Lake Erie District Championship
Canadian Open
Buffalo Canoe Club – Fleet 12
Ridgeway, Ontario, Canada
June 24–25, 2017
Pos Team Skipper Crew R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total
1 Cut The Breaks (15395 / 22) John Newell Mandy Newell, Owen MacDonald [6] 2 2 2 1 2 9
2 Nick Sertl (15586 / 18) Nick Sertl John Mastandrea, Dylan Farrell 2 4 1 3 [7] 4 14
3 Darlene (15083 / 12) Jimmy Barnash Kelly Barnash, Skyler Munger 3 [6] 3 6 3 5 20
4 Todd Wake (15390 / 16) Todd Wake Kristine Wake, Neal Fowler 7 1 4 8 [14] 1 21
5 David Starck (15545 / 14) David Starck Jody Starck, Ian Jones 4 3 5 [15] 5 6 23
6 Larry MacDonald (15495 / 04) Larry MacDonald Joy MacDonald, Julianne MacDonald 1 9 8 1 9 [11] 28
7 Rum Line (14905 / 13) Jamie Allan Jay Deakin, Chantal Ledger [9] 5 7 5 6 8 31
8 Money For Nothing (14298 / 17) Mark Sertl Cory Sertl, Venice Aureli 5 7 [9] 4 8 9 33
9 Thomas Allen Jr. (9 / 09) Thomas Allen Jr. Karl Allen, Bill Picton 12 8 [18] 11 2 7 40
10 Tom Starck (15499 / 11) Tom Starck Doug Wake, Brady Starck [15] 10 10 10 4 13 47
11 Jack's Boat (15000 / 15) Tim Werle Bertie Werle, Maura Condon 10 11 6 7 18 [19] 52
12 Gustavo Tamayo (15481 / 31) Gustavo Tamayo Juan Sanchez, Santiago Ramirez 13 20 12 [22] 10 3 58
13 Warren Emblidge III (15339 / 24) Warren Emblidge III Jeff Oak, Jen Millar 8 [DNS] 11 13 12 14 58
14 Michael Holly Jr. (15082 / 06) Mike Holly Valerie Tardif, Stephanie Boucher 17 12 [DNF] 9 13 10 61
15 Joe Starck Jr. (15298 / 02) Joe Starck Jr. Robert Starck, JP Starck [18] 14 14 12 15 12 67
16 Adam MacDonald (14895 / 34) Adam MacDonald Kiki, Lucas Goodin 11 [21] 13 17 11 17 69
17 Brian Cox (15191 / 05) Brian Cox Tess Weber, Richard Walsh 14 13 16 18 [23] 21 82
18 Ed Roseberry Jr. (14680 / 19) Ed Roseberry Jr.  Katie Braungart, PJ Redding / Andy Wright [21] 18 19 14 17 16 84
19 Peter Godfrey (15417 / 25) Peter Godfrey Sharon Godfrey, Erin Godfrey 22 15 [DNF] 16 16 18 87
20 Jenna Probst (15208 / 03) Jenna Probst Maya Weber, Grace Tomczak 20 17 17 23 [24] 15 92
21 Holy Cow (14522 / 01) Max Balanevsky Jack Carminati, Ethan Stoffman 19 19 21 20 20 [23] 99
22 In Lieu (14174 / 10) David Sprague Ann Rouget, Alyssa Loughborough [DNF] DNS 20 19 19 20 112
23 Duma (15599 / 20) Ben Folds Joe Tomczak, Jake Folds 16 16 15 [DNS] DNS DNS 115
24 Sparkle! (14878 / 08) Ross Bailey Jim Cooks, Scotia Evans [DNF] DNS 22 21 22 22 121
25 Philip Lange (15546 / 26) Phillip Lange Alexandra Lange, Shelby Allen [DNF] DNS DNS 24 21 24 137
26 BCC Grant Boat (14672 / 07) Sam Balanevsky Ben Tudor Price, Jake Bard [DNF] DNS DNS 25 25 25 143
27 Debbie Probst (15480 / 36) Debbie Probst [DNS] DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 170
28 Widow Maker (14924 / 21) Peter Gorny Andy Kalivoda [DNF] DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 170
29 Tanner Probst (15582 / 35) Tanner Probst [DNS] DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 170
30 David Fedak (14572 / 23) Dave Fedak Paige Robinson, Jeff Schall [DNF] DNF DNS DNS DNS DNS 170
31 Jody Starck (15125 / 38) Jody Starck Jody Lutz, Jason lutz [DNS] DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 170
32 Tim Scanlon (15412 / 37) Tim Scanlon [DNS] DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 170
33 Bunch Of Weenies (14599 / 39) Allison Jones Cheryl Day, Tim Noble [DNS] DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 170

Here's a few thoughts from John Newell on this past weekend:

Speed-
- Keeping the boat flat and the helm unloaded was key.  Hike hard! Especially off the starting line and in tight lanes.  After the back stay is maxed out, ease the main sheet to unload the helm.  Use weight movement downwind to steer the boat and avoid using the rudder (hand brake) to correct as much as possible.
-Timing and frequency of pumping downwind was very important.  We had the most success when I would count down to the pump so the main and spinnaker got pumped together.  

Tactics and Crew-
- It is a huge privilege to be able to sail with the crew I had. I was able to just focus on driving the boat all the time, which was key because the boat is very sensitive in conditions like we had.  Owen called the tactics upwind while Mandy would call puffs.  Downwind, I would look around a bit more, and talk to Owen about what he was feeling on the kite.  Getting the boat surfing on the favored gybe was the priority.

The most important takeaways from the weekend...

-BCC members, staff, and sailing venue are fantastic.
-The Jones family are wonderful hosts.  
-When your wife smacks herself in the face with a fully loaded spinnaker pole through a gybe, it's best to pretend like you didn't notice, keep the boat upright, and address it after the finish.