Sorry this has taken so long. I've been waiting for the official report and will post that when it arrives.
This year's attendance was very small in all fleets with the exception of our first RS boat. Both the Musto and Swift fleets were hit hard by the downturn in the economy and other family issues. It was very sad to not be able to see some of our old mates but we understand how things go.
This was a great regatta as it was though and as is often the case, the racing became closer and closer as the regatta drew on. Robert Harper topped the Swift Solo class followed by Chris Wickham and Keith Councell. Our regatta chair, Paul O'Sullivan did not compete in any of the races but by the end of the week was seen flying down the lake with the kite up sporting a huge grin and greeted with whoops and hollars from the beach. Way to go Paul. Thanks for a great regatta.
Also thanks to the Fresno Yacht Club for being such a great host and letting us use their marks, chase boat, and starting equipment. They were great hosts and were very good to us. In the end the regatta cost much less than expected.
Special thanks to Katie Harper for providing us with over 1000 high quality photo's of the regatta. Kameron Harper for manning the chase boat with Paul and support on the beach. David Kerr for getting his sister to print up the shirts. There are others that I can't remember names off the top of my head right now. I'd also like to thank all who came out. It was a treat to renew ties with good friends and sailing partners. I'm already looking forward to the next regatta so we can catch up on what happened over the year.