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Rolex Laser Masters North Americans kick off in Rhode Island

Saturday September 13th 2003, Author: Barby MacGowan, Location: United States
As soon as registration closed today for the Rolex Laser Masters North American Championships, a whopping 132 entries took to Narragansett Bay to begin a three-day series. Hosted by the New York Yacht Club, the event is open to members of the International Laser Class Association who are age 35 or older. Racing takes place in four classes, Apprentice Masters (ages 35-44), Masters (45-54), Grandmasters (55-64) and Great Grandmasters (65+), with prizes going to the top-three finishers in each class plus the top Apprentice Woman and top Master Woman. A Rolex timepiece will be awarded to the overall winner.

All classes sail together using 'standard' rigs, except that Great Grandmasters and Women may switch between standard rigs and "radial" rigs at anytime during the regatta. The ILCA’s North American Masters handicapping system is used, working the scores so older competitors can compete evenly with younger ones and an overall winner can be determined.

From local fleet 413, Andrew Pimental and Scott Ferguson fared well after three races today. Pimental leads the fleet and Masters class while Ferguson is in third overall and second in Apprentice Masters Class. Before the regatta, Ferguson had said, "Realistically, if I sail well I could be in the top five. It depends on the conditions. You will see different people excel in certain conditions."

Ferguson likes medium air and chop with downwind surfing, which typically accompanies Newport’s famed afternoon seabreeze. Today's winds were approximately 10 knots from the east to southeast.

Results:

