He was introduced as that "devil" from Devil's Lake but only because he seems to have supernatural powers. Dan Norton fought off several close challengers but won seven out of the nine races anyway at the OktoberFast Midwest Regional Championship #2
The weather was a bit crazy. Saturday, the winds kept shifting. Sometimes there was no wind at all. One race didn’t even finish in time. Sunday had its own issues with morning fog threatening, then delaying, then returning mid-races so navigation was, at times, by compass.
Opening Saturday dawned with a steady rain that was forecast to have thunderstorms and is believed that forecast caused many sailors to choose to stay home. The Sunfish and Lightning faithful, however, gathered once again for this longstanding regatta to sail and race, then later share memories of long time Devils Lake Yacht Club member and sailing champion Bruce Goldsmith.