Augie Barkow and JJ Hausman Win C Nationals
In what will be recalled as one of the toughest C Nationals ever, Pewaukee’s Augie Barkow took home the hardware. His crew Cole Schweda (back left) and JJ Hausman (back right) are surrounded by Barkow and Hausman children. Plagued by high winds for every completed race and one race abandoned due to unfair conditions with a lull in the pressure as only bigger wind was to arrive, the race committee was on its toes to dance around the conditions. The three-day event concluded with 5 races (one attempted abandoned) with loads of time on shore. A huge squall came in right before noon on day one which eliminated any further racing on day one. Day two revealed a 10 degree drop in temperature with three race starts and only two big wind races completed. Day three was again ANOTHER ten degree drop in temperature and two moderate wind races.
Racing was tight with numerous sails sporting the gold emblem of a prior National Champs.
Race winners were:
Kent Haeger/Mike Greeson;
Mark Hetzler/Kurt Honeyager/Janelle Simon;
Augie Barkow/JJ Hausman (twice!)
Ryan Grosch/Natalie Sinn.
(go to www.cscow.org Racing Schedule page for full results)
A great regatta for everyone thanks in large part to the hard working volunteers of the Pewaukee Yacht Club!
Congratulations to all of the competitors and a job well done by the race officials!