Seven I-14s came to SDYC on Apr 11-12 to participate in the San Diego Super Cup. Super Cup racing is short course windward/leeward racing with a mid leg gate which must be honored both upwind and downwind.
When a fleet’s roster has as many World Championships as the 2015 Etchells National Championship, you know the points are going to be tight. By the end of Day 2, only 3 points separated Bill Hardesty, Marvin Beckmann and Argyle Campbell in the top 3 spots.
Twenty-four Etchells took on San Diego’s infamous Coronado Roads for the opening day of the Etchells National Championship on April 10, 2015. The past few weeks have all been leading up to this, as the Etchells National Championship is the third of four regattas in the Etchells West Coast Series.
Twenty-four Etchells took on San Diego’s infamous Coronado Roads for the opening day of the Etchells National Championship on April 10, 2015. The past few weeks have all been leading up to this, as the Etchells Nationals is the third of four regattas in the West Coast Series.
Laser Midwinters East was held, as always, in Clearwater Florida. Over the three (first day was canceled) day regatta, I saw a wide range of conditions. This tested my transition between the wind ranges.
This past weekend, champion Vince Brun is walking away from the Bill Bennett Cup with a lot more than just his first place finish. Brun and Bennett sailed together to win the Etchells World Championship in 2000, and for Brun, this regatta is a sentimental one.
The Race Committee (RC) lies at the core of our sport yet many sailors give it little thought. Participation in race management is a great instrument for excelling in sailing, which subsequently promotes an overall increase in the competitive level and standardization of sailboat racing.