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Carlyle/Clinton "Smackdown" Invitational — Chris Wojnar

posted Aug 24, 2015, 12:53 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Aug 26, 2015, 4:52 PM ]

CLSA's very own Eric Bussell, with veteran sailor Tom Yeagle as crew, won the very first Carlyle/Clinton "Smackdown" invitational on Sunday. 

The competition included 11 boats, both from the Carlyle [CSA] sailing club and Clinton's CLSA.

The conditions were absolutely stupendous as the clouds drifted away and 14 mph winds came in from the North West.

Eric's father Rod Bussell and Dick Hansen ran the committee boat setting a W4 course that was Windward/Leeward twice around with a downwind finish.

Competition was fierce but with wonderful sportsmanship and camaraderie between the clubs.

Brian and Angie Hunt made a really neat traveling trophy for the overall team winners! [awarded to CLSA this time!]