2011 Border Run Sprint Results Print
Written by John Barrere - Pacific Regional Rep.   
Monday, 11 April 2011 07:31

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

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