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Slalom starts Moth US Nationals

Published on August 14th, 2015

Cascade Locks, OR (August 14, 2015) – The Gorge delivered for the opening day of the 2015 Total Domination IPA Moth US National Championship. Wind picked up to 25 knots at times and never dropped below 10, there was certainly no lack of speed: everyone wiped out, some more than others!

This thrilling location is a moth sailors dream; the river is sandwiched in between mountains with flat water, funneling breeze, and an awesome cloud cover. The Oregon/ Washington area just screams protect this land; luckily for our class message, doing what we can to waste less isn’t even a question!

The race committee ranmothdayone a slalom course that took about 5-7 minutes to complete. Boats were divided into four groups: A, B, C and D and raced a round robin, each letter racing the other respective letters. They were then placed into silver and gold fleet and completed one race.

Anthony Kotoun, who won the day, noted the contribution of others. “Thank you to Jonny Goldsberry for graciously cavitating at the first mark and allowing me to have a good rounding.” At 17, Dylan DiMarchi is the youngest sailor here; he enjoyed the unique course today and certainly did not lack speed! Tomorrow we will reconvene for windward leeward racing.

Event information: http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/10580#_home

Report by Lara Dallman-Weiss

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