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Rob Johnston Wins 2011 J/22 World Championship!!

RCYC’s own Rob Johnston along with John Skiles and Steven Andre won the Allstate Sugar Bowl J/22 World Championship by six points over Jim Barnash of Rochester, NY with a fifth-place finish on the last race of the regatta.  Racing hull #203, team Dieselsnack sailed a consistent regatta with all top 20 tallies, dropping a 19 in race 3.  Sixty-four boats competed in the event in New Orleans, LA, and 12 races were completed. Barnash went into the last day of the four-day regatta in the lead but finished 26th to Johnston’s third in the first race. He came back strong, however, with a win in the second race while Johnston finished 12th bringing the championship into play on the last race. Johnston’s fifth place in the last race of the regatta was enough to earn him the winner’s trophy.   See full results HERE.


Our Deepest Sympathies……

It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you that Sylvan Newman passed away  Friday morning (Oct. 14th).  Sylvan and his wife, Barbara, are part of the original founders of our club  and returned to RCYC a few years back with the Lightning Fleet.  Services will be held Sunday, October 16th at 2pm at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home (7405 W. Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX  75225).  There will be a reception following at the home of Keith Newman (10740 St. Michaels, Dallas, TX  75230).  Our deepest sympathies go to Barbara, their children, Clarke, Keith and Deanna, and the rest of the Newman Family and I ask you to keep all of them in your thoughts and prayers.

Erin Progelhof
Commodore, Rush Creek Yacht Club


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