Lightning Fleet 266

and

Carlyle Sailing Association

present

The Mid - Continent Lightning Regatta

for the 

Augie Paoli Memorial Trophy

 

 

NOTICE: Change of Venue to Lake Decatur

 

 

 

80 miles north of Lake Carlyle 

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Six races

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Skipper's Meeting

10:30 AM Saturday

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April 26 and 27, 2008

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Contact Matt Burridge    cmburridge@aol.com

phone: 314 616 3922

 

Flood Occurs – Earth Shifts, Mid-Continent Moved!

 

“When you get this much water, you need to hold some back for later”, people, crops and property downstream were spared from additional flooding in Carlyle.  However, as a result, our lake level is up 10+ feet from normal pool and the road to the club is underwater. That is OK; we just refuse to quit sailing Lightnings!!!

 

Carlyle fleet #266 is taking their show on the road for the 2008 Mid-Continent Regatta to Lake Decatur and Fleet #74, who generously offered their facility, people, enthusiasm and equipment to host this regatta.  Fleet #74 is working on a unique dinner event for Saturday night .

 

This is a great place to sail, everything is close, convenient and everyone is “ Midwest friendly”, ample beverages will be served. Bill Buckles, Greg Florian and Tobi Moriarty all are originally from Decatur and all will be at this event along with a round up of the usual suspects and cheese heads!

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In a message dated 4/11/2008 9:48:58 A.M. Central Daylight Time, CMBurridge writes:

Dear Lightning Nomads,

Please see attached file with more particulars about the upcomong Mid-Continent in Decatur April 26 & 27. 

Decatur-ites Greg Florian and Bob Ohlsen have been working hard on the logistics to get us a group discount at The Decatur Conference Center. At this time I do not know what that rate is, I do know another cadre of folks will likely be staying at the Hampton Inn, contact information for both is included.

We are looking forward to a great event, the Bill Buckles Power Blender, return of LAL to the regatta scene (anchor hauling and beer drinking, I suspect), Frozen tundra refugees from Chicago, Sheboygan, Milwaukee(?), Green Bay and Indiana.  The word is theat there may be a special "Doctors Gone Wild" perfomance by Dr. Jim Sears direct to you from Orange County, CA.  (seriously, it's just all good, clean fun). This one promises to be one for the ages, don't miss it.

This information should post on our fleet 266 web site and be linked to from the ILCA web site soon but please help us pass the word.

Matt Burridge

 

2008 Mid-Continent Regatta

Tobi Moriarty

At our Fleet meeting held in February, Matt Burridge stepped up to organize our Mid-Continent regatta in

2008. Little did he know, it would entail more coordination than any other year. Carlyle Lake flooded in

April, and it became obvious that the water would not recede in time for the Mid-Continent regatta. The

people of Carlyle Fleet 266 had a hard time simply canceling the season kick-off event, so Matt contacted the

fleet at Lake Decatur to see if the regatta could be held at their venue in 2008. Bob Olsen and Greg Florian,

long time Lightning sailing friends and members of the Commodore Decatur Yacht Club, responded enthusiastically

to the idea. From that point on, everything fell into place beautifully.

Years ago, Commodore Decatur Yacht Club had very active Lightning Fleet, but over the recent decade it

had dwindled down to the point where they no longer host club races or regattas. With that, the facilities were

sufficient for hosting a regatta, but a few items, such as marks and signal flags, needed to be brought from

Carlyle. It was fun to see how all of the Fleet members from both CDYC and CSA were willing to step up to fill

in any voids in the regatta planning. There were more than enough volunteers to fill in for

Race Committee at the re-located regatta. The day of the event, however, the volunteers realized that they

all signed up to “help out,” but not one of the volunteers wanted to “be in charge.” Fortunately, Lal Burridge

stepped up and took the challenge of running the races. Lal thought he had volunteered to help out on a mark—

set boat pulling anchors and watch his son at markroundings, but lucky for us, he took the reins and ran

the crew on the RC boat.

Friday night the hospitality was wonderful. The out-oftown guests arrived to plenty of cold beer and smiling

faces of CDYC members. Several of the CDYC members made their way to the club over the course of the entire

weekend to see the regatta hustle-and-bustle that they either remembered being a part of years ago or heard

stories about when they joined the club.

 

 

                             CARLYLE SAILING ASSOCIATION                     
                                Lightning Fleet 266             
                                       2008
                               Mid Continent Regatta            
         6 Races in series.   0 Races needed to qualify.   5 Races scored.
                         13 Boats participated in series
   Sail  Skipper                          4/  4/  4/  4/  4/  4/   Place Score
    #    Crew, Crew                       /26 /26 /26 /26 /27 /27
   15364 Dan Moriarty                      1   1   1   1   4 DNS     1    8.00
         Tobi Moriarty, Rick Bernstein     ^   ^   ^   ^   ^    
   14834 Matt Burridge                     3   8   2   3   1   1     2   10.00
         Jim Sears, Jeff Coppens           ^       ^   ^   ^   ^
   15234 Todd Wake                         2   2   4   5   2   5     3   15.00
         Kristine Wake, Brian Hayes        ^   ^   ^       ^   ^
   15260 Bill Faude                        4   3   3 DSQ  10   3     4   23.00
         Jacsline Dieball, Ernie Dieball   ^   ^   ^       ^   ^
   14766 Terry Burke                      13   4   6   2   6   7     5   25.00
         Edd Burke, Bryan Burke                ^   ^   ^   ^   ^
   13726 Bill Buckles                      5   6   5   6  12   6     6   28.00
         Greg Florian, Nick Florian        ^   ^   ^   ^       ^
   14798 Denny Heisler                     8   5   8  11   3   8     7   32.00
         Kay Ward, Nick Beckmann           ^   ^   ^       ^   ^
   14012 Gerry Paoli                       6   7   9   7   5   9     8   34.00
         Bob Olsen, Doug walker            ^   ^       ^   ^   ^
   15332 Pat Considine                     9  10  10   4  11   2     9   35.00
         Ryan Considine, Kevin Considine   ^   ^   ^   ^       ^
   14260 John Folwell                     10   9  12   8   9   4    10   40.00
         Mark Paoli, Courtney Menges       ^   ^       ^   ^   ^
   15158 Peter Orlebeke                    7 DNF   7   9   8  10    11   41.00
         Kim Orlebeke, David Bronson       ^       ^   ^   ^   ^
   14636 Bart Snyder                      11  11  11  10 DNS  11    12   54.00
         Jessica Snyder, Carson Menges     ^   ^   ^   ^       ^
   13836 Michael Reed                     12  12  13  12   7  12    13   55.00
         Cris Reed, Amira                  ^   ^       ^   ^   ^
  Number of boats
         in each race                     13  13  13  13  12  12
  Explaination:  DNF - Did Not Finish  DNC - Did Not Start  DSQ - Disqualified
                      ^ - Race counted