RegattaActiveImages, Star Western Hemisphere Spring Regatta 2006
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Day 1, Star Western Hemisphere Spring Championship 2006 May 23, 2006 Annapolis Yacht Club, Annapolis MD, USA Blue Angels! Oh yes, and really good Star racing too. Two races in picture perfect but chilly conditions. Murray/Palfrey in the lead.
Day 2, Star Western Hemisphere Spring Championship 2006 May 24, 2006 Annapolis Yacht Club, Annapolis MD, USA Light air and heavy powerboat chop pose real challenges to the fleet. MacCausland squeaks past vanderMolen at the gun.
Day 3, Star Western Hemisphere Spring Championship 2006 May 25, 2006 Annapolis Yacht Club, Annapolis MD, USA Exceedingly tricky conditions! Wind shifts, current shifts, rain, fog, swells, cross-swells, you name it... A day when both experience and dumb luck helped a lot. Merriman/Peters won race 4; Reynolds/Haenel took race 5, tied for first place with Dane/Sperry.
Day 4, Star Western Hemisphere Spring Championship 2006 May 26, 2006 Annapolis Yacht Club, Annapolis MD, USA Whatever tea the race committee was drinking, the tea leaves told them exactly when to start the race. After three hours of shifts and aborted starts, the race was started in decent conditions that continued to improve throughout. Rick Merriman and Rick Peters won the race; John Dane and Austin Sperry covered Mark Reynolds and Hal Haenel just enough to win the regatta.

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