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2024 Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta Series at Annapolis Yacht Club - Overall

by Sarah Renz 5 May 17:35 PDT May 3-5, 2024
2024 Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta Series - Annapolis © Walter Cooper

Knowledge of the Chesapeake Bay and its light, shifty winds paid off for local sailors this weekend in the Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta Series - Annapolis, as winners in 15 classes call the area home.

Bell Carty, of Annapolis, Maryland, owner of the Harbor 20 Puffin, won the regatta's Sportsmanship Award for her efforts to coordinate the Harbor 20 fleet's first year of participation in the Regatta Series.

Cate Muller-Terhune, of Annapolis, owner of the J/70 Casting Couch, won the 25-boat class and was selected as the regatta's overall winner, which earns her team the Annapolis berth at the Caribbean Championship in the British Virgin Islands, hosted by Sunsail in October. Terhune and her team will race the top team selected from each of the five stops of the Regatta Series, and the defending Champion, Cedric Lewis, who also is from Annapolis.

Winner's List

Class, Boat Name, Owner, Owner's Hometown

  • Alberg 30 (6 boats, 10 races): Laughing Gull, Patrick Seidel, St. Leonard, Maryland
  • J/22 (15 boats, 10 races): Hot Toddy, Jeff Todd, Annapolis, Maryland
  • J/24 (5 boats, 7 races): Hillman Capital Management, Mark Hillman, Bethesda, Maryland
  • Albacore (19 boats, 10 races): Gale Warning, Barney Harris, Arlington, Virginia
  • WASZP (9 boats, 16 races): WPG Canada, Adrien De Pas, Lac-Delage, Quebec, Canada
  • Melges 15 (12 boats, 8 races): BrewJax, Britton Steele, Annapolis, Maryland
  • Etchells (5 boats, 10 races): Caramba, Jeff Hryniewicz, Annapolis, Maryland
  • J/30-East Coast Championship (7 boats, 8 races): Bebop, Bob Rutsch and Mike Costello, Chevy Chase, Maryland
  • Viper 640-Atlantic Coast Championship (24 boats, 9 races): Robot Flamingo, Jimmy Praley, Annapolis, Maryland
  • J/70-World Qualifier (25 boats, 7 races): Casting Couch, Cate Muller-Terhune, Annapolis, Maryland
  • J/80 (26 boats, 7 races): More Cowbell, Sarah Alexander, Annapolis, Maryland
  • J/88 (7 boats, 7 races): Church Key, Chris and Liz Chadwick, Annapolis, Maryland
  • J/105 (24 boats, 7 races): Patriot, Ray Wulff, Annapolis, Maryland
  • Harbor 20 (18 boats, 6 races): Trinity, Ed Holt, Annapolis, Maryland
Distance Races
  • Beneteau First SE (3 boats, 2 races): JEF, Sebastian Vallee, of Quincy, Massachusetts
  • Cal 25 (6 boats, 2 races): Fahrvergnuggen, Alisa Finney, of Laurel, Maryland
  • ORC (7 boats, 2 races): Zuul, Benedict Capuco, of Alexandria, Virg.

Full results for the 220-plus boats that raced are available here. Winners and hometowns appear below. Video and photos are available here.

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