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8th Annual J/Fest Southwest Regatta in the Record Books

October 23rd, 2017

 

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A J/Boats Legends Celebrity Racing Event was held on Clear Lake on Friday, October 20th in celebration of 40 years of J/Boats. Photo by LYC member Andrea Todaro.

Lakewood Yacht Club hosted the 8th Annual J/Fest Southwest Regatta October 21-22, 2017.

Although the competitors were held onshore Sunday due to storms, the race committee ran a full day of racing on Saturday for 72 boats in a building breeze. The Judges had work to do on the water and onshore; after all was done, this year’s top finishers in each class were:

J/22 Hayes Rigging, Kevin Hayes, of LYC

J/24 Miss Conduct, James Freedman of DCYC

J/70 Hoss, Glenn Darden of FWBC

J/105 Sanity, Rick Goebel of SDYC/CRA

J/109 Hamburg, Al Goethe of LYC

J/PHRF Spin (Sym) Press to Meco, Glen Stromme

J/PHRF Spin (Asym) Second Star, JD Hill of LYC/GBCA

Full results are available at www.lakewoodyachtclub.com.

This year’s festivities also included a celebrity racing event on Clear Lake that spectators enjoyed watching and listening to humorous live commentary on from the newly opened BARge 295 in the location of the old Turtle Club. On Friday, Oct. 20, at 1600, J/Boat legend racers Jeff Johnstone, Scott Young, Farley Fontenot and Jay Lutz set off to measure their racing prowess on loaned-out J/24s in honor of J/Boats celebrating 40 years in the making.

Sailors, volunteers and guests enjoyed the annual Saturday night party, which included live music poolside by Jerry Angeley and by the LC Roots Band in the LYC lounge as well as a Frogmore Stew traditional shrimp dinner in the grand ballroom.

The LYC bar and lounge were at full capacity for the awards ceremony Sunday afternoon.

For regatta information or questions about next year’s event, visit www.jfestsouthwest.com.

100+ Years of Sailing: A History of Sailing Clubs on Galveston Bay

May 2nd, 2017

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Houston Yacht Club   

Organized in 1897, the club was located on Buffalo Bayou in Houston. It was known as the Houston Yacht and Power Boat Club from 1905-1906, and the Houston Launch Club from 1906-1926. In 1927 the club went back to the original name Houston Yacht Club.

Always more than simply a social or boating organization, during the early years it was identified with some of the most fundamental developments in Houston’s growth.

The present day club house was built in 1927 in La Porte. Hurricanes and fires have left their mark on the original building but she still stands today. A charter member of the Gulf Yachting Association, the club is now over a hundred and twenty years old.

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Seabrook Sailing Club

The club was founded in 1934 as a means to enjoy sailing with friends in Galveston Bay. That philosophy continues today. The original club was located along the Kemah waterfront.

In 1950 the club purchased the property at 1020 Todville Rd. in Seabrook. Hurricane Ike destroyed the club house in 2008. The new club house was rebuilt and completed through dedicated club members.

Early Members: Earl Gerloff and Martin Bludworth

Texas Corinthian Yacht Club 

Founded in 1938 to educate its members and their families in the art of sailing, seamanship and boat handling.

The original clubhouse completed in 1938 was destroyed by Hurricane Ike in September 2008. The new club house and rebuilt grounds were dedicated Jan. 1, 2010.

Founding Members: Albert Bel Fay, Ernest Bel Fay, Jack Garrett, William Stamps Farish, and William McIver Streetman

Galveston Bay Cruising Association 

GBCA traces its origin back to 1947 when a small group of sailboat racing enthusiasts informally organized the club.  The club existed and prospered as a letter head organization, without elected officers, bylaws, dues, or a home.

The Club was formally organized in 1954 with elected officials, bylaws and handicap races. The Friday night Rum Races are some of the most popular races run on Galveston Bay.

Early member:  Rufus Bud Smith

Lakewood Yacht Club      

Founded in 1955 the club sits on 38 acres with water frontage on Clear Lake. It has four covered sheds and numerous docks. The original club just catered to power boats, but over the years sailboats kept showing up and the club kept growing. Lakewood Yacht Club will host the J-105 North Americans this fall.

Founding Members: Sterling Hogan Sr., Captain WR Parker and JD Kirkpatrick.

2017 AND BEYOND: THE FUTURE OF SAILING

Learning to Fly with Next Generation USA

Whether you are a seasoned sailor or just getting your feet wet, you can’t help but look in awe at the America’s Cup boats – fast, foiling multihulls with a wing instead of a sail.

The United States, represented by team Next Generation USA, is one of 12 countries entered in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup.  Each team is allowed seven days of practice on the AC45F prior to the event in June.  That’s it, just seven days on a boat unfamiliar to anyone outside a small circle of America’s Cup Teams.

The AC45F is sailed with six crew members and each one has a critical job.  The wing controls the overall power of the boat, so it is in constant motion.  In order to get foiling, the boat needs to be going at least 16 knots and all of the crew must be on the windward side.  Getting up to speed is like taking off in an airplane. The adrenaline is pumping but no one seems concerned that they are screaming downwind, six feet above the water on a 45ft carbon rocket.

Next Generation USA is more than just a group of young sailors. These guys are the face of our country and they will be representing the USA at the highest level of sailing.

