2000 J/22 Lake George Open

September 16-17, 2000, hosted by the Lake George Club
Place
Sail No.
Boat Skipper/Crew Fleet
1
2
3
4
5
Total
1
489
Mo Money K. Doyle / Snyder / Reese Youngstown
1
1
3
2
3
10
2
1026
Elmo C. Doyle / Matthews / Hays Youngstown
14
2
1
5
2
24
3
1208
Just Add Water Pawlowski / Pawlowski / Merchant Rochester
3
3
10
6
4
26
4
960
Blur Gardner / Grace / Papa Lake George
6
8
5
3
6
28
5
1022
Loose Cannon Cannon / Booth / Stevens Youngstown
11
7
4
7
1
30
6
867
Fuzzy Logic Linville / Pelersi / Pelersi Lake George
10
4
6
1
17
38
7
657
Brass Ring Alexanderson / Alexanderson / Alexanderson / Coplin Lake George
16
6
2
4
11
39
8
133
Hooter Kittredge / Carlson / Baltzer Hyannis
2
5
18
20
5
50
9
1084
Fat Star Hoopes / Swanson / Rawley Lake George
4
16
7
13
14
54
10
1014
Antarus Newell / Newell / Newell / Mooney Rochester
17
10
9
10
9
55
11
840
(no name yet) Schumacher / Selleck / Short Rochester
13
11
11
14
10
59
12
1328
Thistle Be It Lintner / Thompson / Liberatore Lake George
12
9
12
15
13
61
13
921
Fancy Dancer Boericke / Lund / Lund Lake George
7
13
8
18
16
62
14
1264
MoJo Goller / Curry / Hamilton Youngstown
9
18
DNF
9
7
65
15
1316
xrad@lgc.org Kunz / Rijken / Badcock / Bluschke Lake George
15
15
13
8
15
66
16
543
Zephyr Drake / Drake / Sullivan Lake George
19
12
16
11
12
70
17
372
Jazz Black / Brodie / Rippel Lake George
5
14
15
17
21
72
18
990
Sweet William Soule / Foulke / Lambeth Lake George
18
17
14
12
19
80
19
317
Frosty Whelen / Reynolds / Suitor Youngstown
20
20
17
16
8
81
20
221
Honey Zautner / Griggs / Hormel Lake George
8
19
PMS
19
18
86
21
616
Mixed Nuts Neeb / Neeb / MacQueen / Walkup Lake George
21
21
19
21
20
102
Lake George boats highlighted in yellow

Despite forecasts of inclement weather, the Regatta attracted 21 teams, 11 from outside the host Lake George Fleet 61. The Club and Lake provide an outstanding venue; teams who come once almost always return for the spectacular setting, excellent hospitality, and competitive racing. This year was no exception, as the Doyles from Youngstown, NY continued their past years’ dominance of the top places (how do we beat these guys?).

Four races were held on Saturday as scheduled, with the Committee and sailors guessing from which direction the wind would next appear. The morning races were started in rather light air. The forecast was for 15 - 20 from the WNW, but the first race wind was very light, initially from 277 degrees. Tom Linville and Rik Alexanderson from the host fleet led around the first marks, but the wind died for them and the followers passed "upwind" on the left. Kevin Doyle in "Mo Money" showed his talent at always sailing for the wind regardless of his present position, and won the race over Todd Kittredge, District 1 Governor, in "Hooter."

For the second morning race, the wind, still light, had backed all the way to 180 degrees, still in contrast to the forecast. Kevin again found the right spots for his second bullet.

After the usual hearty lunch in the clubhouse, the first afternoon race began in light to moderate air, now from 318 degrees. Chris Doyle, sailing "Elmo" also from Youngstown, won this race over Rik Alexanderson in "Brass Ring," and brother Kevin Doyle. The fourth race, the longest of the day, was started in the predicted oscillating wind from 275 degrees. Tom Linville, in "Fuzzy Logic," worked his way to the lead on the first beat and never relinquished it, despite being challenged all the way by Kevin Doyle.

At the end of the day's racing, Kevin Doyle had a solid lead with 1-1-3-2 and 7 points, Tom Linville was a distant second with 10-4-6-1 and 21 points, and there was a three-way tie one point further back for third between Chris Doyle (14-2-1-5), Ed Gardner in "Blur" (Lake George, 6-8-5-3), and Jeff Pawlowski in "Just Add Water" (Rochester, 3-3-10-6). The stage was set for Sunday's racing.

Only one race was scheduled for Sunday, and the day dawned with a strong 12-knot breeze from the south, with gusts to 14 - 18. The committee initially set a start line fairly close to the west shore, but had to postpone and move the line further out in the lake to avoid a 20-degree veer off the west shore. Paul Cannon from Youngstown in "Loose Cannon" started near the pin and went left. This put his team in good position and they went on to win, with Chris and Kevin Doyle in hot pursuit.

Kevin's conservative sailing easily sewed up first overall for the regatta. Chris' fine performance earned him second overall, and Jeff Pawlowski, fourth in this race, beat out Ed Gardner, sixth in this race, for third overall. The traditional "Grab Bag" prize, place drawn from a hat, was awarded for 19th place to Pat Whelen in "Frosty." Gardner's "Blur" took fourth overall to finish as best local boat.