Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Lightning Action


We at Montreal Sailing are getting used to seeing Lightnings on the racecourses again. Mysteriously, none were evident for the beginning of Sailweek this weekend. Was the prospect of real lightning to come later in the day giving caution? Was it the big wind on Saturday that scared them off? Of course not! A posse of 9 Lightning sailors left Montreal this past week end to ride the Canadian Open Championship at the Buffalo YC in Ontario. The regatta took place in 10-20 knot winds and sunny skies. Top guns of Montreal would definitely be the team of Jamie Allen, Jay Deakin and Marc Littee. They placed 5th overall amongst a prestigious fleet of sailors, beating many marshals of the class. Top three were
  1. Ched Proctor, Jay Mueller, and Jim Barnash (Southport, CT)
  2. David Starck, Jody Starck, and Ian Jones (Buffalo, NY
  3. Marcus Eagan, Marc Eagan, and Kippy Champerlin (New Orleans, LA)