2015 LBYC SCYA Midwinters Wrap Up

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RESULTS

From Rick Roberts:

Godwin wins Farr 40 class and Melendres tops the Cal 25s Monday, 23 February 2015 Ray Godwin of Long Beach Yacht Club and his Farr 40, Temptress, team won their One-Design class while Art and Scott Melendres, also of LBYC, won their Cal 25, One-Time, team won their class Sunday in the 86th annual Southern California Yachting Association Midwinter Regatta, sponsored by SCYA with Long Beach Yacht Club hosting these two classes.

LBYC was one of 26 West Coast yacht clubs that hosted more than 600 boats in this annual event, traditionally an opportunity for local sailors to shake off the winter cobwebs and go racing.

With consistent breezes out of the south and southwest at 6 to 12 knots the phrase, “perfect conditions,” was overheard on the docks throughout the weekend.

At the end of Saturday’s racing action, the Farr 40 fleet had Godwin in the lead, but only by one point with only a three point spread between the four boats.

For him to keep the lead and win the regatta he needed to be on his game… and he was, winning both of his races Sunday.

“It seemed like we had the wrong sails up for each rounding,” Godwin said smiling. “Almost every weather leg in every race, we were not the first boat around [the mark]. “But it was fun and we so enjoyed ourselves. This was one of the most fun regattas we’ve done in some time.” “You know,” Art said, “I’m always humbled when I can win one of these regattas against a stellar competitor such as Felix. “It came down to the final day and my crew’s work was absolutely outstanding. They were really terrific. “I think the race committee did a fabulous job and the courses they set up were perfectly suited for our races.”

Farr 40 (4 boats)

Pos,Sail, Boat, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points

1. 40050, Temptress, Ray Godwin, LBYC, 2-3-1-1-1- ; 8
2. 888, White Knight, Zoltan Katinszky, cBYC, 1-4-4-2-2- ; 13
3. 50060, Foil, Gordon Leon, CBYC, 3-2-2-4-3- ; 14
4. 8881, White Knight (older), Jim Murrell, King Harbor Yacht Club, 4-1-3-3-4- ; 15

 

 

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Cal 25 (3 boats)

Pos,Sail, Boat, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points

1. 17850, One Time, Art & Scott Melendres, LBYC, 2-1-1-2-1- ; 7
2. 46232, Tiburon, Felix Basadre, SLBYC, 1-2-2-1-2- ; 8
3. 56019, The Iguana, Dennis Diem, LBYC/ABYC, 3-3-3-4/DNC-4/DNC- ; 17

 

SCYA 2015

2015 ABYC SCYA Midwinters Wrap Up

SCYA 2015

LONG BEACH, Calif.

Article and photos from Rich Roberts

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Sailors from Alamitos Bay and Mission Bay Yacht Clubs beat the rain and keen competition Sunday to complete their sweeps in ABYC’s portion of the Southern California Yachting Association’s 86th Midwinter Regatta.

ABYC’s winning skippers: Chuck Tripp in Laser Masters, Jay Golison in Viper 640s, Chris Raab in the Lido A class and Bill Moore in Lido B.

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Mission Bay: Matt Struble and Stephen Strobel in the multihull classes, A-Class and F-18, respectively; Stu Robertson in Cal 20s and Gary Lee in 5-0-0 skiffs.

Altogether, 71 boats in eight classes sailed against the gloom threat of wet weather drifting across the channel from Santa Catalina Island and the flotilla of cargo ships from around the world anchored in frustration on the outskirts of the race course pending relief of a dock labor dispute.

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But regatta chairman Steve Smith’s race committee got the last round of three races going on time at noon and off the water by early mid-afternoon, beating the rainclouds by about two hours.

Raab, who had Scott McKeiver as crew, said his only disappointment was that Bruce Golison, who led the Lido A class after winning four of five races Saturday, didn’t race Sunday because of a bad cold.

“It would have been a battle,” Raab said. “I couldn’t keep up with him. I’ve never seen him sail better.”

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Another rival, Mark Ryan, a class national champion from Leeway Sailing Club, was unable to race Saturday but showed up Sunday to win the two races that Raab didn’t and post a string of 1-1-2-4 finishes, one point better than Raab’s day.

As for San Diego’s contingent from Mission Bay YC, Struble and Stroebel each won all seven of his races, Struble as a singlehander and Stroebel with Matt Morris as crew.

