Second day of great breeze at the Sailing World Annapolis NOOD

It was another great day of sailing on Day 2 of the Annapolis NOOD, with
all 19 classes getting off another three races. While the breeze wasn't
as strong as Day 1, it was more than enough to provide all the sailors
with plenty of grunt, and lots of excitement.

"It's been two days of chamber of commerce weather," said Chris Larson,
who's racing in the J/22 class at the Annapolis NOOD. "It's very unusual
to see that here. The land is heating up and we've got a bit of a
gradient breeze, so there's good wind." As to his results so far, Larson
is philosophical. "I'm trying to re-learn the boat after not sailing one
for ten years," he said. "They're great boats, they've always been great
fun to sail. It took me to today to figure out the mechanics of the
tack." Larson and his crew will be racing in the J/22 Worlds, to be held
three weeks from today.

Ted Morgan, of Annapolis, and his crew on Sea Food-named after the boat
that Rodney Dangerfield's character owned in the movie Caddyshack-was
also enjoying the racing in the J/22 class. "We race lasers here, so
we're used to big fleets," said Morgan. "The racing is incredibly tight;
everyone's finishing within seconds of each other, so you can be having
a decent race until the last half of the last leg. You have to go
100-percent the entire race because you can lose so many boats in the
last few seconds of the race." Luke Shingledecker, one of Morgan's crew,
has had some fun watching what's happening on their racecourse. "There's
lots of carnage out there," he said. "The was lots of carnage,
especially at the weather mark; everybody stacks up on the layline, so
you have to go way above it to get clear air."

Sailing in a fleet as big as the J/22 class can be a bit nerve-wracking,
especially during the first race of the day. "The first race today was
tense," said Gunnar Gode, of Annapolis. "But we chilled out after it and
did better in the next two races. We just relaxed and kept the bow
down." Gunnar is sailing with his wife Jennifer, and friend Geoff Gales,
of Montreal. ""The race committee is doing a great job," said Gales.
"They're relaxed, and even after a general recall in one race, they
didn't black flag us for the next."

In the S2 7.9 class, there are more than a few stalwarts, especially the
crew of Silver Streak, who are living aboard the boat during the
regatta. "We're saving our money for food and drink," said Jeff Kumpula,
of Livonia, Mich. "We love the S2, it's an awesome boat. We can throw it
on and off the trailer and just go." After a rough day on Day 1, the
crew of Silver Streak had a better day today. "Our execution today was
crisp," said Kumpula. "We were over early in the first race but in the
next two, we made no mistakes. We're moving up slowly, but we're moving
up." Leading the S2 class is David Nielsen, sailing Far Fig Newton (get
it?).

Wendy Fischer, and Kevin Brown, of Toronto are racing in the Mumm 30
class, and were hoping that a spectacular broach/wipeout they had
yesterday won't end up in Dr. Crash's column, but were happy to discuss
today's racing. "We're going a lot faster than the results show," said
Brown. "We've got a bunch of 49er sailors onboard that we're training
for the Mumm 30 Worlds (In Toronto this fall). Everybody's lifted their
game for this event." Top boat in the Mumm 30 class is Dan Cheresh, by
three points over Tom Ritter's Tramp.

Sailing in the J/105 class as floater was 13-year-old David Schellie,
sailing on his dad's boat, Freedom. "I like racing," he said. "It's just
fun." David, who's been racing on the boat since he was 8-years-old, is
either a future diplomat or simply a good son, saying that his dad is a
great driver and never yells. Peter, David's dad, is a past class
president and is getting back into the class after a brief hiatus and
likes the new, larger spinnaker that the class recently adopted. "It's
very helpful for the boat," said Peter. "The boat is grossly
underpowered, and you can't fix the sail plan, so a larger spinnaker is
a step in the right direction." Leading the J/105 class by 10 points are
Lewis and Cedric Salvesen, with 18 points.

With six races completed, there's only one left to go on Sunday, the
final day of competition. In the J/22 class, Scott Nixon, who's scored
an impressive 1-1-6-4-13-4, in the 80-boat class, has a five-point lead
over Henry Filter, who is 11 points ahead of David Van Cleef, who's in
third. With so many boats in the class, Nixon's win isn't set in stone
yet. In the 22-boat J/24 class, Wataru Sakamoto and his crew on Siesta
may be more relaxed tomorrow, with a comfortable 15-point lead over
second-place boat, Peter Rich's Show Dog. Also feeling relatively secure
are the crew on Garth Hichen's Beneteau 36.7, To Be Decided, who have a
7-point lead over Wes Siegner's Abino. See the complete top three
results below.

