Latest Results

2016 Interlake National Champions

Congratulations to Matt Fisher and Stu Fisher from Hoover SC for winning the 2016 Interlake National Championship.  This father and son team sailed consistently and stayed focused throughout the event.  The Fisher’s had many great starts and where typically able to pick clear lanes vs. those unfortunately in the second, third or fourth rows of a start.  At the awards presentation Matt acknowledged Stu’s calm demeanor and teamwork.  Please click here to view the race results.isca national champions 2016_2

 

Please check out the Interlake Sailing Facebook Group for additional pictures and comments on this great event.

Fleet 24 @ Hoover Sailing Club did an excellent job hosting this event for the ISCA!

2016 Challenger Division Champions

Congratulations to Scott Solsman (Skipper) and Steve Rendina for winning the 2016 Interlake Challenger Championship.  This year we had 13 boats competing in this event with some really close races.  The caliber of racing was excellent, and many teams “stepped up their game for this event”.  The Solsman team though was by far the most consistent and had three bullets along the way.

Challenger Champs 2016Please click here to view the race results.

Please check out the Interlake Sailing Facebook Group for additional pictures and comments on this great event.

2016 Junior National Championship

Congratulations to Scott Trask and Nadia Reynolds on winning the 2016 Interlake Junior National Championship.  Scott and Nadia sailed very consistent, but the racing was very tight in both races.  The ISCA would like to thank all the Junior competitors and the all spectators watching onshore.

2016 Junior National Championship Scores

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2016 Women National Championship

Congratulations to Cindy Elmore and Carolyn Tanner, both from Leatherlips YC, on winning the 2016 Interlake Women’s National Championship @ Hoover Sailing Club.  The race committee did a great job of getting in two quality races today.  First it was hot with variable wind at times, but there was a prevailing north wind.  During the two races the wind ranged from to 3-7mph.  We had over 50 people onshore watching the exciting racing today.  The ISCA would like to thank all the Women competitors and the all spectators watching onshore.

Women Scores 2016

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George Fisher Memorial 2016

GFM regatta participantsCongratulations to Stu Fisher (skipper) and Matt Fisher (crew) for winning the 2016 George Fisher Memorial.  We had light winds on Saturday and got 1 race in.  On Sunday we had perfect conditions (8-10 mph) and got 3 races in.  Thanks to our Highlander fleet for running great fair races all weekend.

 

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2015 Poltergeist Results

Reports are the treacherous forecast gave us tremendous racing at Indy this year. Results follow:

For some more great photos click here.

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2015 PYC Hot to Trot Results

Portage Yacht Club hosted the Hot to Trot one day regatta on August 22nd.  Congratulations to Bob and Betsy Bradley!

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Traveler Series Scores

The Interlake Traveler Series (ITS) is our year-long competition compiling scores from all Traveler Series regattas. To qualify for the ITS you must have 5 scores.

So get out on the road and get some low scores!!

2015 National Champions

Congratulations to Wes Blazer and Paul McAllister our 2015 Interlake National Champions!  Wes and Paul sailed consistent in all 7 races scoring 3, 3, 1, 2, [6], 3, 3 for a total of 15 points.  A full detailed report of the racing and on shore activities will be posted later..

Cumulative Results

Day 2 Pictures

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GTYC Nationals Day 2 report

Good wind and good racing on day two of the nationals after a blowout on day one. Four races today, and kudos to the RC for handling the shifty conditions and keeping the racing going. After a hard day on the water the weary sailors came in to enjoy the delightful buffet banquet dinner. Looking forward to tomorrow and at least two more races tomorrow and crowning a new champion.

Scores at the link below.

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Lorain 1 Design 2015 Scores

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2015 Indian Lake YC Regatta

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1st place – Scott Savage

2nd place – Steve Aspery

3rd place – Jamie Jones

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George Fisher Memorial 2015

Day 1 – No racing because of remnants of Hurricane Bill.  The famous Hoover Seafood Boil was a huge success and I think everyone was glad to stay dry.

Day 2 – First Happy Father’s Day.  Winds were out of the southwest which made for shorter races @ Hoover.  Races averaged 25-30+ minutes.  The race committee did a good job of getting off 4 races on Sunday.  In the first race Stu Fisher got out in front and kept the lead wire to wire.  In the second race Jim Ward won.  In the third race Jeff Jones had a tough start and was in the back and quickly battled back and took the lead in the second lap and went to win.  In the fourth and final race Jim Ward sailed a very smart race holding off Scott Savage and Jamie Jones.

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Congratulations to Jim Ward and his wife Jayme for winning the 2015 George Fisher Memorial.  These two sailed very consistent all day with two bullets, a third and fourth place finish.

Close behind also sailing extremely consistent was Jaime Jones and his (very quite and shy brother in law) Joe Hurst.  In third place was Stu Fisher sailing with his father, Matt Fisher, and girlfriend, Kelsey Loss.

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Sandusky 1 design – day 2

Well hopefully someone will write a real report, but in the meantime here are the scores.

I will say everyone in my opinion deserves a ton of credit for sailing in any or all of races at SSC this weekend.  It blew like ” stink” all weekend.
Congrats to Scott Savage and Jeff Jones for winning the regatta.

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Sandusky 1 design – day 1

We sailed three races today under tough conditions.  Winds were out of the northeast with sustained winds around 18-19 mph, and gust into the mid 20s.  Scott Savage said, ” yea it was a lot is work, but it was epic!”    Race committee did an excellent job, and fleet 1 put on a great dinner after sailing. 

It felt great to get back on shore and just sit down.  Sunday the forecast looks much milder with sustained winds of 10mph and gusts into the upper teens.

Stayed tuned for day 2.  If we get five races in, the throw out comes into play.

  

Cattail Results 2015

A beautiful day greeted the seven Interlakes who ignored the weather forecast and ventured to Jolly Roger Sailing Club for the Cattail. The high winds and heavy rain held off until later in the day. But since the potential was there, PRO Barb Shaffer promptly got the races started.

The first race was started in 12-15 mph winds. Wes Blazer and Bob Bradley quickly moved to the front, but everyone except myself were within striking distance. On the second weather leg, it paid off to be on the right side as a large windshift mixed things up. I had caught up to the pact and rounded just behind the two leaders. Bob and Wes quickly adjusted and made it look easy finishing first and second respectively. Tom Marriott passed me on the downwind leg and Tom Humphrey, Rob Fox, Kevin Bracy and I finished within seconds of each other.

The second race had similar winds to the first except for the shifts. Wes Blazer and Bob Bradley again made it look easy. The front pact quickly found their places, but the battle for the last three places was very close. Rob Fox, Kevin Bracy and I finished within fractions of a second from another. Wes won this one making it look easy.

The third race was started under similar conditions, but the horizon was turning black and rain could be seen in the distance. As the boats approached the first weather mark the discussion turned to whether flying the spinnaker would be appropriate. I decided against it. The wind was heavier but every boat ahead of me put their chutes up. I changed my mind and put the spinnaker up. This was a big mistake and it almost capsized me, so we immediately took it down. The winds kept building and a lot of chicken jibes occurred at the leeward mark. The forecast was not getting better so Barb Shaffer cancelled the last race.

This year’s Cattail regatta revived some of the more inviting features from previous years – free lunch, free keg of beer, low cost ($10) steak and potato dinner and we also brought back the one-day regatta. I want to thank all the countless volunteers that planned and executed a well ran regatta, especially my co-chair Phil Fry, Barb and Ray Gall, Jim Davis, Becky Aumiller, my wife Angie and especially Barb Shaffer a professional PRO who continually supports our functions.

Congrats to Wes Blazer for winning this year’s Cattail regatta. Wes was one of three boats that ventured over from the Sandusky Sailing Club. For all of those participants, especially the out-of-towners, I thank you! Please come again next year and bring some friends!

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Chief’s Regatta, Leatherlips YC, May 2-3, 2015

Two days of challenging wind conditions tested 22 teams visiting the Scioto for the first Traveler’s event of the summer season. Congratulations to Tim Boucher and John Dunham for a convincing win with strong finishes in each of the four races. Bunched together behind were Team Aspery (Steve and David) and Cindy Elmore with her crew Dick Evans and Carolyn Tanner. Rounding out the top five were another family team of Scott and Rick Savage and Steve Nearing with Dave White.

Everyone is looking forward to a great season of racing! See you all on Lake Erie for our next few events.

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Midwinters 2015- Day 2

Ok I don’t have a full report to go along with scores, but I have a hunch everyone at DIYC is having a blast.  I know the breeze was strong at the beginning of the day and became less.



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Day 1 Report

Davis Island YC – Fireball and Friends

First race the three person boats had a big speed advantage with the new Mackay team in Wimpy taking a big lead, followed by Aspery, Sanderson and the Bradleys.  It was a triangle windward leeward and tricky on the reaches to decide whether to fly the chute or not.  The Mackay team broached with the chute and swamped the boat and Aspery got the lead with Bradley Sanderson and Humphrey following.

Second race with more breeze and a simple triangle course…Aspery and the Bradleys jumped into the lead with Sanderson and several others close behind.  Humphrey got through the pack by being the first to find the leeward mark and low roading past most of the pack on the second reach.  Steve low roaded through Bradley and those two were first around the bottom with Humphrey close behind.  Aspery drove cleanly through the line for another win.  The Bradleys missed the course change and sailed by the finish line leaving Humphrey 2nd as the Bradleys fell to a frustrating 5th.

Third race was a double windward leeward by popular request.  About a third of the way up the beat Humphrey tacked to clear from under Aspery and his mast came down.  No injuries.  Apparently the slamming around loosened the pin at the hounds even though it was well taped.  As Humphrey was towed in Aspery cruised to a third win.

Last race was a single windward leeward, and Team Aspery won this race also.

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Fall Blowout 2014 Results

Sorry for the delay in posting these results.  The Fall Blowout was hosted by North Cape Yacht Club and organized by John Greiner.  Thanks to all who participated and Congratulations to Bob Bradley and team.

 

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Snowball 2014 Results

It was an absolutely beautiful day for the Interlake 1 day Snowball Regatta @ Buckeye Lake on October 11.  Steve Harris and race committee did an excellent job under shifting conditions.  Buckeye Lake YC was always was a gracious host to the visiting Interlakers.  The racing was tight all day long with lead changes happening both up and down wind.  Scott and Lynn Savage won the event edging out Steve and Lisa Apery and Alan Freeland by one point.  Mike McClinchie and Jeff Jones finished close behind in third.  The Interlake circuit should take notice because the Robertson men sailing #1312 “Dash” (Dad-Dwight, and boys Nicolas and Dillon) are steadily improving.  Scores are below…

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2014 Poltergeist Results

Saturday racing was cancelled because of high winds.  We had consistent winds around 25 mph with gusts ranging from 30 to 35mph!  We had a blast on Saturday watching football, playing cards, having a few pops, and the highlight was the famous pork chop dinner.  We also had entertainment with a karaoke machine.  Joe Hurst rocked the house with several songs.

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On Sunday we had steady winds in the low teens out of the southwest (210 range).  We had four excellent races with Steve Aspery and crew Lisa Aspery and Alan Freeland taking four bullets.  All of the races where extremely competitive.  At the top of course it paid to get left and approach the mark on port tack coming in from the island which was off to the left.  Consequently downwind it paid to hug the island side the first 1/3 of the downwind leg and jibe to the middle to approach the leeward mark.  In race 3 Team Aspery took a quick tack on starboard and launched out of a cannon on port to cross the fleet.  It happened right in front of my boat and it was awesome to watch.  Andy McDonald sailing his dad’s boat (#1401) sailed very consistent and finished second overall.  Don Wilson sailing with his son, Tim, and friend, Matt, also sailed very consistent and finished third.

