Apr 22, 2018

Alter Cup 2018: Day 3


Photo by Fort Walton Yacht Club, 200 pics available at their fb page.  Report sent by Bob Hodges / John D Farris / Fort Walton Yacht Club.

US Multihulls Championships web: ussailing.org/racing/championships/adult/multihullchamps/
Top ten & report below, full results here.


Pos Sail   Skipper  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10  Total Pos
1   437   Randy Smyth    2   3   3   3   1   4   1   [5]   2   1   20   1  
2   1193   Mike Krantz    1   2   1   4   [20]   1   7   2   1   2   21   2  
3   1003   Robert Hodges    3   4   2   5   4   [14]   2   4   3   10   37   3  
4   1190   Jonathan Weston    7   5   4   2   2   [10]   9   3   5   4   41   4  
5   254   Keith Rice    5   6   7   6   3   2   6   [8]   6   3   44   5  
6   1199   David Berntsen    10   1   5   1   12   21   [23]   1   4   9   64   6  
7   622   Carey Jones    4   [15]   10   12   13   7   3   9   10   7   75   7  
8   362   Richard Stephens    8   12   6   10   [18]   3   8   14   14   6   81   8  
9   1197   David Bacci    9   10   8   7   24   13   [26]   11   7   5   94   9  
10    007 Cam Farrah    14   19   [20]   16   7   11.5/TIE   4   10   8   8   97.5   10

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Day 3 Summary Saturday, 21 April 2018
US Sailing Multihull Championship at Fort Walton Yacht Club

Four races attempted, three races completed. US Sailing Hall of Famer, two-time Olympic Sailor & Coach, Randy Smyth said, “It’s completely rare to start a race day with 20 knots of wind and big waves, and then end the day towing everyone back to the club in zero winds.

Day 3 of the 2018 US SAILING Multihull Championship was true to the weather forecast 15-20 knots of breeze early lighting throughout the day. The first race started in a fresh easterly and was shortened by race four due to the breeze steadily dropping to zero and race committee abandoning race four.

West coast sailors, especially Jonathan Weston, accustom to high wind conditions really took off in the first two races but the winds died off and he and other ‘westies’ had to compete in the lighter wind conditions that really slowed everyone down.

Day two leader Randy Smyth showed he knows the way around Choctawhatchee Bay the best and had a great 5-2-1 for the day and now leads the series. Mike Krantz was 2-1-2. Bob Hodges is in third and had a 4-3-10 for the day, and Jonathan Weston was 3-5-4.

The real story of this class and the ability to learn to sail a Weta is exemplified in 17 year old Fort Walton High School junior, Cam Farrah. She is sitting at 10th place overall. She is mixing it up with male sailors with National, International, and Olympic Championships under their belts on a day that a third of the fleet stayed onshore because of the conditions. Fort Walton Yacht Club is extremely proud of her standing in this competition.

The forecast for the 4th day of racing is chance of showers and thunderstorms likely after 11am with southeast wind around 15 knots, with gusts as high as 25 knots. Race Committee will be looking to get at least 2 races tomorrow.

John D. Farris / Fort Walton Yacht Club
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