2007 (XLI ANNUAL) DON Q RUM KEG SNIPE REGATTA by ars16282

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									2007 (XLI ANNUAL) DON Q RUM KEG SNIPE REGATTA REPORT AND RESULTS

REPORT:
Fifty-two (52) Snipes from 6 countries (Finland, Sweden, Norway, Mexico, Bahamas and USA) came to the City of Miami and Biscayne
Bay to race in the 41st Annual Don Q Rum Keg Snipe Regatta. The event is hosted by the Coconut Grove Sailing Club and Miami Snipe
Fleet 7 and is sponsored annually by the Don Q Rum, Destileria Serralles, Inc. from Puerto Rico. The competition was tremendous with
five different first place winners in five races and the winner never won a race. WHAT A FLEET!

On Friday March 16, two (2) races were sailed in winds from the south at 15-18K. The first race was won by Jorge Murrieta and Manuel
Avila of Mexico. The second race was won by Peter and Sheehan Commette.

Saturday was another beautiful day in Miami. The winds were lighter (10 to 12 K, puffy), out of the Northwest, as the winds clocked
after the front passed and there was tough sailing with difficult wind shifts. There were lots of opportunities to fall back and catch up.
Augie Diaz and Pam Kelly won the 3rd race. Race 4 (2nd of the day) was won by the team of Ernesto Rodriguez and Kathleen Tocke. After
the day’s racing there were 5 teams that could win, setting up a Sunday of hard sailing to win the regatta. Saturday was capped with the
traditional DON Q daiquiris and a delicious Cuban dinner.

Sunday gave the sailors winds out of the North at 12 to 15 knots. There was a lot of yelling around marks and several 720s, but no
protests. Andy Pimentel and Julia Langford did a great job and won the race. After a much contested race, San Diego’s George Szabo and
Alan Capellin were the regatta winners by ¾ of a point over Miami’s Ernesto Rodriguez and Kathleen Tocke.

Many thanks to Coconut Grove Sailing Club and the volunteers in the Race Committee. What a SUPER JOB they did! One of the best
Don Q ever! RC as follows: PRO Ron Rostorfer, Signal Boat owner Bill Braddon, Signal Boat Crew Marvin Schenker, Kay Voss, Vicki
Rosenbloom, Jeanne Bunten and SCIRA Class Rep. Brainard Cooper. Mark Boat crews Susan Walcutt, Ken Batzer, David Kurtz, David
Brown, Karen Young and Anita Hansen. Pin Boat Crews Bruce Schneider, Juan Torres and Bill Stites. Gate/Gybe Mark Boat Crews Ron
Giachetti and Carolyn Rahn. Safety Boat Skipper Dr. Phil Kellett. Protest/Redress Committee Jane Anne Pincus, Chair; Rob Quinlivan
and Vlad Stroleny.

