sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : CalCup Berkeley Windsurfing Series 2011 update from USA 4

CalCup Berkeley Windsurfing Series 2011 update from USA 4

'Steve Bodner and Andreas Macke at the first mark - US Windsurfing Nationals'    Bryan McDonald

It has been two weeks already since the first Calcup in Berkeley. A bit fuzzy on the specifics but I do recall a few valuable lessons.

The first is: it is not how well you do, but how well you recover.

After the first race, I looked down to see my harness bar collapsed. Game over? Not so fast. With with quick improvising, I was able to secure some line from the RC, make a few hitches and be ready for race two. If you're on a mission- don't let anything stop you!

The second big lesson was to race as if there's no discard. Because if you're tied at the end of a series, it's the sailor with the lower discard that breaks the tie breaker under the RRS and appendix b.

We started off with two general recalls and then under a blag flag. I didnt push it and got buried at the start of the first race. I footed to get clear air but it was a quick first beat with all the fleet going left on starboard tack. Xavier tacked first jumping into the lead. Digging my way back through the fleet, my speed and angle felt fast but there's only so many opportunities to gain on a short course- even moreso if you're underpowered and behind. In most cases, it’s a parade to the favored side. Xavier, Steve and Thomas took the top three with Al and Chris just behind an me in sixth.

Race two saw Thomas foot right over the top of me with amazing speed off the line. I couldn't hang and got rolled. Although I had better angle I couldn't use it when I needed it. Luckily Xavier tacked early for the top mark and had to double tack. Thomas was out to a strong lead but Chris and Al were in striking distance- I just needed them to make a mistake. Not a chance. They sailed perfect to the finish without letting up. fourth place

Race three saw the breeze build more to get the 9.5 powered up. Chris and I swapped positions at every mark and me just getting the final move to take second. When you really want something. you've got to fight for it. I was out of the harness downwind pumping to make the bottom mark and jumping around to make the last tack just a bit quicker. Xavier sailed fast not letting up one bit to take the bullet. Thomas, unfortunately wore himself out too soon and took a big catapult around the first windward mark and never recovered.

Race four and five saw the breeze bump up to 18-22k. The 9.5/67cm fin felt at its best in the short steep Berkeley circle chop. I still didnt have the speed of Xavier but was able to hang onto second both races. Comparatively against the rest of the fleet my speed and angle were really good as I got out of some tight situations. In this fleet, you've really got to be aggressive and not leave any opportunity for the fleet behind to catch up. This means shutting the door at the leeward mark and not letting anyone get in a lane above you. I almost let S3 sneak in as I recalled from previous races- if you give him an inch, he'll take a foot.

Now just to find a way to step it up a notch....

At the end of the day it was Xavier taking the regatta with me in second and Steve and Chirs tied for third. The tie breaker goes to the sailor with the better discard.
Race like it counts!

Results (Provisional)

Division: A (20 boats)  

Pos

Sail

Boat

Rating

1

2

3

4

5

Total
Points

Pos

1

GBR 451

Xavier Ferlet

Formula

1

[6]

1

1

1

4.00

1

2

USA 4

Steve Bodner

Formula

[6]

4

2

2

2

10.00

2

3

S 3

Steve Sylvester

Formula

2

[5]

4

4

3

13.00

3

4

USA 18

Chris Radkowski

Formula

5

2

3

3

[8]

13.00

4

5

USA 882

Al Mirel

Formula

4

3

5

5

[6]

17.00

5

6

44

Eric Christianson

Formula

7

7

[8]

7

4

25.00

6

7

a

Soheil Zahedi

Formula

8

[9]

7

6

5

26.00

7

8

VYV

Mike Percey

Formula

[21/DSQ]

8

6

9

7

30.00

8

9

13

Tom Purcell

Formula

[12]

10

12

8

12

42.00

9

10

L 9

Weyman Lundquist

Formula

13

11

9

[14]

9

42.00

10

11

US 283

Jason Ward

Formula

10

[21/DNS]

11

11

10

42.00

11

12

1

Thomas Sehested

Formula

3

1

[21/DNS]

21/DNS

21/DNS

46.00

12

13

USA 143

Marion Lepert

Formula

9

12

14

12

[21/OCS]

47.00

13

14

X 3

Doug Michna

Formula

[21/DNS]

17

10

10

11

48.00

14

15

USA 314

Bryan McDonald

Formula

15

14

15

[16]

14

58.00

15

16

246

Lyn Preuit

Formula

16

15

[19]

15

13

59.00

16

17

US 54

John Stienstra

Formula

11

13

16

[21/DNS]

21/DNS

61.00

17

18

MAC

Jim McGrath

Formula

14

16

13

[21/DNS]

21/DNS

64.00

18

19

EL- 1

Andrew Anderson

Formula

[21/DNS]

19

18

13

21/DNS

71.00

19

20

US 8

Gary Peer

Formula

17

18

17

[21/DNS]

21/DNS

73.00

20

Division: B (6 boats)

Pos

Sail

Boat

Rating

1

2

3

4

5

Total
Points

Pos

1

170

Jack Lundquist

Formula

[1]

1

1

1

1

4.00

1

2

GB

Greg Bernstein

Formula

[4]

3

2

2

3

10.00

2

3

S

Saba Fazeli

Formula

2

2

5

3

[7/DNS]

12.00

3

4

21

Lynn Olinger

Formula

3

[5]

4

4

2

13.00

4

5

175

Charlie Lundquist

Formula

5

[6]

3

5

4

17.00

5

6

USA 32

Jason Henry

Formula

[7/DNS]

4

7/DNS

7/DNS

7/DNS

25.00

6


Steve Bodner website




by Steve Bodner

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=83485

1:26 PM Sat 14 May 2011 GMT






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


News - USA and the World





Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,




























470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard by 470 International Association Class,


































AWT Hatteras Wave Jam action commences on day 3
Rolex Big Boat Series: Images from San Francisco - Final Day
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here
Hobie 16 Open North American Championships and Pan Am Games qualifier
ISAF Sailing World Championship - Videos from Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds: Buckingham into Medal Race, 470's stay consistent
470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Defending champion on top
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Big breeze on day 6 + Video
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham into Laser Medal Race
U.S. Multihull Championship - Hobie Alter Trophy to be decided
ISAF Sailing Worlds - The kind of form most sailors only dream about
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing ahead of target
ISAF Worlds Santander - 19 Rio 2016 Laser Radial spots awarded
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - 21 broadcasters to take live coverage
Rolex Swan Cup - Looking forward to the next 30 years
America’s Cup: The Future is foiling – AC45s to be modified
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   


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