Piana Cup overall

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The Piana Cup took place over the 8-9 December. By Thursday night, the first of the out of town teams were there and getting their boats set up and launched for a Friday practice race. By Saturday morning 52 boats were launched.

We worked our way up the course and handled the boat well, but our course management could have been better. At crowded mark roundings we were able to make up a lot of boats only to lose them on the upwind legs. But that's just my story. Overall, the course was shifty, the wind 8-10, the weather partly sunny. Pretty darned perfect.

Race 2 was lighter than race 1, probably 6-8 knots. Again the RC called for 1.6nm windward leg with a slight right adjustment. We tried for a port tack approach, but couldn't find a good hole to get in on the line. We were rescued by a general recall. We rolled right into a new sequence and got off a decent start. We tacked right to clear our air and worked halfway up the right side then went left. We came into the top mark on a port tack approach and were able to pick up some boats thanks to the current pushing the starboard guys away from the mark. Downwind we jibed left and saw we were near Dirk and his crew, which ultimately meant they were having a bad race. The RC shortened the course to 1.3nm, and we finished deep, but better than our first race.

Race 3 was even lighter. Off we went again on our 1.6nm mission in light shifty stuff. We got ping ponged twice by a port tack boat. Flip Wehheim and his crew won the day, with Jeff Seigal and crew close behind.

The Etchells are kept at four clubs, all virtually next door to one another, making the after race party at the BBYC darned fun. The sun set, the tree lights went on, the sailors collected and the kegs were tapped.

We didn't get any racing in on Sunday. A lot of boats were hoping to get five races in so they could drop one of Saturday's races, but it didn't happen. As soon as it looked good for racing we went out, but the wind didn't materialize.

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Place# Other # Boat NameOwnerRace 1Race 2Race 3Total
137 USA1137 La TormentaS. Bush/Wehrheim85114
296 USA1296 USA 1296Jeffrey Siegal17917
318 USA1308 KGBSenet Bischoff415221
458 USA1198 America Jane IIScott Kaufman613322
517 USA1378 Keep SmilingMarvin Beckmann331723
652 USA1152 Blonde AntelopeKeith Whittemore109524
772 USA1372 USA 1372Dieball / McClean541625
813 USA1300 USA 1300Pomerleau/Dressell222428
925 USA1225 USA 1225Tom Lihan9121031
1033 HKG1333 Swedish BlueAnte Razmilovic2211235
1197 USA1397 Raging RoosterPeter Duncan1714738
1279 USA944 USA 1379Peter Carroll1881339
1300 USA1200 Lion HeartSteve Girling14161141
1488 BAH1388 AnnieGary Gilbert16111946
1503 SUI1403 No DramasJames McHugh12211447
1639 USA1239 Widespread PanicSteve Horwitz2717448
1705 USA1305 Clean ExecutionMichael Gavin11103455
1848 USA1408 USA 1408Jim Cunningham2326857
1998 BER1394 TiburonKneulman/Watson1937662
2007 USA1307 NemesisJeff Nehms21271563
2119 USA1097 CarambaJose Fuentes3063066
2215 USA1055 VertigoCumming/Lanza13193567
2392 USA928 Something GoodMauk / Gonzalez35182073
2464 USA1264 USA 1264Francisco/Guerriero7482378
2542 USA1342 ZhenMark Fleckenstein34232279
2631 USA1166 USA 1166James Howells37202683
2763 USA1063 2 Th'MaxJohn Amendola15393286
2841 USA1341 USA 1341Chuck Poindexter24451887
2901 USA1001 "The ""D"""Donald Maxwell25293387
3068 USA1168 MahalagaPeter Vessella32282787
3162 USA1262 ScimitarS. Neff / H. Brauer29382188
3210 USA1310 USA 1310John Podmajersky40252893
3355 USA1355 LuckyBryon Ehrhart45223198
3421 USA1221 RivaWade Edwards28412998
3573 USA1373 VictoryBuddy Cribb313438103
3628 USA1328 Hat TrickToso / Naylon204343106
3771 USA1371 Flying ColorsKen Womack513125107
3809 GBR1409 HancockDavid Franks432445112
3922 USA1202 JeremiahJonah Pruitt III364039115
4078 USA1126 NunkasiRick Kaiser463042118
4136 GRE1368 EFYRA 3George Andreadis2656 dnc37119
4245 USA1145 TrankeyloPJ Keenan393644119
4385 USA1185 USA 1185Hitchcock/Allardice483240120
4453 USA1178 MoxieFred Joosten423346121
4508 USA1208 GumptionKevin Grainger384936123
4604 USA1041 JesterRobert Burgess334250125
4780 USA1280 USA 1280Craig Mense443547126
4811 USA1111 CrapshootPatricia Stadel474441132
4993 CAN993 JRW One DesignJerry Wendt/Andrew MacRae414648135
5094 USA1094 John DeereSharon Bourke494751147
5184 BRA1284 Morena LindaMauricio Verdier525149152
5257 USA808 ContessaJohn Greeven505052152
5312 USA1212 CarinaJonathan Nye56 dnc56 dnc56 dnc168
5446 CAN1246 Landed EmmigrantHans Fogh56 dnc56 dnc56 dnc168
5575 USA1375 USA 1375Argyle Campbell56 dnc56 dnc56 dnc168
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