US Nationals – Final
San Diego, CA, USA, July 16, 2022. Ernesto Rodriguez and Kathleen Tocke won the US Nationals. Justin Callahan & Aiden Hoogland won the Junior division.
Final results after 8 races (1 discard):
- Ernesto Rodriguez & Kathleen Tocke, 19
- Augie Diaz & Christine De Silva, 22
- Arthur Blodgett & Grace Howie, 40
- Enrique Quintero & Charlie Bess, 45
- Evan Hoffmann & Shira Golub, 61
San Diego, CA (July 15, 2022) Ernesto Rodriguez and Kathleen Tocke are officially the winners of the 2022 Snipe US National Championship! Over the past four days, this duo has proved themselves worthy of the champion title. Rodriguez and Tocke placed in the top three in six out of the eight races of the regatta. They’re not deemed the SSL Snipe World Ranked no. 1 team for nothing.
Rodriguez and Tocke concluded the regatta with a total of 19 points, only 3 points ahead of overall second place finishers Augie Diaz and Christine De Silva. Third place overall was earned by Arthur Blodgett and Grace Howie with 40 points.
It was not with ease that Rodriguez and Tocke won the regatta. The competition was tight, especially with Diaz and De Silva on their ankles. Rodriguez commented, “It was a tough regatta with tough conditions. We were fortunate today to have a really good first race. We were going into the last day with Augie a couple of points behind us. We ended up using our drop on the second race and that was good enough to win the regatta. But, I felt like Augie sailed better than us. In fact, I realized that in eight races, we only beat him in three. That’s how tough sailing is. It could have went either way.”
Up next for Rodriguez and Tocke is the 2022 Snipe World Championship this August. Several boats sailing this week will be joining the team back on the water for another round of competition. See the Entry List here.
The final day of the Snipe US National Championship got off to late start, with a delay due to winds at a mere 3 knots. At 5 knots, SDYC’s Race Committee set the course and race seven was underway. Mary Baker and Trisha Kelly had a great run and finished race seven in first place. Baker and Kelly were the also the top placing all female team for the regatta! Rodriguez and Tocke followed in second place and Enrique Quintero and Charlie bess in third.
The last race, race eight, was the final chance for competitors to work their way up the scoresheet, and it was another slow and steady race. It took the fleet nearly 20 minutes to make it to the weather mark. Augie Diaz and Christine De Silva beat the fleet to the finish line, with Randy Lake and Maddy McGrath in second and David and Paige Tillson in third. Rodriguez and Tocke finished 11th in the race, but thankfully for the allotted throw out, it did not get in the way of their overall success.
There was no shortage of talented sailors on the water this week. Juniors and seniors alike came to San Diego Yacht Club ready to compete in four days of intense sailing among the best. But, this week of sailing was more than that. It was an opportunity for juniors to race against their mentors, for newbies to get experience in the fleet, and for families to experience racing together. In the fleet of 50, you could find several boats of couples, even more of parent and children duos, and even a sibling team. These teams are proof of the Snipes fleet greatest qualities: competitive, inclusive, and fun.
The junior sailors on the course did especially well competing against long-time fleet members. The final overall Junior scores place Justin Callahan and Aiden Hoogland in first place. Trevor Davis and Ale Torres had a great regatta with three bullets to come in second. Peter Busch and Cam Spriggs also placed consistently well over the four days to finish in third. Five of the eight junior teams competing finished in the top half of the fleet.
“I don’t think the Juniors here are the future, I think they’re the present. They were giving us a hard time at every rounding mark. I’ve heard comments from a few juniors telling me how they didn’t realize how good the Snipe is and how tough the fleet is. I think they’re going to be here for a while!” stated Rodriguez.
After the racing, competitors and their families were invited to the Awards Ceremony to relish in their accomplishments. Winners received an array of awards, some provided by Sailing Supply. All enjoyed snacks provided by Geaux Fast Sailing, cocktails by Old Harbor Distilling, and cold beer from Bay City Brewing.
