2017 May Runner Tracks has been posted.
It’s a big end of season issue with filled with regatta reports and results and features some world class photography from Gretchen Dorian and Evgeny Ryazhev. The DN class is fortunate to be able to use their work to help promote the sport. Of special note is Gretchen’s cover photo of Anja Fiedler G390 of Germany, the first to be awarded the new IDNIYRA World Championship Trophy for the highest placing woman. Read it here on the Runner Tracks newsletter page.
You can also read Vice Commodore Warren Nethercote’s article about his recent visit to Warsaw for the European Secretaries meeting and Secretary Geoff Sobering’s submission of the minutes from the 2017 North American annual meeting.
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Via Mike Madge KC5449:
Champagne sailing, sun, wind, nice ice, and close fast racing. The wind was a pretty steady 10-12 knots all day out of the east and slowly clocked southeast. The racing was fast as the ice stayed hard and the top 6 boats were finishing within a minute of each other. Mark Christensen US4824 and Mike Bloom US5432 were tied going into the final race. Mark made a few adjustments throughout the day and along with some great starts and smart sailing, that gave him the edge.
Mark Christensen US4824 MN
Even with 9 races, we had nice breaks during the day where we where entertained by Pat Hepper’s C Skeeter, DRIFTER, sailing less then 2 minute lap times on his Skeeter over a 3/4 mile course. We finished early enough for some competitors to cruise around and check out the scenery. Some lucky sailors even had the opportunity to try out DRIFTER. All I can say about that is “Wow what an experience.” Also the famous old tandem Skeeter THUNDER JET, was out all day giving rides.
It was such a perfect day for sailing that the competitors agreed to just keep racing and complete the regatta in one day.
The after regatta party was hosted by a great sailing sports bar, On Deck, where for the first time in 2 years, the prestigious Canadian DN trophy was presented.
The ice is still here and the sailors who are sticking around are going to race again today. Many thanks to all the competitors that made the effort to come up and sail with us. All were very helpful and supportive of our new fleet members. Also special thanks to my wife and kids that volunteered for Race Committee Duty.
Canadian DN Champs results (9 races)
POS NAME R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 TOTAL
1 MARK CHRISTENSEN US4824 2 (3) 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 11
2 MIKE BLOOM US5432 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 (3) 2 13
3 GUY LOVEJOY US4638 3 1 3 (5) 4 3 3 2 3 22
4 MIKE MADGE KC5449 6 6 4 4 3 4 4 (6) 5 36
5 DAVID FROST US5358 5 4 5 6 6 5 (6) 4 4 39
6 PETER VAN ROSSEM KC2766 4 5 (6) 3 5 6 5 5 6 39
7 JORI LENON US5397 7 (7) 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 56
8 LIZ PETRONE KC246 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 (9) 64
9 MIKE FABIUS KC 9 9 9 9 9 9 (10) 10 10 74
10 JIM CAMERON KC3811 (10) 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 8 76