Greetings from Eustis, Florida!
(Actually a Hampton Inn somewhere north of Atlanta)
The Southeast Regional Championship regatta was held this past weekend. 38 boats made their way to Lake Eustis Sailing Club to compete in the first leg of the LESC MC Triple Crown. The 80 degree weather was especially beautiful this weekend with fantastic and sometimes challenging winds between 8 to 14 mph. Basically perfect weather for sailing. #WishYouWhereThere
The awesome Race Committee, headed by David Leather, started four races on Saturday and two races Sunday morning. No general recalls allowed for all six races to be completed in a timely manner...and boy did our bodies pay for it! The field jockeyed back and forth every race. Until the sixth race was completed, no one knew who would end up the champion or who would even end up in the Top 10. It was exciting! Dave Johnson (MC 2100), explained it well when he said that there were battles everywhere in the fleet. Jeremy Pape (MC 2568) from Lake Lanier came out on top and is currently the leader for the Triple Crown!
Keven Briggs (MC 2692), the regatta chair, and company put on quite the regatta!
The best pictures and a more in-depth recap will be written in the next Touch of Class magazine so make sure you are signed up as a member to receive your copy of the next issue!
The second leg of the Lake Eustis Triple Crown isn't until February 1-3, 2019. Plenty of time to plan your trip. You won't want to miss the Train Wreck regatta! You can even leave your boat for a small fee. The third and final regatta is the MCSA Midwinter Championship, March 14-16, 2019. Sprinkled in between those two regattas is the Sarasota Bay Cup, Zenda U put on by Melges, and we might be possibly getting some boats together for the NOOD regatta at St. Pete's.
Remember to watch for the membership renewal email coming out next month! We can't wait for 2019! Stay tuned for more!
82 Days until the Train Wreck and the start of the 2019 regatta season!!
Now, where did I put my Bayer Back and Body Pain bottle?