2003 NA Masters Series Results

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      Florida Masters (non-series event) Overall Results   Division Results Report
#1     Masters Midwinters East Overall Results Division Results Report
#2     California Masters Overall Results Division Results Report
#3     Gulf Coast Masters Overall Results Division Results Report
#4   No Coast Masters Overall Results Division Results Report
#5   Canadian Masters Overall Results Division Results Report
#6   Western Canadian Masters Overall Results Division Results Report
#7   Pacific Coast Masters Overall Results Division Results Report
#8   US Masters Overall Results Division Results Report
#9   Great Lakes Masters Overall Results Division Results Report
#10   Atlantic Coast Masters Overall Results Division Results Report
#11   NA Masters Overall Results Division Results Report

 


2003 Florida Masters

  Pos  Sail# Skipper                     1    2    3    4    5    6    Total    Net
   1  169553 Kevin Kelly      USA        1    1    1    1    1   24F   46.25   19.25 A1
   2  161125 Richard Tillman  USA        2    6   10    4   10    4    36.00   26.00 S1
   3  153009 Tom Lihan        USA        4    2    2    2    2   24F   54.00   27.00 A2
   4  150083 Alden Shattuck   USA        3   10    4    5    3    3    40.00   28.00 M1
   5  173712 Eric Robbins     USA        7    4    6    7    5    1    42.00   33.00 M2
   6  171012 Randy Rea        USA        6    3    3    6    6    2    44.00   35.00 A3
   7  172971 Newton Wattis    USA       10    5    8    8    4    7    48.00   37.00 G1
   8  170646 David Hartman    USA        5    9    5    9   12    6    52.00   39.00 G2
   9  170776 Gary Orkney      USA        8    7    7    3    8    5    50.00   40.00 M3
  10  158648 Henry DeWolf     USA        9   12   14   11   11    8    65.00   51.00 S2
  11  173239 Halsey Bullen    USA       13   11    9   10    9   10    68.00   54.00 G3
  12  160191 Ken Tarboten     USA       12    8   12   12    7    9    78.00   63.00 A4
  13  137862 Jack Pearce      CAN       11   14   13   14   13   11    82.00   67.00 G4
  14  166123 Leonard Wells    USA       16   20   11   13   14   13    99.00   77.00 M4
  15    3113 Debosset Bosco   SUI       17   16   16   17   18   18   102.00   84.00 S3
  16  130873 Robert Norris    USA       14   15   15   18   15   12   107.00   86.00 A5
  17  169478 Al Franklin      USA       21   18   20   16   16   14   111.00   89.00 G5
  18  170706 Ken Hopkins      USA       20   22   17   19   19   15   112.00   90.00 S4
  19  173711 Todd Kana        USA       15   13   19   15   24F  24F  122.00   96.00 M5
  20  137045 Michael J. Barry USA       22   17   18   20   17   17   129.00  104.00 A6
  21  173683 Douglas LaTour   USA       19   21   21   21   20   16   136.00  112.00 A7
  22  138970 Chuck Cairnes    USA       18   19   24F  24F  24F  24F  139.00  114.00 G6
  23  162218 Mike Von Godanyi USA       23   24F  24F  24F  24F  24F  149.00  124.00 G7

 Apprentices
   1  169553 Kevin Kelly      USA        1    1    1    1    1   24F   46.25   19.25 A1
   3  153009 Tom Lihan        USA        4    2    2    2    2   24F   54.00   27.00 A2
   6  171012 Randy Rea        USA        6    3    3    6    6    2    44.00   35.00 A3
  12  160191 Ken Tarboten     USA       12    8   12   12    7    9    78.00   63.00 A4
  16  130873 Robert Norris    USA       14   15   15   18   15   12   107.00   86.00 A5
  20  137045 Michael J. Barry USA       22   17   18   20   17   17   129.00  104.00 A6
  21  173683 Douglas LaTour   USA       19   21   21   21   20   16   136.00  112.00 A7

Masters
   4  150083 Alden Shattuck   USA        3   10    4    5    3    3    40.00   28.00 M1
   5  173712 Eric Robbins     USA        7    4    6    7    5    1    42.00   33.00 M2
   9  170776 Gary Orkney      USA        8    7    7    3    8    5    50.00   40.00 M3
  14  166123 Leonard Wells    USA       16   20   11   13   14   13    99.00   77.00 M4
  19  173711 Todd Kana        USA       15   13   19   15   24F  24F  122.00   96.00 M5

