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  2012 Summer Series
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Photos by Nancy Kerr and John Deitz, June 1






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Series Schedule

Race Date 1st Warning Trophy
Multiple June 1, 2012 (Friday)
    1800 hrs
Series Only
Multiple
June 15, 2012 (Friday)
    1730 hrs
Series Only
Multiple

June 29, 2012 (Friday)

    1730 hrs
Series Only
Multiple
July 13, 2012 (Friday)     1730 hrs
Series Only
Multiple
Aug. 1, 2012 (Wed.)     1830 hrs Series Only
Multiple
Aug. 15, 2012 (Wed.) (cancelled)     1800 hrs Series Only
 Multiple
 Aug. 22, 2012 (Wed.) (makeup)     1730 hrs Series Only
Multiple
Aug. 29, 2012 (Wed.)     1800 hrs Series Only

  
Summer Series 2012 Results
  
Commentary

June 1, 2012Races 1,2,3 – A windy, blustery Friday evening, if there ever was one. The tides were so high only the floating docks were dry. Our first summer sailing series in many years, eons, kicked off that day around 5 PM. Could not have gone better. Four braves sailors rode there trusty Sunfish(-es?) to the starting line and the rest is history. Apparently, only Jim Aridas washes his boat in his driveway. The others washed their boats in the river, at different and quite unexpected times, but with little drama since the Sunfish practically rights itself. Three races were completed and Jim Aridas now holds three Summer Series records! Longest Winning Streak Ever (3), Most Wins All Time (3) and Only Sailor To Never Flip! Jim Walsh scored 3 seconds, Keith "yes that Keith!" Kernan ruled (ruled!) with 3 thirds and Bill Morelli batted cleanup. Workers bees included Ken "PR"O-lenyik (& grillmaster), Nancy K., Don L., Rod "Hammer" Rupp, Dave K., "Boston" Ed Flynn, Mark M., John D., Riley K., Carolyn S., young Mr. Morelli, and our go-to guy: Hunter Olenyik. After racing was concluded, burgers and 'dogs were grilled,and malt beverages were consumed, all to great merriment!

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 June 15 - Races 4,5,6

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 June 29 - Races 7,8,9 - A beautiful sunny day, but a frustratingly light northwest wind.  First race was abandoned because a malfunctioning OLLIE created confusion before the start.  The best performance of the day was registered by Chuck Drawbaugh, who, sailing for the first time, scored 1,2,1,1 finishes.  The closest finish of the day occurred in the 3rd race when Jim A. nosed out Q. by 6 inches for 2nd place.  In the last race, Hunter took over the helm from Mom and sailed well.  Bill in Phantom continues to improve.  Committee boat:  PRO Ken, Cody, Elin.  Mark set:  Rod, Dave

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 July 13 - Races 10, 11, 12, 13 - It was the Three Amigos on Friday the 13th, bring the total number of races to 13. Chuck D, Jim A and Jim W finished in that order for races 10, 11, & 12, but Keith "Lucky" Kernan squeezed into third in the 13th race. Bad luck for Jim W.

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 August 1 - Race 14 - A beautiful but calm evening. Second race abandoned as darkness was imminent.

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 August 15 - No races - Torrents of water came from the sky, along with bolts of fire and big booming noises.

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 August 22 - Races 15, 16, 17 - An experiment in sailing with little water but great current. Make-up day for 8/15 even though the tide was low. With one more day of racing, one point separates 1st and 2nd places. The last day of the series is 8/29.

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 August 29 - Races 18, 19, 20 FINAL - The series ended with a moonlit finish at the club and a point tie for first place. The tie breaker goes to Jim Walsh. Congratulations Jim and thank you to all who helped and participated. It was a great start to a new tradition.

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