2014 505 Canadian Open and Canadian Championships

July 11-13, 2014, Kitsilano Yacht Club

A forecast of sunny and hot weather attracted a number of boats from BC and Washington regions to compete in the 2014 Canadian Championships hosted by Fleet One as part of KYC’s annual Invitational Regatta. A good time was had by all, with the weather turning out as expected, and the stronger westerlies on Sunday more than making up for the light airs on Saturday.

The event started on Friday with a bit of a practice race, where 6 boats went out for a tune-up around the bay in a nice breeze on the sunny afternoon. A fixed mark and two anchored vessels and a smooth rabbit start alleviated the need for any on-water race committee support. After the practice race, there was a BBQ at the club, as more competitors shored up and rigged their boats Friday evening

With 14 boats registered and rigged for the noon start on Saturday, the regatta got underway with a very low tide and light and variable winds on a crowded bay hosting many other events and fleets. Brent Foxall, the Principle Race Officer, had to work hard to squeeze in three races on Saturday by moving the race course around the bay chasing the wind. The tides were strong which alson had a large effect on the racing. The day ended with with a different winner in each race, Phil Cragg and Reto Corfu taking race 1, Carol and Carl Buchan taking race 2, and Adam Gooderham and Alec Francis racing the Club’s Co-Op boat taking race 3. At the end of Day 1, the Buchan’s were leading the Open Competition and Phil and Reto were in second and top Canadian leading the race for the Canadian Championship title within the regatta. Lee Laney and Paul Von Gray were in third place with even points.

Day two started an hour earlier, but looked a lot more promising with a true westerly building. Again there was a very low tide and very strong currents to make things interesting in calling the lay lines and at mark roundings. With the better wind conditions, 5 races were run on Sunday. The lighter crews were able to gain advantage wire running in the first 4 races of the day. The last race of the day had winds up enough that everyone could wire run, allowing things to even out a bit more for the heavier crews. In the end, Carol and Carl Buchan were able to demonstrate superior skill in the light and challenging conditions to win the 2014 Canadian open, for their 3rd time. Phil Cragg and Reto Corfu were able to hold on to second place overall to earn a 5th Canadian Championship title for Phil and a 3rd Canadian Championship title for Reto. Lee Laney and Paul Von Gray from Seattle and Whidby Island rounded out the top three, only one point behind after the drop.

The full results are copied below:

Canadian Championship title for Phil and a 3rd

International 505 Final Results

Sail # Skipper Crew Fin Fin Fin Fin Fin Fin Fin Fin

8792 Carol Buchan Carl Buchan 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 10 2 8 1

8192 Phil Cragg Reto Corfu 1 3 4 2 5 8 2 2 27 8 19 2

8831 Lee Laney Paul Von Grey 3 2 3 6 4 2 3 3 26 6 20 3

8868 Piper Dunlap Dan Ginther 5 4 5 7 2 7 6 4 40 7 33 4

7353 John Hayley Ian Plumbley 4 8 6 4 3 6 4 7 42 8 34 5

8866 Cynthia Des Brisay Charles Hansen 9 5 12 3 6 3 5 5 48 12 36 6

8453 Terry Thomas Tom Burnard 8 6 11 9 9 5 7 6 61 11 50 7

8068 Adam Gooderham Alec Francis 6 10 1 8 11 9 10 9 64 11 53 8

8755 Brian Trainor Evan Jennings DNF 12 7 5 8 4 8 10 69 15 54 9

7206 Anne Splitztack Chris Splitztack 7 9 8 12 10 10 11 8 75 12 63 10

6808 Cody Kowalski Sugar Flanagan 10 11 9 10 7 11 9 13 80 13 67 11

7039 Bob Conrad Ryan Welgaz 12 13 13 11 13 13 13 12 100 13 87 12

8435 Patrick McGale Sean Rankins DNS 14 14 13 12 12 12 11 103 15 88 13

7111 Dave Phillips Mark Phillips DNS 7 10 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 107 15 92 14

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