USSCA President Rich Chapman Takes 2017 Midwest Regionals at Devils Lake
Posted September 17, 2017
By Doug Tagsold - DLYC Regatta Chairman
The Bruce Goldsmith Memorial Regatta, hosted by the Devils Lake Yacht Club of Manitou Beach, MI was the location for the Sunfish Midwest Regional No. 1 held on Sept, 16 and 17, 2017.
Under sunny skies and low 80's temperatures, Saturday's three races were sailed in light and shifty winds averaging 4-6 knots. The twenty two sailors sailed a twice around, windward - leeward course.
Sundays races started under similar conditions, but as the racing continued, the wind continued to fill in, building to 10 knots by end of the second race. With the ideal conditions, the race committee decided to add a third race on Sunday, allowing for racers score their best five races and drop their worst score for the series.