Perry builds lead at International Masters Regatta
Published on October 20th, 2018
San Diego, CA (October 20, 2018) – Day Two of the International Masters Regatta was full of action, particularly at the start line. A handful of boats jumped the gun and were penalized with OCSs, and aAt this point in the regatta, the Masters are looking to put points on their competitors by getting a good start and an early lead. But, this strategy took a toll on second place sailor, Tad Lacey.
Conditions for Day Two were more variable compared to Day One, and while the races started on a course axis of about 250 degrees, the wind steadily backed 50 degrees to the left throughout the day with numerous mark changes. By the end of the day, the breeze faded from a peak of 9 knots to an average of about 6 knots for the final race.
Dave Perry and his crew were the low point team for the day to strengthen their hold on first place, breaking the tie with Tad Lacey to build a 12 point lead on his team.
“With Perry and Lacey tied for first at the finish of yesterday, Lacey needed to gain points on Perry,” noted Race Director Jeff Johnson. “The best way for him to have done that would be to get a good start and dominate the first leg. Unfortunately for Lacey, he pulled the trigger too early 50% of the time today. It’s really hard to come back from that.”
Another standout in the results was a three way tie for third between Andy Roy, Bill Menninger and Jon Andron, all finishing the day with 44 points. Roy won the tie breaker by taking second place in Series Race Seven.
Bill Menninger, winner of the 2016 International Masters Regatta, explains how he is going to get pull ahead of the tie tomorrow. “The competition is getting stiffer every year… We’re going for all firsts tomorrow and with that we might have a chance to win. Our only strategy is to sail fast!”
The event concludes tomorrow with four final races on the schedule
The 37th edition of the International Masters Regatta has attracted a dozen teams for a round robin fleet race series in J/105s on October 19-21.
Source: Casey Allocco