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Senior Sabot Nationals 2014

Ullman Sails once again show superior

Tue, 17th Jun 2014
By Chuck Skewes

Senior Sabot Nationals 2014 Ullman Sails once again show superior

The SeniorSabot Nationals hosted by San Diego and Mission Bay Yacht Club dubbed as the Endless Summer was the largest fleet in many years with over 50 boats in all.  The fleet included World Champions from other fleets like the Stars and Snipes as well as several National Chapinoins in the Sabots and other fleets.

Held at Mission Bay Yacht Club on an ideal summer weekend for sailing, Mark Gaudio once again proved that he knows how to sail in Mission Bay and knows how to get the most out of a Sabot.  Finishing the final day with a 1,4,1 he won the event by 1 point over Chuck Sinks the San Diego Yacht Club Commodore.
I had a phone conversation with Mark Gaudio about his win.

Chuck Skewes: “Mark, how many times have you won the Sabot Nationals?”
Mark Gaudio: “I just had this conversation with a good friend.  Nineteen total, this includes once in the under 12 division, my first in 1968.  I also won as a Junior, twice as a Master, and 15 times as a Seinor. All with Ullman Sails by the way”

Chuck Skewes: “What do you attribute your speed most too?”
Mark Gaudio: “Mast and sail combination.  This is the same sail that I won this regatta with in 2007.”

Chuck Skewes: “How many Junior National Champions have you coached?”
Mark Gaudio: “Five or six, the last two were here at Mission Bay.  Two of the kids that I coached in 2010 raced here in this regatta this weekend.”

Chuck Skewes: “Where is your favorite venue for racing Sabots?”
Mark Gaudio: “It would have to be Mission Bay.  I have a lot of success here and the place is ideal for sailing these boats.”

Chuck Skewes: “Who is your mentor in sailing?”
Mark Gaudio: “I have two, Jeff Lenhart and Dave Ullman.  Dave keeps me from banging corners and Jeff is a legend.”

Chuck Skewes: “Tell me a little about this last regatta.”
Mark Gaudio:  “I wasn’t completely sure of the score going into the last race.  I knew I had to do well not just beat Chuck Sinks since I had a bigger throw out.  All I can say is thank god he didn’t have an Ullman Sail!  I had good speed and was in second with Danny North just behind.  I covered Danny and got the last left shift and just squeezed past Cutter O’Connell to win the last race and win the regatta by a point.”


This article was posted on Tue, 17th Jun 2014