After 6 days of sailing in tough San Diego conditions John MacCausland and Phil Trinter wins the 2013 Star World Championship. Full regatta report with video highlights is available on the Star class website.
|1||8320||George Szabo||Craig Moss||8320||SDB||1.0||2.0||1.0||4.0||3.0||7|
|2||8209||Andrew Campbell||John Von Schwarz||8209||SDB||5.0||5.0||3.0||2.0||5.0||15|
|3||8237||Xavier Rohart||Serge Pulfer||8237||NI||7.0||3.0||6.0||8.0||1.0||17|
|4||8392||Lars Grael||Samuel Gonçalves||8392||Par||2.0||7.0||8.0||7.0||4.0||20|
|5||8082||Ben Mitchell||Julian Busch||8082||SDB||12.0||1.0||15.0||6.0||2.0||21|
|6||8129||Mark Reynolds||Hal Haenel||8129||SDB||8.0||10.0||11.0||1.0||9.0||28|
|7||8362||Vince Brun||Brian Terhaar||8362||SDB||4.0||9.0||19.0||3.0||12.0||28.0001|
|8||8023||Mike Dorgan||Matt Dorgan||8023||SDB||3.0||8.0||10.0||21.0||8.0||29|
|9||8465||Augie Diaz||Arnis Baltins||8465||BisB||11.0||13.0||4.0||9.0||6.0||30|
|10||8088||Steve Gould||Greg Sieck||8088||WSFB||9.0||6.0||5.0||13.0||23.0||33|
|11||7829||Michel Niklaus||Tyler Bjorn||7829||G||6.0||18.0||17.0||11.0||7.0||41|
|12||8072||Doug Smith||Myles Prichard||8072||SMC||17.0||12.0||2.0||18.0||11.0||42|
|13||8440||Jim Buckingham||Austin Sperry||8440||NH||18.0||11.0||7.0||20.0||13.0||49|
|14||8028||Steven Fleckenstein||Rob Mulder||8028||EB||25.0||4.0||9.0||15.0||36.0 [DNF]||53|
|15||8015||Donald Massey||Steve Cunning||8015||ChiH||10.0||23.0||29.0||5.0||17.0||55|
|16||8291||William Swigart||Brian Fatih||8291||CLIS||19.0||25.0||13.0||14.0||14.0||60|
|17||8361||Tom Londrigan||Rick Peters||8361||LS||24.0||22.0||21.0||10.0||15.0||68|
|18||8000||Arthur Anosov||David Caesar||8000||SMB||26.0||17.0||25.0||16.0||10.0||68.0001|
|19||7985||Steve Brown||Erick Lange||8336||NH||21.0||21.0||12.0||22.0||16.0||70|
|20||8260||Bill Buchan||Erik Bentzen||8260||PS||20.0||20.0||18.0||12.0||21.0||70.0001|
|21||8484||Larry Whipple||Mark Strube||8484||BisB||13.0||16.0||20.0||24.0||36.0 [DNF]||73|
|22||7209||Mark Butler||John Rudderham||7209||SDB||27.0||28.0||14.0||17.0||18.0||76|
|23||7294||Chuck Beek||Chas Beek||7294||NH||16.0||15.0||23.0||29.0||28.0||82|
|24||8162||Chuck Driscoll||Jim Oberg||8162||SDB||22.0||24.0||16.0||25.0||22.0||84|
|25||8272||Jerry Wendt||Bryan Milne||8272||WLOC||15.0||27.0||24.0||23.0||25.0||87|
|26||8306||Thomas Springer||David Wood||8306||NH||23.0||14.0||27.0||28.0||24.0||88|
|27||7741||Benjamin Sternberg||Valentin Veytsman||7741||CLIS||14.0||19.0||26.0||36.0 [DNC]||36.0 [DNC]||95|
|28||8271||Allan Cullen||Dave Martin||8271||EB||28.0||32.0||22.0||26.0||27.0||103|
|29||8163||Jon Pelliconi||Henry Brawner||8163||LB||29.0||31.0||31.0||27.0||20.0||107|
|30||7462||Dave Watt||Dugald Smith||7462||PS||36.0 [DNS]||36.0 [DNC]||36.0 [DNC]||19.0||19.0||110|
|31||7663||Guillaume Rasse||Nina Aviles||7663||SMB||31.0||26.0||28.0||31.0||26.0||111|
|32||8267||Stephen Gunther||Whitey Wurtz||8267||CD||30.0||30.0||34.0||32.0||29.0||121|
|33||7531||Billy Gerard||Stephan Cohen||7531||SBC||32.0||34.0||32.0||30.0||30.0||124|
|34||7425||Laura Beigel||Barbara Vosbury||7425||AN||33.0||33.0||30.0||33.0||36.0 [DNC]||129|
|35||8006||Isaac Braddock||Jim Alexander||8006||LB||34.0||29.0||33.0||34.0||36.0 [DNF]||130|
|1||8129||Mark Reynolds||Hal Haenel||8129||SDB||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||2.0||1.0||2.0||7|
