Annual Awards Banquet
This year's Awards Banquet and Annual Meeting will be held at The Skyway East at 2461 Emma Lane, Mansfield Ohio, 44903.
Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be at 6:00 pm. Dinner will follow at 7:00 with the annual meeting and award presentations after dinner at 8:00.
Please call or e-mail Chris Clarke by February 17 to confirm that you will be coming at email@example.com
The Year in Review
Our Sixtieth anniversary year was successful. In general terms we had good weather for most of the days when we sailed. We were able to complete eighteen races for the Principal series on Sunday afternoons and holidays and six races for the Sunday morning series. Bob Shutt won the principal series, with Sean Dillon second and Chris Clarke in third place. Bob also took the Memorial Day and Fourth-of-July trophies and Sean won the Labor Day series. Chris Clarke won the Sunday morning series.
Our Bare Bones Regatta had the most boats participating of all Lightning class regattas in the state, with the exception of Pymatuning. Nine boats participated including three from our club. The winner was Jim Taylor with Tom Varley in second place and Mike Brock in third. The highest placed MSC sailor was Bob Shutt in fifth, followed Jim Stone in sixth. Chris Clarke was in last place. It was good to see Tom Varley, who did not join the club this year as a result of his injury late last year, return to Lightning class sailing in this event.
Our members also traveled to other regattas. Bob Shutt and his crew were in the Ohio Districts where they came ninth. His crew, Lisa Meadows and Zach Austin, helped Kurt Andrews finish third in the Indian Lake Stump Buster and Lisa skippered Bob’s boat at Cowan’s Fall In, where they came fourth. Jim Stone and his crew came in fifth in the Stump Buster and sixth in the Fall In. Don Bacharowski crewed for Dave Samanich at the Blue Nose in November, coming in fourteenth. Tom Varley was sixteenth.
We were sorry that injury prevented Tom from sailing at the club this year and we were delighted to see him do well at the Bare Bones and take part in the Blue Nose. We look forward to seeing him return to the club at some point in the future.