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Haggarts Snag Third at C14 Nationals

AYC’s Dave and Stacey Haggart finished a strong third in the Capri 14.2 Nationals held the weekend of July 11-12 at Mission Bay Yacht Club in San Diego. Martin and Cedric Lorch took fifth in the regatta.

Perhaps the biggest surprise is that perennial champion Scott Finkboner had a couple weak (for him) races and finished a lowly second. Complete results available here.

A start during the 2015 C14 Nationals at Mission Bay Yacht Club.

A start during the 2015 C14 Nationals at Mission Bay Yacht Club. That’s Martin and Cedric Lorch closest to the camera.

Haggarts Dominate 2015 Championship Race

Dave and Stacey Haggart clobbered AYC’s other fleet champs. Annihilated them. Stomped ’em. Humbled ’em. Sound like an exaggeration? Consider this: Five races, five firsts. At that point Martin Lorch waved the white flag even though he still had a mathematical chance to win. Game over.

It was only in the first race that Haggarts were challenged, working their way through the fleet and solidifying first place with a perfect tack on Skip Kempff, drenching him with bad air.

The 2015 AYC Club Championship Regatta was played out at Tempe Town Lake in Capri 14.2s, starting with light wind and ending with a brisk breeze. On the water were sailors with a combined 15 championships—Skip Kempff, 7; Martin Lorch, 6; Mike Hester (crewing for Will Zornik), 2. And spectating, 10-time champ Don Hubele. Champs, make room for Dave Haggart.

Here are the scores.

Skipper R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total
Dave Haggart 1 1 1 1 1 5
Martin Lorch 4 4 3 2 2 15
Skip Kempff 2 2 6 4 3 17
Will Zornik 5 3 2 5 4 19
Matt Davis 3 5 5 3 6 22
Mike Baros 6 6 4 6 5 27
Paul Liszewski 7 7 7 7 DNS (8) 36


Steve Brown was the event organizer; Mike Ferring the PRO. Other committee members were John Mayall, Kathleen Roxlo, and Jordan Brown. A number of others helped out with boat exchanges.

Members of the 14.2 fleet who loaned their boats for the regatta were Ferrings, Haggarts, Bill Hutchinson, Martin Lorch, John Mayall, and George Tingom. ASF also loaned a boat.

Dave and Stacey Haggart demonstrate their dominance, leading the mob home. Photos: Mike Ferring

Dave and Stacey Haggart demonstrate their dominance, leading the mob home. Photos: Mike Ferring

The wind came up nicely in the afternoon, pushing competitors to full-hike.

The wind came up nicely in the afternoon, pushing competitors to full-hike.

Paul Liszewski flips Ferrings' boat at the windward mark. (Click for bigger size)

Paul Liszewski flips Ferrings’ boat at the windward mark. (Click for bigger size)

Competitors took a midday break for lunch.

Competitors took a midday break for lunch.

A young Mr. Riddell thinks there's nothing quite like some watermelon with your sailboat race.

Tate Riddell thinks there’s nothing quite like some watermelon with your sailboat race.

Congratulations to AYC Fleet Champions

Now it’s all over but the Club Championship for Spring 2015 racing. The Champ Regatta will be at Tempe Town Lake on Saturday, May 2, with the first gun at 9:30. Even if you’re not racing, come watch!

Congrats to the TTL fleet winners.

Spring and Fall-Spring: Buccaneer 18, Matt Davis; Capri 14.2, Dave Haggart; Laser, Will Zornik; Portsmouth, Clay Poulson for spring and Lori Reger for fall-spring.

The spring scores are here.

The combined fall-spring scores are here.

Some wild and windy racing for the final weekend of the spring series at Lake Pleasant. Congratulations to the season and fleet champions! Click here to see Chris Smith’s photos of the day.

Spring: Catalina 22, Bob Worrall; PHRF Non-Spin, Jerry McLaughlin; PHRF Spin, Tom Baker; PHRF Sportboat, Court Roberts; Santana 20 (tie), Martin Lorch and Mike Parker (Martin wins tie-breaker); Thistle, Skip Kempff.

Fall-Spring: Catalina 22, Mike Baros; PHRF Non-Spin, Charles Landis; PHRF Spin, (tie) Paul Liszewski and Tom Baker (Paul wins tie-breaker); Santana 20, Martin Lorch; PHRF Sportboat, Court Roberts; Thistle, Skip Kempff; TransLoch, Steve Dolter.

The scores for week 5 of racing at Lake Pleasant are posted on the results page, or by clicking here.

The combined Fall 2014 & Spring 2015 scores are also posted on the results page, or by clicking here.

spin-parade

A spinnaker parade on the final day of spring racing. Photo: Chris Smith

 

Cedric Lorch Wins His Third High School Championship

Cedric Lorch has now won the High School Championship for the third year in a row, each time teaming with different crew. This year Cedric teamed up with Alex Baros to snatch the 2015 crown at Tempe Town Lake, sailing in Capri 14.2s on Saturday, April 18.

The morning races were sailed in light air, but by afternoon the breeze stiffened and the regatta was completed in good wind.

Here is an account of the day from ASF high school coordinator and regatta organizer George Tingom.

Three-time winner Cedric Lorch (left) with crew Alex Baros (right) and event organizer George Tingom (the guy in the middle).

