Santana 20 Racers

Santana 20 Racers

Post by Mark Horn » Sun, 07 Aug 1994 08:04:06


Are there any other Santana 20 sailors out there reading this list?

I sail on Fern Ridge Reservoir outside of Eugene, Oregon and race with
Fleet 19.

--
Mark Horney

 
 
 

Santana 20 Racers

Post by Paul Kam » Mon, 08 Aug 1994 05:12:01

I raced a Santana 20 from San Francisco to Sant Cruz one year, 70 miles
overnight down the coast. Nice trip, followed by a whale for part of the
night! We knew of at least one S-20 that had capsized and sunk while
racing on the Bay, so we installed foam flotation just in case.  (Also the
weather in late August is relatively stable and predictable.)

We did have some navigational difficulties, though. While steering 180
degrees magnetic down the coast, I noticed that Polaris was dead astern,
instead of 16 degrees to starboard of the backstay where it should have
appeared. We debated astronomy for a while, and finally the owner said:
"The compass has to be right!  It's brand new and I just installed it
yesterday!"

Anyway we found Santa Cruz, finished ahead of some much larger boats, but
found out our entry had been rejected because the RC didn't think it was
safe to race a Santana 20 in the ocean (they were right).

                                          -"Call me Fishmeal"-

 
 
 

Santana 20 Racers

Post by Mark Horn » Wed, 10 Aug 1994 04:48:28

Here in Oregon the closest to ocean sailing we get is an anual regatta in
Newport,OR. Most of the racing is done in the local bay, but on occasion
the course is set out to a Coast Guard buoy. I'm told this is a wild ride
in a S20, never having had the chance to do it myself.

Otherwise we just lake sailors.
--
Mark Horney


 
 
 

Santana 20 Racers

Post by Beau Vrol » Wed, 10 Aug 1994 08:49:59

Quote:
>Anyway we found Santa Cruz, finished ahead of some much larger boats, but
>found out our entry had been rejected because the RC didn't think it was
>safe to race a Santana 20 in the ocean (they were right).

>                                          -"Call me Fishmeal"-

I remember standing on the keel of a S20 trying to get it to come back up
after a knockdown.  We even painted a "STEP HERE" sign on the side of the
keel for future use.  Scarrrrry boat in a strong breeeeze.

Beau Vrolyk, Saga

 
 
 

Santana 20 Racers

Post by Carl Peterso » Wed, 10 Aug 1994 09:24:48

Paul,

  Was the Santana 20 actually equiped for costal offshore
(I don!t remember the safty class number)?

  And Mark, I think that we !met! at the districts. I was
aboard Mistral, the only boat from Portland. It was a
great set of races. You can expect to see us again next
year!

                       Carl Peterson

 
 
 

Santana 20 Racers

Post by Paul Kam » Wed, 10 Aug 1994 18:20:48

We were equipped with everything required by the race instructions (for
the race from San Francisco to Santa Cruz in a Santana 20). No raft or
EPIRB, just lifelines and overboard ring, pole, and strobe light. Also the
usual misc. items like radar reflector, horn, bilge pump, etc. With the
(not required) buoyancy foam in the boat, we felt safe as long as we
didn't capsize.

                         -"Call me Fishmeal"-