RESULTS: 2012 Leftover Bowl
The 2012 edition of the Leftover Bowl required all the frostbite clothes to come out of the closet. From Thanksgiving Day’s balmy 55 degrees we went to 42 degrees (34 degree chill factor) on Saturday, November 24th. Blustery C and D sail wind conditions greeted us in Collingswood, NJ on the Cooper River YC site. Ski hats, parkas, gloves/mittens became the uniform for the day as Ryan Lippincott bested 18 skippers who hung in there for eight races sailing odds and evens for the day. Race Committee Chairman, Jim Greenfield and Scorer, John MacCausland, ran an excellent regatta with the largest fleet in the four years for this annual event. After Jim Greenfield set the marks, the fleet recorded four races with AMYA President, Dave Brawner recording a 1, 3, 4, 1 and Jamey Betz grabbing a 3, 1, 1, 6 followed by Victor Oberg and Roger Baldwin a few points back.
After the pizza lunch and a thaw out, Ryan Lippincott, reeled off a 4, 1, 1, 1 afternoon to nip Mt Laurel’s Dave Brawner by 5 points. Jamey Betz hung on for 3rd over Oxford’s Roger Vaughan in 4th with local Rob Seidelmann in 5th. In all, eight skippers record a heat win in very choppy and puffy conditions. The pictures are in a link below and you will see the conditions and some attempts at a C sail choice. Not many of those decisions panned out over the course of a full race. The downwind legs brought on a few nose dives and control problems and created tacking problems in the rough conditions. The D sails were most productive throughout the day and after the shock of chilling conditions, Marco Island’s North American Championship can’t come soon enough.
Thanks to the West Jersey RC Laser Fleet for hosting a great day and to Jim Flach for the great photos when he wasn’t sailing.
Submitted by: Dave Branning, RC Laser NA Class Secretary