The F16 Nationals hosted by Sarasota Youth Sailing and the Sarasota Sailing Squadron was a great success! Racing was held over four days in a wide variety of conditions. Day one started with an onshore postponement until a light sea breeze filled in and three races were sailed. Day two again started with a postponement until the sea breeze filled in and another three races were sailed in light air. The start time on day three was moved up one hour to take advantage of the best breeze of the day. Four great races were sailed in 8-12 knots of breeze. The final day of racing had the best breeze of the week. Four races were sailed in 12-18 knots making for an exciting day of racing.
Thank you to Charlie Clifton and his RC team for running great races. And a big thank you to Jesse Brunsvold and Maria Rocha for all their hard work as the event co-chairs!
Check out the video of the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYb_Tlze724&feature=share
1 Mark Brunsvold/Anderson Brunsvold – Falcon F16
2 Matt McDonald/Gina McDonald – Falcon F16
3 Sophia Schultz/Nicholas Schultz – Falcon F16
4 Robbie Daniel/Gary Chu – Viper F16
5 Ken MARSHACK/Arielle Darrow – Viper F16
Other awards for:
1st Single Handed = Mark Thomson
1st Masters = Matt & Gina McDonald
1st Youth = Sophia & Nicolas Schultz