October 5, 2008

"AMANTE" Overall Winner NOSA 14 Mile Bank Race


Newport Beach, CA

The wind for NOSA's 14 Mile Bank Race was taken from a Clint Eastwood movie title "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly". PHRF Class "A" had 12 of the 14 starters finish before the 6:30 pm deadline with the Richley Family's Choate 48 "AMANTE" taking the class and fleet overall PHRF title. "AMANTE" sailed with all carbon GPL upwind sails and AirX nylon spinnakers from Ullman Sails Newport Beach. Way to go "AMANTE". Most of Class "A" finshed with some wind, that was the good.

Choate 48 "AMANTE" PHRF Class "A" and Overall Winner

The next PHRF classes could not blow into the finish behind "A" class, they had the wind drop to 3-4 knots and start shifting all over the compass. This was going to make it tight to get boats finished before the deadline! On PHRF Class "B" winner "LEGACY", we made several jibes at the end to keep in the puffs and short cut to the finish. That tactic worked out great with winning our class by 10 minutes ahead of the ever speedy Hobie 33 "Still Crazy". Both "LEGACY" and "Still Crazy" sail with 100% Ullman Sails! Only 5 of 14 starters finished, that was the bad.

J/105 "LEGACY" PHRF Class "B" Winner rounding 14 Mile Bank buoy
photo from www.Joysailing.com

The next PHRF classes only had 1 finisher from their classes. That was the ugly. Showing speed upwind to the 14 mile bank bouy and then downwind speed (with no spinnaker) Kerry Deaver and crew sailed their Andrews 43 "Kahoots" to a double class victory in the non-spinnaker class and the double-handed class! "Kahoots" sails with Fiberpath headsails from Ullman Sails. "Kahoots" beat several spinnaker boats her own size in with no spinnaker!

Bill Taylor's RP-42 "Scavenger" sailing to the finish with a rainbow to follow!

For full results for NOSA's 14 Mile Bank race -click here-

More pictures -click here-