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Tripp again outsailed his competition to win by a net seven points over Bill Symes, a Grand Master from Willamette Sailing Club who was far enough past age 35 that he owed no handicap. Tripp, only 59, owed one point each race.

Jay Golison, with Steve Flam and ABYC Commodore Chuck Clay as crew, defended the SCYA title he won when the Vipers raced at Marina del Rey last year.

ABYC was among a couple of dozen clubs from Ventura to San Diego that hosted more than a hundred classes from dinghies to ocean racers, including multihulls.

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First staged in 1928, the SCYA Midwinters are the longest-running regatta in Southern California, surviving the Great Depression, a full range of weather and interrupted only by World War II. SCYA and the Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce teamed up in 1928 to sponsor the first Midwinters in L.A. Harbor, which was promoted as the sports “paradise” that Southern California offered in the winter. Until the 1960s all the boats were wooden but some of the sailors were legendary. Humphrey Bogart sailed his Santana to second place in a handicap class in 1947.

Cumulative Results

Class winners at ABYC

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LASER MASTERS (19 boats; age 35+ with progressive handicap points)—Chuck Tripp, ABYC, 3-2-3-3-2-2-(4), (+7 handicap)—22 points.

VIPER 640 (16)—Jay Golison/Steve Flam/Chuck Clay, ABYC, 1-1-1-1-4-2-(17/DNC), 10.

5-0-5 (3)—Gary Lee, Mission Bay YC, 1-1-1-1-(2)-2-1, 7.

A-Class CAT (7)—Matt Struble, Mission Bay YC, 1-1-1-1, 4.

F-18 (5)—Stephen Strobel/Matt Morris, Mission Bay YC, (1)-1-1-1-1-1-1, 6.

CAL 20 (8)—Stu Robertson, Mission Bay YC, (4)-1-1-1-1-1-1, 6.

LIDO 14-A (8)—Chris Raab/Scott McKeiver, ABYC, 2-1-2-2-2-(4)-3-1-1, 14.

LIDO 14-B (7)—Bill Moore/Nicole Webb, ABYC, 1-1-2-1-2-(3)-1-1-3, 12.

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US Sailing Announces Roger Williams University as New Host of 2015 U.S. Youth Championships

FROM US SAILING

Portsmouth, R.I. (February 18, 2015) – The U.S. Youth Sailing Championships, a signature US Sailing National Championship regatta, will be hosted by Roger Williams University on July 7-10 (registration date is July 6) at their new, state of the art Richard L. Bready Mount Hope Bay Sailing and Education Center in Bristol, R.I. on Narragansett Bay. Bristol Yacht Club will be providing additional support at this ISAF Youth Worlds Qualifier.

Top notch junior sailors from all over the country have used this championship as a benchmark to prepare themselves for the highest levels of international youth sailing competition.

Sailors may be accepted to compete by placing well at Early Acceptance Events and applying online or by submitting a resume and applying online. The remaining Early Acceptance Events on the 2015 calendar are the Laser Midwinters East Regatta, currently underway in Clearwater, Fla., and U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship in Columbia, S.C. on June 28-30.

The online application period closes March 15 (Midnight CT). The following disciplines will be sailed at the event:

Laser – Open
Laser Radial – Boys
Laser Radial – Girls
I-420 – Boys
I-420 – Girls
29er – Boys
29er – Girls
F-16 – Open
RS:X 8.5 – Boys
RS:X 8.5 – Girls
Charters will be available for all fleets and information will be provided to accepted sailors.

Please visit the event website for additional information about the 2015 U.S. Youth Championships.

LBYC CONGRESSIONAL CUP CLUB SAIL-OFF

LBYC had their first round of competition in the Catalina 37s to determine who will represent the club in this year’s Congressional Cup.  Scott Dickson came out on top last Saturday with 5 points, 1 point in front of Dustin Durant. This event will conclude on March 28, 2015.


1 Scott Dickson
2 Dustin Durant
3 Dave Hood *
3 Bill Durant *
3 Lisa Meier *
6 Wendy Corzine
* Three-way tie for 3rd place


This event will conclude on March 28, 2015
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SCYA Midwinters huge for weekend sailors

86th SCYA Midwinter Regatta

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Alamitos Bay Yacht Club                       

Feb. 21-22, 2015    

From Rich Roberts 

LONG BEACH, Calif.

Sailboat racing has expanded its character in recent times to the professionals who chase the America’s Cup or seek Earth’s far corners in the Volvo Ocean Race from the building block where they all started: weekend sailing for amateurs.

