Tunas Celebrate at Arizona’s Birthday Regatta

 

By Britt Williams

 

Oklahoma sailors Blake Kelso, Allen Kelso and daughter Hayden on #413 (Ugly Tuna Cantina) attended an away event for the first time since they got their boat and finished in 3rd place, an excellent job by the Kelso family.  My team, #920 with crew Flint Johnson and Mitch Moses sailed Fayest to a first place finish in two of the four races.  Winds were 0 to 18 on both days. Dennis McMillen lost crew because of the cold and had to retire the last two races.

 

The real success story is we missed the ice and snow by leaving before it hit and came back just as I-40 was clearing. There was ice everywhere except on the interstate. Were we lucky?

 

Our hats go off to the race management folks at Arizona Yacht Club.  They did their usual outstanding job managing six different starts and seven different fleets. The temperature made camping a challenge the second night, but it was so much warmer than being at home.  Plan to attend this one next year.  It is a great break from the winter cold… usually.

 

We are looking forward to the spring, Oklahoma’s centennial year, and our 2007 Oklahoma S20 National event.

 

Sail Fayest,

Britt Williams

 

Pos

Sail

Boat

Skipper

PHRF

Type

R1

R2

R3

R4

Total

1st

920

Fayest

Britt Williams

222

Santana 20

5

1

4

1

11

2nd

41

Flybouy

Jake McGuire

195

Fun-23

1

9

1

3

14

3rd

413

Ugly Tuna Cantina

Blake Kelso

222

Santana 20

4

3

6

2

15

4th

57943

 

Chris Robertson

228

Ranger 22

6

2

2

7

17

5th

43625

Teresa Lynn

Chris Reinhart

174

Santana 23

8

6

3

8

25

6th

494

Optimisitic

Ralph Weeks

186

J22

9

4

8

6

27

7th

122

Pura Vida

Jim Liesen

174

Santana 23

11

5

7

5

28

8th

3226

Cheese Boat

Kirkpatrick

222

Catalina 22

3

13

DSQ

9

34

9th

58

Storm Chaser

Dave Quiggle

174

Santana 23

10

10

10

4

34

10th

903

Rambunctious

Dennis McMillen

222

Santana 20

2

7

DNC

DNC

35

11th

282

Sciricco's Song

Pillars

186

J22

7

13

5

10

35

12th

540

Bonne Chance

Green

219

Merit 22

13

DNS

8

13

47