E-Scow Nationals comes to New Jersey
Published on September 10th, 2015
Minneapolis, MN (September 10, 2015) – The 2015 National Class E-Scow Association (NCESA) Annual Championship yacht racing starts tomorrow Sept 11, and runs through Sunday Sept 13 to determine the top class E-Scow skipper and crew in country. The E-Scow National Championship Regatta, first held in 1949, features some of the fastest mono-hull class sailboats in the world, raced by world-class sailors from throughout the country.
The 57th annual Regatta is being held at Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club (LEHYC) in Beach Haven, NJ on Long Beach Island. It is one of the oldest, most renown yacht clubs in the U.S., and twice awarded the U.S. Sailing’s St. Petersburg Trophy for Excellence in Race Management. There will be 65 boats and 300 sailors competing, from 25 U.S. yacht clubs in 11 states, as far away as Minnesota, Wisconsin, Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. This will be the 12th E-Scow National Championship the Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club has hosted, the most recent in 2010.
Leading contenders from east coast yacht clubs are Peter Hurley (MA-11 in Loco Mocosa) from Mantoloking, NY, who won this Championship last time at LEHYC in 2010 and also 9th place in 2011 U.S. Sailing Championship of Champions, 7th place in 2015 ILYA E-Scow Championship and 2nd place in 2015 Laser Masters Worlds; Clayton Johnson (T-8 in Showtime from Point Pleasant, NJ), a NCAA Collegiate All American sailor in 2005, 2006 and 2007 at Harvard University, 4-time New England Singlehanded Champion and top world ranked Laser (12th), Kelly McGlynn (LE-13 in BloodE from LEHYC, and Jeff Bonanni, All American Collegiate Sailor.
The annual Regatta is the #1 ranked one-design sailboat regatta in U.S. for the E-Scow Class and represents one of the fastest mono-hull sailboats in the world, the 28-foot E-Scow.