So as the AC looks to Bermuda in 2017 and the VOR pounds toward the Southern Ocean, up to 2,500 other sailors are eagerly firing up for their annual (mostly) saltwater outing: the Southern California Yachting Association’s 86th Midwinter Regatta Saturday and Sunday.

Alamitos Bay Yacht Club in Long Beach is among a couple of dozen clubs from Ventura to San Diego that will host more than a hundred classes from dinghies to ocean racers, including multihulls.

One of the busiest venues will be Long Beach Harbor where ABYC will run up to a dozen classes—505, A Class catamaran, C-15, Cal 20, F-18 cats, Finn, I-14, Laser Masters, Viper 640 and Lido 14 A and B—mostly inside the breakwater in Long Beach Harbor, except for the Lidos in the bay.

The neighboring Long Beach Yacht Club will run Farr 40s and Cal 25s.

Racing will start at noon each day, conditions permitting.

Kellie Fennessy, chairperson of the SCYA 2015 Midwinter Regatta, noted in a message to area sailors, “Your participation in the event will support SCYA, which has been serving the sailing community for over 90 years. Activities include publishing the annual Race Calendar and Yacht Club Directory, sponsoring boating safety seminars, presenting honor awards to the member clubs and individuals, providing a service center to assist all our member clubs and providing a presence to public agencies having influence over the boating community. SCYA is a service oriented, non-profit organization.”

Online registration for ABYC’s classes and a current entry list include the Laser Masters for singlehanders age 35 and over. Last year’s winner was Keith Davids, 45, who had six first places and a throwout second in seven races but, with a smaller handicap based on age, barely edged Bill Symes, a 66-year-old Great Grand Master fromOregon’s Willamette Yacht Club, on a tiebreaker.

Another winner was Pease Glaser, a 2000 Olympic silver medalist who won the Formula 18 catamaran class.

One of the few local luminaries missing will be multiple-class world champion Howie Hamlin, who lives just down the street but won’t be defending the 505 title he won with Andy Zinn as crew last year. Hamlin, a man of both sailing worlds, is in Sydney, Australiacompeting in the JJ Giltinan 18-ft Skiff world championship.

First staged in 1928, the SCYA Midwinters are the longest-running regatta in Southern California, surviving the Great Depression, a full range of weather and interrupted only by World War II. SCYA and the Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce teamed up in 1928 to sponsor the first Midwinters in L.A. Harbor, which was promoted as the sports “paradise” that Southern California offered in the winter. Until the 1960s all the boats were wooden but some of the sailors were legendary. Humphrey Bogart sailed his Santana to second place in a handicap class in 1947.

 

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SCYYRA – SoCal Youth Yacht Racing Update – Perry Series #3

The Perry Series #3 took place off of Belmont Pier this past weekend where 30 teams assembled in their 420s  to compete in eight races over the two days.   Mike Segerblom, the head of the USSCLB hosted and managed the event.

RESULTS

Top Ten

Pos,Sail, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points 

1. 5775, Romain Screve/Noble Reynoso, San Francisco YC/ St. Francis YC, 5-1-1-1-[6]-1-2-1- ; 12
2. 7419, Jack McGraw`/Johannes McElvain, SWYC/SDYC, 3-[16]-5-3-1-5-5-5- ; 27
3. 6533, Cassie Obel/Annika Garrett, Del Rey Yacht Club, 1-7-2-2-7-[21]-3-15- ; 37
4. 7420, Andy Reiter/Rebecca McElvain, SDYC, 10-2-7-6-9-2-[21]-4- ; 40
5. 8815, Ryan Ratliffe/Abe Dearden, Mission Bay Yacht Club, 2-[21]-11-8-2-3-9-10- ; 45
6. 7590, Derek Pickell/Victoria Thompson, BCYC, 13-9-6-7-5-[14]-4-6- ; 50
7. 6688, Roberto Stevens/Dot Obel, Del Rey Yacht Club, 16-6-14-19-[23]-6-1-2- ; 64T
8. 5693, Aitana Mendiguren/Lorea Mendiguren, Coronado Yacht Club/MBYC, 18-5-8-14-3-9-[20]-7- ; 64T
9. 9299, Grace Yakutis/Madeline Bubb, Coronado Yacht Club/NHYC, [17]-12-9-11-4-4-10-16- ; 66
10. 9315, Daisy Holthus/Amanda Majernik, SDYC, [22]-15-10-10-10-11-6-8- ; 70

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