It's On to the Olympics!!!
In the tightest race imaginable for the Olympic berth, with the need for a tie breaker, Steph Roble and Maggie Shea beat two prior Olympians in her bid for the Olympics in Tokyo. This event was not for the feint at heart as Roble and Hencken traded good days. It was Roble's consistency versus Hencken's ability to finish top five on any day. What it was? Nerveracking for those of us at home! It all came down to the Medal Race on Saturday ) yesterday evening in Australia. With the two neck and neck at the last leeward mark, there was some contact, Roble was the beneficiary of that incident and went on to WIN, yes, WIN the medal race. And it would take that to earn the Olympic Berth. Roble-Shea is the first American team to win a medal at a World Championship in this class. The gritty team took home the bronze medal.
So, Lake Beulah, take pride that in two successive Olympics, Kent Haeger's little band of ragamuffins who sailed in Optis around the world are proud Olympians carrying the Beulah banner high! Watch for more news as it is released. You may message them congratulations on the Roble Shea Facebook page.
Steph Roble and Maggie Shea are currently at the 2020 World Championship in Geelong, Australia. This is the second and final qualifying event for the US berth to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. You can follow along HERE. For more information on the qualifying system, look HERE. Steph and Maggie will have to beat the other American team by 4 places to get the US spot. Good luck Steph and Maggie! We are all cheering you on!
Innovation is a team effort. Kilroy Realty and US Sailing showcase their innovative partnership through a progressive video in San Francisco at Kilroy’s 100 First Street offices. Featuring up-close, extremely high definition footage of US Sailing Team members Stephanie Roble and Maggie Shea, the result is as close as you can get to world-class sailing without getting wet. Full article HERE
LBYC 2019 Champions
Ashley Mueller, Opti Champ
Ashley Mueller and Maggie Probst, X Champs
Chris Kubicek, MC Champ
Kent Haeger and Mike Greeson, C Champs
Straight out of the X boat, Augie Jarecki won the regatta sailing with parents Ron and Andrea. The right hand photo shows how close racing really can be. Augie is shown in B-22 finishing inches in front of Frank Davenport who tied with Jareckis for the regatta win. Augie won the tiebreaker due to this race win. Congrats, Augie.
Will Haeger Presented Edmund Pillsbury Award for the ILYA Sailor of the Year
Will Haeger won the ILYA C Championship with straight 1's, a feat rarely accomplished at any level of regatta or series; yet, Haeger commanded control of the large and competitive ILYA C Championship fleet. For his efforts, Will was awarded the prestigious Pillsbury Trophy by Past ILYA Commodore David Porter. The award was a surprise to Haeger who thought he was attending a birthday party for his brother Kent. Assisting in the ruse was Kate Klement , the last prior recipient of the award.
Prior Beulah recipients (quite a list for a small ILYA club):
1976 Scott Hudson
2001 Peter Keck
2004 Zack Clayton
2006 Joe Kutschenreuter
2009 Kate Klement
and now 2019 Will Haeger
Annemarie Probst, Ben Porter and Frank Davenport Win Nan Norris Beulah C Challenge
Vicki Clayton won the Dorn Memorial MC regatta with a nail biting last race. Jay Hiller was leading the regatta with one race left 2 points ahead of Vicki. Vicki won the last race solidifying her victory as several boats finished between her and Hiller. The results were tight with Jay Hiller finishing second - 3 points behind Vicki, and Vicki's dad, Rob in third place - only 5 points behind her. 4 races were sailed over the two days to make a great event. Vicki is the second woman to win the Dorn behind Stephanie Roble (who co-skippered the regatta with Annie Haeger) in 2008 . What great company to be a part of! Vicki Clayton Olympics Paris 2024?
Martin Barr Wins Maxinkuckee; John Barr - 5th
Martin Barr, skipper; Brian Barr, event chair and third place skipper; Cullen Barr, crew for Martin
John and Michael Barr with Uncle Brian
Adele Brickler (left) was awarded the Harken Sailor of the Day in the RWB Fleet at USODA Midwest Champs and Macy Neudorff was presented with the Sportsmanship Award for the RWB fleet at the same event.
Will Haeger and Brad Roble WIN C Scow Inlands!
Commodore - Mike Greeson
Vice Commodore - Kevin Brickler
Rear Commodore - Randy Schmidt
Past Commodore - Joe Skotarzak
Secretary - Marie LeRoy
Treasurer - Candace Porter
House and Grounds - Greg Thomas
Social - Julie Haeger
Yachtsman at Large - Rob Clayton
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