Members of Next Generation USA

  • Carson Crain Skipper/Helmsman
  • Matthew Whitehead Wing Trimmer
  • Scott Ewing Soft Sail Trimmer
  • Preston Farrow Grinder
  • Ian Storck Grinder (spare)
  • Markus Edegran Bowman
  • Reed Baldridge Tactician

Several Lakewood Youth Sailors Spending Christmas Break at Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta in Miami

December 26th, 2016

unnamed1 3 300x197 Several Lakewood Youth Sailors Spending Christmas Break at Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta in MiamiLakewood sent three C420 Teams with Coach Marek Valesek to their first C420 Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta in Miami over Christmas break.

The two-person teams of Alex Wise/Laurel Tyson, Grace Bates/Pilar Blanco Midulla and Paul/Celia Houston as well as several other youth sailors were in full learning mode this past weekend, as accomplished sailor and Yale Assistant Sailing Coach Bill Healy afforded the racers his knowledge of C420 racing. Healy, spent two days at Lakewood Yacht Club training the spirited young sailors.

unnamed 6 300x214 Several Lakewood Youth Sailors Spending Christmas Break at Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta in Miami“We practiced in very breezy conditions,” said Healy. “If the kids see similar conditions in Miami they will feel much more comfortable since Galveston Bay doesn’t usually offer those types of conditions. The group has a whole is fairly fresh to the C420 class but no strangers to these large events. Look for them to post some great individual races and results.”

Strong 20-knot winds were enjoyed both days of the clinic, which focused on boat preparation, tuning guidelines, rigging the boats, and then basic trimming and hiking techniques as well as mark roundings. However, Sunday was 40 degrees colder than Saturday, so Healy, Valesek and the rest of the coaches utilized videos of high-level sailing to give the kids something to visualize. The young sailors took furious notes during the debriefings before braving the cold to practice the techniques on the water. A lot of kids went swimming, but there were notable improvements over Saturday’s performances.

Lakewood wishes all it’s Orange Bowl competitors luck in Miami.

Visit www.lakewoodyachtclub.com to learn more about Lakewood Yacht Club’s youth sailing program.

About Lakewood Yacht Club

Rated among the top 10 yacht clubs in the United States, Lakewood Yacht Club (LYC) is one of the best-kept secrets on Clear Lake as well as the Greater Houston and Galveston communities. LYC is a private, member-owned club with great amenities to enjoy with friends and family. Located on 38 beautifully landscaped acres in the NE corner of Clear Lake, it’s an exceptional environment for social and water activities.

7th Annual JFest Southwest Regatta Results

October 31st, 2016

J/22 (13 boats)
Series Standing – 7 races scored

Information is provisional and subject to modification
Regatta results last updated: Sunday, October 30, 2016 3:01:11 PM CDT

Pos,Bow/Sail, Boat, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points
1. USA 307, Blackburn Marine Racing, Casey Lambert, Lakewood Yacht Club, 3-3-2-4-3-2-1- ; 18
2. 878, Meehem, Tom Meeh, Gbca, 4-2-3-3-4-1-2- ; 19
3. USA 707, Tejas, Terry Flynn, GBCA/ FWBC, 2-1-1-2-1-3-14/RET-BF- ; 24
4. 203, Pressure Drop, Mark Foster, Corpus Christi YC, 4.3/RDG-4-4-5-6-5-6- ; 34.3
5. 365, , Vincent Ruder, None, 6-6-5-1-7-4-7- ; 36
6. 26 / 951, , Dov Kivlovitz, None, 1-8-7-14/RET-AF-2-7-3- ; 42T
7. 1531, Parrot Tales Light, Larry Blankenhagen, Lakewood Yacht Club, 5-5-6-6-8-8-4- ; 42T
8. 919, Three Amigos, Kevin Orff, LYC / GBCA, 8-7-8-8-5-6-10- ; 52
9. 392, Loose Cannon, Rick Duste, GBCA, 9-10-11-11-12-11-5- ; 69
10. 650, Forget Me Not, Nataleigh Perez, Fort Worth Boat Club, 10-14/OCS-9-9-9-9-11- ; 71
11. 8 / 732, Helms a Lee, Caroline Burda, HYC, 7-9-14/DSQ-7-10-14/DNS-14/DNS- ; 75
12. 33 / 449, mule mechanic, Ben Kyzar, LCYC, 12-12-12-10-11-10-9- ; 76
13. 578, Student Driver, Gary Thies, GBCA, 11-11-10-12-13-12-8- ; 77

 

J/24 (17 boats)
Series Standing – 5 races scored

Information is provisional and subject to modification
Regatta results last updated: Sunday, October 30, 2016 3:20:34 PM CDT

