Labour Day Weekend 2015

Once again, the Belwood Lake Sailing club graciously hosted our Labour Day weekend events. They even did a pretty credible job supplying the excellent weather we had requested!


Derek Clay Single-Handed Regatta

We were able to get a reasonbly early start and so we were able to get in 5 races before coming off the water in time for the afternoon AGM. We decided to dispense with the second day of single-handed racing so we could hold the Graham Pilling Provicial Championship Regatta early: too many people were unable to make the usual date.

Race 1

Beating to windward on the first leg.

Photo: Dawn, Heather and Steve Photo: The fleet Photo: Marika Near Shore Photo: Steve Photo: Heather Photo: Aleid Heels the Boat Photo: Dawn Photo: Aleid Rounds the Mark with Steve Close Behind

Midway through the race.

Photo: Dawn and Heather are Close Together Photo: Marika Rounds the Mark Photo: Reaching Down to the Next Mark Photo: There is a big crowd at the Next Mark Photo: Steve Rounds Behind the Pack Photo: Aleid Photo: Marika

Race 2

On the last leg of the race, it's a parade to the finish line. Aleid breaks out his spinnaker, but to no avail - he is unable to catch up with Steve and Dawn.

Photo: Steve Heads to the Finish Line Photo: Dawn is Next Across the Line Photo: Aleid has Broken Out the Spinnaker Photo: Aleid with Heather Following

Race 3

Photo: Dawn Rounds, Followed by Heather and Steve Photo: Heather Ahead of Marika on a Reach Photo: Heather, Marika and Steve Photo: Aleid Rounds the Mark Photo: Followed by Dawn Photo: Steve Gets Round the Mark Ahead of Marika Photo: But Marika is Close on His Stern

At the finish.

Photo: Aleid Finishes Photo: Followed by Heather Photo: Then Dawn Photo: Steve Photo: And Marika

Race Results - Derek Clay Single-Handed Regatta

2015 OMDA Derek Clay Single-Handed Regatta Results
Place Sail No. Crew Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Points
1 43756 Aleid Brendeke 1 3 1 1 1 4
2 53050 Stephen Steel 3 1 4 3 2 9
3 51208 Dawn Rusch Johnston 2 2 3 4 3 10
4 16562 Heather Pugh 4 4 2 2 5 12
5 51161 Marika Beaumont 5 5 5 5 4 19

Note: Since there were 5 races, each skipper's worst result was thrown-out.


Graham Pilling Provincial Championship Regatta

Again, we had some great racing conditions. Our race committee set up a course out of the way of the BLSC Sunday afternoon races, and we were able to get some great races in. Just as important, there were enough enthusiastic crew members available that no one had to sail single-handed.

Race Results - Graham Pilling Provincial Championship Regatta

2015 OMDA Labour Day Weekend Results
Place Sail No. Crew Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Points
1 51208 Dawn Rusch Johnston
Caleb Johnston
3 1 1 2 7
2 16562 Heather Pugh
Daisey Kaiser
2 3 2 1 8
3 53050 Stephen Steel
Wyatt Beaumont
5 2 4 3 14
4 43750 Eric Brendeke
Kaiden Beaumont
4 4 3 4 15
5 51161 Marika Beaumont
Tayja Beaumont
1 5 5 5 16