2023 Soling1M NCR on 2/10/2023

2023 Soling 1M National Championship Regatta (NCR)
by Ron Stephanz
Sun Coast Model Sailing Club hosted the 2023 Soling 1M National Championship in Punta Gorda, FL on February 10-12. The weather cooperated for the first two days with winds ranging from 10-15mph. Sunday was another thing though. Racing started with winds around 18mph but with much stronger gusts. Sadly, it was decided to cancel racing for Sunday as the forecast was for ever increasing winds through the day -- which ended up being true.
Peter Feldman continued his dominance, beating defending champion Don Ouimette, followed by AMYA President Chuck Millican. Filling out the five place podium were Ron Prokop and Sean Fidler, with Ron winning the tie-breaker.
A hearty “Thank You” goes out to the numerous SCMSC volunteers -- as many as 11 on a given day -- for their tireless efforts. They made this a successful regatta. Everything from mark watchers, finish recorders, rescue boat and food presentation allowed the skippers the ability to concentrate on racing. The race management was handled skillfully by Art Hawes, Chad Kasten, and crew. A raffle was held with two half kits provided by 3DRC Boats and K&K Hobbies in Port Charlotte, FL. Additionally, a suit of sails by Chuck Millican and another by Pat Dion were raffled off. Thank you to these sponsors for supporting our regatta. Summary of 2023 Soling 1M NCR, Gold Chevrons
Date: February 10-12, 2023
Location: Punta Gorda, FL
Host Club: Sun Coast Model Sailing Club
# of Entries: 24
Winds: 8-20+mph
Races Completed: 30 heats of which each skipper raced in 20
Scoring System: Low Point System
Regatta Committee & Valuable Assistants: Art Hawes RD; Chad Kasten ARD; Dave Petersen Starter; Paul Newfield Scorer; Pauline Lacroix Breakfast and Lunches; Dave Spencer Rescue; as well as, numerous SCMSC volunteers handling Mark Watchers, Race Finish Recorders, etc.
Race Results for 2023 Soling1M NCR
Type  Place  Skipper Sail#  Points  City  St  Home Club 
Single 1 Peter Feldman  42 42 Harrison Township MI SARASOTA MODEL YACHT CLUB
Single 2 Donald Ouimette  (Don) 61 45 Plantsville CT HOUSATONIC MODEL YACHT CLUB
Single 3 Chuck Millican  21 53 Vero Beach FL INDIAN RIVER MODEL SAILING CLUB
Single 4 Ron Prokop  243 66 Sarasota FL  
Single 5 Sean Fidler  144 66 Brighton MI MICHIGAN RC MODEL YACHT CLUB
Single 6 Ulf Lindbergh  90 101 Sweden no  
Single 7 Christian Pavey  (Norm) 48 102 Toronto ON  
Single 8 Martin Gray  73 111 Punta Gorda FL SUN COAST MODEL SAILING CLUB
Single 9 Ronald Stephanz  (Ron) 27 113 Rotonda West FL SUN COAST MODEL SAILING CLUB
Single 10 Michael Feldman  (Mike) 29 120 Harsens Island MI SARASOTA MODEL YACHT CLUB
Single 11 George Balaschak  222 999 Palm Bch Garden FL Palm Beach Gardens Model Yacht Squadron
Single 12 Ron Stryker  250 999 Naples FL NAPLES MODEL YACHT CLUB
Single 13 James Knape  25 999 Marquette MI STUART MODEL SAILING CLUB
Single 14 Nicholas Chavasse  1 999 Punta Gorda FL SUN COAST MODEL SAILING CLUB
Single 15 Kurt Martin  11 999 Fort Myers FL  
Single 16 Jim Green  1608 999 Sun City FL SARASOTA MODEL YACHT CLUB
Single 17 Robert Piper  (Bob) 44 999 Argyle TX TRINITY RIVER YACHT CLUB
Single 18 Calvin Obara  3023 999 St. Petersburg FL SUN COAST MODEL SAILING CLUB
Single 19 Jack Ward  1899 999 Punta Gorda FL EDISON MODEL SAILING CLUB
Single 20 Ray Seta  11 999 San Antonio TX WOODLAWN SAILING CLUB
Single 21 Greg Norris  35 999 Paonia CO HARPER LAKE MODEL YACHT CLUB
Single 22 Philip Maiese  (Phil) 211 999 Bradenton FL SUN COAST MODEL SAILING CLUB
Single 23 Mike Wyatt  39 999 Perry OH WESTERN RESERVE MODEL YACHT CLUB
Single 24 Philip Tonks  14 999 Punta Gorda FL SUN COAST MODEL SAILING CLUB
Single 99 Bruce Nourjian  1 999 Stowe VT STOWE YACHT CLUB
Single 99 Christer Wingardh  (Chris) 777 999 Bradenton FL SARASOTA MODEL YACHT CLUB