Feb 20, 2018

2018 St Petersburg NOOD Regatta: Bruce Mahoney 1st





Photos by Stan Mehaffey published by USACA, full gallery at their Fb page .  Official regatta web sailingworld.com / - Bruce Mahoney dominated, the 2018 NOOD Regatta held at St Petersburg. Six bullets for Bruce sailing a D3 equipped with a Mischa DS with extra small top head.
I have some feedback from Australia F18 DS devel, where they seem to go 900/1000mm top heads again now for DS. The Decksweeper works along a smaller head in my view, providing more drive down to boom/tramp area and reducing drag up, which helps to pitch stabilize racing cats in floating or foiling mode.
Mischa DS sail to the left used by Bruce to win this regatta (Mischa also won last North Ams with one) takes the small head concept to the extreme.
Seems to be working pretty good. Bailey reports foiling conds were to the min required to lift off.

Second place in Foiling division for Larry Woods & 3rd overall for Bailey White, both on D3 / Bryt.

In the floating/Classic Division, Ben Hall keeps showing us how to sail & race A-Cats, sailing another Classic, the Nikita.
Second overall for Woody Cope and 3rd for Craig Yandow.

A total of  35 A-Class racing in the combined fleets.
Full results here

A Cats Foiling
1   USA 311 Bruce Mahoney 1 1 1 1 1 1 6
2   CAN 44 Larry Woods 2 2 2 2 3 5 16.0
3   USA 320 Bailey White 3 3 3 3 2 3 17.0
4   CAN 22 Andrew Woods 4 7 4 4 5 4 28.0
5   USA 399 Andy Kolb 7 4 8 8 4 7 38.0
6   USA 113 Matthew Keenan 5 5 7 7 9 12 45.0
7   USA 371 Jeff Brauch 11 8 6 6 11,5 6 48.5
8   USA 347 Todd Woods dnf 9 5 5 6 2 50.0
9   USA 192 Ken Marshack 6 13 11 11 8 8 57.0
10   USA 127 Skip Kaub 9 10 9 9 7 13 57.0

A Cats Classic
1   USA 99 Ben Hall 2 1 1 1 4 3 `12
2   USA 310 Woody Cope 3 5 2 2 2 1 15.0
3   USA 300 Craig Yandow 1 4 4 4 5 2 20.0
4   USA 811 Bob Webbon 4 6 3 3 1 4 21.0
5   USA 108 Bob Orr 6 3 5 5 7 7 33.0
6   USA 356 Mark Miller 5 7 7 7 6 6 38.0
7   USA 294 Richard Stevens 10 2 10 10 10 8 50.0
8   USA 374 John Keenan 8 11 6 6 8 11 50.0
9   USA 148 Chris Bolton 7 10 9 9 11 12 58.0
10   NZL 256 Andrew Burdett 9 9 11 11 9 10 59.0

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