Ahoy ECSC Racers.
Well, it is July in Indiana, the corn is knee high, and our racers are ripping it up here on our home waters and across the country. Our Wednesday Spring Series has just concluded with great racing all Spring. Congrats to Les Miller for winning the new Blue Fleet in his S2 6.9 Turbolina. The winner of White Fleet, our largest fleet (13 boats) was Mike Clark sailing his Precision 23, Logos. Green Fleet was won by Dr. Bob and Kenny sailing the Highlander, Kowa Bunga. The always competitive Red fleet was topped by Bob and Janet Hickok in Spontaneous Combustion (J24).
Sunday Racing has been building strongly this year. Sunday races are scheduled from 2 to 4 during June, July and August. New this year are club championships that will be sailed concurrently with the rest of the Sunday fleet. Our innaugural Catalina 25 Championship was won by Bob Hickok. Check the schedule for upcoming club championships.
Speaking of championships, the 2016 J24 Hoosier championship are 2 out of 4 regattas in. This is a new series between the J24 fleets of ECSC and ISC. ECSC Mayor’s Cup and Governor’s Cup along with ISC Geist Guzzler and their Keelboat regatta count for the series. With Mayor’s Cup and Geist Guzzler completed ECSC is in the lead. There will also be an individual winner named. Jason Hubbard finished highest from our sister clubs in the Mayors cup, and Perry Cameron was on top during the Geist Guzzler. The scoring system for this series is a high point scoring system. After the accountants at ECSCScoring.notarealwebsite.com tabulated the results…… Jason and Perry are tied with 13 points each. Full scoring for the regattas and the Hoosier championships can be found on the racing page.
Don’t Forget the ECSC Regatta and Beach Party is coming up on July 9th and 10th. Our Past Commodore Nick Mates has great plans for the beach Party. Dr. Bob and Kenny will be sharing Race Officer duties. The NOR is available on the website and the SIs and entry forms are posted at the bottom of the race page.
Last month we had several of our ECSC members make the trek to Chicago for the Americas Cup World Series racing in Chicago. This was the first time any Americas Cup racing ha
s ever been sailed in fresh water! Chicago put on quite an amazing event and the Americas Cup is sure to return in the future. The AC 45 catamarans tore up the waters of Lake Michigan and even set a new speed record during a race.
ECSC will be represented in this years Port Huron to Mackinac race. This is an annual race sponsored by Bayview Yacht Club. Captain Tony Hubbard has entered his deep-draught Ocean Racer s/v Integrity. She is a 1961 Alden Challenger Yawl. Your fearless race chair will be aboard for this momentus race. We will be sailing the Shore course (slightly shorter than the Cove Island course) which is 235 miles long.
For more info check out the website at www.bycmack.com . There is also a tracker on the website so you can be part of the action. Integrity is in Class N and will proudly be carrying an ECSC Flag and Burgee. I believe that this is the first time a boat registered from ECSC has competed in this race.
Special thanks to everybody that has kept our race program running smoothly. See you on the water.