The ECSC 2018 sailing season is winding down and, while we still have great weather, the lake water level is getting low! I highly recommend everyone keep an eye on how much water they have at their respective dock so they don’t get left high and dry. The water levels can be monitored at this link: Eagle Creek Water Level .
A great time was had by all at the Governor’s Cup Regatta and ECSC Lobsterfest. We had a terrific turnout of traveling racers and a full house for the Lobsterfest. Our last regatta (the Hornback) is coming up this month, and the parking lot will be filling up with trailers and boats afterward. Please remember to park your trailers and boats such that we can get as many on the grounds as possible! We have been pressed for space to get them all in during the last several years. Happy sailing to all this fall, and enjoy the gorgeous weather!
This season has sailed by! Our Lobsterfest and Governor’s cup combo was well attended and we WOWed our out of town guests! Outside of a few check-in glitches, the event was a great success. John George and I can’t thank the crew who helped pull it off enough. There are too many to list!
Fall is here and sailing season is coming to a close. Lets all keep safety in mind when pulling our boats and always try and work with the buddy system. Winter parking starts October 14 at 3 PM after the Hornback regatta is done. At this time the beach the seawall and car corrals are open for boat storage. Please remember to park your boat trailer close to the boats next to you. Any more than 3 feet between boats is a waste of precious lot space. Remember this is the time of the year that the water level drops quite quickly. If you have not checked on your boat in a few weeks you may want to go check on it as it could be sitting in the mud. Work credits are available for some much needed jobs. Please contact me for information.
Hello Sailboat Race Fans,
Congratulations goes to ECSC’s Rich and Denise Fox on their Catalina 22 SeDepecher, for winning the 2018 Governor’s Cup Regatta! He and his “band of brother C-22’s” had the largest fleet and traveled great distances from the surrounding areas to participate in this renowned regatta. For the first time ever, we combined the Governor’s Cup with the ECSC Lobster Fest! We had 23 boats and crews that had a fabulous feast with friends and socialites that evening of the first day. Winds over the weekend were light but tolerable, and racing was an exciting series of 6 races.
Awards by fleets are as follows:
Bl/Wh – 1st Conrad, 2nd Miller, 3rd Merriman
Catalina 22 -1st Fox, 2nd Emrich, 3rd Duitch
Green – 1st Myers, 2nd Hubbard
J24 – 1st Cameron, 2nd Graef, 3rd Douglas
Red – 1st Chapman, 2nd Leeman, 3rd Goff
Thanks to all the participants, volunteers and lobsters who made this possible! Let’s do it again next year!
The Summer Wednesday’s Series and Super Sunday’s concluded with a bang. No collisions though just a little thunder. We had 11 races and 34 different boats on Wednesdays!! 10 races and only 13 different boats on Sunday’s.
Awards by qualified fleet winners:
Wednesday Summer Series
Bl/Wh – 1st Chapman, 2nd Conrad, 3rd Miller
Green – 1st Lauer, 2nd Truax, 3rd Endris
Red – 1st Hickok, 2nd Kohne, 3rd Cameron
Bl/Wh – 1st Fox
Red – 1st Hickok, 2nd Goff
The J24 Championship for the year between ISC and ECSC concluded with the KeelOver Regatta at ISC on 9/29&30. It started in tough light twisting air and ISC’s boat Chaos had a 2 point lead on the closest rival ECSC boat. Then on Sunday’s last race, last tack, last breeze to the finish, the skipper and crew of Spontaneous Combustion were able to bring home the bacon = bring back to the club the beer and trophies, Good Job!
Next up the invitation only Club Championship on 10/6. Then our final regatta for the year on 10/13&14 open and free for all members! The “Fast Start Last” Hornback Regatta and Chili Cookoff. Make sure your boat is PHRF registered. Awards to the top 5 boats. This regatta is named in honor of the first ECSC Commodore, Ned Hornback 1931-2018!
Bob Hickok and John George, ECSC racing committee
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Fall is definitely upon us. For many of us this is the best time of the year to get out on the lake and enjoy some great sailing. Leaves are changing and the breeze is often up. Keep an eye on the water levels as the lake level always drops two to three feet.
2018 has been a great year at ECSC! Our Racing program has had a fantastic year with our regular series racing, the Governor’s Cup, Mayor’s Cup, ECSC Regatta and the upcoming Hornback Regatta. Our Social Committee has continued its tradition of putting on great events. Our Junior Racing team has traveled all over the region and collected lots of hardware. In 2018, we have had our members represent ECSC at regional and national regattas across the United States as both racers and race officials.
Remember that ECSC is a volunteer club. We need each and every member to take pride in our club and pitch in to make it a better place for all of us. Lets keep the Eagle Creek Sailing Club the best sailing club on the planet!