Delavan Lake Yacht Club hosted the Midwest Districts on August 12-14, 2016. While it seems like it was hot everywhere else in the country, it was actually a little cool in Wisconsin. Twenty-four boats participated from several fleets in the Midwest!
There was wind on Saturday when there were 3 races before the wind pretty much died. But the wind gods were less friendly on Sunday and there just was no wind! In the final accounting, there was a 4-way tie for... Read More
Clinic by Harry Carpenter - photo by Jennifer Ikeda 1st Place Ryan Makmgren and Stacey Rieu - photo by Jeanne Papenthien
You’ve probably been wondering what happened at the Ephraim Regatta last week. Well, here’s the scoop from Jennifer Ikeda:
Under the leadership of regatta chair, Nancy Claypool, a cadre of volunteers helped to welcome 37 competitors to the 111th Ephraim Regatta, including guests from FL, TX, TN, MD, LA, OH... Read More
Story by Linda Vitt, pictures byJeannette Beier and Rachel Bowling. Full results are here.
Things heated up this weekend at Carlyle Sailing Association with the Egyptian Cup Regatta. It was no surprise that the parking lot seemed to melt under your feet and the downwind runs reminded you of a rotisserie oven. The only relief was a wonderful cooling tent set up on the asphalt desert by our wonderful Fleet 83 Captain Bronson Bowling and the welcome AC in the Observation/Club... Read More
File photo from CLSA website
Lots of Boats, Plenty of Wind by Deb Aronson
We had another wildly successful (if I do say so myself) Glow in the Dark this past weekend. With 26 boats registered, we beat our all time record by one boat, and everyone came ready to have a good time. This year we had mostly boats from our district, except for Mark and Maria Benner, who came from Moraine Sailing Club (outside Pittsburgh), Bruce and Lynn Kitchen from Cowan Lake (Ohio), and Carrie and Tyler Andrews,... Read More
The Midwest Districts began Friday 9/4 when Brian Hayes of North Sails conducted an all day seminar on how to improve set up, sail trim and boat handling. Demonstrations of tuning and sail trim were held on a boat in the shade. That was followed by in class power point review. Then we launched boats in light winds for on the water exercises. Brian had just raced with his son, winning the New York District in a Scot. His insights were very helpful to all. We are looking forward to racing... Read More