Old Guys
   7  172971 Newton Wattis    USA       10    5    8    8    4    7    48.00   37.00 G1
   8  170646 David Hartman    USA        5    9    5    9   12    6    52.00   39.00 G2
  11  173239 Halsey Bullen    USA       13   11    9   10    9   10    68.00   54.00 G3
  13  137862 Jack Pearce      CAN       11   14   13   14   13   11    82.00   67.00 G4
  17  169478 Al Franklin      USA       21   18   20   16   16   14   111.00   89.00 G5
  22  138970 Chuck Cairnes    USA       18   19   24F  24F  24F  24F  139.00  114.00 G6
  23  162218 Mike Von Godanyi USA       23   24F  24F  24F  24F  24F  149.00  124.00 G7

Really old guys but you could not tell it from the results
   2  161125 Richard Tillman  USA        2    6   10    4   10    4    36.00   26.00 S1
  15    3113 Debosset Bosco   SUI       17   16   16   17   18   18   102.00   84.00 S3
  18  170706 Ken Hopkins      USA       20   22   17   19   19   15   112.00   90.00 S4

Florida Masters report by David Hartman

The Jack Swenson Memorial Florida Masters was sailed the weekend of February 15 & 16.  What a timely weekend in Florida!  Sunshine, 80-degree F. temperatures, 10 to 15 knot southerlies for two days of fantastic sailing in the Atlantic off Palm Beach.  Oh yeah, water temp by the Gulf Stream is close to 80.  We rigged our boats, renewed acquaintances, listened attentively (yawn) at Skippers Meeting, kissed our loved ones goodbye and set off from Palm Beach Sailing Club.  We enjoyed a leisurely reach on an outgoing tide to the inlet.  If we were smart, we sailed around the lee shore to keep from being becalmed, then avoided the stink potters as we cruised through the inlet and headed upwind in the southerly to the racing area.   

The RC set a good windward-leeward course, with the pin end a little (?) favored.  As they bounced about in the seas, thanks to the current pushing the trawler almost broadside to the rollers, we sailed three races.  Although we were ready for more, PRO Carl Shellbach sent us in.  Reportedly, his compatriots were in a mutinous state due to the 25+ degree rolling they had endured for four hours!!  Can’t say I blame them.  That is tough duty!

 So we sailed downwind to the inlet, came through the pass with a favorable current, sailed around the lee shore and worked our way upwind back to PBSC.  Once ashore, we enjoyed ice-cold beverages while tidying up our worthy craft.  Showered and refreshed, we practiced our culinary skills grilling fresh Mahi-Mahi or steaks to perfection.  The meal on the new deck area of the club was a good time to resail the races and catch up on news with fellow competitors.

 Sunday morning was a repeat of Saturday’s close to perfect conditions.  The RC got us started pretty much on time.  We again sailed three windward-leeward races, called it a day and headed for the barn.

 On both days, the race strategy was pretty much the same.  Get a start towards the pin, find a lane, tack to port and sail fast almost to the layline to stay in the weaker current.  Once on starboard, it was a little harder work getting through the waves.  Close to the mark, you had to be aware of the current, as many of us who hit it, or had multiple attempts at rounding, discovered.  Downwind, we played the waves and occasionally tested the water temperature.  Most of us stayed on starboard and sailed close to the rhomb line.   Kelly liked port early, thought he could surf better, then came back in on a good angle on starboard.  Hard to argue with him.  Kevin did admit that this didn’t work as well after the first race or so.  Of course, most of us weren’t close enough to notice what he was doing! 

 At the end of the weekend some Snowbirds had to spend extra time in Florida due to something called a Blizzard shutting down the northern airports.  Isn’t life in Florida grand???

 This is a great event to sail.  How can you beat sailing in the warm waters of the Atlantic in February with a bunch of old guys who just love Lasering.  Make this a “must do” event for next year!


