2012 DN Eastern Regional Results

If you skipped the Eastern Regional Champs you skipped the wrong regatta! We enjoyed great ice, wind, and people on outer Mallet’s Bay in Colchester, VT. There was a good turnout thanks to the gang from New Jersey and our Canadian friends to the north, plus the usual suspects from the rest of New England.The venue was scoped out by our faithful spotters in VT- Paul Gervais, Bob Schumacher, and Don Brush among others- These guys have been tireless all season and we thank them for it! We also appreciate the local yacht club for letting us launch from their beach. And also a big thanks to Paige and John for keeping score and Eben Whitcomb for organizing the whole thing.

The racing was great- Saturday saw the breeze fill in late but just in time to squeeze in one race. Bob Schumacher took that one and we headed in. Sunday saw the breeze up early and we did six- count ’em, six races in moderate to light breeze. On a long course, no less… Flat sails and thin inserts were the tools of the trade that seemed to work best.

Local talents Don Brush and Bob Schumacher took 5th and 4th spots, New Jersey legend Dave Clapp took 3rd, Chad Atkins of RI took a close second and James “T” Thieler made a deal with the devil and finished first.

All in all a great, full day of racing DNs! Best sailing there is… Keep your fingers crossed for such conditions for the NA’s….

James Thieler

2011-2012 NEIYA Regatta Chairman

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