08.07.2017

Legends of the Lake

In a competition amidst strong winds, big waves and consistent whitecaps, the 2017 Wixon Jewelers National Championship proved to be a test of will and wits for its competitors. Bringing the rich tradition and competitive spirit of yacht racing to the beautiful waters of Lake Minnetonka, the three-day regatta hosted 21 teams from around the country to compete for the prestigious title of national champions. With winds gusting over 20 mph, sailors were challenged to compete in a thrilling high-speed battle while keeping their boats upright. These heavy air conditions were no easy feat, even for these world-class sailors. After three days of epic sailing conditions, a local team from Minnetonka Yacht Club was crowned national champions. Skipper Pat Hughes and his crew put on an amazing performance, scoring an impressive 13 points in six races.

Congratulations to Pat Hughes and team Melvin on winning the 2017 Wixon Jewelers A Scow National Championship! (Photo by Steve Bernstein, Power Play Action Images)


(Photo by Steve Bernstein, Power Play Action Images)

(Photo by Steve Bernstein, Power Play Action Images)

(Photo byOnne van der Wal Nautical Photography)

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