2004 Hospice Regatta Fort Lauderdale

Its not everyday that your sailing club takes the first nine places in an 85 boat field, but that's exactly what Cat 44 did in the 2004 Hospice Regatta off Fort Lauderdale beach.

Of course the weather was perfect for the multihulls with an Easterly wind providing reaching conditions for most of the course and no upwind / downwind sailing. The Hobie 16 Class started 43 minutes after the first monohulls and still managed to take positions 2 through 9.

In the Hobie 16 class, Danny Steyn and Stacey Tinsley sailed a perfect race with a great start, arriving first at the A mark and then sailing a good leg to the B mark chased hard by Willie and Colleen. Willie passed Danny just before the B mark but were overtaken on the long leg back to the finishing line. Danny beat Willie by 40 seconds and Scott and Tracee were third, a further 4 minutes and 10 seconds behind Willie.

In the Multihull Class, Brett Moss devastated the field with his new Marstrom A-Class Catamaran. Brett started 46 minutes after the first gun and still won the race by over 5 minutes and 17 seconds. Boy does that boat fly. Don Balthaser started at 41 minutes and was the first non-beach catamaran and the 2nd large boat across the line finishing in 11th place.

Great sailing by all the Cat44 club members - keep it up guys.

 2004 Hospice Regatta Fort Lauderdale

Position

Overall

Cat 44 Club Members

Skipper / Crew

1

Brett Moss

2

Danny Steyn / Stacey Tinsley

3

Willie Stolberg / Colleen Stolberg

4

Scott Corson / Tracee Corson

5

Steve Maffetone / ????

6

Mark Jones / Lynn Jones

7

Dick Russell / Jane Hawkins

8

Tom Clash / Cynthia

9

Hunter Fry / Kim

11

Don Balthaser

12

Doug Russell / Debbie Russell

34

Barry Haley / Frieda

 

 

Danny Steyn and Stecey Tinsley prior to the start of the 2004 Hospice Regatta

Brett Moss takes line honors and First in the Multihull Class

Colleen and Bill Stolberg pick up 2nd place in the Hobie 16 class

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Danny Steyn and Stacey Tinsley get their trophy for the first Hobie 16

 

Danny Steyn and Stacey Tinsley with their trophy 

 

Stacey Danny and Brett with an applauding Dick Russell in the background 

 

 

Fort Lauderdale River Walk - photo by Ashley Pearson

Cat44 trophy Winners - Scott Corson Cat44 commodore with the trophy for the First Place Sailing Club.

Danny Tracee, Scott, Willie, Brett and Colleen

Cat44 Club members and friends with the First place Yacht Club Challenge Cup

Doug Russell, Steve Maffetone, Stacey, Danny and Dick

 

Fort Lauderdale River Walk - photo by Ashley Pearson

 

Fort Lauderdale River Walk - photo by Ashley Pearson

 

Fort Lauderdale River Walk - photo by Ashley Pearson