Friday night a quick look at the weather channel showed thunderstorms stretching from Little Rock, Arkansas to Muscle Shoal, Alabama through Memphis. Not to be discouraged five boats including one from Little Rock and one interloper (i.e. non-district boat) from Muscle Shoals AL joined three Memphis boats for the Middle America District Championship.
Saturday morning at Delta Sailing Association’s club facility on Lake Arkabutla south of Memphis. The storm passed and with a weather eye out for further storms there were four races Saturday with the plan to sail one Sunday. As it turned out this was a wise move as on Sunday the threatened storms came through. Little Rock’s Abby Athington won all four races with Muscle Shoal’s Tommy Glenn and Steve Koulogianes splitting second place finishes. Hamburgers for lunch at the club and oustanding barbeque at the Dicksons’ rounded out the weekend.
2014 Thistle District Championship, June 7-8 Memphis Fleet 72
Overall Results/District Results
2647 Abby Ethington 1+1+1+ 1=4 points 1/1
3600 Tommy Glenn 2+2+3+2=9 points 2/0*
2550 Steve Koulogianes 4+3+2+ 3=12 points 3/2
3930 John Garner 3+4+4 DNF=17 points 4/3
3918 David Dickson DNF DNS DNF DNS=24 points 5/4
*non District boat