Harry Wood Regatta (BYC) March 26th, 2000

The 31st running of the Harry Wood Regatta, sponsored by Balboa Yacht Club and Lido 14 Fleet 1, was held on March 26th. Five windward/leeward races were held under sunny skies with a light to medium (but shifty) westerly breeze. A total of twenty boats entered into three divisions: Grand Master (skipper over 50), A and B. In the A fleet, the team of Mark Gaudio/Dustin Arnold took one race to get into the groove and then finished first in all the remaining races to win by 9 points. In the B fleet, the team of Greg Boudreaux/Marty Bowman was nearly as dominant with all firsts and one third, leaving 5 points to the next competitor. The Grand Master division, however, was a different case where only 6 points separated first through 4th place. Ed Rodriquez, twice Class Champion, sailing with Andrea Wood (granddaughter of Harry Wood!) prevailed.

This regatta was named after ABYC member Harry Wood, who dominated local sailing in a number of different classes after World War II. Through the 1960s, Harry won the Class Championship three times. In the late 70s Harry became quite ill and, in the belief that his time was short, friends at BYC created this event to honor him. The regatta title, at the time, was the Harry Wood Memorial. Harry went on to live for another 31 years! Needless to say, the regatta changed its name to Harry Wood Regatta. Alas, in December of 1999, Harry passed away. To commemorate his passing, two of his grand daughters (Heather and Andrea) sailed with two (still active) Lido sailors (Gib Marshall and Ed Rodriguez). It was a fitting moment that we hope to repeat.

As

Skipper & Crew (Club)

Sail #

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

Total

1st

Mark Gaudio & Dustin Arnold (BCYC)

5151

4

1

1

1

1

8

2nd

Stu Robertson & Dallas Porter (MBYC)

4529

1

6

2

2

6

17

3rd

Jeff & Bobby Lenhart (MBYC)

2301

2

2

5

6

3

18

4th

Nathan Dunham & Becky Lenhart (BCYC)

4502

5

5

4

4

2

20

5th

Nick Scandone & Steve Mueller (BYC)

5123

3

3

6

5

4

21

6th

Kurt & Evelyn Wiese (NHYC)

4611

6

4

3

3

5

21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GM

Skipper & Crew (Club)

Sail #

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

Total

1st

Ed Rodriguez & Andrea Wood (ABYC)

5025

3

3

2

2

1

11

2nd

Dave & Jeanne Smith (ABYC)

3281

5

2

1

3

3

14

3rd

Bob Yates & Jeff Soukup (NHYC)

5051

1

4

DNS

1

2

15

4th

Gib Marshall & Heather Wood (ABYC)

5024

4

1

4

4

4

17

5th

Jim Jackman & Justin Struthers (BYC)

6158

2

5

3

5

5

20

6th

Al Perez & Michelle Hazard (BYC)

4795

6

6

5

6

6

29

7th

Jim & Wendy Erickson (BYC)

6150

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bs

Skipper & Crew (Club)

Sail #

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

Total

1st

Greg Boudreaux & Mary Bowman (BYC)

3650

1

1

1

3

1

7

2nd

Jim Storms & Ruthie Hill (ABYC)

3696

2

3

2

1

4

12

3rd

Audrey & Rod Simenz (BYC)

6026

3

2

3

4

2

14

4th

Jim & Tom Forquer (BYC)

6048

7

4

7

2

3

23

5th

TJ Johnson & Cliff Allenbach (BYC)

4469

4

5

5

6

5

24

6th

Bill Riess & Jim Bateman (ABYC)

2166

5

6

5

5

DNS

29

7th

Jonathan & Elizabeth Woolf-Willis (SSYC)

6165

6

7

6

7

6

32

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