Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta Seattle: Sunday

Chris Snow and his teammates on the J/24 Baba Louie win the overall title at the Seattle NOOD.

“Consistency,” is a term that’s used a lot in sailboat racing: and what it means is avoiding big mistakes, using conservative tactics, and aiming for top finishes. It’s often easier said than done, of course, especially when winds are extremely light and unpredictable, and the current very strong. It’s consistency, however, says overall winning skipper Chris Snow, of San Diego, that ultimately earned he and his teammates the win in their 16-boat J/24 division, and the Sperry Top-Sider Seattle NOOD Regatta’s overall title.

Snow, a professional sailmaker with North Sails San Diego, and a perennial J/24 class champion, led his team of west coast sailors to an early lead in the series on Friday, winning four of five races in the regatta’s windier conditions. When the winds turned light on Saturday and Sunday, however, local skipper Harry Dursch and his teammates on Self Abuse started to chip away at Baba Louie’s overall lead.

“Harry and his guys are from here and they’re really fast in this light air, flat stuff,” said Snow. “So today they really made us work for our money.” Self Abuse won the day’s first race, with Baba Louie mere feet behind at the finish. In the second and final race of the regatta, a drifter of a race, Self Abuse beat Baba Louie again, reducing their lead to 2 points. When the wind disappeared altogether on Puget Sound, the race committee abandoned racing for the day, a decision that Snow and crew fully endorsed. Snow’s crew for the weekend included Pat Dore (tactician), Melanie Edwards (bow), Ken Monaghan (mast), and Dale Turley (trimmer).

Racing across all three divisions was abandoned by mid-day, but only after several fleets completed two races in a 5-knot southerly. On the northernmost circle, which featured the larger boats of the regattas, only race was sailed.

Final Results: Top 3

J 80 (5 Boats)

  1. Crazy Ivan, Bryan Rhodes , USA - 1, 1, 2, 4, 1, 1 — 10

  2. Skye Rocket, William McKinnon , USA - 2, 2, 1, 2, 3, 2 — 12

  3. Fearful Symmetry, Lek Dimarucot , USA - 3, 3, 3, 1, 2, 3 — 15

J 105 (7 Boats)

  1. Delirium, Jerry Diercks , USA - 1, 2, 7, 1, 1, 2 — 14

  2. SeaMist, Todd Rickard , USA - 2, 1, 2, 5, 2, 6 — 18

  3. Jubilee, Erik Kristen , USA - 3, 4, 1, 3, 3, 4 — 18

Melges 24 (14 Boats)

  1. Mikey, Kevin Welch , USA - 1, 1, 2, 1, 1, 1, 2 — 9

  2. Honey Badger, Gordon Shannon , CAN - 7, 3, 1, 5, 3, 3, 6 — 28

  3. tbd, Keith Hammer , USA - 3, 4, 4, 2, 2, 7, 7 — 29

International 6 Meter (6 Boats)

  1. Frenzy, Rodger Phillips , USA - 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2 — 7

  2. Goose, Peter Hofmann , USA - 3, 2, 4, 5, 3, 1 — 18

  3. Saskia II, Don Martin , CAN - 5, 3, 2, 3, 6, 4 — 23

Farr 30 (8 Boats)

  1. Through, Andrew Hamilton , CAN - 1, 1, 1, 3, 1, 1 — 8

  2. Dopamine, Patrick Naughton , USA - 2, 8, 2, 1, 2, 5 — 20

  3. Patricia, Chris Tutmark , USA - 4, 2, 8, 4, 4, 3 — 25

North Rally Class (PHRF_ToT - 5 Boats)

  1. Perfectly Strange, Paul Kalina , USA - 1 — 1

  2. Challenger, Chris Archer , USA - 2 — 2

  3. Smilin'Jack, John Wade , USA - 3 — 3

Viper 640 (5 Boats)

