by Julie Howell
A fleet of 88 one-design boats invaded Cleveland Race Week at Edgewater Yacht Club in Cleveland, Ohio from June 13-15. Eight fleets competed, including 25 J/70s duking out the Great Lakes Championship and 18 Tartan 10s seeking the title of Lake Erie Champion.
2014 Cleveland Race Week
Both the J/70s and Tartan 10s began their series on Friday, which featured Northwest breezes in the teens and typical Lake Erie waves. Winds started strong again on Saturday morning when all fleets got in on the action, but died off throughout the day. Sunday dawned with light breeze but increased, making for a beautiful day of racing in Cleveland. The Race Committee ran three separate circles and was able to complete up to 11 races on certain courses.
The Fleet winners:
Tartan 10: Team Iball, Scott Irwin, North Cape Yacht Club (17 points, 11 races)
J/22: Mo' Money, Vic Snyder/Kevin Doyle, Youngstown Yacht Club (17 points, six races)
J/24: Black & Tan, Steve Hronek, EYC (Nine points, six races)
J/70: Team Bayview, Paul Hulsey, Bayview Yacht Club (49 points, 10 races)
J/105: it, Jim Sminchak/Doug Moose, LYC (Nine points, six races)
Dragon: The Schmucks, Mike Mahar, Edgewater Yacht Club (17 points, six races)
Ensign: Jager, Jim Collins, ECA (16 points, six races)
Jet 14: Na Pame, Dave Michos, EYC (12 points, eight races)
Racing continues through next Sunday in RC Sailboats, Women’s, Doublehanded, Juniors and PHRF.