LGYC Takes Three of Four Classes at the Big Inland

LGYC Takes Three of Four Classes at the Big Inland

MC SCOW – PETE STROTHMAN, GRADY STROTHMAN, BO STROTHMAN, ELLE STROTHMAN

C SCOW – ANDY BURDICK, FINN BURDICK, FINN GERARD

E SCOW – HARRY MELGES IV, HARRY MELGES III, SUZANNE MELGES

 

PHOTO BY STEVE BERNSTEIN

Chapman Petersen finished 2nd at High School Singlehanded Nationals

Chapman Petersen finished 2nd at High School Singlehanded Nationals

As only one of two high school freshman who qualified for the event, Chapman Petersen (The Hotchkiss School) competed in the Cressy High School Singlehanded Nationals and finished a very strong 2nd place out of 18 sailors.  The event was hosted by Macatowa Bay Yacht Club the weekend of October 27-28.

Congrats to Peter Strothman for winning the ILYA Pillsbury Sailor of the Year

Congrats to Peter Strothman for winning the ILYA Pillsbury Sailor of the Year

From Scowlines: Peter Strothman was awarded for his consistent performance at the ILYA Champs MC Fleet at Upper Minnetonka. Peter is the third recipient in the Strothman Family to receive this most prestigious award. Peter’s father Jack won in the D class 1962; his brother David won in the C fleet in 1999. In Peter’s acceptance speech, he acknowledged his family’s past but he enthusiastically spoke of the future of sailing. If there were a model for encouraging youth sailing, Peter Strothman and his cohorts on Geneva exemplify the best by example. With three children under 10, Strothman rarely races without one or more children on the boat. The joy of sharing and teaching his children exemplifies his dedication to the sport and its continuation. Congratulations to a leader on the water in more ways than one. This selfless dedication to giving back resulted in a true champion named as the ILYA’s Best Sailor of the Year. 

Andy Burdick and Harry Melges III inducted into ILYA Hall of Fame

Andy Burdick and Harry Melges III inducted into ILYA Hall of Fame

Both Andy and Harry have decades of success with major regatta wins, including countless Inland Championships, National and World titles.  Results aside, they both have done so much for our sport by sharing their experience and knowledge both on and off the water. Their contribution goes even beyond that as builders of the popular Melges boats, ranging from X boat and the new M14 up to the A scow, they help to keep our fleets here at LGYC strong and growing.