WAYZATA, MN -- Code Blue, Allegedly and Tuesday won their sailing classes in the  2016 Star of the North Regatta, host by Wayzata Yacht Club and presented by Sika

The three-day regatta ran September 16-18 on Minnesota’s Lake Minnetonka, and hosted nearly 40  racing yachts and over 200 crew members across three classes of
sailing craft: Capri 25, Sonar and S2 7.9. Among the pack were several Canadian
boats and crew, joining the event for the first time.


Although the weather was threatening at the beginning of the race series - with overcast skies and passing mist - things cleared by Friday afternoon, leading to a
weekend full of good sailing weather. Shifting winds kept things interesting,
and really put skippers and crews to the test to stay on course.

Following an exciting weekend of racing, the following yachts and respective skippers are announced as winners in the 2016 Star of the North Regatta:

Capri 25 Class Skipper
1st place Code Blue William Brennom
2nd place Lickety Split Odell Tuttle
3rd place Catapult III Joel Ronning
4th place Consensus Eric Roubal
5th place Maverick Herman Klass
Sonar Class Skipper
1st place Allegedly Ben Burgam
2nd place ZataWay John Rainaldi
3rd place Rhumbline Jim Fogg
4th place Surly Angel Martin Fossen
5th place Blew Baiou Gloria Koop
S2 Class Skipper
1st place Tuesday Kurt Wintheiser
2nd Skyhawk Jeff Mootz

Regatta Chairman, Odell Tuttle says, “The 2016 Star of the North Regatta presented by
Sika is hands-down the best event we've hosted in years.  We had excellent wind
that allowed our professional race committee to conduct 10 consecutive races
without issue or interruption.  This 12-year-old annual event, once again,
managed to attract participants from around the United States and Canada for
what is arguably the best inland lake regatta in the country.  The weather was
beautiful, the races were super competitive, and the participants enjoyed a
truly fun event.  Myself and the other organizers are very pleased, and don't
know how we will possibly top this event next year.  All of this would not have
been possible without the generous support of our trusted partner

Sika had previously sponsored the Catalina 25, 250 & Capri 25 National Regatta, in
2014 at Wayzata Yacht Club, and for this event, had representatives on hand to
distribute samples of product and answer boat owners’ questions.


About Wayzata Yacht Club
The Wayzata Yacht Club is a hub of dedicated, passionate sailboat racers nationally
recognized for its leadership and growth of a preeminent, innovative regional
sailboat racing community.  The Wayzata Yacht Club (WYC) oversees one of the
largest sailboat racing programs in the United States. The Lake Minnetonka
racing programs include over 65 keel boat races each season, conducted primarily
in 22-25' keelboats, with participation of up to 130 boats for evening races.


The Wayzata Yacht Club also sponsors racing in the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior
via our Apostle Islands Station (AIS) in Bayfield WI. This big boat schedule
includes both buoy racing and off-shore sailing with boats that compete
throughout the Great Lakes.


The Wayzata Sailing School (WSS) is our nationally recognized and accredited sailing
school. This program includes summer day camps and youth racing programs. We are
proud to host the University of Minnesota racing team as part of our club. Many
youth sailors train at WYC and compete nationwide as members of the Wayzata
Sailing Team.


To learn more about Sika Marine's involvement with the Star of the North Regatta, read:

2016 Star of the North Regatta Winner, Code Blue

Capri 25 class yacht, Code Blue, winner of the Sika-sponsored 2016 Star of the North Regatta