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2013 NY State Championship Leg 1 - Report

After the great experience I had as the Blue Chip Mystery Guest last fall - I decided it would be fun to try to do some more E sailing. When I learned that there was a fleet on Keuka Lake (pretty near to my family's camp on Skaneateles Lake). In early summer, I asked Andy Burdick about the Keuka fleet and he put me in touch with Bob Cole. The rest of the story was pretty much a repeat of my great experience at the Blue Chip last summer (with a few twists). Bob found me a great boat and sails (loaned by Marc Tuner) and I spent a great weekend racing E Scows and hanging out with some fun folks at a historic yacht club alongside a beautiful lake. I talked my good friend and multihull expert Cam Lewis (we were teammates on the wing sailed catamaran, Stars & Stripes which won the America's Cup back in 1988) into flying in from Maine on his float plane so we had easy lake to lake transportation for the weekend. Cam and I traded off on the helm while my girlfriend, Miriam Torres had the fun of working the boards and hiking out on both sides of the boat (windward and leeward) as is the norm for lake sailing. We had a great time and I am more hooked than ever on the fun of racing an E Scow and hanging out with the great group of folks that sail in the fleet.


Peter Isler