Thursday, June 08, 2006
Elayne Hunter Wins the 2006 Icebreaker Regatta
Big Lake, Alaska
The Ice Breaker Regatta was a wet and wild ride! I've never seen such tremendous winds and beautiful weather linked up like they were for this years' Ice Breaker.
1st - Elayne Hunter
2nd - Dave Johnson
3rd - Paul Willing
1st - TL Stanbro
2nd - Ben & Birgitt Robar
3rd - Chris Remick
Congratulations to the winners and all the participants.
I wasn't able to see all the action on Saturday, but there was some very tight groupings on the results - competitive racing. I was able to get out and race on Sunday - what a blast! The winds were cooking at about 20kts which made for a very fast ride, major heeling, and water in the cockpit.
And, yes, there were a couple boats that tipped, and a few folks that went swimming. And I'm here to tell you that the water has some warming up to do! Luckily I had some good crew and we got the boat underway without further incident. We even made a respectable finish!
Please plan to make the next races series, the Firecracker Regatta, on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of July.
PS - if you are looking for a boat to buy, I might have a line on a couple nice ones that would add wonderfully to our fleet.
Special thanks to Race Committee officials Jody Willing and Tom Gould for their excellent job onshore.
Posted by Paul Willing on behalf of
Timothy Gould - Vice Commodore, Race Committee Chairman
Race details available at The Alaska Sailing Club web site - 2006 Issues of The Sheet