Friday - Sunday, March 24-26, 2017
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Recap of Day 3: Sunday, March 26, 2017
The last day of the 2017 Laser Midwinters West saw starts under the Z flag, U flag, and even the Black flag. The Radial Fleet was particularly aggressive with their starts having general recalls in both of the day's two races. The final race of the day for the Radials had 2 general recalls before finally getting a start off under the Black flag.
Conditions were similar to Saturday, with a steady 8-10 knots starting at 220 degrees and clocking to 240 degrees. Nice rollers made for some fun downwind legs.
In the Standard Fleet, Paul Didham (Mission Bay YC) continued his domination, finishing with just 10 points. How nice to have a third place finish be your throw-out! Coming in second was Juan Luis Medina Cortes from Chalapa YC with 37 points, followed closely by Cameron Feves of Cabrillo Beach YC with 38 points. Cameron was also the top Junior in the Standard Fleet.
In the Radial Fleet, Joseph Hou (Newport Harbor YC) and Gage Wilson (Edison Sailing Center) both ended up with 14 points, and Joseph won first place on the tie-breaker. Maura Dewey (Royal Victoria YC) held onto third place with 37 points.
Many thanks to PRO Tom O'Conor and his amazing RC team for nine terrific races. We look forward to hosting you again in 2019!
Recap of Day 2: Saturday, March 25, 2017
On Friday night Saturday's forecast called for wind in the high teens, but that wasn't realized. We had classic Santa Monica Bay conditions, with wind from 8-10 knots starting from 220 degrees for the first race of the day and clocking to 235 degrees by the late afternoon.
The fleets were a bit more aggressive in their starts than on Friday, and a Z flag was employed for all of Saturday's races. Even so, we had several boats scored ZFP or OCS and the Radial fleet had a general recall in their third race of the day. The Race Committee completed all four scheduled races, with racers returning to the docks around 5pm.
In the Standard Fleet, Paul Didham from Mission Bay YC retains an impressive lead, with just 7 points. Second place is Peter Hurley from Mantoloking YC with 25 points, and Ian Elliot from Royal Victoria YC is in third with 29 points. Nipping at Ian's transom are Upamanyu Dutta, from Royal Bombay Yacht Club, and Cameron Feves from Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club, each with 30 points. Cameron is also the top Junior in the Standard Fleet.
In the Radial Fleet Gage Wilson (Edison Sailing Center) and Joseph Hou (Newport Harbor YC) are tied with 11 points, the tie breaker going to Gage who got a bullet in the last race. In third place is Maura Dewey from Royal Victoria YC with 23 points.
Two races are scheduled for Sunday, and the forecast is for similar conditions.
Recap of Day 1: Friday, March 24, 2017
California Yacht Club is excited to have 81 boats competing in the 2017 Laser Midwinters West, including competitors from Mexico, Canada, and the east coast of the US. The first day of the regatta was sailed in "champagne" sailing conditions. The day started off sunny, and warm, with breeze of about 6 knots from 240 degrees. Before long the wind built to 12-15 knots, and PRO Tom O'Conor was able to get off three great races for each fleet.
The Laser Standard Fleet had 32 boats competing, and leading the fleet is Paul Didham from MBYC with three bullets, followed by Peter Hurley from Mantoloking YC in New York with 11 points, and Ian Elliot from Royal Victoria YC in Canada with 15 points.
Forty-nine boats are entered in the Laser Radial Fleet. Joseph Hou from NHYC is at the top of the leaderboard with just 4 points, followed by Gage Wilson from Edison Sailing Center with 7 points and Maura Dewey from Royal Victoria YC with 13 points.
The forecast for tomorrow is for big wind - bring it on!
2015 Regatta Photos by Yumio Dornberg
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