Monday, March 18, 2013
Those that saved the regatta
What defines history are events in time which exceed peoples expectations of the outcome. For all intents the 100th Anniversary of the NIYA should probably have never come off according to the purists, spring ice, threat of snow, very marginal landings. But what makes history is how you over come the obstacles presented to you. People will remember many things but it was all possible due to the small group that made it all that much easier to launch the boats, to get your car on the ice to go and spectate. These people were mentioned at the banquet but many of them were not there. This is our chance to thank those that did the quiet job. Thanks to the following:
Randy Hammond who provided the landscape mats and each day keep things tied together.
Peter and Drew Vandervelde who provided most all of the long 4 x 6 materials.
Randy Norton, Zack Bierman, Todd Morgan and kids, Steve Sohn, Mike Jankowski and a few others who helped in the process who knew they helped (DN Guys).