Beulah X fleet goes to Quads, takes bullets, wins Volleyball
Beulah X fleet travelled up the road to Nagawicka for the Quad Lakes
regatta Monday and Tuesday. Brooke and Ryan Komas had a furious
last-beat rally to take the last race on day one, and John Barr and Gabe
DiBiase went big right the first beat and took a commanding lead and
led the fleet around the course in very convincing fashion to take the
last bullet of the event on Tuesday! Both finished in the top 5, and
Beulah also brought back home the coveted Quad Lakes volleyball trophy!
MC drops the HAMMER
Local hero Mary Claire Kiernan
and her crew, Elizabeth Pemberton, competed in Club 420s at the 2013
U.S. Junior Women's Double handed Championship for the Ida Lewis Trophy,
competing with 38 of the nation's top junior women sailors. After
two days of on the water clinics instructed by USA National coaches,
the ladies completed a total of eight races over the course of three
days. On the final morning they really put it in gear with a race win
and a deuce to get close and finished the event tied for fourth! Alas
the tiebreaker went against them and so they were officially fifth.
Awesome results on the national stage! MC is off to Tufts in the fall
to continue her sailing career.
X fleet travels to Pine for TRAP
The Beulah X fleet
spent the week dodging raindrops and thunderstorms while getting covered
with mud and waiting for wind, and also did some sailing. In the
Senior edition, Mary and Annie Berg led the charge with a consistent
series and overall 3rd place finish, while Brooke and Ryan Komas took a
race win and 6th overall. They left and the Juniors came on, and it was
really a battle with the weather - at Pine from noon Wednesday through
the end of the Thursday and the only completed races were three on
Thursday morning. Caroline and Kendall were the top Beulah boat as they
brought the 217 home in 5th overall, followed closely by Brigit and
John Berg riding the 66 to 7th and Patrick and Jonah on the 77 rounding
out the Beulah money-winners in 9th. Back to Beulah for some fleet
racing, and then off to Nagawicka for Quads! (click for bigger winner
Beulah welcomes OPTI fleet for LBSS Opti Regatta
For many years now
the Lake Beulah Sailing School has picked a Monday in June to invite
opti sailors from all over the area to come and race. Today is that
Monday! This event is prelude to the ILYA Opti Championship that we're
hosting in July. It's early and the sun hasn't come out yet but we've a
spirited group and the breezes are in the trees-es! On the RWB side,
there were a total of 55 racers, they got in 3 races and Henry Chapman
took the title. Over on the Green course there were 25 junior racers
and a total of 6 races sailed, with Fritz Simon taking the top spot!
Results are posted. GREEN RWB Pictures
Ben Porter/Joe Kutsch win National Champs in A Scow with Burdick Team
The I-28 Silverhawk
repeated as National Champions in the A Scow. Beulah sailors repeated on
the boat owned by Geneva's Terry Blanchard and skipper Andy Burdick.
Past LBYC member Peter Keck is also on the boat along with Joe's
girlfriend Molly Forbes as the seventh. Also attending the event were
John and David Porter on the ill-fated White Magic who lost a mast in
dramatic fashion when it exploded downwind.
Annie Haeger is Ranked #1 in World now
The most recent international rankings have Annie
Haeger and Briana Provancha in first place in tthe women's 470 class.
Haeger returns home for less than a month after traveling to events in
Europe in May and June. She returns to Europe in July to rejoin the
world's finest sailors.
C Nationals - Haeger and Roble take Second
Will Haeger and Brad Roble were
runnerups in the C National Championship Regatta held on Pewaukee June
14-16. Haeger won on overall points but with a throwout he and Roble
found themselves behind Leif and Erik Evensen of LaBelle. Haeger and
Roble won a race and had no race below 12th. He was the second junior
since Evensen is also a youth sailor. Haeger comes off a successful
college year at Tufts where he earned All-American honors as a junior
and was also the National Collegiate Matchracing Champ. Watch out Beulah
Not to be outdone, his dad Kent was
third overall with Mike Greeson as crew. Kent was the top master. He
finished the event after the throwouts with no race below 10th. It was a
great event with Beulah the largest represented fleet. Beulah had
sailors on the water and RC on the course. Frank Davenport and Ronnie
Jarecki placed 15th. The Davenport brothers had one close race following
each other in as high as 3rd and 4th for most of the race.
