2020 Egyptian Cup and Midwest Districts - SAILED! at Carlyle Lake, Illinois
Egyptian Cup - Midwest Districts at Carlyle lake by Linda Vitt, FS3040 - results are here. To see more pictures, click on the title and you can scroll through the photos,
Wow, we had an incredible event with very competitive sailors, awesome wind for 3 long races on Saturday and one very light air race on Sunday. Thank you race committee for running some great races. Temperatures that were hot on our black asphalt, but very comfortable in the shade of the Egyptian palace pavilions, complete with rose petal covered bridge entrance.
There was plenty of space to spread out and stay safe yet be able to see friends and make new acquaintances.
A brand new Flying Scot led the way in one or two of the races and she brought her owners luck with her first regatta win of the Egyptian cup to Tyler and Carrie Andrews. Second place in the cup went to Robert and Nina Cummings.
Third place in the ECR and 1st place for the Midwest District trophy went to Ryan Malmgren and Stacey Rieu after they decreased the weight of their travel van by several sails to very happy FS sailors.
But the most incredible accomplishment that these two 1st place teams demonstrated was some very fast repair work to a boat that was in need to get her owners back in the race and on the water. I had multiple comments about the talent and abilities of our builders and sail maker in attendance, for how professional they were when their skills were needed. You guys rocked it in an hour or less!!! Amazing and all the more reason to be so very proud to be a part of the FSSA class/family. Thank you!
It was a great regatta and we were happy to be able to share our expansive facilities to host it. It required us to think outside the box and change up how we have run regattas in the past. But the weather and wind cooperated, and Fleet 83 came together and worked out the kinks. What an amazing group of volunteers who all sailed the regatta as well as working it!! So much talent and dedication to the sport we all love.
And before we end, what a group of competitors. They all did their part too and it was very different from years past, instead of the regatta providing coolers for food and drinks each team took care of their own meals and drinks, with the regatta providing ice.
We had a picnic dinner Saturday eve served in the same manner as the take out restaurants but with way better sides and steaks to order!
Thank you does not seem like enough to tell each person how wonderful they were in a time when we have all been through so much and needed to get out in the fresh air and sail, but Thank You Flying Scot and Fleet 83 family, I am proud to be a part of these groups!