MC National Championship Set to Kick-Off Thursday
6 October 2010
A gorgeous day here at the Lake Lanier Sailing Club on Lake Lanier, Georgia as we get set for the 2010 MC Scow National Championship. A chilly morning at 40 degrees but nice 8-10 m.p.h. winds for this final practice day before the championship starts tomorrow morning. Temps in upper 70s for the three days of the championship. Winds 8-12 mph for day 1 , 5-8 mph for day two and not much wind predicted for the last day. I can say this that all weather groups were about 5 mph shy of real wind out on the lake yesterday so hopefully that will be the case the next three days.
Final entry list should be about 80 boats and it is a “Who’s Who” of championship sailors. With skippers like Jeremy Pape, Andy Fox, Rob Seidelman, Cam McNeil, Andy Molesta, Ted Keller, Jeff Annis, Richard Blake and the list goes on and on. It will be one of the toughest events in recent years.
Fleet 3 of our 90 fleets around the U.S. has rolled out the red carpet for all the teams coming. One of the prettiest lakes and facilities on our circuit it should be great both on and off the course. Hard to imagine it has been 37 years now since the class was formed and this club was one of the original first year members. 2530 MC Scows later I am here to tell you the state of our class is rock solid and one of the best in the U.S. and in the World.
Yesterday Jeremy Pape, Stephan Schulz went out had a great practice session in 10-17 mph in cool northwest winds. A nice chop but not overwhelming as we got into the main body of the lake. The picture here is looking towards the southwest from the top of the lake and looking south towards the islands. Just to the right of the island in this picture is our main racing body for the championship.