Congratulations to Kerry Klingler and his crew on Lifted on their win at the 2006 East Coast Championships.  We also have to thank Kerry for both organizing the move of the regatta from Annapolis and for hosting such a great party at his house.  In addition, major thanks go out to the people at American Yacht Club for allowing us to race with them at the last minute and also for allowing us the use of their facilities.  Both the organizers and staff are to be commended on a great job.

 

Unfortunately, the wind did not cooperate as much as the Yacht Club did but we were able to get off 5 races in two days.  The first race on Saturday saw steady breeze for the entire race, a rare condition for the regatta.  Race 2 saw much lighter conditions and the fleet split in two.  Those going to the right ended up getting lifted to the top mark and had a huge advantage while those on the left set the chutes just to get to the mark.  Once at the mark, the chutes were tacked and the tight reach to the finish began.  Race three had steady breeze for 3 out of the 4 legs.  As the leaders rounded the top mark for the second time, the breeze began to die down then totally shut off.  Everyone took different approached towards getting to the finish line but it was those boats who found the tiny trickles of wind who did well.  Almost all the boats finished right on top of each other.

 

Sunday brought bright sunshine and not much wind.  There was a lot of floating and waiting but finally, the race committee was able to get two races off.  There was more breeze in the first race than the second but at least it never totally shut off.  It was a matter of who could stay in the breeze the longest for these two races.

 

It turned out to be a great event both on and off the water.  It was a very promising note that the class stuck together when the Annapolis NOODs fell apart on us.  We ended up getting almost all the registered boats to change venues and we even gained one who was not registered.

 

Once again, congratulations and thanks to Kerry and thank you all for showing up.  Next stop on the East Coast is Sag Harbor in the beginning of June.  Hope to see everyone there as well as maybe some new faces.

 

 

 

 

 

Sail

Boat

Skipper

 

Club

Type

Total

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

1

652

LIFTED

Klingler,Kerry

 

LARCHMONT

J/80

4

1

1

2*

1

1

2

285

CRUSH

Gorman,Mark

 

RARITAN

J/80

13

4

9*

4

2

3

3

255

ANGRY CHAMELEON

Robinson,Brian

 

EASTPORT

J/80

14

2

8*

6

4

2

4

52

PINOCCHIO

Knowles,Bob

 

LWSA

J/80

19

3

3

9*

9

4

5

155

B FKA ANAGAZANDER

Beckwith,Les

 

 

J/80

20

5

7

1

7

13*DNC

6

352

 

Fleetwood,Blake

 

 

J/80

21

9

2

11*

5

5

7

259

SPANK ME

Limoggio,Bob

 

YRALIS

J/80

24

6

5

3

10

13*DNC

8

205

THE OFFICE

Coneys,Steve

 

 

J/80

24

8

6

10*

3

7

9

357

DRAGONFLY

Johnson,Chris

 

ATL HIGH

J/80

28

7

11*

7

8

6

10

56

GRACE

Nawojchik,Jamie

 

ELIYA

J/80

29

11*

10

5

6

8

11

59

CHURCH KEY

Chadwick,Chris

 

IS HEIGHTS

J/80

35

10

4

8

13*DNC

13 DNC

12

366

JIBBER JABBER

Jannetti,David

 

BREAKWATER

J/80

52

13*DNC

13 DNC

13 DNC

13 DNC

13 DNC