2009 MC Scow Midwinter Championship Kicks Off!

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20 March 2009


Lake Eustis is setting records this year. 80 MC’s are at their yacht club for the 2009 Midwinter Championship. Boats from all around North America. Ten different states represented: New York, Wisconsin, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Michigan, Iowa, Texas, Missouri, Colorado and then Quebec. The MC fleet is obviously strong and growing.

This did not simply happen though. The LESC has spent countless of hours organizing this event for the sailors. June Howells is the regatta organizer and she is a bundle of non-stop energy. She is serving the sailors in a first class way. She has help with over 20 volunteers from the club. Co-Chair Candi Robb and primary assistant Mary Anne Ward. The key – enthusiasm! This club has it. Fantastic volunteers, good sailors that promote the club racing on a weekly basis and a hospitality that goes beyond anything we have ever seen! On the MC regatta circuit – this event must make the list. 

The enthusiasm spreads through the entire facility as spectators, youth sailors, crew are out in powerboats rallying their on the water favorites and cheering for the leaders in each age category. The atmosphere is fantastic.

Principal Race Officer Devin Farley rallied the troops on Thursday morning for race number one. The wind was filled in and it looked perfect for day one. Many of the early birds sailed out and had some perfect tune up sailing before the race. However as we approached the start time of 10:30am it was evident that the wind was going down. Devin and team did get a line set and we went into sequence but as we approached the gun the breeze shifted and eventually fizzled out. Devin made a good move to postpone and send the 80 boat fleet in for lunch. 

This is a 6 race series so the plan will be to get in two race this afternoon and as we have lunch, the wind is coming up!

Stand by!