Results :: 2015 Great Western Challenge -- UPDATED

2015 Great Western Challenge - December 5-6,2015 Lake Christine Ashby Minnessota
Gold fleet
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Pos    Sail#          Name         Race>     1    2    3  Points
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  1   US 4691        DENNIS,    JOHN (S)     1    1    1    3.00
  2   US 4824   CHRISTENSEN,    MARK (S)     2    2    2    6.00
  3   US 4926     Orelebeke,       Steve     5    3    4   12.00
  4   US   44        SHERRY,     RON (S)     4    6    5   15.00
  5   US 5432         BLOOM,    MIKE (S)     9    4    3   16.00
  6   US 5224       THIELER,       JAMES     6    5    7   18.00
  7    S  713      GUSTRING, RICKARD (M)     7    9    8   24.00
  8   US 4487        ATKINS,        CHAD     8    8    9   25.00
  9   US 4868      RICHARDS,   JULIE (M)    11    7   11   29.00
 10   US 5166        Berger,       Chris    13   11   12   36.00
 11   US 5214      MCDONAGH,         JIM    12   12   17   41.00
 12   US 2545       DERUSHA,    MIKE (S)    10   15   22   47.00
 13   US   60        HARPER,    JOHN (M)    30   10    6   46.00
 14   US 4638       LOVEJOY,         GUY    20   20   10   50.00
 15    G  737          BOHN,   JOERG (S)    17   23   16   54.00
 16   US  602         MEYER,     TOM (M)    19   14   21   54.00
 17   KC 5514        Curtis,        John    23   19   15   57.00
 18    H  467 VAN RIEMSDIJK, DIDERIC (S)     3   27   28   58.00
 19   US 5508         Sugar,         Tim    24   18   19   61.00
 20   US 2766    Van Rossen,       Peter    25   21   14   60.00
 21   US 5116         CLAPP,        DAVE    14   24   26   64.00
 22   US 5219         Baker,        Kent   DNS   16   13   66.00
 23   US 5298         Brown,   Scott (S)    29   17   20   66.00
 24   US 4975         EVANS,         ROB   DNS   13   18   68.00
 25   US 5510         Sugar,        Hugh    26   25   24   75.00
 26   US 4148         DIXON,     TIM (S)    18   22  DNS   77.00
 27   US  637          Mead,         Joe    28   28   23   79.00
 28   US 5369        MILLER,    MIKE (M)    15   29  DNS   81.00
 29   US 5391      VERBURGT,         TOM    21   26  DNS   84.00
 30   US 4923          Blum,        Jeff    27  DNS   25   89.00
 31   US 2000        LEBEAU,    LEON (S)    16  DNS  DNS   90.00
 32   US 5501     Orelebeke,       Peter    22  DNS  DNS   96.00
 33T  US  445          CAVE,     BOB (M)   DNS  DNS  DNS  111.00
 34T  US 5435       KJOLLER,        JODY   DNS  DNS  DNS  111.00
 35T  US 5479         HEARN,      DANIEL   DNS  DNS  DNS  111.00
 36T  US 2360         JOHNS,   PETE (GM)   DNS  DNS  DNS  111.00

Scoring system: IDNIYRA Worlds
*** Fixed US4975 (Rob Evans) finish results. Sorry that took so long



Silver fleet
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Pos    Sail#          Name         Race>     1    2    3  Points
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  1   US 5536      Schmidt,         Matt     1    1    1    3.00
  2   US 4775 WHITCOMB III,     EBEN (S)     5    5    4   14.00
  3   KC 3786   NETHERCOTE,       Warren     6   10    6   22.00
  4   US 4335        Glick,         Dave     4    8   15   27.00
  5   US 5050  OELSCHLAGER,          TIM     9    9    9   27.00
  6   US 5486        Elsmo,         Dave     8   11   12   31.00
  7   US 4203   Fitzgerald,      Patrick    12   14    5   31.00
  8   US 5633     JOHANSON,        PETER    11   12   11   34.00
  9   US 5506         Hurd,      Charlie    10   17    8   35.00
 10   US 1277       Bowman,          Hal     3    3  DNS   36.00
 11   US 5501          Doe,          Bob   DNS    6    3   39.00
 12   US 5435      Kjoller,         Jody     2    7  DNS   39.00
 13   US 5022      Hillyer,        Chase    14   16   10   40.00
 14   US 4882       WOLLAM,  RICHARD (M)     7    4  DNS   41.00
 15   US  148      Hovland,         Nick    16   18    7   41.00
 16   US 5498       Gordon,         Rick    17   13   13   43.00
 17   US  492    Orelebeke,         Cole    13  DNS    2   45.00
 18   US 5290     Gauthier,          Ray    19   15   14   48.00
 19   US 5484          Doe,         Dave   DNS    2  DNS   62.00
 20   US 5096      Kennedy,        Steve    15  DNS  DNS   75.00
 21   US 4699       Wolffe,          Tom    18  DNS  DNS   78.00
 22   US 5362          Doe,         John   DNS   19  DNS   79.00
 23T  US 3433      CUMMINS,   ROBERT (M)   DNS  DNS  DNS   90.00
 24T  US 5169        LIZEE,         ALAN   DNS  DNS  DNS   90.00
 25T  US 1313         RAST,   ROBERT (M)   DNS  DNS  DNS   90.00
 26T  US 5405       Bushey,          Sam   DNS  DNS  DNS   90.00
 27T  US  294     LOENNEKE,   LOUIS (GM)   DNS  DNS  DNS   90.00
 28T  US 4950      RATLIFF,         MATT   DNS  DNS  DNS   90.00
 29T  US 5479        Hearn, Frankie (JR)   DNS  DNS  DNS   90.00

Scoring system: IDNIYRA Worlds

Thanks

Thank you to all the competitors who drove from places far and wide. Driving to a fun regatta not really sure of what the conditions may be is a huge leap of faith in our Minnesota scouting. This year was unusual in the fact that Christina was really the only frozen body of known water in our state. We hope you were rewarded in another of JD's annual regattas and fun sailing! Different conditions to sail in with the 3" of snow that turned crust, wet, draining with puddles in the 2 days. What a great dedicated bunch of ladies and gentleman we have! Thank you JD, Jim, Deb and Loretta for your fine work.

Mike Miller
US5369
Western Region Vice Commodore

Thanks to Loretta and Deb

And a very thankful thanks goes out to Deb and Loretta who worked so great together. It was really nice to have Deb taking down the scores and Loretta working the keyboard back in warm and dry. Thank you both very much.

Thanks all!

It was great fun to see so many friends in Ashby, MN. Thanks to all the sailors who traveled so far to make this year's GWC such a big event. We had close to 60 boats! The western and central region were well represented while the east coast boys showed up in droves. All very impressive when you consider the 24 hour drive! We had eastern sailors from Nova Scotia, Kingston, Ontario, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and as far south as Deep Creek, Maryland. And yes, Jorge (Germany) Diderik (Netherlands) and Rickard (Sweden) came from Europe.

As always, Friday was the best day. We had a good breeze, good ice and 5 scrub races. It was darn near a perfect day. Saturday saw very warm temps, lighter air and very wet and slushy ice conditions. 30 inch insert runners sharpened to 100* ruled the day. Sunday was a bust as the wind never materialized. We were sent home at 10 am.

Kudos to JD and Jim for their efforts. Many thanks to Deb and Loretta. Tip of the helmet to Mike Miller for scouting the ice on Wednesday.

Think Ice.