Chattanooga Choo Choo


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Regatta Date: 
Thursday, April 23, 2015 to Saturday, April 25, 2015

Saturday winds were steady 10-15 out of the south-southwest and the race committee got in three good, long races. Corky and Molly Hadden snuck past Ben Williams and Deb Aronson in the first race and past Bill Vogler and Jack McClurkin in the second race for two first place finishes. Williams and Aronson prevailed in the third race. Saturday night we feasted and drank dark N Stormies in memory of the late Charlie Fowler, founder and first district governor of the Dixie Lakes District. Monday dawned with a light wind out of the north, coming over the hills. After we toasted Charlier Fowler with Flying Scot "communion" aka mimosas, we headed out. Although the wind looked good for the 20 minutes before the start, just as the gun went off the wind died. The fleet crept to the windward mark, taking about 45 minutes, before the race committee called it quits and sent us in.

Privateer Yacht Club had a crack race committee. Matt Gregory was PRO, assisted by Monty Humphreys, Sue Humphreys, Holly Gregory, Bob Strang. They did a fantastic job and did not get the applause they should have. Saturday they set good, square courses that were nice and long. They got us started quickly and efficiently and generally did such a good job that no one hardly noticed!! And on Sunday, they worked hard to find any wind, sending boats up to the dam and down the lake to see if there was any wind coming before abandoning the race at the first mark. 


Final results:

1st - Corky and Molly Hadden, BWYC
2nd – Ben Williams and Deb Aronson, Clinton Lake Sailing Association
3rd – Tom and Ed Craig – PYC
4th – Rob and Patricia Fowler, PYC
5th – Scott Cline and Linda Lind, PYC