03.24.2018, Saturday – 2018 Lido Invitational
Classes Invited: Dinghy (See NOR)
Lido Fleet 2 Invitational Recap
The Lido Fleet 2 Invitational was held Saturday, March 24, 2018. Bright skies and 5-18 knot winds greeted 5 Lidos, 4 C15s and 2 Snipes. The RC of Jay and Robin Gross with Larry Hoskinson in the mark-set boat set the courses in the MDR channel so that each race took about 20 minutes. Racing was competitive in all fleets with 5 races completed. The 6th race was scratched when winds approached 18 knots.
For the Lido Fleet, past class champion Mark Ryan won with strong competition from Tyler Webb in 2nd. Susie Taylor, Charles Smith and Tucker Strasser were changing places throughout the regatta. The Smith’s tiller extension broke in the middle of race 4 and they retired.
The C15 Fleet was also close with Vince Patternoster narrowly defeating Karyn Jones. John Richardson and Mark Brazil kept things interesting.
In the Snipe Fleet, two classic wooden Snipes made it to the line. Racing with both the Lidos and the C15s, they performed well with Bert Tietje winning the day from Todd Fanady who was single-handing. Well done!
One of the highlights of the day was in race 3 when a group of 40+ foot cruising class boats raced through our racing area. Dinghies of all sorts, including a fleet of optimists, were dodging these cruisers as they made their way out of the marina.
The post-race festivities at SCCYC were great. The hospitality crew of Karmen & Tom Estlow, Leslie Neff, John Richardson and Joanna Warren Smith were on top of everything. Each boat’s Skipper was awarded a can of Sailkote and a bottle of Hullkote from our McLube sponsor. Ullman Sails Beach Balls and custom designed Ullman Travel Bags were awarded to the winners. Then there was the real competition of the day. THE RAFFLE! Each participant was awarded a raffle ticket and when their number was drawn, they selected from the wonderful swag provided by our sponsors McLube, Ullman Sails, Quantum Sails, DoubleWave, RTS Woodworking, APS, Sailing Supply, NAOS Yachts, Gresham Marine and W.D. Schock
Thanks to our Sponsors!