race report


Pewaukee Yacht Club hosted the 2009 Inland Lake Yachting Association E Scow Invitational Regatta on a beautifully weekend as all five races were completed. For the most part all races, who were led by Russ Ackley’s judging team, were sailed in very good E scow conditions.

Pewaukee is traditionally shifty and there were some big shifts that if you did not catch you were in the back of the pack. 39 boats from Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin competed for the 2009 crown. Pewaukee again showed everybody the “Pewaukee Hospitality” that they are so well known for.

The World Famous “Dex” and Tammy Sawyer were the co-chairs for this event as they made sure everybody felt very welcome and had a great time. Thursday night everybody was welcomed to the club and then off to the “Tri-Bar” area as sailors were out and about. Some were out until the bars kicked them out as this seems to always happen the night before the regatta. Friday saw cocktails and appetizers at the club at the conclusion of sailing back to back in the afternoon. Some older and weaker sailors were off to a quick dinner and then to bed as the diehards were off to dinner and back to the “Tri-Bar” area as this area can be like the Bermuda triangle! You just never know what can happen!!! I heard a rowdy group singing and singing and singing Happy Birthday to Sally Barkow who was celebrating a b-day. I hope they stop singing!!!