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DRYA wins the Richardson Trophy
By Rolf Krotseng
What could have been a chilling, windy, wet Saturday on Lake Ontario turned out to be a mostly sunny pleasant day with fairly steady eight to ten knots of breeze in the Toronto's harbor for the 2001 running of the Richardson Trophy Match Racing Championships of the Great Lakes.
Nathan and Adam Hollerbach from Bayview Yacht Club representing the Detroit River Yachting Association won the double round robin series eight to zero, besting Oskar Johannsen and Andrew McTavish from the Royal Canadian Yacht Club representing Lake Ontario with six wins and two loses.
Rod Syck and Scott Tompkins represented Lake Superior with four wins and four loses. Brian Cramer and Peter Carson from Lake Huron scored two wins and six loses. Larry Kwiat and Rich Montplasir from Lake Michigan pleased everyone with eight losses. Clif Vaughan, last years winner from Lake Erie was unable to attend.
R.C.Y.C.'s club owned Ideal 18's were used in this competition. That's a far cry from the C&C 33's and 35's that their fathers raced to win in 1975 and 1976 and the C&C 29's that Eric Hollerbach won with in 1979. It's a sign of the times. Next years competition will be on Lake Superior most likely in J-24's.
Well matched offshore yachts are increasingly a rarity and the officers of the Yacht Racing Union of the Great Lakes unanimously felt it was more important to run the event than to grouse about water line lengths.
TRANS SUPERIOR 2001
International Yacht Race The 2001 Trans Superior course is from the Gros Cap Light in Whitefish Bay , near Sault Ste. Marie MI to the Duluth Ship Canal.
Official distance is - 338 Nautical Miles
Class 1: 1 Colt 45 - SC70 Allan Fletcher; 2 Stripes - SC70 Bill Martin; 3 Chewbacca - NM50 Bill Peterson
Class 2: 1 Papa Gaucho - J35 Keith Stauber; 2 Peregrine - C&C34R Stephen; Fairley; 3 Redhawk - SC40 Ralph Hodek; 4 Wyile Coyote - Wylie 40 Mark; Gross
Class 3: 1 Freedom - Norlan37 Mike; Spence ; 2 Montebeleau -Beneteau38 Peter Mielke; 3 Tethani - Viking 34 Fred Stille; 4 Hairy Bear - C&C29 Ken Tennant
Class C (Cruising): 1 Iselin - Beneteau 42 Paul Steen
Class O (Open): 1) Earth Voyager - Formula 60 Ray Howa; 2) Everest Horizontal - Open 50 Tim Kent
Half-Trans Participants: 1. Andele - F31 / Jack Culley; 2. Foxy - Peterson 34 TM / Glen Koski; 3. Sir Benedicts - Ericson / Jack Arnold
For more info contact Kinnan Stauber email@example.com
WYC Race Results Frostbite Cup 1
MORC II: 1) Skedaddle, Don Sundell; MORC III: 1) Split Decision, Mark Christopher
CAPRI 25: 1) Rampage Larry AuBuchon; 2) Looscrew Joe DeCarli; 3) Texana Austin Johnson; 4) Persistence Steve Truax; 5) Rockit Dick Korinke; 6) Honeymoon Pajamas John Speltz; 7) Code Blue Brennon Family; 8) Tsunami Bruce Tam; 9) 291 Consensus Eric Roubal; 10) Fly by Night Daniels/Walek; 11) Off Line Corny Boersma
ENSIGN: 1) Orion Ross Siemers; 2) Kveldsang Stan Ragnes; 3) X ADA Richard Dombross
J/22: 1) Whatever Lars Hansen’ 2) Reach Thorn Turner; 3) X Rick Lucas; 4) X Pete Jones; 5) X Sam Heins; 6) Defiance Steve Paidosh
J/24: 1) Gotcha Tim & Ann Oelschlager; 2) Electric Kool-Aid Greg Bittle; 3) Bubbles Chris Holm; 4) Hell Fire Dave Bennett
S2 7.9: 1) X Gary DeSantis; 2) Songbird Roger Friedell; 3) Moonshadow Mike Dean
SONAR: 1) Banue Trevor & Maureen Haworth; 2) Sesame Street Brody / Foster; 3) House Calls Mark Hoiseth; 4) Balderdash! Henry & Nancy Brantingham
PHRF I: 1) Total Eclipse Erdman/Crum; 2) Desdemona Mike Maloney; 3) Catapult II Joel Ronning; 4) Reina Bill & Irene Kroll; 5) Stinger Fred & Nancy Sommer; PHRF II:1) Forever 29 McCullough; 2) Hiiaka Dan Wolfe; 3) Digital DAN Saniti; PHRF III: 1) Crescendo Mattson; 2) Red Dog Bye
2001 MC Scow Blue Chip Regatta
This 15th MC Scow Blue Chip regatta saw thirty-nine of the top MC sailors gathering at Spring Lake, Michigan. Qualification for this event included individual performance throughout the 2001 MC Scow racing season. Results from more than 45 regattas were used to issue invitations to this year’s participants. Scoring was based on four races over the two days.
