Well, Our 2016 Mayor's Cup Regatta is often our windiest regatta of the year and this year's weekend did not disappoint. We had several boats make the trip across town from Indianapolis Sailing Club as part of the new J24 Hoosier Championship Series. The Mayor's Cup was won by the J24 2XS from Chicago in a seven boat fleet. 2XS is owned by Mark Soya. Both days had very tight racing in steady 18-22 knot conditions with gust recorded at the airport over 30 knots. Second place in the J24 Fleet went to Jason Hubbard, sailing Absolut and third place went to Commodore Perry Cameron in Sublime.
The Highlander fleet sent out a guinea pig boat to test the wind on Saturday which quickly scampered back in the cove and the fleet decided to not race on Saturday. On Sunday, the wind dropped slightly and they got in several races. The Highlander Fleet was won by Japikse, second place was Jamey Carey, and Hollingsworth was third.
The PHRF fleet battled the conditions both days and was won by Jack Hale in his Merit 25. Second place was Leroy Leeman in his J22 and third went to John Kohne also in a J22.
Jack Hale aboard his Merit 25 Buzz Off
Full Results can be found on the racing page along with the J24 Hoosier Championship Series Results. The dinner was catered by Yats and the Band was fantastic.
Thanks to Sheela Smith Krout for taking some great pictures. They can be found
Wednesday night racing has been fantastic with lots of beautiful evenings on the water. Sunday June 4th is our first Sunday Funday Race. Racing will consist of three short races from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. All boats are eligible and there will be prizes warded by the race committee that day. Also this Sunday doubles as our Club Catalina 25 Championship. Have a Catalina 25??? All you have to do is race that day and if you come out on top, You Win Club Champion Bragging rights for the year (and a great Prize)
Sunday June 4th is also the Geist Guzzler Regatta at Indianapolis Sailing Club. This is a keel boat regatta that is the 2nd regatta in the J-24 Hoosier Championship Series. Any keelboats from ECSC would be welcome, however, any J-24s that attend will count towards the J24 Hoosier Championship. The average of the top three boats from each club will count for the overall club championship. I would love to see 3 J24s make the trip. Last year yours truly took first in the J24 fleet and my son Austin placed second in a borrowed boat.
Sunday June 12th is another Sunday Funday race that will also double as the two and three handed green fleet champs. That means Thistles, Flying Scots, Highlanders.... Let's get them all on the water.
The following Sunday, June 19th is not only father's day (see social calendar for times for Father's Day event), but also the Father's Day Downwind regatta (it will also count as a regular Sunday series race. We will run 3 short downwind start races.
The final Sunday in June doubles as the J-24-Merit 25 champs. For the Sunday series these races will be scored with the normal PHRF ratings, BUT for the champs....the boats race boat for boat.
As for Race committee - We have had good turnout during May, however the sign-up sheet looks pretty bleak in June. Don't forget to follow the link on the racing page and sign up for your volunteer spot. Thanks to all the volunteers who have helped with RC duty, food and fuel so far this year.
See you on the water,