2023 Santa Barbara National Championship Regatta on 9/16/2023

2023 Santa Barbara NCR
by John Hancock
The 2023 National Championship Regatta was held over two days September 16 - 17 at Bridgeway Lakes in West Sacramento. Elk Grove Model Yacht Club and Sacramento Model Yacht club again combined to offer an 8-day Sacramento Sail Week consisting of 4 National Championship Regattas, the first of the four was the Santa Barbara.
Twelve skippers gathered beneath clear blue skys amid temperatures in the mid-80s and 6 -10 knot winds, predominately from South to Southwest, that on occasion gusted to 16. A total of 30 heats were logged over the 2-day span. Without exception, all skippers showed true sportsmanship and congeniality. Protests were handled amicably between skippers, and during the awards ceremony the fine character of all was on display.
Events like this require a boatload of contributions from many, many people. They are all appreciated, but a few deserve a special Thank You. A special thanks to Dan Robinson for rescuing errant boats, for grilling the best hot dogs, and effectively managing the team of volunteers on the food committee. Another special thanks to Bob Buckley for producing such finely crafted trophies. They are unique and useful pen sets that will be useful indefinitely. And without doubt we owe special thanks to Charles Witcher, who without fail provided the rescue boat, which came in for repeated use.

Summary of the Santa Barbara NCR, Gold Chevrons
Date: September 16 - 17, 2003
Location: Bridgeway Lakes Park, West Sacramento, Ca
Host Clubs: Elk Grove MYC and Sacramento MYC
Number of Entries: 12
Winds 6-10 S/SW
Races Complete: 30
Scoring System: Tweet
Regatta Committee: John Hancock. Scoring by Bob Eger and Rick Pomeroy, Food - Cheryl Novak and Ginger Robinson.

2023 Santa Barbara NCR Results
Place Skipper Sail# Points

1 Jess Atkinson 659 29 points
2 Gary Boell 413 38 points
3 Charles Witcher 68 100 points
4 Gene Novak 2102 114 points
5 Mark Erdich 2113 141 points
6 Brian Thompson 898 149 points
7 Steve Vaszovsky 130 155 points
8 Dan Robinson 588 158 Points
9 Paul Brown 1872 165 points
10 Robert Weaver 123 166 points
11 Greg Fletcher 218 222 points
12 Neal Richman 368 223 point
Race Results for 2023 Santa Barbara National Championship Regatta
Type  Place  Skipper Sail#  Points  City  St  Home Club 
Single 1 Jess Atkinson  659 29 Vista CA SAN DIEGO ARGONAUTS
Single 2 Gary Boell  412 38 Sun Valley ID NORTH BAY RC SAILING CLUB
Single 3 Charles Witcher  (Charles) 68 100 Sacramento CA SACRAMENTO MODEL YACHT CLUB
Single 4 Gene Novak  2101 114 Fair Oaks CA SACRAMENTO MODEL YACHT CLUB
Single 5 Mark Erdrich  2113 141 Sacramento CA SACRAMENTO MODEL YACHT CLUB
Single 6 Brian Thompson  898 149 West Sacramento CA SACRAMENTO MODEL YACHT CLUB
Single 7 Steve Vaczovsky  130 155 Elk Grove CA SACRAMENTO MODEL YACHT CLUB
Single 8 Daniel Robinson  588 158 Sacramento CA SACRAMENTO MODEL YACHT CLUB
Single 9 Paul Brown  1872 165 Wilton CA SAN DIEGO ARGONAUTS
Single 10 Robert Weaver  123 166 San Francisco CA San Francisco Model Yacht Club
Single 11 Greg Fletcher  2128 222 Elk Grove CA SACRAMENTO MODEL YACHT CLUB
Single 12 Neal Richman  (Skipper) 368 223 Elk Grove CA ELK GROVE MYC
Single 99 Larry Grant  227 0 Los Angeles CA HELMSMEN MODEL YACHT CLUB