2007 Cleveland Race Week

Edgewater Yacht Club, Cleveland OH

June 23-24

The weather was certainly pleasant, sunny with highs in the high 70's.  The wind was not ideal, variable in strength and direction, sometimes to the extreme.  The Jetís were the second largest fleet next to the J-22's, with 12 registered.  Marty and Kim Schilke were up in their new to them # 729 and Brad Koinis tried to get back on the race course after a series of break downs, with a new keel step mast.  It was not to be however, heíll try again.  Jim Hermetet was eager to go as was son Andrew but a very bad bug got to Andrew so Saturday was out.  It was great to have Doug and Kelly Brown over from Hunterdon.

The four races Saturday were sailed in the steadiest air of the weekend but that is not to say it wasnít pretty spotty.  Doug and Kelly Brown shot of the line in race one and never looked back. Nate Ireland with Ben Stock on board were sailing very well to be second at the weather mark but got tangled up with traffic requiring a 720 but they came back for a 4th anyway.

We shared our course with the Ensign fleet and as we Mohicaners are somewhat used to sharing the course with boats that cast a large wind shadow, we managed more than a couple of times to sneak through from behind after seeing the lead Jets get tangled up and becalmed.   As the day went on it was clear Bridget Ireland was getting her new # 1147 going good, better, best.  She finished the day with a solid 2 & 3 and was leading the last run to the finish in at least one of those.

Heidi Adelman was going much better and was up in the fleet every race.  Cliff Peshek.....well the light and lumpy stuff just isnít the big guyís best conditions. Ivan Baker put up five top five finishes but just could not get the timing quite right, so that when he was near or at the front of the fleet when the race ended.

Sundayís forcast was more promising wind wise and we sailed out to the course in a building 8-10 knots.  No such luck, by race time it was 8 knots from one side of the course and then nothing and then 8 knots down the middle or off to the side or both or neither..... Frustration was pretty much shared by all. To add insult to it all we sailed in with a new thermal onshore of 12 steady knots.

Seven races were completed and regardless of the trying wind good spirits prevailed.  In fact the spirits were very high Saturday evening as somehow many of the boats had new names magically appear on their transoms over night, all are now related  somehow to farm animals. 

As it is nearly every year, this was a great event and I was delighted to see the growth in the Jet fleet.  Carol and I are looking forward already to our next chance to sail at Edgewater.

 Marion Zaugg

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Race

Place

Sail

Skipper

Crew

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Total

1

1132

M. Zaugg

C. Zaugg

3

1

1

2

2

2

3

14

2

217

D. Michos

S. Michos

2

2

3

1

1

5

1

15

3

1150

D. Brown

K. Brown

1

3

5

4

3

4

5

25

4

1147

B. Ireland

J. Minerd

6

5

2

3

5

1

8

30

5

1134

N. Ireland

B. Stock

4

4

6

5

8

3

2

32

6

443

I. Baker

S. Davis

5

6

4

9

4

6

4

38

7

1135

T./A. Vining

Gilberts

7

7

8

6

6

9

7

50

8

729

M. Schilke

K. Schilke

9

10

7

7

7

11

6

57

9

1131

C. Peshek

 

8

9

10

10

10

7

9

63

10

952

H. Adelman

Michelle

DNS

8

9

8

9

10

11

66

11

1136

J. Hermetet

A. Hermetet

DNC

DNC

DNC

DNC

DNC

8

10

83

12

1091

B. Koinis

 

DNC

DNC

DNC

DNC

DNC

DNS

DNS

91


Results Posted 8/10/2007

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