Volume 11, Issue 32 June 11, 2016  
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Sail Sailing under the Capitol
 
Photographers wait for shots like this and Bruce Fritz, a freelancer in Madison, hit the jackpot. For many here, it's an opportunity to come home to remembered carefree days; for all of us, it has been a picture perfect regatta - thanks to the many, many volunteers from Monona and Mendota, spectacular support from Madison sponsors and special recognition to the Hull and Eckert families for coordinating the regatta. There are countless others with no intention to omit anyone. 
 
On the water, near perfection. Temps in the 90s for the first time of the year but the wind build all day to provide a comfortable set of three rides. It was a tease of a day, first race 10MPH for a nice, enjoyable challenge; more wind after noon for a 12-16 CHALLENGE since boats were sailing back to back with few taking on a third. After lunch, sailing developed into a 17-25mph.
 
Another Bruce Fritz photo of one of three starts. One general recall due to wind shift. Changing conditions had the crew of Chip Mann, Bill Best, Jack Eckert, Larry Krause, Rick Trester, Mark and Debbie Prange working all day with Charlie flags.
  
"The first shall be last" --- It was a days of riches and rags. P4 Chris Rierson took the first gun  - - -  but had the honor of last place in race three after a tipover.
 
Next seventeen-year-old DJ Jaessing/Joe Byrnes won a race and fell to near last. The overall day one leader is B303 Frank Davenport/Ron Jarecki with a most consistent performance.
 
Race three was all N181 with Peter Keck/Ben Porter and Morgan Keck. They sit in overall second but substantially behind Davenport.
The following three shots are again from Bruce Fritz who seemed to enjoy the ride with the exception of a starting horn surprising him each time. He did note the intensity of the signal boat of Julie Haeger/Marilyn Krause/ Candace Porter. He thought there might be a little Jekyll and Hyde disorder comparing the lighthearted pre-race atmosphere and then the "game day" mentality change. 
 
Regatta co-chair Tom Eckert with his lifelong crew Dave Schmidt. 
 
George and Dad Jim Kutschenreuter in race two.
The fleet is closely-packed at each mark demonstrating the even skill level throughout the fleet. Multiple ILYA, WYA and Nationals Champs are on the line. 
 
All in all, a picture perfect day in all respects. The Monona Sailing Club has pulled out all the stops. The Friday party was on the this beautiful body of water at the Elks club. Not many of us have seen this side of the Capitol while sailing and what a pleasure it is. The homes and hospitality are exceptional. RC extends a special expression of gratitude to the Hull Family who have shared their marvelous home with us for a day of pre-organization, lunch on Friday due to lack of parking space at Olin Park and so many kind gestures. Thanks to co-chair Ron Hull. He is everywhere attending to sailors and support crew needs. Thanks, Ron. 
Rank Sail # Last Name R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total
1 B-303 DAVENPORT, Frank 3 2 6 0 0 0 11
2 N-181 KECK, Peter 9 15 1 0 0 0 25
3 A-136 ECKERT, Ed 8 9 11 0 0 0 28
3 B-1 HAEGER Will 20 4 4 0 0 0 28
5 B-12 HAEGER, Kent 6 23 2 0 0 0 31
6 OO-3 EVENSEN 23 8 8 0 0 0 39
7 OO-324 OTTEN 10 21 9 0 0 0 40
8 OO-824 MORGAN/HARRIS 12 18 12 0 0 0 42
9 A-77 BALDUS 25 3 15 0 0 0 43
10 E-88 SCHMIDT 26 13 5 0 0 0 44
11 B-7 KUTSCHENREUTER, Joe 13 28 10 0 0 0 51
12 P-4 RIERSON 1 5 47 0 0 0 53
13 A-36 ECKERT, Tom 16 26 14 0 0 0 56
14 A-22 TEWS 18 7 32 0 0 0 57
14 B-18 BRICKLER 5 12 40 0 0 0 57
14 E-111 PRANGE 29 10 18 0 0 0 57
17 I-45 BURDICK 17 14 27 0 0 0 58
17 N-74 GROSCH 4 17 37 0 0 0 58
17 T-17 SCHAUB 22 16 20 0 0 0 58
20 A-14 REILLY 33 25 3 0 0 0 61
21 M-25 ANDERT 32 24 7 0 0 0 63
22 P-51 AVERY 37 27 13 0 0 0 77
23 NO-1 ZLOTOCHA 31 20 30 0 0 0 81
24 P-31 GERHOLD 35 31 16 0 0 0 82
24 V-40 STROUD 46 11 25 0 0 0 82
26 V-171 MILLER 27 32 24 0 0 0 83
27 B-77 KUTSCHENREUTER, Charlie 13 30 41 0 0 0 84
28 MS-18 MCCORMICK 44 6 35 0 0 0 85
29 OO-22 CARLSON 41 29 19 0 0 0 89
30 OO-99 KECK, Dave 28 45 17 0 0 0 90
31 OO-44 FINK 14 34 46 0 0 0 94
32 B-6 BARR, Marty 11 39 45 0 0 0 95
33 A-125 JAESSING 52 1 44 0 0 0 97
33 B-17 PORTER 19 19 DNS 0 0 0 97
33 B-317 MULL 2 36 DNF 0 0 0 97
33 V-25 BURNS 39 37 21 0 0 0 97
37 B-60 BARR, Michael 24 38 38 0 0 0 100
38 B-16 KUTSCHENREUTER, George 38 42 22 0 0 0 102
39 B-217 MULLER 30 48 28 0 0 0 106
40 B-117 MCNEIL 7 43 DNF 0 0 0 109
41 B-19 SULLIVAN, Scotty 47 33 34 0 0 0 114
41 B-66 BARR, Cullen 34 44 36 0 0 0 114
43 B-29 NORRIS 36 22 DNS 0 0 0 117
44 B-333 DAVENPORT, Dave 40 55 23 0 0 0 118
45 V-94 COLOMBE 53 35 31 0 0 0 119
46 MO-6 BRACKMAN 45 47 29 0 0 0 121
47 B-22 MCMURRAY 15 56 DNF 0 0 0 130
48 B-219 SULLIVAN, Andrea 42 58 33 0 0 0 133
49 E-36 SAZAMA 57 53 26 0 0 0 136
50 V-722 ZIEGLER 49 52 39 0 0 0 140
51 H-76 RATHER 43 41 DNF 0 0 0 143
52 LD-9 STAUB 58 49 42 0 0 0 149
53 MS-101 WALLER 51 40 DNS 0 0 0 150
54 MS-11 SCHULTZ 56 57 43 0 0 0 156
55 A-25 BARKOW 48 50 DNS 0 0 0 157
56 A-8 EGAN 54 46 DNF 0 0 0 159
57 MS-41 MCCORMICK 50 54 DNF 0 0 0 163
58 MS-22 NYTES 55 51 DNS 0 0 0 165
Editor's Note - I was quite rightly and so gently reprimanded after my last Scowlines for an appearance of indicating sailing was only for men. Shame on me of all people as I am the mother of two fine, fine skippers who know how to sail but also serve as a supporter of the sport. So to Andrea Sullivan, Anne Muller and Christine McNeil - strong skippers of a C, sail on. To the many, many, many female crew, sail on. To the women of RC who return regatta after regatta, sail on. This is a sport where male and female compete on a level playing field. It is a sport where everyone in a family plays a role. Lastly, I am in the generation of Gloria Steinem and I did attend Madison during the days of Vietnam demonstrating and Women's Liberation. Seems like I need to return more often to recall who I am. Somehow this sailing and family got in the way --- it's a perfect life. 
  
 

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