District 4  Regatta Report

Fri Jun 6th, 2008 through Sun Jun 8th, 2008

Winners Tom Londrigan and Stewart Hall

Winners Tom Londrigan and Stewart Hall

2008 4th District Championship

 

Sailed at Lake Springfield, Illinois, USA.

Report by Michael Pick:
As you all may have heard, Lake Springfield's favorite son and last years winner, recaptured the Blue Star with 6 points out of a 5 race event. Tom "twinkle toes" Londrigan with Stewart Hall put on a great display in a regatta that was light on participation, 15 boats, but heavy on everything else. Day one - Friday was cancelled due to sustained winds of 20-25 with 35+ gusts. Not to be bored, the always thinking TL,Jr. came up with the idea to sail a Laser around a jybe course. It was great fun to do and to watch. Before the event there was a bit of betting to add to the incentive. The winner, Geoff Ewenson(Jon Vandermolen's crew) put on a great display of boat handling in high winds, probably aided by his "extensive" experience in the Finn.

Day two saw the winds settle down to 12-16 and the race was under way.The first race started with light air which quickly picked up to the 12-16 range. The winds shifted to the south with the increase in velocity but we finished the day with three good races and the regatta was at least official. As far as mishaps, we had a broken backstay and a broken tiller resulting in a death role with the crew losing the boat, but no major injuries or broken masts.

Day 3, Sunday, saw the velocity pick up to 16-20. this was the day that Tom pulled out his secret weapon as before the race, his daughter Cookie painted his toenails pink and BLUE. That was all it took for Tom and Stewart to take the regatta. We had a great time thanks to a combination of great people, weather, food and a great race committee.


Star
Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 4 5 Total
1 8170   Tom Londrigan   Stewart Hall   8170   LS   1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 4
2 8253   Rick Brethorst   Arthur Anosov   8253   LS   3.0 2.0 5.0 1.0 3.0 9
3 8324   Todd Gay   D Jensen   8324   LS   2.0 3.0 2.0 5.0 2.0 9.0001
4 8333   J Vandermolen   Geoff Ewenson   8333   GL   4.0 4.0 3.0 3.0 16.0 [DNF] 14
5 7602   Patrick Londrigan   M Thomas   7602   LS   5.0 7.0 6.0 4.0 7.0 22
6 7905   Robert Maine   Rick Rundle   7905   WH   6.0 5.0 4.0 7.0 16.0 [DNS] 22.0001
7 8036   Jack Rickard   T Ferrier   8036   WH   8.0 10.0 7.5 [7.5, RDG] 6.0 5.0 26.5
8 8045   Mark Lewis   Scott Smith   8045   LS   9.0 6.0 7.5 [7.5, RDG] 9.0 6.0 28.5
9 8227   Patrick Gudat   Roger Huber   8227   IR   10.0 8.0 9.0 8.0 4.0 29
10 7533   Al Covington   Tomasz Milczarek   7533   IR   12.0 11.0 10.0 11.0 9.0 41
11 7206   Peter Bennett   A Wise   7206   IR   11.0 12.0 16.0 [DNF] 10.0 10.0 43
12 8244   George Preckwinkle   Trevor Wallner   8244   LS   7.0 9.0 16.0 [DNF] 16.0 [DNS] 16.0 [DNS] 48
13 7179   Bradley Downen   Erik Fines   7179   LS   16.0 [DNS] 16.0 [DNS] 16.0 [DNS] 12.0 8.0 52
14 7664   Michael Pick   Jim Wise   7664   LS   13.0 16.0 [DNS] 16.0 [DNS] 16.0 [DNS] 16.0 [DNS] 61
15 8037   Peter Wright   Danny Wright   8037   JP   14.0 16.0 [DNS] 16.0 [DNS] 16.0 [DNS] 16.0 [DNS] 62

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