Pos,Bow/Sail, Boat, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points
1. 06 / 126, GIGGLES, Natalie Harden, AYV, 1-1-1-2-1- ; 6
2. 01 / 3734, Miss Conduct, James Freedman, DCYC, 3-6-2-5-2- ; 18
3. 69 / 2702, After Midnight, Mark Smith, FWBC, 2-3-10-9-3- ; 27T
4. 23 / 1155, Trick Bag, Barry Bailey, none, 7-5-5-3-7- ; 27T
5. 05 / 3358, Chupacabra, John Parker, Austin Yacht Club, 11-2-7-1-11/SCP- ; 32
6. 03 / 267, Team BadMoon, Christopher Holmes, DCYC, 4-19/OCS-3-4-4- ; 34T
7. 42 / 4200, Zero Gravity, Josh Bowens-Rubin, Dillon Yacht Club, 10-8-4-6-6- ; 34T
8. 07 / 2822, Vang Go, Stuart Juengst, Austin Yacht Club, 5-7-6-12-11- ; 41
9. 94 / 267, Navy Blue Faded Lady, Peter Brigaitis, DCYC, 12-9-9-8-5- ; 43
10. 19 / 1903, El Rayo-X, Gary Roesler, GBCA, 14-4-8-11-10- ; 47
11. 16 / 2380, superman, David Broadway, Austin YC, 8-11-12-10-12- ; 53
12. 09 / 3894, Sforzando, Christopher Hammel, AYC, 15-10-11-7-13- ; 56
13. 60 / 1565, Gray Wolf, Tim Johnson, DCYC, 6-14-13-15-9- ; 57
14. 13 / 2160, Stray Dog, Jorge Martin-de-Nicolas, AYC, 9-12-19/DNS-13-14- ; 67
15. 11 / 3757, clairebouyant, graham marshall, none, 13-13-15-14-15- ; 70
16. 77 / 2342, Rodeo Clown, Jason Seibert, R2AK, GBCA, 16-16-14-17-16- ; 79
17. 91 / 53191, WHITNEY, Charlie Daniel, LBYC, 17-15-16-16-17- ; 81

J/70 (9 boats)
Series Standing – 7 races scored

Information is provisional and subject to modification
Regatta results last updated: Sunday, October 30, 2016 1:43:43 PM CDT

Pos,Bow/Sail, Boat, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points
1. 181, GB, Chris Lewis, LYC, 1-1-3-1-1-2-2- ; 11
2. 850, Mojito, Forbes Durdin, LYC, 3-2-2-2-7-3-1- ; 20
3. 546, Zounds Hearing, Jay Lutz, Lakewood YC, 2-3-4-3-2-4-6- ; 24
4. 240, Stampede, Bruno Pasquinelli, fwbc, 5-6-1-5-3-1-4- ; 25
5. 51 / 51, Black River Racing, Douglas Strebel, Lakewood, 8-4-8-4-4-5-5- ; 38
6. 242, Jason Bradley, JASON Bradley, Jason Bradley, 4-5-5-8-6-8-8- ; 44
7. 241, , Alfred Poindexter, lakewood yacht club, 9-9-6-6-5-6-7- ; 48
8. 28 / 50, Rogue Warrior, Bruce McDonald, AYC, 6-8-9-7-9-7-3- ; 49
9. 1041, Green Onions, Bill Mcnally, Perry Yacht Club, 7-7-7-9-8-9-9- ; 56

J/105 (10 boats)
Series Standing – 8 races scored

Information is provisional and subject to modification
Regatta results last updated: Sunday, October 30, 2016 1:42:12 PM CDT

Pos,Bow/Sail, Boat, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points
1. 378, infinity, Uzi Ozeri, LYC, 4-1-1-3-1-4-1-5- ; 20
2. 393, Aftershock, Scott Spurlin, AYC, 1-2-2-2-8-2-3-1- ; 21
3. 624, Vici, John Barnett, Lakewood YC, 2-7-4-1-4-3-2-2- ; 25
4. 344, Two Feathers, Mark Masur, FWBC, 3-4-5-8-5-5-4-3- ; 37
5. 294, Rumpus, Brad Robbins, LYC, 5-3-3-6-6-9-6-7- ; 45
6. 130, Tomahawk, Nathaniel Kemberling, LYC, 7-5-7-4-2-10-9-4- ; 48
7. 649, Radiance, Bill Lakenmacher, LYC, 8-6-8-7-7-1-7-6- ; 50
8. 124, Blue Flash, Matthew Arno, FWBC, 10-10-6-5-3-8-5-9- ; 56
9. 430, Kinderspel2, John Bell, CCYC, 6-8-9-9-9-7-8-8- ; 64
10. 296, Stinger, J B Bednar, LYC/GBCA, 9-9-10-10-10-6-10-10- ; 74

J/PHRF Spin(Sym) (2 boats)
Series Standing – 7 races scored

Information is provisional and subject to modification
Regatta results last updated: Sunday, October 30, 2016 1:44:32 PM CDT

Pos,Bow/Sail, Boat, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points
1. 178, Press to Meco, Ray Bentele, GBCA, 1-1-2-1-1.5/TIE-1-1- ; 8.5
2. 28, Toccata, Gary Trinklein, GBCA, 2-2-1-2-1.5/TIE-2-2- ; 12.5

J/PHRF Spin (Asym) (8 boats)
Series Standing – 8 races scored

Information is provisional and subject to modification
Regatta results last updated: Sunday, October 30, 2016 2:56:51 PM CDT

Pos,Bow/Sail, Boat, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points
1. USA74, Second Star, J.D. Hill, LYC, 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-3- ; 10
2. 162, Leading Edge, Tom Sutton, lyc,hyc,gbca, 2-2-3-2-2-2-3-1- ; 17
3. 181, Hamburg, Albrecht Goethe, LYC, 3-3-2-3-3-3-2-2- ; 21
4. 31, Little Joe, Dan Sullivan, Southern Yacht Club, 6-5-4-5-5-4-4-4- ; 37T
5. 238, Airborne, David Christensen, LYC / GBCA, 5-4-5-4-4-5-5-5- ; 37T
6. 45, Harm’s Way, Andy Wescoat, GBCA, 7-6-6-6-7-6-6-7- ; 51
7. 77, 77, George Cushing, GBCA, 8-7-7-7-6-7-7-6- ; 55
8. 1, Second Wind, Chris Waters, Kemah Boardwalk Marina, 4-9/DNF-9/DNS-9/DNS-9/DNS-9/DNC-9/DNC-9/DNC- ; 67

Notes
– Scoring System is RRS Low Point 2013-2016
– Finishes in [brackets] denote throwouts

Information is provisional and subject to modification

Near Perfect Weather During the 30th Annual Harvest Moon Regatta

October 31st, 2016

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Harvest Moon racers could be seen off the Galveston beachfront. Photo by Kelly Groce.

harvestmoonlogo Near Perfect Weather During the 30th Annual Harvest Moon RegattaMore than 140 boats took off from Pleasure Pier in Galveston on a beautiful, clear Thursday afternoon and raced down the coast to Port Aransas to complete the 30th Annual Harvest Moon Regatta.® Saturday, Oct. 15 was a busy day as the sailors were treated to a barbecue dinner and awards banquet followed by the Welcome Sailors Rum Party.

