by Michael Savino
The were eight boats racing in Phoenix. Six from Colorado, one from California and one from New Mexico. The first day started out the 1st race in about 5-7 knots of breeze and temps reaching into the 70's. As the day warmed up the wind was down to a zephyr as everyone tried to keep their boats moving. The wind picked up again before the finish to 5-7 knots. The second race started in about 10-12 knots with most boats finishing real close to each other.
Day 2 was an early start (1st gun at 9 am). The wind on the way out to the starting area was around 15 knots with a few white caps however as the sun warmed up the atmosphere, by 9 am the race started in about 12-14 knots of wind. The wind continued to dissipate throughout the race falling under 10 knots. The fourth race of the regatta started out in 5-7 knots with the wind dropping down to drifting conditions for the finish. Bill Padgett and I traded 1st place positions several times through this last race.
Following are the results
from the regatta as posted on the Arizona Yacht Club Web site
|2||couldU wouldU||Michael Savino,||1||5||2||1||9|
|3||High Octane||Jon Bockleman,||6||1||4||5||16|
|4||Pocket Rocket||Marty Christensen||4||2||7||3||16|
|7||Cultural Infidel||Russ Jellison||5||6||8||9||28|
|8||User Friendly||Bill Sabel||8||8||6||6||28|
Volvo Leukemia Cup Regatta Winner:, Michael Savino
(Bill should have made that
extra donation to the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society - note to everyone else -
there were two entry fees associated with the race. One for the Birthday Regatta part and an optional
donation for LLS part).
Next stops: Cherry Creek
Frostbite Regatta in February (assuming the ice is gone from the local lake),
San Diego NOOD in March; Lake Texoma, Texas in April.