The E's took to the water first in what looked like a great day only to be disrupted twice by impending storms. Lulls with near shutdown of the breeze resulted in a wide spread of boats but Sam Rogers was unstoppable today in any breeze with a 2-1. Young Derek Packard showed consistency to make it a 1-2 punch for Minnetonka. Only Augie Barkow sneaking in at third breaks up a Mnnetonka sweep of first through sixth. Quite an impressive fleet.
1st M-42 SAM ROGERS 2 1 3
2nd M-87 DEREK PACKARD 6 3 9
3rd V-37 AUGUST BARKOW 11 5 16
4th M-1 ROB EVANS 1 18 19
5th M-9 TOM/HARRISON BURTON 14 7 21
6th M-10 DAVID STROTHMAN 10 11 21
7th V-26 RICK ROY 8 17 25
8th I-49 BRIAN PORTER 15 12 27
9th J-80 JON SCHLOESSER 18 10 28
10th M-5 JOHN WICKS 17 15 32
The evening awards gave Kaenon sunglasses, Melges hats, Harken gear and a bottle of Champagne. Pictured with the Race One Winner Evans team of John Porter, Rob Evans and Geoff Evans is one of the volunteers everywhere at this well-run event.
On the MC side, two races were also completed and at day's end Craig Thompson, shown below, leads the large fleet.
And if there is no surprise, here is Andy Burdick, winner of Race 2 but in this first race photo, daughter Mya accompanies her most accomplished father. Ever heard of the daughter having the father wrapped. . . . . ? Burdick reports his daughter's request to go head to win to go swimming during the race was not heeded. This is a change from the most competitive Burdick. Don't look for this level of laxity during the A fleet champs.
Click here for the ILYA preview on Sailgroove. Stay tuned for the Melges Morning Show. It will be posted at the earliest opportunity once the wind condition and sailing schedule is determined for the day. Thanks to the cooperative effort of the RC, windward mark roundings were posted on ilyamedia.org and Facebook.
1st M 1720 CRAIG THOMPSON 1 8 9 9
2nd R 2344 BILL COLBURN 4 5 9 9
3rd GM 2202 TODD FAULKNER 7 4 11 11
4th M 2446 RICK TRESTER 2 10 12 12
5th R 1987 NOEL NEUMAN 3 12 15 15
6th R 1995 JEFF SURLES 9 7 16 16
7th R 2523 ANDY BURDICK 20 1 21 21
8th R 2439 BILL BISCHOFF 8 14 22 22
9th R 2215 PAUL MORAN 11 16 27 27
10th R 2444 DAN FINK 5 24 29 29
Full results of both fleets here