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2014 Midwinters Results

FORCE 5 MID-WINTERS: KEY LARGO FL; FEB. 20-22, 2014


Thirty-four Force 5 sailors were blessed with perfect sailing weather for their Mid-Winter Championships hosted by the Upper Keys Sailing Club with Race Chairman Tom Trump and PRO Alan Hulbert.

 

 

Attendees from CT, MI, TX, MA, VA, CA, NJ, PA, SC, GA, FL, NC, OH and Canada were among those who convened for a practice race day including a memorable ‘Round Porjoe Island’ race as well as the demo of  a high-tech solid wing sail being designed specifically for the ’Force 5X’.  Next year’s gathering also promises to include the first Force 5 Doubles National Championship!

The result of the 8-race series held over 3 days found perennial winner Fred Meno IV of Ft. Worth TX again beating out Bob Cullen Jr. of New London CT while Eric Vigrass, Jim Bigham and Tom Welsh rounded out the top five in the Championship Fleet.  Lee Shuckerow of Port Huron MI took top honors in the Challenger Fleet while Mike Dale of Toronto won the Short-Rig Fleet with a tie-break over twin brother Alec Dale of Meadville PA.

Results:

Sail

Boat

Skipper

Yacht Club

Total

Pos

8048

Moby Dick

Fred Meno

Fort Worth Boat Club

9

1

3099

IMPEACH/IMPRISON OBAMA

Bob Cullen

Thames YC

16

2

6794

Eric Vigrass

CSYC

20

3

1754

Jim Bigham

Jim Bigham

Jim Bigham

25

4

1111

Onne Won One Once

Tom Welsh

thames Yacht Club

44

5

3262

REAL CRUDE

Jack Jennings

transpacific Yacht Club

54

6

7

none

John Barrere

none

55

7

3052

YOUNG LUST/ Tit Bit

Court Young

Osprey Yacht Club

58T

8

5050

Blue Moon

Casey Petz

BYSC

58T

9

2

Second Wind

Rich Baumann

Hunterdon Sailing Club

63

10

6253

John Erhard

Thames Yacht Club

67

11

6067

Jobu

Philip Porte

PHYC/BWSC

72

12

1172

MONKEYBUTT

BYRON HICKS

WESTERN CAROLINA SAILING CLUB

81

13

24

red rocket

lee shuckerow

CSYC

86

14

8008

Force 5

Tom Trump

Upper Keys Sailing Club

102

15

6511

Sacre bleu

John Stahl

Thames YC

106

16

2098

Martin Schilke

Bloomington Yacht Club

110

17

3020

Nohea

Bruce McCord

Upper Keys Sailing Club

115

18

13

Screwed

Dennis Landis

NCYC

118

19

47

Blew Bayou

BRIAN HAMPTON

Western Carolina Sailing Club

131

20

4

keith Schrecengost

wcsc

144

21

7901

Key Lime Pie

Christopher Zofchak

Pirate Cove Yacht Club

146

22

1931

S.O.

Sean Wirtz

Blue Water Sail Club

151

23

80

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Erik Paschke

WCSC

152

24

4267

Jeff Sivori

western carolina sailing club

180

25

3176

Andrew Logan

N/A

183

26

4685

Gale

Hugh Vantleven Jr.

Western Carolina Sailing Club

200

27

74

The Kraken

Ed Hinton

Leatherlips Yacht Club

203

28

Force Five Short Rig (6 boats) (top)

Series Standing - 8 races scored

Information is final.

Regatta results last updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014 12:45:06 PM CDT

Click on race number to view detailed race information.

Sail

Boat

Skipper

Yacht Club

Total

Pos

141

all for one

Mike Dale

Mississauga Sailing Club

11T

1

79

blue

ALEC DALE

Pymatuning Sailing Club

11T

2

11

Ben Tuval

Fleet 201

24

3

1172s

leah white

Upper Keys Sailing Club

30T

4

36

Jeffrey Wisch

none

30T

5

2222

Marlyn Hahn

Upper Keys Sailing Club

49

 

Sail

Skipper

1

2

3

4

8048

Fred Meno

1

1

1

1

3099

Bob Cullen

2

4

[5]

2

6794

Eric Vigrass

[7]

2

2

3

1754

Jim Bigham

4

3

3

[29/DNF]

1111

Tom Welsh

3

8

4

4

3262

Jack Jennings

[29/DSQ]

9

6

5

7

John Barrere

8

[12]

7

12

3052

Court Young

15

5

[20]

10

5050

Casey Petz

6

7

9

7

2

Rich Baumann

5

10

8

6

6253

John Erhard

[18]

