Fisher/Post Place First in Lighthouse Regatta

From left to right:  Wayne Hastings (Regional Coordinator), Hannah Post (Crew), Patrick Fisher (Skipper) and Paul Kaestner (Regatta Chair)

Lake Winnebago, WisconsinHannah Post and Patrick Fisher from Ship 5050 out of Sheboygan, WI take first place at the first Sea Scout Lighthouse Regatta at the Fond du Lac Yacht Club.

The “Fond du Lac Sea Scouts Lighthouse Regatta” was held on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017, under sunny skies with favorable winds throughout the day, sailing offshore on Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin. Five teams of two registered for the event and raced on Lasers to gain eligibility for next year’s “William I. Koch International Sea Scout Cup Race” in Galveston, Texas. The hosts for this year’s Qualifying Regatta were the Fond du Lac Yacht Club and Sea Scout Ship 5792 with OA (Organizing Authority) provided by the Race Committee.

The First Place honors went to a Sheboygan, Wisconsin team from Ship 5050, one of the oldest Sea Scouting Ships in the United States – Skipper: Patrick Fisher and Crew: Hannah Post. In a close 2nd Place finish was a Fond du Lac, Wisconsin team from Ship 5792 – Skipper: Brenna Wetherbee and Crew: Kyle Nett. In 3rd Place, also from Ship 5792, were Skipper: Adam Nett, and Crew: Sam Grahl.

The Fond du Lac area has a rich Sea Scouting history dating back to the 40s, 50s and 60s and the members of Sea Scout Ship 5792, chartered just 8 months ago with two sailboats in their growing fleet, believe that this Regatta will begin a new chapter of adventures on the water. When you see us on Facebook, you will believe!

Place Position Last Name First Name Ship Name (#) Points
1 Skipper Fisher Patrick 5050 6
Crew Post Hannah 5050
2 Skipper Wetherbee Brenna 5792 8
Crew Nett Kyle 5792
3 Skipper Nett Adam 5792 15
Crew Grahl Sam 5792
4 Skipper Nett Austin 5792 20
Crew Tierney Nathan 5792
5 Skipper Bohn Olivia 5792 29
Crew Bohn Sam 5792


Foley/Koudelka Finish 1st in Motor City Ragatta

From left to Right: Tim Branson (2017 Motor City Regatta Chairman) , Brian Foley, Lubos Koudelka, Patricia O’Brien (DYC Commodore).


Detroit Yacht Club, Detroit, Michigan – – – Skipper Brian Foley with his crew Lubos Koudelka won the Motor City Qualifier Regatta. They will be going to the Koch Cup international Sea Scout Regatta in 2018.
The Motor City Regatta was held on the Detroit River off of the Detroit Yacht Club on a breezy Saturday, August 5, 2017.  The Detroit Yacht Club was joined by the Detroit Boat Club and the Edison Boat Club as sponsors for the 2nd time.  Eight crews from four different Ships in the Central Region participated in Flying Scout sailboats provided by the Detroit Yacht club along with three safety boats.  The Principle Race Office was Linda  Minsterman, a member of the Detroit Yacht Club and the Bayview Yacht Club.  Alan Minsterman was the Race Committee Chair and a Past Commodore of the Detroit Yacht Club.  All crews went out for the first race of the day but since their skill level varied, some felt it was prudent to return to the DYC docks.  Racing was suspended and lunch was served.  Then the wind on the river had abated a bit and racing resumed.  After four afternoon races were completed, the Motor City Regatta was successfully completed.  Dinner featuring burgers and hot dogs was enjoyed by everyone including parents, Ship 1148 adults, and Race committee members.  Followng dinner, all 8 crew members were presented a race flag by Ship 1148 Skipper Tim Branson and DYC Commodore Patricia Thull Obrien.
Place Position First Name Last Name Ship Name (#) Points
1 Skipper Brian Foley S1148 8
Crew Lubos Radovan S1148
2 Skipper Caleb Parton S1148 12
Crew Sara Mazurek S1148
3 Skipper Nick Maude S41 16
Crew Zak Hamil S41
3 Skipper Tess DeWilde Kohler S320 16
Crew Nicollette Loeding S320
5 Skipper Gloria Cabadas S1148 29
Crew Mary-Claire Cabadas S1148
6 Skipper Jillian Lovett S1148 32
Crew Abby Hall S1148
7 Skipper Drew Montgomery S308 42
Crew Nathan Myers S308
8 Skipper Anna Bovee S1148 44
Crew Caitlin Parton S1148