 

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Haphazard 2014 Results

Mohican Sailing Club hosted the Interlake Haphazard on Saturday, Sept 6.  Thank you to everyone who helped make this a successful event, with special thanks to Gary Rickel our Race Judge and to Mike and Jon Chambers who assisted Gary.  We had 11 boats in all including a rare visit from former member Henk Dekker.  Saturday’s weather was somewhat cool with a fairly stiff breeze swinging back and forth from North to East. Misty rain accompanied the first 3 of our 5 races.  While the rain let up for the last 2 races, the clouds remained.  Marion Zaugg was determined to make up for last year’s 3rd place finish and succeeded by taking first place in 4 of the 5 races and a 3rd in the remaining race.

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2014 Great White Day 1 Report

greatwhite_day1Grand Traverse Yacht Club played host to the Great White Northern Championship the weekend of August 2nd.  So far we have one day in the books with still more racing to be done tomorrow (8/3).

The weather conditions in Traverse City were absolute perfect on Saturday.  High 70s, sunny skies and a nice 12 knot sea breeze.   Below are the final scores for the regatta.  Unfortunately Sunday’s weather had no wind, and no races were completed.

Congratulations to following champions:

Bob Sagan in the open division.

Bob Cornwell masters champion

Ms. Anderson women and junior champion.

 

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2014 Lorain One Design Regatta

 

The annual LSYC One Design Regatta was held on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Lorain Sailing & Yacht Club on the shores of Lake Erie. Four races were held, with Bill Sanderson consistently having the edge to take first over Tim Parker in second.

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2014 Nationals @ PYC Final Report

The race committee headed by Tom Ehman Jr. seeing a few mph of wind on the lake sent out the competitors around 12.30pm hoping the wind would fill before 1pm.  Unfortunately the wind did not cooperate, but I must say the race committee did an excellent job all week.  Additionally hats  off to the host fleet @ Portage YC for hosting such a great event.  The sailors had fun paddling back to the dock, and yes many of us raced back.1174-Champion

I must say it was very cool to see the competitors helping everyone get their boats out of the water and getting bottom covers on.  I also would like to point out that Tom Ehman Sr. upon reaching the shore immediately went across the street to offer help pulling out boats with his Kubota tractor.  We were having fun muscling the boats into the trailers, that we opted to pass on the help from Tom.  But Tom we all noticed and appreciated the offer for help.

So onto the racing which is why many are tuning into the website in mid July.

Our 2014 Interlake National Champion is Stu Fisher and his father Matt Fisher.  This team all week was at the front of the pack, finishing no worse than third.  Once you account for the throw out where Stu was able to throw out a third place he finished; 1,2,1,2 – for a total of six points.  Again CONGRATULATIONS to STU FISHER!!!!!

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In second place with 10 points was Steve Aspery and Alan Freeland.  We had a three way tie of teams with 17 points.  After accounting for tie breakers we had Lee Sackett and Dave Kerr finishing third, Peter Frissell and and Bill Frissell finishing fourth and in fifth place was Scott Savage and Rick Savage.

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Our 2014 Masters Champion is Tom Ehman Sr. who also finished 7th overall in the champions division.  Tom Kimball was crew for Tom.

Our 2014 Challenger Champion is Meghan Dieball.  Meghan and team (sister Mallory and dad Skip) did a masterful job of keeping their boat in pressure and always seem to be on the right tack.

Mark Presley is now the president of the ISCA.  We are in good hands with Mark’s leadership.  The board will also miss Brad Huntley’s leadership as he slides off the board as past president.  Lastly as was pointed out last night at the general membership meeting, a very special thanks goes out to Steve Aspery for his exceptional leadership the last year as Interlake president.

Friday pictures.  Again thanks to Steve Schewe for the great pictures.

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2014 Nationals @ PYC Day 2 Report

pyc sunsetWell this will be short sailing report.  Below are the scores.  After 5 races completed our leader is Stu Fisher.  Close behind is Steve Aspery and in a three way tie for third we have Lee Sackett, Peter Frissell and Scott Savage.  I will tell you that today the wind was light, variable and shifty.  On the race course it paid to go right most of the time.

Off shore the biggest thing to report is Ben Terrien killed the “FISH”.  Most of Interlake Nation knows Tim Cullenen’s fish which typically comes out at big events.  Many thought Ben would take the customary virgin sip, but with seconds Ben had downed and drained the fish which was 2/3 full.  Team R has elevated Ben to demi-god status.  Ben I doubt you are reading this tonight, but well done.  I would also like to point out that Ben and his wife, Liz, sailed very well in the first race today and finished 5th.

Day 1 report which now includes a link to pictures.

A special thanks to Steve Schewe the photographer for sharing his pictures and time out on the race course.

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2014 Nationals @ PYC Day 1 Report

Well before discussing the sailing on Thursday July 17th we need to update the results from the Interlake Women and Junior Championships which was held on Wednesday July 16th.  Ann Taylor and Jack Coleman took first place in the Women’s Championship.  Betsy Bradley sailing with Chris Davis and finished second.  Andrew Hopkins and his dad, Ken Hopkins, won the Junior Championship. Andrew only recently started to sail the Interlake, so very well done Andrew.  Jake Kingsley and Andy Nixon fished second.  Congratulations to Ann Taylor and Andrew Hopkins our 2014 Women and Junior Champions!

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Thursday morning was greeted with deep blue sunny skies, and mild temperatures.  The wind was somewhere between zero and 2 mph @ 9am.  However by 11am when the first race started we had winds of out the southwest at 5 mph, but under shifty conditions. Throughout the day we had very shifty conditions, wind ranges from 2 to 10 mph.  The race committee did an excellent job of staying on top of the conditions and giving us three excellent races.

In the first race Stu Fisher jumped out to an early lead and extended his lead throughout the race.  I believe Stu found a lot of pressure on the right side of the course on his windward legs and actually sailed above the starboard layline and cracked his sails and smoked into the windward mark.  Peter Frissell finished second and Steve Aspery was third.

In the second race Lee Sackett started on starboard but quickly crossed the entire fleet on port.  Lee was able to lead the race wire to wire.  Stuart Fisher finished second and Scott Savage finished third.  We then went into the club for a quick lunch on shore.

In the final race of the day Stu Fisher again won the race.  Great sailing today Stu!  Steve Aspery finished third.  Scott Savage finished third, but not without some pre race drama.  Shortly before the third race Scott and his brother, Rick Savage, had their center bolt cable break.  Without panicking they sailed over close to shore and flipped their boat.  Scott ran on shore to get some tools and spare parts.  Team Savage made it to the pin just as the race started.  Now going upwind Rick had to bailout the entire cockpit.  Nice job Savages.

In the Challenger Division Meghan Dieball was putting on a clinic.  Meghan was sailing with her sister, Mallory and dad.  Meghan lead wire to wire in all three races.  Rick Jarzembowski sailing with Mitch Kimball finished second in the first two races.  Stuart Spencer sailing with his daughter, Gretchen finished second in the final race of the day.

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Indian Lake Regatta Day 2 Report

The Indian Lake YC Regatta was held July 12-13. This event had it all. We had great hospitality as always from Fleet #10, great wind, a great race committee and of course the world famous ILYC fish fry on Saturday night.ILYC2014_Slide

The racing was very competitive both days. Saturday had a lot of power boat chop which meant keeping the bow down and the tell tales streaming back on the jib. Bill Smith my crew kept saying all day “drive the boat, don’t pinch”!  On Sunday the wind in my opinion was a little stronger than Saturday. Tom Humphrey, Bruce Tran and Mike Scott made it look easy winning the last three races of the regatta. Having three in the boat enabled them to power by everyone up wind. Well done Tom and team. Lee Sackett and David Kerr are new to the Interlake Class and overall finished second. This team as they get comfortable with the boat will be very tough around the circuit. Mike McClinchie and Bill Smith sailed consistent all weekend finishing no worse than third in any race. This is the first regatta win for this team. Before awards a gang of Interlakers made sure Mike and Bill took a “swim”.

 

 

 

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Well next week is Nationals @ Portage YC in Michigan. Fleet #22 is ready to put on a great event, and personally I can’t wait. Hope you can make it, and if not make sure you enjoy the rest of the sailing season before winter comes back.

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Indian Lake Regatta Day 1 Report

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A great first day of sailing at Indian Lake, where the building breeze permitted the Race Committee to squeeze in four races, the last in a breeze of 15-17 with the sailors working hard to drive through the light chop. The Committee set a windward leeward course, two times around with the start and finish in the middle, leading to races with lots of changes of position, particularly on the long beat and two long runs. An added wrinkle was that, with a smaller Lightning fleet also racing the same course, the line was closed and considered an obstruction on the long beat and two long runs, allowing the competitors to use it as a “pick” to control competitors, or to get a split, leading to many tactical possibilities.

The first race was won by Lee Sackett, the second by Steve Aspery, the third by Mike McClinchie and the fourth by Tom Humphrey.

After 4 races the standings were:
Lee Sackett – 7 points
Mike McClinchie – 9 points
Steve Aspery – 15 points
Bill Sanderson – 19 points
Tom Humphrey – 20 points
Steve Nearing – 24 points
Mark Boucher – 26 points
Dan Graf – 34 points
Chip Wood – 37 points
Ben Terrien – 38 points
Ron Seiter – 45 points
John Eckels – 48 points
Pat Tynan – 49 points
Bill Monsma – 51 points
Mike Lewis – 59 points

George Fisher Memorial 2014 Day 2 Report

This past June 14 &15 The George Fisher Memorial regatta was held at Hoover Sailing Club. 25 boats turned out to a beautiful weekend in Columbus. The wind was shifty and somewhat unpredictable, but the skies were blue and Interlake fleet 24 put on a great regatta. The local Highlander fleet led by Bob and Sue Bauer, were the race committee for the regatta and often had as many challenges as the competitors. They did great work and got 5 races off in efficient fashion.

The forecast for Saturday was 5-10 out of the Northeast. There was more 5 than 10, but there is a picture of Scott and Rick Savage hiking out flat, so it is possible there was at least one bigger puff. The wind also spent as much time out of the Northwest as it did out of the east. In the first race we got a great start near the committee boat and stayed on starboard for the first half of the leg, with several tacks to the right to take advantage of some puffs coming from that side. Craig Tovell sailed a good beat and stayed in 2nd for entire race. Lots of position changes took place up and downwind. Scott and Rick Savage sailed a good race to come back to 3rd. Thane Morgan sailed a nice last lap to finish 4th and the Parkers were 5th.

I am very lucky that my daughter Amanda and her husband Eddie drove down from Chicago so that Amanda and I could sail together for Fathers Day/weekend and my Dad’s memorial regatta. I try to sail with one or both of our kids in this regatta each year; my Dad would have loved that. It is a very special event for our family.

The second race seemed to start similar to the 1st race except that we had a bad start and Steve and Lisa Aspery, the Savages, and Brian and Tiffany Parker were launched well ahead of the rest of us at the first mark. I believe the Parkers were first at the first mark, but it was hard to see because we were 6th or 7th. The race saw the wind die several times and actually pick up from the left, northwest side of the course. Steve and Lisa went left on the second beat and had a good lead at the second weather mark. After seeing that, on the second run we were able to go from 6th to 2nd by staying on that west side of the course. We lost Scott up the last beat, and the finishes were Asperys, Savages,Fishers, Jeff Clark and Tim Cullen and Parkers again in 5th.

The 3rd race saw Craig Tovell get a great start and have a good lead at the weather mark. The fleet was very tight after Craig with Don Wilson, Jeff Clark, and the Parkers in the top part of the fleet. At the leeward mark, the wind died significantly. We all know that when that happens on a small lake (or anywhere) you better start looking for a side for the next puff. 800 yards up the reservoir you could see a puff brewing on the left and the Asperys found it and led by quite a bit at the weather mark. We fortunately bailed from the right and were able to get to second at the mark. Craig could not get away from a big, light, port lift and went back to 8th after sailing a great first lap. The Savages were 3rd, Don Wilson 4th, and team R in 5th.

Saturday evening had a great cocktail party, hordourves, and a brief chalk talk. I don’t know if everyone was looking forward to the chalk talk, because sometimes we start saying the same things. It was a tough light air day. You had to sail towards the puffs, but there wasn’t a rhythm to the wind. Downwind seemed especially hard, and the puffs actually didn’t fill in from behind, but sometimes on the edges way forward. Anyway, we had fun and it was a good way to start Father’s Weekend/day.

