The NOR for next year’s edition of the NAC where we return, after a long absence, to Huntington Lake CA. It is linked here: 2018 C15 NAC NOR V1
This event promises to be an epic event over 4 days, the last 2 coupled with the High Sierra Regatta. For any question, you should contact:
David Rumbaugh <email@example.com>
Note: While this is almost a year away, consider the limit on the maximum number of boats on the lake for that weekend and you do not wish to be the boat whose entry into the High Sierra is refused for going over the limit.
Since the lake was closed for a few years due to drought, it has been a sought after venue now that it is back to its legendary conditions.
From prior experience, it is a good idea to book a condo early.
For more about racing this event read about it here https://www.fresnoyachtclub.org/
I will post some old pics of Huntington sailing in this web site to wet your appetite. Mark your calendars!
Nineteen (19) teams brought their Coronado 15 sailboats to the Half Moon Bay Yacht Club for the 50th Anniversary North American Championship of the C15 racing class. This two-man performance dinghy has been a popular class from its inception in 1967 and has been raced from coast to coast by many colleges and by more than 50 public fleets
This gathering in Princeton-by-the-Sea, California, attracted participants from Los Angeles to Seattle and was the largest gathering in more than a decade. The competition was intense, witnessing the joys of victory and agonies of defeat.
Mike Day, the Regatta Chair and PRO, delivered an outstanding performance before and throughout the regatta, coordinating awards, meals, guest housing and providing the most appreciative sailors with a rarely achieved total of 20 races over the three day event. Many starts, many mark roundings and many close and exciting finishes. It was the stuff that builds a memorable regatta.
John Eurich, the Coronado 15 Association Commodore, contributed a monumental effort in recruiting participants, raising the awareness that this was the 50th anniversary, engaging Frank Butler, the designer of the C15 and the president of Catalina Yachts, who joined the celebration by presenting the participants and race committee with commemorative tee shirts. John also produced a commemorative plaque to be presented to Mr. Butler and Catalina Yachts, and also repaired and tuned C15 dinghies for guest participation.
Throughout the competition, Dave Rumbaugh, a multi-time champion, and teammate, Steve Fishman, were the “class of the class” in the Syd Corp Series, but fate did not grant them the championship victory as a broken boom caused them to miss two races. Their sterling effort to recover fell a single point short as Barrett Sprout, another multi-time champion, and his crew, Todd Best, held off the late charge by Rumbaugh and Fishman to capture victory and be crowned champions in the 50th year anniversary regatta.
Ofer Amir and Kent Arndt easily captured the Cabrillo Fleet title, although John Eurich and Robin Norvell gave them a run for the money by leading after the first seven races. Ofer and Kent will likely graduate themselves to struggling up the ranks of the Championship Fleet.
Karey Sharp took the Junior Championship with three bullets. Her crew was her Dad, Aaron Sharp.
Another highlight of the regatta was the participation of the very first Coronado 15 built in 1967. Hull #1 was sailed by Charlie Quest and Nate Salpeter, with the name of Grand Ole Gal and labeled First In Class. They brought her home to an eighth place finish among eleven boats in the Championship Fleet, proving the durability of the design and boats created by Frank Butler and Catalina Yachts.
It would be remiss not to mention the undeterred spirit of Mark Brazil and Noah Farrell, who suffered a tragic car fire that consumed all of their gear and personal belongings, to gather the resources to be on the line for the first race and complete the entire championship series.
Surpassing everything else in the regatta was the wonderful camaraderie shared by all involved and is a recognized hallmark of the C15 class. Competing “hammer and tong” on the water, the racers knew no bounds to mutual support, backslapping and sharing the spinning of sailing lore. The more than 60 volunteers from the Half Moon Bay Yacht Club were equally welcomed and accepted participants in this camaraderie.
You can find all the pictures from the event here in the HMBYC gallery
With spirits high, the competitors and hosts bade fond farewells and embraced optimism that this largest recent gathering is a sign of the resurgence of the C15 class, as they look forward to the 2018 North American Championship. The South Corinthian Yacht Club may organize this event, designated to dovetail with the High Sierra Regatta. It is held at the 7000 foot high Huntington Lake in the California Sierra Mountains, which is widely acclaimed to be most enjoyable sailing venue west of the Mississippi.
Join us in 2018!
