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Edlu Distance Race - Preview

by J/Boats 10 May 06:17 PDT 11 May 2019
Edlu Distance Race © Larchmont Yacht Club

This coming weekend marks the start of the summer offshore racing program for Larchmont Yacht Club. The Edlu Race, first sailed in 1956, has long been a classic tune-up race for the around Block Island Race and Block Island Race Week. Followed by a classic party, it is one the "must-do" events on western Long Island Sound.

The Spinnaker course is 32.0nm from the Larchmont Breakwater to Gong 11B off Eaton's Neck and back. The Non-Spinnaker course is approximately 20.0nm.

The start times are set for slower boats to start first and enable everyone to get back to Larchmont YC in time for the "Sailors Welcome" with lots of camaraderie, hot dogs, chili, beer, dark'n'stormies and live music!

In the nine-boat IRC Class is Steven Levy's J/121 Eagle from Indian Harbor YC and Len Sitar's J/44 VAMP from Storm Trysail Club.

The eight-boat PHRF Doublehanded Division includes Jon Yoder and Bill Gassman's J/100 Blackcomb from Larchmont YC, Josh Burack's J/105 Peregrina from Huguenot YC, Abhijeet Lee's J/111 Varuna from New York YC, and Mike Greene's J/35 Loblolly from Cedar Point YC.

At thirty-two boats, the PHRF Spinnaker Division is shaping up to be a battle by fourteen J/crews! Participants include William Komaroff's J/100 Texas Rose, two J/105 Young American teams, Carl Olsson's J/109 Morning Glory, Bill and Julie Baxter's J/111 Fireball, Bill Ingraham's J/124 Tenebrae, Paul Zinger's J/30 Zinger, and Iris Vogel's J/88 Deviation.

The eleven-boat PHRF Plus-One Spinnaker Division includes Eric Bicknese's J/105 Big EZ, Arthur Hanlon's J/112E Dauntless, Sara and Josh Reisberg's J/120 Abilyn, Todd Aven's J/92 Thin Man, and Tim Mount's J/97E Vesper.

Finally, in the Edlu Short Course PHRF Non-Spinnaker Class will be Kurt Locher's J/42 ATALANTA from host Larchmont YC.

More information at larchmontyc.org

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