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A brrr-y cold day at Ocean Beach

Posted by direwolff on March 10, 2010

After what had to be an epic Spring day with temperatures in the 60s this past Sunday at Stinson Beach, the temperatures dropped rapidly and we have been rewarded with 50 degree temperatures, cloudy, haily and some times sunny skies over the past two days.  While yesterday was futile because of how the winds would either nuke to 9m kiting weather them simply die or have hail pouring down on us for 10 mins before starting the cycle all over again, today it was clearly small kite day at Ocean Beach.  Over 20 kiters came out to meet the winds, with most of them riding anywhere from 6m to 8m kites.  Oh yeah, and it was f-en cold!

Over 20 kitesurfers out at Ocean Beach

I arrived at the beach in time to get an afternoon session at around 3:30pm, but after standing around for 15 mins or so contemplating it, I lost the psychological edge which comes from just getting your gear out of the car, getting dressed quickly and getting out there.  Soon I was whining like a little girl, talking about how cold it was and watching all my friends arrive one-by-one and getting out there with nothing but a comment or two about the wind and cold.  Before I knew it, I was back in my car warming up, then jumping back out to get a couple of shots on my camera phone so I could feel good in having captured the moment for posterity.

Marcello Segura getting ready to ride an 8m kite

Finally, with my tail between my legs, I scampered away knowing that a fun session had been missed.  As I looked over the surf, you could tell that while the inside and middle had that washing machine effect that shows up at Ocean Beach pretty regularly in the mid-afternoon, the outside had some crisp set-ups with overhead sets.  The sets were close together which offers little room for error, but they were so nicely lined up that the rides to expect out there would have been divine.  Oh well, after being so spoiled on Sunday, I guess my jones wasn’t sufficient to break my will to stay warm.  Until the next time.

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Moving from 2009 to 2010 Motivated to Get Back to My Kite Blogging Ways

Posted by direwolff on January 18, 2010

Just a heads up that after nearly a year hiatus from blogging here, seeing all of the new cool kites that are being released into this 2010 season, and the fact that the San Francisco Bay Area has been getting some crazy winds of late, this has all conspired to get me back into blogging about our local kite scene.  Already since December, there have been several north wind days at Crissy Field and we’re currently experiencing some storm conditions that are bringing in south winds to the coast.  Half Moon Bay brought some joy to kiters both yesterday and today, while Ocean Beach got a bunch of us out there today.

As well, I just changed my quiver from Eclipse to Dimitri Maramenides’ new kite line, Epic Kites.  While he may not describe them in this way, the Epic Streamer is the next gen of what was the Eclipse Thruster, while the Epic Renegade is the next gen of what was the Eclipse Kima.  Having ridden the Eclipse kites last season, what I have experienced so far has been quite an improvement to an already good design.  He has also come out with a special treat in a kite called the Epic Streamer Limited Edition which only comes in a 10m version, but is more powered than the equivalent sized Streamer.  As for the bar, don’t get me started, simply said, it ROCKS in its simplicity and smart design.  My quiver this season are 6m & 9m Renegades and the 10m Streamer LTD.

Managed to get a 30 minute session on the a north wind day at Crissy las weekend and can just say that it’s a power machine with great grunt on the low-end and feels like it’s begging for me to let it send me into the air.  Sort of like a Ferrari begging for you to take it into the 125+mph zone, if you know what I mean.  Unfortunately, I was riding my strapless surfboard so I couldn’t let’er go, but I could feel what that puppy wanted to do.  Can’t wait to get it out with my twin tip to see what kind of air time it’s going to provide.

Today, managed to ride one of those weird south wind sessions at Ocean Beach.  It was a hard core ride due to the rain, slightly gusty winds and some mid-sized swell, but from a direction that we don’t get very often there.  Definitely fun while it lasted, which again was only about 30 minutes for me before the winds just shut off like a light switch.  For this session, I took out my virgin Renegade 9m and was not disappointed.  Fast turning, exceedingly responsive, and with plenty of power at every stroke.  Any time the wind dropped off a tad, all it took was a down stroke to get some good power back into the kite to avoid any slowing in the waves.  Wish I could have been out longer to get a better feel for the kite’s range but I now have tasted blood and am looking forward to my next session on this kite.  It’s definitely the wave kite to beat this season.  I’m expecting some solid competition in this segment from the RRD Religion which was just announced as their wave kite and has a nice, though different shape.  Will give that kite a fair review as well, as soon as I get to try it.

