Doug Thome is National Champion

Doug Thome is National Champion

Congratulations to Doug Thome who is the 2024 Catalina 22 National Champion and Spinnaker Fleet Champion.

Doug has served as Class Chief Measurer for multiple terms and knows the Catalina 22 quite well. As a Tactician, Doug has been on almost a dozen winning National Champion Catalina 22s during the past 15+ years, crewing for National Champions Justin Chambers, Keith Bennett, and Dennis Slaton. Hailing from Buford, Georgia near Lake Lanier, Doug is an incredibly talented sailor who consistently displays his talent to win races at all levels.

In the Silver Fleet, Mark Breeden is the 2024 Catalina 22 Silver Fleet Champion. Welcome to Gold Fleet Mark!

Link to NATIONAL REGATTA RESULTS.

2023 and 2024 National Championship Regatta Photographs by Weist Photography

2023 and 2024 National Championship Regatta Photographs by Weist Photography

A great photographer is one who makes you feel as though you are right there - a part of the action. Eric Weist of Weist Photography has shared over 1,000 photographs from the 2023 (Arkansas) and 2024 (Michigan) Catalina 22 National Championship Regattas. Eric's work is fantastic and makes you feel as though you are right out there and enjoying the fun and the competition with all the skippers and crew at the Nationals. 

Link to 2023 Photographs.

Link to 2024 Photographs. 

The above photographs are also available from the Web Links page on this website - WEB LINKS.

If you enjoy Eric's work, please consider making a contribution to off-set Eric's expenses for his photography journey and college education. 

 

Apostle Islands Cruise, August 12 to 17

Apostle Islands Cruise, August 12 to 17

Apostle Islands Cruise 2024 is a Go!

Who doesn’t love an early spring! That means more time for sailing.

Join us this year for the Apostle Islands Cruise August 12 to 17, 2024. It will be an adventure like no other. Often referred to as the “Caribbean of the North” this lake is unsalted and shark free! Well, that is if you don’t include my boat "Lake Shark". We will launch from Bayfield, Wisconsin for a weeklong adventure filled with lighthouses, amazing sunsets, and pristine beaches.

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