NCR 2005 Recap
The 2005 National Championship Regatta was held mid-June in Seattle WA on Shoshone Bay. C30 Fleet #22 Puget Sound, WA and ACA CAPS ( http://www.capsfleet1.com) hosted the well-attended event at the Corinthian Yacht Club. A perfect venue for sailing. Unbelievably, Saturday brought only light zephyrs and all races were postponed. Sunday however, lived up to our expectations and three races were run. In addition to the two C30 NCR classes, CAPS ran several classes for their mixed fleet of C36s, C34s, C320s, C25s and a lone C22, which beat everyone!
Due to the (local) lack of tall rig and spinnaker boats, only two classes were run for the national trophies. And the winners are:
1st Place NS Brian Berg "Magician"
2nd Place NS Ken McKenzie "Scotch & Soda"
3rd Place NS, but no trophy went to Max Munger / Chuck Hurter on "Misty II"
Standard Rig- Handicap/Cruising
1st Place CR Andrew Harvilla "Flyin’ Scotsman"
2nd Place CR Bob Parker "Pisces"
3rd Place CR Bob Gales "Imagine"
CAPS continued to help the IC30A celebrate its 30th Anniversary and 30 years of C30 production with a special cake for the occasion.
All of the IC30A officers traveled to the NCR for the annual membership meeting and sailed or crewed aboard several competing boats. Measurer Greg haws, wife Anita and new addition baby Sidney made it a total family affair. See his sailing with a baby article in the May05 Mainsheet.
All had a great time. Many out-of-towners spent several more days around Seattle visiting the “Olympic” area. Mount Rainier refused to show up, but the 360 views from the 520-foot Space Needle were exciting. My own host treated us to a trip through the Ballard Locks and Ship Canal, Lake Union with its colorful houseboat community, the University of Washington and Lake Washington with its floating bridges.
Several visitors from C30 Fleet# 10 Gulf Coast came all the way from Texas to crew, party and gather first hand experiences for hosting next year’s regatta on Galveston Bay. See their own Welcome and NOR in this issue of Mainsheet. Ya’ll come to Texas in 2006.