Key West Race Week 2006.

 

“We started off roll tacking and ended up hiking our butts off.”

Congratulations to the Synergy team for a great win and congratulations to all the other competitors for making it through a very tough regatta.  We had very light winds to start the week off and then very heavy winds for the remainder of the week.  The racing was very competitive.  Look at some of these stats.

16 Different boats had races in the top 10

  9 Different boats had races in the top 5

16 Boats competed in 2005 and 19 boats competed in 2006

11 Boats competed in 2006 that were not there in 2005

11 Different states and Canada

  0 Lost rigs

As a class, we had our share of collisions and protests but we had no where near the carnage that occurred in the Melges 24 and J105 fleets.

The top 5 boats, Synergy, Rumor, C’est Nasty, Hoss Racing and Infinity, were consistently at the top, but the rest of the fleet was always hanging around waiting for an opportunity to stick it in with the top boats.

 

Off the water, the events were well planned and thought out.  Thanks to Al for setting us all up with information and planning even though he couldn’t attend himself.  We got a great introduction for the Worlds from Uzi. Everyone should show up it looks like it is going to be an awesome event!  The “meeting” at Monty’s was well attended and everyone had fun meeting up with the competitors from the water.

 

Next up, St. Pete NOODs for those of you who are remaining on the East Coast.

 

Also, remember, to all the Fleet Captains out there, this year we will be getting the results from you as soon as the regattas end.  And we will make sure that the results and recaps are posted in a timely fashion.

 

Thanks Brian and Kristen Robinson #255 “Angry Chameleon”

 

 

Place

#

Boat Name

Owner

Home Port

R 1

R 2

R 3

R 4

R 5

R 6

R 7

R 8

R 9

Total

1

45

Synergy

Jay Lutz

Houston, TX

1

3

1

1

3

1

1

4

- 20 dnc

15

2

31

Rumor

John Storck, Jr.

Huntington, NY

- 4

1

3

4

1

4

3

1

1

18

3

44

C'est Nasty

Rick Schaffer

Ft. Worth, TX

2

4

2

2

- 20 dsq

2

2

3

4

21

4

48

Hoss Racing

G Darden/R Hillard

Fort Worth, TX

3

2

4

3

- 5

3

4

5

2

26

5

34

Infinity

Uzi Ozeri

Houston, TX

5

5

- 7

7

2

6

5

2

3

35

6

42

Hyperdrive

Matthew Baker

Perth Amboy, NJ

7

- 10

6

5

7 rdg

8

7

7

5

52

7

41

Angry Chameleon

B. & K. Robinson

Annapolis, MD

9

7

5

- 14

8

7

6

8

6

56

8

35

Sweet Baby J

Robin Team

Beaufort, NC

- 15

6

11

12

4

9

11

6

7

66

9

49

Spank Me

Robert Limoggio

Newport, RI

- 13

9

8

6

9 avg2

12

12

10

12

78

10

38

EmotionalRescue

John DiMatteo

Centerport, NY

8

8

- 16

11

10

11

9

9

14

80

11

47

Veloce

B & J Louther

Madison, WI

12

13

10

- 20 dnc

6

10

10

12

9

82

12

36

Bear Instinct

Nelson Weiderman

Wickford, RI

11

12

9

9

7

13

- 15

13

8

82

13

32

Valiente

Caleb Everett

San Francisco, CA

18

14

13

13

- 20 dsq

5

8

11

13

95

14

46

Harmattan

David Leavenworth

Dillon, CO

17

16

12

8

9

15

- 20 dsq

15

10

102

15

33

Kidzpace

Rob Butler

Collingwood, ONT

6

11

14

10

10.3 avg2

- 20 dnc

20 dnc

20 dnc

20 dnc

111.3

16

40

The Office

Steve Coneys

Gilford, NH

10

19

- 20 dnf

20 dnc

11

14

12 rdg

18

15

119

17

37

Blind Faith

Daniel Wittig

Annapolis, MD

14

17

15

- 20 dnf

13

16

14

16

16

121

18

43

Born 2 Run

Rick Hanson

North East, MD

16

15

- 20 dnf

20 dnc

15

20 dnf

20 dnc

14

11

131

19

39

Willy T

JWorld Team Blue

Annapolis, MD

19

18

- 20 dnf

20 dnc

14

17

16

17

17

138