2006 SOCKS Regatta

May 13 & 14

Hosted by Seattle Yacht Club

This years SOCKS regatta ( Seattle One design Centerboard & Keelboat Series) had two days of “chamber of commerce “ sailing conditions on  the north Puget Sound – 8 to 14 knots with blue sky and temperatures in the high 60’s to low 70’s.

 

Seattle Yacht Club did a terrific job of getting 9 races in over the weekend and the S20 class enjoyed some great racing. Teams in attendance included Kevin Swackhamers team from Bellingham, WA, Matt Wallis team from Anacortes, WA, Steve Orsini’s team from Anacortes, WA and team Disaster Area –  skipper Kerry Poe, (Portland, OR), Andrew Kerr ( Olympia, WA) & Lance Purdy (Sacramento, CA).

 

With some very competitive starts on a short line and lots of mark roundings the teams in attendance got a real work out!

 

The current was in flood for the majority of the races and coupled with the prevailing NW to NE wind so that there were good waves to work with downwind on the first day and rivers of current for the teams to take advantage going upwind. The current was a real factor in lay line calls both upwind & downwind.  At the windward mark it generally paid to over stand the mark with the adverse current and come in with lots of speed.

 

The regatta was won by Team Disaster Area with Steve Orsini and team Inferno in 2nd and Kevin Swackhamers and team on Hitched in 3rd.

We are looking forward to the SOCKS regatta next year and invite everyone in the class to come and join us for some great sailing on the north Puget Sound.

Regatta report by Andrew Kerr.

Pos.

Skipper & Team Members

Boat Name

Sail #

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

R6

R7

R8

R9

T

1st

Kerry Poe, Andrew Kerr, Lance Purdy

Disaster Area

138

1

1

2

1

1

1

1

1

1

8

2nd

Stephen Orsini

Inferno

918

2

2

1

2

3

2

3

2

2

16

3rd

Kevin Swackhamer

Hitched

24

3

3

3

3

4

3

2

3

3

23

4th

Matt Wallis

Tekka Maki

410

4

4

4

4

2

4

4

4

4

30