2019 Perry Cup #1 (Monterey Invitational)

The November Monterey Perry Cup is the first of a four weekend series, held at the Monterey Peninsula YC. It started with a strong turnout of 13 boats. Monterey is a venue where you thread your way through seals possibly whales and Dive boats are obstructions. What was exciting was to see such a mix of geographical, crew make ups and new faces. Crews came from Fresno, Santa Cruz, San Francisco Bay Area and Monterey.

There were 8 mixed male/female teams out of thirteen. First time regatta for new owner John Andrew and his wife Jennifer as well as Austin Book/Ashley Hobson. Austin being a former local High School Sailing Coach under Jack Mcaleer and Dave Morris's High School crew Gabe.

On Saturday two races, set outside the harbor entrance amd showed a typical left shift coming off the shore. Despite the courses being much shorter than in the past to the windard leg, it was still a struggle to make it around 2X. The finish of the second race on Saturday was most painful as the wind dropped off to nothing so that the swells were pushing boats backwards away from the line. There was a brief Easterly which picked up before dying off sending boats in for the day.
Leeward Lefty Dave Morris showed his local knowledge combined with good speed to finish 1st Saturday and 1st overall.

Sunday sailing was moved further up the Point, across from the Aquarium, where with stronger consistent winds, Dick Clark and Jack McAleer were able to get in four 2x around races.
One upset win came thanks to Randy Smith. Randy was just a tad early at the leeward start end and decided to bailout leaving Lyn and Odile Hines to take Randy's place. Once Hines team hit the left shift, they were able to easily cross the fleet extending to almost a half leg win. Randy wasn't early next race and ended up winning.

2019-20 Perry Cup #1
Position Skipper SailNumber Race1 Race2 Race3 Race4 Race5 Race6 Discard TOTAL
1 DaveMorris 558 1 1 6 1 3 2 -6 8
2 DougBaird 508 2 3 2 2 2 4 -4 11
3 RandySmith 543 5 7 5 3 5 1 -7 19
4 MarkChandler 524 3 4 3 8 7 3 -8 20
5 JimBradley 553 6 2 7 7 6 5 -7 26
6 WalterSmith 582 10 5 11 6 4 6 -11 31
7 AustinBook 416 7 8 1 9 10 7 -10 32
8 JohnAndrew 563 4 6 4 11 11 8 -11 33
9 LynHines 541 13 10 10 4 1 9 -13 34
10 BillWorden 431 11 12 8 5 8 10 -12 42
11 ChrisDavis 529 12 9 9 10 9 11 -12 48
12 SteveKraft 554 8 11 12 12 12 12 -12 55
13 ChrisGould 552 9 13 13 13 13 13 -13 61
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