The 2010 sailing season ended on a high note Aug. 7 when 10 boats showed up for the Moxness Cup -- the most in about a decade.
The new (or sailors we haven’t seen for awhile) boats included Harry Seward (with his wife, Judy, and Tara), Rebecca Lundberg and John Rainaldi (sailing the Putney boat) and Tom Garbisch sailing the old Garbisch wooden C, which performed well in the light air (under 5 miles per hour).
Ki and Byron Hoffman won both races to capture first overall, followed by Pete Roberts in second (with two thirds) and a tie for third: John and Rebecca (with a second and a fifth) and Bob Crabb and Robin (also with a second a fifth).
A complete lack of wind the following day on Sunday required us to cancel the End of the Summer race. So we were able to hold three of our four races this past season.
Ki and Byron Hoffman won the Summer Series, followed by Bob Crabb in second and Grant Moos in third. (See race results for a complete overview of the sailing season.)
At our end-of-the-season gathering, the club also inducted six people into the inaugural Ten Mile Lake Sailing Hall of Fame. Dick Garbisch (vibrant as ever at 94), Rollie Buck, Bob Buck, Jim Brandt and Jimmy Gamble were all recognized for their roles in getting the club started in the 1930s. And Dave Brandt, a long-time sailor who passed away a few years ago, was also in the first class of hall of fame inductees.
We’ll be adding some great old photos and bios of these sailors in the coming months.
We’re now gearing up for the 2011 season and have dates set for the four official races of the season and tentative dates (depending on interest and schedules) for three additional races (marked with the an asterisk).
Mimi Garbisch suggested the tune-up race, coupled with a clinic conducted by Ten Mile’s best sailors or possibly an outside sailing instructor. It’d be a great way to bring our skills to the next level.
The Pirate Race is a nontraditional race intended as a fun way for our JV skippers to get involved in the sport.
And the Wooden Boat Classic would be a great way to get some of our dormant sailors back into the fold. Races on wooden cross-country skis are becoming increasingly popular. So there’s no reason why wooden sailboat races shouldn’t be as popular.
Finally, if you haven’t already, please consider joining the club ($50 or a family membership and $35 for an individual) by sending a check to the Ten Mile Lake Sailing Club, c/o Grant Moos, 599 Arlington Ave. E., St. Paul, MN, 55130.
Maintaining this Website is our biggest expense. We think it’s very important to help us build the club and continue the enthusiasm for sailing on Ten Mile Lake.
Lastly, many thanks to our Committee Boat volunteers (Dick Staunton, Ed “Pete” Crandall, Jeff Manlove, Dave Roberts and Hannah Moos), and to the many people who contributed photographs to the site, including Pete Roberts, Dick Staunton and Hannah Moos.