Hosted by Alamitos Bay YC
February 12/13, 1999
The A fleet scores are unofficial. A protest hearing resulted in revision of scores in race #5 but those scores were not released to the press. The scores presented here take into account the protest findings.
The turnout for this event was down, largely as a result of an error at SCYA that resulted in splintering the Lido 14 class into two venues. But on we sailed.
Saturday started out looking like a no-wind day but Mother Nature eventually woke up and started the windmill right after the skipper’s meeting. The wind was light and moderately shifty and more Southerly than usual.
The wind, in combination with an ebbing New Moon tide (6+ feet) and the geometry of the bay, made the left side of the course very attractive. The first to figure this out was Mike Pinkney who dominated race #1 from start to finish. In race #2, Pinkney was leading through most of the race until, half way up the last weather leg, his tiller snapped off at the rudder, giving him a DNF. He retired from the regatta. At the end of day one, Bob Yates and Kurt Wiese were tied at 6 with Papadopoulos just a few points behind. This trio have battled it out at this regatta for the past few years, always finishing within a scant two or three points from each other. Sunday’s first race saw fresh breeze and Kurt squeezing around the all too critical first windward mark, leaving a log jam of boats in his wake, never to be contested again. By the start of the next race, the wind had picked up considerably with puffs into the mid-teens. Diane and Ray Gonzales uncorked an excellent first windward leg and held on to the finish, only to be DSQ’d due to mid race foul, leaving Papadopoulos with the bullet. Going into the last race, Yates and Wiese were tied at 10. Papadopoulos made one more go at breaking the top two monopoly by leading the A fleet through the first 3 marks, only to be caught downwind by Yates in the ever tricky channel up to F and B marks. And where was Wiese? Apparently he was taking a siesta and completely missed the starting sequence, eliminating all chances of him winning MidWinters for a third consecutive year. Congratulations to Bob and Patrick, the 1999 Lido 14 MidWinters winners.
In the B fleet, we saw Boudreaux, Tilton, and newcomer Kadell, all vying for the lead. Kadell won the first race but Boudreaux’s more extensive Lido experience showed as he finished first in the next two, leaving Boudreaux first, Kadell second, and the Churches 3rd. On day two, Kadell again started out with a first but couldn’t match the efforts being made by the late charging veteran Lido 14 sailor and current Lido 14 Class Association President Roger Tilton. Tilton strung together a 2, 1, 2 sequence to come from a distant 5th to just missing the championship spot by 1 point. By virtue of winning a B fleet regatta with 10 or more boats, Greg Boudreaux is now officially a Lido 14 "A" sailor. Double congratulations go to Greg Boudreaux and his crew Cora Weber for their win and graduation!
|1||Bob Yates/Patrick Kincaid||5051||LIYC||(3)||1||2||2||2||1||8|
|2||Kurt & Evelyn Wiese||4611||NHYC||2||3||1||1||3||(5)||10|
|3||John Papadopoulos/Stephanie Faillers||5031||BYC||(4)||2||3||3||1||2||11|
|4||Diane & Ray Gonzales||2833||ABYC||5||4||4||5||(7)||4||22|
|5||Roger Patterson & Kathy Allen||6127||MBYC||6||5||(7)||4||4||3||22|
|6||Mike Pinkney/Becky Lenhart||2700||BCYC||1||(7)||7||7||7||7||29|
|1||Greg Boudreaux & Cora Webber||3650||BYC||2||1||1||(5)||5||3||12|
|2||Roger & Pat Tilton||6015||MBYC||(7)||4||4||2||1||2||13|
|3||Mike Kadell/Rachel Draper||4550||BCYC||1||2||5||1||(7)||6||15|
|4||Freddie & Fred Stevens||2614||ABYC||4||5||(6)||3||2||1||15|
|5||Steve Mueller/Heidi Row||4782||BYC||3||3||(8)||4||3||5||18|
|6||Stan & Elise Church||5030||ABYC||5||7||2||(9)||4||4||22|
|7||Derek Paulin/Scott Gates||2755||ABYC||(8)||6||7||6||6||7||32|
|8||Marty Bowman/Henry Nash||4900||ABYC||6||8||3||(12)||12||12||41|
|9||Sheila & Alison Eberly||4630||ABYC||(9)||9||9||7||9||9||43|
|11||Roy & Raymond Freitas||127||ALYC||11||(12)||12||12||12||12||59|