The Thrill of Competing
Lake Erie Interclub Cruise Results
The following race results were achieved by some of the finest sailors in the history of the world. The winning team’s accomplishment of harnessing the wind and surf the seas enabled them to achieve victory. Click here to see the trophy winners.
30 years ago at age 14 year my first Interclub Cruise was aboard J. Boyd Bert’s C&C 33 Diablo. I can remember my father waking me up at 3:30 in the morning and the excitement of my first Interclub. The race started in Erie on a gray and overcast morning with about 10-15 knots of wind. It was a downwind start and halfway down the bay the blooper was put up and the sheet handed to me. Another first, never flew a blooper before; none-the-less never heard of one before! There are many firsts on the Interclub. The first crossing of Long Point, the first flying jibe broach (and hanging on for dear life), the first thrill of victory and the first humbling dead last. Over the years I have joked with new crewmembers about their first “virgin” Interclub. Then thinking about my first cruise, I start to envy the “virgin” as they experience the Interclub Cruise for the first time. I will no longer make light of this, I’ll just sit back, watch and enjoy their first Interclub Cruise.Jamie Taylor