Winter comes to Lake Beulah
There's snow on the grass, a couple dustings so far. There's ice on the pond, the forecast says it's here to stay. There's hats on the girls, to ward off the chill. Winter has come to Lake Beulah.
It's the Off-season
All quiet on the Beulah front as the leaves turn and fall and the
snowbirds head south. Carol and co. have put together the last
Mainsheet of the year - see it in full color right here: MAINSHEET Happy offseason!
C Worlds on Delevan
Katie Porter missed it this year - busy planning a wedding and all,
and watching Anne's kids - and that left the door wide open for John
Porter with Al Haeger aboard to take the coveted World Championship of C
boat racing! A good and spirited group of B-boats made the short trip
south. On Saturday Andrew Bohl took his new yacht for a spin with Ben
Porter aboard as they took the bullet and put themselves in pole
position for the World title. Storms rolled in, no more racing on
Saturday. Sunday morning Anne steered the 217 to a furious rally off
the right on the last beat to take the race, she's back in the saddle!
Glenn and Andrea on the B-22 kept the B-roll going and won race 3! In
other news, JoeB and crew on the 117 rallied from a tough Saturday to
put all three races Sunday in the top 10. In the final analysis John
and Al took the title, with the 217 close behind in 3rd and the 23 in
4th. Full results here: WORLDS
It's over! Not enough breeze Sunday for any racing - it always blows
on Beulah but alas not hard enough today... The RC pulled the plug
early so everyone could enjoy the beautiful fall day. So the results
remained unchanged from Saturday, John and Pat sail the 317 to victory
once more! Kent and Mike on B-12 were second, Rob and Vicki Clayton
sailed the B-8 to 3rd. Molly Guehrer captured the whole thing and got
some terrific photos, click here: PHOTOS. Full results are online right here so click away: RESULTS - if you're on this list we thank you for coming and if you're not, we wish you were here!
Brian Brickler with Mike Tyriver Win C Blue Chip - "This one's for Kevin"
Consistency was key! With four most challenging light, shifty
races, Brian Brickler returned to his top form and won the first C Blue
Chip held at Okauchee YC. Beulah was again the most prolific lake with
Kent Haeger/Mike Greeson, Ben Porter with Peter Keck (who finished
third), Christine Porter/Joe Byrnes, David Porter/Kate Porter and Anne
Muller, John Porter who sailed with Okauchee's Katie Bruder. Molly
Guehrer was on scene and got a whole slew of great pictures of team
Beulah, check them out here: PIX
Nice writeup of the event with a couple other pictures can be found here: RECAP
Full final standings can be found here: RESULTS
2013 George Dorn Memorial, in the books!
The Beulah MC fleet hosted another successful event last weekend in memory of one of the giants of Beulah MC's, George Dorn. The weather mostly cooperated, and the Beulah volunteers were out in full force, and good times were had by all! In the final analysis Kent Haeger was is this year's champion - click here for a recap and some results: DORN
New Champions Crowned
The 2013 Season has concluded. Here are our champs:
Optimist Fleet - Green - Brian Zettlemoyer
Red, White and Blue - Bridget Barr
X Fleet - Charlie Kutschenreuter and Annie Cate Schmidt
Laser Fleet - Erin Sullivan
MC Fleet - Michael Greeson
C Fleet - John Porter and Pat Welscher
- US Sailing Sportsmanship Award - Al Haeger
- Bill Berman Service Award - Carol Stein
- Glen Wegener Sailing School Students of the Year - Caroline Skotarzak and Kendall Birbaum
- Katcha National/International Competition Trophy - Annie Kate Haeger
- Best Regatta Winner - John Barr and Gabe DiBiase
- Boiled Owls - Brooke and Eric Komas
2013-14 LBYC Officers
Installed August 25, 2013
Commodore - Frank Davenport Vice Commodore - Chris Kubicek
Rear Commodore - Vicki Bohl Past Commodore - Robert Klement
Secretary - Steve Barth Treasurer - Dick Dow
Yachtsman at Large - Don Stein Social Chair - Peggy Krueger
House and Grounds - Frank Rappold
It's been 50 years of B16 gracing our waters in the X fleet. The boat sailed its last race and is not expected to return for many years. It was with tears in her eyes, Nan Norris watched the race's completion with its last victory until great grandchildren return the boat to its rightful place. Will, Neal, Beth sailed in the '60s with Will winning an X Inland. Beth's sons, Joe, George and Charlie carried the tradition of winning X regattas in grand fashion. Adieu, B16!
