W.D. Schock Publishes Championship Recaps
Today, the W.D. Schock Corp published two articles related to the recent Harbor 20 Class Championships.
Bill & Diane Menninger and Hellen & Warren Duncan
Run Away With the Prizes
….Fifteen A sailors and fourteen Bs competed in a total of nine long windward/leeward races in winds that varied in direction and velocity but were steady enough to minimize the “luck” factor….
….One of the most significant things about the 2011 Class Championship regatta was that only 7 of the 29 boats had two guys aboard. 17 boats had boy/girl teams, 1 was a father/son team, 3 were sailed single-handed, 1 had two ladies aboard, and there were 3 lady skippers. Mission accomplished!….
….as Bill says, “The level of professionalism has risen in most one-design fleets, and the time commitment is immense.”…
Interview with Bill Menninger
Three-Time Winner of the Harbor 20 Championships
Bill Menninger and his wife Diane won the 2011 Harbor 20 Championship Regatta with eight straight first place finishes. Bill has won two previous H20 Championships and a long list of other one-design victories, but he seemed especially fast for this particular regatta.
We asked him about his strategy, his pre-race preparation, and the decisions he made on the racecourse.
The interview asks Bill questions such as:
How did you and Diane prepare as a team?
Did you make any adjustments to the rig prior to the start of the first race?
Did you make any tuning adjustments during the regatta?
Who did you consider to be your biggest threat going into the regatta? What is your philosophy in dealing with competitors? And how did you adjust your assessment as the regatta unfolded?
Your starts were terrific. What was your strategy?
How did you treat the racecourse?