2002 Culver Fall Regatta Results
Maxinkuckee Yacht Club, Culver, IN
September 7 - 8, 2002

(Narrative and pictures submitted by Ed Fury on September 10, 2002; Results from Glen Walborn on September 16, 2002)

Culver, IN. Light winds and rum punch prevailed at the MYC Fall Regatta.

September 7 –8, 2002, a fleet of 27 C-Scows and 21 MC-Scows convened on the shores of beautiful lake Maxinkuckee for their annual fall regatta.

Friday afternoon, Eric Hood put on a great off-the-water clinic originally organized for MC’s but many C sailors attended, as well. Eric did a great job of tying in useful information for both fleets. Thanks to Eric, everyone learned a lot and appreciated the useful information.

Saturday’s racing was postponed until 2:00 p.m. when the wind came up enough to send the sailors out onto the water. One race in light and fluky conditions was completed in the only opportunity that would present itself all weekend. Joe Schaub battled it out with veteran C sailor Herbie Litzbarski. Joe came out on top with Herbie finishing second as well as taking home the Masters award. Chris Craig, John Cochran and Brian Brickler rounded out the top five.

The MC fleet was not as close as the C-Scow race. Eric Hood showed everyone what a thousand of hours of sailing a year can do for one’s results. Scott Caston came in second, followed by Bob Miller, Terry Adams and Fred Hillis. Bob Miller was the top Master.

The race committee, headed by PRO Allen Becker, did a great job setting a fair course considering the difficult conditions. The entire MC class finished but the wind shut off right after most of the C-fleet had finished. The sailors were rounded up and towed in to get ready for the evening’s events.

Maxinkuckee Yacht Club’s famous Chili-Cheeseburger Party was well attended by the sailors looking to ease the pain from the difficult day of sailing. There was plenty of rum punch, beer and food to help the sailors forget the lack of wind and 95 degree day. They all enjoyed sitting around a bonfire, listening to music and socializing as a slide show of the day’s events was projected on a C-Scow sail that hung from the trees. Special thanks to our sponsors Mount Gay Rum, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Kokomo IN and Culver Marina.

Pl Skipper Div Club/St Sail # R 1 Total BC Pts
1 Eric Hood Pro SLYC/MI 2084 1 1 1
2 Scott Caston   LMSC/IA 2065 2 2 0.5
3 Bob Miller GM BYSC/SC 2101 3 3 1
4 Terry Adams   CLYC/IN 2161 4 4 0.5
5 Fred Hillis M MYC/IN 1817 5 5 0.5
6 Gene Benedict     1792 6 6  
7 Dan Fink   LMYC/WI 2044 7 7  
8 Ted Obenour   CLYC/MI 1981 8 8  
9 Tom Tucker GM ILYC/MI 1819 9 9 0.5
10 Tom Wurster GM DLYC/MI 2159 10 10  
11 Tom Wilfert   OLYC/WI 2151 11 11  
12 Dave Francowiak   MYC/IN 2026 12 12  
13 Glen Walborn   SLYC/MI 1859 13 13  
14 Bruce Matasick M   2039 14 14  
15 Mark Wilfert   OLYC/WI 1659 15 15  
16 Dick Booth GM ILYC/MI 1064 16 16  
17 Fred Wurster GM MYC/IN 1550 17 17  
18 Jack Kern GM RCYC/TX 2148 18 18  
19 Greg Hildebrand   MYC/IN 672 19 19  
20 Greg Sutton M CYC/MI 1889 20 20  
21 Fred Lewis M   2183 21 21