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Vol 12, Issue 04

June 27, 2018

Peter Keck (N 181) captures 4th National title!

With crew Ben Porter, Peter Keck (N 181) will place his name on the NCSSA National Championship trophy for the fourth time (2018, 2014, 2005, 1997)! Keck has also stood on the first place podium twice before as a crew (1992 and 2004). At the Nationals, hosted by Delavan Lake Yacht Club, Peter battled tough competition consisting of 15 fleets and 63 boats which included four prior champions (Gluek, Skotarzak, Ed Eckert and Reilly). Keck and Porter were by far the most consistent sailors at this year's Nationals hosted by the Delavan Lake Yacht Club. Keck started out his domination of the field with a Race 1 win and then didn't take his foot off the pedal; finishing with a 2, 3, 2, 7. A well deserved DNS for race 6 allowed Peter and Ben the opportunity to watch the rest of the field fight it out. The next two spots were taken by boats from Lake Beulah. JP Porter (B 317) won both Race 2 and Race 4 to secure second overall. Top Master and third place overall was Kent Haeger (B 12). 2017's National Champion and Cedar Lake (WI) sailor Paul Reilly (A 14) finished 4th just ahead of Dave Keck (OO 99). Visit (Racing tab and Schedule page) to find the complete results.

  National Champion Peter Keck (right) with crew Ben Porter

2018 National Championships Top Ten
6 Races completed (one throw out)

Boat #
Pts w/ t.o.
N 181
Peter Keck/Ben Porter
B 317
J.P. Porter/Pat Welcher
B 12
Kent Haeger/Mike Greeson
A 14
Paul Reilly/Matt Pistay/Austin Jaessing
OO 99
Dave Keck/Bill Harvat/Carolyn Keck
BL 3
Patrick Lynch/Chris Impens/Emma Antlfinger
E 111
Matthew Prange/Ben Biwer/Amy Prange
B 217
Joe Skotarzak/Anne Muller
A 136
Ed Eckert/Matt Schmidt
A 36
Tom Eckert/Dave Schmidt

  Top Master Kent Haeger (right) with crew Mike Greeson.

During the award ceremony, Kent rightfully proclaimed "Old guys rule!" as he collected Top Master honors. No one in the fleet finished the regatta better than Kent and Mike who scored a pair of deuces in the final two races!

Top Junior Michael Barr (right) - crew Nora Kierman and Maggie Probst 

Lake Beulah's Michael Barr cemented his claim as the fastest junior skipper in the 2018 Nationals with a Race 5 victory! 

Top Female Skipper Kate Klement with crew Robert and Neal Klement
Kate earned the title of fastest female skipper by finishing the regatta strong with a final 3 race average of 16 (11, 14 and 23)!

Congratulations to all the skippers and crew who participated and kept the mark roundings clean. Kudos to the RC who brought us all home safe and sound in six well placed courses. A grateful fleet salutes the hard working volunteers at the DLYC who made it all happen! The only question left is: will Keck and Porter return to Delavan in early October for the Worlds and a shot at the Delavan "Get Ranked 2.0 Triple Crown". Well sailed everyone and see you all at the next event!

Lake Beulah YC to host the 2018 ILYA C Invite, July 21 - 22
Hosted by one of the fastest fleets on one of the most challenging lakes on the circuit will no doubt make for terrific racing from start to finish. Come prepared not only for great times on the water but also great times off the water. The LBYC not only has a reputation for one of the fastest C fleets, the Club also has justifiably earned the reputation as one of the most hospitable. So get registered, get to the regatta and put your skills to the test!  Go to the Racing Schedule page at for more information about this great event!
Mid-year National Rankings!

The complete list of current 2018 National Rankings are posted on the Racing Ranking page at .  The following is the current Top Ten skippers who have sailed at least three regattas up to and including the 2018 National Championships. Updated National Rankings will be published just prior to the fall club regatta season following what is shaping up to be a terrific mid season! Several championships are still up for grabs: the ILYA C Invite and the WYA, WMYA and ILYA Championships. So get registered, get out there and get ranked!

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