Results after two days: (low score winning)
Class Boat Race 1,2,3 Total Points
City/State

J/22
1. Scott Nixon USA 1464 1,1,6,4,13,4 29
Annapolis, MD
2. Henry Filter 733 4,6,10,3,2,9 34
Stevensville, MD
3. David Van Cleef Team VC Perf. 9,8,11,15,1,1 45
Annapolis, MD

J/24
1. Wataru Sakamoto Siesta 1,1,1,2,1,1 7
JAPAN
2. Peter Rich Show Dog 3,4,3,3,4,5 22
Annapolis, MD
3. Paul Van Ravenswaay Sundance 2,5,5,8,3,6 29
Annapolis, MD

Star
1. Aaron Serinis 2,1,4,1,1,4 13
Saint Michaels, MD
2. Jock Kolhlas 5,2,1,3,7,1 19 Miami,
FL
3. Bert Collins Grinch 4,3,6,4,3,3 23
Annapolis, MD

Alberg 30
1. Rolph Townshend Skybird 1,1,1,2,1,2 8 Severna
Park, MD
2. Charles Currier Infinity 2,2,2,1,2,1 10
Annapolis, MD
3. Lanny Helms Windswept 3,3,3,4,4,3 20
Columbia, MD

Cal 25
1. Authur Libby Love Shack 1,1,4,1,1,1 9 Severna
Park, MD
2. Tim Bloomfield White Cap 2,3,2,2,2,2 13
Sherwood Forest, MD
3. Charles Husar Chicken Little 3,2,3,3,7,7 25
Annapolis, MD

Catalina 27
1. Julian Richards Jolly Mom 1,1,2,1,1,2 8
Annapolis, MD
2. Tom Walsh Four Little Ducks 2,2,1,2,2,3 12
Pasadena, MD
3. John Ebell Hi Tide 4,4,3,6,3,4 24
Annapolis, MD

Pearson 30
1. Roy Lappalainen Severn Run 1,1,3,1,1,1 8
Baltimore, MD
2. John Blais Stardancer 3,2,2,2,2,2 13
Hampton, VA
3. Roy Ericson Irish Mist 2,3,1,3,4,4 17
Annapolis, MD

S2 7.9
1. David Nielsen Far Fig Newton 2,3,2,3,1,1 12
Annapolis, MD
2. Bob Fleck Horizon 1,2,1,2,2,10 18
Alexandria, VA
3. Doug Frye Robyn 3,1,4,4,4,2 18
Spring Lake, MI

Etchells
1. Slyvan Chaix Georges III 1,2,6,3,1,1 14
Lutherville, MD
2. Gary Gilbert Annie 2,6,1,1,3,3 16
Oakton, VA
3. Wade Edwards Riva 3,7,2,2,2,4 20
Concord, MA

J/27
1. Douglas Davies Amethyst 1,1,2,1,2,1 8
Stony Brook, NY
2. Peter Johnson Piglet 2,3,3,2,1,2 13
Orchard Park, NY
3. Erik Fridley jebap 3,2,1,3,3,3 15
Annapolis, MD

J/30
1. Larry Christy Big Kahuna 6,1,2,2,3,2 16
Annapolis, MD
2. Bob Rutsch Bebop 5,2,1,3,1,5 17
Chevy Chase, MD
3. David McConaughy USA 90 14,3,3,1,2,1 24 Newport
News, VA

J/80
1. John Storck Rumor 1,2,1,2,1,1 8
Huntington, NY
2. Matt Baker Hypedrive 4,3,2,15,2 17
Princeton, NJ
3. David Jannetti Jibber Jabber 2,1,5,5,2,3 18
Sag Harbor, NY

Tripp 26
1. Michele Zinn Captain Tripps 2,2,1,1,2,3 11
Annapolis, MD
2. George Benisek Northern Dancer 4,3,3 ,5,3,2 19
Annapolis, MD
3. Mark Anstey Lickety Split 1,4,5,2,4,4 20 Arnold,
MD

Beneteau 36.7
1. Garth Hichens To Be Decided 1,1,1,1,3,3 10
Annapolis, MD
2. Wes Siegner Abino 2,4,2,6,1,2 17 Chevy
Chase, MD
3. Jim Keen Foxtrot Corpen 5,5,3,4,2,4 23
Solomons, MD

Henderson 30
1. Liebel Brothers Speed Racer 1,2,4,1,1,3 12
St. Petersburg, FL
2. Michael Carroll New Wave 2,4,2,2,3,1 14
Tampa, FL
3. Neil Rattan Love Letter 4,1,3,3,2,2 15
Westport, CT

J/105
1. Cedric Lewis Mirage 3,2,4,4,2,3 18
Annapolis, MD
2. Jim Konigsberg Inigo 1,1,12,1,8,5 28
Fairfax, VA
3. Hugh Bethell Jester 4,8,10,2,12,7 43
Baltimore, MD

J/35
1. Jim Sagerholm Aunt Jean 1,1,3,1,1,1 8
Annapolis, MD
2. Peter Scheidt Maggie 2,2,1,2,3,3 13
Highland, MD
3. Charles Kohlerman Medicine Man 5,3,2,6,2,2 20
Brookhaven, PA

Melges 24
1. John Pollard Xcellent 2,1,2,2,1,1 8 United
Kingdom
2. Bob Dockery Barracuda 1,3,2,3,5,4 18 Longboat
Key, FL
3. Joe Woods Silver 3,2,4,7,4,3 22
England

Mumm 30
1. Dan Cheresh Team Intermec 1,1,46,4,1 17 Holland,
MI
2. Thomas Ritter Tramp 5,4,3,4,1,3 20
Bloomfield Hills, MI
3. Bruce Lockwood One More Time 4,7,2,1,6,5 25
Groton Long Point,CT