Huntington Lake

2017HLWinner

24 entrants started in the regatta in almost perfect sailing conditions, warm and sunny, for this lake. The breeze was about 4 knots as one approached the weather mark to twelve knots in the biggest puffs. As usual with lake sailing it was shifty. 

Race one was a double sausage, finishing on the wind. Doug Baird with Robert Lanzafame, stating at the RC end of the line took off in a breeze that was more from the North side of the lake. Baird led all the way. Dave West with Chris Krueger started more in the middle of the line and along with Baird, left the fleet in a cloud of dust. Don Whelan with Kieth Henry, also starting more to the middle of line, was moving fast and placed third. Fourth place went to Dave Morris, in his newly refitted Merc, with Tim Cordrey. Fifth place was Pat and Brendan Bradley.  

Race two, the breeze with the shifts, was more in the middle of the lake. Tacking up the shore was not a sure way to take advantage of the conditions. Most of the top Mercs were starting at the RC end of the line. West got off very fast and it looked as though this would be another horizon job. However Jim and Kathy Bradley who were not able to get it going in the first race, caught West at the final leeward mark. But it was not enough to get an overlap. West won and Bradley was second. Baird was third followed by Morris. Bill and Katie Worden improved their position with a fifth place. 

Race three, more of the same excellent conditions, was the same course as race 2. Baird was over early, but being at the RC end of the line, recovered quickly, proceded to pick a good shift and he was gone. Like the first race there was more breeze from the north side of the course. West, was looking very good, but Morris got by him in the end. Morris was second and West third. Jim Bradley was fourth and Worden was fifth. Baird won the regatta by one point over West.

Class President Park Densmore won the Silver Fleet followed by Bill Buckingham and third was Kem Bricker. Many thanks to Pat Bradley and the Fresno Fleet and to Matt Jones for conducting the racing.

 

2017 Huntington Lake
NO. Name Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total PL
508 Baird 1 3 1 5 1
529 West 2 1 3 6 2
416 Da Morris 4 4 2 10 3
553 J Bradley 9 2 4 15 4
431 Worden 6 5 5 16 5
466 Whelan 3 6 9 18 6
560 P Bradley 3 8 6 19 7
468 Priest 11 7 8 26 8
572 Densmore 10 11 7 28 9
481 Buckingham 12 9 15 36 10
569 Lanzafame 7 10 20 37 11
554 Kraft 13 14 14 41 12
550 Bricker 15 16 11 42 13
580 Davis 18 15 10 43 14
542 Conn 19 12 13 44 15
582 Baldwin 16 20 12 50 16
584 Maring 8 19 24 51 17
567 Wenzel 17 18 16 51 18
454 Lysight 20 13 19 52 19
538 Schroeder 14 24 17 55 20
504 Burns 21 17 18 56 21
565 Hines 22 21 21 64 22
579 Do Morris 23 22 22 67 23

 

 

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