Looks like kitesurfing season is going to be a blast with this early start in January, things are only looking up from here.  This rain is also bringing lots of snow to the Lake Tahoe resorts, so I may slip out for some snowboarding, and who knows maybe take the kites along to put them through their paces on snow.

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Kitesurfed Ocean Beach on January 25th…how crazy is that?!

Posted by direwolff on February 5, 2009

It was just another great day to be alive.  Got a call from fellow kiter Jono at around 10:30am telling me that the surf at Ocean Beach (CA) was not only up but the winds were holding steady at 20+ kts.  Music to our ears.  Of course, the temperature was supposedly at a crisp 58 degrees meaning that the water would certainly be colder, but no matter, we were jonesing.

Shortly after Jono’s call, the emails began pooring in from some other buddies with screen shots of the wind reports for the day, and before you knew it the ball was in our court to decide whether to take on the ocean or just wish we had.  The deliberations didn’t take long and within the hour, cars were heading from where we all live in Marin County over the Ocean Beach to catch it before the dying off of the unreliable winter winds.

By the time I got there, Jono had been in the water for nearly an hour.  His call had come from the beach, able to provide a more reliable onsite report than we could get from the meters we tend to count on, and he certainly couldn’t be counted on to wait for us to arrive.  Bill had just arrived and Charlie was on his way.  Didn’t take long before we were pumped up and able to make our way over closer to the water to lay out our lines and get this party started.  Just like that, it’s second nature after all, we were good to go.  As I got in the water with my kite overhead, I noticed Bob and son Alex, were among the early arrivals who were now well accustomed to the water temperature and were more focused on smacking waves then whether their tootsies were going to get cold.  As soon as they passed by, I jumped in and off into the waves we go :)

The sets were not terribly big by Ocean Beach standards, but enough to warrant staying awake and aware of what was coming your way.  Of course, not having ridden in several months meant taking the obligatory drops into the water at the sign of the smallest wave smacking my side.  Fortunately, this only helped to more rapidly acclimate me to the conditions.  From there, it was all good.

Managed to ride for about an hour before feeling the tiredness from muscles not recently used, starting to gain the upper hand.  It was hard to leave it all behind, but my body triumphed over my mind, which could have stayed out for several more hours of this blissful experience.  As we returned to dry off by the cars, the traditional fish tales began as well as perma-grins sported by anyone and everyone who had participated in the experience.  Nothing like seeing everyone around you smiling to know that it was all good.

Two other buddies, Geoff & Jimbo were still out there after I came in, here are some pics of them having a blast…

Gotta love living in a place where this part of our lives.

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Taking the fish tale thing to a whale-sized level

Posted by direwolff on November 10, 2008

This is totally insane.  For all of us who have been riding in the SF Bay area riding along side seal, dolphins and at times sharks, this one takes the cake…

Took place somewhere in Australia.  See the newspaper link here.

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye…the SF Bay Classic & Ultra Nectar Challenge coming up July 12 & 13

Posted by direwolff on June 28, 2008

For those of you not familiar with this race, it’s pretty nuts. Last year very few people completed it because the upwind leg can be impossible on light winds. This two races in one event is fun and challenging. The SF Bay Challenge leg of the race goes from a start line parallel to the St. Francis Yacht Club, upwind to the Golden Gate Bridge, then downwind to Berkeley. From Berkeley back up to Crissy Field is the Ultra Nectar Challenge. This race requires a bit more endurance than the RONSTAN Bay Challenge, but can be equally fun. This race will also include Formula racers.

Sorry, I can’t explain what happened to item 9 below.

Here are the details from the freshly released Notice of Race (which you can also directly access here):

SF Bay Classic & UN Challenge
St. Francis Yacht Club
July 12-13, 2008
NOTICE OF RACE

1.0 RULES
1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), except as any of these are altered by the Sailing Instructions.
1.2 RRS 40.1 will be changed as follows: Competitors are required to wear a wetsuit at all times while racing.
1.3 Competitors in the Formula class must display sail numbers on both sides of all sails.
1.4 Competitors in the Kite class must wear a numbered jersey.

2.0 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
2.1 The following classes are invited to participate: Formula and Kite.
2.2 Eligible boats may enter by completing the online entry form. Entries must be completed by July 9, 2008 to avoid late fee.

