After almost three weeks of very nice sailing wind in Cazenovia, the Saturday of the 2011 Cuspidor presented us with very little wind and no consistent direction. The wind ranged from 0 to perhaps 5 mph and swung through about 220 degrees from southeast to northeast. Sunday morning was somewhat better, but still a bit unpredictable. The races really weren’t over until they were over as the finishes of many races were very close. In the end, it was probably the experience of dealing with the lake type wind conditions that allowed Carl Boller and Jeff Barbero to pull out wins in six of the seven races to win the regatta. Chris Liberti with Katie Coupland sailed very well in the Lindsay previously owned by Peter and Barbara Wells and captured second place overall. After exchanging third and fourth places with Tom Lewis and George Saggal, Zach White and Nick Iannacone finished third largely on the strength of winning the third race on Saturday. Despite the difficult conditions the participants seemed to have a good time as we were able to get some good trapezing on a few legs of Sunday’s races and a very nice dinner outside at the Brae Loch in on Saturday evening.
2011 Results Cuspidor Regatta
Willow Bank Yacht Club
|Skipper/Crew||Boat #||Race 1||Race 2||Race 3||Race 4||Race 5||Race 6||Race 7||Points||Position|
|Carl Boller/Jeff Barbero||USA 189||1||1||2||1||1||1||1||6||1|
|Chris Liberti/Kate Coupland||USA 1435||2||2||3||2||4||2||2||13||2|
|Zach White/Nick Iannacone||USA 1333||4||3||1||4||3||3||3||17||3|
|Tom Lewis/George Saggal||USA 367||3||4||4||3||2||4||4||20||4|
Chris’s Note –
Although the wind was not ideal, we had a great time and would like to thank everyone involved in running the regatta as well as encourage more people to join us next year. Check back soon for more pictures!