NA Series Event #1  - Masters Midwinters East - Clearwater, Fl, Feb 22-23

 Pos Name Sail # Div 1 2 3 4 5 Bare Total H'cap
1 Kevin Kelley 169553 A 1 2 2 3 -9 8 20
2 Ed Adams 175053 M 7 6 -21 1 1 15 23
3 Allan Clark 178711 A 3 1 7 -17 3 14 26
4 Buzzy Heausler 170336 M -19 11 1 2 5 19 27
5 Brett Wright 145477 A 2 3 3 8 -8 16 28
6 Chris Raab 179628 A 6 4 -6 5 2 17 29
7 Ian Lineberger 16700 M 8 8 5 -10 4 25 33
8 Tracy Usher 171007 M -12 5 4 9 10 28 36
9 Mark Bear 169575 M 9 10 -11 4 6 29 37
10 Ken Dool 20834 A 4 -16 12 7 11 34 46
11 Ari Barshi 173992 A 5 7 14 12 -19 38 50
  12 Peter Seidenberg 158790 GGM 20 -21 8 14 13 55 55
13 Martin Willard 171175 A -22 14 17 6 7 44 56
14 Evert Bastet 174000 M 13 12 15 -22 14 54 62
15 Alden Shattuck 150083 M 11 17 18 -24 15 61 69
16 Eric Robbins 173712 M 26 -28 9 11 20 66 74
17 Gary Orkney 170776 M 16 13 13 -27 24 66 74
18 Jorge Abreu 173988 M 15 20 19 13 -34 67 75
19 Tim Landt 173678 M 14 15 10 30 DNS 69 77
20 Omar Bros 10027 M 18 22 22 -28 12 74 82
21 David Breder 152045 A -28 18 20 23 17 78 90
22 David Hartman 170646 GM 24 24 -30 15 25 88 92
23 Dave Abbott 170391 M 17 23 25 20 DNS 85 93
24 Ken Earley 155434 A 21 19 16 -32 27 83 95
25 Halsey Bullen 173239 GM 27 -33 24 26 18 95 99
26 Philip Logan 125104 M 29 -39 26 16 21 92 100
27 Timothy Barr 271257 M -31 27 27 25 16 95 103
28 Newt Wattis 172971 GM 25 -29 28 21 28 102 106
29 Bob McCormack 170019 M -38 32 29 18 23 102 110
30 Mark Grinder 166901 M 33 26 32 19 DNS 110 118
31 Jack Pearce 137862 GM 30 25 -35 33 31 119 123
32 Stephen Ward 165958 A -44 30 34 34 22 120 132
33 Henry Singletary Jr. 155278 A 32 -34 33 29 26 120 132
  34 Warner Guedry 135004 GGM 34 40 -40 31 30 135 135
  35 Douglas Mercer 158823 GGM DNS 35 36 38 29 138 138
36 Blake Marriner 175246 A 10 9 DNS DNS DNS 131 143
37 Mark Penny 158800 A 35 31 38 -42 32 136 148
38 John Beare 168564 GM -43 41 37 35 33 146 150
  39 Debosset Bosco 3113 GGM 36 43 -43 39 36 154 154
40 Jerry Thompson 179623 GM DNF 36 23 36 DNS 151 155
41 Kenneth Signorello 13994 M DNF 45 31 37 35 148 156
  42 Robert Spillman 172093 GGM 39 -44 42 40 37 158 158
43 Jacques Kerrest 174236 GM 37 38 39 41 DNS 155 159
44 Chip Whitesides 161958 M 41 37 41 43 DNS 162 170
45 Irina Perez 1 A -45 42 44 44 38 168 180
46 Dave Ellis 144013 GM 23 DNF DNS DNS DNS 191 195
47 Mike Mueller 168274 GM 40 DNF DNS DNS DNS 208 212
48 Don Reeder 153031 GM 42 DNF DNS DNS DNS 210 214
49 Roger Bartholomee 28194 GM 46 DNS DNS DNS DNS 214 218
50 Daniel Bullard 7 GM DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 224 228
51 Indrek Aavisto 151802 GM DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 224 228
52 Liz Hancock 167326 M DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 224 232
53 Earlyn Bartholomee 133949 M DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 224 232
54 Mike Taylor 166998 M DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 224 232
55 Cindy Taylor 166970 A DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 224 236
 
  MMWE Division Results
    1 Kevin Kelley 169553 A 1 2 2 3 -9 8 20
    2 Allan Clark 178711 A 3 1 7 -17 3 14 26
    3 Brett Wright 145477 A 2 3 3 8 -8 16 28
    4 Chris Raab 179628 A 6 4 -6 5 2 17 29
    5 Ken Dool 20834 A 4 -16 12 7 11 34 46
    6 Ari Barshi 173992 A 5 7 14 12 -19 38 50
    7 Martin Willard 171175 A -22 14 17 6 7 44 56
    8 David Breder 152045 A -28 18 20 23 17 78 90
    9 Ken Earley 155434 A 21 19 16 -32 27 83 95
  10 Stephen Ward 165958 A -44 30 34 34 22 120 132
  11 Henry Singletary Jr. 155278 A 32 -34 33 29 26 120 132
  12 Blake Marriner 175246 A 10 9 DNS DNS DNS 131 143
  13 Mark Penny 158800 A 35 31 38 -42 32 136 148
  14 Irina Perez 1 A -45 42 44 44 38 168 180
  15 Cindy Taylor 166970 A DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 224 236
 
    1 Ed Adams 175053 M 7 6 -21 1 1 15 23
    2 Buzzy Heausler 170336 M -19 11 1 2 5 19 27
    3 Ian Lineberger 16700 M 8 8 5 -10 4 25 33
    4 Tracy Usher 171007 M -12 5 4 9 10 28 36
    5 Mark Bear 169575 M 9 10 -11 4 6 29 37
    6 Evert Bastet 174000 M 13 12 15 -22 14 54 62
    7 Alden Shattuck 150083 M 11 17 18 -24 15 61 69
    8 Eric Robbins 173712 M 26 -28 9 11 20 66 74
    9 Gary Orkney 170776 M 16 13 13 -27 24 66 74
  10 Jorge Abreu 173988 M 15 20 19 13 -34 67 75
  11 Tim Landt 173678 M 14 15 10 30 DNS 69 77
  12 Omar Bros 10027 M 18 22 22 -28 12 74 82
  13 Dave Abbott 170391 M 17 23 25 20 DNS 85 93
  14 Philip Logan 125104 M 29 -39 26 16 21 92 100
  15 Timothy Barr 271257 M -31 27 27 25 16 95 103
  16 Bob McCormack 170019 M -38 32 29 18 23 102 110
  17 Mark Grinder 166901 M 33 26 32 19 DNS 110 118
  18 Kenneth Signorello 13994 M DNF 45 31 37 35 148 156
  19 Chip Whitesides 161958 M 41 37 41 43 DNS 162 170
  20 Liz Hancock 167326 M DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 224 232
  21 Earlyn Bartholomee 133949 M DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 224 232
  22 Mike Taylor 166998 M DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 224 232
 
    1 David Hartman 170646 GM 24 24 -30 15 25 88 92
    2 Halsey Bullen 173239 GM 27 -33 24 26 18 95 99
    3 Newt Wattis 172971 GM 25 -29 28 21 28 102 106
    4 Jack Pearce 137862 GM 30 25 -35 33 31 119 123
    5 John Beare 168564 GM -43 41 37 35 33 146 150
    6 Jerry Thompson 179623 GM DNF 36 23 36 DNS 151 155
    7 Jacques Kerrest 174236 GM 37 38 39 41 DNS 155 159
    8 Dave Ellis 144013 GM 23 DNF DNS DNS DNS 191 195
    9 Mike Mueller 168274 GM 40 DNF DNS DNS DNS 208 212
  10 Don Reeder 153031 GM 42 DNF DNS DNS DNS 210 214
  11 Roger Bartholomee 28194 GM 46 DNS DNS DNS DNS 214 218
  12 Daniel Bullard 7 GM DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 224 228
  13 Indrek Aavisto 151802 GM DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 224 228
 
    1 Peter Seidenberg 158790 GGM 20 -21 8 14 13 55 55
    2 Warner Guedry 135004 GGM 34 40 -40 31 30 135 135
    3 Douglas Mercer 158823 GGM DNS 35 36 38 29 138 138
    4 Debosset Bosco 3113 GGM 36 43 -43 39 36 154 154
    5 Robert Spillman 172093 GGM 39 -44 42 40 37 158 158

MMWE Report by Blake Marriner
Saturday racing was called off for too much wind, with the normal grumbles from the big dogs and the sighs of relief from the rest. It appeared to be blowing 25-30, but the RC said they had gust to 40+ ? It was a bit strange to see the Clearwater Opti group out sailing in the bay, along with the juniors in Radials. Temps were in the upper 70's.

Sat afternoon, late, brought a quick thunderstorm and a mild cold front followed Sat night - Sunday greeted everyone with 15-20 knots of wind, which faded to 10-15 by race time. Racing was out in the Gulf (water temp 67), with a really "fun" sail thru the pass with the current against the wind, making for some nice breaking waves. Seas in the Gulf were running 2-3' I can only report on the first two races, both W-L-W-L-W events, approx .75 mile legs.

