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  1. Last Fling Pursuit Race at Blue Circle Sailing Club
    Last Fling Pursuit Race at Blue Circle Sailing Club

    Alpha Lake, Cliffe, North Kent, United Kingdom, October 15, 2017

    by Richard Lambert (from Yachts and Yachting)

    61 years of sailing and windsurfing at Blue Circle Sailing Club came to an end on Sunday. The club, based at Alpha Lake in Cliffe, North Kent was forced to close because the landlord, Brett Aggregates decided not to renew the lease and instead use the site for an 'ecological enhancement' which will reduce the 140 acre facility to 1 metre depth. The lake will be part-filled with spoil taken from industrial projects. Once completed, the site will be handed over to the RSPB to extend their neighbouring nature reserve.

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  2. Semana de Buenos Aires - Final
    Semana de Buenos Aires - Final

    Buenos Aires, October 16, 2017. Final results after 6 races (1 discard)

    (Photo courtesy of Benja Sans Sailing Photo)

    1. Augusto Amato & Constanza Alvarez, 8

    2. Luciano Pesci & Barbara Brotons, 14

    3. Javier Marcelo Moyano & Javier Matheu, 16

    4. Ignacio Fernández Viña & Bruno Mollo, 17

    5. Eduardo Santambrogio & Adrián Pis, 21

    ... full results ...

     

     Sail #CrewFromTotal123456
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    Sail #
    Crew
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    1 29887 Augusto Amato & Constanza Alvarez YCO 8 1 2 (4) 2 2 1
    2 28970 Luciano Pesci & Barbara Brotons CNC 14 4 1 1 4 4 (9)
    3 29891 Javier Marcelo Moyano & Javier Matheu CNC 16 7 3 3 (20\OCS) 1 2
    4 31091 Ignacio Fernández Viña & Bruno Mollo CRSN 17 3 (8) 7 1 3 3
    5 31045 Eduardo Santambrogio & Adrián Pis YCA-YCO 21 (5) 5 2 5 5 4
    6 30094 Eduardo Fumagallo & Julián Fumagallo YCR-CVR 25 2 6 5 (20\OCS) 7 5
    7 29228 Franco Braccini & Carolina Ares CNBB 36 9 (11) 9 3 9 6
    8 31405 Nicolás Garcia & Adriana Quiroga CNBB 40 10 9 8 (20\OCS) 6 7
    9 29889 Diego Lipszyc & Joaquín Lamberti YCO-CRSN 46 8 4 6 (20\OCS) 8 20\OCS
    10 29886 Esteban Fourquet & Caty Laidlaw YCO 46 6 10 12 (20\OCS) 10 8
    11 31063 Juan Eugenio Ardissono & Paula Taddey CRSN 50 11 (12) 10 6 12 11
    12 31422 Eugenio Cortese & Lucía Campos CRSN 57 12 13 11 (20\OCS) 11 10
    13 28963 Lucas Bonomo & Marco Di Pentima CMPSF 58 13 (14) 13 7 13 12
    14 30839 Esteban Echavarria & Juan Esteban Restrepo FCV - COL 87 (20\DNC) 7 20\DNC 20\DNC 20\DNC 20\DNC
    15 31062 Adolfo Hector Benavidez Ruiz & Florencia Buiatti Fagalde CVR 100T (20\DNC) 20\DNC 20\DNC 20\DNC 20\DNC 20\DNC
    15 31410 Alejandro Triggiano & Mariana Safar Exeni CRG 100T (20\DNC) 20\DNC 20\DNC 20\DNC 20\DNC 20\DNC
    15 26353 Favio Bollorino & Sergio Bollorino YCCN 100T (20\DNC) 20\DNC 20\DNC 20\DNC 20\DNC 20\DNC
    15 31007 Martin Alonso & Victoria Courtade CNBB-CRG 100T (20\DNC) 20\DNC 20\DNC 20\DNC 20\DNC 20\DNC
    15 28701 Luis Soubie & Brenda Quagliotti YCO 100T (20\DNC) 20\DNC 20\DNC 20\DNC 20\DNC 20\DNC
  3. 2017 Frigid Digit
    2017 Frigid Digit

