SSA Frostbite - Rum Bucket
Series Standing - 7 races scored

Information is provisional and subject to modification
Regatta results saved: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 10:20:04 AM EDT

Division: Penguin (9 boats)

Pos

Sail  

Boat  

Skipper  

   1     

   2     

   3     

   4     

   5     

   6     

   7     

Total
 Points 

Pos

1  

9478  

Charles Krafft  

   

1  

1  

[2]  

1  

2  

2  

1  

8.00  

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2  

9696  

Paul Hull  

   

[6]  

2  

1  

3  

1  

1  

3  

11.00  

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3  

5282  

John Majane  

   

4  

4  

3  

2  

[6]  

3  

2  

18.00  

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4  

8839  

Ed Lutz  

   

2  

3  

4  

[8]  

5  

7  

6  

27.00  

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5  

7703  

Scott Williamson  

   

[8]  

8  

5  

4  

3  

4  

4  

28.00  

5

6  

9700  

Monty Baker  

   

7  

6  

[8]  

5  

4  

5  

5  

32.00  

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7  

9632  

Spencer McAllister  

   

3  

5  

7  

7  

7  

[9]  

8  

37.00  

7

8  

9630  

Martin Krafft  

   

[9]  

7  

6  

6  

8  

8  

7  

42.00  

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9  

9676  

Amy Krafft  

   

5  

[9]  

9  

9  

9  

6  

9  

47.00  

9

 

PRO : Stan Smith

 

 

Sunday, October 21st at Severn Sailing Association was a beautiful summer day minus the hot sun and bugs but with the warm water. The famous Annapolis chop was very much in evidence and every one of the nine boats had to contend with one or more large, slow moving wind blockers. But the light, reasonably steady, persistently veering breeze contained  enough puffs on the left side to keep us all guessing through the first six races. Stan Smithís line and course lasted until the last race when the wind made a final right turn and lifted most of the fleet almost to the mark.

 

John Majane sailing with Rafael did a good job of end game strategy in that final race and drove off from the pin end of the line with good speed through the chop to work out to the front of the fleet. This race capped off a very consistent series. John also demonstrated his excellent downwind speed and maintained or improved his position in almost every race.  

 

Ed Lutz and Scott Williamson never cease to amaze by singlehanding their Penguins. This time they both sailed well in the most difficult conditions. It is difficult to understand how they keep their boats so quick and balanced without crew.

 

Monty Baker and Donna MacKenzie also had a good regatta with good consistent sailing. This is becoming a fine team of an old veteran Penguin sailor and a new, skilled crew.

 

With Dad Sandy coaching from the dock Spencer McAllister and Kara Spector started out with a bang then probably sailed over and listened to the coach. Better perhaps to get Dad his own boat Spencer. Then youíll have someone you know you can beat. And, without the advice youíll likely return to your fine championship form.

 

As usual the Krafft clan was well represented. Martin sailed Rockhopper with school mate Daniel Sage and Amy brought Brooke Edgecomb in her Freedom. Charlie and Douglas in Wooden Bucket were simply in another zone and threw out a second in the seven race series for a total of eight points. It is difficult to emphasize how smart Charlie sailed. In the third race, for example, he led the way to a big payoff on the left side when the right looked like the way to go all day. Then in the fourth he picked his way up the middle to demonstrate complete mastery of this tricky course. With WL once around courses, if you didnít get it done in the first two thirds of the beat it usually wasnít going to happen.

 

In fact, everyone but Charlie and Douglas had a bad race. My crew Arianne had the laugh of the year when we bounced off the weather mark on the downwind side requiring not only a circle but a re rounding. Please note that if you donít actually go around the mark when you contrive to hit it you canít just do a circle and go on your merry way. My personal philosophy is to (hopefully) get all the stupid stuff out of the way early.  The first race certainly qualified with that mark smack and an OCS at the start.

 

John has asked to repeat this regatta next year. It was certainly a fun regatta with good committee work and good attendance for a first regatta.

 

Paul