|2||8072||Doug Smith||Myles Henry Asa Prichard||8072||SBC||2.0||2.0||3.0||3.0||1.0||5.0||4.0||15|
|3||8484||Larry Whipple||Austin Sperry||8484||BisB||4.0||3.0||4.0||4.0||3.0||2.0||1.0||17|
|4||8268||Alejandro Bugacov||Dr Eugenio Cingolani||8268||SMB||6.0||4.0||2.0||2.0||5.0||3.0||3.0||19|
|5||8065||Douglas Steele||Stephen Cohen||8065||LB||7.0||5.0||7.0||6.0||6.0||4.0||5.0||33|
|6||7663||Erick Lange||Huy Nguyen||7663||OL||8.0||7.0||5.0||5.0||4.0||8.0||8.0||37|
|7||7294||Chuck Beek||Chas Beek||7294||NH||3.0||8.0||6.0||8.0||8.0||7.0||6.0||38|
|8||7531||William Gerard||Bill Gerard||7531||SBC||5.0||6.0||8.0||7.0||7.0||6.0||7.0||38.0001|
Even with a short 2013 season, Alejandro Bugacov and Eugenio CIngolani sailed to a commanding win in the last race of the season. We now look forward the end of the season’s awards dinner and the start of the 2014 Starlights next May. Please see full season results.
By: Frieda Pallas-Sprague
Edwin “Ed” Sprague, age 73, beloved husband of Frieda Pallas-Sprague, brother of Nancy Duddy, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Uncle to two nieces and four nephews, and many great nieces and nephews and cousins. Ed passed away on July 10, 2013, in San Diego, CA. He was born September 8, 1939, in Pearl City, Oahu, Hawaii.
Ed traveled at a young age with his parents, attending twelve schools from Guam to Washington D.C. When Ed’s father retired from the Navy the family moved to Lodi, CA, on to Palo Alto, CA, and Ed graduated from Palo Alto High School. Ed earned his degree from Menlo College, where he started to build his business foundation.
His successful career spanned companies such as Wells Fargo Bank, General Dynamics, and Dun & Bradstreet. Ed changed careers to become Director of Property Improvement for Travelodge and Trusthouse Forte, with responsibility for over 600 hotels and 110 restaurants worldwide.
Ed and Frieda then started their own business in Property Management for the next 20 years.
Ed’s hobbies included yacht racing, skiing, reading, traveling, home improvements and planning their next adventure. Ed was an amazing student of history and had been active in various historical associations, contributing with his natural creative writing skills.
Ed also served as treasurer at the Southwestern Yacht Club, and spent many enjoyable hours in the “small boat yard”.
Ed and Frieda raced together in the Star boat, and the Star Class was his passion. He spent twelve years editing a two-volume book about the “San Diego Bay Star Fleet” which chronicled the history from 1925 to the present. Ed served in every role for the 5th District Star Class, most known for his unofficial role as historian.
“Unkle” Ed adopted many sailors when they came to town for Star Class regattas. Ask him a question about a race and he could recall the race results in detail and tell you a story about the regatta. Ed Sprague built and enjoyed the camaraderie of the Star Class.
Ed’s was a fighter to the end, and continued to enjoy a good sense of humor through his health challenges. His memory will live on through his writing and his kindness in our hearts.
A memorial service will be held at Saint Peter’s by the Sea Lutheran Church on July 20th, 2013 at 1:00 PM followed by a reception at Southwestern Yacht Club.
