2023 Soling 1 Meter Region 2 Championship Regatta Report
Submitted, November 9, 2023, By Dave Branning, Region 2 Director
It is always impressive when a class secretary decides to venture out and support his class at another regional championship. Mike Wyatt, former AMYA President and current passionate Soling 1M Class Secretary, with wife Anita in tow, drove 500 miles from Ohio to Spring Lake, NJ to support the R2 S1M Championship. Impressive!
The Marbleheaders of Spring Lake took advantage of Mike's presence and booked Mike for a two-dayer. Sunday was the SIN (Solings in November). That regatta report is separate from, this one. The RCR brought out 11 boats and Dom Bonanno was kind enough to lend me a fast boat. Unfortunately, the chartering skipper proceeded to hold this stallion back. Mother Nature struggled in her attempts at wind and we spent a few races paused in place waiting for the next prevailing puff. Sean Bradley, who was second here last year, now with a brand-new boat, found his own wind to just crush the field by 29 net points. Ivor Walton, a veteran Mid-Atlantic Soling skipper, held off Dom Bonanno for second. Dom came on strong in the afternoon to nose out Michael Campbell, DF95 Regional Director. Our guest, Mike Wyatt, finished fifth, just ahead of last year's winner, Jerry Franko.
The regatta team was led by Skip Hall with Judy Bonanno, Jerry Franko, Bill Sysyn, and Mike Campbell all lending a hand in making it a fun day. A big Bronx cheer to the guy who suggested pineapple pizza as a good choice. Really?

Summary of the 2023 S1M R2CR
Date: November 4, 2023
Location: Devine Park in Spring Lake, NJ
Host Club: Marbleheaders of Spring Lake
Entries: 11
Winds: Light and variable; 18 single fleet races completed
Scoring: Low point w/ 3 throw outs
Race Committee: RD, Skip Hall, Judy Bonanno; Jerry Franko, Bill Sysyn, Domenick Bonanno. Photos, Judy Bonanno

Place Sail Skipper Gross Net
1. 32 Sean Bradley 30 19
2. 31 Ivor Walton 66 48
3. 19 Dom Bonanno 84 59
4. 165 Michael Campbell 89 62
5. 39 Mike Wyatt 94 66
6. 26 Jerry Franko 199 69
7. 06 Dave Branning 115 85
8. 112 Don Upmal 117 88
9. 28 Cape May Ray 145 115
10. 33 Bill Sysyn 156 125
11. 08 Danner Waterstraw 198 162