Sunday was forecast to blow out of the southeast at 6-10, and that was the direction we were greeted with at the 9:00 start. The tallest trees along Hoover are where the old river used to be on the east side of the reservoir . These trees seem to make exiting the weather mark quite a challenge. The start was on the west side and the first beat was almost directly across the reservoir, heading toward the Sailng Club. The velocity was 6-8 at the start and likely 2-4 at the weather mark.

We were able to get clear of the start again, and rounded the weather mark second behind Jeff Clark. We made what was possibly a risky move and jibed away from Jeff at the offset mark to try to get in the breeze quicker. It worked and we were able to get by Jeff, who was sailing very well. The Asperys also got by and held onto second for the race. They were followed by the Parkers, Mark Presley. and Jeff Clark

We weren’t sure if there would be one more race or two more races. We approached the last race like it was the last. We were basically tied with the Asperys. We had a better throw out, but if the Asperys finished either 1st or were 2nd and we were behind, they would win.

The starting line for the 5th and final race was very leeward favored. Mike Mcclinchie sailing with Bill Smith in 1424, timed his start perfectly and were able to tack at the gun. They sailed an outstanding race and led wire to wire, stretching out to a big lead at the end. I actually love to see people who are putting time in the boat start winning races in regattas. They sailed a smart race. It also is very key to tack to port at the gun when the wind has gone left at the start. We get this a lot in small lakes, where the wind goes left at or near the gun, and it becomes difficult to make the leeward pin on starboard. Some people want to hold the group below them on starboard. For this start the left shift was also a good puff. Mike had a 5 boat length lead 2 minutes after the start because he did not hesitate and tacked at the gun.

We were doing well up the first beat and the Asperys were actually well behind us 3/4 of the way to the weather mark. We crossed the Asperys on what felt like the approach to the weather mark, feeling like we were on a big lift. As the adage goes, sail shifts in heavy air and go for puffs in light air. Steve went further on port, picked up beautiful breeze tacked to starboard and rounded the weather mark 2nd or 3rd, and we were 4th or 5th. Dwight Robertson sailed a great first leg and rounded first. I felt very stupid letting the Asperys pass us after we crossed them before the weather mark. Amanda truly pulled us together downwind and politely told her whining Dad that it was a long race and we could pass them. We got to 3rd at the leeward mark and after a couple tacks we were able to split with the Asperys, and get to their right. Steve and Lisa went to the left, which is closer to the tall trees. We were 5-8 boat lengths below McClinchie , on port, and going the same speed as Mike, but the two of us were going twice the speed as the Aspery’s in great breeze and no trees on the right side. We were able to catch Steve, get second in the race and win the regatta.

There is a little irony in this regatta from a timing standpoint. We were tied with the Asperys going into the last race, beat them by one point, but in 5 races, we never got within 5 boat lengths of them, other than the very last leeward mark. 6 years ago the was actually 3 or 4 days before my Dad passed away, and I was sailing his 1174 for the first time in this regatta what was then called the Interlake Stakes. The regatta was nearly identical in that we were tied with Asperys ( I believe Steve was sailing with his kids, as I was sailing with Amanda and my son Stu ) going into the last race and the only that time we saw Steve and family got us at the very last leeward mark and they won the regatta !

We laughed about it, and it seemed like everyone had a very good time at the George Fisher Memorial regatta. Come next year for a good size fleet and great hospitality.

After five races with one throw out the top five are listed below.  Congratulations to Matt Fisher and his daughter Amanda Davis for winning the George Fisher Memorial Regatta 2014.

1) Matt Fisher and Amanda Davis
2) Steve Aspery and Lisa Aspery
3) Scott Savage and Rick Savage
4) Bryan Parker and Tiffany Parker
5) Jeff Clark and Tim Cullenen

Here are the final results

Tracking:

Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

Race 4

Race 5

More racing commentary will be added later.  Additionally we will posting more pictures so please check back.

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George Fisher Memorial 2014 – Day 1 Report

We held held three races today under an absolute sunny beautiful sky with light wind out of the north.  Matt Fisher and daughter, Amanda, broke out ahead of the pack before the first windward mark and managed to keep a decent lead around the course, while further back the fleet compressed on top of one another on each downwind leg.  Steve Aspery and wife, Lisa, took two bullets in the final two races of the day.  Lots of discussion was had about the left side (west shore) paying off and it was said the Aspery’s took full advantage of the nice pressure there.  On Sunday (Father’s Day) we expect light wind conditions.  A high pressure is rolling through tonight and tomorrow’s wind will be out of the southeast to south.  If  we sail at least two races on Sunday there will be a throw out which will make things very interesting up and down the leaderboard!

1) Matt Fisher (Hoover)
2) Scott Savage (Hoover)
3) Steve Aspery (Hoover)
4) Craig Tovell (Hoover)
5) Bryan Parker (Lorain)
6) Jeff Clark (Hoover)
7) Don Wilson (Indianapolis)
8) Thane Morgan (Indianapolis)
9) Mike McClinchie (Hoover)
10) Mark White (Hoover)
11) AJ Savage (Leatherlips)
12) Steve Nearing (Leatherlips)
13) Mark Presley (Hoover)
14) Mark Boucher (Leatherlips)
15) Dick Evans (Leatherlips)
16) Dwight Robinson (Hoover)
17) Jeff Tyndall (Hoover)
18) Bill Sanderson (Mohican)
19) Tim Lohner (Hoover)
20) Charlie Vasulka (Hoover)
21) Tom Fee (Hoover)
22) Ben Terrien (Leatherlips)
23) Rob Ciccotelli (Hoover)
24) Bill Koyts (Hoover)
25) Michael Scott

Sandusky One Design 2014

Day #1 – Three races were held under varying conditions.  We had mid 70’s temperature with winds out of the east and northeast.  The first race had wind out the east with average winds of 5-8mph.  Matt Fisher jumped out to an early lead and led wire to wire.  Peter Frissell finished second with Mark Presley in third.  The second race had wind speeds of 10-12 with a lot more chop.  Tom Humphrey with a very heavy team of 3 was fast off the line and quickly gained the lead.  Tom ended up first, with Matt Fisher in second and Brad Huntley finished third.  In the last race we had more chop, small white caps and wind speeds of 12-15mph.  Tom Humphrey and team took a long starboard tack off the line and again got out to an early lead and never looked back.  Peter Frissell finished second and Brad Huntley finished third.

After one day the standings showed the Frissells sailing number 186 into the lead, followed at one point back by Matt and Lisa Fisher tied with Brad Huntley sailing with Fritz Everson, with Matt and Lisa holding the tiebreaker for second place.

The teams got even heavier winds for the ride back to the Club and built a good appetite for dinner. The SSC volunteers served a roasted chicken dinner prepared by our good neighbors at the Pier 684 Restaurant.

The well-rested crews were disappointed Sunday morning by the steady rain with no relief in the forecast. The Race Committee abandoned the 4th and 5th races. Based on the Saturday results, Awards for the skippers and crew were presented about 1030. The competitors packed up and hit the road for home.

Tracking Links:

Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

 

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Chiefs 2014 – Day 2 Report

Sunday (Day 2) @ Chiefs.  I am write this a few minutes before the Game of Thrones comes on @ 9pm and most competitors at Chiefs will likely read this on Monday.  Why?  I have heard it was quite a workout @ Chiefs and most sailors are probably sleeping right now.  Sailing at Leatherlips is always a blast, and this year was no different.   A full report will be in the next Intercom including the scores.  I will update this post with the scores once I get them.  Here are the top three finishers!

YouTube Video Chiefs 2014 – by Bill Kotys

Skipper Crew Boat #  Boat name Race #1 Race #2 Race #3 Race #4 Race #5 Total
Scott Savage Rick Savage 1340 Mad Cow 1 1 1 1 2 6
Jamie Jones Joe “The Animal” Hurst 1267 Fresh Balsa! 3 3 2 2 3 13
Steve Aspery David Aspery, Mark Allison 1402 Soft Serve 2 4 4 5 1 16
Carolyn Tanner Dick Evans, Cindy Elmore 1240 Three’s Company 5 2 5 6 4 22
A.J Savage Meaghan France 1293 Whac-A-Mole’ 4 7 3 3 6 23
Jeff Clark Tim Cullenen 1370 R 7 6 6 4 7 30
Mark Presley Nick Burke, Christie Stouffer 1382 Elvis 9 10 8 8 5 40
Thane Morgan B. Marriot 1360 Knaughty Boy 6 8 10 9 13 46
Steve Nearing Bailey Haggis, Scott Graham 810 White Mist 10 5 17 7 8 47
Jeff Tyndall Charlie V., Steve S. 1298 Scuba Doo 11 9 7 10 17 54
Mark Boucher Jim Boucher 1178 Molar Marauder 8 17 17 7 8 57
Ben “The Terror” Terrien Liz Terrien, Brad 799 No ‘Prop’ lem 12 17 9 14 9 61
Bill Sanderson Cara Bown, Mike Hoy 1433 Go-For-It! 17 11 17 11 10 66
Mike Mirachi Kurt Andrews, Konnor Kenneweg 1209 Italia 17 17 17 12 12 75
Clark Chapin Bill Kotys 1317 Mid-cycle Enhancement 17 17 17 17 17 85
Tom Humphrey Jason Humphrey 1417 Patronus 17 17 17 17 17 85
Note: In an effort to make the race matrix appear complete, boat names were assigned to teams that did not provide them. We don’t like blank spaces.

 

 

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Chiefs 2014 – Day 1 Report

The wind was “honking” at Leatherlips YC for 2014 Chief’s Regatta.  Apparently as the wind came over the trees some said the big gusts felt like cannonballs.  At 3pm at nearly Ohio State Don Scott Airport winds were recorded  at 18-22 with some gusts up to 35mph.  Scott Savage sailing with brother, Rick, took three bullets and made it look easy.  Jamie Jones and Joe Hurst are in second.  Steve Aspery sailing with his son, David, are in third.  A full report will be posted after the regatta.  Good luck to everyone tomorrow.

 

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Midwinters 2014 Results

The Cherry Blossom Regatta is in the books, and as always the competition was great.  For those in attendance you know it was great to get together and hangout with good friends.  The Cherry Blossom Trees were in full bloom this weekend and with light air on Saturday many of us had plenty of time to admire the trees, and beautiful scenery along the Potomac River.  cbr14-Champs

Saturday Summary

First day at the Midwinters in DC.  Currently in first place is Bradley, second is Aspery and third, Sanderson.  Light winds today with lots of challenging current making it difficult to make headway in the light and spotty breeze.  Lots of fun, however, at the after party and dinner at the King Street Grill in Old Alexandria.  The competitors are looking forward to new day on Sunday with a strong breeze expected.

Sunday Summary

This day had a lot more breeze.  The wind was right out of the south between 10-15mph.  Bradley won the first race in which all boats finished within about 15 seconds.  Aspery won the next race and McClinchie won the last two races.  When all was said and done Bradley and Aspery tied for first and Bradley won on the tie breaker.  The results are below.

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2014 Interlake Midwinters
Hull # Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Total
1332 Bradley 1 1 1 3 3 (3) 9
1402 Aspery 2 2 2 1 2 (2) 9
1424 McClinchie 3 5 (6) 2 1 1 12
1433 Sanderson 4 3 3 5 4 (6) 19
1248 Bracy 5 6 4 4 (6) 4 23
1417 Humphrey 7 (7) 5 6 5 5 28
1395 Howell 6 4 7 DNF DNS (DNS) LOTS

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Snowball 2013

Bill Sanderson won this event.

Fall Blowout ’13

Waiting for pictures and report from this event.  Here are the results

Place Skipper     Boat        R1        R2       R3     Total
1 Jim Ward 1425 1 1 1 3
2 Bryan Bradley 1376 3 3 2 8
3 Mackays 473 2 2 6 10
4 Rob Fox 558 4 5 4 13
5 Tom Marriott 909 5 4 5 14
6 Bob Bradley 1332 6 6 3 15

 

Poltergeist 2013

Fleet #28 hosted its annual Poltergeist Regatta on October 5 and 6, 2013.  The regatta was attended by eleven Interlakes from five clubs (Hoover, Sandusky, Mohican, Leather Lips and ISC).