1) Justin Hood, Grand Haven, MI.; 2) Brian Heimsch, Brookside, WI.; 3) Brett Hatton, Spring Lake, MI; 4) Zack Clayton, Mukwonago, WI.; 5) David Fox, Spring Lake, MI.; 6) Brian McMurray, Whitehall, MI.; 7) Jeff Annis, Augusta, GA.; 8) Kyle Verplank, Spring Lake, MI.; 9) Dan Fink, Muskego, WI.; 10) Kevin Neal, Winnetka, IL.
Top Grand Master) Gary Verplank, Spring Lake, MI.; Top Junior) Jamie Kimball, Grand Rapids, MI.; Top Master) Tom Schmidt, Fontana, WI.; Top Ancient Mariner) Bill Freytag, Fontana, WI.; Top Woman) Lynn James, Spring Lake, MI.
Rave: 1. CAFFEE; 2. OSTER; 3. WALTON; 4. MCGARRY; 5. CHARLESWOR; 6. HELLER; 7. DINWIDDIE
WindRider Overall: 1. GREENE; 2. WIGSTON; 3. BERG; 4. BURNS; 5. BRENNER; 6. SHULTE; 7. WARNER; 8. OLSON; 9. FISCHER; 10. TURNER; 11. CAFFEE; 12. PERKINS; 13. LUSE; 14. TURNER; 15. LA GRASSO; 15. HALTERMAN
WindRider with Batten: 1. BERG; 2. SHULTE; 3. WARNER; 4. TURNER; 5. FISCHER; 6. PERKINS; 7. CAFFEE; 8. TURNER ; 9. HALTERMAN
WindRider with no Batten: 1. GREENE; 2. WIGSTON; 3. BURNS; 4. BRENNER; 5. OLSON; 6. LUSE; 7. LA GRASSO
2001 Shell Lake Town & Country Days
Sailing Regatta Results
As John Frischmann of the Washburn County Register would say, "The ragbaggers finally had some wind for their sailing regatta." The weather was almost perfect with clear skies, 80 degrees and winds from 10 to 20 MPH. We had 19 sailboats participate and 15 of them were of different designs. It made for a great picture out on the lake. You can view some pictures taken of the race on Shell-Lake.com/sail.
Small Boats: 1) Jake Parsons, Spooner 2) Thom Burns, New Hope, MN 3) Alexis Olson, New Brighton, MN
Cruisers: 1) Lyle Holm, Spooner 2) Jim Crandall, Drummond, WI 3) Jerry Tuck, New Richmond, WI
Scows: 1) Tom LeMire, Somerset, WI 2) Mike Jorgenson, Hayward, WI 3) Randall Sippel, St. Paul, MN
Catamarans: 1) Steve Parsons, Spooner 2) Dave Toftness, Amery 3) Brett Fiala, EauClaire
Shell Lake CRAW
1. W-SELSMEYE; 2. M-RINGEISE; 3. W-KORTE; 4. M-CARLSON; 5. W-BLAKE; 6. M-VOLKMAN; 7. M-MORTENSO; 8. W-WALDO; 9. M-GOOD; 10. M-SYCK; 11. W-RAUFMAN; 12. W-WILCOX; 13. M-JOHNSON; 14. M-NIEDERMA; 15. W-TOFTNESS; 16. W-REPYAK; 17. M-HALDISH; 18. M-PEMRICK; 19. W-HARKNESS; 20. M-ENGERDAH; 21. W-PARSONS; 22. W-WINDERS; 23. W-DEFELICE; 24. M-FALK; 25. W-BUCHMAN; 26. M-HOLDEN; 27. W-DURAND; 28. W-MAHANEY; 29. M-ANDERSON; 30. W-OKONEK; 31. W-MURASKI