7th Nori Grout Memorial Regatta
The 7th Annual Nori Grout Memorial Regatta was held on August 14. It had been rescheduled due to weather and the day was perfect! Sailing has always been a part of the Sylvia Lake scene but sailboat racing began informally in the late nineteen sixties. Nori Grout was one of the founders of the Sylvia Lake Sailing Club, which sponsored races from Robinson's Point to Wintergreen Bay and back. In her memory, the Nori Grout Memorial Regatta is held in August. It’s a race, but a race all in good fun.
Results: 1st- Emily Grout Sprague, 2nd- Greg Force, 3rd- Laurie Orford Harter. The newly established Mark Taylor Spirit of Sailing Award goes to Bill Cook, for tenacity and sportsmanship under adverse circumstances. Thanks also to the committee boat: Phil Sprague, Roxanne Tyler, Cindy Reilly Gadbaw, Trish Geer, Maggie Kirkby, and Carol Scott for keeping time, watching buoys, and rescuing capsized sailors!
For many years Nori conducted sailing lessons for the young people of Sylvia. They were held every Thursday followed by their own races and rules review. Nori Grout emphasized good sportsmanship and safe boating. For those of you hoping to get into sailing, keep an eye out for a learn to sail workshop being planned for July of next summer; the more the merrier.
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