The MC Scow National Championship was held at Windycrest Yacht Club, on Keystone Lake, in Sand Springs Oklahoma September 16- 19, 2009. Windycrest hosted the Championship in fine fashion. The weather also cooperated with 8-12 knot winds are the first day, which built on the second day.
Greg Gust, a sailor from Rush Creek Yacht Club, wins the MC Scow National Championship in convincing style. Competing against 51 boats from 16 states, he finished with a dominating 15 points after 7 races and a drop. Crewing for him was Hamrick Morgan, a junior sailor and an outstanding Opti sailor, also from Rush Creek Yacht Club. Gust said that Hamrick "couldn’t have done better”. This is Greg’s 3rd National Championship. Only two other individuals have accomplished this feat, Andy Burdick and Justin Hood.
Greg also won Master category which is for sailors over 50 years of age, but under 60. Additionally, Dr. Jack Kern, also from Rush Creek Yacht Club, won the Mega Master category for sailors over 70 years of age. This goes to prove that sailing is a life long sport.
Other sailors of note were: Top Under 50 and Single Handed sailor was Noel Neuman from Minnesota, who ended up 3rd overall. Top Grand Master (over 60 but under 70) was Harvey Baker from Windycrest Yacht Club in Oklahoma. Andy Fox from Florida finished 2nd overall and was 2nd in the Master’s category. Jeff Grinnan from Rush Creek Yacht Club placed 10th overall. There were no women or juniors sailing for the Championship this year.
Another star of the event was Bill Draheim, owner of Gus Sails. Four of the top ten boats using his sails.