Fleet Captain's Report
The 41st Annual Fleet 387 Tune-Up Regatta was held May 20, 2006. The Lansing Sailing Club was host to three visiting boats and six home club boats. We ran a one day format (Saturday only) that included six races with one throw-out. Trophies were awarded through fifth place.
Clear skies, sun, temperatures in the mid-sixties was the weather for the day. Winds ranged from 8-12 for the morning three races, then picked-up to the mid-twenties by the end of the afternoon session. Mant skippers endoured "auto-tacks" as the wind shifted as much as 30 degrees.
As the fleet finished for the day, there was whistling in the rigging (low thirties). Race 6 saw two boats retire from equipment failures and two others capsized during down-wind jibes. Sid Mook, Olaf Messerschmit, Jim Davidson, and Neil Harrison served as race committee.
Tom Klaban and his sons, Eric and Brian from the Pontiac Yacht Club, were unfazed by the Lake Lansing weather. They scored six first-place finishes in "Overdrive".
Runner-up was Chris Jacobsen with Zack Bowish and Tom Hernick from the Bay City Yacht Club. They scored 2,4,3,2,5, and 2 for the day with the 5th place as the throw-out. They sailed in Chris's newest version of "Fastidiots".
Home crew Blaine Severin, Julie Pierce, and Tom Deits sailed "Unidentified Flying Pigasus" to third place with scores of 3,2,4,5,3 and 3. They were awarded the Fleet 387 Transom Award for best of the home fleet.
Larry Koster, Gary Marx, and M.S. Jost took fourth place in "Shigumi" with
4,5,2,4,2 and DNF on the day. Larry was awarded the MSU Cup for the best Michigan State University Alumnus in skipper position. Larry is a long-time member of LSC.
Mike Moody in "Moody's Booty" took the fifth place trophy along with Jamie Rasmussen and Doug Crawford with the scores of 7,3,6,3,7 and DNF. Mike is a long-time member of LSC.
Nobody complained about the lack of wind!
Blaine Severin Fleet 387 Captain