As the majority of the fleet were headed home the winds began to dwindle down to 15 kts and then as seen on the lake many times, they disappeared completely around 6pm. Special congratulations to all the boats who hung in there to finish in light winds later that night while the rest of the participants were at the club enjoying the Sperry Top-Sider Post Race Party. Approximately 90 boats were at the start line out of the 114 registered, which given the extreme conditions on Friday is a great turnout.
This year's Susan Hood Trophy Winner is Encore, a Saber 386TM skippered by Tony Byrne from Youngstown Yacht Club.
Line Honours go to:
- PHRF Line Honours- Carbonado, a Magonaghy 38 owned by Rob and Sandy Butler from PCYC, Carbonado finished in 5:29:27.
- IRC Line Honours- Gaucho, a Farr 44 owned by Sandy and Larry MacDonald from Hamilton with a time of 5:59:41
For the first time in race history there was a special trophy awarded to the best Beneteau First 36.7. This fleet sailed within their Division, but had five boats and qualified for their own start. Greg Nicol of Canadian Yachting, quickly realized they needed a trophy and donated a wonderful and very practical inscribed Silver Bodum Coffee Press to the winner of this fleet. Congratulations go to Pierre Savard of Tango, for winning the First, Beneteau First 36.7 Susan Hood Beneteau Fleet Trophy. Tango was also 3rd in their PRHF 2 Division.
Congratulations to all Division Winners listed below. All results are available on Yachtscoring.com
The North Division Flags were handed out at a great get together Saturday night at Port Credit Yacht Club, while people were enjoying the special Yacht Dogs supplied by Sperry Top-Sider, who also provided the colourful shirts. If you are a flag winner and did not pick up your flag please contact Monica Doedens at email@example.com
Trophies will be handed out at the annual awards banquet with the Lake Ontario 300 Challenge awards in September.
IRC - Full Crew 1 (10 Boats)
Umi Taka, Beneteau First 40.7, Chris Rypkema , Oakville, Ont, CAN -
IRC - Full Crew 2 (15 Boats)
IMXtreme, IMX 38, Joe MacDonald , Mississauga, Ont, CAN
PHRF-LO Flying Sails - Double Handed (8 Boats)
Kaizen, Farr 30, Oleg Melnikov , Ajax, Ont, CAN
PHRF-LO Flying Sails - Full Crew 1 (13 Boats)
Carbonado, McConaghy 38, Rob & Sandy Butler , Collingwood, Ont, CAN
PHRF-LO Flying Sails - Full Crew 2 (14 Boats)
Encore, Sabre 386 TM, Tony Byrne , E Amherst, NY, USA
PHRF-LO Flying Sails - Full Crew 3 (9 Boats)
Jersey Girl, Olson 911S, Mark Searle , Mississauga, ONT, CAN
PHRF-LO Flying Sails - Full Crew 4 (8 Boats)
Bikini 11, C&C 33-2, Gary Bell , St Catharines, Ont, CAN
PHRF-LO Flying Sails - Full Crew 5 (9 Boats)
Harrier, Tartan 30, Chris Chapman , Pickering, Ont, CAN
PHRF-LO No Flying Sails - Double Handed (6 Boats)
Deva, Dufour 445, David Medhurst , Toronto, Ont, CAN
PHRF-LO No Flying Sails - Full Crew 1 (13 Boats)
Freestyle, CS 40, Jim Oldershaw , Mississauga, Ont, CAN
PHRF-LO No Flying Sails - Full Crew 2 (11 Boats)
Kalona, Aloha 34, Philip Meiliunas , Cobourg, Ont, CAN