EYC sailors dominated the 2009 Flying Scot Midwestern Championship regatta, held July 11-12, 2009 at the Delavan Lake Yacht Club.
In a variety of conditions, sailors from the EYC’s Flying Scot Fleet 44 finished first, second, fifth and seventh in a fleet of 28, and took home the so-called “Fleet 135 Trophy,” awarded each year to the Flying Scot fleet with the three highest finishes in the regatta.
Mike and Jennifer Faugust took first place with seven points including two firsts. Ryan Malmgren and Carrie Carpenter were second with twelve points, Cain Goettelman and John Purinton were fifth with 27 points including a first, and Jay Lott and David Sauter were seventh with 30 points.
The Faugusts also won the Wisconsin Cup, awarded for the best score after three races. It was Faugust’s ninth win of the Midwestern district championship and eighth win of the Wisconsin Cup.
Lott and Sauter, although disappointed they were not able to be one of the top three EYC boats, took consolation in winning six bottles of wine as a reward for leading the fleet around the first mark of the fourth race. They also had an opportunity to practice restarting, 720’s, and sailing in bad air.
The weather was sunny, with NW to W winds ranging from light to strong and gusty. The EYC sailors showed versatility in different wind velocities, reading and responding to wind shifts in the small lake, and keeping their boats moving in ever-present motorboat chop.
Full regatta results are located at http://www.scribd.com/full/17444645?access_key=key-11j7ml5baz3vhdalgtwd
Posted by: Jay Lott, Fleet Captain