Race Results

7th Annual ADA Regatta
Lake Minnetonka, MN
June 9-10, 2007

What a great and windy weekend! Fifty-Three boats participated and about 325 total participants came for the 7th Annual ADA Regatta. Over $21,000 was raised for the mission of the American Diabetes Association: to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.


1) Dream Fisher, Dick Jackson; 2) Gjoa, Dan Winderl; 2) Hog Wild, Connell Smith; 4) Giddy Up, Brokaw/Sutton; 5) Anticipation, Roger Slater.

Capri 25
1) Catapult III, Joel Ronning; 2) Tsunami, Bruce Tam; 3) Magic, Bull/Sacks; 4) Code Blue, Brennon Family; 5) Quick Draw, Pete Willenbring; 6) Molly Buses, Mark Weum; 7) Honeymoon’s Over, John Speltz; 8) Jalapeno, Bob Carpenter; 8) Lickety Split, Odell Tuttle; 10) Off Line, Corny Boersma; 11) Ham-It-Up!, Carmella Zagone; 12) Asturias, Jesus Rodriguez; 13) Dakota, Paul Cossette; 14) Fore Sail, Rich Jobin.

J22 class starting the ADA Regatta. Photo by J.H. Peterson.

1) Shadowfax, Judy/Richard Woellner; 2) Jacob, Bowman; 3) Whoa, Doug Mann; 4) SheMIGHT, MWST; 5) Hot Flash, Carol Pine; 6) Bodhi, John Haurykiewicz.

1) 007, Hinck/Erdmann; 2) Hellfire, Dave Bennett; 3) Motorhome, Bernie Soya; 4) Voodoo, Randy Gould; 5) Asylum, Buffington/Heidelberger; 6) Kryptonite, Ron McDonald; 7) Sleeper, Lanners/Crump

Sonar class starting the ADA Regatta. Photo by J.H. Peterson.

1) Gusto, John & Liz Sligh; 2) Amity III, John Rainaldi; 3) Captain Hook, Bert Foster; 4) Presto, Beckey/Brody; 5) Surly Angel, Marty & Kathy Fossen; 6) Bella Vita, Chris Fittipaldi; 7) Azor, David Olson


1) Synergy, Ernie Worthley; 2) Stinger, Fred & Nancy Sommer; 3) Wild Potato, David Johnson; 4) Cyclone, Rudy Ruedenberg; 5) X, Gaylen & Maggie Knack.

1) PR Firm, Peter Sussman; 2) Speschel Edition, Steve Peschel; 3) Quebec 4, Beth & Gene Rosenberger; 4) Sea Sprite 23, Paul Wicklund; 5) Rosie Ruiz, Bob Peterson; 6) Allegro, Tom Slack; 7) Knot 2 Shabby, Del Mattson; 8) Savannah, Gerald Evenson.

ADA Regatta. Photo by J.H. Peterson.

Sailors with Disabilities Prepare For Success With Clagett Events
Local Team Captain Hook

Sailors with disabilities who hope to represent the U.S.A. in China at the 2008 Paralympic Regatta will have an opportunity to improve their odds of doing so at this summer’s C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta. Scheduled for August 26-30, 2007, and hosted by Sail Newport, Rhode Island’s Public Sailing Center, this annual event – now in its fifth year – has fine-tuned all the elements to educate, test and strengthen competitors’ abilities.

The event begins with a two-day clinic August 26-27 that is open only to U.S. sailors. It will be led by five-time Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year Betsy Alison (Newport, R.I.), coach of the US Disabled Sailing Team. A highlight of the clinic will be a rules seminar conducted by sailing author and noted racing rules expert Dave Perry (Southport, Conn.).

The Clagett Regatta is open to both U.S. and foreign sailors with racing scheduled for August 28-30 in the three classes selected for competition at the 2008 Paralympic Regatta: the single-person 2.4 Metre, two-person SKUD-18, and the three-person Sonar. Competitors from Ireland and Israel have expressed interest in returning to the regatta and organizers expect up to eight nations may be represented on the starting line.

“Our goal in 2007 is to give our U.S. sailors with disabilities a venue to test themselves and discover whether they have what it takes to make it to the Paralympic Games,” said event founder Judy McLennan (Newport, R.I.), daughter of the event’s namesake. She explained that “The Clagett” is structured not only to give disabled sailors the information to improve their skills, but also the opportunity to test them in competition.