HMBYC C15 Fleet Captain
2016 – 2017 Coronado 15 National Association Vice-Commodore
|C15 – 2017 NAC – A Fleet|
|Position||Sail||Race 1||Race 2||Race 3||Race 4||Race 5||Race 6||Race 7||Race 8||Race 9||Race 10||Race 11||Race 12||Race 13||Finish
|Dave Rumbaugh/Steve Fishman||2||3744||2||1||DNF||DNS||1||2||1||1||2||1||5||1||1||42/30|
|Barrett Sprout/ Todd Best||1||3776||1||4||1||1||2||1||3||2||1||8||6||4||3||37/29|
|Vincent Paternoster/Ian Gallager||4||3627||6||2||5||4||6||4||7||6||10||2||1||3||4||60/50|
|Kiersten Vance/Paul Vance||3||2938||4||3||2||2||DSQ||6||2||3||3||3||2||2||5||49/37|
|Chandler Sharp & Jennifer||6||3541||5||6||4||6||7||5||4||5||5||4||9||6||6||72/63|
|Charlie Quest/Nate Salpeter||8||1||7||10||9||7||5||7||9||7||8||9||7||5||8||98/88|
|Karey & Aaron Sharp||9||3756||10||9||7||9||8||10||8||9||7||5||10||8||11||111/101|
|Eric Ayrault/Adam Quest||11||3308||11||8||8||10||10||9||11||10||9||10||11||10||7||129/113|
|Ole Eichorn/Beverly Burr||7||2150||3||5||3||3||3||3||6||RET||6||6||8||9||9||76/64|
|Mark Brazil/Noah Farrell||5||2795||8||7||6||5||4||8||5||4||4||7||3||7||2||70/62|
|C15 – 2017 NAC – B Fleet|
|Position||Sail||Race 1||Race 2||Race 3||Race 4||Race 5||Race 6||Race 7||Race 8||Race 9||Race 10||Race 11||Race 12||Finish
|Ofer Amir/Kent Arndt||1||2068||2||1||1||2||8||1||1||1||1||1||2||1||22/14|
|Greg & Doug Krutzikowsky||3||26||5||2||4||3||2||3||2||2||4||4||1||2||34/29|
|John Eurich/Robin Norvell||2||311||1||4||3||1||1||2||3||4||2||2||5||5||33/28|
|Nina-Katreen Hipkins/John Powell||6||3639||6||3||5||5||3||6||4||5||6||6||6||7||62/55|
|Marc Arsenault/Claire Sheehan||5||3748||4||DNF||6||4||5||4||6||6||3||5||3||3||58/49|
|Carl Hage/Clemente Rocha||4||1311||3||5||2||7||4||5||5||3||5||3||4||6||52/45|
|Kevin Browers/Brittany Tomasko||8||2048||8||7||8||6||7||8||DNS||DNS||7||7||8||8||92/83|
|James Turdici/Chris Minoletti||7||3664||7||6||7||8||6||7||DNF||7||8||8||7||4||84/75|
|C15 – 2017 NAC -Junior|
|Position||Sail||Race 1||Race 2||Race 3||Finish
|2017 Syd Corp|
50 Years of Sailing and Racing Fun
2017 is the year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Coronado 15 dinghy. 50 years ago hull #1 was launched and as a testament to the longevity of this class of sailing boat, #1 is still with us and will be racing in the 2017 Coronado 15 NAC. Charlie Quest, Half Moon Bay Yacht Club’s Fleet 15 captain, rescued #1 in 2013, restored her, and surprised everyone by racing her in the 2014 C15 NAC, and also 2015 and 2016.
The Half Moon Bay Yacht Club (HMBYC) is hosting the Coronado 15 North American Championship Regatta this year, and for many months now the C15 NAC Regatta Committee has been working hard to make this year’s championship a big success – August 11-13. For more information, follow the link to the event page on the HMBYC.org calendar.
I have great memories of past regattas in HMB. Sailing inside the harbor offers plenty of opportunities for strategic decisions on whether to go left or right, close to the pier or close to the break water.
The photo below was taken by a norcalsailing.com reporter covering the NAC in 2011. My crew Vadim Mantelzak, riding “side-car” style intensely focused on the weather mark!Do not miss the opportunity to sharpen your skills by attending one of 2 pre-NAC regattas
Vincent Paternoster – Web Admin
Message from your association Commodore John Eurich:
But, to do this, we need your input. Whether you’re planning on attending this NAC or not, please fill out the attached Participation Survey and return it to:
Postal Service: HMBYC (C15 NAC Regatta Committee)
P.O. Box 52
El Granada, CA 94018
It is best to use a recent version of Adobe Reader to fill out the form (…_form.pdf) version of the survey. The non-form version is provided for those that don’t have access to a recent Adobe Reader version.
- 2017 C15 NAC
- Coronado 15 class rules
- Here’s a summary of the changes made to RRS which resulted in 2017-2020 Racing Rules of Sailing.
Please pass this survey on to other Coronado 15 sailors.
Thanks for your support,
2016-2017 Coronado 15 Association Commodore