Top master, Kent Haeger, shown to the right. Christine Porter was top female skipper.
Frank Davenport was awarded the Road Warrior award indicating the
highest finishing skipper attending the most regattas. Overall winner
were Leif and Erik Evensen of LaBelle which marks the first time a
junior has won this event. Evensen sailed for Wisconsin and Will (still
in college) sails for Tufts demonstrating what our strong junior
programs are producing these days. Many junior sailors were present as
the C fleet continues its strong promotion to the graduating X sailors.
Watch for the C fleet to compete at
the ILYA Invitational and WYA C in July and early August. the Inland
Champs occur in mid-August at Okoboji. IA
Roble is US Women's Matchracing Runnerup
The US Sailing Women's Matchracing
Champs were held in Chicago at Steph Roble's "home" course, June 13-16.
With a team of four other sailors, Roble
led the event on day one. Round two and the finals saw her lose to the
overall winner, Jenn Wilson, also from Chicago. Roble travels next
to Denmark for more matchracing competition.
We have one in the lot and one at the crane and Luca is in the house!
Y'all get on down here! If you can't, click here for results: RESULTS
Sails proudly displayed a red drop
on the leech this weekend to support Kevin Brickler who was diagnosed
with leukemia Memorial Day weekend. Kevin will be in Froedtert Hospital
for an estimated six weeks. You can follow his progress on a website
called the Caring Bridge where Molly posts each night and also has
posted a calendar for requested assistance. Their many friends have
rapidly volunteered for all the June tasks. Our prayers are with the
Brickler family - Kevin and Molly, Adele and Crosby along with his
brother Brian and family and Gil Brickler. The C fleet party this year
will invite all the club to a FUNdraiser for Kevin and Molly.
Two More All-Americans - Will Haeger and Colin Smith Named to Coed Team
Little Lake Beulah now boasts three
All-Americans this year as Will Haeger (Tufts) and Colin Smith (Brown)
were named May 30th to the 2013 team. Haeger is a junior and Smith a
senior. Congratulations to our fine, fine sailors.
Annie Haeger/Briana Provancha Take Silver at Delta Lloyd
In the second
European international event of the season, the top American 470 team of
Haeger/Provancha moved from 4th to silver in the final medal round.
Haeger was sailing a new boat in the Netherlands and quickly adjusted to
the new boat and rig. Congrats to Team HP.
Steph Hudson Named Women's College All-American
College finished the year with a fourth place overall award but Beulah
sailor Steph Hudson was rewarded for her year's sailing with an
All-American title. Hudson finished 9th in A Division while her B
teammate finished 2nd. Hudson, however, won the qualifying event to
attend the national event. Congratulations, to Hudson who follows in the
steps of Steph Roble and Annie Haeger as Women's All-Americans. Next up
will be George Kutsch in college team racing along with Colin Smith.
They will be joined by Will Haeger in college Co-ed nationals next week. Last year Joe Kutschenreuter was named Co-ed All-American.
Steph Roble Wins First International Matchracing Event of Season
Steph Roble traveled to St. Quay,
France along with her crew of Maggie Shea, Meg Six and Janel Zarkowsky
in the Women's International Match Racing Series. She returns home with
a third place finish. In
the field of ten teams, eight skippers were ranked in the top ten and
three were 2012 Olympians. The strong competition and full slate of
teams are both very promising signs for the WIMR series, which has four
more stops- Korea, Denmark, New York, and Sweden-and an overall prize
purse of $50,000.00. Roble will not compete in all the events but
has chosen those events as funding permits. To contribute to Epic
Racing's campaign, go here Donate.
Roble is Top-10 Ranked in US. Haeger is Top Five in World!
USSailing has released the latest US Match Race Rankings, and our very own Steph Roble is ranked #4 woman and #7 overall! Click here for the full Rankings Annie Haeger found herself moving from 23rd to 4th in the World in the latest ISAF rankings in Women's 470s.