Congrats to Buffalo homegirl Jody Starck who along with Bill Faude, Tommy Starck and Randy Borges won the Lightning World Masters yesterday. Jody’s as always eloquent trophy presentation speech told the story of how she capsized when in third in the fifth race approaching the finish line, and how the Canoe Club teaches one how to sail out of such things.

That’s true, but what is more important is that the inhabitants of Abino Bay learn resilience. She needed to beat Marvin Beckman to win, and in the last race she not only beat him, she won the race. It is worth noting that Augie Diaz finished 10th.

On to the Worlds tomorrow, with husband David, Javier Conte, Tito, and a few others are likely to be in the mix at the top.  Master’s results here.