Stars align just right as Uncle Al snatches away 2018 Storer Trophy win by a single point
updated: 7 November 2018
 Our Storer Trophy scoring system awards one participation point plus one point for each boat beaten
in the overall results of any event, best six event scores to count.

Close racing marked this year's season-ending Olde Brown Dog Regatta at Charlotte, NC's Catawaba YC

(181107) Al Schonborn had Lady Luck smile on him as he needed 11 points from the season finale to pass the three boats ahead of him in the 2018 Storer Trophy competition. A record-breaking 11 boats did indeed come to Charlotte's Catawba YC and Uncle Al teamed up with spinnaker rookie, Keith Gunder, to get exactly the needed 11 points and win the Storer Trophy with 65 total points. Sharing in the glory with Uncle Al were no fewer than eight different crews: Ali Kishbaugh, Calvin Groen, David Stifler, Frank Goulay, Hans Gottschling, Keith Gunder, Shannon Donkin and Tony Krauss.
One point back of Oakville, Ontario's Uncle Al and his horde of crews were Parry Sound's Sue Pilling and Steph Romaniuk who at 64 points managed to edge out the 2017 Storer Trophy winners, David and Anne Pugh - also of Oakville - by just a single point. Two points back of the Pughs, in series 4th, were the top USWA entry, Michigan's Marc Bennett and his wife, Julie. A group of five North Carolina entries occupied spots 5 through 9. Richard Johnson and Michele of Oriental took 5th, and was followed by four Wayfarers from the ever stronger Lake Townsend YC fleet: Jim and Linda Heffernan, Uwe Heine and wife, Nancy, AnnMarie Covington with various crews, and Phil and Cathy Leonard.
Rounding out the top ten where three Ontario teams tied with 30 points: Mike Codd with Kirk Iredale (Toronto/Pembroke), Conestoga's Leo and Joanne Van Kampen, and Mississauga SC's Mike and Marg Duncan

Here are the top 12 helms as of 7 November 2018:
1. Al Schonborn 65

7. Uwe Heine 48
2. Sue Pilling 64
8. AnnMarie Covington 46
3. David Pugh 63
9. Phil Leonard 31
4. Marc Bennett 61

10= Mike Codd 30
5. Richard Johnson

10= Leo Van Kampen 30
6. Jim Heffernan
10= Mike Duncan

Complete up-to-date standings as of 7 November 2018 here.