Lakewood Yacht Club was well represented among the race winners. John Barnett seized the coveted Bacardi Cup; Ted Greak earned the Cameron Cannon; Charles Herpich won the Commodore/John Broderick Memorial, and Jim Demarest took home the PHRF Spin Overall. Other Lakewood members who achieved top finishes in their divisions include: First Place winners Kevin Tyrrell, Ash Walker, Uzi Ozeri, Bob Giles, and Randy Pike; Second Place winners Carl Drechsel, J.D. Hill, Jay Zittrer, Cran Frasier, Taylor Smith, Gerhard Wittich and Richard Fawcett; Third Place winners Al Goethe, J.D. Bednar, O.J. Young, and Fred Pounds, and Fourth Place winners Robert Crosby and Gregory Way. Visit www.harvestmoonregatta.com for the full results.

This annual race is organized by Bay Access, a charitable organization supporting amateur racing. It is hosted by Lakewood Yacht Club, the City of Port Aransas and Port Aransas & Mustang Island. Aside from Harvest Moon Regatta title sponsor Bacardi U.S.A., other gracious sponsors of the 30th Annual Regatta included the City of Seabrook, all Bay Access annual race sponsors, Banks Sails, Windward Sea Ventures, Alliant Marine & Energy Insurance, Boatpix.com, Mantus Anchors, The Yacht Sales Company, Edna Rice Executive Recruiters, RejeX.com, Optima Marine, Faron Daigle Realtor®, Superior Marine Services, True North Marine, Coast Guard Foundation, Little Yacht Sales, North Canvas and Upholstery, Davis Marine Electronics, Gulf Coast Mariner Magazine, Ocean Navigator, Eagle Maritime Services, Inc. Saved by Spot, The Insurance Navigators, Fishbones Safety Solutions and Energy Services, Triumphus, Laguna Harbor, Oj’s Marine and several others.

“As usual, we could not continue to host this hugely successful event without the support of these enthusiastic sponsors, and this year’s no different,” says Harvest Moon Regatta® Chairman Rex Bettis. “Our sponsors make this an exciting first-class event for our racers, spectators and guests.”

Congratulatulations to all the race winners and thanks go out to the numerous volunteers who helped make this a great event.

If you have questions about the race or have an interest in sponsoring next year’s regatta, visit www.harvestmoonregatta.com.

Don’t Miss the 7th Annual J/Fest Southwest Regatta Skippers’ Meeting

October 20th, 2016

unnamed2 1 Dont Miss the 7th Annual J/Fest Southwest Regatta Skippers MeetingThe 7th Annual J/Fest Southwest Regatta Skipper’s Meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Friday, October 28 in the Lakewood Yacht Club Ballroom.

“All racers are encouraged to attend,” says 2016 J/Fest Southwest Regatta Chairman Dave Christensen. “You will receive important information and updates about the race and its surrounding activities from an informative agenda of speakers.”

J/Fest Southwest, hosted by Lakewood Yacht Club, will take place in Galveston Bay October 29-30. Entries in this year’s race include J-boats ranging from 22′ to 40′ in length.

Saturday evening, the L.C. Roots band will provide live entertainment and a traditional “Frogmore Stew” shrimp and sausage boil and drink specials will be available on the Lakewood Yacht Club grounds.

The awards ceremony will be held Sunday, October 30 in the Lakewood Ballroom.

Questions about the Skippers’ Meeting or the J/Fest Southwest Regatta should be directed to Dave Christensen at dc1sail@comcast.net. For information about the event or event accommodations, visit www.jfestsouthwest.com.

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About Lakewood Yacht Club

Rated among the top 10 yacht clubs in the United States, Lakewood Yacht Club (LYC) is one of the best-kept secrets on Clear Lake as well as the Greater Houston and Galveston communities. LYC is a private, member-owned club with great amenities to enjoy with friends and family. Located on 38 beautifully landscaped acres in the NE corner of Clear Lake, it’s an exceptional environment for social and water activities.

High School Sailing Team Makes Texas History

May 26th, 2016

Mallory Cup 2016 Winners High School Sailing Team Makes Texas History

The first ever Texas team has captured the Mallory Trophy in a 1st place win for their area district, SEISA, at the National Championship at the College of Charleston in South Carolina this month. Trained by Bay Access in cooperation with Lakewood Yacht Club, the winning team from Clear Falls High School qualified in April in a two day qualifier in Mississippi to represent the state of Texas at the High School Doublehanded Championship for the Mallory Cup as well as the High School Team Racing Championship for the Baker Cup in Ana Cortes, WA.