Strategically, The Clagett will also serve to better prepare those athletes who will compete in the year’s two most important disabled sailing events – the IFDS (International Association for Disabled Sailing) World Championship and the U.S. Paralympic Team Trials-Sailing. The world championship (scheduled for September in Rochester, N.Y.) is the second of three championships where U.S. sailors can compete to qualify a berth to the 2008 Paralympic Games; the trials will determine the actual sailors who represent the U.S. in those berths.

The 2007 Clagett Regatta is being planned to replicate, as closely as possible, the format of the Trials which are scheduled for October 3-14, 2007, in Newport. It will serve as a warm up and performance test for competitors with Paralympic aspirations, and the same race management team will run both events.

The C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta honors the late Tom Clagett (1916-2001), a U.S. Navy World War II veteran who learned to sail on the Chesapeake Bay. As a youngster he suffered temporary paralysis as the result of a bout of meningitis; it was an experience that left him with a deep respect for the accomplishments of people with disabilities, especially athletes.

The Notice of Race and additional information on the clinic and regatta can be found online at www.ussailing.net/Clagett/

2007 Sperry Top-Sider Detroit NOOD Regatta Final Results


1) Burden IV, Custom Express 27, Burt Jones, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI; 2) Saturn, Melges 32, Wally Tsuha, Rochester Hills, MI; 3) Schock & All, Shock 35, Russell Krock, Granville, OH; 4) Rum, 33-2, Nick Ward, Fort Gratiot, MI; 5) Bounder, Sydney 36, David Hudgel, Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada; 6) Promotion, Frers 50, Tim Schley, Fraser, MI; 7) Victrix, Concordia 47, Curtis Kime, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI; 8) Bad Wiskey, Nelson Marek 36, Frederick Meers, St. Clair Shores, MI; 9) Vanguard, Mumm 36, Michael Goran, Bloomfield Hills, MI; 10) The Red Boat, Mumm 30, John Vermeulen, West Bloomfield, MI; 11) Pterodactyl, Evelyn 42, Mark Symonds, Rochester Hills, MI; 12) Cheap Sister, SR 33, Dale MacPhearson, Armada, MI; 13) Alphadog, SR 33, Bill Gispen, Wallaceburg, Ontario, CAN.

1) Collina, C&C 40, James J. Gerometta, Oakland, MI; 2) Hellion, C&C 43, Dane Christy / Dave Lockhart, Bloomfield Hills, MI; 3) Titan, C&C 41, Michael Schultes, Grosse Pointe, MI; 4) Bushwaker, Beneteau First 40.7, Frances Anderson, G.P.Farms, MI; 5) Driller, C&C 38, Dr. Stephen Brown, Chesley, ONT, CAN; 6) Northen Spy, Beneteau First 40.7, John Steigenga, Huntington Woods, MI;

Beneteau 36.7
1) First Today, Beneteau First 36.7, Gary Tisdale, Lewiston, NY; 2) Zingara, Beneteau First 36.7, Richard Reid, Port Credit, Ontario, CAN; 3) Legend, Beneteau First 36.7, Dave Shriner, Sterling Hgts., MI; 4) Crititcal, Beneteau First 36.7, Claudio Martin, London, Ontario, CAN; 5) Natalie J, Beneteau First 36.7, Philip O’Niel, Jr., Birmingham, MI; 6) Grizzly, Beneteau First 36.7, Charles Bayer, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI; 7) Big Electric Cat, Beneteau First 36.7, Mark & Bill Cummings, Tyler, TX; 8) Carrera, Beneteau First 36.7, Rod Spearin, Troy, MI; 9) Jalapeno, Beneteau First 36.7, Dave Parkes, Rochester Hills, MI; 10) Elixir, Beneteau First 36.7, Timothy Treece, Columbus, OH; 11) Sho-Wae-Cae-Mette, Beneteau First 36.7, Dave & Sue Grassley, Monroe, MI; 12) Break Away, Beneteau First 36.7, Chris Rypkema, Oakville, Ontario, CAN; 13) Eye Opener, Beneteau First 36.7, Gregory Gray, Akron, OH; 14) Overkill, Beneteau First 36.76, Tom McNeill, Highland Heights, OH.

J 35 / T 35
1) Falcon, J 35, Ed Bayer, Grosse Pointe Park, MI; 2) Scandal, J 35, Karl Kuspa / Chuck Storms, Warren, MI; 3) Double Shot, J 35, William Jenkins, Grosse Pointe Park, MI; 4) Bernoulli, J 35, Mike Elliott, Linden, MI; 5) Night Train, T 35, Chris Herriges, Cinton Township, MI; 6) Time Machine, J 35, Robert Gordenker, Ann Arbor, MI; 7) Mr. Bill’s Wild Ride, J 35, William Wildner, Harrison Township, MI; 8) Major Detail, J 355, William Vogan, Port Huron, MI; 9) Crosscheck, J 35, Richard Scott, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI.

J 120
1) Ihnsanity, J 120, Marvin Ihnen, Troy, MI; 2) Capers, J 120, Don Hudak, Mentor, OH; 3) Merlin, J 120, Robert Amsler, Clinton Township, MI; 4) JHawker, J 120, David Sandlin, Sterling Heights, MI; 5) Carinthia, J 120, Frank Kern, Grosse Pointe Park, MI; 6) Night Moves, J 120, Henry E. Mistele, Grosse Pointe, MI; 7) Hot Ticket, J 120, Robert Kirkman, Northville, MI;

Tartan 10
1) Perfect, Tartan 10, Ted Pinkerton, Aurora, OH; 2) Demon Rum, Tartan 10, Mike / Beth Eckstein, Royal Oak, MI; 3) Think Blue, Tartan 10, Gary Disbrow, Avon Lake, OH; 4) #4 Prostitute, Tartan 10, Jeff Sampson / Wick Smith, Ferndale, MI; 5) Gotcha, Tartan 10, Dave Disbrow, Vermilion, OH; 6) Friendship, Tartan 10, Doug Scheibner, Grosse Pointe, MI; 7) Macho Duck, Tartan 10, David L. Klaasen, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI; 8) Liquor Box, Tartan 10, B. Buckles / C. Simon, Lorain, OH 9) Distant Thunder, Tartan 10, Robb Finicle, Bay Village, OH; 10) Hot Commodity, Tartan 10, Todd Tigges, Wixom, MI; 11) Taz, Tartan 10, Hanson Bratton, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI; 12) Bristar, Tartan 10, Ken Schram, Mason, MI; 13) Norebase, Tartan 10, Linda & Ralph Richards, Troy, MI; 14) Overdraft, Tartan 10, David L. Williams, Pinckney, MI; 15) Tenacity, Tartan 10, Suzanne Philbrick, Chesterton, IN; 16) Full Bore, Tartan 10, Donald Fritz, Perrysburg, OH; 17) Nancy’s Nightmare, Tartan 10, Ken Gutelius, Lake Orion, MI; 18) Pulsation, Tartan 10, John Schaeffer, Amherst, OH; 19) TarBaby, Tartan 10, Don Lang, Grosse Pointe, MI; 20) 8-Ball, Tartan 10, Bob & Jeff Scharf, Pinckney, MI.

C & C 35
1) Siochail, C&C 35, Brian Geraghty, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI; 2) Bravo, C&C 35, Frank Tenkel, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI; 3) Spirit, C&C 35, Jim Bennett, Sarnia, Ontario, CAN; 4) Gandalf, C&C 35, Don Ragan, Grosse Pointe Park, MI; 5) Walloon, C&C 35, John L. Konechne, Mt. Clemens, MI; 6) Contender, C&C 35, Gary Graham, Grosse Pointe, MI; 7) White Spray, C&C 35, Cameron Paine, Windsor, Ontario, CAN; 8) Shamrock, C&C 35, Elisa Stroh, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI; 9) Legacy, C&C 35, Jon Shefferly, Grosse Pointe, MI.

NA 40
1) Velero VII, NA 40, John S. Barbour, Grosse Pointe, MI; 2) Majic Star, NA 40, John F. Rummel, Sterling Heights, MI; 3) Montombi, NA 40, Michael Conrad, Northville, MI; 4) Caprice, NA 40, Irvin Yackness, Bloomfield Hills, MI; 5) Bully, NA 40, Ulf Merenius, Birmingham, MI; 6) On the Edge, NA 40, Rick Thompson, Grosse Ile, MI.

J 105
1) Junto, J 105, Michael Morin / Duane Rose, Bloomfield Hills, MI; 2) Sorcery, J 105, Brian Smith, St. Clair Shores, MI; 3) Tenacious, J 105, Rick Listwan / Ed Palm, Grosse Pointe, MI; 4) TBD, J 105, Don Harthorn, Kingston, MI; 5) Wish, J 105, Colin Mills, Mentor, OH; 6) Unbridled, J 105, Rob Mock, Newbury, OH; 7) C-Jem, J 105, C.J. Ruffing, Detroit, MI; 8) Dirty Harry, J 105, Harry Bloom, Bloomfield Hills, MI; 9) Windshadow, J 105, Jim Murphy, W. Bloomfield, MI; 10) Butuglies Croodlookin Cousin, J 105, Dean Walsh, Croswell, MI; 11) Attitude, J 105, Geoffrey A. Moore, Bloomfield Village, MI; 12) Venom, J 105, Doug Livermore, Washington, MI.

Level 126
1) Lionheart II, S2 10.3, Len Strahl, Windsor, Ontario, CAN; 2) Rebel, Jim Brown / Chuck Williams, Ruby, MI; 3) Slapshot, Tripp 26, Tom Freeman, St. Thomas, Ontario, CAN; 4) Ben Jamming, Santana 35, James A. Rapelje, Clinton Twp., MI; 5) Hardtack, Wylie 34, George Raynor, Kirtland, OH; 6) Vmax, Santana 35, Mark Nagel, Bloomfield Hills, MI; 7) Sea Fever, J 34, Dean Balcirak / Tom Burleson, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI; 8) Avatar, Santana 35, Gordon / Andrew Morlan, Grosse Pointe Park, MI; 9) Heat Wave, Dehler DB1 33, Jeremy Burns, Ypsilanti, MI; 10) ItsFunAgain, Michael McGuire, Sterling Hts., MI.

J 29
1) Rhumb Punch, J 29, John & Linda Edwards, California, MD; 2) Blitz, J 29, John Amyot, LaSalle, OH; 3) Rooster Tale, J 29, Brian Rice, Fenwick, Ontario, CAN; 4) Wolf Pack, J 29, Cliff Ruckstuhl, Findlay, OH; 5) Baron, J 29, Terry Stuck, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI; 6) Free Agent, J 29, Miles DePaepe, Chicago, IL.

Melges 24
1) USA 511, Melges 24, John Podmajersky, Chicago, IL; 2) Flying Toaster, Melges 24, Mike Dow (C), Traverse City, MI; 3) Pied Piper, Melges 24, Jack Jennings, Chicago, IL; 4) Flyer, Melges 24, Chuck Holzman (C), Farmington Hills, MI; 5) Hoodlum, Melges 24, Paul Hulsey (C), Birmingham, MI; 6) Team Gill, Melges 24, Simon Strauss, New York, NY; 7) Tramp Stamp, Melges 24, Scott Miller, Muskegon, MI; 8) Tramp, Melges 24, Thomas C. Ritter, Bloomfield Hills, MI; 9) Tiburon, Melges 24, Bill Carleton (C), Herndon, VA; 10) Fu, Melges 24, Marc Hollerbach (C), Grosse Pointe, MI; 11) USA 175, Melges 24, Ken Gray, East Grand Rapids, MI; 12) Firewater, Melges 24, George Hayne (C), Tampa, FL; 13) Building Speed, Melges 24, Kevin Lewand, Birmingham, MI; 14) Sweaty Betty, Melges 24, Alex Shafer, Eustis, FL; 15) GBR 618, Melges 24, Andy Robinson, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI; 16) Rustler, Melges 24, Fred Rozelle (C), Grosse Pointe Woods, MI; 17) RumBlur, Melges 24, Rob Bunn (C), Grosse Pointe Woods, MI; 18) Bretwalda, Melges 24, Bob Pethick, Orchard Lake, MI; 19) Zigzag, Melges 24, Marty Jensen, Charlevoix, MI; 20) USA 4, Melges 24, Uri Saks, USA; 21) Diminished Fifth, Melges 24, James Beebe (C), USA; 22) Evolution, Melges 24, Lance Smotherman (C), Harrison Township, MI; 23) Trader 2, Melges 24, Fred Detwiler, Grosse Pointe, MI; 24) The Drive, Melges 24, August Hernandez (C), Chicago, IL; 25) Hot Seat, Melges 24, Tom Wyman (C), Creve Coeur, MO; 26) Speedemon, Melges 24, Rick Mallinson (C), Norman, OK; 27) Temerity, Melges 24, Charles Hess (C), Bloomfield Hills, MI; 28) Cujo, Melges 24, Greg McCliment (C), Novi, MI; 29) Vapour Trail, Melges 24, Marc Steyn (C), Tilbury, Ontario, CAN; 30) USA 30, Melges 24, Maggie Shea (C), USA; 31) Underdog, Melges 24, Peter Wenzler (C), Detroit, MI; 32) Catawampus, Melges 24, Patrick Leonard, Ann Arbor, MI; 33) Rapid Sequence, Melges 24, Timothy O’Neill, Muskegon, MI.

