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Tuesday, 09 August 2011 00:00

Lansing Sailing Club Annual Regatta

August 20, 2011

Story and Results by Doug Carlson

Even with cloudy sky’s and a forecast of showers and thunderstorms throughout the day, 34 Laser sailors from two countries and three different states showed up to participate in the 2011 Lansing Sailing Club District 19 Laser Regatta.

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The morning started with light winds from the south with the fleet sailing Olympic courses.  Not having sailed on Lake Lansing since 2003, Ken Swetka from St. Clair Shores, MI got off to a slow start posting a 7th in the first race.  But he soon found his way posting a 2nd and then winning the next three races to earn his first LSC Regatta title. Olav Messerschmidt from East Lansing, MI also started slow, but his consistency paid off in the remaining races earning him 2nd place overall and finishing the highest finish among LSC members. The only other racers to post 1st place finishes in the regatta were Jim Meyer from Pinckney, MI and Chad Coberly from Grand Rapids, MI who finished 3rd and 4th for the day.

There was special recognition again this year for both women and junior competitors.  Susanna Tellschow from Haslett, MI and a LSC member finished 9th in the regatta to top the woman’s group. Isaac Kremers from Ada, MI fresh off of his recent win at the Western Michigan Yachting Association Championship finished 8th overall to lead the juniors.

John LeFevre led the Race Committee for the second year in a row with assistance from, Jonathan Ahlbrand, Merrick Hurlbutt and Stephen Wagner.  The team did a great job of keeping the day moving along under the threatening weather conditions and got five races in before the poor weather arrived forcing the participants off the water early to begin socializing under the cover of the LSC pavilion.

Once the rain passed the grills were fired up and the “you cook-it” BBQ began. This year, grilled corn on the cob was added to the menu of huge steaks, chicken, baked potatoes, ice cream and beverages provided by Michigan Brewing Company.  No one left the regatta hungry! LSC members Julie Pierce and Jim Fletcher took charge of purchasing and getting the food ready for what was one of the best BBQ’s ever seen at LSC.  Along with trophies being awarded to the top finishers, door prizes provided by Avon Sailboats were awarded to the lucky ticket holders.

As always the regatta was supported by many LSC members before and during the regatta in getting the facilities ready for hosting this annual event.  Everyone was especially appreciative of our regatta sponsors, Avon Sailboats and Michigan Brewing Company, whose contributions continually make this regatta a special event for everyone that attends.

Visit the Lansing Sailing Club site for complete race results and our Flickr site to view over 450+ pictures of the event taken by LSC Photographer Stephen Wagner.

Thank you to all our participants and sponsors. Without you we could not have had such a great day!

 

Place Sail # First Last 1 2 3 4 5 Total
1 171628 Ken Swetka 7 2 1 1 1 12
2 155254 Olav Messerschmidt 6 5 4 3 4 22
3 158743 Jim Meyer 1 9 8 5 2 25
4 186565 Chad Coberly 10 1 5 10 7 33
5 188155 Doug Carlson 2 4 7 8 12 33
6 168586 Mike Moody 4 6 12 2 13 37
7 179973 Curt Miller 5 7 9 6 10 37
8 182737 Isaac Kremers 13 16 2 15 3 49
9 196089 Susanna Tellschow 8 3 14 11 15 51
10 198413 Aras Karaitis 14 12 10 7 8 51
11 0 Brad Kleihege 20 14 6 4 11 55
12 158712 Steve Wiseman 3 11 11 21 21 67
13 62175 Ken Hopkins 19 15 20 9 6 69
14 165907 Bruce Hansen 25 10 3 29 5 72
15 195129 Scott Watkins 12 18 15 14 17 76
16 161992 Eric Ulbrich 22 8 13 16 19 78
17 188671 Jeff Fullerton 9 17 35\RAF 12 9 82
18 158720 Jim Sunstrum 18 22 16 24 14 94
19 170706 Ken Hopkins 16 20 23 17 18 94
20 187376 Jon Oram 11 13 22 23 29 98
21 161913 Cole Radenbaugh 28 19 18 18 16 99
22 184396 John Fishbeck 23 24 19 22 23 111
23 184390 Susan Peters 24 21 25 19 26 115
24 170804 MacKenzie Kaufman 32 29 24 13 22 120
25 57421 Tim Harrod 21 30 21 20 28 120
26 198612 Vytenis Karaitis 26 31 17 32 20 126
27 138644 Jeff Hartlep 17 32 28 26 25 128
28 137205 Bob Miller 27 23 26 27 30 133
29 157794 Andrew Hopkins 29 25 29 25 27 135
30 153076 Greg Harrison 15 27 30 35\DSQ 32 139
31 90361 Kelli Harrod 33 28 27 28 24 140
32 154524 Roy Toth 31 26 31 30 31 149
33 14726 John McEnhill 30 33 32 31 33 159
34 27360 Jim Fletcher 35\DNC 35\DNC 35\DNC 35\DNC 35\DNC 175

 

Notice of Race - click here

Location - Lansing Sailing Club - 6039 E. Lake Drive Haslett, MI 48840

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 September 2011 18:38
 
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