3.0 FEES
3.1 Entry fee is $85, less $5 with proof of current USSA or USWA membership, if received by July 9.
3.2 Entry fee is $95, less $5 with proof of current USSA or USWA membership, if received after July 9.

4.0 SCHEDULE
4.1 Late Registration: Saturday, July 12 from 1000 hours to 1030 hours.
4.2 Racing will be held on Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13.
4.3 The scheduled time of the Warning Signal for the first race on Saturday is 1130 hours. A Sailors’ Meeting will be held at 1030 hours on Saturday, July 12.
4.4 The scheduled time of the Warning Signal for the first race on Sunday is 1200 hours. A Sailors’ Meeting will be held at 1100 hours on Sunday, July 13.
4.5 Sailors and their guests are invited to attend a social hosted by on Saturday evening and a trophy ceremony following the conclusion of racing on Sunday.

5.0 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
The Sailing Instructions will be available at the check-in before the Sailors’ Meeting, while an unofficial copy may be found at www.stfyc.com.

6.0 RACING AREA
The intended course racing area will be set on the City Front utilizing inflatable marks. The intended area for the distance race will be from the City Front to the Berkeley Pier and back.

7.0 SCORING
7.1 One race shall constitute a series.
7.2 Kite and Formula classes will sail two distance races on Saturday, and three course races on Sunday. The distance races will be scored separately from the course racing. All course races will count towards a boats final course racing score.

8.0 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, decision to race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.

10. FURTHER INFORMATION
For further information please contact the St Francis Yacht Club race office at 415.563.6363, email raceoffice@stfyc.com , or visit www.stfyc.com.

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Loscoco Captures the Essence of the 2008 Kiteboarding Champiosnhips

Posted by direwolff on June 15, 2008

Erin Loscoco, one our local Bay area kiteboarders who also participated in the early days of the Nationals, is also a gifted photographer. He spent the latter part of the week snapping some great shots which really capture the mood and intensity of this year’s event. You can check out his site here. He also set-up a “BEST OF” page which has fewer pics but still conveys the mood, here.

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2008 Kiteboarding Nationals: Final Standings…the Pros take over

Posted by direwolff on June 15, 2008

Well, another great week of kiteboarding course racing comes to an end here at Crissy Field with many of the pros taking over the top spots. Where last year, amateurs Anthony Chavez (Naish) and Jeff Kafka (Cabrinha) from the SF Bay area were able to secure the top rankings, this year, many of the well known freestyle names, riders like Damien LeRoy (Cabrinha) and Sky Solbach (North), roared into the event taking no prisoners. Even 16 year young pro rider, Jon Van Malsen (North), managed to come away with 6th place after some great racing on Saturday.

What made this year more competitive is that now that the PKRA has picked up on course racing, many of the pro riders are more exposed to this form of the sport and are evolving the style and the technology. Tech played a big role, though everyone, pros and amateurs alike, are still experimenting. Here is a look at some of these new custom board designs:

It was great to see the spirit of sportsmanship alive and well here in these races, as many of the competitors would frequently trade boards between races, if only to get a feel for what the new designs had to offer. Some designs were amazing upwind machines, but were less effective on the downwind legs of the event. Different board styles suited styles of different riders, but it was nice for them to be able to do head-to-head comparisons between boards and between each other on the race course.

Here are the final standings for the week long event, with Damien LeRoy (Cabrinha) taking 1st place after dominating most of the week, Sean Farley (North) in 2nd place, and Sky Solbach (North) sealing up 3rd place. Three of the Bay area’s finest managed to lock in top 10 performances, among these were Anthony Chavez (Naish), 2007 Kiteboarding Nationals champion, working his way back up the standings to 5th place; recent Maui transplant, Shawn Richman (Waiman Kites) with a 7th place overall finish; and Jeff Kafka (Cabrinha), of Wind Over Water fame, finishing up in 9th position.

