2008 US Nationals

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Christian AUS
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2008 US Nationals

Post by Christian AUS » Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:38 pm

I've been looking for results but only found Steves quick update on Sailing Anarchy? So who won, what worked and what didn't?

jkells
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Re: 2008 US Nationals

Post by jkells » Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:56 pm

2008 US National Championships
Ram Island, Marion MA July 5th &6th

10 Races over two days with one throw out
5-8 knots on Saturday
10-12 knots on Sunday

USA-244 John Kells 11 Points 1st PLace
USA-235 Steve Clark 29 Points 2nd Place
USA-92 David Clark 36 Points 3rd Place
USA-241 Will Clark 39 Points 4th Place
USA-240 Oliver Moore 43 Points 5th Place
USA-200 Rocky Geyer 52 Points 6th Place
USA-202 Chris Moore 56 Points 7th Place
USA-201 Mike Costello 58 Points 8th Place
USA-226 Sol Marini 66 Points 9th Place
USA-230 Sam Moore 76 Points 10th Place


Thank you to the entire Moore Family for their hospitality. Ram Island on the 4th of July is a truly special place. It was great to see new faces on the water, with Rocky, Mike & Sol competing in their first IC regatta. Oliver was right in the hunt until what can only be described as a bad laceration to his wrist had him leaving the race course after Race 7 to visit the ER for stitches. I will leave it to others to say what worked and what did not.

Best

JK
USA-244

Chris Maas
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Re: 2008 US Nationals

Post by Chris Maas » Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:21 pm

Hey hey John! Way to go! We're going to need more information than that though. Someone? Willy?

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Re: 2008 US Nationals

Post by Steve Clark » Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:43 pm

Not much new in the boat department, more for new people.
Joining the ranks were Rocky Geyer, who has Zydeco and sailed well.
Rocky did things like win the I 14 Nationals back when I 14s were single wire low hounds.... Spent years pursuing other things but is back. I actually got a letter from him back in 1977 or so expressing interest in canoes.
Mike Costello joined us fresh from failing to defend his US Youth's Championship ( crew 420) He has one of the "Simple Sisters" finished out with recycled bits ( Ken Parker's sliding seat and carriage, one of Greymatter's old boards, Ben Fullers mast etc.
If Tim Clark ( Day-O) hadn't been put under house arrest and Cam Greenlee ( Simple Sister) didn't have to play a wedding or some such thing, we would have had all 4 of the boats I started in 2002 finally on the water. Sol Marini was sailing Red Shift, the boat with the most miles on it.
Extra points if you can identify the reference to "Simple Sister"

The racing not very photogenic. Saturday was overcast with an east south east breeze that hung around but didn't build. John was well stocked with puff cards, but also had Mayhem going very nicely. Not that we haven't suffered this kind of ass whooping at the hands of Bill Beaver, John and others, but we have more things to attribute it to now.
On Sunday the breeze was slightly stronger, and Oliver and I ( sailing Wonk) managed to be more competitive and actually beat him in two races.
Oliver really should have finished the regatta second, but his trip to the emergency room kind of put the kibosh on his regatta.
Tommy took pictures.
Because the web site galleries are FUBAR, you have to be modern and use Face book.
Not much from the technical side shown, but they all look about the way they have....

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=4 ... =610542754
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http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=4 ... =610542754
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=4 ... =610542754

I managed to walk out of the regatta with some sort of nasty infection on my leg, so I am taking it really slow and slamming antibiotics.
Feeling lousy
SHC
Beatings will continue until morale improves

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