2002 Cowtown Classic Regatta Results
Hoover YC, Columbus, OH

April 27 - 28, 2002


(Results and narrative submitted by Ron Stryker on April 29, 2002)

A forecasted front with 30 mph steady and gusts to 51mph motivated the 21 registered sailors to complete the six scheduled races (one discard) in a marathon series of shortened courses on Saturday. Shifty East 8-15 mph winds with gusts to 18 mph made local knowledge non-existent.

Three races were sailed in the morning followed by lunch during which the much needed masseuses were kept busy. The three afternoon races were completed in an increasing breeze with light rain topping off the final race.

What was slow: starting early; 720ís; shooting the wrong corner.

During the break between sailing and dinner, the Masters and GMís pretended to feel fine while the amateurs expressed feelings of being a bit sore. Quote of the day: "Iím tired". The prime rib dinner capped off a full day followed by the presentation of awards:

1st Dave Bandstra
2nd Ted Keller
3rd Glen Walborn
4th Phil Weiler
5th Curt Miller

1st Master Curt Miller
2nd Master Ron Stryker

1st Grand Master Doug Stryker

1st Mega Master George Fisher

1st Woman Judy Hearn

As we have done for the last 3 years, the Cowtown and Cowan Lake's "Cowan Scowin" regatta in October will be scored together with the winner taking the State of Ohio Championship.

Pl Skipper Div Club/ST Sail R 1 R 2 R 3 R 4 R 5 R 6 Total Blue Chip
Points
1 Dave Bandstra   SLYC/ MI 1852 1 2 2 5 1 1 7 1
2 Ted Keller   HYC/ OH 1898 2 1 1 1 4 2 7 0.5
3 Glen Walborn   SLYC/ MI 1859 3 9 5 2 10 4 23 0.5
4 Phil Weiler   CLSA/OH 1755 5 6 4 4 5 5 23 0.5
5 Curt Miller M GRYC/ MI 1701 8 5 8 12 2 8 31 1
6 Ron Stryker M HYC/ OH 1800 11 10 3 6 6 11 36 0.5
7 Mark White   HYC/ OH 1530 7 4 14 13 3 10 37  
8 Doug Stryker GM PLYC/ WI 1515 13 16 6 3 7 9 38 0.5
9 George Fisher MM HYC/ OH 1569 DNF 14 7 8 8 3 40 0.5
10 Doug Kiser M HYC/ OH 1400 4 13 10 9 11 13 47  
11 Carl Pratt GM CLSA/OH 1887 10 11 13 16 9 6 49  
12 Peter Cunningham   KLYC/NY 2131 15 3 11 15 17 7 51  
13 Bob Bellafronto M CLSA/OH 1797 6 12 19 11 12 14 55  
14 Ken Bandstra M SLYC/ MI 1770 12 7 12 10 15 19 56  
15 Mark Weaver   GRYC/ MI 92 9 18 16 7 16 12 60  
16 Judy Hearn W CLSA/OH 2020 14 8 9 17 13 17 61 0.5
17 Jack Sanderson M HYC/ OH 1625 16 15 15 14 14 15 73  
18 Jim Johannson GM TLYC/MI 2133 18 17 18 20 18 16 87  
19 John Bregel   HYC/ OH 1050 17 19 17 18 19 18 89  
20 Greg Sutton M CYC/MI 1889 19 20 DNF 19 DNF DNS 102  
21 Dan Gloeckner M HYC/ OH 1101 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 110