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Your 2013 Inland 20 Champion Is...
After six races, your new Inland 20 Champion is John Isom from Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
In a quick two days the fleet got in all their races with four being sailed the last day, Saturday, in two back to back format.
With 22 boats in attendance from many different lakes the regatta was well attended. Present was a Mendota contingent, also Minnetonka, Fond du lac, Indian Lake, Wawasee, Green Lake, and Neenah.
The big race winner was Madison sailor, Phil Morley, as he figured out how to win three races and end up in second place. In third was Aaron Lynn. All sailed a great regatta.
See you next year in Indiana on Lake Wawasee. A big thank you to Jack Boatman for hosting a great event.
Long Lake Wisconsin
The site of the 2014 Butterfly Singlehandeds, Long Lake is a great little lake with all sorts of exciting wind shifts and just about the cleanest water you will ever find. It is Wisconsin's version of Crystal Lake with almost no weeds and a sand bottom which is rare on this side of Lake Michigan. They have a very active fleet sailing on their lake.
At club racing this past weekend there were a couple of off lake boats participating, a few home lake boats that did not sail, and they still had a 12 boat race going. Every race had a different winner. It was great fun watching.Start making plans now to attend the regatta.
2013 National Championship
at Torch Lake YC
This year's big winner at Nationals is Zach Wiggins, a local sailor from the TLYC. He sailed a great series and just edged out Olivia Windemuller who was the top female skipper of this years Nationals. It was a great event and thanks to Dan Lorimer and all the TLYC members who helped out and made this event possible. Next year's event the 2014 Butterfly Nationals will be held up at Glen Lake YC.
The 2013 Single Handed's were quite the display of extreme condtions this year with light air the first day and blowing the second. Most of the fleet handle the big change pretty well and we saw the specialists win in their conditions on each day. However I guess you can almost start to pencil in the same name to the top of the standings, that being Doug Peckover. This is like Doug's fourth in five years of sailing, which is pretty impressive.
There were many other great moments to the regatta such as Charlie Parkers near race win on Thursday. Charlie was able to blast out on a big shift and lead the fleet for all but the last 30 feet in a tight downwind finish, it was very impressive. Isaac Kremers as well sailed really hard had a race win and was all over the front of the fleet. When the wind came up Paul Miller was able to kick things into high gear and show his heavy air ability. The racing was for sure exciting.
A big thanks to all that made the regatta happen, the Reeg's, the Spring Lake YC, Peter Blaylock and many others. Thank you to the Clovers for use of their new boat for the regatta, nothing like having a boat that takes three bullets in a row. As always SLYC is a blast to sail at
One of the new Barnett 1400's that is waiting for summer to come real soon. They are fast and fun and are in production right now. They sail great with one or two people and are easily setup and sailed in no time flat. A great beach, cottage or camp boat.
2012 Inland 20 Championships
What a great time at Wawasee, they sure know how to throw a great party or should I say regatta. Lots of different faces up at the top this time around. The runner up was Steve Catlin, who is starting this always the bridesmaid type of thing. It was great to see him sailing a really fast boat which was his Dad's, rumor has it he really liked how the boat scooted when it was in fresh wind. I think we can expect Steve to be sailing Dad's Windward next season. Rounding out the rest of the top five were Bob Herdrich in third, Joe Ewing in fouth and Steve Scheck in fifth. The overall champ was Aaron Lynn in first. More to follow. For more results check out the Inland 20 webpage.
Lights, Camera , Action!
Butterfly Light Air Sailing
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Windward Boatworks is excited to present our new coaching and instruction video series for the Butterfly. We teamed up with one of the best sailors in the country, Doug Peckover, a multiple time world and national champion in the Laser class and also the Butterfly class to help us produce a video series that makes it easy for everyone to get better and learn something new. This multiple part series is featured on our youtube site. We hope everyone enjoys this and we look forward to seeing everyone out on the race course!
- Butterfly Racing Comments
- Butterfly Racing Tips
- Butterfly Heavy Air Sailing
- Butterfly Medium Air Sailing
- Butterfly Light Air Sailing