A total of eighty nine (89) RWB and Green Fleet sailors arrived at the Lake Beulah Yacht Club bright and early, many attending their very first regatta. The RWB Championship Fleet PRO, Kent Haeger, started the first Championship race promptly at 10 am with light winds. Unfortunately, Mother Nature brought moisture to the course at the halfway point. Beulah’s Ashley Muller patiently sailed navigated the conditions to a win in the first race. Following her finish, the winds dropped, but 45 of the 62 starters completed the race within the 20 minute time limit.
A two hour break enabled the sailors to wait out the lunch hour storms. Race 2 started at 1:30 under sunny skies and stronger breeze. Henry Ackley of Pine Lake outlasted John Lieber of PYC to take the race win. Lieber had finished 8th in the lighter winds of race 1, but found the strengthen breeze to his liking. He won the final race of the day. Ackley closed out the day with a fifth place, good enough to win the LBSS Championship. For the results, click here and click on the RWB tab.
In the Green Fleet, six races were completed. Teddy Bower of Lake Forest won three of the six races. Nick Berkowitz of PYC won two races while the final race was won by Liddy Lynch of Geneva. Twenty five sailors competed on the Green course. For Green Fleet results, click here .
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