2015 E-Scow Geneva Spring Regatta - Day Two And Final Results
11 May 2015
Article courtesy of National Class E-Scow Association – Wind was again from the NE but with a little more strength than the day before. The big difference today were the edges of the course - it seemed that one was good and one was not. The south shore was mostly good but once in awhile boats on the left playing a few shifts could hold their own. Everyone was wet and cold since a light rain was falling before we left the docks - especially the RC who had us sail a windward 3 (3 legs) for the second race of the day. I heard they were so cold they couldn't push the starting sequence horn button!
T Freytag (I-7), Vincent Porter (I-2), Jaime Kimball (G-7), Chris Jewett (M-3), and Harry4 Melges (I-1) were the most consistent on day-two with single digit finishes. The regatta winner Peter Strothman can attest to how hard it was to come back if you got caught on the wrong side of the course. He had an 8 point lead going into day-two but his 14th place in the first race put his regatta win in jeopardy as he dropped 3 points behind Augie Barkow (V-37) and Vincent Porter (I-2), tied with 19 points. Augie Barkow was first around and gybed at the offset in lots of pressure and was launched into a huge lead down the south shore.
In race two Tom Munroe finally got settled down in his new boat and won the race. It was a short sprint race of three legs and getting a jump early was important. Strothman wasn't going to be hampered by a bad first race and put the pressure on at the first mark to have Augie and Vincent play catch me if you can. In a crowded leeward mark rounding Vincent was able to get away in a clean lane and try to close the gap on the final upwind leg to the finish but came up short a couple of places to finish second for the regatta. This was a proven group of championship E-Scow racers. The scores will attest to the tight racing. Everyone had a double digit race to humble them and give them a taste of how hard the majority of the fleet are battling trying to find a little clear air and a nice long lane taking them to the next good shift.
TOP TEN FINAL RESULTS (After five races)
1. Peter Strothman; 1-6-1-14-2= 24 pts
2. Vincent Porter; 2-10-5-2-7= 26 pts
3. T Freytag; 7-12-2-4-3= 28 pts
4. August Barkow; 3-8-7-1-11= 30 pts
5. Jaime Kimball; 6-3-11-5-5= 30 pts
6. Harry Melges; 5-1-16-3-9= 34 pts
7. Lon Schoor; 9-4-3-7-15= 38 pts
8. Brian Porter; 4-2-10-17-10= 43 pts
9. Chris Jewett; 8-15-14-6-6= 49 pts
10. Jim Gluek; 10-11-4-12-13= 50 pts
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