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red dotOne Design Weekend
red dotLong Beach Race Week
red dotCal Race Week
red dotYachting Cup
red dotThe Schock Factor at Ahmanson Cup
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Classic Long Beach Weather Conditions at the Midwinters

Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone & are not officially endorsed by the Schock 35 Class.

SCCYC's One Design Weekend 2010


Code Blue Winner 2010 One DesginOne Design 2010

Report coming soon.

By Ray L. Waite
Photography by Diana E. MacDougall

2010 ONE DESIGN WEEKEND
PLACE
BOAT
RACE RESULTS
TOTAL
1
Code Blue
1
3
1
1
1
2
2
8
2
Power Play
3
1
4
2
2
1
1
10
3
Outlier
4
2
5
3
5
4
3
21
4
Strategem
5
5
2
5
3
3
4
22
5
Veloce
2
4
3
4
4
5
5
22
6
Impulse

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7
MAKO
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36

6 Races With 1 Throw-Out, Throw-Outs Shown In Red


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Long Beach Race Week 2010

By Ray L. Waite
Photography by Bronny Joy Daniels & Chris Exell

Move over rover and let Jimi take over, or should that be Code Blue!! After failing to make a podium finish all season and a no show at Cal Race Week. Bob Marcus and crew, the 2008 Hi point and Nationals Champion returned to form at Long Beace Race Week with a 3, two 2's and four 1's to take the regatta and the Pacific Coast Championship title for 2010.

Long Beach Race week is the west coasts largest regatta with more than 140 boats in 20 classes converging on Alamitos Bay for the three day event. The only downside I see to the regatta is Fred Young's Shock 35 Perfect Circle on the LBRW.org website dragging a rail in the water. Long Beach can provide 2 kinds of conditions, a building breeze during the day to the high teens and low 20's which tests crews in an unrelenting fashion (see photo of Richard Fish's Outlier in full round up, elsewhere on this site from the 2009 LBRW) or the eddy effect. Unfortunately the latter was the dominant feature of the weekend. The moderate breeze of 6 to 11 knots, in tricky 'Catalina eddy' conditions coming from the east of Santa Catalina Island 22 miles offshore, swinging 20 to 30 degrees left to right and back again were a tacticians night mare!

Long Beach Race Wk 2010 (C) Joy Sailing As per usual the after race festivities were a highlight of this event, Alamitos Bay's Burger Bash on Friday night was well attended by the majority of the Schock partying diehards. This fleet can always depend on being well represented when the hosting clubs, tap a keg and supply free food. The attendance win goes to Maine Squeeze, their entire crew went to the event in an inflatable!

There were six Schocks in attendance at the regatta, day one provided the most excitement. Impulse punched out early on the left side of the course and never looked back. Showing a clean set of heels to the fleet and leading the race from start to finish. Impulse the leading contender for rookie of the year, only needs to find a little consistency to be a true force in the fleet. The second race saw MAKO achieve the same feat. At the end of the day the top four boats were tied (excluding tie breakers) with the same number of points. Closely followed by Strategem and Maine Squeeze.

Long Beach Race Week winners 2010 Day 2 was the beginning of Code Blues romp around the race course, After a second in race 3 of the regatta, (the on course spies tell me this may have been a result of MAKO interaction, which resulted in the mackerel making an extra circle before the weather mark) Code Blue turned in unchallenged bullet performances for the rest of the regatta. At the club on Sunday evening Bob Marcus was ecstatic, "it all fell together, we were able to catch every shift during the regatta". Well done Bob and crew! Hearty Congratulations from the rest of the fleet.

