Friday, September 08, 2006

Quebec Star Fleet Championship 2006

Here is a report from Philipe Hofer on the recent Star championship. Thanks Philippe!

A fleet of 8 boats showed up for a beautiful weekend of sailing on Lac Des Deux-Montagnes. Unfortunately for some of them, this would prove to be trying times for their equipment and patience.

The competitors showed up early Saturday morning, and were greeted by a building 10 knot breeze. By the start of the first race, the breeze was blowing at a solid 12-14 knots, with puffs in the 16 range, which turned out to be the order of the day. Sailing with an older fleet of boats, with typical conditions in the 6-8 range, these conditions proved to a little testing for some of the boats. Three boats either retired, or had to do on shore repairs on this first day of racing. Breaks varied from a snapped main halyard, to a ripped off the deck traveler track. Two races were run on course 4 and one on course 3, in a northwesterly oscillating breeze. Part of the fleet regrouped Saturday evening for a BBQ dinner, and to share the stories of the day.

On Sunday, the fleet made it out to race course in a building breeze that started a little softer than Saturday at 6-8 knots, but ended up in the same 12-14 knot range by the end of the second race. After the end of the 5th race (of a scheduled 6 race regatta) William Hendershot headed for shore with 5 bullets, and the rest of the fleet followed as the last race would have not changed anything in the standings.

At the end of the weekend, William Hendershot walked away with his 5th consecutive fleet title, followed by Philippe Hofer, and André Marcotte.

Rank

Boat

Skipper

Crew

August 12th

August 13th

Total

1

6756

Hendershot

Vranderick

1

1

1

1

1

DNS

5

2

7940

Hofer

Macot

2

2

3

2

3

DNS

12

3

7044

Marcotte

Croteau

3

4

2

3

4

DNS

16

4

7520

Gagnon

Després

4

3

5

4

2

DNS

18

5

794

Gravel

Dionne

5

5

6

DNS

DNS

DNS

34

6

6633

Seguin

Farmer

DNF

DNS

4

5

DNF

DNS

36

7

6687

Molimard

Molimard

DNF

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

45

8

7067

Berger

Ryan

DNC

DNC

DNC

DNC

DNC

DNS

45