Recap of the Class Champ at Dillon CO

Santana 20 National Championship Regatta report

Disaster @ Altitude peaks Class Championship

By IV McNamara s20sailor@gmail.com

 

Team Disaster @Altitude consisting of master tactician / owner Andrew Kerr, helmsman Payson Infelise, and Chief Rail Meat Officer Phillip Infelise put on a commanding performance winning first overall in a fleet of 21 boats. The Santana 20 Class Championship Regatta was held August 8-10 on Dillon Reservoir, Colorado, elevation 9,017 feet. Dillon Yacht Club, Santana 20 Fleet 28, and Dillion City Marina did a excellent job organizing and hosting the event. The mountains and the jet stream combined for some fun sailing over the 3 days featuring wind ranging from 1 to 25 knots with a few gusts clocked in over 50… broaching the entire fleet! “Lake Dillon is one of the most challenging and beautiful venues in the world, it demands that your team pays attention all of the time. Dillon YC, the race committee, Regatta Chairman Mike Mckeever and Santana 20 fleet 28 did a terrific job running a great championships for the class,” said Andrew Kerr. The Santana 20 class enjoys a friendly, competitive atmosphere and all the top sailors frequently share their knowledge with beginners and veterans alike. A hallmark feature of the S20 Class Championship is the coaching seminar led by long time class member, 12 time S20 class champion, professional sailing coach, and british transplant Andrew Kerr.  Many secrets of sailing the Santana 20 in diverse conditions were shared: tips for changing gears, trimming in heavy breeze, weight placement, and starting tactics. (Free tip,  make sure you are going fast at the start!) Another popular feature of the Class Championship Regatta is that it usually immediately follows another regatta giving participants the opportunity compete in two events. Special Thanks to the Race Committee led by Principal Race Officer Paul Kresge, and the Summit County Sheriff’s Office who both showed top notch skills adapting to the challenging conditions Dillon presented; every race the C Flag was flying at least once. The 2018 event returns to Southern Oregon's Howard Prairie Lake on July 27-29. For complete results, classified listings to find your own boat, and details on future regattas visit the Class Association website: s20.org 

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Land & Sea

Many thanks to Francine Ulatowski of Land & Sea Photography for this picture of Team Disaster @ Altitude

2017 Harvest Regatta Eugene Yacht Club at Fern Ridge

Paul Stephens (mid) on Aquila with Mike and Mike take 1st at the EYC Harvest Regatta

Glen Hughes (left) on Attitude with Ray and Mia take 2nd at the EYC Harvest Regatta

Ron Fish (left) on Giddy Up with Rob and Jack take 3rd at the EYC Harvest Regatta

Ted Walkup (right) on Time Warp with Alex and Janell take 4th at the EYC Harvest Regatta

Santana 20 Class Champ after two days at Dillon Lake

Andrew Kerr wrote: "Last day of the Santana 20 Nationals on Lake Dillon , 7 races are in the books with two more races today. Three races yesterday in winds between 0 and 19 knots , our team of Payson Infelise, myself and Phillip Infelise on Disaster @ Altitude had a 1st, 3rd, 1st to lead the regatta with 12 points, Frank Keesling and his team are in 2nd with 18 points after posting a 2nd, 1st, 5th and in 3rd is Ron Fish, Glen Hughes and Jac Thomas with i believe 27 points as i have not seen the official scores yet. Some great sailing by teams yesterday - in particular Kevin Dickey and his team on Loose Nuts from Eugene YC who posted a 2nd and 3rd. Forecast today is for winds to be 14 to 28 knots with racing starting at 1PM . The Dillon Yacht club , the race committee , Mike Mckeever and S20 fleet 28 and all the volunteers have done a terrific job of organizing, running and hosting a great event for the class as we all look forward to this final day of racing ."


2017 Dillon Open

full results of 2017 Dillon Open

1: Attitude

2 DA

3 Feisty

1st                                       2nd                                     3rd

2017 Emerald Regatta

Mike Paul Paul                  Ron Jack Rob                  Fred Russ Garrett

2017 Emerald Cup           # racers 7 7 7 7 7 7 0     S-20 Max boats 7
Course B1 B1 A1 D C W
Boat                       Yacht Club Sail # Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Throw Out Total
Aquila Paul Stephens EYC        656        1         2          1           1          1           2              2             6   1
Giddy Up Ron Fish    TYC/EYC 779        2        3          3          2         4           1              4             11 2
Thunderstruck Russ Petersen EYC 919   5        1          2          3          3          3              5             12 3
Bipolar Glen Hughes EYC       907          3        5          5         4           2          6             6             19 4
Guano Happens Lyle Mayer EYC 906    4        6          4         7           5           4            7             23 5
Schock Therapy Bill Eimstead 70          7         4         6         5           6           5            7             26 6
Time Warp Ted Walkup EYC 784          6         7          7         6           7           7            7             33 7