As the participants arrived at the Indianapolis Sailing Club a light rain was in the air, but this did not lessen the enthusiasm of the upcoming races.  The racers enjoyed the lunch prepared for them by Fleet #28 as they socialized with friends.  It was good to meet new friends like Logan Floyd and Dennis Osborn, along with seeing “old” friends like Tim Cullenen.  Bruce Tran made the trip over to sail with Tom Humphrey and Team Boucher was also back again this year.

The rain continued for a couple hours, delaying the start one hour.  With the wind filling in around 6 MPH and the temperature in the upper 60’s, PRO Paul White setup a two lap windward-leeward course.  As the day continued, the wind increased nicely to around 10-12 MPH.  indy_1

As usual the group from Hoover traveled to Indy as a group.  This continued on the race course with them dominating the top four spots on the race course.  The leader of the group this year was Steve Aspery, with long time crew Jamie Jones and new crew Logan Floyd, winning two of the three races on Saturday and both races on Sunday.  Scott Savage, with crew Jeff Jones won the first race on Saturday and finished second overall for the regatta.  Team R and Team Three Rivers were only separated by one point after racing on Saturday.  Team R sailed just a little bit faster on Sunday to hold onto third place, with Team Three Rivers finishing fourth. Tom Humphrey and Bruce Tran sailed well with consistent finishes to round out the top five.

Saturday night, after a warm shower, the competitors enjoyed appetizers, our traditional State Fair Pork Chop dinner and desert.  Our ISCA Class President, Steve Aspery, then presented those in attendance with a class update.

Sunday morning brought more rain with 6-12 MPH breezes.  The early morning breeze was from the east.  However, as we prepared to start the second race of the day, the wind rotated 180 degrees.  PRO Paul White rotated the course and the rain picked up in intensity.  The competitors were asked if they wanted to go in.  They did not.  We were enjoying the close, completive racing.

As the boats were being put away, hot chili was being prepared for lunch.  Following lunch, trophies were presented to the top five finishers, Steve Aspery, Scott Savage, Jeff Clark, Mike McClinchie and Tom Humphrey.

All who attended went away satisfied having sailed five races and having plenty of good food.  We missed all those who could not make it this year and a hope to see all of you next year.  For more details of the racing, check out these tracks provided by Tom Humphrey’s GPS trackers:

Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

Race 4

Race 5

Here are the results

RANK BOAT SKIPPER & CREW FLEET CLUB R 1 R 2 R 3 R 4 R 5 TOTAL
1 1402 Steve Aspery
Jamie Jones & Logan Floyd
24 HOOVER 2 1 1 1 1 6
2 1340 Scott Savage & Jeff Jones 24 HOOVER 1 3 2 2 5 13
3 1370 Jeff Clark & Tim Cullenen 24 HOOVER 3 4 3 3 2 15
4 1424 Mike McClinchie & Bill Smith 24 HOOVER 5 2 4 4 3 18
5 1417 Tom Humphrey & Bruce Tran 1 SANDUSKY 4 6 8 5 4 27
6 1374 Don & Tim Wilson & Matt Stall 28 INDY 7 5 6 7 7 32
7 1433 Bill Sanderson & Dennis Osborn 5 MOHICAN 6 8 7 8 6 35
8 1178 Mark & Jim Boucher 23 LEATHER LIPS 9 7 5 9 9 39
9 1360 Thane Morgan, Terry M., Katie B.,  & Joe N. 28 INDY 11 10 10 6 8 45
10 1313 Hans Haupt & Jo Delano 28 INDY 8 9 DNC DNC DNC 53
11 1307 John Nagle & Ros Lim 28 INDY 10 11 9 DNC DNC 54
DNC Did Not Compete * * 12 12 12

 

2013 Poltergeist Regatta

By Don Wilson

Clark Lake 2013

Anyone have a report for Clark Lake?  Here are the results

Rank Sail No Helm/Crew R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total
1 1332 Bob Bradley/Betsy Bradley 1 3 1 1 2 1 9
2 1286 Bob Sagan/Jack Coleman 2 1 2 3 3 2 13
3 909 Tom Marriott/Tim Marriott 3 2 3 2 1 3 14
4 888 Larry Lowry/Julie Lowry 4 5 4 4 5 5 27

Haphazard 2013

Mohican still need a report.  How about pictures?

In the meantime here are the results

 

Sail No. Skipper Crew Crew Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Total
1402 Steve Aspery Jamie Jones 3 2 1 1 7
1425 Jim Ward Jayme Ward 2 3 3 3 11
1299 Marion Zaugg Ben Stock Barb Joudrey 1 1 2 8 12
1178 Mark Boucher Jim Boucher 5 5 7 2 19
1433 Bill Sanderson Dennis Osborn 4 7 4 4 19
1316 Stewart Fitzgibbon Dan Reiber 7 4 6 5 22
766 Tim Parker Will Parker 6 6 9 6 27
902 Tom Wills Pete Wills 8 9 5 7 29
799 Ben Terrien Liz Terrien Molly Magee 9 8 8 9 34

Hot to Trot 2013

2013 Hot to Trot – Portage Yacht Club

http://interlakesailing.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/htt2013-report.pdf

 

2013 Hot-to-Trot, August 24

Rank

Skipper

Crew

Club

Sail No.

Total

Races

1

2

1

Steve Aspery Jeff Tyndall HSC

1402

2.75

0.75

2

2

Bob Bradley Betsy Bradley JRSC

1332

7

4

3

3

Bob Sagan Jack Coleman GTYC

1286

10

6

4

4

Greg Harrison Elona Van Gent PYC

1168

10.75

10

0.75

5

Bill O’Donnel Brian Hawkins PYC

1292

11

5

6

6

Tyler Cathey Kerry Pebbles PYC

1341

13

2

11

7

Tom Marriott Tim Marriott JRSC

909

13

8

5

8

Clark Chapin Mitch Kimball PYC

1317

14

7

7

9

Ken Hopkins Rebecca Hopkins PYC

1334

15

3

12

10

Carl Grolle Car Grolle, Jr. PYC

1335

18

9

9

11

Bryan Bradley Jim Bradley JRSC

1376

20

12

8

12

Brook Smith Colleen Hughes PYC

1380

21

11

10

13

Mike McClinchie Bill Smith HSC

1424

26

13

13

14

Lawrence Davies Gerry Neumeier PYC

826

28

14

14

24 Hours of Hoover

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A great event at the 24 Hours again this year.

Money raised for Kobacker House as of press time $4760
Money raised for George Fisher Boat Grant Program $1200

To donate click here.

Final Results

Line Honors – Steve and Bob (Thistle) Sailed 56 Laps
Top Fundraising – Team Fisher / Aspery (Interlake)
Iron Man – Steve and Bob (Thistle)
Interlake Finishers (5 boats) – 2nd place Fisher / Aspery, 1st place Savage

Overall Regatta
Place Name Boat Sailed Laps Adjusted / Corrected Laps
8 – Team Sweterlitsch (Flying Scot) 37 Laps 41.54 Laps
7 – Team D Aspery / OSU (Interlake) 45 Laps 50.24 Laps
6 – Team White / Nearing (Interlake) 47 Laps 52.48 Laps
5 – Team McClinchie (Interlake) 51 Laps 56.94 Laps
4 – Team Lavender / McNitt (Thistle) 56 Laps 58.25 Laps
3 – Team Fisher / Aspery (Interlake) 53 Laps 59.18 Laps
2 – Team MCFisherRRRR (MC Scow) 54 Laps 59.41 Laps
1 – Team Savage (Interlake) 54 Laps 60.29 Laps

Thanks for the report to Jeff Jones and Steve Aspery. Thanks to the tons of volunteers, competitors and spectators who not only gave time but donated!

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Great White 2013

The GTYC held its annual “Great Whites” on West Grand Traverse Bay in pond like conditions.  The fleet assembled from Ann Arbor to Columbus and even as far as Nashville to watch and wait on Saturday as the usually dependable sea breeze struggled to take hold.  The RC lead by Jordan Owens demonstrated fantastic patience and persistence not starting a race until conditions became fair and being ready the moment they were.  This regatta held special significance for me, as this was my daughter’s first regatta (age 10, my only child) so I was excited but also anxious that she have a good time.  Fortunately I had Jason Masseroni with us.  He is a great sailor, a longtime family friend and Marija loves him.  During the hour postponement, Marija put “sunscreen war-paint” on our faces to strike fear into our opponents.  Hey, I’ll take the edge.  This was only my second regatta of the year and my first sure showed my rust so I take all the help I can get.  It must have worked because we clicked big time.GT13_2

R1, 4 legs WL, was light and shifty from the NE, but not a complete dice roll.  We won the right only to have two boats beat us from the left, Tom & Kendall Young (1377) and Max Thompson (a Sears Cup finalist sailing my donated #628) with Maddy Zimmerman.  We saw a lot of these two during the weekend.  We had a great run setting the kite quick and hold it till the last second because I know that Jason can work magic with the pole and challenged Marija to keep up on the spinnaker douse and stuff.  BAZINGA!  We had a great rounding, man does three up make spin work easy.  The rest of the race was loose covering for us as Max & Tom battled for second, third.

R2, 4 leg sausage in similar conditions but add 2 knots to the wind range.  We thought we nailed the perfect start in a puff only to be hailed OCS…RATS!  After doing our penitence, we set it aside (even though we were confused, we were so sure) and got down to business.  It turned out to be one of my better races ever as we got in phase, missed ‘most’ of the holes and finished 2nd just a boat length behind Youngs.  I’ve seen Scott Savage and the late George Fisher do this type of comeback before, it felt good.  (Later, we found out that our boat wasn’t OCS but when we hiked one of our hats was.  Since Marija is 5’1”, Jason 5’6” and I am 5’18” {not a typo}, well you can figure it out).GT13_3

R3 started in 8 knots with pushes to 11-12. The sea breeze was finally winning.  The course was lengthened to .9 miles and when a puff hit we all hiked and charged.  This was coming into our strength and the fleet saw a shake up as most of the heavier teams came alive.  There was something for everyone on this day.

Louis Rodriguez organized the meal, which featured food by Fogarrelli’s, a local foodie favorite.  We all ate too much, we couldn’t help ourselves with this great feast that held its own in the greatest of GTYC eating traditions visitors have come to expect.  Wash it down with free beer, and some more, and moreJ

Sunday saw R4 with shifty winds from the SW at 4-9.  Tom, Max and Bob had their own race as the clear leaders.  Jack Coleman & Ann Taylor (who have sailed this event every year since it started in 1998) raced well and took advantage to grab the bullet while we took second plus had boats between us, Tom and Max.

R5 had the RC changing the course every leg of the 5 WL.  Velocity was variable too.  Everyone past everyone a bunch of times.  This race wasn’t about the first shift, it was about the last.  We had done a good job this regatta of keeping our eyes out of the boat while being both patient and brave.  The far left, 5+ lengths past the layline came in and we came back on the last leg to pass Tom with Max charging in also from the left for third.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Terry & Karen Kilpatrick also supported the event.  They came up early to help with some maintenance on our TACS fleet of Interlakes.  Of course Terry also spent time assisting other Interlakers.  It is great to have a builder who truly loves the people as well as the boat.

Marija had a great time and we are looking forward to this being the beginning of a new joy we can share together.  Thank you to Jason, the RC and all my competitors for making this fun.  Special thanks to my wife Mya; it was the best of times.