RESULTS:
 Pos   Bow/Sail      Skipper/Crew                                             1         2          3          4         5        Total       Pos
 1     54/ 30337     Szabo, George/Capellin, Alan           California        2         2          8          4         4        20.00        1
 2     72/ 30364     Rodriguez, Ernesto/Tocke, Kathleen     Florida           4         3          10        0.75       3        20.75        2
 3     31/ 30569     Pimental, Andy/Langford, Julia         Rhode Island      6         5          2          9        0.75      22.75        3
 4     24/ 30571     Commette, Peter/Commette, Sheehan      Florida           3        0.75        17         2         2        24.75        4
 5     21/ 30288     Diaz, Augie/Kelly, Pam                 Florida           7         9         0.75        3         8        27.75        5
 6     25/ 25715     Murrieta, Jorge/Camano, Manuel Avila   Mexico           0.75       4          11         19        10       44.75        6
 7     73/ 30390     Blackwood, Mike/Gautraud, Dan          Wisconsin         5         13         7          13        11       49.00        7
 8     56/ 28114     Voss, Nick/Rahn, Andy                  Florida           10        12         3          17        15       57.00        8
 9     39/ 29400     Hiebert, David/Schoenberg, Billy       Florida           16        11         20         10        5        62.00        9
 10    33/ 29536     Sackett, Todd/Sackett, Lee             Ohio              9         7          21         22        7        66.00       10
 11    37/ 29222     Bissell, Brian/Buckley, Mike           Maryland          8         18         13         12        17       68.00       11
 12    32/ 30362     Padron, Rogelio/Palacios, Carolina     Florida           13        19         18         7         12       69.00       12
 13    38/ 30552     Filter, Henry/Kehoe, John              Maryland          19        8          27         6         14       74.00       13
 14    14/ 30404     Griffith, Lee/Nilsen, Andrea           New Jersey        15        6          32         8         19       80.00       14
 15    35/ 29963     Crivello, Gonzalo/Quintero, Enrique    Florida           14        23         28         5         13       83.00       15
 16    49/ 29223     Hart, Doug/Moffat, Fred                California        21        14         16         29        6        86.00       16
 17    45/ 30391     Reinke, Eric/Creney, Bridget           Maryland          18        16         14         16        24       88.00       17
 18    53/ 29778     Vedani, Gaston/Harrison, David         Florida           33        21         4          14        18       90.00       18
 19    42/ 29940     Jansen, Birger/Panza, Joe              Norway            11        15         22         18        25       91.00       19
 20    23/ 29114     Kana, Austin/Commette, Morgan          Florida           17        24         9          11        30       91.00       20
 21    28/ 29965     Carpelan, Claus/Wedelius, Freddy       Finland           12        10         23         25        31      101.00       21
 22    34/ 30325     Cronin, Carol/Hetherington, Brian      Rhode Island      30        25         25         23        9       112.00       22
 23    52/ 30444     Gilreath, Hal/Fitzpatrick, Lynn        Florida           20        17         6          24     48/DNS     115.00       23
 24    17/ 30336     Diaz, Gonzalo Sr/Saldana, Greg         Florida           24        29         5          30        28      116.00       24
 25    27/ 30202     Mckinney, Gavin/Smith, Ted             Bahamas           32        30         19         27        16      124.00       25
 26    15/ 29995     Diaz, Gonzo/Merrill, Varn              Florida           26        20         26         31        21      124.00       26
 27    16/ 30511     Lowe, Jimmie/Lowe, Lori                Bahamas           29        36         15         20        26      126.00       27
 28    41/ 30559     Balzer, Henning/Balzer, Heinz          Norway            23        22         35         26        27      133.00       28
 29    10/ 24702     Thompson, Jerry/Smith, Mandi           California        25        27         31         21        32      136.00       29
 30    44/ 30608     Odell, David/Odell, Susan              Utah              34        26         24         33        20      137.00       30
 31    57/ 30236     Voss, Ken/Voss, Kara                   Florida           37        40         12         28        34      151.00       31
 32    43/ 29572     Bustamante, Charlie/ Michelle          North Carolina    27        34         29         36        29      155.00       32
 33    51/ 30593     Dunkley, Robert/Seppe, Shane           Bahamas           22        28      45/DNF     48/DNS       23      166.00       33
 34    18/ 30551     Hackbarth, Don/Andersen, Linda         Georgia           35     42/DNF        36         15        39      167.00       34
 35    47/ 30304     Townsend, Tom/Townsend, Bill           Indiana           40        31         30         37        37      175.00       35
36   36/ 25125   Merino, Martin/Valdespino, Patricia    Mexico             36       33       38       35       36    178.00   36
37   19/ 29841   Levinson, Harry/Levinson, Katie        Massachusetts      31       35    45/DNF   48/DNS      22    181.00   37
38   46/ 29673   Poulsson, Halvor/Balzer, Olga          Norway             28       39       39       38       38    182.00   38
39   22/ 28466   Baker, Robin/Plitt, Janet              Florida         48/DNS   48/DNS      33       32       33    194.00   39
40   59/ 28470   Irgens, Stephans/Irgens, Monica        Missouri           45    42/DNF      40       34       35    196.00   40
41   13/ 29239   Chroneer, Tobias/Chroneer, Charlotta   Finland            39       32       43       42       40    196.00   41
42   48/ 30306   Townsend, Tug/Lim, Ros                 Indiana            41       37       37       39    45/DNF   199.00   42
43   26/ 25659   Schmit, Ray/Frank, Wendy               Massachusetts      42    42/DNF      34       40       42    200.00   43
44   29/ 30502   Lehtinen, Hanna Leena/Lehtinen, Juha   Finland            43       38       41       41       43    206.00   44
45   71/ 29964   Panza, Robert/Panza, Jane              Connecticut        44       41       44       44       44    217.00   45
46   12/ 29992   Diaz, Lucas/Diaz, Gonzalo A            Florida         48/DNS   48/DNS      42       43       41    222.00   46
47   55/ 30323   Gringas, Paul/Gringas                  Florida            38    42/DNF   48/DNS   48/DNS   48/DNS   224.00   47

								
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