Hydrobowl Human Powered Boat Races 2005 Results - HPB
WISIL Hydrobowl 2005 Results
The Hydrobowl was held Saturday, September 10th, 2004 at the Rock Cut State Park in Rockford, IL. Race Directors - Bob Buerger & Warren Beauchamp.
Name Boat Length 100M
Sec
100M
Place
Slalom
Min:Sec
Slalom
Place
2K Crit
Time
2K Crit
Place
Drag
Place
Static
(bricks)
Static
Place
Total
Points
Place
Overall
Bob & Len Tandem Cat 19 ft 28.81 6 - - - - - - -    
Bob Buerger Blue Cat 14 ft 35.60 5 2:15.33 2 16:58 5 5 7 4 137 5
Dan Grow Monohull 19 ft 22.32 1 2:23.97 3 13:50 3 1 7 4 144 2
Dan Roche Catamaran 10 ft 43.56 7 5:09.19 6 20:17 6 6 - - 95 6
Jake Free Liza Monohull 21 ft 24.22 2 2:23.47 4 13:27 1 2 14 1 151 1
Paul Niederman Paul's Cat 12 ft 26.75 4 1:57.19 1 14:47 4 4 8 3 143 3
Warren Beauchamp Necky Kayak HPB 19 ft 26.53 3 2:36.72 5 13:36 2 3 9 2 142 4
Women's Races Drag
Time
Drag
Time
     
Christine Niederman Paul's Cat 12 ft - - - - - - 1 30.97 - 40 1
Judy Jenkowski Blue Cat 14 ft - - - - - - 2 - - 37 2
Notes:
  • Course layout
  • Find average speeds with the HPB calculator
  • Winds were low, between 0 and 2MPH. Temps were high, around 90 degrees F.
  • All events were flyng start except 2K crit and Drag race.
  • Drag race was run with all boats at once, over the 100 Meter course.
  • Static thrust was measured by lifting a crate of red house bricks (the kind with 3 holes).
  • Points were assigned to all races except the drag race. (1st-40, 2nd-37, 3rd-35, 4th-34, 5th-33, etc)

Jake Free came in 1st place overall again and won the 2K race. This year Dan Grow pulled an upset by winning the 100M sprint in  an incredible 22 seconds, and came in 2nd overall. Paul Niederman came in third overall, winning the slalom, and turning in respectable finishes in the rest of the events. I was 4th overall winning nothing, but I did come in 2nd in the 2K race. Bob Buerger got his tandem catamaran together and had a fast 24 second 100 meter run with Len Brunkalla before destroying the drivetrain, then raced his single HPB for the rest of the event. Dan Roche showed up with a new Catamaran with 10 foot hulls and a very nicely machined drivetrain built using extruded aluminum channels. He had some issues he was able to resolve during the races, and others like his small rudder and too short 10 foot hulls that he vowed to have resolved for next years races. 

-Warren.

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