Bob Sagan

 

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National Championship 2013 – final results

Congratulations to Skip Dieball and Jeff Eiber for winning the Interlake National Champion for 2013 at the Sandusky Sailing Club (SSC).  Skip and Jeff were rock solid throughout the series.  nat champs 13

In total we had nine races in four days with one throw out.  The Skip Dieball team dominated on all types of conditions.  On day one we had lighter wind conditions and super hot temperatures.  The following day had wind conditions at the maximum limit of what an Interlake boat can safely handle (i.e. consistent winds in upper teens and low 20’s and gust slightly higher).  Overnight two inches of rain came down at SSC and winds were howling.  So on Day three the winds were still strong but manageable with a lot of chop in Sandusky Bay.  On the final day we had winds out of the northeast that I am guessing were in the 10-12mph range.

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

Race 6

Race 7

Race 8

Race 9

Here are the scores

Championship Division

Challenger Division

 

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Indian Lake Regatta 2013

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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

 

 

 

 

George Fisher Memorial 2013

Hoover Sailing Club hosted the George Fisher Memorial “The George” over Father’s Day weekend (June 15-16).  There was a great showing with 30 boats on the line!  On Saturday the winds were mostly light and shifted between south and southeast.  Often the east shore paid off, but I only figured this out on shore while the leaders had a roundtable discussion about the first day of sailing   Stu Fisher (skipper) and Matt Fisher  put on a clinic all weekend long.  Stu had bullets in races 1 and 3.  Steve Aspery sailing with his wife Lisa and daughter Melisse and team Fisher pulled away from the fleet in the second race.  In the end Team Aspery edged out for the win in the second race.

On Sunday with winds picked up but were manageable.  Again we have shifty conditions with a few rain drops.  In the fourth race Scott Savage and his brother Rick sailed masterfully and took first place with Team Fisher right behind.  In the fifth and final race Stu Fisher sailing so consistent all weekend long again got his third bullet of the series.

Congratulations to Stu Fisher and the Fisher family.

 

Boat Number Skipper Crew Crew Club Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Total Place
1174 Stu Fisher Matt Fisher Hoover 1 2 1 2 1 5 1
1133 Craig Tovell Dave Stetson Hoover 5 3 2 3 7 13 2
473 Ernie Dieball Jacqueline Dieball North Cape 3 11 3 4 3 13 3
1340 Scott Savage Rick Savage Hoover 6 8 5 1 2 14 4
1402 Steve Aspery Lisa Aspery Melisse Aspery Hoover 4 1 13 5 4 14 5
1170 Mark White Lisa Kreischer Hoover 7 4 18 6 6 23 6
1320 Jeff Jones Evan Miller Hoover 11 5 4 7 8 24 7
1240 Dick Evans Carolyn Tanner Cindy Elmore Leatherlips 10 6 10 9 12 35 8
1433 Bill Sanderson Mike Stratton Cara Bown Mohican 9 7 15 17 5 36 9
1370 Jeff Clark Tommy Clark Matt Clark Hoover 2 19 7 12 16 37 10
1382 Mark Presley Alan Freeland Hoover 14 12 8 14 9 43 11
1424 Mike McClinchie Bill Smith Hoover 19 16 11 8 10 45 12
1298 Jeff Tyndall Steve Jones Hoover 12 24 14 11 15 52 13
1374 Don Wilson Tim Wilson Ben Wilson Indianapolis 16 15 21 15 11 57 14
1274 Tim Lohner Bruce Tran Hoover 15 18 9 21 18 58 15
1178 Mark Boucher Jim Boucher Leatherlips 17 10 17 25 14 58 16
810 Steve Nearing Mark Hess Leatherlips 13 9 6 DNS DNS 59 17
1390 Paul Sutton John Muller Hoover 21 13 12 23 13 59 18
1325 Ron Gall Angie Gall Jolly Roger 20 21 16 10 17 63 19
320 David Aspery Tola Kryvenko Abby Hoovler Hoover 26 14 20 18 19 71 20
766 Tim Parker Will Parker Lorain 8 26 DNS 16 25 75 21
1014 Victor Jochem Ted Hobson Hoover 27 20 19 13 26 78 22
1375 Charlie Vasulka Andy Vasulka Hoover 25 17 23 19 27 84 23
1360 Thane Morgan Catherine Morgan Indianapolis 18 23 25 20 24 86 24
799 Ben Terrien Liz Terrien Leatherlips 24 22 22 27 23 91 25
1040 Jamey Fisher Mark Sulc Hoover 22 28 26 24 22 94 26
1324 Scott Solsman Bob Snow Ellie Speelman Hoover 23 DNF DNS 22 21 97 27
1066 Tara Foster Liz Bartolett Anna Farrell Hoover 28 25 DNS 26 20 99 28
1276 Dermot Hutchinson Grace Hutchinson Jacob Ebright Hoover 30 29 24 DNF 28 111 29
1312 Dwight Robertson Emily Robertson Nicholas Robertson Hoover 29 27 DNS DNS DNS 118 30

Sandusky 1 Design 2013 Results

Second day of the Sandusky SC One Design Regatta brought winds in the 10-15mph range from the east.  The RC did a great job of setting courses all weekend long.  Race 4 (first race on Sunday) was won by Jim Ward, followed by Bryan Parker.  In the final race three boats were out in front (Ward, B. Parker, Dieball) with everyone slightly further back in a large pack.  Halfway through this final race Tom Humphrey made the jump into front pack and ultimately finished 2nd with Jim Ward again taking 1st.  See the final results below.

First day of the Sandusky Sailing Club One Design Regatta had “challenging” wind conditions.  Ernie and Jacqueline Dieball are the club house in first.  They were consistent all day long.  They finished with 3, 1 & 1.  Bryan and Tiffany Parker are in second, and only three points behind the leaders.  Jim Ward is in third.  Brad Huntley is in fourth with the same number of points as his son in law, Jim Ward.  Mark Presley rounds out the top 5.

On shore we had lots of beverage choices and an excellent dinner.  Looking forward to more wind on Sunday.

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

ssc final scores

Cattail 2013 Results

The Cattail Regatta lived up to its reputation and the ugly forecast caused most of the out-of-towners to think twice about traveling to another blown out regatta. But, as luck would have it, the weather was the exact opposite of the forecast. Other than some sprinkles at about 5:00 pm, we did not see the powerful thunderstorms that we were told were inevitable. We did, however, see some strong winds. But for the most part they were manageable and it didn’t get uncomfortable until late into the second race.

The first race was barely a challenge for Team Bradley. They got a perfect start and just kept increasing their lead after that. Ron Gall, for a moment, was in second, but got passed quickly by Team Frissell on the first downwind leg. Then it became the Bob and Peter show. The rest of us battled it out for the remaining spots. The winds were at 15-18 mph with gusts to 23 mph near the end of the race.cattail slide

In between races, the wind calmed down to a steady 16 mph. The race got started with a parade at the Race Committee end. Everyone was a little more even as we rounded the weather mark. But, as before, Team Frissell and Team Bradley took over. The wind picked up to a steady 20-24 mph, which allowed the leaders to show off their spinnaker flying skills. Team Frissell’s mastery in those conditions proved to be enough to beat out the Bradleys and ultimately win the regatta. As the second race neared the end, a strong puff caused a boat to capsize. This and the steady wind over 20 mph was enough for the Race Committee to cancel the third race.

I’d like to thank everyone for coming out to support our regatta despite the ugly forecast, especially Jamey Fisher and Bill Kotys who came from Columbus. It proves that you can never trust those Toledo weather forecasters. I’d also like to thank Jim Davis for PROing the event. The windward-leeward racecourse was perfect.

Ron Gall (#1325)

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Place

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Skipper

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Sail #

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Club

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Race 1

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Race 2

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Total

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1

Peter Frissell

186

NCYC

2

1

3

2

Bob Bradley

1332

JRSC

1

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2

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3

3

Ron Gall

1325

JRSC

3

4

7

4

Tom Marriott

909

JRSC

5

3

8

5

Rob Fox

558

NCYC

4

DNF

11

6

Jamey Fisher

1040

HSC

6

5

11

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

Mike McClinchie

 

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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

 

 

Midwinters 2013 Day 3 (Final) Report

Well by now everyone is home from a fantastic 2013 Interlake Midwinters.  The Interlake Class wishes to thank Pat Crump, Regatta Chair, Davis Island Yacht Club, DIYC staff and the Fireballs for hosting such a great event and opening up their club to us.  This was the 48th consecutive running of Fireball and Friends!  If you didn’t make it this year, plan on going next time.  The sailing was great.  What was even better was hanging out at the beautiful Davis Island Yacht Club with great friends in the warm weather.  All three visible

A special thanks to Lisa Aspery who took care of things on shore and was also our onsite photographer.  Special recognition also goes out to Tom Humphrey.  Tom put a lot of time and effort into putting a proposal together to ask the ISCA Board of Directors for a special limited exemption to permit a basic GPS tracker (records data only and no display of any kind) for each boat.  The Board approved his proposal for Midwinters and Chiefs only.  The next Intercom will have an article further explaining the GPS trackers.  

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

Race 4

Race 5

Race 6

Race 7

Race 8

Race 9

Race 10

Congratulations to Steve Aspery (Interlake #1402) as our 2013 Midwinter’s Champion.  Steve sailed with his daughter, Melisse Aspery, and Jeff Tyndall.  Steve and crew put on a clinic on the race course.

Bill Sanderson sailed with his daughter, Cara Sanderson Bown, and Denny Osborn.  Bill and team sailed very well in their brand new Interlake #1433 from Customflex.  The farthest traveled award goes to Louis Rodriguez who came from Traverse City, Michigan.  Tom Humphrey traveling in a “house on wheels” get the traveling in style award.  The below gallery contains a few pictures and will grow as I upload more to the website.

Interlake Midwinters 2013 Gallery

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Midwinters Day 2 Report

Midwinters day 2.  Before discussing the racing results thus far I thought I would recap the best non racing activities.  On Thursday night thanks to Jim Milliman recommendation we all went out to eat at a fantastic Cuban Restaurant.  Then on Friday we had great pizza in downtown Tampa.  At the club the beer has been super cold, the pool is great, we have had dolphins swim along side our boats and just had .  Jeff Tyndall is the man.  So many stories etc..  Next midwinters in Tampa needs to be on your list!!!

So the racing today was fun if you like sunshine and 75 degrees and wind.  We had four races today.  Steve Aspery had four bullets today and has a commanding lead in the overall series.  Bill Sanderson is in second place and has finished second or third in every race.  Bill is sailing fast and very consistent in his new boat (1433).  Mike McClinchie is in third with Ron Gall and Jim Milliman in striking distance.  Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for 15 knots!!

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Midwinters 2013 Day 1 Report

We had a great first day of racing at the Interlake Midwinters 2013.  We apart of Fireball and Friends and very appreciative that the Fireballs invited us and the gracious southern hospitality provided at Davis Island Yacht Club.  Their was not a cloud in the sky all day long the sea breeze filled in nicely as the day progressed.

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We got three races in today.  The first race was out of the south under very light conditions.  Steve Aspery got to a lead and managed to run wire to wire in first place.  Ron Gall finished second and Bill Sanderson finished third.  The wind clocked to the right and the second race had the windward mark set at 265.  This race had some lead changes in the end Steve Aspery finished on top.  Ron Gall was close behind in second and again Bill Sanderson got third.  In the final race the sea breeze had moved a little further right and had the highest winds of the day.   The wind speed averaged about 10-12 mph with minimal chop.  Again Steve Aspery finished first and Bill Sanderson in second and Mike McClinchie in third.

Saturday will have lots of sunshine, and likely some tricky wind conditions.  At some point the predicted east wind will fight with the sea breeze so we could race in the late morning with a nice east breeze, before the wind machine goes flat before the sea breeze kicks in.

Please check back the next two days and we have a high tech surprise in store for the next two days!

Mike McClinchie

 

Poltergeist 2012 Results

 

Final Scores

Eleven Interlakes from seven clubs enjoyed a great weekend of fall sailing as the 2012 edition of the Poltergeist Regatta was held once again on the first weekend in October.  The Poltergeist made his presence known by providing us with cloudy skies and cool temperatures both days.  It was in the low 50s on Saturday and the low 40s on Sunday morning.  However, the close racing kept the competitors warm throughout the day.  The breezes on Saturday were out of the west in the low teens, with a similar westerly direction on Sunday at about 6-8 mph.  

