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RS Aeros at the Turkey Bowl Regatta at Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle

by Seattle RS Aero fleet 18 Nov 2020 21:52 PST November 14-15, 2020
RS Aeros at the Turkey Bowl Regatta © Jan Anderson

The Corinthian Yacht Club's annual Turkey Bowl Regatta of November 14-15 gave the first taste of winter. However conditions were great for racing and everyone was excited to be on the water in this well attended regatta with 73 competitors in total including 23 RS Aeros.

On Saturday four races were sailed with a mix of wind conditions. The first two races were medium breeze and the last race was light. The wind and current were going opposite directions throughout the day, so keeping the bow above the chop and the boat dry was important. The pin end of the start line was being pushed up the course with the current resulting in several general recalls in the very competitive RS Aero fleet. Whilst the RC worked hard to keep the line square, the pin end of the start line was still generally favored.

There were shifts on both sides of the course with longer lasting left shifts. You could go left or right up the windward leg as long as you maximized the time on the lifts and covered the fleet when there was an opportunity to do so. On the downwind legs it was important to have a good visual on the mark and it usually worked to sail close to the rhumb line while taking into account a few degrees of offset for the current.

Unfortunately on Sunday morning racing was postponed and competitors remained on shore as the wind was consistently blowing around 30kn. Shortly after noon the race committee canceled racing entirely for the day as the wind remained strong and there was no expectation that it would drop. Thus Saturday's results stood for the Regatta. Dalton Bergan had a run away lead with three bullets and a second with Andrew Loe taking 2nd from Charles Fulmer in 3rd. Special mention to young Dieter Creitz who took the race win from the more experienced sailors in the 4th race!

Thanks to CYC and all their volunteers for putting on a great regatta.

Next up for the Seattle single-handers is the next Seattle Frostbite series day on Sunday afternoon December 5 and the annual CYC/SLF Frigid Digit Regatta is on January 23-24, 2021.

More Photos by Jan Anderson are available here.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4Pts
12024Dalton BerganCYC11125
23251Andrew LoeSYC7221223
31241Charles FulmerCYC397625
42483Mark Reed 6143528
53256Keith HammerSYC4541528
61727John RenehanWW17SS51011329
72019Carl BuchanCYC1836431
82233Dan FalkCYC24151435
91514Andy MackSYC HRYC14610838
101732Matt PistaySYC RSCYC101351139
112228Jim BarrettCYC111113944
121977Jay LeonCYC128161046
131248Andy SchmidtCYC8158DNC51
142084 CYC161614753
151643Dieter CreitzCYC19DNC12154
162686Giancarlo NucciDCYC151791354
171377Mike JohnsonCYC PMYC97DNCDNC57
182082Alyosha Strum‑PalermSYC1312DNCDNC66
192794Tolga CezikCYC2119171673
208228Annie SorensenCYC2020191776
211480Alexander BaldwinSYC2218181876
22122Jonah Zimmerman 17DNCDNCDNC80
232276Matt Hemke 23DNCDNCDNC86
241856Marek OmilianSTYCDNCDNCDNCDNC88
252020Craig HorsfieldCYCDNCDNCDNCDNC88
261380Derek BottlesCYC SYCDNCDNCDNCDNC88
271644Eric BeckerCYCDNCDNCDNCDNC88
281726Jacques GarriguesCYCDNCDNCDNCDNC88

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