2005 J/22 Lake George Open

September 24-25, 2005, hosted by the Lake George Club

This year the Open was also the J/22 Northeast Championship regatta.
Lake George Fleet 61 boats highlighted in yellow.

Place Boat Sail # Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Total
1 Mo Money 489 Adam Burns 2 2 2 1 1 8
2 Elmo 1026 Chris Doyle 1 4 1 10 5 21
3 Frosty 317 Peter Doyle 8 1 9 3 3 24
4 Double Secret 481 Cameron Smith 5 6 7 4 4 26
5   1586 Jim Barnash 6 3 3 2 13 27
6 Chibougamau 981 Richard Hallagan 3 7 5 7 6 28
7 Rug Burn 1503 Kevin Elion 4 9 6 8 16 43
8 Nutashif 940 Jed Hoffer 7 16 10 10 11 54
9 Jazz 693 Ron Harris 13 5 19 10 8 55
10 Res Ipsa 113 Jack Meade 9 20 8 10 9 56
11 Restless 1420 Carolyn Bick 15 12 4 10 15 56
12 Prana 1264 John Goller 14 11 25 10 2 62
13 Brass Ring 657 Rik Alexanderson 10 15 16 10 12 63
14 Shark Sandwich 263 David Kerr 17 19 17 6 7 66
15 Whos Ya Daddy 756 Jared Wallin 12 13 13 10 27 75
16 Moonlighting 1094 RJ Moon 20 25 12 5 14 76
17 Fat Star 1084 Sam Hoopes 18 8 21 10 23 80
18 Zephyr 543 Richard Drake 21 18 15 10 28 92
19 Kingfisher 787 Brad Taylor 16 22 23 10 21 92
20 Joy 805 Bill Dutcher 11 14 14 37 22 98
21 Holdin On 1050 Peter Welsby 22 26 24 10 18 100
22 Bandit 785 Bill Metz 24 24 26 10 17 101
23 Blur 960 Ed Gardner 19 37 11 10 24 101
24 No Name 901 Mark Dadd 28 10 22 10 34 104
25 Catchin Js 1550 John Tarrant 26 31 31 10 10 108
26 Steamin 1534 Bill Zautner 31 30 18 10 20 109
27 Thistle Be It 1328 Herm Lintner 23 23 29 10 25 110
28 Loose Cannon 1022 Chris Hesse 33 21 28 10 19 111
29 Menage Trois 689 Bill Bredenberg 32 17 30 10 30 119
30 Fuzzy Logic 867 Christine Lund 38 29 20 10 26 123
31 Wharf Rat 873 Peter Gould 25 28 32 10 29 124
32 La Forza del Destino 1569 Bob Miller 30 27 27 10 33 127
33 XRAD 1316 Harod Kunz 27 32 33 10 31 133
34 Sweet William 990 Tom Soule 29 34 34 10 35 142
35 No Name 1570 Amir Mujezinovic 34 33 35 10 32 144
36 Squirmier 1421 Joe O'Brien 35 35 36 10 37 153
37 Kiwi 919 Brian Parfitt 38 38 38 38 38 190

Regatta Summary

by Rex Moon

Under beautiful sunny skies with brisk winds 37 boats raced in the 2005 Lake George Open J/22 Regatta hosted by The Lake George Club in Diamond Point, New York. This year the Open, sailed on September 24th and 25th, was also the J/22 Northeast Championship regatta.

Twenty three boats from as far away as Rocky River, Ohio, Toronto, Canada and Annapolis, MD joined the local fleet on Lake George, for the largest fleet in the regatta’s ten-year history.

The winds blew out of the north on Friday as boats launched and sailors hoped for continued strong breeze on Saturday, despite predictions of light and variable winds. Fortunately and unsurprisingly, the predictions were wrong and Saturday proved to be a beautiful day with a nice 5- to 10-knot breeze that stayed with us until 3 pm. A great day of racing right in front of the club (spectators love this venue) resulted in Adam Burns from Youngstown, NY (with Vic Snyder & Kevin Doyle) in first place with 7 Points, followed by Chris Doyle, (with Will Harris & Justin Hayes) also from Youngstown in second place with 16 points.

Saturday night compounded the challenge with a dinner dance and party at The Lake George Club that lasted well into the early morning hours. Our visitors always like to visit all of the local “sights” when they are here, and Lake George has lots to choose from. One bleary-eyed sailor from Annapolis (no names will be mentioned) complained on Sunday morning that the bars in Lake George stayed open until 4:30 in the morning. Misunderstanding his complaint, the race chairman dressed down the club manager for closing the club’s bar too early.

Sunday dawned with a nice breeze for the fifth and final race. Adam Burns, Vic Snyder & Kevin Doyle from Youngstown, NY finished first ending the regatta in first place with (2,2,2,1,1) for 8 points. Rounding out the top five positions were second Chris Doyle, Will Harris & Justin Hayes (1,4,1,10,5) from Youngstown, NY, third Peter Doyle, Pat Whalen & Amy Renolds (8,1,9,3,3) from Youngstown, NY, forth Cameron Smith, Luc D’Aoust & Brian MacLean (5,6,7,4,4 ) from Toronto, Canada and fifth Jim Barnash, Joe Tomassi & Jay Mueller (6,3,3,2,13) from Rochester, NY. Best Local boat honors went to Rik Alexanderson in 13th place.

Breakfast lunch and dinner were served on the clubhouse terrace Saturday and Sunday, keeping the sailors well fed and in good spirits (lots of spirits on Saturday night) rounding out a great weekend enjoyed by all who attended. We hope to see everyone again next year for the 2006 Lake George Open Regatta and Northeast Championship Regatta — Mark your calendars for September 23 & 24, 2006!