Session Two At I.L.Y.A. Championship: Erickson Wins A Open Title, Kimball Dominates In The C Class
17 August 2008
As published by Scowlines - Tommy Erickson from Clear Lake, Ia. took home the A Open title. In second place is winner Steve Johnson from White Bear. The two-boat fleet owns beautiful trophies with the two Valentine trophies for the first and second place finishers in Race 4. Full Results.
Jamie and Rob Kimball sailing for Geneva (via Michigan) sailed to the top spot on Saturday's C Scow two races.
Kent Haeger of Beulah, Wisc. with crew Michael Greeson took home two race wins, the Corinthian trophy for highest non-pro, highest non-pro in Race One and the Pine Lake Trophy for overall second place. A-14, Paul Reilly with crew Aaron Mann nabbed an overall fifth and the masters trophy. 16-year-old Will Haeger, (yes, Kent's son) with crew Brad Roble won the top junior. In fourth place the Beulah team of Brian and Kevin Brickler stood proud.
Anne Porter Muller fell to third but sailed well in Saturday's races to establish a strong statement for the fleet. The fleet boasted three women and 10 juniors (age 25 and under). Not since 1957 when Jane Pegel won the Inland has a woman created such excitement. Anne felt the excitement of all who supported her fine sailing. Anne co-owns and co-skips (alternating regattas) with Joe Skotarzak who stated he has never been so happy (and this from a past Nationals champ). Tina Weber is left. Thirds were not needed this event. Full Results.