The 2014 Barusch-Castagna Predicted Log Regatta took place the weekend of June 20-23, 2014, at Elliott Bay Marina in Seattle and was co-sponsored by PCYA and the International Power Boaters Association of Seattle. Edward Denaci, with navigator David Weimer, won the championship trophy aboard the powerboat, “Redemption.” Representing the San Diego Cruisers Association, skipper Denaci along with skipper Robert Ehlers and navigator Denis Sempsrott won the Castagna Team Trophy. The team of Bob Lindal and Jeff Ewell of the IPBA were a close second. (Click on photos below to open new window/tab with full size photo.)
The powerboats are “loaned” to the contestants during the three day event and there is a “draw” on Thursday evening to see which boat they will use. On Friday, the contestant takes the boat out to determine speeds and how it handles. On Saturday, the contestant submits his or her estimate of their arrival time and then navigates the boat over the course. Competitors may not use GPS, radar, nor timepieces, and the event is a real test of seamanship. Complete results can be seen in this PDF document (opens in new window).