Your winner is....Joe Ewing
The winning team was Joe and Cole Ewing. In a five race series their worse race was a 2nd place. More details to follow. Results listed.
Do I hear Ten!
Right now there are nine boats signed up for the event. Who from Ohio or Indiana is going to make it number 10. Start here.
Lets go Fond du lac sailors
We are weeks away!!
Yes the regatta of the spring the Cherry Blossom Regatta is mere weeks away. Come join Stew Harris and his fellow sailors as the enjoy the beautiful Cherry Blossoms, the warm water and all that DC has to offer. There are already eight boats signed up and hopefully a bunch more in the works. My guess is that ID 4 wins it but stranger things have happened, so that means everyone is in the hunt. See you there.
2018 Regatta Schedule
Inland 20 sailors will find their regattas a bit farther east in 2018 with the Nationals September 14-16 at Indian Lake, Oh., midway between Columbus and Fort Wayne, in addition to that club’s traditional Spring Regatta, June 23-24.
The Potomac fleet is again inviting sailors to its annual Cherry Blossom Regatta in Washington, DC April 21-22. That fleet is also offering a new event it calls the Eastern Championship, Oct. 6-7, at a venue on the southern Potomac, near St. Mary’s City, Md.
The Lighthouse Regatta on Lake Winnebago, Wis. is in limbo due to the retirement of a key organizer according to Class Commodore Kenny Bolles, of Lake Wawasee, Ind. Another regatta might be held at Bolles’ lake, in an effort to fill out the regatta calendar. “I am working with powers that be at the Wawasee group to do a midsummer (regatta): late July or early August. But the stipulation is that it is a Friday-Saturday regatta,” Bolles said. “Sunday, the other classes race.” The Spring Regatta at Indian Lake in June is an opportunity to get prepared for the Nationals Regatta in September, according to promoter, Joe Ewing, vice commodore of the class.“That certainly lets you get experience with the lake a little bit,” Ewing said of the Spring Regatta. Some sailors may have a distant memory of the venue. “Nationals was at Indian Lake twice in early days. It goes waaay back.”
Ewing is hopeful his Ohio location will draw more boats because it is midway between two hotbeds of scow racing: Wisconsin and the up-and-coming Potomac River fleet. There are eight I20s on the Potomac, most near DC. Indian Lake has two hoists and, occasionally, wet slips can be found for boats. Ewing says there are plenty of choices for accommodations. “During these regattas theya re permitted to camp on the grounds.,” said Ewing, with multiple shows and restrooms on the club premises, in the club house and the club’s bath house. Hotels are in nearby Belfontaine and Waupekaneta as well as lake houses that can be rented very reasonably. Indian Lake is also well known for Ewing’s pulled pork dinners, a phenomenal feed.
“It is such a tremendous group of individuals. To spend a week with them it is something special,” Ewing said.
Congratulations to the first ever Wawasee I-20 Commodore!
Kenny Bolles is our new commodore and things are getting exciting to say the least. In the last 36 hours three boats have been purchased, one brand new owner, a few upgrading and so people are feeling the love now. Way to go and best of luck Kenny!
PS Looking good Brother Bob
What a great weekend in Indiana for one and all. Your new champion is Aaron and Keith, this is such a nice sendoff for Keith as he has been such a strong part of this team for many years. They are in the process of moving west and all of the best for them going forward, great sailing guys.
This regatta was the light air special. Three days with nothing really approaching ten mph. So you had to work hard and stay focused, easier said then done.
They fleet was dominated by the young sailors in the top three spots but some older guys proved they still had it. Congrats to Andy Gratton and Jack Boatman.
The new up and comer maybe from Wawasee as we saw Emily Allen sail fast and consistant all weekend in hard conditions. Keep up the great work.
Big Thank You's.
The Wawasee Yacht Club
The Herdrich Family all of them
Everyone that helped from WYC
Last but not least Kenny Bolles who made it happen