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

2016 Western Region Championship Day 1 Provisional Results

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