This report would not be complete without a mention of our friends from Ventura - Maine Squeeze - The squeezers are the friendliest boat you could find in any fleet. I suggest you hunt down Mike Taylor and ask him if you can check out the boat. Before you get on board Mike will have you outfitted with a libation. The boat is a total cruiser, the interior is amazing and they have a dodger! Mike has won the Newport to Ensenada twice in the boat and really concentrates on the long distance stuff. check out there website www.mainesqueezesailing.com

Long Beach Race Week 2010 on YouTube- CLICK HERE

2010 LONG BEACH RACE WEEK
PLACE
BOAT
RACE RESULTS                       
TOTAL
1
Code Blue
3
2
2
1
1
1
1
11
2
Power Play
2
3
1
3
2
3
2
16
3
MAKO
4
1
5
2
3
2
3
20
4
Impulse
1
4
3
4
4
5
5
26
5
Strategem
5
5
4
5
5
4
4
32
6
Maine Squeeze
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
42

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Cal Race Week 2010

By Ray L. Waite
Photography by Sam Haythron - www.samhaythornphotography.com

Cal Race Week Conditions were light for CRW this year, the usual MDR square chop was nowhere to be found. There were significant shifts throughout both days which led to the left side paying dividends on most occasions (or was it the right?). Either way the wrong decision was indeed expensive. Tacticians were seen with crystal balls, dead chickens and other offerings to the god's for the favor of a shift in their direction. Gordon Palmer (Gordy) on Power Play obviously made the right sacrifice, with a stellar first day. On one upwind leg PP's crew two tacked the mark, this apparently goes down well with grinders and trimmers alike. Power Play took 3 bullets on day one to pull away to a comfortable lead.

(C) Sam Haythron Photography Seven boats turned out for the fleet, including John Heany's Marina Del Rey based Veloce. The former Katmandu/ Buttercup/ Dennis Connor prepped Lipton cup boat proved yet again they are a force to be reckoned with in the light air of the Marina. John's team turned in a credible first day performance to be tied with MAKO for third after 3 races. Insiders on MAKO tell me David Michaelis, was having a tough time with his starts during the regatta, this reporter will wait to get the former fleet presidents report before elaborating. Kim Stuart's Voodoo Doll returned to the dock in a solid second place with nine points. there were several new faces on Kim's crew, most notably Roy Dickson. (Of the famous Dickson sailing dynasty). Roy jetted in from New Zealand to trim main on the Doll, I'm sure he visited his son too.

It's difficult to find contenders for the wooden spoon award. Sundays racing may finally given us one - Power Play - during the postponement of race #4 While backing down PP's skipper, Steve (Sparkle) Arkle lost control of the tiller which resulted in the rudder being jammed against the hull. The largest tool this crew carries on the race course is a leatherman! They proceeded to borrow tools from MAKO, Strategem and the Race Committee to disassemble the tiller and upper rudder bearing to free the rudder. I was witness to Sparkle stripping down to his skivvies and diving into the water to kick fruitlessly at the rudder to release it. The pollution is hard enough on the sea life in the marina as it is without another whale in the water to crowd them out. PP scored a dns and 8 points they were tied with Voodoo Doll for the lead, MAKO one point behind with one race left in the regatta.

Race 5 saw Power Play repaired and back in the hunt. Power Play, Voodoo Doll and MAKO lead the fleet around the buoys to finish 1,2 and 3 respectively for the race and the regatta.

Congratulations to all the crews!

If you have a story, a sighting or submission send them to Schock35@hotmail.com with submission in the title.

Anonymity assured, cell phone photo's accepted!!


2010 CAL RACE WEEK
PLACE
BOAT
RACE RESULTS                       
TOTAL
1
Power Play
1
1
1
8 dns
1
12
2
Voodoo Doll
2
3
4
2
2
13
3
MAKO
3
2
6
1
4
16
4
Veloce
4
5
2
5
6
22
5
Strategem
6
7
5
4
3
25
6
Outlier
7
4
3
6
5
25
7
Impulse
5
6
7
3
7
28

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Yachting Cup 2010

By Dave Michaelis
Class President
2010 Yachting Cup
David Michealis accepting award This was the 32nd year that San Diego Yacht Club has hosted this regatta. The Schock 35?s where back on the bay this year. SDYC has not held a Yachting Cup venue in the flat waters of the South Bay since 2003.

The winds maintained a steady 10-12 knots from SSW. We had 6 boats in the fleet including Larry Emerson in Shaka out for his first Fleet One Design High Point Regatta. I have been told he is hooked and plans on bringing Shaka up for some more One Design racing. The fleet looks forward to having Larry and crew out on the course with us.

It was the perfect weekend on the South Bay for a Schock 35 and congratulations go out to MAKO and crew for finishing in First Place, followed by Power Play in second and Outlier in third.