Race one was more in the 15 knot range, Kevin Kelley won, followed by Brett Wright and Alan Clark. Race two saw some holes in the breeze and more shifts, downwind at least for the big dogs was challenging as there wasn't enough breeze to allow you to surf down one wave and punch thru the next.  The same three occupied to the top positions - Clark, Kelley, Wright Other race winners were Buzzy Heausler in Race 3 and Ed Adams, who must have found his stuff as he won the last two races.

Extra comments from Ian Lineberger
It was a blow out Saturday and we went out Sunday with huge breakers in the pass with 20-22 knots of breeze. We completed 5 races in a slowly dying breeeze. Tough sailing in the left over swells and chop.  Kevin Kelley was fast in the breeze, Ed Adams was real smart and consistent but was called over at the pin in one of the races. I heard he had some not so nice words for the RC guys on the pin boat as he re-rounded.  Brett from Bermuda and Alan Clark (old time laser sailor) from Canada were up front as was Buzzy Heausler from Tampa. Lots of fun with zero protests and no yelling at each other, you know, Masters Sailing.
 


NA Series Event #2 -  California Masters, Mission Bay Yacht Club, San Diego, CA  Feb 22-23

  

Pos Sail # Name Div 1 2 3 4 5 Open H'cap
1 162474 Doug Hart M 3 1 -5 3 4 11 19
2 16461 Ian Storer A 2 2 3 -8 3 10 22
3 173248 Bob Falk A 1 5 1 -12 5 12 24
4 174300 Peter Drasnin A 4 4 7 1 -8 16 28
5 171960 Charlie Williamson M 5 7 -14 7 2 21 29
6 177675 Bill Symes GM 7 7 -11 0 5 19 31
7 170792 Chris Boome GM 8 -21 4 3 9 24 36
8 174987 Dave Leuck A 11 -13 12 4 1 28 40
9 149039 Horia Ispas A -22 15 2 6 6 29 41
10 161031 Susie Pegel M -13 3 11 11 10 35 43
11 167285 Nils Andersson GGM 11 7 -18 6 10 34 46
12 113124 Claudio Fassareli A 6 -17 4 13 12 35 47
13 174350 Jim Christopher GGM 17 5 6 DSQ 14 42 54
14 173150 Pat Toole A 12 11 10 -15 9 42 54
15 170143 Dave Lapier M 7 18 -19 10 16 51 59
16 166028 Ken Karnes GM 13 12 DNC 15 17 57 69
17 154454 Morgan Cox A -16 12 15 16 14 57 69
18 173677 Chuck Tripp M 8 6 18 DNC DNC 67 75
19 174994 Rob Hodson M -25 16 22 14 15 67 75
20 156872 Jim Colgan GM 16 -28 6 19 24 65 77
21 161089 Mike Eichwald GGM 21 18 -23 17 19 75 87
22 133824 Craig Schmidt M 17 24 -27 23 18 82 90
23 159789 George Witter M 23 29 16 19 -30 87 95
24 169501 Lance Katzfey GM 25 20 15 24 -26 84 96
25 128441 Steve Smith M 21 25 -28 18 24 88 96
26 148714 Rob Pinkel GM 17 24 23 -26 21 85 97
27 147401 Barney Ricketts GM 24 -26 22 22 19 87 99
28 171166 Kieth Sternal M -28 27 23 22 20 92 100
29 153350 Dean White M -32 19 20 29 25 93 101
30 138957 Leif Ghibbson GGM -27 17 27 22 24 90 102
31 166147 Mike Barnes M 29 -34 29 30 29 117 125
32 154016 Ed Schifferns A -31 31 31 27 31 120 132
33 20398 Don Pies M -33 32 32 31 32 127 135
34 173214 Joe O'Leary GM -32 31 31 30 31 123 135

The third edition of this annual regatta was sailed off Mission Beach February 22-23, hosted by Mission Bay Yacht Club. Thirty-four sailors, from as far as New York and Oregon, enjoyed the most perfect sailing conditions.

