Wednesday, October 6, 2010

J/24 Lake George Changing Of Colors Regatta

J/24s sailing Lake George in Changing of Colors Regatta
(Lake George, NY)- Who can possibly resist the notion of sailing on what has to be one of the world's more gorgeous fresh water lakes during the changing of the colors in the fall.  Situated in an almost impossibly beautiful setting, Lake George has drawn summer crowds from around the northeast for generations.  Perhaps the best kept secret is the "Changing of the Colors" Regatta held every fall that attracts dozens of J/24s from all points of the compass to enjoy great camaraderie, spectacular sailing in the strong fall breezes and scenery to die for.

J/24s sailing Lake George Changing of Colors RegattaSixty J/24s showed up for this year's event and apparently no one was disappointed with the conditions.  After five races, the winner was Flip Wehrheim sailing BOMBA FLIPPER, sailing to a 1-1-3-4-1 score.  Mark Ingham sailed BRAIN CRAMP to a 3-2-2-2-6 record to secure second overall.  Long time J/24 sailor from the early 80s, Kirk Reynolds, sailed OLD CROW to an 11-5-1-1-4 record, showing that he's still got it to show the young bucks how to get around the race track!    For more COC sailing photos from Steve Armstrong.  For COC Regatta sailing results.