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Home Regattas Racing Results 2011 Border Run Sprint Results
2011 Border Run Sprint Results

The 2011 Border Run Sprint was attended this year by two Force 5ers. They showed the strength of the Force 5 and the guys who sail them. They came out with a first and third.



Results of the Dinghy division of the 2011 Border Run, a 14nm ocean race from Newport Beach to Dana Point. Force 5s would have gone 1-2 except for the fact that the Laser who corrected out second sailed a crazy (and shorter) course which was not prohibited in the SIs. It also gave him a hotter angle to the downwind finish and he was able to cross about 30 sec ahead of me even though I led for almost the entire race. I elected to pass all the rocks to port, a MUCH safer route. Brad Cameron was the other Force 5; his corrected time was very close to 2nd place Laser. Brad also elected to sail outside the rocks.

If you go to Google Earth you can see a view of what he did. Passed a rock to starboard at 33.460306 deg N, 11.716678 deg W and then turned basically south leaving another rock to strbd at 33.459003 deg N, 117.716058 deg W. He then was able to broad reach to the finish while I had a longer leg almost directly downwind. BTW, Google Earth uses a different format for positions:

- 33deg 27'37.10"N, 117deg 43'00.04"W for first ref point
- 33deg 27'32.41"N, 117deg 42'57.81"W for second ref point

Anyway was a fun event and kinda cool to basically beat all the Lasers boat-for-boat.

John B.

Sail

Boat

Skipper

Yacht Club

1

Total

Pos

7

Emanon

John Barrere

Lake Yosemite SA

1

1

1

179965

Darkling

Mary Ho

South Coast Corinthian Yacht Club

2

2

2

7926

rudder bum

Brad Cameron

stockton sailing club

3

3

3

165021

Buddy Richley
[Laser]

LIYC

4

4

4

150

C-Ya

Steve Cameron

Richmond Yacht Club

5

5

5

194007

Huli Huli

Pierson Jacquelin
[Laser]

Waikiki Yacht Club

6

6

6

187703

Comfortably Numb

PJ Jacquelin
[Laser]

Balboa Yacht Club

7

7

7

N/A

Vincitore

Steven Stege

SBYRC

9/DSQ

9

8