Mark Reynolds from San Diego YC teamed with CYC’s Hal Haenel to win our King of Spain Regatta – yet again. Over the long history of this annual Star regatta, this pair has enjoyed unparalleled success. Sixteen Stars traveled to CYC for the event this year. Reynolds and Haenel never finished any of the five races lower than third place as they won the event by a comfortable five-point margin over Jim Buckingham and Austin Sperry from Newport Harbor YC. Click here for complete results.
The San Diego Bay Fleet and 5th District has lost a most ardent supporter. Edwin Sprague passed away peacefully at his home on July 10, 2013. Ed had been struggling with health problems but fortunately he always had his wife Frieda by his side.
Ed and Frieda sailed together often, never accepting the tow but instead sailing out, most times beating everyone out to the race course! Ed competed in a number of Star Championships including the 1985 NA’s with Frieda crewing for him. Ed was also well known for promoting the class to young sailors, taking many current SDB Star regulars for their first ride on a Star. He clearly enjoyed being on the water and the camaraderie that resulted from it.
Over a number of years Ed worked on a history of the San Diego Star Fleet. Much of the information contained in the history came from material accumulated by his friend Lowell North. By 2003 the general outline of this encyclopedic work came together, and after four year of working with an editor it was published in June, 2007. The two volume set contained over 1,000 pages of San Diego Bay Star Fleet History and Star Class History. It weighs in at 12.8 pounds!
Ed was an extremely kind person, a hard worker and a tremendous help behind the scenes. He served as a SDB fleet officer and as 5th District Secretary from 1995-2001. Frieda and Ed hosted the Oktoberfest Regatta (his own creation) many times, turning their backyard into a Biergarten and serving traditional German cuisine. Ed represented the best that the Star class has ever offered. He will be missed!
As Ed always signed off —– Sail Fast
A memorial service will be held on Saturday July 20th at 1:00 PM
St. Peter’s by the Sea Lutheran Church
1371 Sunset Cliffs Boulevard
San Diego CA 92107.
Followed by a reception at 2:00 pm
Southwestern Yacht Club
2702 Qualtrough Street
San Diego CA 92106
The San Diego Bay Fleet has lost one of its finest members. Dr Lee Kellerhouse was a very proficient sailor who loved sailing the Star. Being very technical by nature, Lee spent many hours perfecting his set-up, then was always game for Vince Brun’s famous “let’s cruise into Mexico” tuning sessions! Even when he was not on his boat he would be thinking about it, a true Corinthian competitor Dr. Lee was always a class act. He looked forward with great enthusiasm to the upcoming World Championship; surely he will be watching it in the company of other 5th District stalwarts to see who will be leading the charge from the right corner this time!
Please join us for a Celebration of Dr Lee Kellerhouse’s Life at San Diego Yacht Club on June 2, 2013 at 4pm. RSVP to Vince@od.northsails.com
A memorial service for George Szabo Jr. was held at San Diego Yacht Club on May 16th, it was attended by a plethora of sailing greats. George was a lifelong Star sailor, he still had the first Star he bought new, Gerard 6283, affectionately known as MOTHER. George got his start in New Jersey crewing for John “Big Mac” MacCausland. He moved west to San Diego and would bring his son George Szabo III to the regattas with him. He once drove to Bacardi Cup with Dennis Conner, making quick friends wherever he went with his happy demeanor and constant smile. Working as an architect he lived a simple life on a quiet end tie out in La Playa cove aboard his yacht ENDLESS. He loved boats, making the pilgrimage to the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show annually to check out the latest innovations. George enjoyed the camaraderie of sailors and could be found enjoying spirited discussions at SDYC’s bar, or serving homemade chili to the entire Stars and Stripes organization! A big supporter of his sons sailing endeavors he carried the SDYC burgee all the way to Savanna GA in 1996 to run the support boat for the team during the Olympic Trials. When George the 3rd won the Star Worlds in 2009 he was the proudest dad on the planet, renting a limo to pick up his son and the trophy upon their arrival from Sweden!
Sail with San Diego Bay (SDB) Star Fleet at the next three One Design Weekend (ODW):
These three regattas are part of SDB Star Fleet Championship so expect excellent competition, great hospitality and an all around good time. There is NO ENTRY FEE so let’s get those Stars ready to roll.
SDYC race calendar is available here.