Gorgeous Lake Pleasant Race Weekend

There was enough 8-knot wind to combine with a splash of sunshine and 70+ degree weather to make it a memorable weekend on the water (3/14-15) and a nice escape from the harsh reality of the week’s news.

Myles Danner at the helm of the Santana 20
and moving fast. Photo: Mike Ferring

It was fun to watch the clash of rivals: Joel v. Martin, Paul v. Marshall, George v. Bob, and Jason v. Dan.
Joel got the best of Martin in the Santana 20 fleet, taking four races out of five. Unfortunately for Joel and AYC, his loyal crew, Grant Younger, is headed off for work in Chicago. We’re going to miss him! Finishing third was Myles Danner with his crew Marc Danner. They finished close behind the two AYC club champs on every race, showing impressive speed.
Thanks to my Sport Boat race committee (in alphabetical order): Steve Brown, James Dishong, Maryellen Ferring, Mike Hester, David Newland, and Mark Trainor.

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Photos: Mike Ferring