The co-ed racing fleet for Division-A was made up of 17-year-old Wiley Rogers and his 18-year-old crewmate Hunter Skinner who dominated both days to pull in a victory overall. Dane Byerly and Laura Masterson partnered with Julia Sheaffer and Bailey Spatz to pull ahead to the finish in Division-B.

While the first day of racing brought on a light, westerly breeze, sailing conditions became shifty. As the day progressed, the wind picked up to 15 knots, slowing down most of the teams. But by the end of the day, the Clear Falls team had pushed themselves to a significant lead.

Day two saw some of the most difficult conditions with light winds out of the North. The team fought hard to come out on top for the duration of 20 races. After two days of intense sailing, the Clear Falls team finished with a 38-point lead.

Training with fellow high school and college sailors in the Houston area, the Clear Lake Knights have worked hard to prepare for the championships.

Leaving behind a rich legacy of sailing, Byerly, Masterson, and Skinner will graduate this year and pursue college sailing at Saint Mary’s College of Maryland, the College of Charleston, and Jacksonville University. The graduates look forward to their second national championship for the Baker Cup in Anacortes, WA at the end of May.

Bay Access is a nonprofit charitable organization that promotes amateur sailing for kids and adults alike. Camp fees include professional instruction, sailboat, and life jacket for those who can’t bring their own. Classes will begin on June 20 and continue on week days through early August. To learn more about the classes and how to register, please go to www.bay-access.org.

unnamed High School Sailing Team Makes Texas HistoryAbout Lakewood Yacht Club: Lakewood Yacht Club is a private, member-owned club reinventing the standard for a vibrant social life, exclusive yachting lifestyle, and premier youth sailing. One of the top ten yacht clubs in the nation, Lakewood beckons to those who love the water and live life to the fullest.

Torqueedo J/70 North American Championship Results

May 23rd, 2016

j70logo Torqueedo J/70 North American Championship Results

J/70 Series Standing – 7 races scored

Division: Corinthian Pos,Bow/Sail, Boat, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points
1. 26 / 3, 3 Ball JT, Jack Franco[Corinthian][Open], LIYC, 3-2-[26]-6-19-25-16- ; 71
2. 33 / 51, Black River Racing, doug strebel[Open][Corinthian], LYC, 25-[30]-27-14-14-15-21- ; 116
3. 12 / 850, Mojito, Forbes Durdin[Open][Corinthian], LYC, 29-[34]-30-4-30-21-11- ; 125
4. 37 / 898, Christine Robin, Tracy Usher[Open][Corinthian], St Francis Yacht Club, 12-25-20-23-21-29-[35]- ; 130
5. 06 / USA 55, JOUST, Tim Molony[Open][Corinthian], Southern Yacht Club, [32]-13-24-28-12-26-28- ; 131
6. 21 / 159, Torqeedo, Brandon Flack[Open][Corinthian], Mudheads, 28-28-17-34-28-34-[37]- ; 169T
7. 13 / 818, Rascal, Henry Brauer[Corinthian][Open], Eastern Yacht Club, 31-24-19-[38]-29-33-33- ; 169T
8. 03 / 382, Zombie, Kristen Robinson[Open][Corinthian], Annapolis Yacht Club, [37]-37-35-29-20-36-26- ; 183
9. 07 / USA 529, Bazinga, Robert McMahan[Open][Corinthian], Lakewood Yacht Club, [42/OCS]-38-36-36-36-39-32- ; 217
10. 02 / 98, usa98, Alfred Poindexter[Open][Corinthian], lakewood y c, 38-[39]-34-33-39-37-38- ; 219

