Battle Of Champions Takes Hold On Day One Of A Scow Nationals

Lake Geneva, Wisc. – Day one of the 2013 A Scow National Championship, hosted by the Lake Geneva Yacht Club was put on hold almost right from the get go. A terrific line of thunderstorms threatened Lake Geneva with high winds and torrential rain, forcing PRO Hank Stuart to AP on shore.

Several hours passed as teams waited on land for the storm to pass and conditions to stabilize in hopes of squeezing in some racing.

The AP was dropped just after 3 o’clock and around 4.17 p.m. teams went racing under light conditions. 2012 A Scow Big Inland Champion Pat Hughes from Lake Minnetonka on Melvin came out on top. “It was fun to be on the water. Today’s one and only race was the first race for Team Melvin this year.” said a relaxed and laughing Hughes post racing. “As we look ahead to tomorrow, I hope there is more wind than there was today.”

Following up in second overall is defending National champion Andy Burdick in the driver seat of Terry Blanchard’s Silverhawk. In third is 2010 National Champion Tom Freytag on MadCap.

Racing continues on Saturday with a 10.30 warning.

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1.) Pat Hughes, Melvin; 1 = 1
2.) Andy Burdick/Terry Blanchard, Silverhawk; 2 = 2
3.) Tom Freytag, MadCap; 3 = 3
4.) Vincent Porter/John Anderson, Eagle; 4 = 4
5.) Mike Keefe, Ajax; 5 = 5
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