2002 Alberg 30 Racing Results

PlaceCBYRA ScoreSkipperYachtSail No.CBYRAClubNOOD1NOOD2NOOD3Miles R.TwilightOsiusSolomonsUS/CAUS/CAOxfordHammondQueens OvrQueens BkQual Races
1 0.6486 Townshend, RolphSKYBIRD550076800SCCdsq2dnf132 14221210
2 0.6404 Rankin, AndyLINGIN244062350AYC11dnf211251    7
3 0.6279 Liddick/MattoxLIMERICK227110942AYC58dnf344436112111
4 0.6080 Helms, LannyWINDSWEPT562111510SRYC710dnf4 6121343310
5 0.4545 Chambers, Rick/DebKAHAWAI411111201NASS87dnf 5 3  43  5
6 0.4167 Gamber, HarrySECOND-2-NUN484026770AYC33dnf  5 6dnf55  6
7 0.3818 Williams, T.C.ARGO247108903AYC252 23       3
8 0.3117 Fortnam, TonyVALENCY272110747NASS96dnfdnc   83  445
9 0.2903 Morris, LarrySOLSTICE501 PSA441    3wd    3
10 0.2766 Currier, CharlesINFINITY57 EYC      5      1
11 0.2424 Cooper, SherodDANELY257111392NYC109dnf  76     dnc3
12 0.2157 Kirk, R.ISOBAR181         75    2
13 0.1538 Lehman, MikeGILLELEJE505044880CSCYC   5       753
14 0.1429 Hiesener, M.TERRAPIN254         9dnc  5 2
15 0.1111 McLeesSKEAN DHU338 PSA           662
16 0.0667 Berquist, JohnCALLIOPE287 SSA       10wddnfdnf  4
17 0.0541 Helmes, GailVALENCY272112153NYC   6         1
Starters:    10101065761096676

13 Events, 98 Total Starters, 7.8 Average Starters

10 Qualifiers, 3 Non-Qualifiers

Notice that there's less than 1/2 point spread from first to fourth place. That's some close racing!

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The suggestions are very practical for the do-it-yourselfer, too. Many show how to make or adapt inexpensive solutions. Tip #12 on closing the deck blower vents is one that will pay off for me without ever going offshore. I'll implement that one to stop the wintertime storms from finding their way belowdecks.

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