Peter Keck (N 181) Captures 4th National Title
With crew Ben Porter, Peter Keck (N 181) will place his name on the NCSSA National Championship trophy for the fourth time (2018, 2014, 2005, 1997)! Only Andy Burdick, has more National titles (6). Keck has also stood on the first place podium twice as a crew (1992 and 2004). Peter battled tough competition consisting of 15 fleets, 63 boats and four prior National Champions (Gluek, Skotarzak, Ed Eckert and Reilly). Keck and Porter were by far the most consistent sailors at this year’s Nationals hosted by the Delavan Lake Yacht Club. Keck started out his domination of the field with a Race 1 win and then didn’t take his foot off the pedal; finishing with a 2, 3, 2, 7. A well deserved DNS for race 6 allowed Peter and Ben the opportunity to watch the rest of the field fight it out. The next two spots were taken by boats from Lake Beulah. JP Porter (B 317) won both Race 2 and Race 4 to secure second overall. Top Master and third place overall was Kent Haeger (B 12). 2017’s National Champion and Cedar Lake (WI) sailor Paul Reilly (A 14) finished 4th just ahead of Dave Keck (OO 99). Visit the Racing tab and Schedule page to find the complete results.