Oct 6, 2017

A-Cat North Americans 2017 @San Diego YC: Day 2





Mischa Heemskerk,  shares what happened during races 4-6 of the 2017 A-Cat North Americans. Heemskerk won all of Friday’s races United States A-Class Sailing Association (USACA) - Posted by San Diego Yacht Club

Pics not available yet. Mischa's Day 2 video by San Diego Yacht Club published US A-Cat Assoc. Perfect score for Mischa today with 3 bullets. More info later.
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Update: Pics and Day 2 report by Ben Hall sent by Bailey White. San Diego YC seems a perfect venue  to sail and specially to fly. Check US Class Assoc for updates and more pics facebook.com/USAClass/
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Ben Hall reports Day 2
"Day 2 ....almost a print of day one. Same weather, same wind ( well it went a little more right today), same temperature, and pretty much the same results.

Mischa totally dominated again with three bullets. Bruce and Matt were in a total rock fight with super close finishes. Brandon was right in there too. Larry Woods has been boringly consistent this entire regatta with a fifth place in every single race.

Very close racing in the classic fleet - Damian La Casella, Woody Cope, Rush Bird, Criag Yandow and the rest. In the third race the Admiral had to sub in for Emmanuel Cerf due to a shoulder injury from a collision at the start.

In general, race committee work has been flawless. Couple individual recalls, one general recall.

Spectating from the rib has been spectacular. Seeing the skill level of the top sailors and the close battles both mid fleet, classics, foilers, has been great to watch and a great learning experience.

We've had great media coverage, top notch photography, drone coverage. Treasurer Bill Vining said "If you want to learn how to foil, come to San Diego".

Daniel Seagraves said " I've learned more in four days than I have in the last year of sailing A Cats...the people in the class are collaborative and super helpful in sharing their knowledge"

Tomorrow may see a change in weather...maybe lighter...but the ground hog may still be hanging around.

Overall awesome event...no one is complaining and So Cal is certainly delivering!
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Top ten below , full results at sdyc.org/assets/results/results17/a-cat-na-res.htm


Place # Skipper Bow Club Fleet R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Tot
1 7 Mischa Heemskerk 7 WSV de Braassem Foiling 1 1 -2 1 1 1 5
2 311 Bruce Mahoney 311 Houston YC Foiling 2 2 1 2 2 -3 9
3 183 Matthew Struble 183 MBYC Foiling -3 3 3 3 3 2 14
4 97 Brandon Wallace 97 MBYC Foiling -4 4 4 4 4 4 20
5 44 Larry Woods 44 BSBC Foiling -5 5 5 5 5 5 25
6 113 Matthew Keenan 113 SHBCC Foiling 6 6 7 7 -8 6 32
7 31 Robbie Daniel 31 Red Gear Racing Foiling 7 7 6 6 7 -17 33
8 399 Andy Kolb 399 SCYC Foiling 8 8 8 8 -9 8 40
9 367 Ian Storer 367 SWYC Foiling -25 9 14 10 6 7 46
10 310 Woody Cope 310 Gulfport YC Classic 12 -16 11 11 16 9 59

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