Indian Lake Regatta 2013

IndianLake

Indian Lake Yacht Club

July 6-7, 2013

What a difference a year makes.  Last year the week of the Indian Lake Interlake Regatta was a smoldering heat wave with heat indexes over 100 degrees.  This year we had rain all week with the weekend outlook the same.  Saturday mornings radar showed a big band of green tracking up through us all the way back to Tennessee.   There was drizzle during registration and after the Harbor gun we started with a delay.  After several short bouts of rain followed by no wind we got the gun to make a try but the wind died as we headed out.  Some wind slowly filled in with a good breeze eventually coming out of the north with much of the race featuring brisk shifty 10-12 mph breeze.  The first race was won by Bob and Betsy Bradley with Bryan and Jim Bradley  finishing 2nd followed by Mark Presley  and Bruce Tran coming in 3rd.  For the 2nd race the wind clocked around to the  east and once the marks were reset we had gradually increasing wind in the 12-15 mph range with some higher gusts.   The increased wind brought about one capsize and one hardware failure of a side stay bringing down a mast.   Bob and Betsy Bradley were on a roll and won the second race followed by Mark and Doc Boucher 2nd with William Sanderson, Cara Bown and Mike Stratton 3rd.   A storm front was moving in and the 3rd race was cancelled and made for some interesting sailing getting back into the club with rain and plenty of shifty gusts.

Once we got all the boats all buttoned up we had some time for refreshments, munchies, and chit chat.  The evening was completed again with our all you can eat fish fry always done  well by the Plaza Inn of Bellefontaine with no one leaving hungry.  Sorry you couldn’t make it Lisa.

Sunday’s forecast didn’t look very good but we ended getting  in two more races with great 10-12 mph breeze out of the southeast.  Philip Montgomery and David Smith took the 3rd race with Dan and Marlene Graf taking 2nd and Pat and Jenne Tynan 3rd.  Bob and Betsy Bradley resumed there prominence taking the 4th race with Mark and Doc Boucher 2nd and Dan and Marlene Graf 3rd.

We really thank all who took the chance and came over for a weekend that looked like it could be doomed that turned into a great weekend of racing.

By Ron Seiter, Fleet Captain, Interlake 1405

Place

Skipper

Crew

Sail #

Club

Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

Race 4

Total

1

Bob Bradley

Betsy Bradley

1332

JR/NC

1

1

6

1

9

2

Mark Boucher

James Boucher

1178

LYC

9

2

4

2

17

3

Dan Graf

Marlene Graf

1393

ILYC

5

7

2

3

17

4

Mark Presley

Bruce Tran

1382

HSC

3

6

5

4

18

5

Bill Monsma

Chip Wood

1329

ILYC

7

4

8

6

25

6

William Sanderson

Cara  Bown, Mike Stratton

1433

MSC

6

3

9

8

26

7

Philip Montgomery

David Smith

1338

SSC

DSQ

10

1

5

30

8

Bryan Bradley

Jim Bradley

1376

JRSC

2

5

DNS

DNS

35

9

Pat Tynan

Jenne Tynan

1385

ILYC

11

DNS

3

7

35

10

Ron Seiter

Erin Seiter

1405

ILYC

10

9

11

9

39

11

Bill Corson

Dave Corson

1100

LYC

12

8

10

10

40

12

Jonathan Eckels

Jeff Eckels

1114

ILYC

4

DNF

12

12

42

13

Bob Terrier

Liz Terrier

799

LYC

13

DNS

7

11

45