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 2005 Chico Classic

 

As in 2004, the 2005 Chico Classic saw very light air. The Race Committee managed to get two races off on Saturday and one on Sunday. The Chico Cats put on their usual great raffle on Saturday evening, and a keg of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale helped keep the racer's minds off the poor conditions. The results are posted here.

Schedule Update

Welcome to the new 2005 season. The fact that the Hobie Corporate has excluded all non Hobie boats from their Regattas this year has not dampened our spirits. We officially have four regattas this year. Hopefully we will add two more, the Commodores Regatta and the Full Moon Regatta. The dates for these regattas will be posted as soon as they become available. Being we have a somewhat reduced schedule, we encourage all members to try to make all the regattas this year.

The 2005 yearly banquet was held this past November in Nevada City, CA. The food was good, the wine was good, and the company was the best. Congratulations to Jim Maskaly for becoming the sail of the year for 2004.


Sunday in Rio Vista
  After two years of “lighter than usual” winds, Rio Vista decided to show her true self.  Saturday’s winds were 25-30 mph and were accompanied by larger than usual waves.  After numerous attempts by various boats to sail, Saturday racing was cancelled.  Sunday would prove to be an excellent day for racing and Team Schulz would go on to win Division I and the father/son Atchley team would dominate Division II.  Full results are here.

 

Whitecaps Goes the Distance
  A fast and furious race committee was able to get in 8 great races over the weekend as Michael Egan dominated the Open Division on his “A” Class catamaran.  Places 2 through 5 were very tight as Division I leaders Schmalzer/Thompson, Maskaly/McGlumphy, Dry, and Schulz were battled in most every race.  Full results are here.

 

Eagle Lake
  Eagle Lake
challenged racers with it’s typical shifty breezes for 2 days of outstanding sailing.  Maskaly/McGlumphy were able to edge out Peavy/Finato for the Division I win.  Full results are here.

 

Chico "Glass"ic
  This year's Chico Classic and Sea Spray North American Championship was outstanding, but for a lack of wind.  Race organizers still managed to put together 4 races for the Open fleets and 7 races for the Sea Spray fleet.  Congratulations to Jay Gardner for winning the 2005 Sea Spray North American Championship.  Check out the complete results here.

 

MHRA Wraps Up 2005 
  The MHRA wrapped up it's 2005 season with a fine banquet at the Trolley Junction Restaurant in Nevada City, California.  A number of items were discussed including officers, finances, schedules, Chase Boat Rules and Scoring Rules.

  The 2005 winner of the Member of the Year award was Bob Richards.  Bob has put a tremendous amount of effort into our organization over the past year and will continue to do so.  His efforts to drive membership via the Sea Spray fleet and his work with the newly acquired chase boat have been invaluable.

 


 

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