ILYA X Boat Championship - Finals

ILYA X Boat Championship - Finals Junior Winners Michael Barr and Gregory Westin Related topics:

27 July 2009

As circulated by Scowlines:

ILYA CROWNS BEULAH'S BARR AND KLEMENT

REPORT BY NANCY DREISSEN 

The 70th X Inland at Gull Lake came to a close after seven races, with two back-to-back Saturday morning races under cloudy skies. Winds were out of the northwest at 12-14 mph with gusts close to 20 mph throughout the morning. A light mist fell as both fleets went out, but skies gradually cleared. The senior fleet sailed two W 2 ½ courses in a closely contested championship. B-111, sailed by Kate Klement with crew Teresa Westin, won the regatta by one point over W-66, sailed by Eddie Cox with crew Cole Lee, who went out with two strong, well-sailed races. The standings were so close that there was a three-way tie for fourth. From the host yacht club, Gull Lake's Alex Driessen placed eighth. The junior fleet sailed two W 2s, with the regatta's first place trophy going to B-66, sailed by Michael Barr with crew Gregory Westin.

The sun came out for the lunch, haul out and the trophy presentation. ILYA commodore Mark Prange and Gull Lake commodore Charles McQuinn distributed trophies. The logo contest identity was revealed to be 2004 X boat junior fleet champion Alex Kay and his crew. The volleyball tournament trophy went to the team from Okauchee who defeated Pewaukee.  

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B111 - KATE KLEMENT/TERESA WESTIN WIN SENIOR TITLE      

Final Standings

Junior Fleet:

1st B- 66 Barr-B-Que Barr, Michael Gregory Westin 6 3 5 3 2 5 (12) 36 24
2nd I- 16 Menace Rolander, Griffin Mac Six 1 4 3 1 3 15 (19) 46 27
3rd B- 16 Rasta Rocket Kutschenreuter, Charlie Alex Keck 2 6 9 (18) 13 2 1 51 33
4th B- 6 Barr-acade Barr, Cullen John Barr 3 5 8 8 5 4 (15) 48 33
5th M- 99 Shiny Object Ekholm, Anders Caitlin McGoldrick 8 1 7 2 12 (14) 7 51 37
6th V- 32 Jo-Momma Feichtmeier, Joey Kali Boemer (14) 9 2 13 10 1 3 52 38
7th B- 21 Blackjack Kiernan, George Patrick Schmidt 4 8 1 (14) 7 7 11 52 38
8th B- 1 Hamma Time Kiernan, Mary Claire Sarah Kubicek (26) 12 6 5 1 13 4 67 41
9th M- 22 Triton Robillard, Griffin Corbin Burdick 9 10 (14) 6 6 8 6 59 45
10th I- 59 Butcher Rowe, Colin Nathan Freytag 7 (14) 12 10 11 3 8 65 51
11th W- 3 No Xcuses Crary, Willy Susie Voltz 11 11 13 11 4 (16) 2 68 52
12th V- 51 Blackbeard Dale, Augie David Winquist 12 2 11 4 20 10 (35 DNF) 94 59
13th M- 68 Frogger Ferguson, Johnny Woody Hust 15 16 4 (28) 9 20 9 101 73
14th V-24 Hi Mom Duchow, Wills Andy Biwer 19 7 16 (22) 19 6 13 102 80
15th A-169 Wiki Wiki Rusher, Alison DJ Jaessing 10 15 (20) 17 14 11 17 104 84

The highest ranking girl trophy went to Mary Claire Kiernan who won a race.

Senior Fleet

1st B-111 Klementine VII Klement, Kate Teresa Westin (15) 1 10 1 1 2 2 32 17
2nd W- 66 Blues Mobile Cox, Eddie Cole Lee 9 4 1 2 (31) 1 1 49 18
3rd V- 62 Vida del Mar Clemence, Nicholas Maggie Clemence 3 9 6 3 3 (25) 15 64 39
4th I- 49 Full Throttle Porter, Davis Aiden Jacobs 23 2 2 (25) 4 5 9 70 45
5th I- 53 Warrior Rolander, Joe RJ Porter (22) 15 3 5 2 12 8 67 45
6th M- 67 Starfish Ferguson, Addy Hayley Jewett 2 10 9 4 (20) 16 4 65 45
7th I-101 Big Daddy Ripkey, Matt Hannah Ripkey 7 3 7 7 19 (24) 7 74 50
8th GL- 6 Xtreme Driessen, Alex Hunter Johnson 4 7 (28) 11 12 7 13 82 54
9th NO-111 North Blake Kenney, Blake Travis Theisen (16) 8 4 13 8 15 12 76 60
10th I- 90 BackDraft Morris, Charlie Leslie Poole (17) 13 14 12 6 4 16 82 65
11th E- 3 B O Kay Kay, Natalie Maddie Wohlfeil 5 6 17 23 (30) 22 6 109 79
12th B- 19 Breakaway 3 Sullivan, David Scott/Erin Sullivan (28) 25 5 6 11 21 11 107 79
13th M- 9 Fire Storm Burton, Charlie Max Bernstein (40) 12 19 18 7 6 26 128 88
14th E- 66 Lucky Duck Smith, Bridget Annie Geschke 6 5 26 22 (28) 20 18 125 97
15th E- 2 Cupcake Zea, Jacob Parker Waldrin 10 19 31 14 (45) 10 14 143 98

The highest ranking girl trophy went to Kate Klement 

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BETSY AND VINCE DREISSEN TAKE APPLAUSE FROM THE CROWD FOR A JOB EXCEPTIONALLY WELL DONE

Editor's notes

Each regatta has its special moments, memories that last. This photo speaks volumes about the effort and appreciation of Gull Lake. Betsy Dreissen was finally coaxed out of "command central" to accept the praise of 400+ participants at the '09 Champs. Vince could not look more lovingly at his sister who represents all those volunteers at Gull Lake who made this marvelous event possible. Thank you to all the members of Gull Lake who greeted us each bright morning with orange welcome shirts and an even more welcoming spirit. A twinge of sadness was experienced as we left this magnificently gorgeous  facility with an even more magnificent sense of pride in all that was accomplished to make this event memorable. Gull Lake, you have raised the bar. You have extended to us an openness which made this event a one-of-a-kind experience for many of our youth sailors. The beauty of your clubhouse, your lake and your generous memberS will long be remembered.

On to the sailing:

  • The two winning crews were brother and sister.

  • Two siblings each won races in the junior fleet.

  • Nicholas Clemence took both his sisters as crew.

  • The senior race course had three Dreissen RC members (one affectionately called Tom Cruise Dreissen), two Dreissen cousins sailing, the patriarch spectating and an army of Dreissen cheerleaders. As Alex completed the first race, a roar like July 4th fireworks exploded from the spectator gallery. The cheering lasted for an eternity --- a proud Gull Lake team.

  • The crowd was full of past champions - no fewer than 12 past X champs were present. Each knew the significance of standing with the trophy on the conclusion of the event.

Each year we graduate the finest sailors from the fleet. On a personal note, I have met individuals who have touched my life immeasurably. All of you are special. I can't imagine an ILYA event without many of you. While the adult fleets can never duplicate what the ILYA has created with the heritage of the X boat, you will find all those X friends later in our other fleets. Join us year after year at the Big Inland. You will see how those friendships here deepen and endure. Thanks for a great event and all the memories. 

Full results here.