Division: Open Pos,Bow/Sail, Boat, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points
1. 24 / 384, Flojito y Cooperando, Julian Fernandez Neckelmann[Open], Club Nautico Valle de Bravo, 1-3-1-11-[13]-1-3- ; 20
2. 19 / 852, Hoss, Glenn Darden[Open], Fort Worth Boat Club, [23]-4-3-3-10-9-1- ; 30
3. 44 / US 49, Relative Obscurity, Peter DUNCAN[Open], American Yacht Club, 14-7-2-[22]-2-5-2- ; 32
4. 32 / USA 353, Heartbreaker, Robert Hughes[Open], Macatawa Bay, 4-9-[22]-7-3-7-4- ; 34
5. 43 / USA 26, Midlife Crisis, Bruce Golison[Open], ABYC, 2-1-5-16-5-8-[17]- ; 37T
6. 09 / 86, STAMPEDE, bruno pasquinelli[Open], fwbc, 10-8-4-5-1-[13]-9- ; 37T
7. 10 / USA 248, Scamp, Will Welles[Open], MDICSC, [19]-16-10-2-9-6-6- ; 49
8. 36 / BRA-650, Cloud Nine, Phil Haegler[Open], Rio de Janeiro Yacht Club, 5-10-[25]-1-7-20-13- ; 56
9. 42 / 96, Savasana, Brian Keane[Open], Beverly Yacht Club, 16-[18]-15-9-4-3-18- ; 65
10. 40 / 389, Hooligan Flat Stanley Racing, Trey Sheehan[Open], Put-in-Bay YC, 9-5-14-[25]-17-11-14- ; 70
11. 26 / 3, 3 Ball JT, Jack Franco[Corinthian][Open], LIYC, 3-2-[26]-6-19-25-16- ; 71
12. 34 / 602, Building A, Josh Goldman[Open], Cedat Point YC, 20-21-7-10-6-[31]-10- ; 74
13. 11 / USA 839, Reach Around, Thomas Bowen[Open], Annapolis YC, 22-12-[31]-17-24-4-7- ; 86T
14. 41 / BRA641, OceanPact, haroldo solberg[Open], ICRJ, 11-17-8-26-[33]-12-12- ; 86T
15. 25 / 230, Izula, Robert Willis[Open], Columbia Yacht Club, 6-[35]-13-12-8-35-23- ; 97T
16. 08 / 419, Joint Custody, Jennifer Wulff[Open], Annapolis Yacht Club, 18-15-12-[35]-26-18-8- ; 97T
17. 38 / USA364, USA364, David Kerr[Open], Edgewater Yacht Club, [33]-23-16-21-15-19-5- ; 99T
18. 27 / 187, Catapult, Joel Ronning[Open], Wayzata Yacht Club, 7-31-[35/ARB]-8-23-10-20- ; 99T
19. 15 / 157, Spring, Dave Franzel[Open], Boston Sailing Center, 27-6-6-13-34-17-[42/DNF]- ; 103
20. 18 / 820, Nasty Baby, Rick Schaffer[Open], FWBC, 8-22-[33]-15-18-28-19- ; 110
21. 01 / 181, GB, Chris Lewis[Open], LYC, 24-[27]-9-19-22-27-15- ; 116T
22. 33 / 51, Black River Racing, doug strebel[Open][Corinthian], LYC, 25-[30]-27-14-14-15-21- ; 116T
23. 12 / 850, Mojito, Forbes Durdin[Open][Corinthian], LYC, 29-[34]-30-4-30-21-11- ; 125T
24. 29 / USA 171, Running Wild, Peter Vessella[Open], St Francis YC, 21-[29]-21-24-16-14-29- ; 125T
25. 05 / 546, Zounds powered by Nautalytics, Jay Lutz[Open], Lakewood YC, [35]-26-11-18-11-30-31- ; 127
26. 37 / 898, Christine Robin, Tracy Usher[Open][Corinthian], St Francis Yacht Club, 12-25-20-23-21-29-[35]- ; 130
27. 06 / USA 55, JOUST, Tim Molony[Open][Corinthian], Southern Yacht Club, [32]-13-24-28-12-26-28- ; 131
28. 35 / #34, Parseverance, Bennet Greenwald[Open], San Diego Yacht Club, 15-11-29-[31]-31-22-25- ; 133
29. 14 / USA 497, Chinook, Frank McNamara[Open], Eastern Yacht Club, 13-[33]-18-27-32-24-22- ; 136
30. 23 / USA 380, Pied Piper, Gannon Troutman[Open], Fishing Bay YC, 30-32-32-23/RDG-25-2-[34]- ; 144
31. 17 / 175, , Matthew Romberg[Open], Austin Yacht Club, 26-19-28-[30]-27-16-30- ; 146
32. 39 / USA167, USA167, James Prendergast[Open], Chicago Yacht Club, 34-14-[42/DSQ]-20-37-23-24- ; 152
33. 30 / JPN 809, Esmeralda, Makoto Uematsu[Open], JSAF, 17-20-[38]-32-35-32-27- ; 163
34. 21 / 159, Torqeedo, Brandon Flack[Open][Corinthian], Mudheads, 28-28-17-34-28-34-[37]- ; 169T
35. 13 / 818, Rascal, Henry Brauer[Corinthian][Open], Eastern Yacht Club, 31-24-19-[38]-29-33-33- ; 169T
36. 03 / 382, Zombie, Kristen Robinson[Open][Corinthian], Annapolis Yacht Club, [37]-37-35-29-20-36-26- ; 183
37. 07 / USA 529, Bazinga, Robert McMahan[Open][Corinthian], Lakewood Yacht Club, [42/OCS]-38-36-36-36-39-32- ; 217
38. 02 / 98, usa98, Alfred Poindexter[Open][Corinthian], lakewood y c, 38-[39]-34-33-39-37-38- ; 219
39. 04 / 530, ApolloJ, bruno vibert[Open], HYC, 36-36-37-37-[38]-38-36- ; 220
40. 28 / 50, Rogue Warrior, Bruce McDonald[Open], AYC, [42/DNS]-42/DNS-42/DNS-42/DNS-42/DNS-42/DNS-42/DNS- ; 252T
41. 20 / USA, Baby Doll, Wiley ROGERS[Open], Lakewood Yacht Club, [42/DNS]-42/DNS-42/DNS-42/DNS-42/DNS-42/DNS-42/DNS- ; 252T

Notes
– Scoring System is RRS Low Point 2013-2016
– Finishes in [brackets] denote throwouts
– Click on race number to view detailed race information.

Information is provisional and subject to modification
All photos by Charles Milby
Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/Kravd8uQ_Lc
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34th Annual Shoe Regatta Results

May 16th, 2016

 

EventLogo2016 34th Annual Shoe Regatta Results

J/22 Series Standing – 7 races scored

Pos,Sail, Boat, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points
1. 53, Southern Belle, Stuart Lindow, None, 2-3-3-3-4-1-3- ; 19
2. 388, USA 388, Michael McGagh, GBCA, 3-5-4-4-2-2-2- ; 22
3. 365, , Vincent Ruder, None, 4-1-1-12/OCS-3-4-1- ; 26T
4. 498, Classy with k, Robert Allen, None, 7-2-2-2-1-6-6- ; 26T
5. 1531, Parrot Tales Light, Larry Blankenhagen, LYC, 5-4-5-5-5-7-7- ; 38
6. 918, TILT, Christopher Morlan, Grosse Pointe Sail Club, 1-8-7-6-8-5-4- ; 39
7. 951, , Dov Kivlovitz, none, 6-7-12/DNS-1-6-3-5- ; 40
8. 732, Helms a Lee, Anne Lee, HYC, 8-6-6-9-9-8-9- ; 55
9. 973, WooHoo, Andrea Zaite, HYC, 11-10-9-8-7-9-8- ; 62
10. 392, Loose Cannon, Rick Duste, GBAC, 9-12/DNF-8-7-10-10-10- ; 66
11. 1271, Razzmatazz, Jaime Balzac, PUR, 10-9-10-10-11-11-12/DNS- ; 73   

