North American Registration Open
Registration is open and the NOR posted for the 2018 North American Championship, to be sailed out of San Diego Yacht Club October 6-8.
This is a country qualifier for 4 nations for the Pan American Games and teams wishing to qualify their country must sail mixed.
The NAs is part of the Olympic Classes Regatta.
Bethlem & Lins win South Americans; Paradeda & Tonorio Win South American Mixed
Alexandre Paradeda with Ana Julia Tonorio won the mixed SA championship which is also a country qualifer for the Pan Am Games. With 18 mixed teams representing 8 nations, Brazil took the top 2 spots followed by ARG in the next 2. The countries that have qualified for the Pan Ams are: Brazil, Argentina, Puerto Rico and Uruguay.
Winning the SA Masters was Fernando Kessler and Rolf Nehm from Brazil.
Rodriguez & Tocke Win Don Q 2018
By Carol Cronin
The 52nd DonQ Rum Keg Regatta delivered its dependable mix of Serious Sailing, Serious Fun over three days and eight races on Biscayne Bay. With five countries and 31 boats, it remains one of the premier Snipe events. Friday's forecast was for 15-18 knots of NE breeze, but it never built to anything over 14 knots and the shifts provided plenty of opportunity for gains and losses on the four leg windward leewards. Ernesto Rodriguez/Kathleen Tocke won all three races, so the battle was for second overall with the points tight behind them. (This theme would continue for the next two days.)
Saturday's breeze was a little lighter and righter, and less predictable than the usual Biscayne Bay with shifts and puffs filling from both sides. Ernesto and Kathleen finally managed to sail a drop race (a second, behind George Szabo/Diana Waterbury). Carol Cronin/Kim Couranz moved up to second overall with three top six scores, but the points remained close going into the final day.
Sunday's glassy Bay required a postponement to wait for the seabreeze, but the race committee's patience was rewarded and we managed to squeak in two more races in a 4-7 knot southerly. Randy Lake/Madeleine McGrath avoided the biggest holes and handled the powerboat chop well to win race 7; Pietro Fantoni/Silvia Penso took the last race (and then also won the all-important race to the hoist). Three countries in the top five!
Mon. 6 Apr, 2020 7:00 pm - Sat. 11 Apr, 2020 8:09 pm
Sat. 30 May, 2020 4:00 pm - Mon. 1 Jun, 2020 5:13 pm
Mon. 31 Aug, 2020 9:00 pm - Sat. 5 Sep, 2020 10:39 pm
Tue. 22 Sep, 2020 6:00 pm - Sat. 26 Sep, 2020 7:24 pm