Seventy-Nine Melges MC Scows Assemble In Lake Eustis, Florida For The 39th Running Of Midwinters

16 March 2012

2012 Melges MC Scow Midwinters

Three races scheduled for day one of this 79 boat championship was delayed much of the day today with no wind. Finally late in the afternoon after a day of swirling, spinning on and off light wind a pretty nice breeze settled in from the east here on Lake Eustis just northwest of Orlando. It was great to see such a large fleet with so many fleets and states represented here at our 39th annual MC Midwinter Championship.

It has been a week of high pressure and light air with three days of practice and the two day Zenda U racing clinics all in light air. Hopefully we will see the trend snapped with this late show of breeze this afternoon. So, with two days left we have five races to sail and still have a great chance to get them all in.

1.) Al Haeger from Lake Beulah, WI.
2.) Jim Gluek from Pewaukee , WI. - Jim is a past Midwinters Champion.
3.) Scott Harestad from Spring Lake , MI. -  Scott also finished 2nd at Zenda U during that 9 race event against 24 other skippers.
4.) Jon Pomerleau from Crystal Lake, MI
5.) Dr. Rob Terry from Crystal Lake, MI. - Rob is a past Midwinters Champion and Zenda U champ too.
6.) Rob Seidelmann from New Jersey. - Rob like our other Rob is also a past Midwinter's Champion.
7.) Dan Fink from Pine Lake, WI. - Dan is our current class president.
8.) Terry Mestan from Cedar Lake, WI
9.) Mark Tesar from Clear Lake, IA
10.) Erich Schloemer from Rush Creek YC, TX

Top Mega Master today was Dr. Jack Kern from Rush Creek YC, TX

Other highlights so far have been the warm sunny weather for all the northern folks. The Oyster Trof, of course, and they are catering our banquet dinner tomorrow night being hosted by Keuka Lake YC of New York. Tonight drinks and fun times were provided by Rush Creek Yacht Club and Colorado scow sailors. Wednesday nights party was hosted by Melges Performance Sailboats and North Sails Zenda.

So a lot more to come folks stay tuned.
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