The LBSS has closed up shop and sent the sailors back to the schools sporting their new team shirts, and the Commodore's Ball is in the memory banks. Happy summer.
Celebrating the big wins - first opti bullets and another ILYA A Scow
Will-Mikacich family had much to celebrate this week, as both Hallie
and Liza got their first opti wins, and the twins celebrated their
birthday with Grandpa at the Wednesday night cookout! In other news,
Joe Kutsch and Ben Porter and Kate Klement (with help from some kids
from Geneva and other lakes) have won again and brought the ILYA A Scow
title back to Beulah where it of course rightly belongs!
It's the Inlands!
UPDATE - no breeze and no racing Saturday so that's where it ended - B1
was 2nd, B12 was 5th, B7 was 6th and B16 8th. Steve Schmidt from
Okauchee took home the ILYA title this year. Beulah was the largest
fleet in attendance, and it was most definitely a family affair - a
gaggle of Porters, and two each from the Haeger, Kutsch, Barr, Sullivan
and Davenport families plus one each Brickler and Bohl and
Glenn/Andrea. Bringin' it strong, Beulah-style! We also sent off a
couple prospects to the Bilge Pullers, no word as of press time whether
either of them survived.
UPDATE - We've had two great days of racing in Iowa, six races in and one to go if mother nature cooperates. The Haeger men have led the charge - Kent and Mike have sailed great and led the pack for a long time and are currently 4th, Will and Brad are currently sitting second, both of them have a bullet. It's a family affair as the Kutsch fellows are also all in the top 10. Click here for results RESULTS and for Facebook updates: ILYA on FB
The Beulah C fleet is off to the Inlands! Today our heroes are pulling out and heading west across Wisconsin and most of Minnesota before dropping south into Iowa on the way to beautiful Okoboji Lake! Racing takes place Thursday through Saturday and the B-boats are traveling in force as usual. Clan Porter led the way, first out of the gate - as of this writing they have cleared LaCrosse and Shawn was good enough to send us a selfie! Fair winds and following seas, C fleet!
WYA Celebrates 75th Anniversary with C Fleet on LaBelle
Wisconsin Yachting Association has been bringin' it strong for 75
years, and the Beulah C fleet came out in force this year to support the
effort! A huge gaggle of B-boats headed up to LaBelle and had four
races spread over three days, with a washout on Sunday. In a seriously
deep 57 boat fleet JoeK and Kent brought the 7 and 12 YOT's home in the
top 10 - full results can be seen here: RESULTS MollyG was up there and took a whole slew of photos, which you can check out here: Pix
ILYA Opti Championship is in the books!
7/30 @ 4 pm: It's all over! Thank you so much for coming and, please, drive home safely!
7/30 @ 1:30pm: Green fleet is done, four races completed and it's a wrap. RWB fleet is finishing Race 4.
7/30 @ 11:50am:
Races in the books! Both results buttons are live and being updated as
race results come in from the RC on the water to command central!
7/30 @ 9:45am: Both fleets have courses set, marks in the water, getting things going, finally some racing!
7/30 @ 9am:
Both fleets have left the dock, scheduled 9am start on the RWB course
and 9:15 for Green - thus far it's a beautiful morning, breezes are
light but hopes and spirits are high!
7/29 @ 4pm: Done for the day, racing starts at 9am Tuesday
7/29 @ 11:45: No wind, no racing this morning, both fleets in for lunch
7/29 @ 10a -- It's
on! We have 89 RWB and 45 Green and they're all out on the water! It
always blows on Beulah, so they say, so we're hoping that comes true
today, so far no evidence to support that theory.
ILYA X Championship in the books
Beulah X fleet went to Oshkosh and Lake Winnebago to partake of the
2013 Championship. Beulah was very well represented in both the Senior
and Junior fleets, as well as on the RC where Candace and Nancy Roble
and Julie Haeger all helped out. On the senior course, Charlie and AC
led the way with a bullet in the last race and an overall third. They
were joined in the top 10 by Brooke and Ryan in 8th, and in the money by
ScottS and EmmaB in 13th and EZ/AlexR in 15th. On the Junior side
there were two Beulah money-winners as PatrickB and JonahB were 8th and
CarolineS and KendallB finished 10th. In addition to the excitement on
the water, team Beulah also brought home the volleyball championship!
Watch your Mainsheet for stories from the kid-reporters, and in the
meantime you can find results here: JR SR
EVENTS AT THE CLUB
LBYC Christmas Party - Saturday, December 14th