(Source: San Diego Yacht Club)
|SAILORS||SAIL NUMBER||BOAT NAME||CLUB/ORG||DIVISION||NET||TOTAL||R1||R2||R3||R4||R5||R6||R7||R8|
|USA 3133731||None||Miami Snipe Fleet||19||30||3||2||2||1||6||3||2|||
Christine De Silva
|USA 3028809||Danilu||Coconut Grove SC||22||40||1||1||8||6||4||1||||1|
|USA 3047318||La Flama Blanca||SSA/Larchmont YC||40||56||9||||3||3||2||4||10||9|
|USA 3114439||MAQ||CRYC/ Chase Performance||45||80||13||4||7||9||1||8||3|||
|USA 3177001||Pickle Rick||San Diego YC||61||86||8||11||1||11||7||19||||4|
|USA 3129822||None||San Diego YC||71||122||10||8||5||8||18||[OCS – 51]||20||2|
|USA 1313004||None||Biscayne Bay YC||Juniors||75||105||25||6||10||2||13||11||8|||
|USA 3062946||Unfinished Work||OBYC||85||122||4||13||34||||10||7||4||13|
|USA 3144134||None||San Diego YC||89||114||18||5||15||13||23||10||5|||
|USA 3033740||Burrito Time||Carolina YC||89||115||7||20||17||||11||22||6||6|
Kate Sheahan Herron
|USA 3163843||None||New York YC||94||124||17||7||6||||21||27||9||7|
|USA 2994037||Bad Panda Racing||Severn Sailing Association||Juniors||97||135||||3||36||20||5||2||21||10|
|USA 3010913||None||Mission Bay YC||100||127||12||22||||19||12||16||16||3|
|USA 2915103||El slammo||Mission Bay YC||103||142||11||10||||15||28||21||1||17|
|USA 2904442||None||Severn Sailing Association||107||138||2||25||20||||20||13||13||14|
|USA 3130047||Geaux Fast||OBYC/GeauxFastSailing||None||108||144||6||12||22||16||22||6||24|||
|USA 3179026||None||Sail Newport, Inc||116||167||28||18||13||4||9||15||29||[DNS – 51]|
|USA 2885814||Penny Benjamin||San Diego YC||122||162||19||17||35||||3||20||12||16|
|USA 3032430||Impact Warning||Eastern YC||128||179||23||23||21||12||26||12||11||[OCS – 51]|
|USA 3129506||None||Severn Sailing Association||130||166||16||||4||27||17||17||22||27|
|USA 1286824||None||San Diego YC||Juniors||131||164||30||15||11||14||15||||14||32|
|USA 2990710||None||San Diego YC||Juniors||135||171||||32||12||5||30||23||7||26|
|USA 2943948||None||Mission Bay YC||135||167||21||9||9||18||24||||23||31|
|USA 2895507||Red Stripe||Fleet 495||Juniors||137||167||15||29||25||29||29||5||||5|
|USA 3131308||Old Folks Boogie||Severn Sailing Association||139||175||26||26||24||7||16||25||||15|
|USA 3080002||Green Flash||San Diego YC||152||190||14||19||14||28||||34||35||8|
|USA 2924841||Maurice||Mission Bay YC||153||195||5||33||29||32||14||14||26|||
|USA 2967112||T-Time||Fleet 330 – Atlanta||159||198||20||21||28||||8||9||39||34|
|USA 3073327||In the way||St Francis YC||159||201||27||24||30||||27||18||15||18|
|USA 2931521||The Rock||Mission Bay YC||175||214||35||14||26||17||31||||28||24|
|USA 3111420||Old and In The Way||Mission Bay YC||177||228||22||27||41||[OCS – 51]||34||24||17||12|
|USA 2885711||None||Mission Bay YC||Juniors||187||222||31||||16||35||25||30||27||23|
|USA 2868736||Street Fighter (fka)||Mission Bay YC||189||229||37||34||23||10||||29||34||22|
|USA 3135732||None||Severn Sailing Association||191||236||24||39||18||||19||26||32||33|
|USA 3143944||Liquid Rodeo||Mission Bay YC||206||240||||30||32||33||33||28||31||19|
|USA 2822535||None||Mission Bay YC||Juniors||209||253||32||28||||22||41||38||19||29|
|USA 2964628||None||San Diego YC||217||260||||31||33||23||36||36||37||21|
|USA 3011305||None||Mission Bay YC||Juniors||246||291||33||38||||36||42||37||40||20|
|USA 2910929||Lia Hona||Mission Bay YC||252||295||41||37||||43||35||35||33||28|
|USA 3055049||None||Mission Bay YC||260||306||39||42||31||25||||42||42||39|
|USA 2867950||None||MIT||263||314||48||[DNF – 51]||19||21||39||OCS – 51||41||44|
|USA 3061825||None||Fleet 210 – Rocky Mountain||271||318||46||40||37||38||32||40||||38|
|USA 3074338||AARP Xpress||California YC||272||323||29||41||[DNS – 51]||44||43||31||44||40|
|USA 2935645||None||Other | Non – JSA||285||336||42||46||42||24||37||43||[DNC – 51]||DNC – 51|
|USA 2885416||None||Fleet 495||289||336||40||43||46||34||||46||43||37|
|USA 3177619||Forever Young||US Sailing Center Miami||296||344||45||45||38||41||45||41||||41|
|USA 3001723||Soup Kitchen||Mission Bay YC||306||354||47||47||40||46||||45||38||43|
|USA 2847015||Red Boat||CCSA||318||369||44||44||[DNS – 51]||DNC – 51||44||44||46||45|
|USA 3065217||Eileen||Fleet 12||339||390||49||48||[DNC – 51]||DNC – 51||49||47||49||46|
|USA 2504633||None||Union Sailing Club||351||402||[DNS – 51]||DNC – 51||DNC – 51||DNC – 51||DNC – 51||DNC – 51||45||DNC – 51|
US Junior Nationals:
- Justin Callahan & Aiden Hoogland, 13
- Trevor Davis & Ale Torres, 20
- Peter Busch & Cam Spriggs, 23
- Diego Escobar & Ximena Escobar, 25
- Devon Owen & Ben Conroy, 27
|SAILORS||SAIL NUMBER||BOAT NAME||CLUB/ORG||DIVISION||NET||TOTAL||R1||R2||R3||R4||R5||R6||R7||R8|
|USA 1313004||None||Biscayne Bay YC||Juniors||13||20||2||2||1||1||2||3||2|||
|USA 2994037||Bad Panda Racing||Severn Sailing Association||Juniors||20||28||||1||6||4||1||1||5||2|
|USA 1286824||None||San Diego YC||Juniors||23||31||3||3||2||3||3||6||3|||
|USA 2895507||Red Stripe||Fleet 495||Juniors||25||32||1||5||5||6||5||2||||1|
|USA 2990710||None||San Diego YC||Juniors||27||34||||6||3||2||6||4||1||5|
|USA 2885711||None||Mission Bay YC||Juniors||34||41||4||||4||7||4||5||6||4|
|USA 2822535||None||Mission Bay YC||Juniors||38||46||5||4||7||5||7||||4||6|
|USA 3011305||None||Mission Bay YC||Juniors||48||56||6||||8||8||8||7||8||3|
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