Written by Gary Umberger
David Guggenheim and the Crew on “Black Mamba” Win the South Eastern Championship for 2009.
David Guggenheim won the hotly contested South Eastern Championship for 2009 (not to be confused with the Securites and Exchange Commission). He sailed a great series and is a true champion. With a major win at the ACC’s (Charleston Race Week) and the McIntosh in Savannah he was propelled to become the SE champion for 2009. David had several crew members throughout the series that helped him achieve this great accomplishment. I know he will be back to defend his title in 2010.
We had several folks that were in contention right up to the final race @ Lake Norman that made the series a lot of fun to compete in.
The entire series started back in November 2008; at beautiful Lake Sinclair and from there we had 7 more regattas and over 35 competitors scored that made up the series. Because of the number of regattas the overall scoring included 2 throw-outs. This series is a true showing of a sailor’s ability to sail in all types of conditions (light air; heavy air and current) provided by all the great venues (Lake Sinclair, Lake Lanier, Lake Norman, Miami, St. Petersburg, Savannah, and Charleston).
We are all looking forward to the 2010 SEC which will include the NAs at Bacardi Race Week in Miami in March.