Volume 11, Issue 33 June 12, 2016  
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C Nationals - No racing today  
It's really not about the racing
 
8:18 AM - 
"Dear Competitors,
 
We had a bit of a front come through last night.  Please make your way down to the launch.  Your C Boat community came together in the middle of the night pulling boats that were tipped over.  We even had a few against the rocks. 20 boats have been pulled onto random trailers.  We need help taking masts down and pulling seaweed.
 
We are postponing until at least noon as per our PRO Chip Mann.
 
More info to follow!  Check the facebook page for up to the minute updates.  https://www.facebook.com/C-Scow-Nationals-2016-1731551653731999/"

This is what most of us woke to this morning. Little did any of us know, 50+ volunteers spent 10:00-2:00AM rescuing boats damaged in a sudden storm. Some revelers were still at the Friday night party when the storm with lightning and high winds hit the mooring field. Twenty boats were ultimately brought to land but not without a small crew of young sailors in the water, a larger crew who jumped on boats to begin the bailing process, a few more on boats - in the dark - carefully maneuvering the mooring field, more folks at the piers receiving the swamped boats, a cadre of folks driving between the trailer lot and launch site to place the damaged boats on trailers. This was no small feat; no selfish endeavor; a testament to our sailors who serve and perform what is needed. 

This morning as we arrived, a sea of neon green volunteers met us with questions of what to do to help, Mrs. Hull who went to the store to get buckets and sponges, volunteers who shoveled and raked the weeds to leave the Madison launch site in pristine condition after the mayhem.  

 
 
It was sailor helping sailor until all the boats were cleared of weeds which were even in cleats and snatch blocks. Nasty things---attempt after attempt was made to clear the shrouds with the helmsman finally realizing the masts needed to come down, be cleared and be raised again. Lost life jackets, elecrical devices (radios, Veloceteks - ouch!). There was loads of joking about how Melges was going to make out but Andy Burdick was one of the worst hit. Andy was there boat after boat assessing, suggesting and assisting. He along with the Carlson twins and Moose Egan could not sail today. Paul Reilly got a new mast, sidestays aplenty changed out. Dave Davenport has a plethora of quite aesthetic patches down the port side of the boat. 
 
This was quite simply the scow community at its best! Sailor helping sailor, Monona Sailing Club in near mourning for all of us and bringing out the troops to assist. The Madison Parks Commission could not have been more receptive to our plight. If you can imagine your most used public launch invaded by sailboats with trailers and cars in a "NO TRAILER, NO CAR" area to expedite motorboat launching, you get the picture. To a person, (OK, there was one (**&%%) ) the city of Madison understood and assisted. The Park Ranger turned a blind eye to all regulations and served as the mediator when aggressive public citizens seemed to want to complain.
Maybe try an MC sail today? 
The editor hears there are special thanks to Will Haeger, Ben Porter for donning PFDs and swimming for a long period to right the boats. Folks mentioned the old Hoofers team of Anne Muller, Matt Schmidt and ?? returned to their roles of old organizing the troops. Monona members left homes during the middle of the night to come to assist. The efforts of the whole Eckert clan were remarkable. 
Sailing took a backseat to empathy and selfless action today. RC was on shore all morning to do what could be done. Racing was delayed until every boat was cleared or determined unseaworthy. The fleet attempted a 1:30 warning but sat until 3:30 with hopeful five-minute teasers but, alas, it always faded. Wind moved from 270 degrees to a change of 90 degrees. Mark and Debbie Prange saw a lot of Monona today as they were markset. PRO Chip Mann kept sending them off for new hopeful wind but to no avail. Truly the fleet was not on its game today. They had all given a great deal already. 
In other news, a national class meeting was held with the addition of Dave Staub of lake Davenport added to the board to fill out the geographical representation required by Bylaw. The ILYA class rep was added to the Board but without inclusion in the geographic representation requirement. A new mast die will be used in the next set of masts as measurements have indicated fatigue on our last. This will be provided at no cost to our class which, with permission of the donors, allows the mast die donations to be re-directed to youth initiatives. ALL YOUTH ATTEND C NATIONALS FOR FREE! Each local regatta receives assistance with youth registration fees as a direct result of donations and dues from the C class members. Wind guidelines were discussed again with confidence expressed in our RC. 2017 Nationals host Okoboji welcomed us. The 2018 Nationals were awarded to Beulah which will be a challenge due to the small body of water. Beulah's low quote of $150 including meals won the day. 
Lastly, the digital info and presentation of this event has been spectacular - videos and photos journaling the event's progress and happenings. Facebook and participant emails were efficient and perhaps a first at this level for C Nationals. Monona can be so proud of its effort in all areas but in communication in particular. 
Boats per club 
 While the editor did not take the time to copy the legend, click here to see this and the miles per club traveled. It was fun to watch the numbers unfold with registration. Again, it was Ron Hull who managed this aspect. 
Thanks to John and Barb Schuette for on-land coordination. There are many, many more to thank and hopefully we get an opportunity tomorrow to recognize more individuals. 
 

Good night from Monona. Plan is two races with a 9:30 warning on Sunday. 
 
 
Scores still the same
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
 
  
 

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