And then....its over
Another Hummer is in the history books, marking the end of a successful season for the Sylvan Lake Sailing Club. Despite the cool weather on Sunday, the conditions for sailing were nearly perfect
with steady breeze making for some excellent racing.
At its conclusion the End-of-Summer-Hummer featured 9 races with the Leau Rider team of Don Ulsifer, Norma Turner, Joe Gathercole and Pat Blinkhorn winning 7 of the 9 races with a display of skill
and teamwork which clearly was the class of Division 1 this year. Congratulations Leau Rider! Full Tilt Boogie once again performed well to take second place, followed by Grayling in third.
In the Division 2 racing, Altered States including helmsman Nick Partridge, Deb Russel, Brent Chalmers and Sara Hewitt took first place. Tippie Canoe took second place, and Star Reach placed
In addition to her teams strong performance on Tippie Canoe, skipper Val Knebel won the "prestigious" Winch Wench of the year award for the female racer in the club showing a dedication to the sport
and the club, playing an active role in club events and most importantly helping to introduce the club to new members. Val's crew featured three new visitors to the club the season and we look
forward to seeing Brian, Hillary and Temple back for more fun in 2016.
as the regatta Chair I would like to thank the many people who volunteered to help out and make the event a success. Specifically Bryon and Sue Farguson for organizing all of the food for both Friday
and Saturday nights, Barry and Colin Tee, Jeremy Kevnick and the Full Tilt support team for their endless support of the club's social functions. Special thanks to Marg Phelan who helped out with the
bar on Friday and may just have sold enough wine to turn this year's event into a money maker!!
huge thanks to our race committee as always for an exceptional job throughout the weekend. Lisa, Chad, Bob G, Whaler Bob, Craig, Andy and everyone else, we couldn't have done it with out
next season....keep your sails trimmed!