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Puget Sound Sailing Champs - Corinthian YC, Seattle, WA, USA
10/10/2020 - 11/10/2020

Write-Up

Puget Sound Sailing Champs - CYC, Seattle, WA, USA, Oct 10/11th
 
Thanks to Jay Renehan for his summary;
 
An enthusiastic group of 21 RS Aero sailors showed up for the annual Puget Sound Sailing Championships hosted by Corinthian Yacht Club in Seattle. This wasn’t the largest event this year for the Seattle RS Aero fleet who have seen mid-twenties for a number of Thursday night races, but it was certainly the biggest multi-class event for dinghies and keelboats in the Seattle area during this strange year. There were no social events, not only due to the pandemic, but also the unique floating CYC clubhouse is temporarily re-located for a building refresh supported by the Heart of CYC campaign (please donate if you haven’t already!).
 
After a failed attempt by this scribe to predict the wind and communicate “rig of the day” selection by email on Saturday morning, nearly everyone opted for the 7 rig which was the right choice for the conditions for most of the fleet who were looking for good fair racing, and that’s what we got! With the largest fleet, the CYC race committee on the dinghy course prioritized the RS Aeros, who had 3 good races in a moderate southerly with a bit of dampness until the sun arrived. However, during the fourth race, we observed the rainbow to the north was actually an ominous wall of darkness, bringing winter to the RS Aero racecourse. Most of the keelboat fleets headed to the harbor, but the RS Aero fleet basically continued on racing in the brisk northerly, hey fun racing is fun racing! Alas, the RC had abandoned the race. Saturday’s results show fleet newcomer Brian Ledbetter with top two finishes in all 3 races, giving eventual winner Dalton Bergan a challenge to that point, and Carl Buchan close behind.
 
Sunday weather was excellent for racing with enough wind to be hiking all day… if you had to be outside and prepared to get wet sailing your RS Aero, the rain and chill is no issue, right? We had 6 surprisingly fair races in mostly southeasterly breeze (not a great wind direction), with the racecourse tucked up near Magnolia and the entrance to Ballard Locks. Shifting wind velocities and angles, variable current, and generally flat water challenged those of us deciding to keep going through the rainy, chilly, fall-like conditions. The racing was a bit more tactical and the depth of the fleet showed with top 5 finishes from a number of good sailors including Andy Mack, Matt Pistay, John Renehan, Dan Falk, Paul Lisagor, and Dave Watt, but no one seriously challenged Dalton’s mastery of the boat and especially downwind magic as he ran away with the event leaving the rest of us left to battle for 2nd.
 
It was good to see a number of new faces in the fleet, and I continue to be impressed by the ongoing improvement of the fleet from top to bottom – everyone is getting good and fast!
 
Next up for the RS Aeros of the Pacific Northwest is the CYC's Turkey Bowl at Shilshole on November 14/15th.
 


Results

9 races, no drop
 
Rank Sail Name Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 Total Score
1st 2024 Dalton Bergan CYC 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 13 13
2nd 1976 Jay Renehan CYC 8 4 7 2 3 2 2 1 4 33 33
3rd 3253 Brian Ledbetter SYC 1 2 2 6 6 5 6 3 5 36 36
4th 2019 Carl Buchan   3 3 3 5 17 4 5 5 1 46 46
5th 1514 Andy Mack SYC 4 11 5 7 4 3 3 6 6 49 49
6th 1727 John Renehan WW17SS 5 5 10 8 9 8 9 7 8 69 69
7th 1872 AlyoshaStrum-Palerm SYC 11 8 4 18 7 12 10 4 7 81 81
8th 1732 UNREGISTERED CYC 13 6 6 11 5 6 11 DNC DNC 88 88
9th 2233 Dan Falk CYC 15 9 14 14 8 7 4 DNC 2 89 89
10th 1248 Andrew Schmidt CYC 7 12 9 9 10 10 12 11 DNC 94 94
11th 3251 Giancarlo Nucci DCYC 14 13 8 12 15 11 8 12 10 103 103
12th 1515 Paul Lisagor CYC 16 14 15 4 18 17 7 8 9 108 108
13th 2084 Dave Watt CYC DNC DNC 13 3 2 13 14 9 11 109 109
14th 1977 Jay Leon CYC, SYC 6 7 12 16 11 14 DNC DNC DNC 114 114
15th 1129 UNREGISTERED CYC 12 20 18 13 13 9 13 10 DSQ 121 121
16th 1377 Mike Johnson CYC 10 17 17 17 12 16 DNC DNC DNC 137 137
17th 1641 Ryan Zehnder SYC 20 15 16 15 14 15 15 13 DNC 137 137
18th 2686 Jeniffer Glass SYC 9 10 11 DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 142 142
19th 1643 Dieter Creitz SYC 19 19 21 10 16 18 16 14 DNC 147 147
20th 1726 Jacques Garrigues CYC 18 18 20 19 19 19 DNC DNC DNC 161 161
21st 1973 Glenn Wisegarver CYC 17 16 19 20 DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 162 162
22nd 2020 Craig Horsfield CYC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 179 179
22nd 2228 Jim Barrett CYC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 179 179
22nd 1644 Eric Becker CYC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 179 179
22nd 1241 Charles Fulmer CYC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 179 179
22nd 1249 Nicholas Hubbard NBBC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 179 179
22nd 1380 Derek Bottles CYC, SYC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 179 179
22nd 1249 Nicholas Hubbard NBBC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 179 179
 




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