FLEET 31 ACTIVITIES
JUNE – 2015
All Clubs boats have been launched and are available for this summer’s sailing classes. Geoff Moehl assisted by Doug Tagold will first conduct a training class for the trainers, then begin classes for our youth. The weather may give us some problems at the start. Rain and thunderstorms are forecast for this entire first week.
May 31st: The first “Stay-at-Home” Series races were cancelled due to weather. Our sailors are hardy souls, but no one was willing to brave 58 degrees, misty rain, and 25 knots of wind.
Jun 7th: The “Summer” series races began this day. The wind proved to be challenging with gusts to near 20 knots, but it did not stop Doug Tagsold from putting in the best performance with two first place finishes in 3 races. Ryan Mabie with his sister and girlfriend as crew came in a close second with three second place finishes. Following these races, the Fleet Awards for the 2014 Season were presented. The awards and the recipients are listed on the following page.
Jun 14th: In this second entry of the “Summer” series, Geoff Moehl finished his first race of this season placing first. He only had one crewmember instead of the normal two and it was this only crewmember’s first time ever on a Lightning. Also, Geoff was recovering from a leg injury he suffered on the previous weekend when he fell off the dock while servicing the club Lightning.
Bill Rogge is still unable to participate in any races since he injured his leg in a fall during the Spring. He plans to participate in the 4th of July series. We look forward to his return then.
2014 DLYC Sailing Awards
Memorial Day Series – Bill Rogge
Fourth of July Series – Ryan Mabie
Stay at Home Series 1st place – Tom Love
Captain Series – Tom Love
Commodore Series- Jeff Clemes with Granddaughter Charlotte
Labor Day Series – Dave Laidlaw
Fleet Champion – Doug Tagsold
Fleet Champion Runner Up – Jeff Clemes
Forrest Hauck Regatta Award – Dave Laidlaw
DLYC Auxiliary Female Sailor Award - Debbie David
Board of Governor’s Award – Greg Pope
Sportsmanship Award – Doug Tagsold
Best Crew- Steve Cantrell
Novice Award – Irma David
Most Improved – Ryan Mabie
Chris Tibbs First Mate Award – Kathy Love
Jack Beal Participation Award- Doug Tagsold
Hall of Fame Race – Merrill Bales (other competitors were Jim Furnamberg, Pete Paullin, and George Teller)