Sept 27, 2018

Women's Keelboat on Lake OntarioThirteen teams from Ontario and Quebec competed in Humber Bay to try and capture the title of top female keelboat crew away from reigning queen Melodie Gummer, but it was not to be! Once again, Melodie and her crew of J. Wilby and Susan Fraser came out on top in a regatta plagued by light winds.

Melodie had some tough competition this year from a young team out of her o club, Kingston YC, with a margin win of only one point. Ironically the practice race on Thursday had winds well over 15 knots with a good swell that challenged some of the teams that are used to sailing on rivers and smaller lakes. Thursday also included an on-land clinic run by Kevin Piper. Thomas Fogh continued with two sessions on Saturday and on-water coaching for the entire regatta.

Race Officer Janet Geisberger did a great job squeaking out four races on Friday September 14th and again on Sunday September 16th to get in a total of 8 races. Saturday was very light and when the wind finally came in during the early afternoon the AP on shore came down, only to have the wind die out completely when all the teams arrived on the start line ready to go. By the end of the regatta, the competition had really heated up and the top six teams shifted positions on every race, which made for great competition.

PCYC Ladies and Thomas Fogh

the Port Credit ladies and Thomas Fogh. Front: Gayle Gray, Rhonda Joyce. Back: Thomas Fogh, Katie Nicoll and Sandra Benninger

The Canadian Shark Association voted last year to provide loaner boats for all competitors that needed them gratis. Not only were they provided free of charge, but the owners either delivered the boats themselves or helped with the delivery, offering pointers and help with everything from proper trim to boat set up.

Every morning featured a Meet and Great with fresh homemade muffins by the Mimico Cruising Club chef, yogurt, fruit and coffee courtesy of G.H. Hogle. The hospitality just kept coming with sponsors Steam Whistle Beer and TAG Ontario Craft vodka providing refreshments every afternoon after racing. A great sit-down dinner with dancing was the hit of the weekend on the Saturday night and no one went home hungry on Sunday during the awards when pizza and sliders turned up.

Big thanks go out to Debbie Jeffcoatt and her volunteer team for rounding up great sponsors, swag and door prizes for just about every competitor! Truly a monumental task that was done extremely well.

Championship Results: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_lFS3H9khs7_GzC2KAoqiKRTceiXpJV8/view

Womens KeelboatSailed: 8, Discards: 1, To count: 7, Entries: 13, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Sail# Boat Skipper Crew2 Crew3 Crew4 Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 Total Net
1st 281 CARIAD MGummer JWilby SFraser KINGSTON YC 3.0 1.0 (4.0) 2.0 1.0 3.0 2.0 1.0 17.0 13.0
2nd 162 BORNE HOME ERouget TFlanagan BPaisley KINGSTON YC 1.0 (5.0) 1.0 4.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 3.0 19.0 14.0
3rd 1480 SPOT AKarahanas CCampbell SMorton ROYAL CAN YC 4.0 3.0 2.0 1.0 (10.0) 5.0 10.0 5.0 40.0 30.0
4th 1890 ULYSSES CBelanger MRafuse AMooney ALeeksma NATIONAL YC 2.0 6.0 7.0 7.0 6.0 1.0 3.0 (8.0) 40.0 32.0
5th 1456 DUCK SOUP KCNicoll CNicoll SWebster BRobertson PORT CREDIT YC 5.0 2.0 5.0 3.0 (7.0) 6.0 7.0 4.0 39.0 32.0
6th 1478 HYDRAMATIC CChui CBurgess PFischer WHITBY YC 6.0 4.0 3.0 5.0 4.0 4.0 (8.0) 6.0 RDG 40.0 32.0
7th 724 SURAYA EPattey MGendron PSamson NEPEAN SC 8.0 8.0 6.0 8.0 3.0 (9.0) 4.0 6.0 52.0 43.0
8th 1824 NOT BAD LPelling SSharp MLoewen MASCOMA SC 7.0 7.0 8.0 6.0 5.0 7.0 5.0 (10.0) 55.0 45.0
9th 444 CRUXSHADOW JWeil LParsons SShaver BEACONSFIELD YC 10.0 9.0 10.0 10.0 9.0 (11.0) 6.0 9.0 74.0 63.0
10th 185 FREAK TCrowder DCrampton ARRobinson BOULEVARD C 9.0 (11.0) 11.0 9.0 8.0 10.0 11.0 7.0 76.0 65.0
11th 36 AIRUSH TSteinitz LFriar LBresett BAY of QUINTE YC 11.0 10.0 9.0 11.0 11.0 8.0 (12.0) 12.0 84.0 72.0
12th 176 DEVIL with a BLUE DRESS RJoyce MFeely SBenninger GGray PORT CREDIT YC (13.0) 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 9.0 11.0 93.0 80.0
13th 1845 SHOESTRING SHughes DJeffcoatt LGorby AMacGillivray MIMICO CC 12.0 13.0 13.0 (14.0 DNF) 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 104.0 90.0

- Katie Nicoll

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