OHSC March Regatta

OHSC held its March 2017 Preseason Regatta on Saturday, March 18th, with six boats participating (4 multi-hulls and 2 mono-hulls).  This was a great opportunity for sailors to “shakedown their boats” and for the club to prepare the Race Committee boats for our upcoming season-opening April Regatta.  Thanks to the following members for their time and effort:

Tom Kirkman, Bruce Leigh, Roger Bates for servicing the safety boat and making final preparations on the pontoon boat.

Jerry Eldred, Karla Duperault, Bruce Leigh, Tom Kirkman for arriving early to launch the safety boat, tow the pontoon boat and claim our space at the shelter in anticipation of the very busy Sailing Point activity as we shared the location with three rowing teams and their guests.

Sally Leigh, Pam Lineberry, and Leslie Duffy for morning and afternoon refreshments and snacks: coffee and Granny’s donuts in the morning and chile, corn bread and brownies upon our return from the water.

Bruce Leigh and Pam Lineberry for serving on Race Committee.

Thank you very much to all for helping us have a very successful preseason event.

Regatta Recap:

The rain finished before we launched and forecast West winds of 7 to 8 mph did not hold for our three races. Wind direction was steady from the West but wind speed varied and pretty much died in the third race.

Mono-hulls were sailed by Michael Nordahl and Sue Cole, both sailing solo. Multi-hulls were represnted by Andy Squint and Tom Kirkman each sailing solo, and Chris Malcolm sailing with Mary Dusek, and Warren Mitchell sailing with Patrick Duffy.

Wind speeds favored the mono-hulls with Michael Nordahl winning all three races with handicap scoring, and Sue Cole finishing second in two of the races overall.  Scoring was broken down separately for both classes.  Within the multi-hulls Warren Mitchell and Patrick Duffy won two of the three races, with Andy Squint winning the third. Chris Malcolm had two 3rd place finishes and Tom Kirkman had one, with Andy Squint edging him by about 12 seconds for a 2nd place finish in the first race.

submitted by Paul Walter

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