Interclub Dinghy National Championship
Published on May 5th, 2019
Jim Bowers with Lydia Brown as crew claimed his 12th title by winning the Interclub Dinghy 2019 National Championship held May 4-5 in Rochester, NY. Bowers/Brown claimed the victory by two points over Ted Ferrarone and Meredith Killion.
The two front-runners had a slug-fest from start to finish, winning eight of the 12 races. Conditions were light on Saturday under cloudy skies with crews only able to sit on the (windward) rail in parts of the final races on Sunday.
The fleet had all of the well-protected Irondequoit Bay to themselves all day Saturday and with a few exceptions Sunday, so the only waves were from the busy-as-beavers mark boats who set meticulous courses – both long and short – both days under the discerning eye of PRO Robert Mendenhall and his RC team.
Led by regatta chair Ralph Simpson, the seemingly bottomless cast of support volunteers of the Rochester Canoe Club pulled out all the hospitality stops to welcome the small but energetic group of 12 teams. Food and sailing beverages flowed from morning to night time.
Source: Art Rousmaniere