2018-19 Perry Cup Opener πŸ“Έ πŸ”Š

This last weekend, Nov 3-4, in Monterey, 14 boats were treated to the elements which make Monterey special. Blue skies, big swells, wildlife and a 11 knot breeze. It offered up a great inauguration to the Perry Cup series spread over the winter months.
Local sailors turned out and profited from their bay knowledge to place in the standings but it was great to see some people just come out to enjoy the sailing and crowd.

Thank you Jack McAleer family members for organizing and running racing, while replacing Dick Clark, somewhere on the Italian Riviera. Dave Morris and his Shields junior crew Gabriel Garguilo, dominated the racing and as Dave said during the trophy presentation, β€œMy regular crew may be on notice. It was so great to sail with a Junior who has sailed here and I didn't need to explain anything. We need to go back to a system of offering younger sailors new opportunities like we were offered." For Gabriel Garguilo β€œthe transition from a FJ to a Mercury would be really easy” (I lost the recording of the rest of the interview somehow)

Racing on the course was typical Monterey but there was a transition in the middle of the day postponing racing when an Easterly breeze took over briefly but thankfully was replaced by a marine breeze. The money was in heading towards Monterey after the start and then playing shifts to the mark. Sailing downwind was a bit tricky with a somewhat light breeze compared to the size of the ocean swell.  Boats might disappear up to the spreaders at times, Overall, there was a great turnout and fun sailing.

Race report by Lyn Hines

Position Fleet Boat Name Skipper Crew Sail Number Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Discard TOTAL
1 Open Whim Dave Morris Gabriel Garguilo 416 3 1 1 3 2 9 -9 10
2 Open Space Invader Dave West Evan Kort 429 5 3 8 1 8 2 -8 19
3 Open Death and Glory Mark Chandler Liz Chandler 524 2 5 2 7 4 7 -7 20
4 Open Christmas Pudding Jack McAleer Austin Book 459 4 6 12 4 6 1 -12 21
5 Silver Stars Jim Bradley Kathy Bradley 553 10 2 6 2 7 5 -10 22
6 Open Citron Lyn Hines Odile Hines 565 6 8 3 5 1 11 -11 23
7 Open Axon Doug Baird Mac Kilpatrick 508 1 10 7 8 5 8 -10 29
8 Open No Name Yet Park Densmore Ryan Marquess 572 9 11 13 6 3 4 -13 33
9 Open Marauder David Bacci Eric Sissevitch 548 8 4 9 10 10 3 -10 34
10 Timex Hal McCormack Anne McCormack 571 11 7 5 11 9 6 -11 38
11 Open Skirt Worker Walter Smith Peter Baldwin 582 7 9 4 14 14 14 -14 48
12 Open Makani Chris Davis Bob Scholl 529 12 13 11 9 12 13 -13 57
13 Open Melba Steve Kraft Jim Wirtz 554 13 12 10 12 13 12 -13 59
14 Open Satisfaction John Mowry Mark Gibbs 563 14 14 14 13 11 10 -14 62
Course # 2 2 2 2 1 1

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