IT'S OFFICIAL! HAEGER AND PROVANCHA --- OFF TO RIO!
Lake Beulah Sends Annie and Briana Wind, Luck and Speed
The event runs April 5-12 (sailing starts on the 7th) at which time a US representative in the Men's and Women's 470 class will be named. All other classes have been named. Here is Beulah cheering her on. Thanks to Mike Greeson for the banner and to Hailey and Riley for helping Dad.
Charles Kaska - a real gentleman at all times - simply, none nicer
Just back from the MC Zenda University Course that we organize. The event was fantastic. We limit the class to 20 people so that everyone gets abundant coaching.
The winner of the Sportsmanship Award there was Charles Kaska. He was a real spark plug at the course. Really fun and did he ever improve!!!!
Brief story on melges.com. Photo here of Charles....d..... Hiking hard and having fun. Story below on melges.com
Melges Performance Sailboats and North Sails Zenda puts on an MC Scow Racing Clinic each season, just a few days prior to the classes annual Midwinter Championship. The location is Lake Eustis, Florida - fantastic body of water for scow sailing, and a fantastic host club for such an event as Zenda University.
We limit the class to 20 boats / sailors so that each individual gets ample on-land and on-the-water coaching... learning how to sail their Melges MC faster, better! They learn what to practice, and how to practice so that they can improve.
2016 was a very successful class. Sailors attended from Wisconsin, Minnesota, New York, Connecticut, Texas, Florida, Colorado, California, Missouri, Georgia, Oklahoma, South Carolina. Wow! A nice turnout! This was a fresh group of MC sailors - many very new to the boat and new to the Midwinter Regatta. The course is a fantastic way to encourage sailors to travel to a new event and take it all in. Racing, learning, fun sailing!
In two days time, we run nearly 15 races and have well over 20 practice starts. The name of the game is to create a racing environment, but then coach the sailors along the way. Instructors for this years clinic were: Andy Burdick, Ted Keller and Eric Hood.
The 2016 Zenda University Winner: Christopher Moore
2nd: Geoff Moehl
3rd: Eric Hanson
Most Improved: Eric Hanson
Most Enthusiastic: Mike Brown
Sportsmanship Award: Charles Kaska
It's Official - Rolex YotY to Annie Haeger
Dateline 3.3.16 - today in New York Annie was awarded US Sailing's highest individual honor.
Click to download Annie's full acceptance SPEECH and for PIX and Video and full details YotY
Annie Haeger wins Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year
Good gracious, the young ladies from the little club that could have done it again. It seems like just this time last year we were congratulating one of our favorite daughters for being named USS Rolex YotY! That's because it was this time last year, when Stephanie Roble won it. Now it's a new year and a new lady rockstar from Beulah has been awarded US Sailing's highest individual honor.
from US Sailing - US Sailing’s 2015 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards
Steve Benjamin and Annie Haeger were named US Sailing’s 2015 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year. These two sailors, at different stages of their sailing careers, amassed a year to remember and will be recognized as the best of 2015.
B3, B66 and Julie Haeger with mystery man grace the 2016 edition.
Established in 1961 by US Sailing and sponsored by Rolex Watch, U.S.A. since 1980, the annual presentation of US Sailing’s Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards are considered the sport’s ultimate recognition of an individual’s outstanding on-the-water achievements for the calendar year. Annie is YotY
We made the cover of Journal Sentinel calendar
Look who plays in Honor of Nan and Gan
In a cool twist and memorial, two teams of boys played some ball during some unseasonably warm weather on Christmas Eve day. Team Nan took on Team Gan and ultimately prevailed by the score of 35-28. What mattered most however was the smiles and the memories of two of the giants of LBYC history.
Annie Haeger and Stephanie Roble Nominated for Rolex
The list is out, and both Stephanie and Annie are again on it! Continuing to bring glory to Beulah, they've both been nominated for US Sailing's highest honor, which Stephanie won last year. More on the award and all the nominees and some history and past winners can be found here: ROLEX.
Congratulations, Annie and Steph! Annie is in Rio now attending a regatta at the site of the 2016 Olympics. Steph just concluded the first Melges 20 event of the winter circuit winning the event in the role of strategist sailing with 13-year old Liam Kilroy. Last week she was 2nd in the Carlos Aguilar Matchracing event with fellow ILYA sailor Sally Barkow on the boat. She was beat by her significant other, Taylor Canfield. C'mon, Steph! Take him! Both sailors will be home on Beulah for the holidays.
Stephanie Roble added to Chicago YC Honor Roll
The kudos continue to roll in for local hero Stephanie Roble, as tonight she was added to the Honor Roll at the Chicago Yacht Club! Cheered on by Taylor and also her brother Brad and fellow Beulah-ites Ben, Andrew and Mark, another feather in Steph's cap.
New 2015-16 LBYC Officers
Commodore Vicki Bohl Vice Commodore Al Haeger
Rear Commodore Steve Barth Past Commodore Chris Kubicek
Secretary Bridgette Bonifield Treasurer Hardy Will
Social Chair Molly Barr House and Grounds John Porter
Yachtsman at Large Steve Rotier
2015 Champions Crowned
C fleet - Kent Haeger and Michael Greeson C Wed. Night - Christine McNeil/David Porter
MC fleet - John Porter MC Wed. Night - Keith Beren
X fleet - Patrick Schmidt and Jonah Boykin
X Weekday Series - Ryan Komas/Brian Zettlemoyer
Opti RWB - Jonah Boykin MC Masters - Jay Hiller
Opti Green - Alex Mueller MC Grandmaster - Al Haeger
Boiled Owls - Erin Sullivan MC Senior Master - Hardy Will
Katcha Achievement Award - Annie Haeger MC Old Salt - Bill Hudson
US Sailing Sportsmanship Award - Steph Roble
Berman Service - Candace Porter TEXT
LBSS Student of the Year - Erin Sullivan TEXT