PRO, Paul White, set up two lap windward-leeward courses.  He used as much of the north end of the lake as possible.  As the breezes blew over the trees, it caused the wind to shift as much as twenty degrees either direction of the centerline of the course.  Therefore, one’s lead over their fellow competitors was never safe; making for some very fun racing.  The only exception to this was Team Aspery (Steve & Lisa Aspery with Jamie Jones), who won four of the five races on Saturday.  Their other race was a second place finish.

After the five races on Saturday places third (3rd) though ninth (9th) were only separated by nine points (Team Dieball had 27 points, Team McClinchie had 28 points, Team Bradley had 29 points, both Team Chapin and Team J.A.W.S had 30 points, Team Sanderson had 33 points and Team R had 36 points).  All of these teams trailed second place Team Savage who had 16 points.

Fleet #28 all pitched in to serve our traditional State Fair Pork Chop dinner and desert. I heard there are those who come to this regatta just for the dinner.  ISCA Class Past President, Mike McClinchie, then presented those in attendance with a class update after dinner.

The Sunday morning racing was as close as the Saturday racing.  However, Sunday morning saw a new leader emerge, that being Team Dieball winning both races followed by Team Aspery.  The other competitors each seemed to have one good race and one race that maybe wasn’t quite as good as they would have liked.  This made the results even closer, with four teams being tied for fifth place and five teams being only separated by one point.  Team Aspery, Savage, and Dieball were able to maintain their first, second and third places, respectfully.  Team Bradley moved into fourth place and Team Sanderson won the tie breaker to receive fifth place.

A hot chili lunch was prepared, as the boats were being put away.   Following lunch, trophies were presented to the top five finishers.

Hopefully, all who attended went away satisfied having had seven great races and plenty of good food.  We missed all those who could not make it this year and a hope to see all of you next year.

By Don Wilson

Clark Lake 2012 Results

Final Results

A big cold front came through on Saturday and blew out sailing for the day.  On Sunday the RC did a great job getting off three races in ideal breeze.  Check out the results and make plans for 2013 @ Clark Lake.

Haphazard 2012 Results

Final Results

Does anyone have a picture(s)?  email to Mike McClinchie @ mike1424@me.com

Mohican Haphazard September 8, 2012 – Gary Rickel – Race Chair

The races began with typical (?) Mohican winds in the 10 to 20 knot range.  The wind continued for the first four races from the Northwest with just enough shifting to keep the skippers and crews on their toes. The race committee had to shift the course 15 degrees west for the fifth and final race.  Fleet captain Tom Wills withdrew prior to the first race after breaking a weld on the gooseneck between his mast and boom.

First race: It was Marion Zaugg with crew Joe Minerd and Barb Joudrey first around followed closely by Jeff Jones with crew Jeff Clark.  Next was Kevin Bracy with crew Ron Gall.  At mark two after a spinnaker run the lineup changed to Zaugg and Jones in close battle. By the third mark it was Jones 50 seconds ahead of Zaugg. Then downwind Team Zaugg gave everyone a lesson in flying the spinnaker. Team Zaugg crossed the line first followed by Team Jones, and Bill Sanderson with crew Mike Stratton and Cara Bown, Team Sanderson having made up a great deal of distance in the last run.

Race two:  Winds were in the 20 knot range dropping after the start to a steady 12 knots.  Team Sanderson was over early.  At the first mark it was Zaugg then Jones followed by Kevin Bracy and then by Bill Regan with crew Drew Regan close in fourth position.  By the second mark Zaugg stretched his lead over Jones to 40 seconds.  The pack followed 10 seconds later. Ditto on the third mark then Zaugg pulled ahead on the run and finished a full two minutes ahead of Jones followed by Sanderson, Regan, and Wilson.

Race three:  Winds were at 20 knots at the start soon reducing to 10.5 knots.  Jones rounded the first mark followed by Zaugg and Regan.  At the second mark is Zaugg followed by Tim Parker with crew Will Parker right on Zaugg’s stern after running the entire downwind leg  without spinnaker. During the windward leg Dan Reiber and crew Mike Stencel and Pete Wills took on a bit of water but were able to recover with some fancy bailing.  The finish showed Zaugg, Jones , Regan  and Parker.

Race four:  Again heavy winds dropping after the start. Tight start with Bracy having to do a 720. At the first mark it was Zaugg, Jones, Sanderson, and Regan with the pack in close pursuit.   On the following spinnaker run the Team Zaugg had their boat on the longest plane that this sailor has ever seen.  Results Zaugg, Jones, Regan, Sanderson and Don Wilson with crew Thane Morgan in close fifth.

Race 5:  10 knots. With some mishaps (a train wreck) at the start there were some720’s with Jamey Fisher on 1040 with crew Bill Kotys and Ann Jones dropping out.  The balance of the race was a remake of the past four with Zaugg, Jones, Regan, Sanderson, and Wilson finishing in the top five places

Hot to Trot 2012 Results

Absolutely a beautiful day of sailing at Portage YC.  Please see the results below.  By the way for those in attendance the award presentation was very memorable, and if you want to know more about it – I’d say show up next year!  Ty Cathey and Jeff Hartlep did a great job.

Final Results

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2012 National Final Results

Everyone wants to know who won the 2012 Interlake National Championship at North Cape Yacht Club, and it came down to inches on the final race.  On the final leg (downwind)#1425 Jim Ward and Jay Mueller were battling with #1428 Skip Dieball and Jeff Eiber in what has been described as an “epic” battle.

 #1425 finished just ahead of #1428 and Jim Ward and Jay Mueller won the 2012 Interlake National Championship.  Congratulations to both you guys, well done.  This year’s Nationals had an exceptionally talented fleet.  The scores for the championship fleet can be found here.

Final Scores

Championship Division

Women’s Division

Challenger Division

Master’s Division

The Women’s Championship was held on Wednesday July 18th and Betsy Bradley, Jacqueline Dieball and Becky Vardian won this Championship.  Betsy is now a five time Interlake National Champion.

The Challenger Fleet Champion is Ron Gall and his nephew, (need name!).

The Junior Champion this year is Tim Wilson and crewed with dad, Don Wilson, and friend Matt Stall.

The Masters Champion is Bill Sanderson sailing with two daughters Cara Sanderson-Bown and Emily Davies.

Non Racing Pictures

Racing Pictures

Some have had issues viewing the pictures on Snapfish.  So You can use my (mike mcclinchie) account.

email/username name = bikemm99@gmail.com

password= interlake

Thanks to Jenny Everson for the great pictures!

Nationals 2012 Day1 Report

The Interlake Class is alive and well.  The competitors came to the great venue, North Cape Yacht Club, this morning to a mild westerly breeze.  Soon rain set in and we were delayed onshore till after lunch.  We finally headed out on to the big lake, Lake Erie, and then bobbed around for a long time, while the race committee ordered up some wind.

The first race was won by Jim Ward who went out to the left and just climbed up on the entire fleet.  The conditions in this race were in the 5 mph range.  Skip Dieball was second and Surge Vanderhorst was third.

In the second race the wind was in the mid to upper teens.  Basically the wind just kept building throughout the race.  Again Jim Ward lead the way and yes again he went left.  Skip Dieball was close behind in second and Steve Aspery finished third.

Pig Roast, a great local band and beverages was on the evening agenda.

Lastly I would like to say its been a pleasure serving as the Interlake Class president this past year.  Brad Huntley was elected president, Fritz Everson as vice president and Ron Gall as secretary / treasurer.

Stay tuned for the next two days of sailing!!!!

Results Day 1

Mike McClinchie

2012 George Fisher Memorial Regatta

Father’s Day weekend and the Hoover George Fisher Memorial Regatta are a perfect combination.  Day 1 was sunny and hot with winds “primarily” from the southeast at 5-7 mph (though sometimes the wind was 1 mph!).  The windward mark was set around 175 degrees but clocked hard to the east many times which made for interesting sailing.  Racing was tight all weekend.  The top boats where finishing usually seconds from each other, which made for great one design racing.  Day 2 the wind machine was cranking.  We had a strong southerly wind around 195 degrees.  The wind speeds were daily between 12-14 mph and some gusts close to 20 mph.

Congratulations to Scott and Rick Savage on winning the regatta.  Ernie and Jacqueline Dieball were second and Jeff Jones and Will Jacquinde were third.  In fourth was Steve and David Aspery and in fifth was Jamie Jones and Joe Hurst.  Final results are in a link below.

If anyone has pictures of this event please email mike1424@me.com

 

final results

2012 Sandusky Results

Seventeen Interlake teams and twenty six Thistle teams competed in this years SSC One Design Regatta which was run in conjunction with the Thistle Lake Erie District Championship.  This years event featured two separate race courses with their own respective RC’s plus 20+ on water volunteers ensuring the racing went off without a hitch.  In a change from the previous years format, this years event featured two days of racing, with a fantastic BBQ dinner on Saturday evening, and a special celebration where the replica of Interlake #1 was launched for the very first time.  Mike Muhn and company who have tireless worked on the boat for the last few years organized a 50/50 raffle to raise money for the project.  The winner of the “Guess The Weight of Interlake #1” contest was Kevin Bracy, who graciously donated his half of the winnings to the club.  A short presentation was held during the launching, where Bob Reynolds was honored with a Interlake Lifetime membership, and received a beautiful plaque created by Terry Kilpatrick for all of his efforts in spearheading this incredible project.  Once completed, the replica of Interlake #1 will permanently be on display at the Maritime Museum in Sandusky.

Sailors were greeted on Saturday with fantastic conditions with sunny skies and winds in the 8-15 knot range.  Three races were sailed on saturday with Scott Savage and crew Jeff Jones holding a two point lead over team Ward (Jim and Jayme) and a four point lead over team Fisher (Matt and Lisa).  Ernie Dieball with wife Jackie as crew in fourth, and Interlake newcomer Charles Vanderhorst with crew James Keane rounding out the top five after the first day of racing.  The fleet was greeted on Sunday morning to light winds and flat water (plus the occasional power boat chop) for the last two races.  Team Fisher showed off their speed and boat handling in the lighter conditions winning both races on Sunday.  When the dust settled, Savage and Jones were able to take the title by a single point over team Fisher with team Ward rounding out the top three.  Beautiful half hull trophies which were built by Terry Kilpatrick and Dave Miller were awarded to the top three boats.  Great food, fantastic weather, and exceptional racing highlighted a tremendous weekend on Sandusky Bay.  SSC is already looking forward to hosting the 2013 SSC One Design Regatta and the 2013 Interlake National Championships.  A tremendous thank you is extended to Chief Measurer Clark Chapin who drove down to Sandusky on Sunday afternoon to conduct pre-Nationals measurement after the races.

Place Skipper Club Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Total
1 Scott Savage HSC 1 1 2 (4) 2 6
2 Matt Fisher HSC (5) 4 1 1 1 7
3 Jim Ward SCC 2 3 3 (5) 3 11
4 Ernie Dieball NYC 3 2 6 (7) 5 16
5 Steve Aspery HSC (8) 7 4 2 7 20
6 Bryan Parker LSC 6 6 5 (9) 4 21
7 Charles Vanderhorst SSC 4 5 8 10 (11) 27
8 Brad Huntley SSC 7 8 7 6 (10) 28
9 Don Wilson ISC 9 10 (12) 11 9 39
10 Tom Humphrey SSC 11 12 11 (13) 6 40
11 Kevin Bracy SSC 10 9 (14) 8 14 41
12 Betsy Bradley JRSC 12 (18/OCS) 9 12 8 41
13 Brian Malott SSC (17) 15 13 3 12 43
14 MarkPresley HSC 14 11 (15) 14 13 52
15 Bill Sanderson MSC 13 13 10 (18/DNC) 18/DNC 54
16 Nahum Burt HSC 15 14 (16) 15 15 59
17 James Ziss SSC 16 16 17 (18/DNC) (18/DNC) 67

More pictures to follow at http://interlakesailing.org/about-us/photo-gallery/

 

Chief’s 2012 Results

On May 5, Interlakers were welcomed to Leatherlips yacht Club by a dripping fog and a Cinco de Mayo taco lunch. After lunch the drizzle stopped and the northeast wind kicked up to the top end of the predicted five to ten. Significant gusts kept things interesting, frequently chasing sailors to the high side.

