Harry Wood Regatta (BYC) April 17th

The 30th running of the Harry Wood Regatta, sponsored by Balboa Yacht Club and Lido 14 Fleet 1, was held on March 17, 1999. Unlike past years, this regatta was sailed off the Balboa Yacht Club docks due to possible traffic conflicts with dredging equipment in the Turning Basin. This turned out to be a blessing as the wind was virtually non-existent. The first race got off on schedule and was finished in decent time. The race committee raised the bar by doubling length of race #2, only to have the wind shut off about 1/3 the way through the race. It was a real challenge sailing in the drifting conditions, especially given the adverse ebbing tide. As can be seen from the results, many boats didn't finish race 2 because they paddled in to save their sanity. We broke for lunch and waited for the wind to build. Given that we needed three races for the regatta to be completed (out of a scheduled 5 races), the Race Committee made every attempt to get one more race in. The wind rose ever so slightly and the last race was completed with nothing of great note. The three classes sailed where A, Grand Master, and B. The A's and Grand Master sailed together but were scored separately. In the end, food and beverages, plus fine take home and perpetual trophies made up for much of the misery.

As

Skipper, Crew (Club)

Sail#

1

2

3

Final

1st

Bob Yates & Pat Kincaid (LIYC)

5051

1

3

1

5

2nd

Jeff & Becky Lenhart (MBYC)

2301

4

1

2

7

3rd

Kurt & Anne Wiese (NHYC)

4611

2

DNF

3

9

4th

John Papadopoulos & Jay Mendoza (BYC)

5031

3

2

4

9

GM

Skipper, Crew (Club)

Sail#

1

2

3

Final

1st

Dave & Jeanne Smith (ABYC)

3281

1

3

1

5

2rd

Rick & Gayle Chrisfield (SSYC)

3668

2

1

DNS

7

3rd

Fred & Freddie Stevens (ABYC)

2614

4

2

2

8

4th

Roger Patterson & Kathy Allen (MBYC)

6127

3

4

DNS

11

B's

Skipper, Crew (Club)

Sail#

1

2

3

Final

1st

Bob & Maggie Waterman (ABYC)

5000

1

DNF

1

9

2rd

Jamie & Jamie DeWolfe (BYC)

4270

2

2

5

9

3rd

Jim & Geoff Bateman (ABYC)

2166

3

1

6

10

4th

Stephanie Faillers & Peggy Lenhart

5100

5

3

2

10

5th

Debbie Shlens & Stephen Mueller (ABYC)

6136

6

DNF

3

16

6th

Derek Paulin & Noel Naff (ABYC)

5108

DNS

DNF

4

19

7th

Jim & Justin Jackman (BYC)

6048

4

DNF

DNS

19

8th

Mike Kadell & Rachael Draper (BCYC)

4550

DNS

DNS

DNS

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