This fall was a wonderful time to sail in the great state of Texas! We had two scheduled District Regattas, first Hood at Houston Yacht Club and second Wurstfest at Lake Canyon Yacht Club, our district Championship.
We had 9 boats in attendance at Hood with Andres Boccalandro of Houston Yacht Club dominating with 8 points after 5 races. Close behind was Raleigh Christman of nearby Seabrook Sailing Club with 13 points and Dave Ryden rounding out the top 3.
Next, the fleet moved onto Wurstfest on the first weekend of November. Turnout was strong with 20 boats in attendance including 2 boats from Colorado and one from Arizona. Conditions on Saturday were extremely light and variable, with the race committee impressively running 3 races. There were some shifts of 90+ degrees and complete dead spots on the race course so no lead was certain. Sunday was much more cooperative with winds of 10-20 proving a much needed change from the previous days conditions. Winning both the regatta and the 2019 series was Griffin Orr of the Corinthian Sailing Club followed by Ethan Froleich of Austin Yacht Club and Doug Peckover in the full rigs. In Radials, Aubin Hattendorf of Corinthian Sailing Club dominated with Cameron Colonna and Caleb Fogle rounding out the top 3. This year we were also able to present the Iron Man trophy to Craig Berleme. The Iron Man trophy is awarded to the individual who attended every regatta on the circuit schedule.
Moving into 2020, we start the year with the fourth annual Rock the Ice Regatta at the Corinthian Sailing Club on January 25/26! Looking forward to seeing everyone on the water soon!