    Severn Sailing Association Annapolis, MD USA

    October 14-15

    12 boats, 7 races, 1 discard

    12 boats turned out for two fun days of racing on the Chesapeake Bay, two weeks later than the usual Frigid Digit dates (and neatly overlapped with the Lightning Frigid Digit). Weather was hardly "frigid" with summer-like temps both days (and summer-like light winds on Saturday). Three races were fit in on Saturday under gray skies in a 2-7 knot northerly breeze that kept the powerboat traffic down.

    ...

    Carol Cronin/Kim Couranz posted a 1,2,3 and were happy to finish the day before the breeze died completely (and their results continued that downward trend). Teams in 2nd-4th were only 2 points apart, and the entire fleet enjoyed a pasta dinner along with the 12 boat Lightning fleet Saturday evening.

    Sunday's forecast was for a happy 10-15 knots of southerly, but despite teaser puffs the breeze never filled above 10 knots. Cronin/Couranz had speed to burn, but the battle for second came down to the last seconds of the last race. After a multi-boat protest was finally resolved, Andrew Pimental/Sandra Tangolino finished one point ahead of Zach Kelchner/Bryan Stout. 

    The highlight of the awards was the long-lost Frigid Digit perpetual trophy, unearthed (in Eric Reinke's basement) by Alex Pline, who also polished it up. Everyone enjoyed reminiscing about the previous winners (the regatta dates back to th3 1950s) and includes a wide range of fleet legends. If any Snipe veterans know the history of this trophy, please send a summary to editor@snipetoday.org.

     

    1. Carol Cronin/Kim Couranz 8

    2. Andrew Pimental/Sandra Tangolino 17

    3. Zachery Kelchner/Bryan Stout 18

    Full results

     

  4. Høstcupen - Final
    Høstcupen - Final

    Baerum, Oslo, October 15, 2017. Final results after 5 races (1 discard)

    1. Johan G Mejlænder & Verena Weissmann, 6

    2. Geir Hansen & Benedicte Frostad, 8

    3. Øyvind Parken & Hilde Høvik, 8

    ... full results ...

    Rank

     Nasj.SeilnrNavnMannskapKlubbR1R2R3R4R5TotalNett
    1st NOR 31173 Johan G Mejlænder Verena Weissmann Bærum Seilforening (5.0) 1.0 2.0 1.0 2.0 11.0 6.0
    2nd NOR 30840 Geir Hansen Benedicte Frostad Bærum Seilforening 1.0 3.0 3.0 (5.0) 1.0 13.0 8.0
    3rd NOR 29896 Øyvind Parken Hilde Høvik Bærum Seilforening (3.0) 2.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 11.0 8.0
    4th NOR 31015 Arild Figenschou Linda Vos Bærum Seilforening 2.0 4.0 (5.0) 4.0 5.0 20.0 15.0
    5th NOR 30556 T.Thorgeir Harsem Henriette Halvorsen Bærum Seilforening (6.0) 5.0 6.0 3.0 4.0 24.0 18.0
    6th NOR 28756 Paal HH Lindenskov Mathilde Lindenskov Bærum Seilforening 4.0 6.0 4.0 (7.0 DNC) 7.0 DNC 28.0 21.0
  5. Trofeo Ciudad de Ibiza - Final
    Trofeo Ciudad de Ibiza - Final

    Ibiza, October 15, 2017. Results after 9 races (1 discard)

    (Photo courtesy of Club Nautico Ibiza)

    1. Jordi Triay & Arturo Barranco, 18

    2. Teo Matheu & Pedro Cabrer, 20

    3. Victor Perez Campos & Dries Crombe, 21

    4. Mari Mayans & Rebeca Gomez, 32

    5. Marc Terrasa & Ivan Moreno, 52

    ... full results ...