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U.S. Junior Olympics Sailing Festival 2001
A Huge Success!

Wayzata Yacht Club greeted over 100 sailors from throughout the Midwest, June 22-24, for US Sailing’s Junor Olympic Festival sponsored by West Marine. Opening ceremonies began with the local Wayzata Color Guard, greetings from the mayor, and an introduction from Betsy Alison (Newport, RI), five-time Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year and one of the world’s top sailors. Alison served as a special guest coach for the weekend. Attendance this year was up over 30% from the previous Junior Olympics Festival held at the club and included large contingents of youth sailors from the Chicago area. Alison was quick to comment on how much fun this event is on Lake Minnetonka. “The Junior Olympic Festivals do so much to foster enthusiasm in sailing, boost confidence levels of young kids, and give them the chance to compete in a non-threatening environment.”

Cappy Capper of the Lake Minnetonka Sailing School saw many of his students excel at the event. He was quick to comment on the gratitude of all the kids and that this is not just any regatta, but an event that really encourages kids to focus on their dreams and aspirations. “This has been a truly successful grass roots level program of US Sailing and it’s growing the sport,” commented Capper.

David Jcrominski (Oak Creek, WI), silver medal winner of the 420 class, said a highlight of the event was “letting my crew get experience since it was his first regatta,” although he was also happy that “We got a first after taking 12th for two years.” brian Pannier (Lake Forest, IL) won the Optimist Green Fleet, for the youngest sailors. Catherine Carstens (Lake Forest, IL) finished second, and Robbie Allen (Deephaven, MN) took the bronze medal. Local sailor Jessica Haverstock of the Minnetonka Yacht Club wond the Optimist fleet for older kids (10-14). Gordy Lamphere and Andy Camarda, both from the Columbia Yacht Club of Chicago, rounded out the top three. Jessica really showed “the necessary discipline, maturity and ability to always think ahead when racing,” according the Betsy Alison after watching her race during the weekend. Minnetonka Yacht Club sailors Lindsey Allen and Ryan McNaught (both from Deephaven, MN) finished first and second in the Laser Radial fleet (Laser sailboats with smaller sails). Christopher Pinahs of Delafield, IL finished third. The Laser event, and Olympic class boat, was eventually won by Graham Erwin (Wayzata, MN) with 16 points, but not before closely fighting with Amanda Allen (Plymouth, MN) and David Onan (Shorewood, MN), who eventually took second and third, with 21 and 22 points, respectively. Alison was especially impressed with the competition in the Laser fleet commenting, “The top of laser fleet was real competitive with lots of lead changes.” Adele Wilhelm and Nicole Rothstein (Chicago, IL) won the gold medal in the Club 420, a popular double-handed boat used in college racing. David Jerominski and Maxx Berkowski (Oak Creek, MI) finished second with 18 points and the team of Lindsey Duda and Maggie Lumkes (Chicago, IL) finished thired with 20 points.

Complete results can be found at, which also provides a link to event photographs taken by Joe Steel and Tim Altier.

Shell Lake July 3rd Celebration Regatta
by Tom Scott

The 2nd Shell Lake July 3rd Celebration Sailing Regatta had 11 boats entered (9 different designs) of which 9 were from out of town. Our Chief Official, Dennis Wagner, from Minneapolis, MN. changed the course a little at the start because of a 90 degree wind change and it made for an exciting race. I think he did a great job and hope to get him back next year.


1) Steve Parsons, Spooner, WI.
2) Mark Muraski, Spooner, WI.
3) Jerry Okonek, Spooner, WI.

1) Tom LeMire, Somerset, WI.
2) Mike Jorgenson, Hayward, WI.
3) Thom Burns, Minneapolis, MN

1) Jim Crandall, Drummond, WI.
2) Dennis Anderson, Minnetonka, MN.
3) Gary Vig, Cumberland, WI.

Check our new and improved Sailing Home page being worked on by Dr. Brian Janz under It will appear on the sailing page in the near future. I think that you will be impressed and there are some sailing pictures of the above race on the site. Hope to see you on the water.

2001 Chicago to Mackinac

The race was a fairly typical Mackinac. Dire pre race forecasts lacking winds fortunately did not materialize. The race began with boats sailing upwind in light air. The early choice was to hug the Illinois shore or tack into the lake.

The first night saw a continued building of the wind as spinnakers were set. As the first night continued, so did the fleet’s track towards the Michigan shore.

What had been a race with few chances to make a big move became a new game. From the Manitou Islands on, passing lances declined. To Greys Reef was a fast white sail reach. From Greys Reef in was a true beat.
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