6

15

8

6067

Philip Porte

11

[13]

11

11

1172

BYRON HICKS

12

14

10

9

24

lee shuckerow

9

11

[22]

14

8008

Tom Trump

10

15

14

16

6511

John Stahl

13

18

12

[29/DNF]

2098

Martin Schilke

19

19

13

15

3020

Bruce McCord

16

17

24

[29/DNF]

13

Dennis Landis

20

21

18

13

47

BRIAN HAMPTON

22

16

17

17

4

keith Schrecengost

17

20

19

18

7901

Christopher Zofchak

14

[29/DNF]

16

19

1931

Sean Wirtz

21

[25]

23

20

80

Erik Paschke

24

23

[25]

22

4267

Jeff Sivori

[29/DNF]

22

21

21

3176

Andrew Logan

23

24

[29/DNF]

29/DNS

4685

Hugh Vantleven Jr.

[29/DNF]

29/DNF

26

29/DNS

74

Ed Hinton

[29/DNS]

29/DNS

29/DNC

29/DNC

Force Five Short Rig (6 boats) (top)

Series Standing - 8 races scored

Information is final.

Regatta results last updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014 12:45:06 PM CDT

Click on race number to view detailed race information.

Sail

Skipper

1

2

3

4

141

Mike Dale

1

1

1

1

79

ALEC DALE

[2]

2

2

2

11

Ben Tuval

3

3

3

3

1172s

leah white

[7/DNS]

7/DNS

7/DNS

7/DNS

36

Jeffrey Wisch

4

4

4

4

2222

Marlyn Hahn

[7/DNS]

7/DNS

7/DNC

7/DNC

Sail

Skipper

5

6

7

8

8048

Fred Meno

[3]

2

2

1

3099

Bob Cullen

1

4

1

2

6794

Eric Vigrass

4

1

4

4

1754

Jim Bigham

2

3

5

5

1111

Tom Welsh

7

[13]

11

7

3262

Jack Jennings

9

5

8

12

7

John Barrere

6

7

6

9

3052

Court Young

5

8

9

6

5050

Casey Petz

8

11

10

[15]

2

Rich Baumann

[17]

14

3

17

6253

John Erhard

14

6

15

3

6067

Philip Porte

12

9

7

11

1172

BYRON HICKS

11

[18]

12

13

24

lee shuckerow

13

15

16

8

8008

Tom Trump

18

16

13

[29/DNS]

6511

John Stahl

15

17

17

14

2098

Martin Schilke

20

[21]

14

10

3020

Bruce McCord

10

12

18

18

13

Dennis Landis

16

10

20

[29/DNS]

47

BRIAN HAMPTON

19

19

21

[29/DNS]

4

keith Schrecengost

21

20

[29/DNF]

29/DNS

7901

Christopher Zofchak

25

24

19

29/DNS

1931

Sean Wirtz

22

23

23

19

80

Erik Paschke

23

22

22

16

4267

Jeff Sivori

29/DNC

29/DNS

29/DNS

29/DNS

3176

Andrew Logan

24

25

29/DNS

29/DNS

4685

Hugh Vantleven Jr.

29/DNS

29/DNS

29/DNS

29/DNS

74

Ed Hinton

29/DNC

29/DNC

29/DNC

29/DNC

Force Five Short Rig (6 boats) (top)

Series Standing - 8 races scored

Sail

Skipper

5

6

7

8

141

Mike Dale

[3]

1

3

3

79

ALEC DALE

1

2

1

1

11

Ben Tuval

4

4

4

[5]

1172s

leah white

2

3

2

2

36

Jeffrey Wisch

[5]

5

5

4

2222

Marlyn Hahn

7/DNC

7/DNS

7/DNC

7/DNC

Quote of Day 1: Witnesses to doubles-sailors Marty and Kim Schilke’s spectacular downwind capsize were asked what was last heard immediately preceding the event.  Apparently thirty-six years of marriage portrays itself even in stressful situations… “Sorry!” was Marty’s only words.

Quote of Day 2: With Tom Trump having a 1 boat length lead over Tom Welsh about 5 boat lengths from the finish of a hard fought duel, Welsh was heard to hail Trump that the only way he could win now was if Trump were to capsize…. which is what Trump did as he tacked for the finish line and missed the hiking strap.  Trump’s response was not recorded.

Quote of Day 3: “Another Dark & Stormy on Tom’s tab please!”


The Force 5 has been adding members and fleets throughout the country as single-handed sailors find the low cost of available hulls and equipment, coupled with the support of an incredibly strong Class Association (www.force5.us) prove out the Class motto:   There is simply no better spent dollar-per-boat-fun-hour than a Force 5!