Soling 1M Regional R2 Championship on 11/4/2023

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?
Race Results for Soling 1M Regional R2 Championship
Type  Place  Skipper Sail#  Points  City  St  Home Club 
Single 1 Sean Bradley  (Sean) 32 19 Point Pleasant NJ TWILIGHT LAKE MODEL BOAT CLUB
Single 2 Ivor Walton  4131 48 Garnet Valley PA MID-ATLANTIC MODEL YACHT CLUB
Single 3 Domenick Bonanno  (Dom) 2919 59 Shrewsbury NJ Marbleheaders of Spring Lake
Single 4 Michael Campbell  165 62 Clementon NJ Marbleheaders of Spring Lake
Single 5 Mike Wyatt  39 66 Perry OH WESTERN RESERVE MODEL YACHT CLUB
Single 6 Jerome Franko  (Jerry) 26 69 Spring Lake NJ Marbleheaders of Spring Lake
Single 7 David Branning  (Dave) 6 85 Ocean City NJ SOUTH JERSEY MODEL YC
Single 9 Ray Szulczewski  28 115 Cape May NJ MID-ATLANTIC MODEL YACHT CLUB
Single 10 William Sysyn  (Bill) 3933 125 Forked River NJ MID-ATLANTIC MODEL YACHT CLUB
Single 11 Daniel Waterstraw  8 162 Point Pleasant NJ