Fall Line Rules Cleveland Race Week One-Design Weekend

72 teams competed on Lake Erie from June 14-16 in Cleveland Race Week’s One Design Weekend, part of the largest sailing regatta on Lake Erie and one of the largest on the Great Lakes. Racing began on Friday for several classes, with the remainder beginning on Saturday. 10 fleets competed over the weekend on four racecourses. Conditions were ideal on Friday, with 12-16 knots out of the northwest, sunshine and 1-2’ waves. Saturday brought 8-12 knots from the southwest, with flat water and a bit of rain for the competitors to deal with. Sunday dawned extremely foggy and glassy; the regatta was placed on a one-hour delay onshore before racing was entirely abandoned for the day and the regatta concluded. Five J/105s completed three races, all of which were won by local Chip Schaffner’s Fall Line. Rob Mock’s Unbridled scored a 2 -2 -3 for 7 points and second place. Ronald Carson’s Dark N Stormy finished out the top three with 10 points. Following racing each day, competitors were greeted with live music, great food and cocktails provided by sponsors Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Pusser’s Rum and Regatta Craft Mixers. The Race Committee did an outstanding job on all four courses and in all weather conditions. For complete information, visit www.clevelandraceweek.com. Photos are available on the Cleveland Race Week Facebook page.

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