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This significant national Micro Magic regatta was held in the Phoenix, AZ and sponsored by the West Valley RC Mariners Club.

The West Valley folk have provided the following write-up.

Additiionally, the Images at the end of the article were provided by Bill Brown, a member of the Pima Micro yYcht Club.



2019 MM Frostbite Regatta

Note. this write-up of the regatta was obtained from the West Valley RC mariners website. The URL to their site is: https://sites.google.com/site/westvalleyrcmariners/results?authuser=0. It is well into the evening so I could not obtain permission to use the narrative on the PMYC site.

Jerry Walker
PMYC Website Admin


Following article developed by West Valley RC Mariners.

On Saturday January 19th The West Valley Mariners hosted the MicroMagic Frostbite Regatta on Estrella Community South Lake in 60 degree temperatures with 4 to 6 knot westerly winds shifting to NNW winds as the day progressed. We completed 12 races with two throw-outs. Low point scoring was used.

A top notch field of 11 entrants made for a very competitive day of sailing. Every skipper scored a top 5 finish before the day finished. In the morning races Allan Vinson dominated winning 4 races with Mike Eades and Bob Spraker each winning one. The wind had now shifted from westerly to NNW so the course marks were reset to get away from reaching to more up wind, down wind racing. In the afternoon the scoring got really tight as Mike Eades won 4 of the 6 races and Bob Spraker won the other two. There were many, many “duels to the line” for position in every race. Overall, Allan Vinson hung on to win the Championship with 16 points followed by Mike Eades with 19 points and Bob Spraker with 26 points. The scoresheet and group picture are attached. 

Many thanks to Mike Doyle and Jeff Freeman who volunteered as judges and scoring for the entire regatta.

Jed Korthals

Race  Director

Note, I need to contact WVRC Mariners for an useable version of the race results image and the group photo (Jerry Walker, PMYC Website Admin)

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