Fleet 2 Annual Report for 2016
Looking back at 2016, Ensign Fleet 2 had a very busy year on and off the water. The Fleet competed in nearly 20 regattas on local and regional levels. These regattas included major regattas sponsored by The Houston Yacht Club, members-only regattas and women's regattas.
Off the Water Fun: Our annual "in town" party was held at the beginning of the year at the bay home of Chris and Brad Larson (Lil Lade #609) and hosted by Jane Heron (Carolina Girl #509) . This is always an informal, fun event for the members and families to mix and mingle. Later in year, just in time for the Rio Olympics, HYC sponsored the Amazing Olympics Games. Daniel Dalgleish (Ouija #943) led the Ensign team which was awarded the bronze medal in swimming.
Windward Bound Sailing Camp for Women: Borrowed Ensigns are used to teach beginning level - Force 1 - sailing in this annual camp, now in its third decade. Lythia Metzmeier (Dynamite # 519) oversaw Force 1 with assistance from Kay Snider and Megan Larson, while Laura Dalgleish assisted as a Force 2 counselor. Little Oil, Carolina Girl and Dynamite were borrowed for camp.
Ensign Kid's Cup: The Ensign Kid's Cup was held the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend with seven teams sailed by twenty-eight Ragnots and youth from local clubs. This was a very well attended event. A celebration and awards ceremony was held at the Beachcomber following the racing. The winners were: 1st - Little Oil, 2nd - Dynamite, 3rd - the other woman and all participants received a medal. Thanks to Rick Snell, Regatta Chair (Chianti #811), and the boat owners and boat representatives for making it happen.
HYC Club Championship: One of HYC's club-only regattas is the Club Championship. Each fleet within the Club sends a team to compete. Laura Dalgleish represented Fleet 2 in the 2016 HYC Club Championship winning second place in a tie-breaker.
2016 Fleet Championship: The Smith Family Trophy presented in 1963 by the Rufus G. Smith family is awarded each year to the winner of the Spinnaker Fleet Champion. The Fleet 2 Champion is selected by the Racing Rules of Sailing low point system based upon participation in the Houston Yacht Club Regattas and each day in the HYC club races in the spring, summer and fall series. The 2016 Season Fleet Champion awards were presented at the annual banquet held November 19th:
Fleet Champion – Smith Trophy*
*1st - Dean Snider, Little Oil 1724
2nd - Lythia Metzmeier, Dynamite 519
3rd - John Cutler, the other woman 1029
2017 Fleet 2 Officers: The Fleet 2 officers for 2017 are:
Commodore/Fleet Captain – Madonna Breen Vice Commodore – Rick Snell
Secretary/Treasurer – Kay Snider
Measurer – Lythia Metzmeier
Past Commodore - John Cutler
Recognition - Fleet 2 is proud to have two of the Ensign Class Association National Officers in its fleet: John Cutler - Commodore and Kay Snider - Treasurer.
Region IV Regatta- Dick Baxter (Crusader # 438) raced in this year's Region IV Regatta hosted by Fleet 30 on Lake Travis. Fleet 2 will host the Ensign Regionals during the Houston Open One Design Regatta (HOOD) in September 2017.
THE OTHER WOMAN
MY GAL IV
Pat & Itzel Mulhern
Bill and Shari Lakenmacher
Bill & Shari Lakenmacher
Terry Hurzeler estate
Jane & Steve Heron
Paul & Susan Ehrhardt
Megan Larson, Brad & Chris Larson, Terri Benson
Bill & Adrienne Fry
Rick & Margaretta Snell
Laura & Daniel Dalgleish
Frank & Melinda Harmon
John & Paula Cutler
Clark & Anne Thompson
Ed & Marsha Bluestein
Dean & Kay Snider
Bob & Balvy Chapman
Derek & Amy Beck
Vince & Margaretta Morvillo
Calvin & Cinzia Holt
Dean & Kay Snider