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Mike Ingham Tops Orange Peel and Thistle Southern Circuit

posted Mar 26, 2015, 6:55 PM by Thistle Class   [ updated Mar 30, 2015, 10:08 PM by Paul Nelson ]
The 2015 Orange Peel Regatta was held March 20th-22nd at The Florida Yacht Club in Jacksonville, FL. The weekend kicked off with a welcome party at Greg and Heather Griffin’s house Thursday night as sailors arrived in town. Greg, who has almost single handedly organized this event for over 15 years, rolled out the red carpet for everyone with food and beverage.

The Friday coaching clinic started with Mike Ingham and Paul Abdullah walking around and helping everyone get their mast and boats tuned. Several masts needed a “little persuasion” between saw horses so we could achieve the correct diamond tuning. I noticed the owners of the masts cringe a little as we made them bend like spaghetti! Next we took a break for lunch and had a little chalk talk about why tuning the mast is so important. With the wind just building enough, we headed out on the water for some informal racing and one-on-one coaching. Friday night’s dinner was outstanding! The FYC staff did an amazing job with the food and outdoor setup. 

The Orange Peel attracted 38 boats from as far away as Maine this year. Being the second leg of the Southern Circuit, the regatta as remained strong in the Southeast region attracting some of the top sailors in the class. The weekend forecast wasn’t great. Saturday the wind wasn’t supposed to fill in until late in the afternoon, and Sunday didn’t look good at all with a 12:30pm cut off. Hal Gilreath, our PRO, waited patiently for the wind to build and was successful in getting three solid races in before the sun set. Once again, the FYC staff worked with the fleet staff and served us a fabulous dinner. A raffle of prizes were given from our sponsors, Dieball Sailing, Selden Marine, North Sails, Zhik and Coral Reef Sailing Apparel.
Unfortunately as predicted there wasn’t any wind Sunday. Hal pulled the plug at 10:15am and everyone started packing up to head home, but not before awards and lunch.
The top five in the Orange Peel were Mike Ingham, Stu Grulke, Paul Abdullah, Tom Hubbell and BJ Jones and the top three of the Southern Circuit were Mike Ingham, Paul Abdullah and Scott Griffin. 

Pictures can be seen at: https://plus.google.com/…/116238…/albums/6129511537724563841 courtesy of Tina Deptula - See slide show at bottom of page!


SCORES:

Results
2015 Orange Peel Regatta
Series Standing – 3 races scored
Information is provisional and subject to modification
Regatta results saved: Sunday, March 22, 2015
Division: Thistle (38 boats)
Pos Sail Skipper Crew Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total
Points Pos
1 3969 Michael Ingham Dan Fien/Terra Berrlinski 1 5 3 9 1
2 870 Stuart Grukle Emory Williams/Jeni Schaefer 4 4 1 9 2
3 4035 Paul Abdullah Alex Krumdieck/Marie Thompson 15 2 4 21 3
4 1915 Tom Hubbell Kathy Duckworth/Mark Makielski 10 8 6 24 4
5 2870 BJ Jones Emily Jones/Tom Lawton 8 7 14 29 5
6 3997 Scott Griffin Mark Gise/Colleen Brew 14 6 13 33 6
7 4017 Chris Klotz Antoinette Klotz/Kyle Finerock 18 10 5 33 7
8 4034 David Van Cleef Allison Van Cleef/Sam Hodges 6 16 11 33 8
9 779 Kevin Bradley Collen Mooney/Scott Marriott 3 14 17 34 9
10 3917 David Hansen Anne Hansen/Charlie Bailey 13 11 10 34 10
11 1234 Justin DaMore Caroline Gates/Bryan Jerman 24 3 9 36 11
12 3841 Brad Russell Erik Goethert/Kayla Bennett 2 24 16 42 12
13 3883 David Reddaway JD Reddaway 23 1 21 45 13
14 3868 Amy Woodard Jeff Woodard 30 13 7 50 14
15 4007 Loy Vaughan Andrew deRussy/Jennifer Grant 16 15 19 50 15
16 4037 John Fewell Mike Beattie 12 36 2 50 16
17 3976 Greg Griffin Mark Reddaway/Kaity Norton 11 26 15 52 17
18 1915 Sean Adams Pete Gregory/Amy Thompson 22 9 24 55 18
19 3828 Dan Russell Tom Russell/Jordan Wiggins 20 12 23 55 19
20 3001 Michal Reddaway Devon Hanna 27 21 8 56 20
21 4033 Craig Koschalk Lauren O’Hara/Scott Meyer 5 18 34 57 21
22 3579 Reid Collins Mike Kirchner/Tiffany Schaefer 7 19 36 62 22
23 976 Johnny Fewell Mays Dickey 28 28 12 68 23
24 3624 Gerry Christman Phil Christman/Dick Hanson 9 29 33 71 24
25 3741 Gavin McCormack Bob McCormack/Camden McCormack 19 30 22 71 25
26 3849 John Howell Craig Ambler/Diana Young-Palva 29 17 25 71 26
27 3725 John Norton Caleb Armstrong/Lauren Borst 26 23 27 76 27
28 4045 David Deptula Sally Rusk/Allan Vanderheyden 25 20 31 76 28
29 3600 Tommy Glenn Don Read 17 35 28 80 29
30 4031 Larry Wagner Brian Pepitone/Max Zhalilo 21 27 32 80 30
31 3905 Adam Coker Mike Minett 33 22 29 84 31
32 4022 Scott McCormack Tim Fitzgerald/Anna Lee Bradley 31 38 18 87 32
33 3739 Steve Cardoze Tim Powell/Alexander Brian 32 25 35 92 33
34 3709 William Weinbecker Mara Stroebel-Lanka/Huey Forchet 34 34 26 94 34
35 3813 Len Wert Mike King/Tucker Munday 38 37 20 95 35
36 3818 Jack Mahaney Nathan Burnham 35 33 30 98 36
37 1995 Laura Graham Sally M0rriss/Sam Grant 36 32 37 105 37
38 4023 Edward John Tory Gibb/Jon Virden 37 31 38 106 38



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