Picture of Scott Savage and Jeff Jones way out in front.

 

Scott Savage jumped ahead early and cruised to wins in the first two races. A strong gust took Scott’s father, Gary, by surprise and took his boat over in the second race. After a couple attempts to get upright, he retired and also missed the third race. In that third race, Scott Savage found himself  buried at the line and spent the race working back up through the fleet for a fifth place finish. Ernie Dieball crossed the line first in the day’s final race.

Sunday morning found Savage in first place with seven points, Dieball right behind with eight points, and Steve Aspery, on the strength of two second place finishes on Saturday, also with eight points. Aspery had another strong race, finishing second again – but Savage won the race and the regatta. Full results are below.

Here is a link to photos from this event – Chief’s 2012 pictures

Finish Skipper Crew Hull# Club Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Total
1 Scott Savage Jeff Jones 1340 HSC 1 1 5 1 8
2 Steve Aspery Melisse AsperyDavid Aspery 1402 HSC 2 2 4 2 10
3 Ernie Dieball Jacqueline Dieball 1428 NCYC 4 3 1 4 12
4 Bryan Parker Tiffany ParkerPhil Bunting 923 LSYC 6 9 6 3 24
5 Jamie Jones Joe Hurst 1267 HSC 15 5 2 7 29
6 Jeff Clark Matt Clark 1370 HSC 3 11 8 9 31
7 Cindy Elmore Carolyn TannerDick Evans 1240 LYC 9 6 12 6 33
8 Bob Bradley Betsy Bradley 1332 JRSC 8 10 7 8 33
9 A. J. Savage Jill McCaughn 1293 LYC 7 12 10 5 34
10 Scott Graham Craig Gallagher 1280 LYC 11 8 3 18 40
11 Mark Presley Nate Ireland 1382 HSC 14 7 9 14 44
12 John Dunham Tim Boucher 1291 LYC 5 13 16 13 47
13 Mike McClinchie Tim Lohner 1424 HSC 10 15 15 10 50
14 Don Wilson Ben WilsonMatt Stahl 1374 ISC 17 4 13 20 54
15 Alan Freeland Lindsey Holmes 1305 HSC 13 17 11 17 58
16 Clark Chapin Liz Terrien 1317 PYC 16 16 14 15 61
17 Dave White Jack Broyles 878 LYC 12 19 19 12 62
18 Mark Boucher Jim Boucher 1178 LYC 18 14 18 16 66
19 Steve Nearing Ben Terrien 1332 LYC 20 18 20 11 69
20 Mike Mirarchi Kurt Andrews 1209 LYC 19 21 17 19 76
21 Nahum Burt Mark Drotleff 1066 22 20 21 22 85
22 Gary Savage Christie WhittAnne-Marie Alexander 681 LYC 21 DNF DNS 21 90

Cherry Blossom 2012 Results

Well the 2012 Cherry Blossom – Midwinters ISCA Championship was a huge success.  We had 18 Interlake boats sail the regatta.  Special thanks goes out to Martin Howell and Doug Savage for organizing this event.  It was great to see everyone and quite a special treat to sail in our nation’s capital.

Bill Smith and myself, Mike McClinchie, drove into Washington D.C. from Columbus with the Kilpatrick’s on Thursday.  Terry and Karen were pulling the newest Interlake 1428 for Skip Dieball.  On Friday Bill and I went out for cruise on the Potomac River for a couple hours.  We saw Marine One flying practice runs and saw the US Capitol, Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial.  Friday night we had a about 55 people show up for dinner in Alexandria.

Saturday racing was fantastic.  We had sunny skies, temperatures in the mid seventies and winds from the south at 10-12mph with gusts a little higher.  The sailing was tight all day long.  From my vantage point in the middle of the fleet it seemed like the downwind legs is where the top of the fleet pulled away.  Downwind many sailors were banging the left side corner, but I recall twice when Skip Dieball and Paul Abdullah went way right and made out quite well and even did some surfing off a huge wake.

In all we had five races on Saturday and due to inclement weather no racing on Sunday.  Skip and Paul who traded off at the helm were very consistent and sailed amazing. They had 4 bullets out of 5 races.  The top five in order were;

  1. Skip and Paul Abdullah
  2. Steve and Lisa Aspery, Jamie Jones
  3. Scott and Rick Savage
  4. AJ Savage, two nephews ??
  5. Jeff Clark, Tim Cullenen and Kristen C.

(help me with names – email at mike1424@me.com)

 

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2011 Traveler Series Results

13 sailors qualified for the 2011 Interlake Traveler Series.  Congratulations to Scott Savage.  Scott is the 2011 Interlake Traveler Series Champion with a total of six points.  Steve Aspery finished in second place and Jeff Clark was not far behind in third place.  You have to sail in a minimum of  five Traveler Series events to qualify during the sailing season.  If you sail in more than five events we will score your five lowest scores.  See the final results at bottom of the page.

Think about traveling in 2012.

Position Hull # Skipper Home Club Total Adjusted Points
1 1340 Savage, Scott HSC 6
2 1402 Aspery, Steve HSC 9
3 1370 Clark, Jeff HSC 16
4 1424 McClinchie, Mike HSC 21
5 1376 Bradley, Bryan JRSC 26
6 1332 Bradley, Bob JRSC 28
7 1320 Jones, Jeff HSC 32
8 1333 Sanderson, Bill MSC 32
9 1382 Presley, Mark HSC 32
10 1267 Jones, Jamie HSC 33
11 1305 Freeland, Alan HSC 46
12 1269 Coleman, Jack PYC 54
13 1289 Ciccotelli, Rob HSC 78


2011 Poltergeist Regatta

Final Results

Seventeen Interlakes from five clubs enjoyed a great weekend of fall sailing as the 2011 edition of the Poltergeist Regatta was held the first weekend of October.  The fall leaves were in full color and the Saturday temperatures were ideal with the Sunday temperatures rising as the morning progressed.

The wind forecast for Saturday was 10-15, with gusts to twenty.  The Poltergeist made his presence known was again this year.  He provided gusty conditions that spanned the complete wind range.  His gusty conditions even caused two boats to go over.

Our PRO, Steve Roeschlein, setup two lap windward-leeward courses.  He used as much of the north end of the lake as possible.  However, due to the wind being out of the northwest, the racing legs were a little shorter than normal.  However, this allowed him to start five races on Saturday afternoon.  This provided for several close finishes, as was most of the racing all day.

After the first day of racing the top five were as follows: Scott and Lynn Savage, with Jeff Clark, Tim Lohner and Cara Sanderson Brown in second, followed by Mike McClinchie, Bill Smith and crew Steve Aspery.  In fourth place was Jeff Jones and Will Jaquinde followed closely by Bob and Betsy Bradley and Darek Kizym in fifth.

After a warm shower, the competitors enjoyed appetizers, our traditional State Fair Pork Chop dinner and desert.  Our new ISCA Class President, Mike McClinchie, then presented those in attendance with a class update.

The Sunday morning chill quickly warmed as the sun appeared and burned off the fog.  The breezes grew to about six knots.  This provided the PRO the opportunity to setup and complete two more windward-leeward courses.  The top five teams did not change but the standings did.

As the boats were being put away, a chili lunch was being prepared.  Following lunch, was the trophy presentation.  The first place trophy went to Scott Savage who maintained his lead.  With his first place finish in the first race Sunday morning, Jeff Jones was able to move up to second place. Mike and his crew were able to maintain their third place standings.  Bob was able to move up to fourth and Jeff Clark finished fifth a bad start in the first race Sunday morning.

Hopefully, all who attended went away satisfied having had seven great races and plenty of good food.  We missed all those who could not make it this year and a hope to see all of you next year.

By Don Wilson

2011 Mohican Haphazard

Congratulations to Marion Zaugg and Seth Parker for winning the 2011 Mohican Haphazard Regatta.

final results

16 boats came out for Mohican Sailing Club’s Haphazard Regatta September 10 with six members and ten visitors.  Winds were light and variable with a threat of thunderstorms.  Stewart Fitzgibbon set a gated windward leeward course for a NNW wind.  The first race took more than an hour and a half to complete with several wind (what wind?) shifts during the race.  At one point we found ourselves tacking to get upwind to the leeward gate and several times we were left wondering whether we were moving at all.  At the start of the second race, we heard thunder and the winds began to pick up. Our race judge had brought his iPad on board the committee boat and was able to determine that the thunder was passing a fair bit to the north.  There was a steady rain for most of the race, however with the rain came the wind and we had the best racing of the day.  The third race was back to light and variable having shifted a little more to the west.  What was that scum at the windward mark, anyhow? I don’t think I saw a single boat that didn’t have a long black stripe along the length of the hull.  At the start of the fourth race we had some barging that resulted in a monumental log jam at the start.  Winds were extremely light so there was no damage in spite of the fact that many of the boats made contact with each other.  One protest was filed but later withdrawn.  An interesting side note on the fourth race. Dan Reiber was sailing on a borrowed 1132 which was missing a spinnaker halyard.  Dan attributed his 2nd place standing in the fourth race to the fact that he was not using a spinnaker and was therefore able to better respond to the windshifts in the light air.

2011 Hot to Trot

Portage Yacht Club – 2011 Hot to Trot

Pictures – http://www.ms-pyc.com/sailing/results/2011_racing/htt/photo_gallery/index.htm

August 27th at Portage YC was absolutely beautiful.  Hurricane Irene was wrecking havoc on the east coast but southern Michigan had sunny skies and temperatures in the high 70’s.  At noon the only thing missing was wind.  By 1pm the wind started to fill in from the north and the PRO sent us out to get some sailing in.

At Portage you need to remember to clear your board and rudder periodically of see weed or pay the consequences.  Team Aspery (Steve and David) had two bullets in the first two races.  In the last race Team Savage (Scott and Lynn) got across the line first.  Overall the top three went;

1.  Scott and Lynn Savage

2. Steve and David Aspery

3. Bill O’Donnel and Brian Hawkins

Final Results

Thanks to Fleet 22 for a great regatta.  The fleet is always so friendly and welcoming.

2011 Interlake Nationals – July 30th

2011 Interlake National Champion – Matt Fisher 

Final Results

The AP flag went up at 9.30 am and remained up until 12.30pm,when three horns were blasted bring our national championship to a close.  After the boats were put away we had a blast enjoying the BLYC pool and poolside “beverage station”!  BLYC is the only club on the Interlake circuit with a pool!  Sure would be nice to see some other clubs get pools.

Matt Fisher sailing with Stu Fisher and Brett Freeman won the 2011 Interlake National Championship.  Matt Fisher and his crew sailed an awesome regatta.  At the awards banquet Matt continued to show his class, thanking BLYC, giving props to the hard work done by Stu and Brett, and acknowledging the amazing talent and skill of the competitors.  Congratulations and well done Matt, Stu and Brett!!!!

Well more writes up to follow on 2011 Interlake Nationals Regatta.  Stay tuned..

2011 Interlake Nationals – July 29th

Third day of Interlake Nationals was outstanding both on and off the water.  The breeze for the first race was in 5-10 mph range out of the west.  The remaining three races had wind out of the west-southwest between 15-20 mph with gusts a little higher.

The Championship fleet had three different winners in the 4 races today.  The racing was tight, fast and most of all a blast.  After the boats were put away for the day many competitors spent the late afternoon poolside at the BLYC pool.  We have one more day of sailing and our annual banquet and awards later in the day.

Top 10 Championship places thru July 29th

Skipper                  Pts *

  1. Matt Fisher            23
  2. Scott Savage           26
  3. Jeff Clark                36
  4. Steve Apery            42
  5. Sjierd-Jan Vanderhorst    43
  6. Bryan Parker          44
  7. Ernie Dieball          48
  8. Bob Bradley             59
  9. Marion Zaugg        61
  10. Jim Ward                62
* 8 races with one throw out allowed, maximum of 10 races.

