More wind sped the competitors along on day two of the Clark Lake Yacht Clubs Fall Regatta. Two races yesterday and two, today, provided the numbers needed to determine the winners. Or did they? It turns out there was a three-way tie for first place for the Wayfarers and a three-way tie for second place among the Rebels. So were the ties broken through trial by combat? No, there are rules that address ties. But race officials had to go down to the last level of them to solve the dilemma today.
Scoring works somewhat similar to golf. The lower your score, the better you place. If you come in 4th in one race, and 7th in the next, your score is 11. Low numbers rise to the top when the heats are combined.
Here are the winners for each class, but don’t stop there. Scroll down for more views of the gorgeous boats in this event, including video and air pics from BJ Lyons’ drone.
Tom Marriott, captain; Nat Hill, crew – sail 4179
Steve Cummings, captain; Lyndsie Cummings, crew – sail 4167
Tim Nickels, captain; Brad Nickels, crew – sail 4200
Dave Nickels, captain; Peter Klein, crew – sail 4176
Jay Topping, captain; Pat Topping and Bruce Nowak, crew – sail 3994
Kevin Nickels, captain; Brianna Nickels, crew – sail 4140
Al Schonborn, captain; Shannon Donkin, crew – sail 3854
Sue Pilling, captain; Steph Romaniuk, crew
Marc Bennett, captain; Julie Seraphinoff, crew – sail 10861
Joe DeBincat, captain; Larry Lewis, crew – sail 1115
Ian Pouliot, captain; Jake Wolny, crew – sail 3999
David Wilpula, captain; Gabbie Smith, crew – sail 453
Dave McCreedy, captain; Vitaly Conhar and Jorge Vivas, crew – sail 8911
Erik Smith, captain; Ted Johnson, crew – sail 2420
Mark Kastell – sail 7500
Jim Richter – sail 4058
Richard O’Boyle – CB-1
Geoff Moehl, captain; Gene Palmer, crew – sail 5206
Clark Lake is never accused of being one-dimensional. Almost always you can find an abundance of activities. Below is a sampling of some other activities during the Regatta.
So how do you win a sailboat race? On Saturday, Primary Race Director Neil Robb revealed the secrets in this video. The Yacht Club’s scorer, Hugh Harris, explained how more points mean less gain, sort of like golf. And Neil finished it off with the story of the spinnaker. Click to watch now.