2016 Lake Wentworth Sailing Regatta Now History

The wind gods were smiling for the sailboat race. The wind was not too strong, not to light, it was just right. Lots of people enjoyed the race from their boats but other from their volunteer positions at the “stake boats” which made sure people went around the buoys properly. Others watched from the shores. The color on the lake was spectacular!

The course started at Albee Beach, went around Bass Island and then to a buoy to the SE of Cate Island. Then, the boats sailed toward Triggs and finally back to Albee Beach. The photos are from where the boats made the turn SE of Cate Island. lwa9

Approaching the first buoy…….   A blaze of color.


Headed past Bass Island


Boats rounding the first stake boat near Cate Island


Boats headed off toward Triggs Island with Mt. Shaw in the background.

The race is sponsored by the New Hampshire Boat Museum, the Town of Wolfeboro and the LWA. Lots of volunteers made it all happen. They included people in boats, people at registration, people setting the course and all the “crew” who helped the sailors get ready for the race.The results are after a few pictures.


The results from the race are as follows:

Class A – Sunfish / Sailfish

1st  John Palusek                  115.46

2nd Max Lawall                     116.22

3rd Sam Marsh                      121.57

Class B – Sloop

1st Karl Doane                      111.13

2nd Frank Bellefluer            133.12

Class C – Multihull

1st Bob Weidner                   48.21

2nd William Marsh                51.58

Class D – Laser

1st Bill Durfee                                                    106.58

2nd Keith Simpson                                             107.55

3rd Don Kretchmer     and Teresa Kretchmer         107.56

Class E – Student Optimist Dinghy

1st James Yarling                  35.02

2nd Kevin Menici                 37.44

3rd Lou Arinello                     42.26

Best Costume                Kristina Folcik & Kristin Johnson

2016 Lake Wentworth Sailing Regatta Volunteers

Committee Start Boat                Craig Garland, John Nelson, Scott Donavan

Committee Boat Point Breeze    Zeke Bly, Joel Nelson

Committee Boat Triggs Island     Bob Spear
Chase Boats                             Ken Francon, Jake Donavan

Registration                              Martha Sheahan, Denise Hutchins, Theresa DeChiaro, Janice Arinello

Course Set-up                          Russ Shundler, Joe DeChiaro, Jake Donavan



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