Lake Pleasant Opening Day Scores

Close rounding. Photo: Chris Smith

Close rounding. Photo: Chris Smith

Lake Pleasant showed it’s ready for the fall season by giving a bit of everything on the first weekend—but mostly delivering strong, strong wind.

Congratulations to everyone who persevered through gusts well into the 20s, and a special note for Norm Anderson and his crew. After being dismasted on Saturday and being towed to shore, there they were Sunday, missing the first three races while making repairs, but making it out in time to win race four! Here’s Norm’s account of what happened.

Scores are on the results page or by clicking here.

Santana 20 champ Martin Lorch with son Cedric and Kyle Clark in a big downwind run. Background: tough new competition from John Riddell. Photo: Chris Smith

Santana 20 champ Martin Lorch with son Cedric and Kyle Clark in a big downwind run. Background: tough new competition from John Riddell. Photo: Chris Smith

Norm Anderson's Blue Streak dismasted. No one hurt. Photo: Chris Smith

Norm Anderson’s Blue Streak dismasted. No one hurt. Photo: Chris Smith

Bob Whyte and Peter Lehrach tow Blue Streak home after her dismasting. The new mark/safety boat performed perfectly on its first outing. Photo: Chris Smith

Bob Whyte and Peter Lehrach tow Blue Streak home after her dismasting. The new mark/safety boat performed perfectly on its first outing. Photo: Chris Smith

 

Greg Woodcock seems to be doing some kind of crash move... and crashing. Photo: Chris Smith

Greg Woodcock seems to be doing some kind of crash move… and crashing. Photo: Chris Smith

Mike Yarnell and Jason Schwyn go to work to get the right side up on Mike's Thistle. Photo: Chris Smith

Mike Yarnell and Jason Schwyn go to work to get the right side up on Mike’s Thistle. Photo: Chris Smith

On a happier note: Rob Gibbs, Haley, Emory Heisler and Kim Olson Gibbs out for a (breezy) afternoon of racing. Photo: Chris Smith

On a happier note: Rob Gibbs, Haley, Emory Heisler and Kim Olson Gibbs out for a (breezy) afternoon of racing. Photo: Chris Smith