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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

SEALARK FLIES TO A BI-STATE SWEEP & THE DISTANCE SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP

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).

Bi-State results

To St Joe:
1st  Sealark
2nd  Vytis
3rd  Y-Not

Return:
1st Sealark
2nd Flying Pig
3rd Y-Not



VINChicago Distance FINAL Standings:
1st  Sealark
2nd  Vytis 
3rd  Striking



Upcoming Events:

Sheldon Clark, September 13th
​The final race of the season where the Larsen Marine Weekend Warrior Series will be decided!​
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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!
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