Cordero wins Sunfish US Masters 2022
Published on October 16th, 2022
Eduardo Cordero topped the 37-boat fleet to win the 2022 Sunfish US Masters Championship on October 14-16 at Bay Waveland Yacht Club in Bay of St. Louis, MS. This was Cordera’s first US Masters regatta but he has eight Sunfish World Championships, six North Americans, and two South American Championships to his credit.
Day 1 consisted of a 5-10 knot southeast breeze. After a number of General Recalls, the Uniform flag tamed the fleet somewhat as the Race Committee was able to get off four races. Cordero’s consistency and downwind prowess paid off in the shifty condition as he finished the day with 10 points (3-2-3-2) with Andy Beekman only 2 points behind (2-4-5-1).
Day 2 was a light and fluky southerly breeze. Event chair and local BWYC sailor Eugene Schmitt seemed to find a gear in the lighter air and moved up the leaderboard with finishes of 2-1-1-1. Cordero still held a 4-point lead going into the final Day 3 (1-2--2).
Day 3 presented a variety of conditions including a drifter in the early morning northerly followed by a solid southerly in the afternoon. Andy Beekman owned the day with finishes of 1-1-3 putting him solidly in second place behind Cordero for the regatta.
1st Overall – Eduardo Cordera, Birmingham Sailing Club
2nd Overall – Andy Beeckman, Newport Harbor Yacht Club
3rd Overall – Eugene Schmitt, Bay Waveland Yacht Club
1st Female – Susan Tillman Berg, Wawasee Yacht Club
1st Apprentice Master (40-49) – Andy Beeckman, Newport Harbor Yacht Club
1st Master (50-59) – Eduardo Cordera, Birmingham Sailing Club
1st Grand Master (60-69) – Bob Findlay, Sarasota Sailing Squadron
Great Grand Master (70-79) – Joe Blouin, Davis Island Yacht Club
Senior Master (80+) – James Heinhold, Lost Key Yacht Club
Source: Buttons Padin