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North Sails 2021 LEADERBOARD

Edlu Distance Race crushed by J/Crews

by J/Boats 15 May 09:44 PDT May 8, 2021
'Fireball' - 66th Annual Edlu Distance Race © Maureen Koeppel

The classic spring opener on Long Island Sound for offshore races has been Larchmont Yacht Club's annual Edlu Distance Race.

With one of the best turnouts in years, the sixty-boat fleet was given the shorter of the two courses the Larchmont YC Race Committee could select due to the light winds forecast; everyone sailed course #2 - from the start around Twenty-Six Foot Spot Lighted Bell Buoy mid-sound off Lloyd's Neck and return for about 18.0nm. In general, J/Crews enjoyed the course that included a fair amount of light air reaching and fetching.

In one-design world, the J/88 Class enjoyed spirited sailing across the board. While Iris Vogel's Deviation won by 12 minutes elapsed, it was a full-on slugfest behind her for the balance of the podium. In the end, just minutes separated Kevin Marks' Velocity in second, Larry Cutler & Andrew Weiss' One Too Many in third, the Justin Scagnelli & Tim Price duo on Albondigas in fourth, and Nicolas Delcourt's Oh Jee in fifth place.

Winning both PHRF 1 Class and PHRF Overall was Bill & Jackie Baxter's J/111 Fireball. Fifth in class was Neeko Helbich's J/44 Vamp.

Winning PHRF 2 Class was yet another J/Crew, Cory Eaves' J/109 Freedom, with Kurt Locher's J/42 Atalanta taking the bronze on the podium.

Then, in PHRF 3 Class, Jim Weil & EJ Haskell's J/92 Vixen garnered the bronze medal.

In the other handicap classes, in PHRF Plus-One it was Ron Richman's J/133 Antidote that won her class by a substantial margin. Then, in PHRF Doublehanded, John Burack's J/105 Peregrina took fourth place and Glenn Marck's J/109 Waterdog was fifth.

The ORC division saw Steven Levy's J/121 Eagle earn the bronze on podium, while Bill Ingraham's beautiful J/124 Tenebrae take fourth place.

More Edlu Distance Race sailing information here...

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