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While the plans are coming together very nicely for the Highlander Nationals, there is still a lot to do. So if you are looking to volunteer, please let John Bauer know. We already have a lot of people volunteering to help, as many hands make for light work, a few more volunteers are always welcome.
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Conor Ruppen Takes Top Honors at 2016 Highlander Nationals
by Tom Dawson
Conor Ruppen of Berlin Yacht Club is the 2016 National Champion of the Highlander Fleet. Conor and his crew, Carrie Patterson and Joyce Spring, sailed like champions and ran away from the competition at Highlander Nationals held at Indian Lake, Ohio, from July 16 to 21, 2016.
Conor sailed Highlander 1959, which is owned by BYC Members Rob and Joyce Spring. As you may know, Conor is primarily a Thistle sailor, and he had only skippered a Highlander one time before Nationals. Conor praised his crew, stating that they did a fantastic job of playing the vang, calling the shifts, and watching the compass while he drove the boat.