Walt sent me this report:
Footy Region 2 Championship Regatta - April 21, 2012
The North East Model Sailers had their first major regatta, which was also the first Region 2 Footy Regatta. What had been forecast to be a rainy day turned out to be beautiful. We had sun, wind, an excellent field of boats, and a really enjoyable day of racing. The skippers generally started with their “A” sails, then reduced sail as the wind increased during the day. All 5 trophy-winning boats used McRigs, and were Hagerup designs, except Scott Spacie’s heavily modified Pool Shark with its cat rig. All 5 were hard chine designs built from 1/64 plywood, except for Scott’s plastic Pool Shark and Bill’s heavily modified plastic Half Pint Too. All 5 were also single-diagonal hulls, except for the 2-D Pool Shark. Congratulations to Ron Lange, recent Footy enthusiast and the first Region 2 champion.
Summary of Footy Region 2 Championship Regatta - April 21, 2012
Date: April 21, 2012
Location: Orangeburg, NY
Host Club: North East Model Sailers (Club #296)
Number of Entries: 12
Winds: South to Southeast at 2-6 knots
Races Completed: 18
Scoring: low point
Race committee: Jeep Califano, Race Director and Dot Jennings, Melanie Buchanan, Al Monaco, Carl Hansen, assistants.
Trophies were awarded for the first 5 places, as follows. Some major boat design parameters are also listed.
Place Skipper Hull Bulb Total
1 Ron Lange, NY Cobra 3 8 15.6
2 Herb Dreher, MA Razor 3 8 15.6
3 Scott Spacie, NY Pool Shark 11 19.4
4 Bill Hagerup, NH Half Pint Too 7 13.0
5 Ira Cohen, NY Razor 3 8 15.6