Western Regional Championship – From Spincer MN
With no ice in the east and a sweet new CSI mast prototype to try out I just couldn’t resist the temptation to do something totally sensible like driving non-stop to Minnesota for this regatta.
Atkins was going to go as well but he has some bizarre throat infection that has him down for the count.
So I figured the heck with it- What could possibly go wrong?
Not much as it turns out, made it out here in about 24hrs without incident. Rang in the new year at a truck stop with a Subway- talk about livin’ large!
In spite of feeling and acting like a grumpy zombie yesterday and most of today I was able to get on the ice for some AWESOME racing.
Ice is about a 8-9, big breeze this AM gradually fading out as day went on, tons of boats in two fleets-
Matt Struble had been living in California for a few years and his DN skills have deteriorated to the point where he is winning races by a third or a quarter of a leg rather than the entire legs of yesteryear…. This guy is impressive! He is winning w four bullets. Local favorite John Dennis in second followed by yours truly. Full day one results link below.
The new all-carbon CSI rig feels good and seems quick- More on that later….
Anyway dinner tonight was next door at the Legion Hall, it was KILLAHHHH….
All in all not a bad day…. Looking forward to more races Sunday Stay tuned!!
James “T” Thieler
12 Channing St.
Newport, RI. 02840
401 258 6230