J/70 Series Standing – 7 races scored

Pos,Sail, Boat, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points
1. 34, perseverance, bennet greenwald, san diego yacht club, 5-1-5-2-6-6-2- ; 27
2. 175, , Matthew Romberg, Austin Yacht Club, 1-8-4-1-1-7-7- ; 29T
3. 51, Black River Racing, Doug Strebel, Lakewood Yacht Club, 6-5-1-4-2-1-10- ; 29T
4. 181, GB, Chris Lewis, LYC, 7-2-3-3-5-2-9- ; 31
5. 852, Hoss, Glenn Darden, Fort Worth Boat Club, 3-3-9-6-3-5-5- ; 34
6. 820, Nasty Baby, Rick Schaffer, Fort Worth Boat Club, 2-7-6-8-9-3-1- ; 36
7. 3, 3 Ball JT, Jack Franco, LIYC, 4-10-7-11-4-4-3- ; 43
8. 167, USA167, James Prendergast, Chicago Yacht Club, 9-4-2-7-8-9-6- ; 45
9. 497, Chinook, Frank McNamara, Eastern Yacht Club, 8-9-8-10-11-8-4- ; 58T
10. 850, Mojito, Forbes Durdin, LYC, 11-6-10-5-7-11-8- ; 58T
11. 98, usa98, Al Poindexter, lyc, 12-11-11-9-13-13-12- ; 81
12. 529, Bazinga, Robert Mcmahan, Lakewood YC, 10-12-12-15/DNS-12-10-11- ; 82
13. 530, ApolloJ, Bruno Vibert, HYC, 13-13-15/DNS-15/DNS-10-12-13- ; 91
14. 50, , Bruce McDonald, AYC, 15/DNC-15/DNC-15/DNC-15/DNC-15/DNC-15/DNC-15/DNC- ; 105

J/105 Series Standing – 6 races scored

Pos,Sail, Boat, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points
1. 296, Stinger, J B Bednar, LYC/GBCA, 3-1-1-1-1-5- ; 12
2. 624, Vici, John Barnett, Lakewood YC, 1-2-2-3-3-2- ; 13
3. usa378, infinity, Uzi Ozeri, LYC, 2-3-3-2-5-1- ; 16
4. 130, Tomahawk, Nat Kemberling, LYC, 4-4-6/DNS-5-4-3- ; 26
5. 649, Radiance, Bill Lakenmacher, LYC, 6/DNC-6/DNC-6/DNC-4-2-4- ; 28

J/109 Series Standing – 6 races scored

Pos,Sail, Boat, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points
1. 181, Hamburg, Albrecht Goethe, LYC, 1-2-1-2-2-1- ; 9
2. 162, Leading Edge, Tom Sutton, LYC/HYC/GBCA, 5/DNF-1-2-1-1-3- ; 13
3. 238, Airborne, David Christensen, LYC/GBCA, 2-3-5/DNS-3-3-2- ; 18
4. 45, Harm’s Way, Andy Wescoat, GBCA, 5/DNC-5/DNC-5/DNC-5/DNS-5/DNS-5/DNS- ; 30

Cruising Classic Canvas Non-Spin Distance Series Standing – 2 races scored

Pos,Sail, Boat, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points
1. 133, Stellar of Course, Ronald Eddleman, GBCA/TMCA, 1-1- ; 2
2. 792, Chloe, Grahame Gay, GBCA, 4/DNS-4/DNS- ; 8T
3. NA, Even Keel, Robert Terry, Bal Harbour, 4/DNF-4/DNS- ; 8T

PHRF N0n-spin Distance Series Standing – 2 races scored

Pos,Sail, Boat, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points
1. 785, Magnum, Dennis Kokkinis, GBCA, 1-1- ; 2
2. 1152, SEUTE DEERN, Hans Knickrehm, LYC, 2-2- ; 4
3. 17, GOOD NEWS, Ash Walker, LYC, 3-4- ; 7
4. 60120, Bad Girl, Nicole Laster, GBCA, 6-3- ; 9
5. 2966, Wildcat, Kevin Orff, LYC, 4-7/DNS- ; 11
6. 31707, Tanura, Tim Vogelsang, LYC, 5-7/DNS- ; 12

PHRF Spinnaker Distance A Series Standing – 2 races scored

Pos,Sail, Boat, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points
1. 25527, Picante, Tony/William Nunes/Plant, Houston yacht club, 1-1- ; 2
2. 178, Press to MECO, Glen Stromme, none, 2-2- ; 4
3. 3407, Renovation, Warren Miller, HYC, 5-3- ; 8T
4. 45, Figaro, Gerhard Wittich, LYC, 3-5- ; 8T
5. 21335, Firewater, Walter Horton, GBCA, 4-4- ; 8T

