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2019 Spring Series Regatta at American Yacht Club - Weekend 1

by American Yacht Club 28 Apr 17:58 PDT 27-28 April 2019
2019 Spring Series Regatta © American Yacht Club

American Yacht Club hosted the first weekend of the 2019 Spring Series, a two-weekend regatta, which included competitors from across the East Coast with over 70 boats. Competing in this year's regatta are nine separate boat classes -- IRC, PHRF, J/44, J/109, J/88, J/105, J/70 and J/80. J/105 features the largest fleet with 14 boats. Three races were held in all divisions.

Sunday racing brought a light breeze that made for a great day of sailing after heavy winds prevented racing on Saturday.

Both courses started races on time and featured conditions that were 10-15 knots of breeze out of the north/northeast. The cool and rainy conditions took a backseat briefly for a spot of sunshine that helped make for a great day of sailing.

Loki (J/109), Bazinga! (J/70) and Upsetter (J/80) all mastered the South Course with three first-place finishes each and wrapped up the weekend atop their Class standings. Past Commodore Bruno sailed strongly and ended the weekend in second place following a first-place finish in Race 3.

The East Course saw Commodore Ketcham take a commanding lead in the J/44 fleet, while enjoying beautiful big boat sailing conditions and stable wind from the north and northeast. Other strong finishers included Ron Richman on J/133 Antidote and Craig Albrecht on Farr-395 Avalanche.

Sunday also featured many junior sailors on a variety of big boats. On one J/70, four 13-year-old girls enjoyed their first J-sailing racing experience aboard Marshall Saffer's Let It Rip.

Overall, it was a successful and fun day on the water. A big thank you to our Race Committee for running excellent races and our safety and rescue team for helping keep everyone safe on the water. Racing will continue next weekend and AYC looks forward to seeing sailors back for more racing, great food and cold beer!

Weekend 1 Results:

IRC (IRC 7 Boats)
1. Ticket to Ride, Swan 45, Edward Whitmore, Norfolk, VA, USA 2, 1, 2
2. Quintessence, Swan 42, Roger Widmann, Larchmont, NY, USA 1, 3, 1
3. Cool Breeze, Mills 43 Custom, John Cooper, Cane Hill, MO, USA 3, 4, 3
4. Barleycorn, Swan 42, Brendan Brownyard, Bay Shore, NY, USA 5, 2, 4
5. Peacemaker YCC, Ker 11.5, Leo Vasiliev, Bayville, NY, USA 4, 6, 5

J44 (One Design 6 Boats)
1. Maxine, J44, William Ketcham, Greenwich, CT, USA 1, 2, 2
2. Vamp, J44, Leonard Sitar, Holmdel, NJ, USA 4, 4, 1
3. Resolute, J44, Don and Rick Rave, Huntington Bay, NY, USA 3, 3, 3
4. Palantir-5, J44, June and Amanda Kendrick, Huntington, NY, USA 5, 1, 5
5. Breakaway, J44, Thomas Blackwell, Fairfield, CT, USA 2, 7, 4

PHRF (PHRF - 8 Boats)
1. Avalanche, Farr 395, Craig Albrecht, Glen Cove, NY, USA 1, 1, 1
2. Antidote, J/133, Ron Richman, Rye, NY, USA 3, 3, 3
3. Crazy Train, Melges 24, Patrick and Brigette Croke, Bedford, NY, USA 5, 2, 4
4. Whirlwind, Beneteau First 36.7, William Purdy, New York, NY, USA 6, 4, 2
5. Oakcliff Farr 40 Blue, Farr 40, Oyster Bay, NY, USA 2, 5, 5

J109 (One Design 8 Boats)
1. Loki, J109, David Rosow, Fairfiled, CT, USA 1, 1, 1
2. Nordlys, J109, Robert Schwartz, Port Washington, NY, USA 2, 2, 3
3. Growth Spurt, J109, John Greifzu Jr., Darien, CT, USA 3, 4, 4
4. Zig Zag, J109, Bengt and Marie Johansson, Watchung, NJ, USA 4, 3, 6
5. Morning Glory, J109, Carl Olsson, New Rochelle, NY, USA 6, 6, 2

J88 (One Design 6 Boats)
1. Escape, J88, Elizabeth Barry, Stamford, CT, USA 1, 1, 2
2. Wings, J88, Mike Bruno, Armonk, NY, USA 5, 3, 1
3. Velocity, J88, Kevin Marks, Darien, CT, USA 2, 2, 5
4. Andiamo, J88, Paul Strauch, New York, NY, USA 3, 4, 4
5. Give'r, J88, Tim Sweet, Toronto, ONT, CAN 4, 5, 3

J105 (One Design 14 Boats)
1. Loulou, J105, Paul Beaudin, New York, NY, USA 2, 1, 2
2. Solution, J105, David Willis, Huntington, NY, USA 7, 2, 6
3. Young American-324, J105, Young American, Rye, NY, USA 1, 7, 10
4. Conundrum, J105, Jeremy Henderson & Harald Edegran, Larchmont, NY, USA 9,8,1
5. Gray Matter, J105, John Koten, New York, NY, USA 5, 10, 3

J70 (One Design 8 Boats)
1. Bazinga!, J70, Daniel Goldberg, Mamaroneck, NY, USA 1,1,1
2. Chinook, J70, Carrie and Ed Austin, Ridgewood, NJ, USA 2, 2,4
3. JRhino, J70, White Rhino Racing, Stamford, CT, USA 3, 5, 2
4. Truckin', J70, Alex Meleney, Greenwich, CT, USA 5,3,3
5. EOLO, J70, Manuel Cadarso, Rye, NY, USA 4,6,5

J80 (One Design 6 Boats)
1. Upsetter, J80, Jason Viseltear, New York, NY, USA 1, 1, 1
2. Hudson River Community Sailing 3, J80, New York, NY, USA 5, 2, 2
3. Hudson River Community Sailing 2, J80, New York, NY, USA 2, 5, 4
4. Hudson River Community Sailing 4, J80, New York, NY, USA 3, 3, 6
5. Hudson River Community Sailing 1, J80, New York, NY, USA 6, 4, 3

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