Brackman and Farley Grab the 2016 No Frills Air Trophy

No Frills 1 2016
No Frills 2 2016
No Frills 3 2016
No Frills Start 2016
MO 6 wins No Frills 2016
No Frills 2016

Fourteen boats were on the line for the first race of the 2016 Lotawana No Frills Regatta. Saturday saw winds from SSE at a12-15 mph and temperatures in the low 80’s guaranteeing a beautiful day of sailing. With a judge shortage, the fleet planted a dummy judge’s boat in the middle of the leg for a start/finish line and MO-4 ran the horns..
Jim Martin, Scott Griffiths, and Spencer Brackman separated from the fleet early with Jim getting the first win of the season. The second race saw Spencer Brackman and Charley Farley starting to show superior early season form with a first place finish. They completed the afternoon session with a 2-1 finish to take a commanding lead into Sunday.
The Sunday forecast was for lots of wind and they got that right. With nine boats sitting on the sidelines we had plenty of judges for the last race. Starting in 22+ mph south winds, most of the five boats were near the starting line for the 10:00am race. Scott Griffiths had 600 pounds of mature beef on board and jackstays tuned to a high C. Brackman, Frasier, and Robison, separated from JMO Byrne and Griffiths and had a close three way race around the course. The final windward leg had some knock down puffs. 1000 yard from the finish, one hit the leader, and sent the Frashier family swimming. Robison was able to hold on for one more tack to get the win. No discussion was needed that there would be no more racing for the day. Photo ops at the MYC finished out a fun weekend to kick off the 2016 season.

PlaceSail NoSkipperCrewR1R2R3R4R5Total
1MO-6Spencer BrackmanCharley Farley312129
2KC-8Scott Griffiths 2337318
3MO-4Ed RobisonSandy Jones8813121
4MO-2Greg ClagettBill Dwyer52461532
5MO-360Jim Martin 17681537
6MO-99Mark FrashierSarah Frashier96521537
7MO-46J MO ByrneChris Hawkins101275438
8MO-808Brian TillemaEric Johnson75941540
9MO-11Jestin LentzGary Schroeder4410111544
10MO-66Gordon McBride 119891552
11MO-30Tim Dwyer 61012131556
12MO-26Bob CooleyDave Adamczyk141311101563
13MO-888Chuck FalkenbergJay Lentz131113141566
14MO-23Tracy RasmussenDiane Rasmussen121414121567