Three-time winner Cedric Lorch (left) with crew Alex Baros (right) and event organizer George Tingom (the guy in the middle).

Results for Spring Series at Tempe Town Lake

The scores for the last week of racing at Tempe Town Lake are posted on the results page, or by clicking here.

The combined scores for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 are also on the results page, or by clicking here.

Tempe Town Lake Results for Week 7.

The scores for week 7 of racing at Tempe Town Lake are posted on the results page, or by clicking here.

Tempe Town Lake Results for Week 6

A few hardy souls launched at the end of the dragon boat races and enjoyed a warm afternoon with occasional breeze. The scores from week 6 of racing at Tempe Town Lake are posted on the results page, or by clicking here.

Lake Pleasant Results for Week 4

The scores for week 4 of racing at Lake Pleasant are posted on the results page, or by clicking here.

It was a great weekend to be on the water, with sun and warm temperatures, even if we had to contend with occasional wind. Applause goes to the Santana 20 fleet for race committee work and especially to fleet captain Martin Lorch and his sous chef Kyle Clark for a spectacular spinnaker point dinner Saturday.

Tempe Town Lake Results for March 15th

The scores for week 5 of racing at Tempe Town Lake are posted on the results page, or by clicking here.

Lake Pleasant Results-March 8-9

Scores for week 3 of racing at Lake Pleasant are on the results page, or by clicking here.

As the wind sank low in the north, Victor Felice and Jeff Coulter began conjuring rules (click on the picture to make it a little bigger).

Victor and Jeff come up with improvements on the staid, old RRS.

Victor and Jeff come up with improvements on the staid, old RRS. Click on picture for bigger view.

Temp Town Lake Results

Tempe Town Lake veteran George Sheller muttered, “I’ve never seen it this bad” as we crossed paths during Sunday’s races. Neither have I. Puffs. Twists. Lulls. Survival mode. Some of it induced by the new State Farm office complex? Maybe. There was one streak across the lake where we went from reaching on port to reaching on starboard to reaching on port within 20 feet. And not once, but each time we crossed it.
− Mike Ferring

The scores for Week 4 of racing at Tempe Town Lake are posted on the results page, or by clicking here.

Lake Pleasant Results

Light wind but a beautiful day Saturday kicked off our second weekend of Lake Pleasant racing. And Sunday morning began with a whisper that turned into a shout.

The scores for the second week of racing at Lake Pleasant are posted on the results page, or by clicking here.

Lake Pleasant Race Results. Photo: Chris Smith

Tempe Town Lake Results

Tempe Town Lake Scores for week 3 are posted on the results page, or by clicking here.

Ferrings on their Capri 14.2 at TTL. Photo: Bill Cunningham

Ferrings on their Capri 14.2 at TTL. Photo: Bill Cunningham

Lake Pleasant Results

A fun, sunny, sometimes breezy first weekend of the spring racing series. How did you do?

The scores for the first weekend of racing at Lake Pleasant are posted on the results page, or by clicking here.

Nat Kemberling's lovely J/105. Photo: Victor Felice

Nat Kemberling’s lovely J/105. Photo: Victor Felice

Tempe Town Lake Results

The scores from week 2 of racing can be found on the Results page, or by clicking here.

Tempe Town Lake Results

Week 1 of racing at Tempe Town Lake is posted on the results page, or by clicking here.

Light Wind Birthday Regatta

Awards at the The scourge of any sailing regatta: light wind. Give us wind and pretty much everything else takes care of itself, right?

This year the Birthday Regatta & Leukemia Cup was a light wind wonder. But you had fun anyway, right?

Here are the results.

Here are shots of the awards presentations. Photos by Chris Smith.

 

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Sign Up for Spring Racing

Ready to get back to racing? Tempe Town Lake sailors went after each other at the end of January. Lake Pleasant opened for action two weeks later on Saturday, February 7.

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The Gibbs family on their last boat (since replaced by a Catalina 25).

The Gibbs family on their Santana (since replaced by a Catalina 25).

You’ll find all the race documents on the racing page.

The TransLoch Series again is part of the Lake Pleasant action, an opportunity for sailors who like long-distance runs rather than races around the buoys (and it’s a great way to start for people new to the sport).

Otherwise, AYC veterans know the drill: fun on the water. Lasers, Capri 14.2, Buccaneer 18 and Portsmouth boats go at it on TTL. Catalina 22, Santana 20, Thistle, PHRF Non-Spin, Spin, and Sportboat race at Lake Pleasant.

Next Event: 2015 Birthday Regatta

Registration is now closed. 

Here comes the biggest event of the AYC year. Sign up now for the 2015 Birthday Regatta, played Friday-Sunday, January 16-18. Here’s more information on the registration page.

Regatta organizer Cindy Pillote says expect the event to be run a lot like the last two years, with the Saturday night dinner at the Pleasant Harbor Marina Waterfront Grill.

Checking out the scores during the 2014 Birthday Regatta. Photo: Peter Howson.

Checking out the scores during the 2014 Birthday Regatta. Photo: Peter Howson.

Tempe Town Lake Results

The scores for the final week of racing for the Fall Series at Tempe Town Lake are posted on the Results page, or by clicking here.