 Among the competitors one could see a lot of talent and many very experienced sailors.  For example: Doug Hart, MBYC, has won the California Masters the two previous years, and he is a world class Snipe sailor and board sailor. Susie Pegel, SWYC, the only woman who has won an U.S. Laser National Championship, she also competes in the Star Class. Bill Symes, Oregon, was second Grand Master at last years Masters World Championship. Chris Boome, San Francisco, as a young Laser sailor, was third in the first ever Laser World Championship; he is 56 years of age today. The oldest sailor in the fleet was Leif Gihbson, SCRA, who has reached the age of 74. 

The racing started out under beautiful sunny skies and an eight knots southwesterly wind. The race committee tried out the new trapezoid race course, as is required by the Laser Class at Championship regattas, which caused some confusions among the competitors at first, but everyone later agreed that these type of courses are really fun to sail. Three races were sailed on Saturday and the over all leaders were Doug Hart, MBYC and in each age group: Apprentices Bob Falk, ABYC, Masters Doug Hart, Grand Masters Bill Symes, Oregon, Great Grand Masters Jim Christopher, Eureka. Coming back at the club there was a cold keg of brew waiting to be consumed and later in the evening, the traditional, cook your own dinner, courtesy of MBYC’s, Laser Fleet.

 Sunday started out with the same southwesterly wind direction but now at around 15 knots of velocity, which created some changes in the final results, except for the overall winner, Doug Hart, who is going to have his name engraved in the “OLD SILVA” for the third time.  Traditionally, there is a special “OVER THE HILL” trophy cane, which had attachments to it, such as plastic dentures and a pillbox, awarded to the sailor who does the most stupid thing during the regatta. This year “OVER THE HILL” award went to Bill Symes, who in race two led the fleet to the wrong mark. The race committee had changed the course from number one (outer trapezoid) to number two (inner trapezoid).

 In conclusion, everyone had a great time and expressed their appreciation for the great job of the race committee, led by PRO, Scott McKay and his volunteers of MBYC members.


NA Series Event #3 - Gulf Coast Masters

St. Petersburg Yacht Club 
April 4-6, 2003
SERIES SUMMARY
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1 161125 Dick Tillman 	Merritt Island 		GGM 	3 	 8 	11
2 171012 Randall Rea 	Crystal River 		App 	4 	 8 	12
3 174012 John McNally 	Jupiter 		Msr 	6 	 6 	12
4 170792 Chris Boome 	San Carlos, CA 		GMr 	3 	11	14
5 164806 David Olson 	Sarasota 		GMr 	7 	 7 	14	
6 173678 Tim Landt 	Tierra Verde, Fl 	Msr 	10 	 5 	15
7 167000 Ian Lineberger St. Petersburg, FL 	Msr 	13 	 3 	16  
8 173943 Kurt Taulbee 	Largo 			App 	13 	 5  	18	
9 144013 Dave Ellis St. Petersburg, FL 		GMr 	 8 	10 	18
10 170646 David Hartman Vero Beach 		GMr 	 6 	14\OCS  20
11 166901 Mark Grinder 	Orchard Park, NY 	Msr 	11 	 9 	20
12 175510 Lawrence Flinn Ossining, NY 		App 	15 	14 	29
Summary report from Tim Landt
The gulfcoast masters championship was held at the St.Petersburg YC this weekend. The fleet wasn't large
 but very competitive with former master world champions and a current US sailing team member. We had 2 races
 on Saturday with light southeasterly and big current. Sunday we had a shake and bake and no racing, but not 
from lack of effort by the race committee. Dick Tillman current GGM won the event . A good time was had by all.

