Fleet 81 (Fernridge, OR) Season Sailing Report

By Salty Green

November 6, 2009

As the leaves fall and the rains begin I thought it time to report on our fleets summer activities at Fern Ridge Lake in Eugene. Participation from our fleet was excellent this past summer with 10-12 boats on the line each Wednesday evening. With very few exceptions we had favorable winds each night and only one "gear buster" that I recall.  Kudos' to those few who braved both capsize and broken gear in gusts to over 25 knots.

Wednesday night at Fleet 81

Jerald Skeen leads Salty Green

Late summer on Fern Ridge Lake

The Eugene City Brewery hosted our awards dinner on Oct 29th and they were as follows:

Fleet Championships
#3979 Jerald and Jaxon Skeen 1st
#6261 Kenn and Chris Meneely 2nd
#3513 Mike O'Bryan and Salty Green 3rd

Spring Series
# 158 Ted Walkup
# 5071 Allan Stults and Terry Sellars
# 4230 Mark O'Hara

Summer Series
#158 Ted Walkup
# 4689 Mike Merrifield and son Trevor
# 4633 Mark and Sheena Schroeder

High Point Award
# 3979 Jerald Skeen 1st
# 5071 Allan Stults 2nd
# 4689 Mike Merrifield 3rd

Most Improved Sailor
#3 Joe Rubash

The George Yervis Memorial Award for Corinthian Spirit
#4230 Mark O'Hara

Women's All Star
#2904 Becky Barker

Special recognition to family crew members and Junior All Stars went to Jaxon Skeen and Trevor Merrifield.

Triton Yacht Club acknowledged Brianna Bale for her first ever Lido experience in crewing with John Papadopoulos to win the Emerald Cup in June.

Can't wait till Spring.

Salty Green