Goose Island Colors Regatta

The annual regatta that marks the start of the offshore sailing season in Chicago on Lake Michigan is Columbia YC’s Goose Island Colors Regatta. Jon Weglarz’ THE ASYLUM led the charge in the J/105 fleet with score of just 6 points—the result of winning four races and having to tolerate a second in the second race of the first day. Behind Weglarz, it was a race for the balance of the podium. A trio of boats were at it all weekend, with Ken Ganch’s GONZO just squeaking out a second place by one point over the next two boats. Third was determined by a tie-breaker with both boats sitting on 15 points each: Mike Sheppard’s FLYING PIG taking the bronze over Clark Pellet’s SEALARK. Fifth place went to Judith & Ross McLean’s ESPRIT D’ECOSSE. For more Goose Island Colors Regatta sailing information, visit

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