Wednesday, March 29, 2017

2017 Season is Under Way: NOTE: Chattanooga Choo Choo is April 21-23, not 28-30

Well, even though I was not there, the season was kicked off with the 2017 Midwinter Regatta at Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans. For some great write ups you can go to Diane Kampf did an awesome job on daily reports.

Meanwhile, Midwest District sailors Ben Williams, Eric Bussell and Ryan Malmgren represented our esteemed district. We had a fine showing, too, with Ryan placing fourth and Ben placing fifth. In addition, our very own Eric Bussell received the extremely prestigious Alan Douglass Memorial Trophy for Sportsmanship in recognition of all the incredible work he has done for the class. His videos are epic!! Congratulations Eric!!!
Here are a few videos from Midwinters for you to sample!

Meanwhile, for those of you planning your season and considering the Chattanooga Choo Choo, remember that this year the event is NOT the last weekend of April, as it usually is, but instead is April 20-22. Although Chattanooga is in the Dixie Lakes District, we often get a great Midwest District showing from Clinton Lake, Carlyle Lake, Eagle Creek in Indianapolis, and even from the Madison, WI, area.
Last year we had a record 29 boats from all over, including several Ohio boats. So if you are thinking of going, here is are the deets: