club, second day a close look at the local weather forecast showed light breeze in the morning building to 11-12 knots by 1 o’clock.

Well, it was about 3:30 p.m. when the typical Long Beach southwesterly finally kicked in at about 10 knots bringing a welcome relief to the 28 Cal 20s who had endured two postponements while the fickle wind died to 3 knots prior to the start of the first and second race.

The race committee empathized with the sailors, trying to give them something to race in and worked hard to get as many of the four scheduled races for the day in the bag. Three were completed which leave four to run tomorrow.

The Championship, Consolation and Bronze Series skippers adjusted well and a few rose to the top of the order showing their adaptability.

In the Championship Series, Mark and Bruce Golison, ABYC, ended the day in first place with a six point lead over second place Mike Van Dyke, ABYC/LBYC.

'Our plan on the day was for us to co-skipper the boat,' Mark Golison said. 'I skippered the first race and we won. So we decided not to change anything. Then we won the second race and I stayed at the helm. Because of the shifting conditions we were playing by ear most of the day.'

Bruce added, 'We had to do a 360 [degree penalty turn] at the start of the second race but then had to a 720 in the third race which really hurt us.'

'You take every chance you can,' Mark said.

Van Dyke gave full credit to his crew, Mike Pentacost, for giving them their second place spot going in the third and final day Sunday.

'Mike is a tremendous sailor,' Van Dyke said. 'We looked at the forecast and saw the light air, so we planned to go light today sailing with just the two of us instead of some who sail with three. In lighter air the extra weight can hurt you.

'In the first race we were run out at the line but finally found our lane and ended up finishing second.

'Mike and I have sailed for many years together, sailing several Transpacs and even to Tahiti. He’s one of the best sailors I know.

'Our plans for tomorrow are to do the same things we did today and see how it works out.'

Sunday’s racing action begins again at 12 noon with four races scheduled for both the Championship and Consolation Series and two more races scheduled for the Bronze Series.

Current wind predictions for Sunday show strong, consistent breeze all day tomorrow… but we shall see.

Current Standings
Championship Series
1. Mark and Bruce Golison, ABYC, 1-1-4, 6 points
2. Mike Van Dyke, ABYC/LBYC, 2-9-1, 12
3. Keith Ives, ABYC, 5-5-6, 16
4. Stu Robertson, ABYC, 6-3-8, 17
5. Jeff Ives, ABYC, 4-2-15, 21

Consolation Series
1. Daniel Gilboa, ABYC, 1-1-4, 6
2. Dennis Palmieri, KHYC, 3-4-1, 8
3. Chuck Bricker/Mark Kranz, KHYC, 6-3-3, 12
4. Brian Lindquist, KHYC, 4-5-5, 14
5. Cathy Black-Smith, ABYC, 2-6-8, 16

Bronze Series
1. Bruce Dybens, LBYC, 1-1, 2
2. John Tootle, KHYC, 2-2, 4
3. Stephen Ashley, SYC, DNC/4-DNC/4, 8

Full Results

Cal 20 Class Championship 2012 -  Rick Roberts ©   Click Here to view large photo

Event website


by LBYC/Rick Roberts

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=101104

7:37 AM Sun 19 Aug 2012GMT


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







News - USA and the World





420 World Championship - Singapore and Spain out front by 420 International Class Association,






























Lightning strikes cut short CFJ Nationals by Andy Kopetzky, Santa Monica Bay


















America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,












America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,


Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014 - Relishing a challenge
Edgartown Race Weekend - BBBR and Round-the-Island Race winners named
Etchells Invitational Cup - Aussies take early lead in Cowes
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau strikes back on day 4
Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - All set for test event
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014
29er World Championship - All set in Kingston
ORC World Championship - Third Course area opens for huge fleet
Day one of the Allen RS Feva World Championships
Anna Tunnicliffe On the Final two days of the Reebok CrossFit Games
Joachim Aschenbrenner takes gold at ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds 2014
Maxi Soh scores double wins in CMRC Summer Doubleheader
29er World Championship opening ceremonies in Confederation Park
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day
2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins
Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Joint Statement is a curious note *Feature
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Champ - Top four battle it out for final
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 6
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Wind teases competitors on day 2   
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Action-packed day of racing   
Herreshoff Marine Museum announces successful fundraising campaign   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - The most comprehensive victory yet   
Anna Tunnicliffe holds fourth at mid-point of Reebok CrossFit Games   
2014 29er North American Open Championship - Australians win   
INSA Sabot II Invitational Regatta - Erik Hou claims victory   
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Maxi Soh wins Doubleheader A event   
International Moth World Championships - Nathan Outteridge wins   
International Moth Worlds - Victory for Nathan Outteridge + Video   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - First blood to Toselli and Angulo   
Melges 24 Nationals - Record entries for 2014 and 2015 venue revealed   
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Anna Kjellberg claims the lead   
Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race at Long Beach YC   
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship - Poland tops the leaderboard   
America's Cup - Four teams confirm full support regardless of venue   
Plastic Classic takes place at Mariposa Hunters Point YC   
Six Metre European Championship - No champion declared for 2014   
J/Teams sail tough Chicago Mackinac Race   
Anna Tunnicliffe wins first event of Reebok Cross Fit Games + Video   


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 WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT