Congratulations to Mike and Erik McCaffrey #3797 Le Grand Fromage - 2016 North American Champions! Complete results here.Photos copyright Deb Mason-McCaffrey. Used with permission.
Sailing Put-In-Bay was fantastic. Thursday's practice race was in the bay below the Perry International Peace Monument. This was followed by three solid days of sail. Friday was hot, hot, hot. A Lake Erie storm drove us off the course shortening the fourth race of the day. Winds were blowing 46-48 mph as measured from Middle Bass Island. Most got in without issue, but a few were forced to tie off as best possible on the outside docks to wait it out. Roughly 60 minutes after what seemed like the Perfect Storm returned to hot and humid sunshine. Meals were part of the Inter-Lake Sailing Association's senior sail event with Toledo's own Tony Packo's Hungarian sausage sandwiches on Thursday, O'boys on Friday and a BBQ chicken and rib dinner Saturday. Racing Saturday was without the rain, but more chop. Nonetheless it was great sailing. We got 3 races in before the wind began to die. Sunday we had two races before heading in for packing up and heading home. The list of the 2016 perpetual trophies recipients is attached. Toby Deming received the Rebel Regional VP Award for growing the Portland fleet to 17 boats. Toby recently took over for Mark Schroeder in the Northwest Region. Many thanks to Mark for his contributions over the years!
The Orleans Yacht Club had a good turnout of 10 boats for its annual DS Regatta. The winds were challenging as they always are on the Cove. Notably, Mike McCaffery sailed the club daysailer #2009 with his sails (#3797) and placed second. Photos by Anton Anderson.
Orleans Yacht Club 2016 DS Regatta
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2016 NACR Planning
This year's North American Championship Regatta will be sailed on the western shores of South Bass Island, on Ohio's historic Put-In-Bay. Housing options are plentiful, but reservations should be made early as the NACR will be part of Senior Bay Week. DS Fleet 98 hosting the event, which will be part of the Inter-Lake Yachting Association (I-LYA) Sail Week. The website VisitPutinBay.com offers everything from tent and RV camping, to Victorian bed and breakfasts, to whole houses and cottages for rent. The Notice of Race and registration information will be available soon.
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