Herb Dreher Wins 2nd Annual V36 Open

Great fall weather with very light winds and long race times made for a 6 race regatta. Jim Linville, due to receiver problems, had to retire early, however the other 5 skippers continued through less than ideal conditions. Herb Dreher again takes first with Cliff Martin just behind. Chris O’Brien, sailing Cliff’s other boat, came in third, followed by Rick Laird ( fourth) and Rick Gates ( fifth). Due to Jim Linville’s radio problems, Jim rounded out the field in sixth.

Jim Linville (6), Cliff Martin (2), Herb Dreher (1), Rick Laird (4), Chris O’Brien (3)

Jim Linville (6), Cliff Martin (2), Herb Dreher (1), Rick Gates (5), Rick Laird (4)

(Took 2 pictures because someone had to take the picture!)

Herb wins twice again!

EC-12 R3 and R4 were held today with 3 skippers ( 4th boat scratched due to ripped sail). Herb again takes 1st for both 12 race regattas! Mark Fleckenstein came in second in both regattas with Rick Gates and Chris O’Brien rounding out the field sharing a boat after missing multiple races due to a sheet failure. Conditions were less than ideal with weed patches peppering the modified course. Winds, although rather light, were fairly steady but shifty. Wind shifts were a deciding factor in several heats, making for interesting spectating.