The 2013 Catalina National Championship was held at the Racine Yacht Club August 9-11. Several SSYC boats competed, with Peter Reiske’s Ragdoll winning 1st place overall in the spinnaker division. The 5 race regatta had the racers competing in a variety of weather conditions including sun, rain and a stretch of calm winds on Sunday! Ragdoll lost the first match to fellow SSYC team Meltdown before battling back in the end. The Reiske’s will hold the traveling trophy for one year before it’s awarded next year.
Peter Reiske was thrilled to win again in 2013, having won the Nationals once before in 2011 when it was hosted by SSYC. His crew this time included Bob Franke, Dan Gautraud, Margaret Jaberg, Angie Tornes and Scott Reiske. Everyone on board was excited when Ragdoll won, especially after Peter had been off the water for a good part of this season. A well deserved victory for one of SSYC’s legendary racers!!
The whole team was proud to win and to represent SSYC at the awards ceremony. Peter even got up on the foredeck at the last finish to celebrate!!! A great day with a great team on a great lake.