ABYC Turkey Day Regatta

November 22&23, 2003

Stu Robertson gets the bird at Turkey Day

by Dave Carroll

Alamitos Bay Yacht Club hosted another gigantic regatta with over 227 boats entered.  To further confound the parking and storage situation the City of Long Beach was in the process of repaving Ocean Blvd. and Tow Away signs were displayed from the Yacht Club to 54th street, a mile away.  Crowded into the turning basin were 74 Sabots, 9 CFJs and 20 Lidos, nearly half the overall entry for the entire regatta.  Promise of a brisk wind Saturday morning died to a 6-10 knot breeze by the time things got started and the 4 race format was reduced to 3 races.  Stuart Robertson hosted a barbecue at his home following the Saturday experience and a good time was had by all attending. 

Sunday the wind was easterly (180 degrees from the usual) and very light.  Temporary marks were used for the windward-leeward courses and only 2 races were able to be sailed.  Robertson prevailed in the A fleet in spite of heavy pressure from Greg Rodgers.  In the B fleet Nancy Davidson collected herself after a poor first race and commanded the fleet, scoring three bullets in the last 3 races.  Welcome to the A fleet ladies.

Place Fleet Skipper Crew Sail # Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total
1 A Stu Robertson Jim Olson 3113 MBYC  1 5 2 1 3 7
2 A Greg Rodgers Buddy Rodgers 4794 CBYC 3 1 1 5 4 9
3 A Bob Yates Patrick Kincaid 5051 NHYC 2 3 6 8 1 12
4 A Tom Jenkins Bette Jenkins 4078 MorroBayYC 4 2 4 2 5 12
5 A Craig McCabe Kim Zuelsdorf 6200 StFYC 9 7 9 3 2 21
6 A Dave Smith Jeanne Smith 3281 ABYC 5 8 7 4 7 23
7 A David Carroll Noel Naff 4960 MBYC 8 6 5 7 6 24
8 A Stephen McJones 2153 LAYC 7 4 8 6 8 25
9 A Keith Dodson 3661 ABYC 6 9 3 DNC DNC 30
10 A Ruth Schock/Shelly Suarez 4072 ABYC DNC 10 10 9 9 38
11 A Chris Collins 5094 KHYC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 48
1 B Nancy Davidson Missy York 5127 BYC 5 3 1 1 1 6
2 B Grant Hill Brandon - Conner 4370 ABYC 2 1 7 3 5 11
3 B Tracy Conn Mark Stanifer 4029 ABYC 1 4 6 2 DNC 13
4 B Dave Callender Marilyn Callender 2701 MBYC 4 5 2 7 2 13
5 B Randy Carper Pete Labahn 1967 SSYC 8 2 3 5 6 16
6 B Roger Patterson Mellisa Callendar 6127 MBYC 3 7 8 6 4 20
7 B Christopher McNaboe Jerry McNaboe 2382 ABYC 7 6 5 8 3 21
8 B Dennis Holland Heidi Eddie 4765 BYC 6 DSQ 9 4 7 26
9 B Ron Clanton Ryan 2540 ABYC 9 8 4 9 8 29
10 B Robert Spieler Amy Vickers 6195 SBYRC DNC 9 DNF DNC DNC 42