|ISCYRA Regatta Report|| |
Sun May 18th, 2008 through Fri May 23rd, 2008
Rick Merriman and Phil Trinter
| Event photos by David B. Furber|
Results of six races sailed on May 20-22 at Seneca Yacht Club, Geneva, New York, USA.
Reports by Rick Burgess:
George Szabo came up with the line of the day "Rick Burrrrrrrrgess".
Jack Lynch and his crew did an outstanding job of getting us started on time and that meant we were back at the club and into warm clothing. Of course there was hot soup and chile for all to that the edge off until the mid week dinner.
It seams that most of the sailors are enjoying our little piece of heaven.
May 22 - races 5 and 6:
Well we got in 2 races today and in the end it was Rick Merryman & Phil Trinter winning the day with a 1 & a 3. We spent 2 hours on shore in the morning as the weather was chilly and rainy, but once we went out it was as they say "all good". The local wind gods seem to want to make it interesting with a west wind again, but the lead boats always seem to figure how to make the most of each shift. Rick and Phil sailing John MacCausland's 8295 won the first race leading from start to finish and Mark Reynolds and John Wulff sailing Sam Rouse's 8231 won the second wire to wire.
So we go into the last day on schedule and I am hoping that the wind cooperates so we have all 8 races in which to crown our Western Hemisphere Spring Champion at the end of the day.
Just a couple of quick notes, Jack Lynch was called on to handle the PRO duties as Scott Ikle developed a virus 3 days before the event was to start that put him in the hospital. Jack has done a fantastic job and I want to thank him and his entire crew for all their great work this week. I also need to thank all of the members of the Seneca Lake Yacht Club for all of their hard work. Every morning the sailors are greeted to a wonderful breakfast, and after each day one of our major sponsors thought that since it has been a bit chilly they would serve hot soup and chili to all. Of course there are two refrigerators full of water and soda for the taking. So thank you Wegmans, Geneva Beverage, Ramada Inn of Geneva, Red Jacket Orchards, and all of the rest of our sponsors. Oh yes today, Rums of Puerto Rico and Phil Marks hosted a Rum and Cheese party as well as soup and chili.
May 23 - races 7 and 8:
Our little club showed that a small club can and did run if I say so myself a fantastic regatta.
In my other reports I have praised our race committee, but have forgotten to mention all of the help the Hobart/William Smith sailing team did to assist Jack Lynch in running the races each day.
So in conclusion, for those who came and sailed I think it is safe to say all had fun and for those who opted not to come well you missed a really good Western Hemisphere Championship.
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