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American YC Spring Series - Preview

by J/Boats 22 Apr 2022 11:53 PDT April 23-24 & April 30-May 1 2022
2019 Spring Series © American Yacht Club

In the northeast of America, one of the long-standing traditional rites of passage in the spring has been to dust-off the old war horse from its long winter storage, fire up the "make & break engine", fill up the cooler with food and beverages, and head out onto Long Island Sound for the first of two weekends of sailing in the American Yacht Club Spring Series.

A veritable J/Navy is showing up on the two racings areas (East & South course), with ORC/ PHRF handicap raters and one-design fleets of J/44s, J/109s, and J/105s.

The five-boat J/44 Class will see the usual gang, consisting of Bill Ketcham's Maxine, Tom Blackwell's Breakaway, the US Merchant Marine Academy's Comet, June & Amanda Kendrick's Palantir 5, and Don & Dick Rave's Resolute.

The eight-boat J/109 Class will also seem of their leading teams on the starting line. Those crews include Bud Rogers' Big Boat, Jonathan Rechtshaffer's Emoticon, John Greifzu's Growth Spurt, Robert Schwartz's Nordlys and Adrian Bagley's Mad Dogs & Englishmen.

The seven-boat J/105 Class is also looking forward to their two weekends of close racing. Those leading teams include Max Kalehoff's Laura Bea, Paul Beaudin's Lou Lou, and Dave Willis' Solution.

In the PHRF A class is Steven Levy's J/121 Eagle, William Ingraham's J/124 Tenebrae, and Len Sitar's J/160 Cougar. In the PHRF B class is George Harrington's J/112E #BIGSANDWICH, Scott Devine's J/122E Reviver, Jason Viseltear's J/80 Upsetter, EJ Haskell & Jim Weil's J/92 Vixen, and Todd Aven's J/99 Thin Man.

For scores and entries, go to YachtScoring here. More American Yacht Club regatta information here.

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