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17/05/2018

2018 Hobie 14 North American Championships

33 Hobie 14’s lined up at the startline for the 50th anniversary Hobie 14 North American Championships. Hosted by Hobie Fleet 204, Oneida Shores County Park, Brewerton NY. In the 33 teams there are four women’s team, with two teams from South Africa.

Day 1
Day started with fog and was delayed. Wind was very light all day but they managed four races. At the initial skippers meeting a letter was shared from Wayne Schafer about the history of the Hobie 14. Wayne had hoped to attend but was unable to at the last minute. I am trying to get the actual letter.

After sailing Herb and Sharon James served home made Asopau (a traditional Puerto Rican rice soup) that was enjoyed by all.

Day one photos and results:

Day 2 
Wind is at 5 knots from north which is an odd direction for this lake. Boats are all rigged but sitting on shore under AP. They are just waiting for the wind to settle before sending everyone out.

At 2pm the AP was lowered and the boats left the beach. Three races were held in 7-9 knots from the  West.

Tonight there is a diner at Borio’s restaurant. Borio’s has been a long time supporter and sponsor of fleet 204 and during the summer months the fleets holds Thursday night races right in front of Borio’s entertaining the diner guests.

Local Hobie Dealer Boatworks LTD is on-site with a large trailer full of parts and apparel to ensure all boats are fully maintained to race.

Day 3

On the final day of competition the wind arrived which had all the sailors waiting to leave the beach. The breeze slowly eased during the day making it very difficult conditions to sail in. The wind had put the step waves on Oneida Lake. With the wind easing it was difficult for the sailors to sail through the choppy conditions. Jim Sajdak prevailed on the last day to take three wins of the four races sailed and take the 2018 Hobie 14 North American Championships.

The sailors all enjoyed the 50th Anniversary Hobie 14 North American Championships. The Hobie 14 looks to be around for at least another 50 years by the strength of the class.

H14 (33 boats) (top)
Series Standing – 11 races scored
Information is provisional and subject to modification
Regatta results last updated: Friday, May 18, 2018 3:38:48 PM CDT
Click on race number to view detailed race information.
Pos,Sail, Boat, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points
1. 3434, What’s up doc?, Jim Sajdak, Fleet 2, 5-3-1-[11]-5-2-2-1-7-1-1- ; 28T
2. 6707, E Pluribus Unum II, Matt Bounds, Hobie Fleet 276, 3-4-[5]-1-3-1-5-2-1-5-3- ; 28T
3. 63019, , Dan Borg, Water Rats, 4-2-[9]-2-1-4-3-4-2-2-7- ; 31
4. 63238, , Nicolas Liebel, MSC, 6-9-3-3-2-10-[11]-3-11-4-2- ; 53
5. 63360, , Mark Ralph, Fleet 23, 1-12-7-5-9-7-1-7-4-[19]-5- ; 58
6. 63235, African cat, MARK MODDERMAN, SHBCC, 8-1-4-10-10-5-[15]-10-12-7-9- ; 76
7. 63087, speedy, William Jeffers, Hobie Fleet 204, 12-15-6-4-12-11-[21]-9-15-3-4- ; 91T
8. 63249, Help from my Friends, Susan Korzeniewski, Fleet 204, 14-[17]-16-8-7-14-4-6-3-8-11- ; 91T
9. 63201, , Herb James, fleet 204, 7-5-13-6-[34/UFD]-9-8-11-21-10-6- ; 96
10. 63239, , Jason Sanchez, Gulfport Yacht club, [22]-16-17-20-4-13-6-5-6-6-18- ; 111
11. 63236, , RANDY LANDIS, Hobie Fleet 416, 19-10-23-[25]-6-3-9-8-16-9-17- ; 120
12. 43793, , Dan Jarrett, Hobie fleet 25, 9-7-22-13-14-6-7-13-[24]-14-19- ; 124
13. 63255, , Wolfgang Kornwebel, Fleet 250, 2-6-15-12-16-12-27-[28]-9-16-13- ; 128
14. 52774, Out of the Box, Michael Siau, Fleet 204, 13-14-18-9-8-19-12-15-20-18-[23]- ; 146
15. 63299, , Jim Glanden, Fleet 54, 10-13-2-18-[27]-20-14-19-18-25-16- ; 155
16. 23061, Ancient cat, Geoffrey STEVENS, South Afican Sailing Asc, 16-25-[28]-7-23-27-13-14-10-12-12- ; 159
17. 63237, , James Flanigan, Fleet 54, 18-22-27-19-[34/RET-AF]-15-16-16-5-13-10- ; 161
18. 63058, Jekyll & Hyde, Mark Amico, Fleet 204, 11-11-21-15-17-17-19-20-14-20-[22]- ; 165
19. 63302, , Joel Hutchings, 297, 20-24-11-[30]-26-22-17-18-17-11-15- ; 181
20. 63046, WishiniwasaWave, Christopher Wessels, Fleet 10, [28]-26-12-16-11-28-26-17-13-23-21- ; 193
21. 63358, , Sheila Holmes, fleet 23, 21-19-25-29-18-8-25-[34/DNS]-34/DNS-17-8- ; 204
22. 63253, , Nicholas Bostic, Fleet 53, 15-23-19-[28]-22-18-22-21-22-24-20- ; 206
23. 41520, , Richard Stevens, LLSC, 32-31-29-27-[34/DNF]-34/DNS-10-12-8-15-14- ; 212
24. 52827, , John Witmer, Fleet 204, [29]-18-20-14-24-25-18-24-26-21-26- ; 216
25. 47604, , Michael Garrett, None, 17-8-14-17-[34/UFD]-16-34/UFD-34/DNF-34/DNS-27-28- ; 229
26. 63230, , Daniel Flanigan, Hobie Fleet 54, 27-28-8-24-19-23-28-25-27-[34/OCS]-27- ; 236T
27. 63073, Lil Puffer, David Witmer, Flt 204, 23-21-24-[26]-20-26-23-26-23-26-24- ; 236T
28. 63077, 6077, Xander Wessels, CLYC, 25-[33]-26-22-21-30-29-22-19-22-25- ; 241
29. 47971, , Robbin Mocarski, fleet 204, 26-27-10-21-29-31-[34/UFD]-34/DNS-29-30-29- ; 266
30. 316, Little Grace, Christopher Dutton, Hobie Fleet 448, 30-29-33-33-15-32-20-27-28-28-[34/DNS]- ; 275
31. 47412, Cat Stevens, BARRY STEVENS, Lake Norman Yacht Club, 31-30-31-23-28-29-[34/UFD]-23-25-29-34/DNS- ; 283
32. 63067, , Bruce Fields, Hobie Fleet 25, 33-32-32-31-13-21-24-[34/DNS]-34/DNS-34/DNS-34/DNS- ; 288
33. 63150, Chick-ita, Anita Landis, H416, 24-20-30-32-25-24-[34/DNF]-34/DNS-34/DNS-34/DNS-34/DNS- ; 291

 

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