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Digital Reaches - January 6th

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
January 6, 2016
 
I hope everyone is looking forward to a great new year of E-Scow sailing. One way to start the new year off is to take a road trip to Strictly Sail in Chicago. See what's new and start thinking about what will make the new year better than the last. While you are at it, make sure to stop by the Melges booth to say hello. 


Sam Rogers at the helm


Mark your Calendar!

While I have you thinking about the 2016 season, make sure you put a priority on attending the National Championship Regatta which will be hosted by the Minnetonka Yacht Club the weekend after Labor Day. Sam Rogers is the regatta chairperson and he has already been busy planning for the event. This is going to be another huge fun event that Minnetonka is famous for.

 


Who's going to be hot in 2016?

The National Rankings were really close last year. Here are the top 25.
Don't see your name,  Take a look at the entire rankings. The link includes all the details for each regatta.
 
 
Rank
Sail# Skipper Points
1 I-1 Harry Melges IV 244
2 I-2 Vincent Porter 238
3 I-9 Peter Strothman 237
4 M- 87 Derek Packard 227
5 MA-11 Peter Hurley 211
6 T-17 Chad Hillyer 209
7 I-7 T Freytag 207
8 W-160 Charlie Igo 203
9 W- 25 Lee Alnes 203
10 I-49 Brian Porter 201
11 M- 9 Thomas Burton 200
12 M- 10 David Strothman 190
13 V-37 August Barkow 188
14 H-7 Lon Schoor 187
15 CR-66 Rob Terry 184
16 T-73 Jeff Bonanni 183
17 WH-77 Tom Munroe 175
18 BH-22 Bobby Koar 168
19 I-17 Aandrew Fox 163
20 T-76 Kyle Rogachenko 163
21 M- 3 Chris Jewett 161
22 W-41 Wheeler Morris 161
23 H-13 Patrick Heaney 160
24 CH-6 Rick Turner 159
25 M- 42 Sam Rogers 156
 
Then there are those that just can't seem to get enough of a good thing - check out the Road Warrior Rankings for last year. Again, the link includes all the details for each regatta.  I'll admit that 2015 might have been a bit much even for me - but I have already marked my calendar and am looking forward to attending these four fun events: Wawasee Spring regatta, the ILYA Invite on my home lake (Mendota),  the new WMYA Invite at Charlevoix, and of course the National Champs at Minnetonka. [note to the H-7 Crew - better mark your calendars too.]
 
Here are the top 25 Road Warriors for 2015:
 
Rank Sail# Skipper Points
1 H-7 Lon Schoor 311
2 I-1 Harry Melges IV 287
3 I-2 Vincent Porter 285
4 I-9 Peter Strothman 285
5 M- 87 Derek Packard 275
6 T-17 Chad Hillyer 253
7 I-7 T Freytag 253
8 W-160 Charlie Igo 251
9 WH-77 Tom Munroe 249
10 I-49 Brian Porter 242
11 W- 25 Lee Alnes 240
12 I-17 Andrew Fox 225
13 CR-66 Rob Terry 223
14 MA-11 Peter Hurley 211
15 T-73 Jeff Bonanni 209
16 H-88 Phil Zalog 208
17 T-76 Kyle Rogachenko 205
18 H-13 Patrick Heaney 205
19 M- 9 Thomas Burton 200
20 BH-22 Bobby Koar 191
21 M- 10 David Strothman 190
22 V-37 August Barkow 188
23 LA-99 Dave Magno 174
24 M- 3 Chris Jewett 161
25 W-41 Wheeler Morris 161