Here are the overall standings:

2008 US Kiteboarding National Championship Preliminary Results – Championship Series

Jersey # Name QR #1 QR #2 QR #3 QR #4 QR #5 QR #6 QR #7 QR #8 QR #9 QR #10 QR #11 QR #12 CR #1 CR #2 CR #3 CR #4 CR #5 CR #6 CR #7 CR #8 CR #9 TOTAL
Y v R W v B R v W B v Y Y v W R v B Y v R W v B R v W B v Y Y v W R v B
1 Blue 8 Damien LeRoy 2* 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 3* 2 2 2 2 21
2 White 3 Sean Farley 5* 2 1 3 5 1 1 1 2 12* 5 1 1 1 1 25
3 Blue 11 Sky Solbach 1 2 1 1 3* 2 4 3 3 3 1 3 6* 4 3 31
4 Yellow 10 Jon Modica 5 8* 5 6 2 2 9 5 8 10 6 5 13* 5 4 72
5 Yellow 3 Anthony Chavez 2 3 2 8* 4 3 9 11 6 5 11 13* 3 11 8 78
6 Yellow 12 Jon Van Malsen 9* 5 4 4 5 5 10 9 18* 8 4 8 12 3 6 83
7 Red 12 Shawn Richman 7* 1 3 1 1 3 DNS* 10 4 2 2 4 8 OCS 5 87
8 Blue 9 Kent Marinkovic 3 4* 4 4 4 4 6 8 9 6 10 9 11 10 12* 88
9 Red 6 Jeff Kafka 8* 7 5 2 2 7 16* 6 7 4 7 15 7 9 11 89
10 Blue 12 Ken Winner 4 DSQ* 12 8 6 5 8 12 14* 9 8 7 5 8 9 101
11 Red 4 Michael Gebhardt 1 5 9 10* 8 6 14 17* 13 14 9 12 4 7 7 109
12 Yellow 5 John Gomes 4 7 7 5 DNF* 7 3 4 11 13 14 22* 18 6 15 114
13 Red 11 Marc Ramseier 3 4 7 7 6 8* 7 DNF* 5 15 15 11 16 13 14 123
14 Yellow 6 Geoff Headington DNS* 6 6 3 8 14 13 13 10 11 17* 10 9 12 10 125
15 White 11 Nils Stolzlechner 6* 3 3 6 3 6 12 DNF* 12 7 12 42 10 14 16 146
16 White 13 Chip Wasson 18 11 9 7 7 DSQ* 5 7 15 19 13 14 15 23* 23 163
17 Red 9 Donny Parker 16* 6 8 11 10 9 24* 14 17 17 20 15 14 16 13 170
18 Yellow 7 Clarissa Hempel 6 10 13* 9 7 8 18 15 16 20 22 17 24* 17 17 182
19 Blue 1 Kristin Boese 9 9 15* 10 9 10 15 18 19 21* 18 19 17 20 18 191
20 White 10 Marcelo Segura 10 8 10 13 14* 12 19 25* 23 18 16 20 21 15 19 204
21 Red 13 Frank Wittke 12 10 12 13 12 15* 11 16 20 DNS* 25 18 20 18 24 211
22 Blue 4 Eric Due 11 14* 10 9 10 11 23 21 24 16 16 16 25* 24 21 212
23 White 4 Melissa Gil 8 9 11 12 13* 11 22 20 21 25 19 21 22 21 27* 222
24 Yellow 2 Christopher Brown 17* 13 8 12 12 8 25 19 22 24 26 26 31* 26 20 241
25 Yellow 13 Arnaud Vuillermet 18 12 14 DNS* 11 10 17 22 25* 22 24 24 23 19 25 241
26 Red 5 Steve Gibson 15* 14 11 15 9 14 21 27 30 29 28 31* 19 22 26 265
27 Yellow 8 Bret Herscher 11 16 16 14 14 DNS* 31* 23 27 27 23 28 26 28 29 282
28 Red 10 Sandy Parker 10 12 18* 17 15 13 27 26 29 32* 30 30 28 25 22 284
29 Blue 5 Eric Geleynse 14 15 17* 14 13 12 26 24 26 28 29 29 34 DNS* DNS 307
30 White 5 Mo Hart DNS* DNS 15 11 11 13 20 OCS* DNS 23 21 25 29 DNS DNS 325
31 Blue 13 Kris Youngberg 15 13 19* 15 15 16 DNF* DNS DNS 26 31 27 30 29 30 333
32 Yellow 9 Bruce Johnson 19 17 18 18 16 DNS* 32 DNF* DNS DNF 27 23 27 27 28 338
33 White 6 Ella Johnson DNF DNS* 19 16 16 DNS 28 28 DNS* 31 33 34 32 30 31 354
34 White 2 Dave Broome 7 13* 12 5 4 4 DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 376
35 Red 1 Vladimir Belinsky DNF DNS* 14 20 DSQ DNS 30 DNS* DNS 33 32 32 33 31 32 384
36 Red 14 Vlad Morozz DNS* DNF 16 DNS DNS DNS 29 29 28 30 34 DNS* 35 DNS 33 389
37 Red 3 Caroline Freitas 13 15 13 16 DNS* DNS DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 429
38 Yellow 11 Brendan Richards 14 11 17 DNS* DNS DNS DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 442
39 White 14 Peter Schiebel 13 DNF DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 469
40 Yellow 4 James Donaldson DNS* DNS DNS 19 27 27 DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 473
41 Blue 3 Raymond Deiter DNS* DNS DNF DNS DNS DNS DNS* DNS DNS 34 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 475
42 White 7 Erin Loscocco DNS* DNS 20 DNS DNS DNS DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 476
43 Blue 14 Shawn Murray DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 484
44 Blue 10 Michael Scott DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 484
45 Blue 2 Steph Bridge DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 484
46 Blue 6 Bobby Hall DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 484
47 Blue 7 Lance Larivee DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 484
48 Red 15 Ryan Lamb DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 484
49 Red 2 Shawn Ewing DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 484
50 Red 7 Jeffrey Klein DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 484
51 White 1 Darren Bass DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 484
52 White 12 Jason Trupkin DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 484
53 White 8 Jeffrey Ruoss DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 484

