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Frigid Digit Regatta, Seattle, USA
30/01/2016 - 31/01/2016

Write-Up

Frigid Digit Regatta - Seattle, USA, Jan 30/31
Great to see 11 boats out in Seattle at their frostbite regatta last weekend and some big names too.
 
Thanks to Michael O'Brien for the report;
We had a great regatta on Puget Sounds last weekend Jan 30-31 for the RS Aero Frigid Digit Regatta sponsored by the local Seattle Laser Fleet. This is a 40+ year old event and the PRO was our own Todd Willsie who left his RS Aero ashore to run an outstanding regatta banging off 10 races over two days.

The wind was light-medium at 8-16 knots from the SSW with a strong ebb tide and very flat water. We saw some brief windows of sun, but overall it was a dry and cold, but not freezing two days. Perfect winter sailing.

The regatta was won by Dalton Bergan in his second time in the boat. He was fast, smart and made very few errors. Congratulations to Dalton. Second was last years RS Aero North Americans winner Dan Falk.

The fleet was much closer than in the past and we had many marks with several boats overlapped. Great tight racing.

There were some funny moments … like the time I dragged the windward mark downwind to assist all those behind me to have an easier rounding. Or my four (yes 4) capsizes. All in light breeze. I definitely need to get my 9 rig more stable downwind!
 
Pic above; Michael O'Brien getting rolled by Dalton and squeezed by Dan at the start of race 1.


Results

RankNameSailResultsTotal
1Dalton Bergan11 1 3 2 1 2 1 2 1 110
2Dan Falk13842 2 2 9 2 1 7 1 3 720
3Michael O’Brien12507 3 1 1 3 3 11 9 2 323
4Andy Mack15143 4 5 4 5 4 4 3 6 229
5Derek Bottels13809 8 7 7 4 5 2 6 4 641
6Sean Grealish12414 9 7 3 7 8 5 5 5 944
7Eric Becker12515 5 4 5 8 7 6 8 8 545
8Nate Creitz16436 6 6 8 9 6 3 4 9 847
9Scott Malone16448 7 8 6 6 9 8 7 7 453
10Jacques Garrigues172610 dnf 9 dns dns dns 10 11 10 1175
11Dan Herron148111 10 10 10 10 10 9 10 11 1079
     
10 races, 2 drops   




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