NATS 2011


Blue Star with Larry Spencer and Todd Downey has won the 2011 Nationals, with nothing but bullets scored!

Rank Fleet SailNo HelmName Club Boat R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 Total Nett
1st Olson 30 8923 Larry Spencer PCYC Blue Star 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 (2.0) 1.0 9.0 7.0
2nd Olson 30 77640 Jerry Thompson Alamitos Bay YC Intense 2.0 2.0 2.0 (7.0) 3.0 4.0 3.0 2.0 25.0 18.0
3rd Olson 30 43262 Jason Adamson Dana Point YC White Lightning 3.0 4.0 4.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 4.0 (7.0) 28.0 21.0
4th Olson 30 67720 Robert Clapp,Walker,cox Dana Point YC Grey Goose 7.0 6.0 (8.0) 5.0 5.0 6.0 1.0 3.0 41.0 33.0
5th Olson 30 67537 John Scarborough Fresno YC Hot Betty 4.0 3.0 6.0 3.0 8.0 (9.0) 5.0 4.0 42.0 33.0
6th Olson 30 77580 Raymond Corbert San Diego YC Shadow 5.5 7.0 5.0 4.0 4.0 3.0 7.0 (8.0) 43.5 35.5
7th Olson 30 59771 Jim Saylor Nawiliwili Run Wild/Fast Company 5.5 5.0 3.0 (8.0) 7.0 7.0 6.0 5.0 46.5 38.5
8th Olson 30 30409 Cole Price Alamitos Bay YC Southern Comfort XL 8.0 8.0 7.0 (9.0) 6.0 8.0 8.0 6.0 60.0 51.0
9th Olson 30 77570 Andrew Bish Alamitos Bay YC Ichiban (9.0) 9.0 9.0 6.0 9.0 5.0 9.0 9.0 65.0 56.0

Here is a report from Jason Adamson:

Day 1: Solid westerly breeze and flat water allowed for some great sailing.  Many tactical decisions on which side of the course would prevail and how best to avoid the large commercial traffic.  For many it was the first day sailing in awhile so there were some great mix-ups in the standings.  The last race of the day saw everyone go to their #3, except us as we felt the #2 was still a solid choice.  Blue Star dominated the fleet, but there were some close calls with Intense.  Overall a well sailed day. Day 2: SW filling to a decent W in some swell allowed for a little surfing but mostly hard concentration on boat speed upwind and down.  Again great sailing by all and tactics paid bunches here.  Going from 9th to 2nd in one beat was a reality.  Again Blue Star took the podium but with three 2nd place finishes White Lightning made a major come back.  Again all the competitors sailed spectacular races and made the most of the beautiful conditions. Day 3:  S to SSW winds poked their ugly heads and resulted in very tricky and very shifty conditions with 20-40 degree shifts in a matter of minutes.  This allowed for some great tactical “rolling the dice” and resulted in a mix up in the top of the fleet.  For the first time in the regatta there was another boat on the podium, fellow DPYC sailors on Grey Goose.  With all the shifts and light winds keeping a clear head and making good calls paid dividends. I want to thank ABYC for running a wonderful regatta.  Everyone from R/C to the bar staff were superb and really showed what OD racing is all about.  To all the sailors that came out and enjoyed the great conditions I look forward to seeing you next year in Long Beach for the 2012 O30 Nationals.  And finally I would like to say to all the owners that came to the annual owners meeting, I sure hope you know what you’re in for electing me you new class president. I look forward to serving you next year and I encourage all of the O30 owners out there to plan on making the trip next year.  Long Beach is a great venue with wind and great R/C.  I believe our friend from Hawaii, Jim Saylor, would agree.  See you all next year, oh and KEGS on the dock :).