Express 27
1) Just the Tip, Express 27, John VanTol, Grosse Pointe Park, MI; 2) Trim, Express 27, Bob Harvey, Norton Shores, MI; 3) Air Force, Express 27, Peter Fortune, Grosse Pointe, MI; 4) Lorax, Express 27, Sarah Deeds, Birmingham, MI; 5) Evolution, Express 27, Eric Nikesch, Westland, MI; 6) Das Boot, Express 27, Harald Kolter, Harper Woods, MI; 7) Mika, Express 27, Jerry D. Lohmeyer, Ann Arbor, MI.

Cal 25
1) Draco, Cal 25, Brian Shenstone & Bob Orr, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI; 2) Clytie, Cal 25, Dale T. Marshall, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI; 3) Holme Brew, Cal 25, David Holme, Grosse Pointe, MI; 4) Stormalong, Cal 25, Steve Tepel / Bryan Brieden, Rochester Hills, MI; 5) Never Alone, Cal 25, Eric Pomber, Grosse Pointe Woods, USA; 6) Pirogue, Cal 25, John Shumaker, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI; 7) RosAlee, Cal 25, Mark Den Uyl, Marysville, MI; 8) Magic, Cal 25, F. James Shinske, St Clair, MI; 9) Entropy, Cal 25, Rodney Rask, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI; 10) Scared Stiff, Cal 25, John C. Burke, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI; 11) Annie Mayme, Cal 25, Thomas P. Schreiber, St. Clair Shores, MI; 12) Obscured by Clouds, Cal 25, Stu Thompson, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI; 13) Voodoo Child, Cal 25, Roy Lamphier, Pleasant Ridge, MI; 14) Cheap Thrill, Cal 25, Steve Bremer, Ft. Gratiot, MI; 15) Ablaze, Cal 25, Rudy Wedenoja, Grosse Pointe Park, MI; 16) Salt 'N Pepper, Cal 25, Pete & Ginny Irland, Port Huron, MI; 17) Family Affair, Cal 25, Andy Rumptz, Canton, MI; 18) Target Practice, Cal 25, Erik Ryan, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI; 19) Forty-two, Cal 25, Dave Simon, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI; 20) Summer Stock, Cal 25, Terry Stocker, Grosse Pointe Park, MI; 21) Forsail, Cal 25, Jim Goldenbogen, Fair Haven, MI; 22) Solvo, Cal 25, James P. Morphew, Milford, MI; 23) Valkyrie, Cal 25, Robert Truman, Roseville, MI; 24) BadaBoom, Cal 25, Jerry Maiorano / Don Badaczewski, Grosse Pointe Park, MI; 25) Windswept, Cal 25, Dale Johnson, Grosse Pointe, MI.

1) Utopia, Crescent 16, David Hume, Detroit, MI; 2) Manon, Crescent 16, Stephen Hume, Detroit, MI; 3) Blue Moon, Crescent 16, Kevin Cohan, Detroit, MI; 4) Moxie, Crescent 16, Susan E. McDonald, Detroit, MI; 5) Bloomer, Crescent 16, Bill Mackey, Detroit, MI; 6) Incorrigible, Crescent 16, Shawn McNally, Grosse Pointe Park, MI.

J 24
1) Mind Games, J 24, Jim VanDeVelde, Macomb, MI; 2) Instant Karma, J 24, Josh Kerst, Ann Arbor, MI; 3) Doh!!, J 24, Dan Webb, Harrison Township, MI; 4) Fugue State, J 24, Kevin O’Brien, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI; 5) Suicide Blond, J 24, Harold Stackpoole, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI; 6) Gris Gris, J 24, Brett Langolf, Bexley, OH; 7) Rasta Rebel, J 24, Evan Wilkins, Port Huron, MI; 8) Don’t Panic, J 24, Brian Poppert, Ferndale, MI; 9) Puta de Mar, J 24, Samuel Breeding, Madison Heights, MI.

Ultimate 20
1) American Honour, Ultimate 20, Eric Vigrass, Port Huron, MI; 2) Ultimate 20, Jim Pearson, Wheatley, Ontario, CAN; 3) Mini Me, Ultimate 20, Cody Hines, Cambridge, Ontario, CAN; 4) Wizz, Ultimate 20, Van Sheppard, Wheatley, Ottawa, CAN; 5) U20, Ultimate 20, Paul Lee, Bloomfield Hills, MI; 6) Goombay Smash, Ultimate 20, Gregg Henning, Antioch, IL; 7), Ultimate 20, Blake Griffin, Grosse Pointe Park, MI; 8) Zipper, Ultimate 20, Mark Dobie, Hayward, WI; 9) Prize, Ultimate 20, Nancy Duffy, Harrow, Ontario, CAN.

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