Easton and Burd win U.S. Multihull Championship
Published on August 9th, 2015
South Dartmouth, MA (August 9, 2015) – Helmsmen Michael Easton and Ravi Parent went head-to-head August 7-9 in their Formula 18 catamarans at the 43rd Buzzards Bay Regatta. For the first time in history, the U.S. Multihull Championship for the Hobie Alter Trophy was decided at this historic New England Regatta.
Easton and crew Tripp Burd sailed a near-perfect regatta by winning 9 of 11 races, including both races Sunday. Parent and Sam Armington earned second place honors, finishing second in 9 of 11 races, with two wins.
The U.S Multihull Championship fleet completed four races Friday, five on Sunday, and two Sunday on Padanaram Harbor in Buzzards Bay.
“It’s been years in the making after sailing here for so many years,” said Easton, who has raced for Alter Trophy on many occasions. “Today was full on breeze. We had to crank everything as tight as we can and pull everything as hard as we can. Ravi found his gears in the heavy breeze. He got us at the top mark a couple times, but we were able to grind past him downwind and that made all the difference.”
Parent, who is entering his Sophomore season at Boston University, liked the strong conditions. “The breeze came up today, which made things really exciting. It was a lot closer and the fleet wasn’t as spread out.”