October Racing

September was a busy month for us at ECSC. We hosted 3 regattas, closed out our Summer Series and started the Twilight Series.

Weekly Series Update

The Wednesday and Sunday Summer Series have concluded. Results have been posted to the 2017 Series Racing page of the web site. Winners of the Series’ will get valuable points towards the Boat of the Year trophy.

Speaking of Boat of the Year, the current standings have been posted to the web site. The final event for the BOTY is the Hornback. Scoring is set up such that the Hornback standings can significantly affect the overall BOTY standings.

September Events:

The Purdue Sailing Club hosted their Boiler Cup regatta on Labor Day weekend after a several-year absence on the collegiate sailing calendar. Turnout was light due to the late notice, but the sailing was fierce. The clubs were tied going into the last race. We hope to have better turnout next year as the Boiler Cup is now back on the sailing calendar. Thanks to Tom Moore for helping out on RC.

The Indy 200 Regatta was a huge success again this year. We had 8 boats compete and almost 40 people participate. Larry Conrad won the Regatta on his Seward 26. Bob Hickok finishing second on a Catalina 25. Bob McCoun was third on his S2 7.3. Other competitors included: Tom Newgent on his S2 7.3, Les Miller on his S2 6.9, Chuck & Nancy Goff on their Cataline 25, Steve Earnhart on his Catalina 25, and Dan & Karen Orndorff on their ODay 23. Special thanks to Rich Fox for coordinating this event for the Blue/White fleet boats and to Tom Moore for helping out on RC.

The Governor’s Cup regatta had a lighter than usual turnout this year. We didn’t get any Highlanders and no ISC J24s. Winds were light and variable, but we managed to get 7 races in over 2 days. We had 2 Green fleet boats – a Laser and a Finn. It ended up being a grudge match. One White fleet boat, 2 J-22’s and 5 J-24s.

  • Ed Spengemon from Louisville won Green Fleet on his Laser.
  • Les Miller won White Fleet on his S2 6.9 .
  • LeRoy Leeman won the Red Fleet on his J-22.
  • Rick Graef won the J-24 Fleet.

Rick Graef also won the Governor’s Cup. Results are posted on the web site.


Hoosier J24 Championships

This year our ECSC J24 competed in the second year of the Hoosier J24 Championship series.  This series includes ECSC’s Governor’s Cup and Mayor’s Cup Regattas and ISC’s Geist Guzzler and Keelover Regattas. Last weekend 8 J24s raced in the final regatta (the Keelover regatta) at our sister club across town. While ECSC Member Richard Graef and his crew aboard Don’t Panic won the regatta, ECSC member Jason Hubbard scored enough points to claim the Overall title for the 2017 season. Jason Scored 23 points overall and raced in all four regattas.  Congrats to Jason and his team aboard Green Hornet for the individual title. The club championship was awarded to ECSC again for the 2017 season. This series has been successful in building our local J24 fleet. This year we had 12 boats from both clubs that participated. Results can be found below.

Club Sail number Mayor’s Cup Score Geist Guzzler Keelover Regatta Governor’s  Cup Overall
1 ECSC 1745 – 2253- 2903Hubbard 7 J24 5 7 4 23
2 ECSC 2607 – Graef 0 J24 0 9 6 15
3 ECSC 4146 – Shulze 2 J24 0 4 2 8
4 ISC 1458 –  McGinty-Varga 3 J24 3 1 0 7
5 ECSC 2783- Hickok 5 J24 0 0 1 6
6 ISC 2720 – Dyar 0 J24 0 6 0 6
7 ISC 4510 – Rogers- Lawhead 1 J24 2 2 0 5
8 ISC 3525 – O’Brien 0 J24 0 5 0 5
9 ISC 2253 – Onndrejack 4 J24 0 0 0 4
10 ECSC 1473 – Douglas 0  J24 0 0 3 3
11 ISC 4146x – Townsend 0 J24 0 3 0 3
12 ISC 440 – J. Jordan 0 J24 1 0 0 1


October Sailing

The ECSC Championship regatta will be held on October 7. This is the first year for this regatta. All boats will race both in fleet and PHRF on the same course with a single start. We will announce a fleet champion and an overall club champion. Qualifiers for the event include: Tom Newgent, Larry Conrad, Les Miller, Bill Grant, Rich Fox, Mike Clark, Geoff Endris, Chuck Goff, John Kohne, Scott Douglas, Rick Graef, Bob/Janet Hickok (J24), Nan Schulze.

Our final regatta for the year is the Hornback regatta. This is always a fun race because it is a pursuit race. This means that instead of starting everyone at the same time and adjusting the finish times, we stagger the starts so that the first boat over the finish line wins the race. Always a good time and always some interesting courses. This year, we are bringing down Purdue Sailing Club members to crew. So, if you need a crew, send an email to Geoff Endris. The Hornback is now included in the Boat of the Year standings and can have a huge impact as the Hornback is scored as a single fleet.


Don’t forget to go to the RC Signup page to sign up for RC duty. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084ca9ac22a4f58-2017