The 2017 ILYA Class X Championship Regatta at Delavan Lake Yacht Club is in the record books and Owen Harrod with crew Hank Seum, sailing the “Shake and Bake“, W-20, captured second place overall in the Junior Fleet. Eight races were conducted from July 26-29, 2017 for the 67 boat Junior Fleet. Class X is limited to sailors age 16 and under, and the fleet is split into two divisions with kids 14 and under sailing in the Junior Fleet.
Competition was very tight within the top few boats and Owen sailed very consistently throughout the event, continually closing on the first place boat, Meta Simon (V-213) from Pewaukee who won her first Inland event. After six races were completed, one throw out was allowed, which resulted in a tie between Owen and Meta going into the last race Saturday morning. Tensions were running high and it took five general recalls to get the final race underway!
Congratulations to Owen and Hank for sailing a great regatta! Full Results can be found online.