Well, its a wrap. We finished our season in style on Sunday, getting in three races on a beautiful November Sunday. It was a great season this year, especially with all the new blood that joined the fleet. As the season wore on, it became obvious that there is some new competition in town, and next year is going to be even tougher.
We had Eleven boats qualify for the PRSA Spring Series. Congratulations go to Spring Series Champs Rick, Aaron and Team Synistra. Spring Series Runner up are Jeff, Bruce, and Team Ariel. Rounding out the top four are Bob Astrove and team Pandora in third, and Chris Kozel and Team String Theory in fourth.
The Fall Series was a little lighter in participation, but not in competition. Seven boats qualified for the Series which was lead by a boat on fire. Frank and Team Resistance are our Fall Series Champs beating out Rick, Aaron, and Team Synistra in a tie breaker, which leave Jeff, Bruce and Team Ariel to round out the top three.
The Championship Series, which encompasses all the Spring and Fall series races along with the three regatta’s (Potomac Cup, Spring Regatta, President Cup), had 63 races in all. 20 boats raced at least one weekend, which made the competition both deep and tough. Once again it was Rick Welch, Aaron Boesenecker, and Team Synistra who are far and away the fastest and most consistent of us. So please congratulate our Fleet Champs when you get a chance. This years Fleet Runner up, I am pleased to announce, is Jeff Storck, Bruce Heida, and Team Ariel. My goodness, I really like the sound of that! 🙂 Rounding out the top five are Frank Gallagher and Team Resistance in Third, Chris Kozel and Team String Theory in Fourth, and Nabeel Alsalam and Team Shadowfax in Fifth.
Here are the scores: