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RS Aeros at the Puget Sound Spring Regatta at Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle

by Jacques Garrigues 18 Apr 2018 06:29 PDT 14-15 April 2018
RS Aeros Puget Sound Spring Regatta © Corinthian Yacht Club

The PSSR event was a challenging first regatta. The Seattle Aero fleet has some of the very best sailors and now Jonathan McKee will join us, together with class acts like Dalton Bergan, Carl Buchan and Dan Falk. Top Tasar sailor Michael Karas was sailing our loan Aero and is a terrific talent.

Saturday was raining, the breeze was 5-7 kts early and built to 9-14 kts from the south running against a strong flood tide. On Sunday thank goodness the rain was gone and the breeze had switched to a northerly, 8-10 its early, building to 15-24 kts late. We had three very experienced new additions in Jonathan McKee, Jim Barrett, and Michael Karas all of whom were fast from the first horn.

The regatta though was dominated by Dalton Bergan who has phenomenal speed upwind, downwind, 9 rig, 7 rig, you name it he is showing the other Seattle Aero sailors how it is done. Congratulations to him. As usual, other consistent performers were Todd Willsie (second) and Eric Becker (third) despite some "kissing" by them at the leeward mark followed by a swim to cool off!! The swimmer will remain nameless.

We were on the water for about four hours each day with full on hiking and gathered at the end for well earned drinks and food.

All in all a really good start to the season in the Pacific Northwest for our very competitive and growing Seattle RS Aero fleet.

Next up in the Pacific Northwest is the Seattle RS Aero Demo Day on May 12th. Check out details and the full North American RS Aero Events List at www.rsaerosailing.org/index.asp?p=events&rg=North%20America

Overall Results:

PosSail NoSkipper NameR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11Pts
12024Dalton Bergan-9911114121122
21127Todd Willsie4444321344-633
31644Eric Becker2353436465-741
41726Jacques Garrigues323664-9788552
52228Jim Barrett6-767565656456
62082Jonathan McKee112229-11111110958
71384Dan Falk99-10101093212358
80Michael Karas99-10101092533262
91973Glenn Wisegarver5585757877-964
102020Craig Horsfield767887899-10978
111974Randy Shuman991010109-11111110998

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