Midwest Districts Held at Eagle Creek Sailing Club outside Indianapolis

The first Midwest District Regatta hosted by Eagle Creek Sailing Club had it all: light wind, moderate wind, thunder and lightning, sunshine and buckets of rain!  We had boats from six clubs, including Medicine Lake (MN), Ephraim (WI), Chicago, and Clinton Lake and we got all five scheduled races in. Our district covers a lot of ground, when you figure Larry Klick came from Medicine Lake, Minnesota, and that's a 12-hour drive!!

The wind Saturday was light and variable out of the west, southwest. The trick at Eagle Creek is that, unless the wind is coming due south, the course runs across the width of the lake, which does not leave much room for a race course. We were all hoping for some nice southerly winds, but on Saturday it started in the southwest and soon clocked to the west. The windward mark placed up against the shore, caused some heartbreak and frustration...

By the time we got to the race course Sunday morning the wind had picked up and was out of a friendly, southerly direction. We got two more races in, mostly along the long axis of the lake, which was a very nice way to wind up the event!

Mike and Jennifer Faugust were by far the most consistent in the difficult conditions. Clinton Lake sailors won the Fleet 135 trophy, which is for the three highest finishing teams from a single club. Clinton Lake IS Fleet 135, but this is the first time our club has won the trophy since it was inaugurated in 1995. Frank and Marianne Gerry also won the "Old Salts" trophy as the highest finishing boat with combined ages of 100 or more.

Sail # Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Total
5775 Mike and Jennifer Faugust from Ephraim 2 2 3 2 1 10
5015 Frank and Marianne Gerry from Clinton Lake 6 5 2 1 5 19
5419 Carrie and Harry Carpenter from Eagle Creek 3 4 5 5 3 20
5551 Chris  and John Wright from Sheridan Shores 8 1 7 3 2 21
5150 Larry Klick and Jacom Meldman from Medicine Lake 7 6 1 4 7 25
5897 Ben Williams and Deb Aronson from Clinton Lake 5 3 11 (ret) 8 4 31
5631 Eric Bussell and Bryan Hunt from Clinton Lake 1 10 10 6 6 33
4278 Geoff and Patrick Endris from Eagle Creek 4 9 4 7 9 33
3951 Jeff Gilman and Brett Eickenberg from Sheridan Shores 9 7 8 10 8 42
5395 Jack and Janet Marwick from Delvan 10 8 6 9 10 43

Location

Eagle Creek Sailing Club Indianapolis, IN
United States
39° 46' 6.2508" N, 86° 9' 29.0448" W
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Regatta Date: 
Friday, June 21, 2013 - Sunday, June 23, 2013