Congratulations to Jim Dixon and crew for winning the 2nd Annual BYC One-Design Regatta last weekend on Lake St. Clair in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. Great conditions greeted the thistle class on Saturday with winds between 12 and 17-knots, but Sunday racing was cancelled for the Thistle class due to winds exceeding 20-kts with gusts over 25-kts. This three day event, two for Thistles and Lightnings, drew over 200 boats from around the Midwest including 25 lightnings. Hopefully, next year we can entice more thistles to come and participate. The event includes great food, live bands, and awesome awards!
Here are the Michigan Districts Notice of Race. The regatta will be at Cresecent Sail Yacht Club in Grosse Pointe Farms, MI on June 22 and 23rd. See you there Jody
THISTLE CLASS CENTRAL ATLANTIC DISTRICT REGATTAHOSTED BY GLENMAR SAILING ASSOCIATION THISTLE FLEET 28BALTIMORE COUNTY SAILING CENTERROCKY POINT PARKBALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Sandusky One Design Regatta June 8-9, 2013 Sandusky Sailing Club Sandusky, OH Notice of Race (NOR)
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The Admiral Farragut was held May 11-12, 2013 at Concord Yacht Club in Knoxville, TN. While only 15 boats were in attendance, it was one of the deepest 15 boat fleets you'll ever see at a Thistle regatta. We got in 5 races in some tricky lake sailing conditions. We'd really like to thank the boats who made the trip to town, especially Greg Griffin, Downing Nightingdale, and Paul Abdullah from Jacksonville. We'd also like to give a big thanks to Dieball Sailing and DieballStore.com for sponsoring a sailing and Thistle trivia event Saturday evening.
We showed a video Saturday night with footage from the day's racing:
Click Read More for a full recap and results. Congratulations to Paul Abdullah for sailing incredibly consistently in very tough conditions.
Read more: 2013 Admiral Farragut Results
The South Atlantic Districts were held in conjunction with the Atlanta Yacht Club Open this past weekend with 28 boats in attendance. Three of the five scheduled races were sailed Saturday in easterly 10-15 mph breeze that gradually increased as the day progressed. The racing was tight and exciting at the front of the pack (that’s what I was told anyway!). Saturday ended as the approaching cold front pumped the breeze up a little. The fleet retired to the new AYC clubhouse with the top 4 boats all within 3 points of each other (Brad Russell, Gavin McCormack, Buddy Wainwright & Bryce Dryden).
Sunday dawned with a steady, cold rain and a band of approaching thunderstorms. After an hour or so under an in-the-clubhouse postponement, the races were abandoned for the day giving Brad Russell and AYC crew Sean Adams a set of 3 red chevrons for his sail. Nice job Brad!
Click below for full results.
Read more: 2013 South Atlantic Districts & AYC Open
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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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