Pos Name From Class R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Tot
1 Andrew Pimental SN M 1 1 3 4 -5 17
2 Marc Jacobi CPYC A 7 2 1 -14 2 24
3 Scott Ferguson CYC A -9 4 2 7 1 26
4 David Moffet ILYC A 3 -18 7 1 12 35
5 Steven Kirkpatrick HYC A 10 -42 12 3 6 43
6 Augie Diaz CRYC M 4 11 10 11 -30 44
7 Rick Dominique KPSS A -72 12 5 16 3 48
8 Moose McClintock SN M 13 -56 15 10 11 57
9 Rudolph Ratsep NY A -74 25 8 9 8 62
10 Had Brick IHYC M 11 20 6 18 -22 63
11 P.J. Schaffer BYC A 15 -65 14 8 16 65
12 Joe VanRossem WRYC GM 6 14 -44 12 32 68
13 Scott Milnes RI A -58 15 4 17 20 68
14 Chris Raab NHYC M -34 29 18 2 14 71
15 Perry Grossman MA A 14 7 -26 23 15 71
16 David Frazier FBYC GM 5 17 -56 15 34 75
17 James Jacob SSA M 27 31 -37 6 4 76
18 Alden Shattuck SSA GM 36 6 -46 32 7 85
19 Andrew Tuthill STFYC A 24 19 -60 5 25 85
20 Ryan Minth NY A 2 22 30 26 (133\BFD) 92
21 Chas Williamson IYC M 21 24 27 (133\BFD) 13 93
22 Dave Breder CYCCM A 8 13 -58 24 42 99
23 David Lapier PYC M 16 -38 17 37 26 104
24 Dick Tillman WYC GGM 25 21 25 (133\DNF) 33 104
25 Peter Seidenberg SN GGM 18 -49 20 49 21 108
26 Bill Symes WSC GM 33 5 51 (133\BFD) 19 112
27 Tim Landt SPYC M 31 -61 9 21 50 119
28 Bill Brangiforte MYC A -67 27 39 27 17 122
29 Kevin Doyle BHSC M 29 47 31 -57 9 124
30 Dixon Smith NYYC A -57 26 28 33 28 127
31 David Schoene SSA A (133\OCS) 23 24 59 10 128
32 Eric Robbins CPYC M -55 36 16 31 40 131
33 Chris Field CT M 35 40 29 22 (133\DNF) 134
34 David Barrus MA A 54\CNF 29\CNF (85\CNF) 19 23 137
35 Daniel Neri SN M 12 55 21 42 (133\BFD) 138
36 Richard Cameron NY A 39 30 19 39 -53 139
37 Larry Colantuono NBYC A 41 -59 13 38 36 140
38 Hank Thorburn FBYC A 23 -79 33 34 43 145
39 Bob Tan SSA A 17 32 -53 48 38 147
40 Peter Milnes NJ M 26 -64 57 35 24 150
41 John Wright CYCCM GM 40 54 -62 30 27 155
42 Amnon Gitelson CPYC GM 37 58 -61 28 31 158
43 Ian Rex MA A 19 (133\BFD) 52 25 54 162
44 Robert Hodson WSC M 54 10 49 46 -71 167
45 Blake Marriner CT A -65 37 40 40 48 177
46 Craig Beardsley CPYC A 20 8 23 (133\DNF) 133\BFD 196
47 John Bentley NBYC GM 86 28 38 44 (133\BFD) 200
48 Derek Stow CPYC GM 43 62 42 -88 51 202
49 John Ryan NYYC A 42 44 -87 45 59 202
50 Chris Legg SSA M 70 48 (133\RAF) 20 60 206
51 Henry DeWolf RTYC GGM 30 39 -75 65 72 206
52 Ted Morgan SSA A 44 43 63 -69 44 206
53 Chris Murray ILYC A 22 81 55 41 (133\DNF) 211
54 Mark Bear RI M 56 9 11 (133\BFD) 133\BFD 217
55 Robert Dousset WSC M 68 16 73 55 (133\BFD) 220
56 Donald Woodworth NY GM -78 50 41 73 52 220
57 John Beal VT M 46 88 -92 50 37 229
58 Ken Brown RYYC M 98 (133\BFD) 35 43 47 231
59 Frank Walsh MHASC GM -117 70 43 60 58 235
60 Benjamin du Pont NYYC A 73 68 -89 29 56 238
61 Mark Grinder SLYC M 53 33 -76 75 69 238
62 Newton Wattis SCYC GM -79 35 54 74 73 240
63 David Hartman MYC GM 59 46 64 70 (133\BFD) 243
64 Gary Orkney CT M 32 100 32 72 (133\BFD) 244
65 John McNally BPSC M 49 -69 67 54 66 244
66 David Reich BSC A 38 52 80 66 (133\DNF) 248
67 Mark Nowakowski EFYC M -99 63 34 63 86 254
68 Jack Pearce BYC GM 52 51 -93 80 67 254
69 Eric Kamisher NYYC M 50 66 78 -89 55 257
70 Andrew Roosevelt NYYC A -94 78 82 51 35 258
71 Peter Reich BSC M 51 83 -85 56 62 260
72 Douglas Mercer NYYC GGM 61 84 65 52 (133\BFD) 262
73 Peter Johns NYYC M -93 67 69 47 75 266
74 Matthew Largess RI M (90\CNF) 73 45 71 81 278
75 Jim Knab CRYC M 48 45 88 90 (133\BFD) 279
76 Al Girard RI A 47 41 48 (133\DNF) 133\DNF 281
77 John Briggs GTYC M 71 57 101 (133\BFD) 45 282
78 Eleuthere du Pont NYYC A -82 53 77 68 76 286
79 Bob Saltmarsh MYC GGM 83 -89 72 77 64 296
80 Alain Vincey FBYC M -97 76 71 96 46 297
81 John Quay SSA GM -104 85 98 83 29 299
82 Kenneth Jones LNYC M -87 60 70 84 77 299
83 Bob Spillman BHYC GGM 85 72 -102 92 57 306
84 Douglass Walker FIYC A 76 77 -115 101 41 307
85 George Sechrist ODC GM 45 114 (133\DNS) 79 65 307
86 Richard Blatterman PYC M -114 112 36 99 63 318
87 John Hourihan AYC M -120 109 22 94 87 320
88 Robert Barron NYYC M 77 90 50 95 -97 320
89 Edward Johnson NYYC A 63 74 99 -103 80 328
90 Halsey Bullen CPYC GM 84 -94 74 85 82 329
91 Tim McKegney VT A (133\DNC) 133\CNF 133\CNF 13 39 330
92 Jack McVicker SN A 75 75 81 87 -90 330
93 Robert La Banca NYYC A (133\DNC) 133\CNF 133\CNF 36 18 332
94 James Gardner NBYC A 81 86 -113 58 95 332
95 Neil Cocker MA M 102 101 47 (133\DNF) 78 336
96 Don Hahl BBYC M -92 71 83 86 88 336
97 Jack Zinn PYC A -111 97 68 81 79 337
98 John Shanholt DYC M 91 98 66 78 (133\BFD) 341
99 Bill Barlow BYC GGM 90 113 86 53 (133\BFD) 342
100 Stephen Fuccillo FYC M 66 -107 96 102 70 342
101 Mike Moody LSC M 88 99 79 -105 68 342
102 Rich Parolski MD GM -103 92 90 67 91 344
103 Sally Sharp SVSC M -115 87 84 76 94 349
104 Douglas Bargar CYC M 127\CNF 93 (133\DNS) 64 61 353
105 Matt Schartner NH A 60 34 (133\DNC) 133\DNC 133\DNC 372
106 Mark Penny GWYC A (133\DNS) 133\DNS 133\DNS 62 49 389
107 Dino Garbero HYC M 80 -111 97 107 98 390
108 Stephen Kosacz PSA M 62 108 103 113 (133\DNF) 394
109 Edward Rickard CPYC GM 69 96 (133\DNC) 93 133\DNF 395
110 Kerry Doherty KPYC M 96 82 111 98 (133\DNF) 395
111 Lee Hodsdon GBYC GM -118 95 95 106 99 399
112 Matthew Buechner ILYC M 89 (133\BFD) 100 111 93 401
113 Stephen Ward CYCCM A 100 105 105 82 (133\DNF) 404
114 Mike Mahoney RI A (133\CNF) 103 94 110 85 404
115 Chris Weiler MA A (133\DNF) 104 114 91 84 405
116 Neal Snebold WBC M -121 110 110 108 83 419
117 Ken Jennings PSA M (133\OCS) 80 104 100 133\DNF 425
118 Douglas Van Houten MA GM 112 -118 112 104 96 428
119 Gary Schneidman NBC A 107 -116 107 114 89 429
120 John Northrup SYC GM -119 115 106 112 92 429
121 Michael Duran NYYC A 106 91 117 109 (133\*1) 435
122 Luke Thornewill MA A 116 102 108 97 (133\DNF) 435
123 Judith Hanlon NYC GM 109 -119 109 115 100 437
124 Joan Hurban NBC GM (133\DNC) 133\CNF 133\CNF 116 74 460
125 Chuck Rudinsky FISA GM (133\DNF) 133\DNC 133\DNC 61 133\BFD 464
126 Frances Flam PA A 113 120 (133\DNS) 117 102 464
127 Cory Friedman MBCSA GM 123 122 (133\DNC) 118 101 468
128 David Whiting PYC GGM 110 121 116 (133\DNF) 133\DNF 480
129 Mark Milnes KWSC GM 95 (133\DNF) 133\DNS 133\DNC 133\DNC 498
130 Jay Keough BIYC M 122 117 (133\DNC) 133\DNC 133\DNC 513
131 Fulvia Quilici MA A 131\CNF 132\CNF 117\CNF (133\DNC) 133\DNC 525
132 Matthew Marion NYC M (133\DNC) 133\CNF 133\CNF 133\RAF 133\RAF 540

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