2007 Len Penso Regatta

Series Standing - 7 races scored

 

Information is provisional and subject to modification
Regatta results saved: Monday, April 23, 2007 10:01:29 PM EDT


 

 

Division: Penguin (8 boats) (top)

Pos Sail   Boat   Skipper      1         2         3         4         5         6         7      Total
 Points 
Pos
1   9662       Dailey , Bud   1   1   [4]   1   2   1   4   10.00   1
2   9630       Krafft , Charlie   2   2   2   6   1   [7]   2   15.00   2
3   9696       Hull , Paul   4   [5]   3   2   5   5   1   20.00   3
4   9168       Majane , Kevin   3   6   1   4   6   [8]   5   25.00   4
5   5282       Majane , John   6   4   [7]   3   3   2   7   25.00   5
6   9555       McMichael , Bob   5   [7]   6   5   4   6   3   29.00   6
7   9663       Lutz , Ed   [8]   3   5   8   7   3   8   34.00   7
8   9676       Krafft , Amy   7   [8]   8   7   8   4   6   40.00   8

 

Race Summary by Paul Hull

 

Thatís not a piece of wood, itís a whole tree.Ē My crew, Del Walter, really captured one half of the conditions at the 2007 Len Penso with this comment. The other half consisted of unpredictable shifts in direction and velocity which made many of us feel like we were sailing in a blender with a lunatic on the speed control. Consider these statistics from the results:

 

Every boat had a finish in the top 4.

 

Four of the eight boats won races.

 

6 boats, including second place used a last or next to last place finish for their throw out.

 

The unpredictable shifts and incredible amount of junk in the water attaching to your centerboard and rudder and getting stuck in the trunk made managing disaster the key to success in this regatta. Bud Dailey who sailed with Christian Ostberg to win the regatta was one of at least three boats to capture the weather mark. (Kevin attempted to actually remove it from the course.)  That notwithstanding they made less mistakes then everyone else. Charlie and Douglas Krafft saved their errors for the last races but still had an outstanding regatta. Amy Krafft, off to England the day following the regatta still found time to sail with Brooke Edgecomb and make a pot of chili for the picnic. She also discovered the value of calling tactics and letting Brooke steer.

 

Sailing at PRSA is always challenging and fun. Thanks to RC chair Daphne Byron for a great series. The wind always seemed to come back to square up the line and even when the beat looked one sided it just wasnít. It was awful easy to sail toward breeze coming in and watch it evaporate and fill on the other side. Thanks as well to Jennifer Parrow who helped on the RC boat and to the crash boat operators.

 

Thanks to Amy and Sue Dailey for a great after race picnic.