Championship Division – Twitter picture of results

Challenger Division – Twitter picture of results

2011 Interlake Nationals – July 28th

Second day of the Interlake National Regatta.    Today the Championship Division and Challenger Division got under way.  If you were at BLYC today, you already know what a great day we had on and off the water.  The wind at the start of the first race was around 8 mph and increased quickly to about 15 mph with gusts to 18 mph.  We have 25 boats competing in the Championship Division and 11 boats in the Challenger Division.

There are so many story lines from the racing today I am not sure where to begin, and plus I have to get up in six hours again and it do all over again!!  My only commentary is the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club Burger is AWESOME.  I honestly don’t make commissions on each burger sold, but seriously you gotta try one.

Championship Division – Twitter picture of results

Challenger Division – Twitter picture of results

2011 Interlake Nationals – July 27th

Interlake Nationals began on July 27th at Buckeye Lake Yacht Club (BLYC).  First a great big thank you to the host fleet #40 and host club BLYC.  The local support at BLYC has been fantastic.  Future result postings will follow on the class website, and the next Intercom, Class newsletter, will include a full report.

On July 27th we had the Women’s Championship and Junior Championship.  The wind conditions were slight and variable under very sunny skies.  As the day went on he wind continued to lay down.  The race committee did a great job to get in one race.

Women’s Championship Results

Sail#   Skipper and Crew                                        Club

  1. 1332    Betsy Bradley, Becky Vardian                 JRSC
  2. 840     Tracey Davis, Tami Schroeder               BLYC

Junior’s Championship Results

Sail#   Skipper and Crew                                                      Club

  1. 1402     David Aspery, George Vogt, Dave Kirk              HSC
  2. 1374     Ben Wilson, Tim Wilson, Matt Stahl                 ISC
  3. 1279     Libbi Dust, Susahanna  & Katy Schroeder        BLYC
  4. 898      Colin Gutridge, Michael and Matthew Davis   BLYC

Lorain One Design 2011

The annual LSYC One Design Regatta was held on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at Lorain Sailing & Yacht Club on the shores of Lake Erie. Four races were held for the seven Interlakes, five Jet 14’s and five Star boats. The weather was beautiful with winds between 10 and 12 mph. Please join in the fun next year. Results for Interlakes were:

PLACE SKIPPER CREW
1st Brad Balmert Randy Knilans
2nd Steve Aspery Melisse Aspery & David Aspery
3rd Scott Frissell Peter Frissell
4th Bryan Bradley Jim Bradley
5th Rich Wismer Brian Wismer
6th Tim Parker Will Parker
7th Ron Gall Kevin Bracy


 

Indian Lake 2011

Indian Lake YC as always was a fabulous host for their two day regatta.  We all arrived to sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 80’s.  The temperatures on Saturday got up to 90 degrees.  Let’s just say we had light wind from multiple directions but primarily out of the south.  We had a shortened course with a downwind finish.  In the end Scott Savage finished first after nearly 90 minutes of racing.  Bryan Parker was second followed by Jeff Clark.

On shore we had a blast.  Little kids including some adults were swimming at the beach.  Others were enjoying nice cold beverages.  Dinner of course featured the famous fish fry.

On Sunday the wind was again extremely light.  Steve Apery banged the left side on the upwind leg and was out in front from start to finish.  Bryan Parker was again second and close behind Team Aspery.  Scott Savage finished third.

Overall for the Regatta the top five finishers were;

  1. Scott and Lynn Savage
  2. Bryan and Tiffany Parker
  3. Jeff and Alex Clark
  4. Steve and David Aspery
  5. Jeff Jones and Will Jay

Final Results

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GTYC 2011

Northern Michigan anytime of year is beautiful, but add in sunny skies and temperatures in high 70’s and you have perfection.  Grand Traverse Yacht Club and Fleet 38 hosted the Great White Northern Championship June 25th and 26th.  While sailing on the west bay of Grand Traverse Bay I quickly remembered why I enjoy this venue so much.

Saturday we had varying wind conditions from 0-12 mph.  I learned what happens when you experience a persistent wind shift.  If you know what I mean, then you also know that my compass said I was in great shape heading to the windward mark, but before I knew it I was last around the mark.  If you don’t know what I mean, do a google search on persistent wind shifts.  In the clubhouse after six races Bob Sagan was out in front, followed by Jack Coleman and Jim Menzies.

On Sunday we awoke to glassy like conditions on the bay.  By 10am some thermal winds kicked in and then a mild sea breeze settled in.  The race committee did an excellent job of getting in two races!  Top three places remained unchanged from Saturday after eight races.

It was great to sail and hang out with everyone.  If you missed it, make plans to travel North next year.

Final results

George Fisher Memorial 2011

The George Fisher Memorial was again held over father’s day weekend.  We had 24 boats in the event.  Fleet 24 at Hoover SC was a gracious host as always.  We had 5 different boat cross the line first during the regatta.

Saturday afternoon had the AP flag up for a couple hours while a slow moving thunderstorm rolled through central Ohio.  I can not quite recall who, but at one point a sailor was lobbying to go sailing by running around with a wind meter in hopes of persuading the RC to go sailing. Around 3pm the race committee dropped the AP flag.  Easterly winds on Hoover Reservoir usually mean one thing, light and variable, and the southeast wind were definitely light.  In the end Scott Savage and Rick Savage took first place.  Jeff Clark and Rob Moorman finished second followed by Gary Savage and Christie Whitt.

Saturday night the

On Sunday we all arrived at the club to less than 1 knot of wind.  It did not look good for sailing.  Then 9am came and the wind turned on.  We had 5-7 knots out of the south. The race committee did an excellent job managing to run 4 races before 12pm.  In race 2 – Matt Fisher and Amanda Fisher finished first.  In the third race Scott Graham and Matt Givens made it look easy and finished first.  In the fourth race Steve Aspery and David Aspery got out in front and stayed there wire to wire.  In the last race Jeff Jones and crew Will won the race in impressive fashion.  Special congratulations to Jeff Jones, one of two George Fisher Boat Grantees for 2011.

So with five races in the books the throwout written into the sailing instructions became a major factor.  After the tabulations Matt Fisher and daughter Amanda won the regatta.  Well done Team Fisher and very fitting for this team to win this event!

Final Results

Sandusky One Design 2011

The weather forecast for the 2011 SSC One-Design Regatta looked ominous, which lead to a smaller turn-out then expected.  However, seven Interlake teams arrived on Saturday morning to typical Sandusky Bay conditions, sunny skies, and a fantastic day of racing.  The first two races were held in 12-17 knots of breeze, and the team of Surge & Kathy Vanderhorst showed off their great boat speed and boat handling in the windy and lumpy conditions winning the first two races easily.  Out of town guests Don Wilson with his two sons as crew were also extremely fast in these conditions posting excellent finishes in the big breeze.  The next three races were raced in 5-8 knots of breeze as the wind and waves began to subside as the day went on.  The next three races were closely contested between Surge/Kathy Vanderhorst, Wes Blazer, and his collegiate rock star crew of Rachel Austin, and Jim & Jayme Ward.  The lighter conditions allowed Jim & Jayme Ward to slip by the Vanderhorst team to claim the overall title by a single point.  Wes Blazer and Rachel sailed very well, and took home the hardware for third place.  After racing, drinks and great food were enjoyed at the newly remodeled SSC bar, and beautiful engraved silver plates were awarded to the top three boats in each class.  We are already looking forward to the 2012 event, so please mark the SSC One-Design Regatta on your calendar for next year!

Final Results
1st  – Ward
2nd – Vanderhorst
3rd – Blazer
4th – Presley
5th – Sanderson
6th – Wilson
7th – Malott

Cattail 2011

Jolly Rogers Sailing Club held the Cattail Regatta on June 4th, 2011.  Fleet 4 did everything right including excellent sailing conditions.  We had nine Interlakes along with other one-design classes participating in the regatta.  Jolly Rogers was also the host to the Junior Travelers Series – Inter-Lake Yachting Association (I-LYA).  It was fantastic to see so many juniors, coaches, parents and families enjoying the great magic of sailing.

The race committee ran three great races.  Sailing conditions again were excellent with sunny skies and temperatures just over 90 degrees.  The Dieball team of  Skip, Laurie and Meghan made it look easy with three bullets.  The Bradley team of Bob Bradley, Betsy Bradley and Jeff Eischen came in second overall with scores of 2, 4 and 2.  The Marriott brothers, Tom and Tim, came in third overall with scores of 3, 6 and 3.

Back on shore the good times kept rolling.  It was nice to hang out with everyone.  Then it was steak time.  I assume some had the chicken, but seriously those steaks were great!

Final Results

 

 

Chiefs 2011

First hats off to Fleet 23 for hosting yet another memorable, “shifty” and fun Chiefs Regatta at Leatherlips Yacht Club (LYC).  We had twenty-two boats at this year’s event.  The wind this year did not disappoint.  We had great wind velocity in all four races (three races Saturday and one race Sunday) and a ton of wind shifts throughout the event.  The race committee did an excellent job both days.

The racing was tight all weekend with a lot of good battles throughout the fleet.  Scott Savage and his brother Rick Savage had three bullets on Saturday.  That evening while enjoying some beverages on the deck at LYC there a couple themes as sailors recapped the day of sailing; all were very exhausted and sailors kept saying boats ahead would get a big puff or lift, but they never saw it.  True to Leatherlips lure, you had to sail the wind you had, sail the wind bouncing of the trees, and attempt to keep in phase with the wind shifts.  On Sunday Steve Aspery, Dave Aspery and Connor Smith showed everyone how it was done and landed the last bullet of the event.

 

Top Five Results:
Skipper                Crew                                                          Scores
1) Scott Savage        Rick Savage                                             1-1-1-2 = 5
2) Steve Aspery      David Aspery, Connor Smith                2-2-3-1 = 8
3) Carolyn Tanner  Dick Evans, Cindy Elmore                    3-11-4-4 = 22
4) AJ Savage            Jill McCaughan                                      7-3-10-3 = 23
5) Jamie Jones         Joe Hurst, Alyssa Singer                     4-12-7-5 = 28

Final results

If you have any pictures from this year’s Chief please send them to webmaster@interlakesailing.org.  I will post a photo album under our photo gallery.  Did you know in the lower left hand corner of your photo gallery you can select different albums to view?  Continue to check back.

The next regatta in the ISCA Traveler Series is May 28-29 PRSA Spring Regatta at the Potomac River SA in Alexandria, VA.  After this event it is onto Jolly Rogers for the Cattail Regatta on June 4th.

Midwinters 2011 Results

2011 Midwinters (Davis Island YC – Tampa, FL)

See picture Gallery (and select mid winters category)
This year’s Midwinters had every type of wind condition which surely tested the competitors skills.  We had warm weather, good food, and a wonderful venue in Davis Island YC.  Sailors in attendance:
1402 – skipper Steve Aspery with David Aspery and Connor Smith.
1424 – skipper Mike McClinchie with Bill Smith and Bruce Courts.
730 – skipper Jim Milliman and Lou Ridriguez.
472 – skipper Ron Herbig and Joy Dorethy.
Friday was blowing upper teens to low twenty in knots.  Just 1402 and 1424 went out.  Team Asery had two bullets.
Saturday had decent breeze early.  As the morning progressed under sunny skies the temperature rose to the mid 70’s.  The first race two races had decent wind.  Our third race was shortened in the second windward leg under very light wind conditions.   The RC sent us back to shore for a couple hours. The sea breeze filled in from the west but with shifty conditions the RC was unable to send us off.  Team Aspery had three bullets this day.
Sunday again had nice morning breeze for the first race.  The last race of the regatta was extremely light and shifty.  In the end Team McClinchie crossed the line first by about a boat length with Team Milliman and Team Aspery crossing seconds later.
Final standings were Aspery, McClinchie, Milliman and Herbig.
Next event Chiefs Regatta at Leatherlips YC April 30th and May 1st.