Bi-State winds provided a fast ride to Michigan for the 50th running of race to St. Joseph. Sealark got out early at the boat, followed closely by Flying Pig--with Vytis at the pin end and the rest of the fleet in between. With the T-10 Fleet out of the way (due to a general recall) it was a drag race across the lake as the southeasterly winds ranged from 8 to 18 kts, but let the fleet lay the finish on starboard. Sealark found the diabolically placed quick flash pin first in 6:24 with Vytis and Y-Not finishing 2nd and 3rd. On the return trip, sunny skies met the racers for a second drag-race home. The southwesterly 8 to 14 kts kept the average pace above 6 kts and brought the fleet back to Chicago in time for cocktails and an early supper. Sealark again crossed first, followed by Flying Pig and Y-not.
The win gave Sealark the overall series title (having scored three bullets). Vytis finished second overall, winning the tie-breaker against Striking (third overall) and against Phantom (4th overall).
To St Joe:
2nd Flying Pig
VINChicago Distance FINAL Standings:
Sheldon Clark, September 13th
The final race of the season where the Larsen Marine Weekend Warrior Series will be decided!
Goose Island Amateur Night Race, September 17th
Join Here's Johnny, Sealark, The Asylum and Vytis in supporting fleet 5 sponsor Goose Island's Amateur Night Race. Enjoy casual beer can style racing with a few Goose Island Brewery crew members and a free Goose Island pour and taco bar at Columbia YC after. Hope to see you there!