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2017 Blue Water Tennis is in the Books!
 

Three boats competed in CYC’s time-honored annual Blue Water Tennis event on Saturday July 1.  Conceived as a way to bring sailors and tennis players together in a fun competition, it lived up to expectations again this year.  And Mother Nature gave us an excellent weather day to make it that much more fun.



Andrew Kallfelz captained Aurora with 7 crew aboard, including Julie, Andrew’s sister and brother-in-law, the Van der Meers, Peter Cosel, Sarah Baines and Colby Richardson.

 



Commodore Don Wineberg entered Godzilla, with Charley Beal and Anne Turilli, normally on their own boat, Ken Brodin, Tim Dwyer, Hutch and Vivi, and Evan Smith.

 



We were delighted to welcome a new entry, Cassandra, owned by Chris Pardus, skippered by Tony Lush, with crew Alex Pardus, Julie Sanford and George Lynch, Alexandra Gillis, Janet Green and event organizer, Sheila Reilly.

Rob Parker did his best to provide level matches for all, and at the end of the morning’s tennis competition, the order of finish was Godzilla, Aurora close behind and Cassandra in solid third.

Out on the water, the breeze allowed for a good pace.  Godzilla had the best start, but Aurora made up time on the water, while Cassandra gamely brought up the rear.  As the race was handicapped, the Race Committee took some time to work out adjusted times, and it turned out that Aurora lost by a mere 15 seconds to Godzilla.  Cassandra was not too far behind at the finish.

Kudos to the Commodore and the Godzilla crew’s winning performance, both on the courts and the water, they took the overall competition and have bragging rights until next year.

Many thanks go to our Race Committee, consisting of Emily and Dick Boenning, who stepped in at the last minute to help.  And thanks the CYC staff for breakfast food, lunch (mmm, pastrami …) and great apres sail chicken wings!  A big thank you to Sheila Reilly for chairing the event!

 


Description from the Ferguson Trophy Deed of Gift:


"The Blue Water Tennis event is a combination of tennis tournament and sailing race conceived in 1996 by then Fleet Captain Gerry Bay.  By design, the event is meant to promote tennis and sailing activity and socialization among CYC members by providing sailing members who rarely play tennis and tennis playing members who rarely go out on a sailboat an opportunity to enjoy a day doing both in a mildly competitive spirit.  This event is open to all CYC members in good standing.  In respect to the original intent of this event, members wishing to partially participate and invited house guests of CYC members may participate only with the approval of the event commissioner.  The sailboats must be CYC member owned or chartered mono hull sailboats, have a valid PHRF-NB certification and be driven during the race by a CYC member in good standing.  Format, handicapping and scoring of the tennis tournament shall be at the discretion of the event commissioner.  All determinations regarding the winner of the sailing race will be sanctioned by the current race committee.  The overall winner will be determined by the event commissioner."

 




2017 Winning Team

Godzilla
Commodore Don Wineberg (C)
Charley Beal
Anne Turilli
Ken Brodin
Tim Dwyer
Hutch & Vivi
Evan Smith


2016 Winning Team

Shadow Dancer
Charley Beal (C)
Dick Boenning
Mary Hutchinson
Nick Beal
Anne Turilli
Greg Hedberg
Ken Brodin
Emily Boenning


2015 Winning Team

Four Suns
Charley Beal (C)
Ann Turilli
Greg Ferguson
Greg Hedberg
Jane DeCarlo
Dean DeCarlo
Mary Hutchinson
Margaret Kinnecom
Emily Boenning
Dick Boenning


2014 Winning Team

Four Suns
Charlie Beal (C)
Ann Turilli
Nick Beal
Lydia Owen
Ken Brodein
Greg Hedberg
Dick Boenning
Emily Boenning
Mary Hutchinson
 
2013 Winning Team

Four Suns
Charley Beal (C)
Anne Turilli
Dick Boenning
Emily Boenning
Kenny Brodin
Lydia Babich
Mary Hutchinson
Greg Hedberg