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It’s All Smiles at the 2008 Kiteboarding Nationals – San Francisco Bay

Posted by direwolff on June 14, 2008

As most seasoned kiters know, keeping a serious face during anything to do with kitesurfing is down right near impossible to do. Even on game day, when the racing stakes are up, every kiters you talk to can’t help but beam a smile. Spent Saturday walking around talking to racers after their finish and with few exceptions, it was happy all around regardless of where they placed. Couldn’t resist sharing these shots here…

(Row 1: Steve Gibson, John Gomes (race organizer), Sandy Parker (Kitopia); Row 2: John Van Malsen, Clarissa Hempel, Eric Due; Row 3: Anthony Chavez (2007 Nationals Champion), Donny Parker (Kitopia), Jeff Kafka (WindOverWater); Row 4: Chip Wasson (Ultra Nectar), Shawn Richman/John Modica/Sky Solbach/Damien LeRoy/Kent Marinkovic, Shawn Richman)

Even the spectators couldn’t help but get into the smiling trend…

(Spectator Row: Bill Tai (KiteVC), Kathy Smith/Chad Nicols, Pete Cabrinha (Cabrinha Kites)/Austin

It was great to see all of this happiness bundle up in one place :)

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The Marin Independent Journal covers our kiteboarding passion

Posted by direwolff on June 11, 2008

Several of us Marin riders were recently interviewed by Andrew Pentis of the Marin Independent Journal (marinij.com). His feature just came out today, and portrays the sickness that we’re all bound by. The article is titled, “CEOs loosen ties, surf their kites at national championship on the bay”, where he humorously states:

If horse racing is the sport of kings, kiteboarding is becoming that of corporate executives – at least in the Bay Area. But Marin residents taking part in the birth of a water sport don’t sit in the stands. When it’s time to shed the suit and tie, they fly a kite on the San Francisco Bay – with an attached surfboard under their feet, powered by the offshore winds. That provides the thrill.”

It’s very cool to have the opportunity to help spread the addiction around the Bay Area :)

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U.S. Kiteboarding National Championship – Day 2!!!

Posted by direwolff on June 11, 2008

My good buddy Gabe Brown was kind enough to share some of people shots he got today at the Nationals taking place at Crissy Field…

(Damien LeRoy) (Clarissa Hempel and Chip Wasson)

(Shawn Richman) (Chip Wasson)

Noteworthy in today’s standings is that Florida boy, Damien LeRoy (Cabrinha) is and Sky Solbach (North) (who has come out from Australia and Oregon to participate in a few of the Thursday Night Cabrinha Kite Race Series events), are tied for first in leading the points race with St. Francis Yacht Club flag bearer, Shawn Richman (Waiman Kites) close at hand in 3rd place. Sky Solbach (North), who has come out from Australia and Oregon to participate in a few of the Thursday Night Cabrinha Kite Race Series events, is holding on to the number 2 spot. Here are the standings as they stand after two days:

