Congratulations to Greg Griffin and Mark Reddaway, winners of the 2013 Bloody Mary Regatta.
Saturdaywas a breezy day with mostly WNW winds between 12-16 knots, but with a few larger gusts maxing out at almost 30 knots as the wind clocked to the N. Greg Griffin, with Mark Reddaway crewing, and Loy Vaughan, with Alex Padgett crewing, sailed the most consistent in Saturday's three races. Greg (1-1-4) held a two point lead over Loy (4-2-2) at the end of the day.
Sunday brought much lighter winds out of the E around 3-5 knots. Greg Griffin continued his strong sailing with a 2nd place in the only race on Sunday to secure the regatta victory. Steve and Shawn Burke mastered the puffs to win Sunday's race, which also moved them past LoyVaughan into second over all by virtue of a tie-breaker. Brent McKensie, sailing with Jack Smith and Anna McLean, held onto fourth overall winning yet another tie-break over the team of Mark Gise, Jessica Gise, and Cooper Paiva, who rounded out the top-five.
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Read more: 2013 Bloody Mary Results
CAPTIVA, Fla. (October 18, 2013) – A remarkable list of contributors to the sport of sailing in the U.S. were presented with US Sailing’s highest honors during Friday night’s Annual Meeting Awards Dinner, presented by Rolex, at the South Seas Island Resort in Captiva, Fla. US Sailing recognized these esteemed award winners for their extraordinary achievements in the areas of sailing education, race administration and operations, sailing with disability, safety and overall contributions to the sport.
St. Petersburg Yacht Club Trophy – Sandusky Sailing Club (Ohio)The St. Petersburg Yacht Club Trophy for excellence in race management was awarded to the Sandusky Sailing Club (SSC) for its exceptional organization of the 2013 Thistle Class National Championship. The club was requested to host the nationals after Hurricane Sandy severely damaged the original host club. The SSC rallied under short notice to host 109 Thistles during the six-day event in August.
Read more: Sandusky Sailing Club Wins St. Petersburg Trophy for Thistle Nationals
Plenty of wind, sun and 35 Thistles participating from 6 states made for a great weekend at BSC. On Saturday 3 races were completed in light to medium wind, with the last race running literally into the night. Sunday morning produced 2 good races with wind ramping up to 10-12 at just the right time.
The evening's entertainment kicked off with the kid's Halloween Costume Party featuring everything from princesses to gangsters. Following the kids on the Pumpkin Stage, Buddy Wainwright, Callie Wilson, Cary Elizabeth Krumdieck and Alex Padget entertained us until midnight with songs ranging from Wagon Wheel to Royals.
Congratulations to Paul Abdullah, Alex Krumdieck and Marie Thompson for winning this year’s trophy.
Thanks to Thistle Fleet 110 for their hard work, Good People Brewing Company for the excellent beer and CRSA for their contribution to the event.
We hope everyone enjoyed the weekend, we look forward to seeing you next year.
Read more: 2013 BSC Great Pumpkin Regatta
I would like to congratulate Jack Finefrock, Johne Riddle, and Liz Bradley for winning the 2013 Detroit River Thistle Fleet Icebreaker Regatta held on Lake St. Clair October 5th and 6th. Jack and Crew edged out the home team of Champ Glover, Paul Neuchterlien, and Suzanne Kinnel by two points in a tight fleet. In addition, I must thank the all the volunteers who helped put on this event, the volunteers are what make Crescent Sail Yacht Club a special place. Finally, I would again like to commend Irene and Neil McNeill who came in from the Toronto area to run the races and not missing a shift all weekend.
Read more: 2013 Thistle Icebreaker Results
Sometimes Mother Nature let’s you know she is still in charge. The forecast for both Saturday and Sunday was not great but Saturday’s was just plain poor. Around mid afternoon she took charge and brought in just enough consistent breeze to have two very good races in light/medium air and a fair amount of power boat chop. Sunday morning was a great lake sailing day with light to medium variable breeze but no significant chop. Three more great races were run by PRO Bill Ross completing the weekends schedule.
Congratulations to Scott Griffin who once again was just amazing sailing a consistent series finishing with an 8 point lead over the two boats tying for second. Gavin McCormick was the big mover Sunday morning with two 3rds but lost the tie breaker with Paul Abdullah who finished 2ndwith Gavin 3rd. The top five was rounded out with Mike Ross finishing 4thand David Reddaway 5th.
A very serious first annual “Oktoberfest Cornhole Tournament” organized by Gavin McCormick Saturday night created our only two time winner with Mike Ross and Teammate Clayton Dixon beating some tough competition. The after event press conference offered the following quote from Clayton, “Mike you just hit the board and I’ll take care of the rest”. Obviously an effective strategy.
It was a great weekend of sailing and even better opportunity to hang out with our good friends. Thanks to all who made the trip.
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Length Overall - 17' 0" Beam - 6' 0" Draft Up/Down - 6"/4’6" Minimum Weight 515 lb Sail Area (main and jib) 191 sq. ft. Sail Area (spin) 220 sq. ft.
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