North Sails LOFT NEWS

CELEBRATING ANOTHER YEAR ON THE WATER

CASRA Year End Awards

North Sails is a proud supporter of Chicago racing, including in our continued gold-level sponsorship of Chicago Areas Sail Racing Association (aka CASRA). 

CASRA and North Sails share the common commitment to supporting the growth of the sport of sailing in the Chicago area.  CASRA is an organization comprised of five Chicago-area yacht clubs. Combined, CASRA member clubs have approximately 3,000 members. Some of CASRA’s racing events include the Casual Race Series and the Charity Challenge.

CASRA wrapped up another eventful season of organized racing with a Town Hall meeting and awards. CASRA past President Mike Hettel and current President Greg Miarecki, along with North Sails Chicago’s very own Keith Church, handed out custom-made flags for winners for various races and series.  Here are the results for 2019.

Chicago Race Week

T-10 

1st Place: Meat (Brian Kennalley, Edward Mui, Craig Roehl)

2nd Place: Water Works (Rick and Mary Ann Lillie)

3rd Place: Minister  (Blane & Cindy Boynton)

Buoy

1st Place: Momentus (Kevin Saedi / Raman Yousefi)

2nd Place: Eagle (Jerry & Shawn O’Neill)

Distance

1st Place: Paradigm Shift (Dave Dickerson)

2nd Place: Valkyrie (Brian Bullock)

3rd Place: Mise En Place (Paul Thompson)

CASRA Casual Race Series Winners, presented by Chicago Harbors

Spinnaker Section

1st Place: Exeter (John Notch)

2nd Place:  Success (Kasey Iwasyk)

3rd Place: Paradigm Shift (Dave Dickerson)

Non-Spinnaker Section

1st Place: Solstice (Greg Bohmann)

2nd Place: Quicksilver (Vilia Sutkus-Kiela)

3rd Place: Jade (Mike Hoover)

CASRA Charity Challenge Winners

The Charity Challenge consists of three different events: the Gold Star Regatta; the Leukemia Cup; and the Chicago Regatta. All three events focus on raising funds for worthy charities making an impact in the Chicago area.

GOLD LEVEL

Flying Pig

Global Nomads

Jahazi

Lucy

Maskwa

Ohana

 SILVER LEVEL

Archimedes III

Defiance

Heartbreaker

Ob La Di

Paradigm Shift

Spanker

Skye

We congratulate fellow racers and look forward to more future sponsorship with CASRA to promote the sport of sailing in Chicago.