2008 US Kiteboarding National Championship Preliminary Results – Qualification Series

Jersey # Name QR #1 QR #2 QR #3 QR #4 QR #5 QR #6 QR #7 QR #8 QR #9 QR #10 QR #11 QR #12 Total Score
Y v R W v B R v W B v Y Y v W R v B Y v R W v B R v W B v Y Y v W R v B
1 Blue 8 Damien LeRoy 2* 1 2 2 1 1 7
2 Blue 11 Sky Solbach 1 2 1 1 3* 2 7
3 Red 12 Shawn Richman 7* 1 3 1 1 3 9
4 White 3 Sean Farley 5* 2 1 3 5 1 12
5 Yellow 3 Anthony Chavez 2 3 2 8* 4 3 14
6 Blue 9 Kent Marinkovic 3 4 4 4 DNS* 4 19
7 Yellow 10 Jon Modica 5 8* 5 6 2 2 20
8 White 11 Nils Stolzlechner 6* 3 3 6 3 6 21
9 Red 6 Jeff Kafka 8* 7 5 2 2 7 23
10 Yellow 12 Jon Van Malsen 9* 5 4 4 5 5 23
11 Red 11 Marc Ramseier 3 4 7 7 6 8* 27
12 Red 4 Michael Gebhardt 1 5 9* 9 8 6 29
13 Yellow 5 John Gomes 4 7 7 5 DNS* 7 30
14 White 2 Dave Broome 7 13* 12 5 4 4 32
15 Yellow 6 Geoff Headington DNS* 6 6 3 8 14 37
16 Red 9 Donny Parker 16* 6 8 10 10 9 43
17 White 13 Chip Wasson 18* 11 9 7 7 9 43
18 Blue 1 Kristin Boese 9 9 15* 10 9 10 47
19 White 4 Melissa Gil 8 9 11 12 13* 11 51
20 Blue 4 Eric Due 11 14* 10 9 10 11 51
21 Blue 12 Ken Winner 4 DSQ* 6 8 6 DNS 52
22 Yellow 2 Christopher Brown 17* 13 8 11 12 8 52
23 White 10 Marcelo Segura 10 8 10 13 14* 12 53
24 Red 13 Frank Wittke 12 10 12 12 12 15* 58
25 Red 5 Steve Gibson 15* 14 11 14 9 14 62
26 Yellow 7 Clarissa Hempel 6 10 13 DNS* 7 DNS 64
27 Red 10 Sandy Parker 10 12 18* 16 15 13 66
28 Blue 5 Eric Geleynse 14 15 17* 14 13 12 68
29 Yellow 8 Bret Herscher 11 16 16 13 14 DNS* 70
30 Blue 13 Kris Youngberg 15 13 19* 15 11 16 70
31 White 5 Mo Hart DNS* DNS 15 11 11 13 78
32 Yellow 13 Arnaud Vuillermet 18 12 14 DNS* DNS 10 82
33 Red 3 Caroline Freitas 13 15 13 15 DNS* DNS 84
34 Yellow 9 Bruce Johnson 19 17 18 17 16 DNS* 87
35 Yellow 11 Brendan Richards 14 11 17 DNS* DNS DNS 98
36 White 6 Ella Johnson DNF DNS* 19 16 16 DNS 107
37 Blue 14 Shawn Murray DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS 5 117
38 Red 1 Vladimir Belinsky DNF DNS* 14 19 DNF DNS 117
39 White 14 Peter Schiebel 13 DNF DNS* DNS DNS DNS 125
40 Red 14 Vlad Morozz DNS* DNF 16 DNS DNS DNS 128
41 Yellow 4 James Donaldson DNS* DNS DNS 18 DNS DNS 130
42 White 7 Erin Loscocco DNS* DNS 20 DNS DNS DNS 132
43 Blue 10 Michael Scott DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 140
44 Blue 2 Steph Bridge DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 140
45 Blue 3 Raymond Deiter DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 140
46 Blue 6 Bobby Hall DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 140
47 Blue 7 Lance Larivee DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 140
48 Red 15 Ryan Lamb DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 140
49 Red 2 Shawn Ewing DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 140
50 Red 7 Jeffrey Klein DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 140
51 White 1 Darren Bass DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 140
52 White 12 Jason Trupkin DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 140
53 White 8 Jeffrey Ruoss DNS* DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 140

Of our Bay Area past top place finishers, Anthony Chavez (Naish) currently sits in 5th place, Jeff Kafka (Cabrinha) is in 9th place, and Chip Wasson (Ozone) is in a very surprising 17th place due to having missed a race as a result of some equipment changes he had to make.

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