  1. Kaa, Garrett Johns , USA - 1, 1, 1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 2, 1 — 14

  2. Whack-a-Mole, Douglas Stumberger , USA - 3, 2, 2, 1, 2, 1, 1, 3, 2 — 17

  3. Wise Asp, Dan Holden , USA - 4, 4, 3, 3, 3, 3, 2, 1, 3 — 26

J 24 (15 Boats)

  1. Baba Louie, Pat Dore Chris Snow , USA - 1, 1, 1, 2, 1, 5, 1, 8, 2, 4 — 26

  2. Self Abuse, Harry Dursch , USA - 4, 5, 2, 1, 4, 4, 2, 3, 1, 2 — 28

  3. Tremendous Slouch, Scott Milne , USA - 3, 2, 3, 10, 3, 3, 3, 2, 3, 1 — 33

J 70 (4 Boats)

  1. Just Listed, Sail Northwest , USA - 1, 1, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 1 — 13

  2. Peridot, Andrew Mesher , USA - 2, 3, 3, 3, 2, 2, 3, 3, 1, 2 — 24

  3. DaSpencer, Michael Pitt , USA - 3, 2, 1, 1, 3, 4, 2, 4, 4, 3 — 27 **

Thunderbird (5 Boats)**

  1. Predator, Craig Burnell , USA - 2, 1, 1, 1, 2, 1, 1 — 9

  2. Invader, Mike Dotson , USA - 3, 3, 2, 2, 4, 4, 3 — 21

  3. Kuma San, Stuart Burnell , USA - 1, 2, 3, 6/DNS, 3, 3, 4 — 22

** San Juan 21 (6 Boats)**

  1. Kermit, Marc Vander Schalie , USA - 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 — 8

  2. Wooglin , Chris Popich , USA - 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3 — 17

  3. Chosen Juan, Stephen Jensen , USA - 5, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 3, 4 — 28

Merit 25 (5 Boats)

  1. Nausicaa, Tod Bassham , USA - 1, 1, 4, 3, 2, 1, 3, 2 — 17

  2. Paradox, Rhys Balmer , USA - 5, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 4, 1 — 22

  3. Runaway, David Paligo , USA - 2, 3, 2, 1, 5, 3, 5, 3 — 24

Star (4 Boats)

  1. Misty, Derek DeCouteau , USA - 1, 1, 1, 5/DNC — 8

  2. 7462, Dave Watt , USA - 2, 2, 2, 5/DNC — 11

Laser (8 Boats)

  1. Feats of Strength, Michael O'Brien , USA - 1, 1, 2, 4, 3 — 11

  2. N/A, Carlos Abisambra , USA - 8, 3, 1, 1, 1 — 14

  3. none, David Brink , USA - 2, 4, 4, 2, 2 — 14

HOOT (5 Boats)

  1. ulular, Todd Twigg , USA - 2, 1, 1, 2 — 6

  2. Hoot, Jake White , USA - 3, 2, 2, 1 — 8

  3. dyspareunia, Michael France , CAN - 1, 4, 6/DNF, 3 — 14

** International Formula 18 (8 Boats)**

  1. Rum Line, Ben Colwell , USA - 2, 1, 1, 2, 5 — 11

  2. Catnip, Rod Barman , CAN - 1, 2, 4, 4, 1 — 12

  3. ShackAttack, Ken Marshack , USA - 3, 5, 3, 1, 3 — 15

Snipe (5 Boats)

  1. MindRacer, Katia Smith , USA - 2, 1, 1, 2, 1 — 7

  2. Wasabi, Cliff Wright , USA - 3, 3, 3, 3, 2 — 14

  3. Etude, Tom Colligan , USA - 1, 2, 2, 4, 6/DNF — 15

Baba Louie
The J/24 Baba Louie, with Chris Snow helming, was the top J/24 and the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta in Seattle's overall winner. Snow’s crew for the weekend included Pat Dore (tactician), Melanie Edwards (bow), Ken Monaghan (mast), and Dale Turley (trimmer).Tim Wilkes
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