PHRF Spinnaker Distance B Series Standing – 2 races scored

Pos,Sail, Boat, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points
1. 398, Flyer, Ben Miller, GBAC, 1-1- ; 2
2. 83076, FarFigNewton, David Nielsen, GBCA, 2-2- ; 4
3. 110, Restless, Robin Rice, Waterford, 4-3- ; 7T
4. 40645, Texas Ranger II, Chuck Wielchowsky, HYC, 3-4- ; 7T
5. 2342, Rodeo Clown, Jason Seibert, Seabrook, 5-5- ; 10

PHRF Spinnaker W/L Series Standing – 6 races scored

Pos,Sail, Boat, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points
1. USA74, Second Star, J.D. Hill, LYC, 3-1-1-1-1-1- ; 8
2. US-51, Water Nymph lll, Brian Tulloch, HYC, 1-2-2-4-3-4- ; 16
3. 77, 77, George Cushing, GBCA, 2-3.5/TIE-3-5-2-5- ; 20.5
4. 5101, Pingo, Pedro Gianotti, GBCA, 4-3.5/TIE-5-2-5-2- ; 21.5
5. 31, Little Joe, Dan Sullivan, Southern Yacht Club, 5-6/DNS-4-3-4-3- ; 25   

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Photo by Jimmie Rogers

Photo by Jimmie Rogers

Photo by Jimmie Rogers

Another Successful Keels and Wheels

May 1st, 2016

KEELcar Another Successful Keels and Wheels

By Patty Kane | Photography by Debra Rueb and Charles Milby

keelswheels1 Another Successful Keels and WheelsA key ingredient to having a successful outdoor event is the weather and Mother Nature provided two nice days for the 21st Annual Keels and Wheels Concours d’ Elegance held the last weekend in April at Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook.

The country’s largest classic car and boat Concours gets better every year and this year was no exception. Tne crowd was able to view a rare display of the world’s finest examples of classic automobiles and an astounding collection of mint condition vintage wooden yachts.

The event is a draw for families as well as car and boat collectors and enthusiasts from all over the United States and the world. The beautiful grounds at Lakewood Yacht Club, located at 2425 NASA Parkway, make the perfect setting for exhibitors to show off their most prized vehicles while the picturesque Lakewood harbor is equally appropriate for displaying the pristine wooden boats. Visitors to the event are drawn back to the grace and beauty of days gone by.

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Over the years the event has raised more than $1.5 million for local charities. Proceeds from this year’s event will once again go to the Boys & Girls Harbor. Attendees not only have a wonderful time but contribute to a worthy cause.

Keels & Wheels is the product of a lot of hard work and is the brain child of founders and Concours Chairmen Bob Fuller and Paul Merryman. Bob and his wife Judy, Laura Power, Paul and the Keels & Wheels Board are dedicated to making the event a big success every year. The Lakewood members who donate their time are also an important part of making Keels & Wheels able to continue year after year.

Fuller thanks the generosity of the 2016 sponsors. If you would like to be a sponsor for this spectacular event in 2017, contact Bob Fuller at 713- 521-0105 or email keelsnwheelssec@comcast.net.

 

Guide to Clear Lake Marinas

January 5th, 2016

 

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1. Bal Harbour Marina (Private)

Max Length: 45
Total/Transient Slips: 133/Call
Approach/Dockside Depth: 5/4
Fuel: No
Pumpout: No
Repairs: No

2. South Shore Harbour Marina

Max Length: 120
Total/Transient Slips: 855/Call
Approach/Dockside Depth: 8/10
Fuel: Diesel/Gas
Pumpout: Yes
Repairs: No

3. Clear Lake Marine Center

Max Length: 45
Total/Transient Slips: 161/Call
Approach/Dockside Depth: 6.5/6.5
Fuel: No
Pumpout: No
Repairs: Hull / Engine

4. Marina del Sol

Max Length: 55
Total/Transient Slips: 331/10
Approach/Dockside Depth: 8/5
Fuel: No
Pumpout: Yes
Repairs: No

5. Waterford Harbor Marina

Max Length: 70
Total/Transient Slips: 643/Call
Approach/Dockside Depth: 7/7
Fuel: No
Pumpout: Yes
Repairs: No

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6. Watergate Yachting Center

Max Length: 120
Total/Transient Slips: 1200/10
Approach/Dockside Depth: 9/9
Fuel: No
Pumpout: No
Repairs: Hull / Engine / Prop

7. Legend Point Marina

Max Length: 50
Total/Transient Slips: 254/Call
Approach/Dockside Depth: 7/6
Fuel: No
Pumpout: Yes
Repairs: No

8. Lakewood Yacht Club (Private)

Max Length: 100
Total/Transient Slips: 300/Call
Approach/Dockside Depth: 10/8
Fuel: Diesel/Gas
Pumpout: Yes
Repairs: No

9. Blue Dolphin Yachting Center

Max Length: 75
Total/Transient Slips: 237/Call
Approach/Dockside Depth: 8/8
Fuel: No
Pumpout: No
Repairs: No

10. Seabrook Marina/Shipyard and Fuel Dock

Max Length: 125
Total/Transient Slips: 750/20
Approach/Dockside Depth: 10/9
Fuel: Diesel/Gas
Pumpout: Yes
Repairs: Hull / Engine / Prop

11. Portofino Harbour Marina

Max Length: 55
Total/Transient Slips: 212/5
Approach/Dockside Depth: 7/7
Fuel: No
Pumpout: Yes
Repairs: No

12. Kemah Boardwalk Marina

Max Length: 100
Total/Transient Slips: 414/50
Approach/Dockside Depth: 10/10
Fuel: No
Pumpout: No
Repairs: No