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DN NA’s complete! Seven races in varying wind strength and sticky ice saw Ron Sherry break a mast tang in Race 1, put up a spare rig, and roll off four straight bullets and two other top five finishes to take the NA trophy. Very impressive demonstration! Well done Ron, congrats on being the current NA and European champ!

The Silver fleet was also given a lesson by a Sherry- Ron’s son Griffin took the top spot here- well done Griff!

Congrats to both- NE sailors had a tough time at NA regatta- I couldn’t find my wheels, chad was in a three way pile up of the start line and his boat got the worst of it and he had to retire, and so on down the line- So no great tales of victory from Gold Fleet….

In Silver we saw Steve Madden take 9th, so he is the hero of the day!

Regatta was a blast- for awhile it looked like it wasn’t gonna happen but at the last minute Derusha and Co found a spot and it was ON! Just goes to show you can’t play if you don’t show up.

Great time had by all and also really a treat to have so many of our friends from Europe sailing- Germany, Hungary, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia and Texas were all represented. Thanks for making the trip gang! Watching these top notch sailors duke it out at the pointy end of the fleet is impressive and humbling!

At least 20-25 sailors from the East made the trip- Smiles all around at the awards ceremony!

The road-trip aspect didn’t disappoint either; we found ourselves on the Canadian border on Inauguration Day (we saw a bald eagle flying north over the St Lawrence at about 12:15, wondered if that was an omen…. We report, you decide!), walked some cool lakes up there, ate some good food, stayed in some interesting places, and had lunch with a bomb disposal expert. Seriously. Never dull!!

For results look at http://na.idniyra.org/2017/01/28/2017-dn-north-americans-congratulations-sherrys/

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