Antoine Screve and Mac Agnese won the 29er Midwinters West, held in Coronado, California over the March 26-27 weekend.
A spectacular weekend in Coronado, and a good warm up for the 29er Nationals in Coronado this year. The host club did an outstanding job running the races, and getting plenty of sailing in, In addition to thier hospitality, the weather turned out great. In addition Coach Jon from Coronado, was on the warter working with many of the newer teams.
Friday's conditions were mostly sunny with 6-10 kts of breeze, cool but not cold. Saturday, mostly sunny with breeze 8-14, and in the low 70's. and on Sunday mostly sunny skies and breeze from 6-12 knots.
There were more "travel" teams this year, as well as out of state sailors partnering with locals. Two teams from Victoria Canada, a sailor from Toronto, a team and a skipper from Seattle, a new team from Conneticut, a sailor from Florida. From California, there were teams from teams from San Franciso, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, Long beach, Newport Beach and of course San Diego.
The regatta this year saw more new junior teams assembled, many with big plans on competeing nationally and abroad. (5) all girl teams with
1 boy/ girl team filled out the fleet. There were mostly all juniors competing at the event. A number of newly formed teams are really comming in to good results.
Special recognition for "Sportmanship" from the race committee went to teams John Merlett and Mackenzie Cook from Santa Cruz, as well as Sophie Papp and Mady Innes from Victoria Canada.
In the end, in 1st Place went to Mac Agnese and Antoine Screve, 2nd Place went James Moody and Tyler Macdonald, and 3rd place went to Connor Kelter and Paris Henken.