Harry Dusrch and Crew Win 2014 District 19 Championships

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Regattas | Comments Off on Harry Dusrch and Crew Win 2014 District 19 Championships

Mark Rodgers, Steve Travis, Brian Thomas and myself (Harry Dursch).  Got in a total of 8 races all on an easterly that came and went throughout the weekend.  This was their thermal that dominated the more prevalent and expected SWesterly that never showed.  Stuart Archer and his son brought over Challenger for the event.  We sailed well and had a commanding lead going into last couple races.  Going into the last race Jeff Fisher, Jeff Bond, and Stuart were tied for 2nd -4th and all three boats overlapped at leeward mark.  Jeff Bond went left, Manic (Fisher) followed, and Stuart went right.  Left was the way to go and Jeff Bond got 2nd.  A very fun event in a gorgeous location.  We chartered a boat saving our lazy selves the effort to take Self Abuse over and back.  Think our edge was ability to maintain speed thru maneuvers (at least most of the time) and good downwind VMG.  Events like this remind me how fortunate we are to have such spectacular sailing venues in our District and would encourage more participation in future events.

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