NA Series Event #4 - No Coast Masters

  Sail Name
Rank
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
Net Total
1
149482 Peckover, D. (Dallas TX)
M1
2
4
5
3
3
22F
3
32
2
158787 Bartlett, J. (Austin TX)
M2 
10
3
1
8
1
1
7
33
3
166856 Henkel, E. (Dallas TX)
G1 
16 
38
4
174020 Faust, E. (Austin TX)
A1 
11 
39
5
162540 Kleespies, H. (Southlake TX)
A2 
42
6
158683 Morgan, D. (Houston TX)
A3 
12
11
43
7
173228 Welles, C. (Austin TX)
G2 
12 
10 
45
8
172091 Dekeyser, D. (Austin TX)
S1 
10 
12 
13 
11 
14 
59
9
44411 Inmon, F. (Brisbane Australia)
A4 
16 
18 
61
10
176263 Grogono, D. (Austin TX)
A5 
11 
10 
61
11
172971 Wattis, N. (Surf City NJ)
G3 
18 
13 
10 
16 
65
12
143296 Mitchell, B. (Austin TX)
M3 
13 
12 
19 
12 
14 
11 
81
13
167265 Brown, S. (N Richland Hills TX)
M4 
15 
13 
11 
14 
10 
12 
12 
84
14
23 Schertz, G. (Conifer CO)
M5 
17 
14
8
19 
7
22F
86
15
174236 Kerrest, J. (San Antonio TX)
G4 
11 
16 
16 
17 
17 
15 
90
16
162347 Bowden, B. (Austin TX)
G5 
18 
15 
13 
17 
14 
13 
13 
91
17
1 McBride, J. (Austin TX)
M6 
14 
17 
15 
20 
15 
15 
96
18
175002 Schroth, F. (Austin TX)
M7 
10 
14 
15 
22F 
22S 
22S 
102 
19
174215 Lamb, J. (Haymarket VA)
M8 
19 
19 
17 
18 
16 
16 
17 
115 
20
175510 Flinn, L. (Ossinino FL)
A6 
21 
21 
21 
19 
20 
18 
18 
135 
21
116501 Lorenzini, E. (Austin TX)
M9 
20 
20 
20 
22F 
22F 
22F 
22F 
138 

 
The 2003 No Coast Masters, on scenic Lake Travis, drew 21 Lasers from Texas, Florida, New Jersey, Virginia and Colorado. This regatta was the weekend after Fred’s Easter Regatta, also at AYC, that had a combined 74 Lasers and Radials. Many of the Masters from the Easter Regatta returned for the No Coast Masters. Unlike the 2002 US Masters at AYC, this year’s Masters event had warm weather and clear skies. Four races were held on Saturday in light, typically shifty winds. It really paid off to get the shifts right or be lucky. The chop from the powerboats caused some Lasers to utter a few four-letter expletives not suitable for family events. There were many lead changes on Saturday. At the end of the day Doug Peckover, John Bartlett, Eric Faust, David Grogono and Hank Kleespies were tightly packed in the results. Not far behind were Grand Masters Ed Henkel, Claude Welles and Great Grand Master Deke Dekeyster.

Austin Yacht Club and Laser Fleet 22 provided a marvelous outdoors barbeque cook- your- own steak or chicken dinner with all the fixins after Saturday’s racing. There was a great band entertainment courtesy of the J-24 Fleet which was racing at AYC in one of their circuit events.

Sunday dawned clear and crisp with 10-15 knots of south breeze. Three races were completed which provided for one discard for each competitor. The courses were very ably set and adjusted by the Race Committee as the wind shifted throughout the morning. David Morgan from Houston was fast on Sunday with 2-6-1 finishes. Hank Kleespies remained consistently fast with all top six results for the weekend. Peckover beat out Bartlett in the last race to seal his victory. The RC finished the racing by 1300 and the awards ceremony was promptly held so the competitors could get an early start on the travels home.

1997 World Masters Champion, Doug Peckover, won the 1st overall and top Master with all top five finishes. John Bartlett, an Austin sail maker, finished second overall with three bullets among his consistent finishes. Ed Henkel surprised many by finishing third overall and top Grand Master. Local top Laser sailor, Eric Faust, following his first place win the prior weekend at the Easter Regatta, was top Apprentice Master and Deke Dekester continued his local knowledge edge by winning top Great Grand Master. All winners received the recognition of the competitors and were awarded nice plaques for their accomplishments.

Claude Welles, Austin YC and Laser Fleet 22 sponsored and conducted a first class regatta. Special Mention goes to all of the volunteers from AYC that ran the races and the social events. Grand Master Newt Wattis of New Jersey finished third GM and his spouse, Marilyn, is recognized for being such a big help with boat launching and retrieval. Newt and Marilyn made the long driving trip to Texas for the two AYC regattas and were planning to go to New Mexico for some touring following the event.
 

