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Greens Creek Challenge 2017
Sailing in pursuit of medals and a rubber chicken
September 5, 2017
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S
ailors from the Oriental area and NC State participated in the 2017 Greens Creek Challenge. Thirteen boats were on the water and 19 sailors competed in three divisions: FJ, Sunfish, and Laser. A rubber chicken was quietly placed along the course for some lucky sailor to find. Two races were held: one in the morning, one in the afternoon.

Greens Creek Challenge 2017
Lining up at the start.

Grace Evans’ lawn served as headquarters for the event. The Bean and Silos provided breakfast and lunch for organizers and participants. The students were housed in the community by the Dixon family, the Cox family, and the Wheeler family. Sail Pack (NC State) was sponsored by Joe and Lynn Mattea, Harry and Finola Corbett, and Bill and Camilla Wheeler.

Greens Creek Challenge 2017
Todd Cox behind the sail.
Greens Creek Challenge 2017
Passing under the bridge.
Greens Creek Challenge 2017
Don Munn wins the Greens Creek Chicken Rescue Award.

Results:
FJ Division:
1st tie:
- Kara Wheeler/Ian Pierno (NC State)
- Carly Pedron/Alec Sitton (NC State)
2nd: Caroline James/Puddles Pudlo (NC State)
3rd: Andrew Edwards/Caroline Eberhardt (NC State)

Sunfish:
1st: Joe Grimm
2nd: Todd Cox
3rd: Paul Welles

Laser Division:
1st: Don Munn
2nd: Chuck Lee

Special Awards
Youngest Skipper: Caroline James
Most Improved Skipper: Todd Cox
Sail “N” Swim: Todd Cox
Most Experienced: Chuck Lee

Greens Creek Chicken Rescue Award:
Don Munn

Participants:
FJ division: Kara Wheeler, Ian Pierno, Carly Pedron, Alec Sitton, Caroline James, Puddles Pudlo, Andrew Edwards, Caroline Eberhardt, Davis Bilbin, Robbie Dubman, Harry Corbett, Mason Caroon. Sunfish division: Joe Grimm, Todd Cox, Stu Robinson, George Midyette, Paul Welles. Laser Division: Don Munn and Chuck Lee.

Greens Creek Challenge 2017
NC State medal winners.

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Posted Tuesday September 5, 2017 by Allison DeWeese


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