San Diego NOODs 2007

Rusty Nelson and the crew of “Wild Card” won the San Diego NOOD Regatta in convincing fashion March 17-18 in the 10 boat J/80 fleet.

The first day of racing saw Northwest breezes of 8-12 knots. Rusty and crew, Kerry Klinger, played the shifts right and won the first two races of the day. Curt Johnson and the “Avet” team won the third race of the day to stay within a point of “Wild Card.”

Day two of the regatta resulted in completely different conditions. 3-6 knots from the South and plenty of San Diego’s legendary kelp. The “Wild Card” team won in convincing fashion with two bullets through good downwind speed and tactics. Curt Johnson and “Avet” held on for second and Gregg Kelly on “Merkin” improved from the first day to take third.

Thanks goes to Rusty and Bob Hayward of “Blue Jay” for offering a variety of beverages to fleet members on Saturday night in Rusty’s upgraded hotel suite.

 

Final Results:

 

J/80





Place

#

Boat Name

Owner

Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

Race 4

Race 5

Total

1

668

Wild Card

Rusty Nelson

1

1

4

1

1

8

2

284a

Avet

Curt Johnson

4

2

1

2

4

13

3

54706

Merkin

Gregg Kelly

2

5

5

5

3

20

4

85

Underdog

John Steen

8

4

3

3

7

25

5

7333

Blue Jay

Bob Hayward

7

6

8

4

2

27

6

404

Clipper

Paul Rendich

5

3

2

10

8

28

7

294

What, Me Worry?

Jim Ryan

3

7

6

7

5

28

8

87

DNA

Wes Huston

6

8

7

6

6

33

9

383w

Whiplash

John Wilcox

9

10

9

9

9

46

10

124

Lunacey

Vitti Jackson

10

9

10

8

10

47