2000 Cowan Scowin' Regatta Results
Race 1 - SSE 5 mph & cloudless sky
A modified Olympic course was set by our very capable committee, the Cowan Lake Lightning Fleet. Homelake advantage proved true as Phil Weiler (1st) and Carl Pratt (2nd) led Glen Walborn (3rd) and Cowan's Bob Bellafronto (4th) across the line in increasing winds.
Race 2 - South 5 - 8 mph
When we woke on Sunday morning, three Columbus sailors (Brian Pace, Mark White, and Doug Keiser were vying for the Cowbutt Trophy, with Phil Weiler and Bob Bellafronto within striking distance. A super "Cowabunga" breakfast complete with an eggs, cheese and sausage "Strata" fueled us for Races 4 and 5, the deciding races of the regatta. Two modified Olympic courses were sailed in light air 5-8 mph. In a must-do effort, Phil Weiler won them both. Bob Bellafronto, Mark White and Brian Pace put in strong showings but when the dust settled, Phil Weiler's three bullets gave him the winning margin and the hometown boy assured that the "Cowbutt" would stay at Cowan Lake until next fall.
The trophies were presented after pull-out and lunch. Glen Walborn, who was kind enough to bring the "Cowbutt" all the way from Spring Lake Michigan personally handed it to its new caretaker, Phil Weiler, winning his 1st regatta. The other results: 2nd - Mark White, 3rd - Brian Pace, 4th (and 1st Master) - Bob Bellafronto, 5th - Doug Keiser. CLSA Commodore, Judy Hearn, won the 1st Womens prize.
Ron Stryker of Hoover Lake Fleet 54 presented the Ohio Trophy based on the combined results of both fleets' regattas. Bob Bellafronto left the lake with two trophies for his efforts.