2013 Chief’s Results

Full report is forth coming.  Congratulations to Surge Vanderhorst and team.  Surge sailed with Skip Dieball and at times they had their kids on the boat.  Scott and Rick Savage tied for first place and on a tie-breaker finished second.  Kevin Bradley with crew mom and dad (Betsy and Bob) finished third.  Top three boats where family teams!

Official report from AJ Savage (#1293).

Attracted by the wind on a nice sunny day, twenty five Interlakes showed up to race the season opener at Leatherlips Yacht Club. Sailors anxious to get back on the water looked for some close racing to shake the winter rust off, however, Chief Leatherlips was feeling a bit conflicted when he ordered up the wind for the event. On one hand, there was plenty of breeze; on the other, the direction from the South East made for a rather turbulent ride on the water.

The wind made for quick races and allowed for the RC to get four races in and the strong knock-down puffs took their toll on the fleet. Several boats went over during the day and kept the rescue boats busy. Some sailors

might argue that the shifty conditions make the racing less tactical and more of a game of chance. If so, then the top sailors are both lucky and skilled. At the end of racing on Saturday, the fleet was lead by familiar “top of the fleet” sailors Scott Savage and Surge Vanderhorst only one point behind.

This set up an exciting situation for the final race on Sunday since both Surge and Scott had two first place finishes, so who ever won the last race would take the entire regatta. Surge had a great start and made it to the weather mark in the lead with Scott trailing in fourth. Scott used the course to his advantage and closed the distance on Surge to second place, but could not find a passing lane. With this victory, Surge and his team won the tie-breaker and claimed top honors for the 2013 Chief’s Regatta.

Congratulations to all of the top teams and thanks to everyone who came out. We hope to see you all next year!

View the tracks for this event at the tracking page, or from the links below:

Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

Race 4

Race 5

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Place

Skipper

Boat #

Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

Race 4

Race 5

Total

1

Sjoerd-Jan Vanderhorst

1418

1

3

2

1

1

8

2

Scott Savage

1340

2

1

1

2

2

8

3

Kevin Bradley

1332

6

6

3

4

3

22

4

John Dunham

1291

4

4

13

6

5

32

5

Peter Frissell

186

5

12

8

7

7

39

6

Dick Evans

1240

17

7

7

5

6

42

7

Jeff Jones

1320

3

5

12

20

4

44

8

Steve Aspery

1402

9

2

4

3

DNS/26

44

9

Mark Presley

1382

15

13

9

9

11

57

10

Mike McClinchie

1424

8

11

14

14

12

59

11

Scott Graham

1280

11

10

10

18

10

59

12

Tom Humphrey

1417

19

14

5

10

13

61

13

Jeff Clark

1370

12

DNF/26

11

8

8

65

14

Clark Chapin

1317

13

8

17

17

15

70

15

Doug Savage

1153

20

15

16

12

9

72

16

A.J. Savage

1293

14

22

6

11

DNS/26

79

17

Don Wilson

1374

16

19

20

16

14

85

18

Fritz Everson

952

7

9

18

DNS/26

DNS/26

86

19

Joe Hurst

1267

10

17

15

19

DNS/26

87

20

Mark Boucher

1178

18

16

19

21

19

93

21

T. Morgan

1360

22

21

21

15

16

95

22

Bill Corson

1100

23

18

22

22

20

105

23

Mike Mirarchi

1209

21

20

DNS/26

DNS/26

17

110

24

Ben Terrien

799

24

DNF/26

DNF/26

DNS/26

18

120

25

Bill Kotys

1415

25

DNF/26

DNS/26

DNS/26

DNS/26

129