2019 Western Challenge Results – DN North America

The Great Western Challenge lived up to the hype- it was a challenge, it was western, and it was GREAT. NEIYA represented well with a dozen sailors competing.

One notable result was (he’s gonna kill me for saying it) budding DN racer Bill Bucholz taking second on the silver fleet after Chris Gordon, the man from Nantucket, dominated day one. Warren Nethercoate from Halifax took third, Gordon ended up eighth, and semi-rookie Karen Binder took 11th. Kudos to her for leading a lap in one race and finishing in third- well done!

In Gold T Thieler came out on the wrong side of a tiebreaker and took second to Ron Sherry. Pete Van Rossem put in a good series to be next New Englander in seventh place.

No matter which fleet you were in or where you finished the racing was awesome. Saturday saw big breeze and fast, close sailing. Sunday was lighter, more cerebral and a whole other ball game. Great to sail in a variety of conditions. Congrats to all who made the trip!

Stay tuned for weekend regatta and sailing announcements- There may be events to be had….

Great Western Challenge results here:
https://www.idniyra.org/2019/12/16/2019-western-challenge-results/

James “T” Thieler
12 Channing St.
Newport, RI. 02840

401 258 6230
t_thieler@yahoo.com

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