2010 YACHTING CUP
PLACE
BOAT
RACE RESULTS                       
TOTAL
1
MAKO
1
1
1
2
3
8
2
Power Play
3
2
2
3
2
12
3
Outlier
4
4
6
1
1
16
4
Shaka
2
6
4
4
6
22
5
Impulse
5
3
5
5
4
22
6
Strategem
6
5
3
6
5
25

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The Schock Factor at Ahmanson Cup

Quoted from an article on Scuttlebutt by Ullman sails
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April 17 & 18 the Schock 35 class set the pace for the summer race season, taking first at Newport Harbor Yacht Club's 2010 Ahmanson Cup in Southern California. Steve Arkle and team on Power Play claimed first place with bullets in the first and last races of the weekend. Following closely in second place was David Michaelis' crew on MAKO, who finished just two points behind Power Play.
Outlier leads Code Blue to the finish in Race 5 Can anyone say "light and lumpy"? I have to say that on Sunday's first race, number 4 in the regatta was one of the toughest races to drive in. It took a tremendous amount of concentration and crew work to keep MAKO moving. Unfortunately half the team of Voodoo Doll was trapped in Europe due to the volcano eruption in Iceland.

Congratulations go to Sparkle and the team of Power Play for earning the top spot again, followed by MAKO in second place and Outlier in third.

2010 AHMANSON REGATTA
PLACE
BOAT
RACE RESULTS                       
TOTAL
1
Power Play
1
3
2
3
1
10
2
MAKO
2
2
4
1
3
12
3
Outlier
3
1
1
6
4
15
4
Strategem
4
4
5
5
2
20
5
Code Blue
5
5
3
4
5
22
6
Impulse
6
6
8
2
6
28
7
Voodoo Doll
8
8
8
8
8
40


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Classic Long Beach Weather Conditions at the Midwinters

By Dave Michaelis, Class President
Photography by Sam Haythron - www.samhaythornphotography.com

The first High Point Regatta of 2010 was the 81st Annual Southern California Yachting Association Midwinter Regatta, the longest running regatta in Southern California. Hosted among 33 clubs from San Diego to Santa Barbra and East to Arizona. The Schock 35 venue was held in Long Beach, California by Long Beach Yacht Club.

This year the fleet saw the team of Schock & All out on Voodoo Doll. Usually Russ and his crew come out and are dispersed among the different boats in the fleet that need crew. But Kim Stuart of Voodoo Doll was not going to be able to participate so she graciously offered her boat to the boys from Ohio.
(C) Sam Haythron Photography We also had our new team of Impulse joining us, new name, new owners but some of the participants on the boat are not new to the Schock 35 fleet. They didn't appear to skip a beat in the transition.

Saturday February 20 the wind held at about 15 knots for part of the first race, then dropped steadily as it swung sharply from the southwest to due west. As stated above Impulse didn't miss a beat they finished in first Place followed by Power Play then MAKO. For the second race the wind dipped into the single digits and went back to southwest at a fairly steady 10 knots by the end of the race. First place was Power Play followed by Code Blue in second and Impulse in third. The ten knots remained for the third race and Power Play was able to pull off another first place followed by Code Blue in second and MAKO took a third.

Sunday February 21 winds blew at 17 knots and represented classic Long Beach Conditions. MAKO was able to put it together and finish off Sunday with two bullets. It wasn't enough to catch Sparkle and the Power Play team, pulling off two second place finishes. The Schock & All crew on Voodoo Doll finished with a third in the fourth race of the regatta as did Strategem in the fifth and final race of the weekend.

Congratulations to Sparkle and crew for earning first overall, followed by MAKO in second and Impulse in third.



2010 SCYA MIDWINTERS REGATTA
PLACE
BOAT
RACE RESULTS
TOTAL
1
Power Play
2
1
1
2
2
8
2
MAKO
3
7
3
1
1
15
3
Impulse
1
3
5
5
5
19
4
Code Blue
8
2
2
4
7
23
5
Outlier
4
4
4
7
4
23
6
Strategem
5
6
6
6
3
26
7
Voodoo Doll
6
5
7
3
6
27

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