Midwest Districts Held at Eagle Creek Sailing Club outside Indianapolis
The first Midwest District Regatta hosted by Eagle Creek Sailing Club had it all: light wind, moderate wind, thunder and lightning, sunshine and buckets of rain! We had boats from six clubs, including Medicine Lake (MN), Ephraim (WI), Chicago, and Clinton Lake and we got all five scheduled races in. Our district covers a lot of ground, when you figure Larry Klick came from Medicine Lake, Minnesota, and that's a 12-hour drive!!
The wind Saturday was light and variable out of the west, southwest. The trick at Eagle Creek is that, unless the wind is coming due south, the course runs across the width of the lake, which does not leave much room for a race course. We were all hoping for some nice southerly winds, but on Saturday it started in the southwest and soon clocked to the west. The windward mark placed up against the shore, caused some heartbreak and frustration...
By the time we got to the race course Sunday morning the wind had picked up and was out of a friendly, southerly direction. We got two more races in, mostly along the long axis of the lake, which was a very nice way to wind up the event!
Mike and Jennifer Faugust were by far the most consistent in the difficult conditions. Clinton Lake sailors won the Fleet 135 trophy, which is for the three highest finishing teams from a single club. Clinton Lake IS Fleet 135, but this is the first time our club has won the trophy since it was inaugurated in 1995. Frank and Marianne Gerry also won the "Old Salts" trophy as the highest finishing boat with combined ages of 100 or more.
|Sail #||Skipper||Race 1||Race 2||Race 3||Race 4||Race 5||Total|
|5775||Mike and Jennifer Faugust from Ephraim||2||2||3||2||1||10|
|5015||Frank and Marianne Gerry from Clinton Lake||6||5||2||1||5||19|
|5419||Carrie and Harry Carpenter from Eagle Creek||3||4||5||5||3||20|
|5551||Chris and John Wright from Sheridan Shores||8||1||7||3||2||21|
|5150||Larry Klick and Jacom Meldman from Medicine Lake||7||6||1||4||7||25|
|5897||Ben Williams and Deb Aronson from Clinton Lake||5||3||11 (ret)||8||4||31|
|5631||Eric Bussell and Bryan Hunt from Clinton Lake||1||10||10||6||6||33|
|4278||Geoff and Patrick Endris from Eagle Creek||4||9||4||7||9||33|
|3951||Jeff Gilman and Brett Eickenberg from Sheridan Shores||9||7||8||10||8||42|
|5395||Jack and Janet Marwick from Delvan||10||8||6||9||10||43|