Challenged America “Loch and Clare Crane” Martin 16 Regatta Series March 9 Update

After 4 races, Saturday, Ryan Porteous lead the day, followed by Eric Berkey and Steve Muse.  For complete results, see the table bellow.

Position Boat # Sailor Companion Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Total
1 5 Ryan Porteous Kristy Porteous 1 1 1 1 4
2 4 Eric Berkey Jon Berkey 3 2 2 3 10
3 2 Steve Muse Jennifer Muse 2 6 6 2 16
4 3 Colin Smith Anna Rossitto 4 3 5 4 16
5 7 Loch Crane Stan Bolle 5 5 3 6 19
6 6 Tammy Airhart Marshall Lubin 6 4 4 5 19

If you own a Martin 16 and would like to participate, you are more than welcome, please contact Doug at our office to let us know.

If you are interested but do not own a Martin 16, feel free to call Doug and ask him if we have a boat and a companion available.  If you already have a qualified companion, bring him or her along.

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2012 ‘Dash” to Chula Vista: Day 2

A cool and overcast day with light wind awaited competitors and their companion sailors for the leg back to Harbor Island.

That was not enough to temper the enthusiasm and the second part of the “Dash” to Chula Vista was another success, prompting the Chula Vista Yacht Club race committee to announce that 2012 was officially the first annual “Dash”

Another big thank you to the Chula Vista Yacht Club, the California Yacht Marina and all the volunteers who made the event possible.

And let’s not forget the Venetian Point Loma who supplied delicious pizzas for the after race party

Results coming shortly

Loch & Clare Crane Martin 16 Regatta 2012 Series results

Seven Martin 16s took to North San Diego Bay on March 24 for the first monthly Loch & Clare Crane Martin 16 Regatta of 2012. Tami Airhart and companion Steve Edenson sailed to 3 “bullets” (first place finishes) out of 4 races to edge out Loch Crane and companion Doug Shaw by one point. Sue Taetzsch, with companion Jean Kelly, finished third.”
March regatta full results
Position Sailor Companion
1 Tami Airhart Steve Edenson
2 Loch Crane Doug Shaw
3 Sue Taetzsch Jean Kelly
4 Colin Smith Sylvia Swall
5 Steve Muse Jennifer Muse
6 Eric Berkey Dave Meyer
7 Bob Willems John Barba

Photos of the race courtesy Doug Shaw:

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