Patience Pays at River Regatta

For the second year in a row TCYS moved to the St. Croix Sailing School for the River Run regatta in July. The venue here is fabulous with a lot of space, good parking, picnic tables, spectator viewing and wind everyone deal with. This year again wind was fairly light and flukey north of the I-94 bridge in the no wake zone. A little patience was the order of the day.

The Lasers/420's only managed to get off a single race in the morning but came back and finished 4 in the afternoon. We had a good turn out in the full rigs but our numbers look down this year in the 4.7 class. Conor Corgard and Sara Hogg from Lake Calhoun Sailing School won the Club 420 class for the second event in a row showing they can win in both heavy air and the light stuff. Tim Siemers narrowly edged out Sean Burke for first in the full rigs after a day long battle between the two. In the Radial class it was Griffin Robillard then a very tight battle for second place eventually won in the last race by Iam Solum.

On the Optimist side of the bridge the lighter kids did well, although Reeder Smith got a 4th in one race with a great start despite weighing considering more than many. Aidan Boylan, who didn't finish a race at Deephaven managed a 3rd overall in the lighter air and won the first race. Luis Narvarez, who if memory serves had a nice regatta here last year, won the last race but in between it was Jack Bitney who won three races to win the regatta over second place finisher John Hartfiel.

Green fleet got 5 good races in and everyone had a chance to work on their skills right off shore where parents could watch with reasonable wind. The wind actually seemed better for green fleet than maybe any of the other fleets.

Thanks to the St. Croix Sailing School for organizing such a nice event and providing such nice perks as after race Freezies!