Charleston Lightning Fleet 429 had it's year-end awards ceremony today at Taco Boy over lunch. About a dozen people attended.
Fleet Championship trophies were awarded to:
Patrick Hogan and Nancy Hagood
The group also talked about things we could do to make 2013 even better. The main idea was that we travel as a block, whenever possible, to about 5 out of town regattas and announce our intentions so that others in the SELD also target those regattas. The top names that I heard were:
Deep South Regatta in Savannah (and the rest of the Southern Circuit)
Wilmington's June regatta
Wilmington's Atlantic Coast Championships
North American's in Connecticut
Augusta Halloween regatta
If you want to suggest other venues, everyone is open to suggestions.
Of course, the main in town regattas will be
Carolina — this event conflicts with the ACC's in Wilmington; so we should choose which to attend in 2013
It was great to see everyone. Greg Fisher mentioned that we might be able to have a cookout at the College of Charleston some time.
After 5 hard fought regattas, Lenny Krawcheck and crew won a tie beaker to take the 2012 Charleston Lightning Championship. Coming in second is Peter Hogan and Nancy Hagood. In third is Mark Marenakos. See the complete results online.
Trophies will be awarded when the custom engraving is completed.
The 2013 Charleston LIghtning Championship will kick off at the Hobcaw Regatta.
By placing 4th on Saturday, Charleston Dynamic Duo Joe Menis and Ryan Hamm, with crew Kit Menis, stepped into 1st place in the 2012 Charleston Harbor Championship. The championship is based on the 5 major Lightning races in Charleston, with one throw out.
The hunt remains close with the top 6 boats separated by just 6 points.
See the complete standings online.
Special thanks to Priscilla Parker for sharing her fantastic photos of the Charleston Lightning Fleet racing this past weekend at the Charleston Yacht Club Open Regatta.
Special thanks to Priscilla Parker for sharing her photos.
With 2 of the 5 regattas completed, Joe Menis and Ryan Hamm are off to a great start. They are followed by Lenny Krawcheck, Russ O’Reilly, Reggie Fairchild, and Mark Marenakos.
See the complete Charleston Lightning Fleet Championship standings online.
The next event is the Charleston Yacht Club Open in July.
Joe Menis asked me to say something smart about him. So here goes:
Yesterday, Joe, along with his wife Kit and co-owner Ryan Hamm, looked very SMART and FAST, finishing the day tied for first with Team O’Reilly. Today, however, belonged to Lenny Krawcheck and crew. When we sailed a sixth race, a throw out came into play, making Lenny look every bit the master he is.
The overall results were:
- Krawcheck 12
- O’Reilly 15
- Menis 21
- Marenakos 24
- Fairchild 25
- Kennon 25
- Walling 27
- Scarborough 31
- Tyner 33
- Sloger 36
- Moore 38
And here’s a cell phone photo if you want the details:
JIYC Open Regatta 2012 – Final Results for Lightning Class
Eight of the 20 boats racing at CYC-NC were from Charleston. We had a strong showing with 3 of the top 4 boats:
11 W Sloger
18 B Sloger
Final Results CYC-NC Lightning Regatta 2012
CYC-NC is an incredibly nice and fun place to sail and hang out. I encourage everyone from the Charleston Fleet to go to the regatta next yaer.
Special thanks to CYC-NC for another great regatta.
Mark Marenakos is the top Charleston boat at the Carolina Yacht Club Lightning Regatta at the end of racing on Saturday. Mark is just one point out of first place. Ezra Zankel is on the bow and Thomas Loutrel in middle for Mark.
Chris Hamilton is sailing a brand new Allen boat and doing quite well. He’s in 3rd place overall.
A total of 8 Charleston boats are at the regatta racing and enjoying the lovely and friendly CYC-NC. See the current standings in the picture below.
Preliminary Racing Results for Lightning Regatta at CYCNC 2012