There were many tired Star sailors on Saturday afternoon! The wind was quite strong for the first 2 races. Crews and skippers alike got drenched and had very sore muscles after three long races. It was a great day; Andy Ivey and Reid Krakower took first twice and are currently leading the August Series, and Scott Beckman and Chip Nolin took first in the 3rd race. Peter Follansbee continued his good skippering this season with Duane Delfosse as his crew. John Wulff with Joe Richter and Chris Eldrige with Mike Miramonti both had exciting days and are currently tied with each other in the August Series. Mike and Erin Kelly also did well and enjoyed their day of sailing, and Michele Wood returned to Star sailing, with Mike Wood as her crew, for the first time in 2 years! We're glad to see her back. In all there were 7 boats; a fantastic showing that made for a good day of competition. Thanks always to the race committee!
The star open/districts are this Saturday and Sunday with 24 boats registered. The Next Gen Junior star event is this Friday with 9 boats registered. Please reach out to the Star Fleet Secretary, Lovelynn Ivey [email protected]
to volunteer to house a Star crew, provide spectator support, or volunteer in other ways.
No races last weekend for the Cruising Fleet. However, they did manage to sail a light air event last Wednesday. Division 1 (spinnakers division) had 8 sonars on the start line with 7 more boats in division 2 (no spinnakers division). John Gedaminski won division 2 for the night.
Overall, many boats were out on the water sailing for fun or practicing. The juniors were seen out practicing in a Sonar mid-week. They received a flyby from a Viper 640. This past week had good wind on a great lake. Sailing out of an awesome club with availability to all to come out and sail or race.