Miami Key Largo 2004

It took him 8 years to do it, but he certainly did it with STYLE!

Dick Russell and Jane Hawkins are the 2004 Miami Key Largo Champions for the Hobie 16 class! Way to go Dick and Hawk - you guys ROCK!

The wind was around 15 - 25 knots all day out of the North East and conditions were perfect for a downwind sleigh ride. Danny clocked a top speed of 23.5 MPH on his hand held GPS. The elapsed time for the Hobie 16 fleet was a hair over 2hrs and 30 minutes.

Last years winner Mark Jones went out early with a broken side stay. Danny Steyn and Stacey Tinsley had a great start and were the early leaders in the Hobie 16 class, but in typical fashion they pitch poled it end over end.

Scott and Tracey, sailing to the right side of the course, seemed to have the edge as the field started bearing off to Card Sound bridge, but Dick sailed a great downwind leg and pulled into the lead. Willie took second, Scott third and after righting his boat Danny sailed back into 4th.

Hunter and Kim went well early on then somehow lost the groove allowing Steve / Eric as well as Robin / Sebastian to get by. Sebastian made his dad Robin look good by keeping them right side up the whole way and they finished right behind Steve and Eric.  

Please note

Cat44 Sailors occupied the first 7 positions in the Hobie 16 fleet, and Cat44 sailors finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd on corrected time. Dick and Hawk received the perpetual Mark Albury Trophy for  first beach cat on corrected time. It remains on display at the Miami Yacht Club. Congratulations to Cat 44 fleet.

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The Start of the 2004 Miami Key Largo Yacht Race

Cat 44 team members pose for a pre race photos

Danny Steyn and Stacey Tinsley push off for the start

Dick Russell and Hawk head out to the start line

Hunter and Kim Grummit are already on the line while Willie/Dave and Danny/Stacey head out

Eric Castelein crewing with Steve Maffetone

Coming to Card Sound bridge, Dick has a commanding lead over Scott, Willie and Danny

 

Dick and Hawk passing under Card Sound Bridge

Willie Stolberg and

Dave Martin

Scott and Tracee Corson

Danny and Stacey passing under the bridge in 4th place

Danny and Stacey sailing away from Card Sound Bridge

Sarah Newberry and ???????

Hunter and Kim

Doug and Debbie Russell

Corsair Trimaran under spinnaker on the way to the finish

Dick leads Scott

 

Robin and Sebastian Lewis sailing into 6th place

Bob Helping out as always - a big thanks from all of us at Cat44  to you Bob - you are always the first to help out and we really appreciate it.

Scott Corson at the finish to the 2004 Miami Key largo Race

Scott Corson and Sebastian Lewis

Dick Russell and Jane Hawkins received the perpetual Mark Albury Trophy for  first beach cat on corrected time. It remains on display at the Miami Yacht Club.

Second Place finishers Bill Stolberg and Dave martin

Winners Dick and Jane

Cat44 Club takes first 3 trophies - from l-r Tracee and  Scott Corson (3rd), Dick Russell and Jane Hawkins (1st), Willie Stolberg and Dave Martin (2nd)

Dick and Jane get what they came for - First Place and bottles of Rum!

HOBIE 16 Fleet

Place

Skipper and Crew

Club Elapsed Time

Corrected Time

1

Dick Russell and Jane Hawkins

Cat44 2:36:26 3:25:34

2

Willie Stolberg and Dave Martin

Cat44 2:37:16 3:26:39

3

Scott and Tracee Corson

Cat44 2:37:30 3:26:58

4

Danny Steyn and Stacey Tinsley

Cat44 2:39:48 3:29:59
 

Steve Maffetone & Eric Castelein (unofficial entry)

Cat44    

5

Robin and Sebastian Lewis

Cat44 2:41:43 3:32:30

6

Hunter Fry and Kim Grummit

Cat44 2:47:22 3:39:56
7 Carlos Beckman ? 2:49:51 3:43:12
8 Sarah Newberry MYC 2:50:43 3:44:20
9

Doug and Debbie Russell

Cat44 2:51:26 3:45:16

10

Mark Jones

Cat44 DNF

DNF

Click here to see the rest of the 2004 Miami Key Largo results hosted at Miami Yacht Club