2003 Hula Cup

On Saturday, May 10,2003, 16 Sunfish sailors from 14 to 72 years of age and 13 Prams from 10 to 72 years gathered on Sarasota Bay for the All-Women’s Hula Cup Regatta. The Junior, Senior, and Grand Master Prams raced on their own course ably set by Race Committee Chmn. Salie O’Malley with Ben Simonsen, Suzanne Koehnlein assisting, Fred Strammer on Mark Boat.

Three races were held with Lacey Anderson, SYSP taking 1st Place Junior, Jan Larrabee, SSS as 1st Place Senior, and Jane Owens, SSS as 1st Place Grand Master.

The Sunfish race course set by Charlie Clifton, John Steele, Eric Erickson and assisted by Irene Miracle and the Rom Family from Venice was well-adjusted during the races to accomodate the windshifts.

1st in Junior Sunfish was Charlotte Sims from Venice, 1st Senior Mindy Strauley, 1st Master Ursula Olson, SSS, and 1st Grand Master Loretta Garber, SSS.

The highlight of the day was the presentation to Ursula Olson, overall 1st Place Sunfish winner, with the Florida State Women’s Sunfish Championship Perpetual Trophy. This particular trophy was a finely refinished "vintage" mahagony daggerboard given by the Luffing Lassies with Brass plates for engraving the winner’s name each year.

The Hula Cup awards given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place recipients were created by Susan Allen-Wroblewski, Sarasota artist and member of the Luffing Lassies. The Hula Cup given to each competitor was designed by Cindy Clifton.

A hawaiian-style buffet was served at the awards and enjoyed by all. Many thanks to Wanda Purzycki, Fran Mitchell, Julie Burnett, and all the wonderful volunteers at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron.

Place Juniors (Up to 18) Points Overall
1. Charlotte Sims, Venice 20 4
2. Nelle Strammer, Venice 30 6
3. Rebecca Rom, Venice 32 7
4. Emily Rom, Venice 52 11
- Seniors ( 18-49) - -
1. Mindy Strauley, Orlando 15 2
2 Donna Steele, SSS 34 8
3. Char Sims, Venice 69 13
- Masters (50-59) - -
1. Ursula Olson, SSS 13 1
2. Rita Steele, SSS 17 3
3. Cindy Clifton, SSS 26 5
4. Dottie Schell, SSS 47 9
5. Carol McDowell, SSS 48 10
6. Suzy Conover, SSS 76 15
- Grand Masters (60-79) - -
1. Loretta Garber, SSS 57 12
2. Kathy Jenkins, SSS 70 14
3. Lucille Burke, SSS 80 16
- Junior Prams - -
1. Lacey Anderson, SSS 6 -
2. Abby Featherstone, SSS 9 -
3. Alexis Humphrey 10 -
4. Molly McKinney, VYBA 11 -
5. Jackie Sims, VYBA 12 -
6. Michelle Thomas, VYBA 16-
7. Danielle Baron, SSS 22-
8. Teal Strammer, VYBA 24-
- Senior Prams--
1. Jan Larrabee, SSS 7-
-Grand Master Prams --
1. Jane Owens, SSS 5-
2. Bridget Smith, SSS 7-
3. Renata Mamula, SSS 13-
4. Betty Gottzandt, SSS 15-

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