Friday, May 02, 2008

Feel Good Friday

Feel good story:

What does a fleet (Carlyle Sailing Association's #266 outside of St. Louis) do when their home (Carlyle Lake) is so flooded you can't hold your annual event (the Mid-Continent Lighting Regatta)? You move it up the highway 2 hours to Lake Decatur, to Fleet 74, where you've competed for decades. This past weekend, the great folks at Commodore Decatur Yacht Club worked with members of Lighting Fleet 266 to move and host the Mid-Continent regatta under cool, shifty and very puffy conditions. The event went off without a hitch thanks to EVERYONE getting involved from both fleets to make it happen. The event was dominated by Dan Moriarty with crew members Tobi Moriarty and Rick Bernstein who finished with an impressive 1, 1, 1, 1, 4. Matt Burridge from CSA was 2nd despite a capsize, followed by Sheboygan's Todd Wake 3rd; Bill Faude from Chicago 4th and Terry Burke from CSA 5th. It just goes to show, it's not the venue, it's the people that participate that make great events greater.

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