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Commodore Rasco Regatta
2/4/2012 to 2/5/2012
Hosted by Coconut Grove Sailing Club Miami, FL
Contact: Don Hackbarth
highly competitive Snipe racing on Biscayne Bay.
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2012 (XLIII ANNUAL) COMODORO RASCO SNIPE REGATTA REPORT:
19 boats registered for this Regatta, but all the way from Rhode Island, Carol Cronin and Kim Couranz came to show us how to do it! and they were the best with LA BOMBA too! Blowing pretty good on Saturday with Easterly winds (15 to 20) and Southeasterly on Sunday (10), I tell you, you canít ask for anything more! Biscayne Bay at its best!
Take a look at the results: Carol and Kim in first, Hal and Amy from Jacksonville in second, Eric Heim from San Diego with Alan Capellin in third. The most improved Snipe Sailors from Palm Beach, Freddie and Dorian Sambolin won the Bill Aicardi Trophy. I love husband and wife sailing together and after the races they kiss each other!! That is true love! And that also shows that Freddie is a gentleman! Two of our best sailors, Ernesto Rodriguez and Brian Kamilar ran into problems, OCS and breakdown respectively.
Kudos to the Coconut Grove Sailing Club Race Committee that ran perfect races with perfect courses, Olympic and Windward/leeward. Super PRO Susan Walcutt with her team: Marvin Schenker, Dottie Rostorfer, Jo Ann Mathieu, Veronic Aghayan, Helene Schenker, Marybeth Pearson, Jaime Ramon, scorer and line spotter (Bad for Ernesto he was caught over the line!!), Captain Bill Braddon. On Mark and Pin boats: George Bradley, Suzanne Roberts, Geoff Sutcliff, Larry Whipple, Kit Temple, Jim Waldron and all the way from Naples, my old friend snipe sailor Dave Lence. What a team!! This has to be one of the best RCís in a long time!!!
All the first three boat team members and Freddie and Dorian drank from La Bomba while we all sang LA BOMBA VA, LA BOMBA VA. But, outstanding was our diva Kim Couranz. Carol, to my surprise, did a very good job singing and drinking LA BOMBA! Now it is going to be a competition between Carol and Kim to see who does the best.
La Bomba is not the only attraction of this Regatta. Carmenís Lasagna is also! And one more time she scored A+ this year. Keep on Carmita!!!
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