Congratulations are due to all the sailors who competed in last week’s Women’s Regatta and the 106th annual Ephraim Regatta.
Seven boats competed in the Women’s Regatta, held August 3 in windy, wavy, challenging conditions. Third was Ally Dykman with crew Morgan and Suzy Dykman, second was Annika Pearson with crew Maura Zingsheim and Byrn Dyar, and first was Nancy Claypool with crew Carrie Berger and Prudy Hall.
The Ephraim Regatta saw light winds on Saturday, August 6, but the EYC’s excellent race committee was able to finish three quality races just before the wind croaked. On Sunday, August 7, racers and spectators were treated to a classic Ephraim northerly blow with winds building to the high teens and 3-foot waves, which provided challenging and thrilling conditions.
Trophy winners were:
Vail Cup (winner of the first race): Ben Williams and Deb Aronson of the Clinton Lake Sailing Association.
Sturgis Trophy (highest finishing skipper age 18 or under): Alden Crowe with crew Joani Lewis and Christina Davis
Charlie Sauter Trophy (winner of the last race): Jay Lott and David Sauter
Peder Knutson Trophy (highest finishing husband/wife team): Ben Williams and Deb Aronson
106th Ephraim Regatta:
5th Place: Larry Klick of the Medicine Lake Sailing Club and crew Jeff Holwell (33 points)
4th Place: Jason Brown and Kirk Brown of the Ephraim Yacht Club (23 points)
3rd Place: Jay Lott and David Sauter of the Ephraim Yacht Club (22 points)
2nd Place: Ben Williams and Deb Aronson of the Clinton Lake Sailing Association (19 points)
1st Place: Larry Taggart of the Southern Yacht Club and Carrie Berger of the Ephraim Yacht Club (17 points)
For complete results of both regattas, go to www.eyc.org/racing.