 


NA Series Event # 5 -  Canadian Masters Championship RVYC, Victoria BC CANJune 6 – 8, 2003

 Friday: 3 races, wind 3-6 knots  (that's 3 to 6 not 36!!) Saturday: 2 races, wind 3-6 knots  Sunday: no racing

   

 

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

SUB

RATING

THROW

FINAL

 

Wind -->

 

3-8

1-9

3-5

3-6

3-6

TOTAL

POINTS

OUT

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Winberg

GM

2

4

4

6

23

39

5

24

20

2

Clark

A

1

6

2

1

10

20

15

13

22

3

Seidenberg

GGM

39

1

5

2

14

61

0

39

22

4

Britten

M

4

3

1

8

7

23

10

10

23

5

Symes

GM

7

20

10

3

1

41

5

21

25

6

Seelig

GM

8

15

6

12

8

49

5

16

38

7

Suski

GM

39

9

11

10

6

75

5

40

40

8

Tee

M

6

5

8

15

16

50

10

18

42

9

Hoehne

A

3

2

14

16

20

55

15

23

47

10

Sharp

ML

24

13

9

4

18

68

10

26

52

11

Woytkowiak

M

28

11

12

13

9

73

10

30

53

12

Woodward

M

10

7

34

18

12

81

10

36

55

13

Graham

GGM

14

14

28

14

17

87

0

28

59

14

Pickford

M

11

17

21

19

5

73

10

23

60

15

Burzycki

M

18

18

7

17

11

71

10

20

61

16

Brown

M

5

22

19

9

26

81

10

28

63

17

Eichwald

GGM

9

33

23

7

25

97

0

33

64

18

Matthews

M

17

24

13

11

30

95

10

32

73

19

Hewitt

M

21

26

17

5

28

97

10

30

77

20

Dousset

M

22

12

16

21

31

102

10

33

79

21

Lindsay

M

20

10

22

27

32

111

10

34

87

22

Symes

AL

16

19

18

34

22

109

15

37

87

23

Pohl

M

31

16

15

20

35

117

10

37

90

24

Willsie

A

15

31

39

29

4

118

15

42

91

25

Hunt

M

34

36

3

23

24

120

10

38

92

26

Simpson

GGM

19

8

33

32

36

128

0

36

92

27

Brett

A

32

21

25

33

3

114

15

36

93

28

Mustov

A

26

29

26

30

2

113

15

33

95

29

Strathlee

GM

12

27

29

25

27

120

5

30

95

30

Fradley

GGM

30

23

32

35

19

139

0

35

104

31

Multerer

AL

39

34

24

24

15

136

15

42

109

32

Loughead

A

27

28

20

22

29

126

15

32

109

33

Carrigues

GM

25

25

30

26

33

139

5

34

110

34

Chapin

GM

13

32

35

28

34

142

5

36

111

35

Grimm

M

29

30

27

39

21

146

10

41

115

36

Webster

GML

39

37

31

31

13

151

5

40

116

37

Schmidt

GM

23

35

37

37

39

171

5

40

136

38

Muhlert

GM

33

38

36

36

37

180

5

39

146

 The Royal Victoria YC Laser fleet pulled out all the stops for a great Canadian Laser Masters championships June 6-8, all the stops that is except for the wind.  A stationary high and record-setting heat made the event, well, slow and hot.  But Victoria's famous hospitality made up for it.

Seattle Grand Master Jay Winberg mastered the conditions, with four very strong races and one he could toss.  Second was a tie between apprentice Al Clark and Great Grand Master Peter Seidenberg.

Local Laser expert Bob Britten (who finished fourth) explained "You know how when you go to a regatta and they say 'It's never like this?'  Well, it's never like this." the first two races were set in a light northerly while the remaining three were all on a frustrating southerly.  Bouncing the shore, sometimes literally, was the order of the day.  The entire fleet was ready for some breeze the final day, but alas there was no wind and no racing.

The social end of things was great, with local sailor Dennis Woodward hosting a barbecue Friday night and the YC hosting a banquet Saturday night.  On-the-water lunches were provided as were shady, grassy spots for wind delays.

Washington State in general and the Seattle fleet in particular sent a strong contingent.  9 Laser sailors from WA made the trek to Vancouver Island.  Grand Master Bill Symes of Oregon came on strong on Saturday to finish 5th while Seattle's Marty Seelig sailed consistently to 6th overall.


NA Series Event # 6 -  Western Canadian Masters, Blackstrap SC  CAN June 21 – 22, 2003

 

Position Name

Sail #

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Adj Pts
1 John Dawson-Edwards 98117 GM 2 1 2 4 1 2 2 2 2 2 25
2 Mark Lammens 158769 A 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 37
3 Graeme Strathdee 173723 GM 5 3 3 3 4 3 4 4 3 3 39
4 Ben Pickford 176105 M 4 4 4 2 3 5 3 3 4 6 50
5 Doug Bell