Florida's Hobie Paddling Series kicks off

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Hobie Treasure Isle Ocean Paddling Series 2 Race 1
October 29th started with the first feel of fall and provided us all with 15 knot North Easterly wind and lower temperatures than usual. The fleet got off to a great start at 10 am heading 1 mile upwind.

In the Long Course division Reid Hyle on his Fenn jumped out to an early lead in the Surfskis while Harry Mountain also showed us all what some practice does by getting a great lead by the first mark in the OC1 division. The following leg was 5 miles and then a 3 mile leg back to the finish. Reid continued to stretch his lead and completing the course in a very fast 1 hour 6 mins. The exact distance was 8 miles which had Reid averaging 7.25mph. Rob Mirlenbrink and Rob Poulton actually had a dead heat for second place in the skis. Harry Mountain on his Hurricane OC1 managed to hold off a hard charging John Edwards in the OC1 class. This is the first time that Harry has beaten John and for all of us that know John, this is not easy! Stan Holoquist headed up the SeaKayak division as well as the Veteran division. In all divisions we had 8 Veterans, they are our heroes, we all want to be like them ! Tonya Streinz won the Ladies Division on her first solo race on a Hurricane OC1. The normal father son tussle between Lex Raas and Jean Raas on their Hurricane OC1's had Lex winning out this time. In the last 4 races it is 2 wins each.

In the short course, Daryn Smith narrowly beat Joe Lipka both on Hurricane OC1's. Veteran Bob Terbush on his Hurricane OC1 had a very respectable finish of only 2 minutes behind Daryn, great job Bob ! Brenda Hood in her first ocean race on her Hurricane OC1 did splendidly.

This race was held in conjunction with the Treasure Island Classic organized by Rea Sieber and we all thank her for her organization, great prizes, lunch and camaraderie.

Race 2 of the series is on 27th November, see you all there.

LONG COURSE
 Hull # Name                      Class                      Class plac     Time
   34   Reid Hyle                 SURFSKI OPEN MEN               1        1.06.31
   18   Rob Mirlenbrink           SURFSKI OPEN MEN               2        1.11.49
   25   Alan Poulton              SURFSKI OPEN MEN               2        1.11.49
   2    Harry Mountain            OC 1 MASTERS MEN               1        1.14.58
   23   John Edwards              OC 1 OPEN MEN                  1        1.16.10
   16   Lonn Benson               SURFSKI MASTERS MEN            1        1.17.40
   94   Sean Wilber               SURFSKI OPEN MEN               4        1.18.01
   3    Lex Raas                  OC 1 SENIOR MEN                1        1.20.08
   17   Jean Raas                 OC 1 OPEN MEN                  2        1.20.43
   24   Jonathan Moore            SURFSKI OPEN MEN               5        1.21.06
   1    Cortland Reilly           OC 1 MASTERS MEN               2        1.21.28
   87   Yves Cartier              C1 MASTERS MEN                 1        1.23.50
   4    Larry Frederick           OC 1 SENIOR MEN                2        1.24.01
   40   Mike Hughes               SURFSKI OPEN MEN               6        1.24.19
   10   Stanley Holoquist         SEA KAYAK VETERAN MEN          1        1.27.23
   26   Michael Owens             OC 1 OPEN MEN                  3        1.28.59
   98   Roy Zweeres               C1 MASTERS MEN                 2        1.29.14
   56   John Keaveny              SEA KAYAK VETERAN MEN          2        1.30.01
   97   S&E Francavilla           SEA KAYAK 2 MIXED              1        1.30.07
   30   Jim Lewis                 OC 1 OPEN MEN                  4        1.30.25
   48   Karl Vogel                OC 1 SENIOR MEN                3        1.33.33
   39   Peter Eichenberger        SEA KAYAK VETERAN MEN          3        1.33.43
   78   Mike Moran                SEA KAYAK VETERAN MEN          4        1.35.56
   89   Pat/Lewis Bayers          RECREATIONAL 2 MIXED           1        1.36.03
   91   Drew scott                SEA KAYAK OPEN MASTERS         1        1.37.42
   8    Mike Sieber               OC 1 VETERAN MEN               1        1.40.17
   82   Tonya Streinz             OC1 OPEN LADIES                1        1.43.28
   9    Mike Holland              OC 1 VETERAN MEN               2        1.45.56
   83   Ben Bowditch              SEA KAYAK VETERAN MEN          6        1.48.18
   37   Wyatt Payne               SIT-ON-TOP MASTERS MEN         1        1.51.31
   38   Sean Haney                SIT-ON-TOP SENIOR MEN          2        2.01.28
   63   Jeannie Schaffer          SEA KAYAK OPEN FEMALE          1        2.13.33
   95   Dee Sawyers               OC 1 SENIORS LADIES            1        2.14.04
   42   David Toppi               SEA KAYAK MASTERS MEN          1          DNF


SHORT COURSE
 Hull # Name                      Class                      Class plac     Time
   99   Daryn Smith               OC 1 OPEN MEN                  1        0.51.00
  100   Joe Lipka                 OC 1 OPEN MEN                  2        0.51.52
   92   Michael Regan             OC 1 MASTERS MEN               1        0.52.17
   93   Brian Coleman             OC 1 MASTERS MEN               2        0.52.57
   57   Bob Terbush               OC 1 VETERAN MEN               1        0.53.07
   96   Brenda Hood               OC 1 OPEN LADIES               1        1.06.08
   65   Ed Malinik                SIT-ON-TOP SENIOR MEN          1        1.51.45

Posted by keizo on Tue, 11/01/2005 - 5:13pm

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