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18; 3) C'est Nasty, Rick Schaffer, Ft. Worth, 21. (19 boats; 9 races, 1 throwout) DIVISION 4 CORSAIR 28R — 1) Rocketeer II, Ken Winters/Randy Smythe, Ft. Walton Beach, FL, 8 points; 2) Dealer's Choice, Stephen Marsh/Todd Hudgins, Stuart, FL, 13; 3) Hot Flash, Bob Gleason, Wareham, MA. (12 boats; 9 races, 1 throwout) J/109 — 1) Mojo, Steve Rhyne, Kemah, TX; 2) Phoebe's Phling, Charlie Milligan, Newport, RI, 22; 3) Storm, Rick Lyall, Wilton, CT, 22. (10 boats; 9 races, 1 throwout) PHRF-4 — 1) Temptress, SR33, Robert Hibdon, Charleston, 11 points; 2) Kokopelli, Olson 29, Fred McConnel, Panama City, FL, 12; 3) The Wagon, Evelyn 32-21B, Richard Hallett, Falmouth, ME, 29. (7 boats; 9 races, 1 throwout) PHRF-5 — 1) L'Outrage, Beneteau 10M, Bruce Gardner, Annapolis, 14 points; 2) Invincible, N/M 30, Jeff Gastrau, Annapolis, 19; 3) Schock Therapy, Schock 35, Harold Denton, Annapolis, 23. (8 boats; 9 races, 1 throwout) C&C 99 — 1) Trumpeter, Bob Wilson, Toronto, 14 points; 2) Breakaway, Tom Sawchuck, Lake Lanier, GA, 22; 3) Tam, Allen Borne, New Orleans, 26. (8 boats; 9 races, 1 throwout) PHRF-6 — 1) Liquor Box, TartanTen, C. Simon/ B. Buckles, Key West, 18 points; 2) Amethyst, J/27, Davies/Eppig, Glen Cove, NY, 27; 3) Rhumb Punch, J/29, J&L Edwards, Solomons, MD, 31. (12 boats; 9 races, 1 throwout) PHRF-7 — 1) Mistress, S2 7.9, Bryan Coon, Huntington, NY, 19 points; 2) Circus, J/30, Wurtzebach/Bird, Chicago, 20; 3) Blah Blah Blah, J/24, Mark Milnes, Key West, 24. (13 boats; 9 races, 1 throwout)

492, Jeff Madrigali/Team Pegasus, Honolulu, 31. Other West Coast Boats — 12) Rock N Roll, Argyle Campbell, Newport Beach, 89; 20) Personal Puff, Dan Hauserman, Lake Tahoe, 161; 23) USA 493, Matt Frymier, Tiburon, 171; 25) Smokin, Kevin Clark, Alameda, 207; 29) Lester the Nightfly, Nigel Donnelly, San Francisco, 233. (60 boats; 9 races, 1 throwout) J/105 — 1) Masquerade, Thomas Coates, San Francisco, 16 points; 2) Zuni Bear, Rich Bergmann, San Diego, 34; 3) Savasana, Brian Keane, Marion, MA, 41. (29 boats; 9 races, 1 throwout) J/80 — 1) Synergy, Jay Lutz, Houston, 15 points; 2) Rumor, John Storck Jr., Huntington, NY,

Richmond Small Boat Midwinters Sunday, January 8, was one of the most perfect sailing days — of any season — we've ever seen on the Bay. Among the lucky ones enjoying the warm sun, gentle breeze and flat water were upwards of 100 dinghy and small boat sailors competing at RYC's Small Boat Midwinter Series. This was the second of four race days for this series, held per tradition on the first Sundays of the month from December through March. Also per tradition (and barring weather delays which vary from no wind to storm conditions) each of the 13 fleets sails three to five races a day. Three throwouts are allowed, but they're not figured in until the last race in March. There are three courses in the Small Boat Mids, two inside the Richmond breakwater for the small and medium dinghies, with the larger keel and centerboarders competing outside on the Southampton course. This is also one of

the more personnel-intensive series on the Bay, with upwards of 25 volunteers and half a dozen RC and support boats out on the water. And that doesn't count folks crunching numbers at the club, nor the Juniors who put on the pre-race brunch spread. Interestingly, the two Open classes are raced boat for boat, no handicaps. Portsmouth ratings used to be applied, but apparently caused more trouble than they solved. So now it's whoever gets there first. So far, it's worked out fine. Of interest in the El Toro division is that — unlike most Toro events — there is no division of Junior and Senior skippers. In the Small Boat Mids, they all race together, which is something the Juniors particularly look forward to — and particularly when it's light. There's nothing better than sailing past the old guys. Standout performances at the midpoint of the series include Trish Moratorio, who's taken six bullets in nine races in the Byte Class, and Mark Dawson, who's done the same with his Banshee in the medium-boat Open class. The standout of the series so far, however, is Claire Dennis, who has bulleted all seven races in the Laser Radial class. Here are the mid-midwinter results: EL TORO — 1) Gordie Nash, 37 points; 2) John Pacholski, 46; 3) Art Lange, 57; 4) Paul Tara, 62; 5) Fred Paxton, 63. (39 boats entered*; 9 races) OPTI — 1) Lauren Cefali, 16 points; 2) Will Cefali, 31; 3) Kate Gaumond, 35; 4) Jack Barton; 5) Alex Moody, 47. (14 entered; 9 races) SNIPE — 1) Alberto Amenual/Page Flood, 23 points; 2) Doug Howson/(crew not noted), 28; 3) Doug Cefali/Katherine, 34; 4) Phyllis Harzell/ Sherry Eldridge, 48. (12 entered; 9 races) BYTE — 1) Trish Moratorio, 13 points; 2) Gail Yando, 30; 3) Camille Barry, 38; 4) Laurie Davis, 47. (14 entered; 9 races) OPEN CLASS (Medium dinghies) — 1) Mark Dawson, Banshee, 22 points; 2) Jim Mackey, Lido 14, 40; 3) Mike Scott, 420, 47; 4) George Wilson, Sunfish, 51; 5) Bob Cronin, Sunfish, 60. (22 entered, 9 races) MULTIHULL — 1) Kent Bliven, 4 points. (1 boat, 7 races) I-14 — 1) Kirk Twardowski/Anders Petersson, 11 points; 2) Joel Truher/Stan Martin, 28; 3) Brad Van Vechten/Del Olsen, 29. (7 entered, 7 races) 29ER — 1) Max Fraser/(crew not noted), 11 points; 2) Gene Harris/Linda Benenato, 27; 3) Karen Flick/Ryan Atull, 42; 4) Mark Anders/(crew not noted), 49. (12 entered, 7 races) LASER — 1) Tim Russell, 21 points; 2) Richard Feeny, 26; 3) David Lapier, 34; 4) Simon Bell, 49; February, 2006 •

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