Drama On The Final Day Of Melges MC Scow George Washington Regatta

Drama On The Final Day Of Melges MC Scow George Washington Regatta © Randall Moring Related topics:

9 February 2009

Article courtesy of Eric Hood • Lots of excitement on this final day at the Lake Eustis Sailing Club. However, there were no races. And no wind. All the excitement came during and after the trophy awards, when a freight train derailed surrounding the property of Lake Eustis Sailing Club leaving everybody wondering how we were going to get out. We found a way through a generous owner's fence but only cars could get out, not boats. The train engineer said it would be a couple of hours but didn't realize he had a bigger problem with more engines off the track. Could be days. Fortunately most people were leaving their boat for the upcoming MC MidWinter Championship in March. Now on to some fun sailing news.

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As reported yesterday, brand new MC sailor Andy Fox who was leading after the only race yesterday is our new champion. Congratulations Andy, way to go and welcome to our fun class! For full results, please see www.mcscow.org.

Many thanks to Scott Tillema, Regatta Chairman, and his entire volunteer crew from LESC. Your hospitality as always makes it a memorable time. Also, much appreciation to Dave Williams, his wife, and their crew for running the races. Also, John Houck who sailed a great regatta and did double duty as our scorer. Final thanks to Randall Mooring for shooting over 600 images of the regatta.

Were hoping for 75 boats at this year's Midwinters. 45 are pre-registered to date. And one last note, the room block at Best Western which is listed in the NOR expires later this week. Make your reservations now!

Eric Hood
Melges Performance Sailboats
MC Scow 2478