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2016 International Masters Regatta at San Diego Yacht Club - Day 2

by San Diego Yacht Club 23 Oct 2016 08:59 BST 21-23 October 2016

Day two of San Diego Yacht Club's International Masters Regatta featured more wind than the first day of racing. The twelve masters sailors competing in the regatta experienced conditions that were more typical of San Diego on Saturday afternoon in the City Front racing venue. Sunday, October 23 will be the final day of the regatta.

There was enough wind on the course to start racing shortly after noon. The wind stayed constant until about 3:00pm when it died down to about 4 knots in the middle of the last race. Despite the dying wind at the end of the day, Race Committee was still able to hold all four scheduled races.

Jon Andron (St. Francis Yacht Club) started the day off strong and won the first race. Andron was the only skipper to start on the right side of the course and gained a lead that he was able to keep for the entirety of the race.

Andron explains some of the challenges involved in today's races. "I chose a good lane at the start. The starts are dangerous in the light, shifty wind. If you go an eighth of a knot slower, a guy will roll right over you before you get going."

Bob Fisher (Royal Lymington Yacht Club) won the second race also by starting well and keeping that momentum going. "My strategy was getting a good start and going the right way. I want to keep plugging these bullets, having a good time, and meeting with old friends- that's what this is all about."

Bill Menninger (Newport Harbor Yacht Club) won the third race after passing Chuck Nichols (SDYC) on the downwind leg. When asked to describe his strategy, Menninger shared, "I go fast and try to get to the right a little bit. We're getting off the line better because there's more wind."

The conditions have proved difficult thus far, even for local San Diego sailors like Chuck Driscoll (SDYC). "It's been challenging to say the least, especially using the different boats with the wheel steering, I'm used to a tiller on a J/105. The wind direction is also challenging. The second half of today went a little bit better. We got a third and then a second. So we're happy with the way the day went."

Richard Du Moulin (Storm Trysail Club/Larchmont Yacht Club) won the last race of the day and is leading the regatta overall after the first six races. There are two points between the skippers in second through fourth places, so it will come down to how those skippers perform tomorrow.

The awards ceremony will be held at San Diego Yacht Club after the completion of races on Sunday, October 23 where prizes will be awarded.

The International Masters Regatta would like to thank its sponsors: Ballast Point, Helly Hansen, North Sails, & Pacific Gate San Diego.

Results after Day 2:

PosSail NoSkipperBoat NameR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1duMRichard duMoulinLarchmont112107122
2ANDJon AndronSt. Francis44194628
3NICChuck NicholsSan Diego231162428
4MENBill MenningerNewport Harbor96441529
5TRADon TraskSt. Francis725211330
6FISBob FisherRoyal Lymington586110737
7TILDick TillmanMelbourne37958840
8DRIChuck DriscollSan Diego6127113241
9RASDoug RastelloNewport Harbor1093361041
10MARDon MartinRoyal Vancouver1158751147
11WEBThomas WebsterHilton Head81112812960
12IRIDave IrishLittle Traverse1210101291265

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