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Mark WhiteFleet News, Hoover Sailing Club, Leadline

MC’s Have Record Year in 2020

Our MC fleet at HSC had a very strong 2020 season, with 92% of the MC sailors getting out to race (at least once)!  This actually means that participation was up in 2020.  We still sailed 73 races this season, the same as during the 2019 season, even with our late start this year.   The average number of boats in each race increased from 6.2 to 6.6.  24 of the 26 boats in the MC fleet raced at least once. 19 of the total had at least 5 races and we had 12 Scowboys sail more than 20 races.   With many normal MC regattas being canceled across the country, people raced more at home and we had 12 races with at least 10 boats on the line.  While our normal May regatta was postponed and changed to a one-day BYOE (Bring Your Own Everything) event in September, we had 25 boats competing.   Single-handed boats are naturally socially distanced, I guess.     

Blake and Clark dueled down to the final race of the season. And after the dust settled, the 2020 fleet racing trophy returned to Richard Blake after a long string of seasonal victories by Clark Wade.   Congratulations Richard. 

Here are the season’s standings for everyone who raced an MC:

Blake 795Thomas 115
Wade 784Keller 108
Fisher 635Fogle 100
Pace 509Basford 82
White 493Tyndall 76
Sun 428Keenan 37
Vasulka 248Andrew 36
Lonsdale 220Graves 32
Wolf 204Lavender 22
Huling 151Bingham 12
Rendina 150Smith 8
Lohner 146Lantz 3