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Day-1 ILYA Invite at Lake Geneva

Friday, July 11, 2014
30 boats braved the challenges of Lake Geneva wind shifts in a nice 7-12 mph breeze. The range was in the neighborhood of 220 degrees to 180. Had to mention that before saying that Vincent Porter and team,Coye Harrett and, Clifford Porter won all three races. An absolutely impressive showing against some great sailing talent. 

In the first race Vincent led all the way after getting a good middle position start and finding a good port tack slant up the lake that kept him lifting off the boats to leeward. At the first mark after Vincent it was Derek Packard M-87, Scott Young sailing the newest Melges boat I-1. Lee Alnes (W-25) and Augie Barkow V-37. The race was 60 minutes long and the positions of the top 5-6 boat didn't change  too much with Vincent winning, followed by Derek Packard M-87, Young, Barkow, Schoor. Brian Porter worked through the fleet after restarting - 22 at the first mark and 11th by the next upwind mark, finishing 10th. Unfortunately Young (I-1) was OCS and did not restart. Another boat that worked though the fleet was Peter Maas X-20 going from 27 to 11th at the finish.

The second race was another 6 legs, lasting 55 minutes, with some pretty big shifts. The first mark was set at about 180 degrees. Peter Strothman (I-9) rounded first and hung on for most the race, but was passed on the  last leg by Vincent I-2 and Augie V-37. Brian Porter I-49 worked past a boat each leg to finish 4th followed by Young I-1. Frank Davenport I-303 dropped a few boats after being in 3rd at the first mark  but still finished 7th.

In the third race the wind went back to the 210 heading. The legs were a mile long and the course was a W7 with Vincent finishing in 80 minutes. Scott Young I-1 was steady in their movement through the fleet going from 14th to 5th to 4th and finishing 2nd. A few boats at the top at the first mark dropped significantly which opened up some room for other to place better. Dave Strothman benefited as did Young I-1, Packard M-87, Alnes W-25.

After three races:
 
 
1 I- 2 Vincent Porter Lake Geneva 1 1 1
2 V- 37 August Barkow Pewaukee 2 2 3
3 I- 9 Pete Strothman Lake Geneva Yacht Club 6 3 8
4 I- 49 Brian Porter LGYC 9 4 4
5 M- 87 Derek Packard Minnetonka 3 8 7
6 X- 20 Peter Maas Pine 11 9 5
7 W- 25 Lee Alnes White Bear Yacht Club 4 11 14
8 I- 10 Scott Ripkey LGYC 10 14 6
9 H- 7 Lon Schoor Mendota 5 15 13
10 M- 5 John Wicks Minnetonka 8 18 9
11 I- 1 Scott Young Austin Yacht Club 32/OCS 5 2
12 H- 13 Patrick Heaney Mendonta Yacht club 12 6 23
13 H-11 Lance Puccio Mendota 7 19 16
14 I-303 Frank Davenport Lake Geneva 26 7 10
15 I-333 Frank Davenport Geneva 15 13 17
16 M- 10 David Strothman Minnetonka 16 21 11
17 V- 27 Matt Peterson Pewaukee 13 12 25
18 J- 25 Tom Castle Oshkosh 14 22 15
19 H- 8 Tim/Hugh Sugar Mendota 18 17 20
20 M- 20 Ben Burgum Minnetonka 32/DNF 10 18
21 I- 22 Mike Gannon Lake Geneva 21 27 12
22 D- 3 Mark Hetzler DLYC 17 25 22
23 I- 88 Steven Lyon Lake Geneva 23 24 19
24 H- 3 Phil Morley Mendota Yacht Club 20 20 26
25 D- 44 Shaun Sherry DLYC 25 16 27
26 X- 4 Elizabeth Harned Pine Lake 19 28 21
27 H- 88 Phil Zalog Mendota YC 22 23 29
28 M-51 Danielle Lindeman Minnetonka 24 26 24
29 I- 5 Paul Lyon Geneva 32/DNS 32/DNS 28
30 I- 13 Robert Youngquist Lake Geneva 32/DNS 32/DNS 32/DNS
30 I- 71 Kenneth Wruk LGYC 32/DNS 32/DNS 32/DNS