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Two Wins for Annapolis Team Racing

Published on August 1st, 2013

East Greenwich, RI (July 31, 2013) – Annapolis Team Racing has won the 2013 CJ Buckley Team Race and the Club 420 Association National Youth Team Race Championship.

Under crystal blue skies on the shore of Narragansett Bay the parents of CJ Buckley today presented the National Youth Championship Team Racing trophy to Annapolis Team Racing from Annapolis, Maryland which proved to be the best of the 36 teams (216 competitors).

The event was run over three days of almost perfect sailing conditions off Goddard State Park in East Greenwich Rhode Island. Sailors from 26 states, the Virgin Islands and Hong Kong sailed in over 360 separate races on two courses, culminating in a six teams Gold Fleet round robin on Wednesday deciding the podium finishers

1. Annapolis Team Racing (Evan Morgan- Captain, Charlie Lomax, Harrison Hawk, Kyle Comeford, AJ Libby and Amelia Hardy
2. Team Annapolis (Nick Floyd –Captain, Zach Hill, Belle Strachan, Jessica Bennett, Gabriel Smith and Andrew Schoene)
3. Wianno 2 (Chase Quinn – Captain, Carter Pemberton, Elizabeth Pemberton, John Cannistrano, Stephen Stickells, John Wetzel and Karina Edwards)

Background of the event – Tragically, CJ Buckley, a high school sailor, who loved to team race, passed away in December 2002 from brain cancer. To honor CJ, Justin and Kyle Assad, working with the East Greenwich Yacht Club and the Greenwich Bay Sailing Assn. established the CJ Buckley Regatta as a team race regatta in 2003. Wishing to support the mission of the CJ Buckley Regatta, the Club 420 Association approached the Regatta to see if it was interested in the Regatta serving as the Club 420 Association National Team Race Championship. The Regatta quickly said yes and in 2009, the event became the CJ Buckley Cub 420 AssociationNational Championship with participation doubling from 12 teams to 24. The Club 420 Association congratulates the winners and all sailors for their participation and for supporting this remarkable tribute to CJ Buckley.

About the Club 420 Association – The Club 420 Association was established in 1980 to promote, foster, encourage and sponsor one-design sailing for youth sailors. The Association annually sponsors a North American Championship, US and Canadian National Championships and a team racing Championship as well as regional championships across North America while promoting the class to all ability and experience levels of youth sailing.

For additional information please contact the C420 class at www.C420.org or John Vandemoer, Class Executive jnvandemoer@gmail.com

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