Decisive Midwinters Gives Dave Moring & Arial Harrington Early 2019 Storer Trophy Lead
updated: 25 March 2019
 Our Storer Trophy scoring system awards one participation point plus one point for each boat beaten
in the overall results of any event; the year's best six event scores to count.

Friday of the 2019 Midwinters:
(l to r) Jim Cook, Uwe Heine, Jim Heffernan, Paul Miller, Peggy Menzies, John Cadman, Al Schonborn, Dave Moring

(190325) Dave Moring and Arial Harrington (above right) of the host Lake Eustis SC scored 20 Storer Trophy points with a decisive victory in a 20-boat fleet at the 2019 Wayfarer Midwinters February 1-3. The town of Oakville, Ontario, was well represented as David and Anne Pugh and town-mate, Al Schonborn (with Shannon Shank of Grand Rapids, Michigan) finished just one point apart in 2nd and 3rd overall respectively. Lake Townsend's Jim Heffernan scored 4 points by winning Wayfarers in the George Washington's Birthday Regatta two weeks after the Mids, and thus moved into a tie for Storer 3rd at 18 points with Uncle Al.

A pair of much appreciated new teams placed 4-5 in the Midwinters and now sit 5-6 in the Storer standings. Detroit's Peggy Menzies with daughter, Maggie, fell just one point short of series 3rd in the Mids in our newest Mark 4 Wayfarer while Paul Miller and wife, Dawn, of Mystic, Connecticut, were also impressive as they placed 5th in their lovingly re-built wooden W971.

Charlotte's Jim Cook and Mike Taylor demonstrated, with their fine Midwinters 7th, that even the older glass boats can be competitive, and are currently 7th in the Storer race as well.

Here are the top 12 helms as of 25 March 2019:
1. Dave Moring 20

7. Jim Cook
2. David Pugh 19
8= Richard Johnson 13
3= Al Schonborn 18
8= John Cadman 13
3= Jim Heffernan 18

10. Uwe Heine 12
5. Peggy Menzies

11. Jim Burns 11
6. Paul Miller
12. Dave McCreedy

Complete up-to-date standings as of 25 March 2019 here.