Long Lake/Lake DuBay Challenge

by: Joe Terry

12 boats particpated in the Long Lake/Lake DuBay Challenge. The race took place off the shores of the Shipyard bar and grill, who hosted our event and provided dinner for the sailors and volunteers.

The races drew attention from lake home owners as an audience of people set on lawn chairs to watch the regatta and patrons of the Shipyard enjoyed the view from the deck. Traffic slowed down on Highway DB to check out the action. For the racers, the south winds made for challenging and shifty conditions as the winds came over the trees along the south shore line and scattered in all sorts of directions. Rob Jossart gave a clinic on how to win a sailboat race in these conditions. No matter where Rob was in the fleet, he managed to work his way to the lead, winning every race. It's pretty cool when your throw-out is a bullet. Joe Terry, Dennis Gamble, and Calen Tery were solidly in 2nd through 4th, and after that the scores got tight. Two DuBay boats scored DNF after one helped the other recover from a capsize, and that put the team event within two points. The Lake DuBay Sailing Association retains bragging rights for another year by 138 to 140. It just doesn't get close than that!

This truly was a great sailing event. As the host club, LDBSA sponsored the dinner. There were no fees and no keeper trophies - just the coveted travelling Challenge Trophy. Sailors were encouraged to participate no matter their ability and it was great to see everyone sail well in the shifty conditions.

A special thank you to Mike Koss, Brian Marks, Chuck Jagodinski, Darcy Gamble, Hanna Gamble, and LaCinda Terry for your race committee duty, and congratulations to all the sailors partipating.

We look forward to traveling to Long Lake for the 3rd annual event in 2013.

Photos coming soon...

Long Lake/Lake DuBay Challenge 2012
Lake DuBay, WI TEAM SCORE SHEET
6/16/12 Race 
  LL DB   LL DB   LL DB   LL DB   LL DB
    Indiv. Team Indiv. Team Indiv. Team Indiv. Team Indiv. Team    
Name Sail Number 1 2 3 4 5 Points Place
Rob Jossart 2 1 1   1 1   1 1   1 1   1 1   4 1
Joe Terry 36 3   3 2   2 2   2 6   6 2   2 9 2
Dennis Gamble  7945 2   2 4   4 7   7 3   3 3   3 12 3
Calen Terry 34 5   5 3   3 3   3 4   4 6   6 15 4
Mike Cervinka 10515 7 7   9 9   6 6   2 2   7 7   22 5
PJ Hildebrand 3880 9 9   5 5   5 5   8 8   5 5   23 6
Monny Hjerstedt 17 10 10   8 8   8 8   5 5   4 4   25 7
Jack Theilke 3980 8   8 6   6 4   4 10   10 11   11 28 8
John Stevens 1824 4 4   7 7   9 9   9 9   8 8   28 9
Rich Barker 1802 6   6 10   10 10   10 7   7 11   11 33 10
Team     31 24   30 25   29 26   25 30   25 33    
Cumulative     31 24   61 49   90 75   115 105   140 138    
Challenge Trophy Winner, 2012: Lake DuBay