Congratulations to Tony Collins for winning the 2009 Southwest Regionals North Regatta hosted by Aspen Yacht Club at the Ruedi Reservoir 18 miles East of Basalt/Aspen, Colorado!
Also from the Texas Sunfish Racing Circuit, Shaun Hoffmann attended the regatta.
Results are published here: http://www.aspenyachtclub.com/docs/Results_2009.pdf
This video is from C.S. Hoffmann’s Sunfish 80703. It is the first time using the helmet camera, so the video is rather crude. It is from the 5th race on Sunday, July 19th, 2009 at Ruedi Reservoir, CO during the Aspen Yacht Club Annual Regatta which was the SW Regional North regatta for Sunfish.
NOR Posted Here: http://www.lakeworthsailingclub.com/NOR/LWSCBoardBoatNOR.pdf
Here is a great pic of Stewart Draheim and Steven Pracht with the Ecudoran (sp) kids at North Americans.
The 2009 Wrangle Regatta, circuit stop #5, was conquered by Tony Collins the defending champion! The entire fleet sailed within challenging conditions, with the majority of the fleet using the Jens Rig.
At the 3 class regatta including Sunfish, Laser, and Butterfly, The Sunfish class had the most boats competing in the heavy air conditions. Tony Collins, Ed Hill, David McCary, and Bill Jackson were the most consistent and the low point scores in the end. Contragulations to all 16 competitors who hung in there to the end!
Many thanks to the Butterfly Fleet 20, White Rock Boat Club, and Corinthian Sailing Club for hospitality and making sure the Sunfish fleet was comfortable at White Rock Lake. Thank you to Pam Newton, Shaun Hoffmann, and Doug Peckover (all Circuit Members) for their work behind the scenes to organize and manage the regatta. This was the first year the circuit officially stopped at White Rock. Also, White Rock Lake has a history of competitive sailing, but the Sunfish class history on the lake is short in length. Perhaps after this regatta we may see more development!
Thank you to the White Rock Flying Scot fleet led by Tom Miller for managing the Race Committee and assuring smooth racing and safety in the heavy air.