2018 NAC is only a month away

With only a month to spare before the NAC, make sure you register now to avoid a late fee after June 11. see link to updated NOR 2018-C15-NORs-V3

Action:

  • Send Registration form to Dave Rumbaugh with your NAC payment (in NOR)
  • Register for High Sierra weekend #2
  • Send in your C15 association membership
  • Check your trailer lights and bearings
  • Check your rig for old shrouds, halyards, worn pins, loose fasteners
  • Calendar: July 11,12,13,14,15
    Wednesday 11 p.m. Practice sail
    Thursday 12 Syd Corp Series
    Friday 13 - Sunday 15 NAC

NAC Competitors – Register for High Sierra and more!

Just a reminder that NAC 2018 is set for July 12-15 in Huntington Lake, CA
David Rumbaugh <sailorrumbaugh@att.net> wrote:
Hey, I wanted to get the link our to people so that they start registering for High Sierra regatta portion of our NACs as soon as possible.  They currently have us slated to start with the Thistle fleet, but said they would look into getting us our own start if we have the numbers to warrant that.
Registration for Thursday and Friday portion of the NAC is a separate entry as explained in this linked Notice of Race 2018 C15 NORs V2
We need to hear from everyone to get a sail count!
Register early to help us all and save on late fees.
The 2018 NAC is sponsored by Full Sail Brewing co.

NOR for NAC 2018 – July 12-15 Huntington Lake, CA

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

Sponsored by Full Sail Logo

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 <sailorrumbaugh@att.net>

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!

The Coronado 15 2017 North American Championship

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.

Show  full results as image 

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!

Charlie Quest,
HMBYC C15 Fleet Captain
2016 – 2017 Coronado 15 National Association Vice-Commodore

“Grand Ole Gal” Hull#1 sails the 2017 NAC on 50th anniversary of C15.