Walsh Captures Sixth Mariner National Title at Surf City Regatta



GET ’EM Going: A single of the races for the Mariner Nationwide Championship regatta will get underway. Dan Walsh (sail 2778, significantly proper) skippered his way to victory through the two-day regatta, hosted by Surf Town Yacht Club. (Image courtesy of Robert Tampellini)
Dan Walsh knows a detail or two about profitable a regatta on the bay waters near Surf Metropolis Yacht Club. The Riverton Yacht Club sailor has received there a bunch of instances, soon after all.
On Sunday, July 25, Walsh received the Mariner Nationwide Championship regatta for a sixth time. Walsh, with SCYC crew associate Randy Swartley, swiped the prime posture in 4 of the six races all through the two-day celebration to capture first overall with seven details.
Walsh and Swartley gained the very first race – utilizing light to reasonable easterly winds all over the four races on Saturday – ahead of Brant Beach front Yacht Club’s Dennis and Mike Russom, as nicely as BBYC’s Jim and Nick Nicolini, who took the third place. After Tom and Michelle Eco-friendly of Surf City Yacht Club grabbed the leading place in the next race, whilst Walsh and Swartley took fourth, the Riverton-SCYC duo rebounded with a third-area end in the 3rd race, finishing driving the Russoms and Riverton’s Chris O’Brien and Loaded Headley.
Walsh and Swartley finished Saturday’s racing with a to start with-location situation in the fourth race, then scored victories in the only two races on Sunday, for which the wind kicked up to much more than 20 knots. The Russoms completed in second in each races, although the BBYC tandem of Invoice Waters and Tim Gallagher swiped 3rd in the fifth race, and Crew Nicolini grabbed 3rd in the closing race.
Total, the Russom crew concluded next with nine points, followed by O’Brien and Headley with 21 factors. The Nicolinis placed fourth with 22, profitable the tiebreaker with Waters and Gallagher. The Greens finished sixth with 24 details. SCYC skipper Newt Wattis, with aid from crew Kaylyn Joesten and Michele Cody, positioned eighth, while the SCYC duo of Rima Himelstein and Chris Scales finished ninth overall. The President’s Cup winner was SCYC’s Ray Rossignol.
California Tandem
Wins C420 Nationals
Brant Beach Yacht Club played host to the C420 Countrywide Championship previous 7 days, and the occasion was dominated by sailors from the West Coastline.
Immediately after positioning seventh in the to start with race and eight in the 3rd race, San Diego Yacht Club and Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club sailors Piper Holthus and Sophia Pearce scored the victory in the fourth and closing race of the regatta on July 22 to snag the general crown with 20 points, a few details in advance of Mason Stang and Timmy Gee, representing HPC.
Holthus and Pearce rebounded in the second race with a fourth-position complete, though some others in the fleet jockeyed for entrance of the subject positions. Stang and Gee took fifth and sixth in the initially and 3rd races, respectively, but concluded 11th in the closing race to fall into second driving the winning tandem in the total standings.
Morgan Pinckney and Kennedy Leehealey, representing Newport Harbor and Bahia Corinthian yacht clubs, scored 25 factors with a good a few-race finish for the duration of which they positioned 3rd, initial and fourth, but a 17th-put place in the to start with race helped land them in third all round. Margaux and Emma Cowles of Larchmont Yacht Club (New York) positioned fourth general with 26 points, their maximum finish a third-spot location in the 1st race.
Fifth by means of seventh was comprised of Outfit Sailing’s Liam O’Keefe and Mateo Farina, Baha Corinthian-Prolonged Island Yacht Club duo Chase Decker and Tyler Wooden, and Cordelia Burn off and Sarah Moeder of Bay Head Yacht Club, the initial of two New Jersey groups to put among the the prime 10. The other was Cooper River Yacht Club’s Enzo Menditto and Julien White, who positioned ninth.
— David Biggy

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