Ron Boehn Wins Scuttlebutt Sailing Club Championship
Published on October 27th, 2016
Virgin Gorda, BVI (0ctober 27, 2016) – ‘Challenging’ is a word that quickly comes to mind when describing the morning races at the Bitter End Yacht Club’s Pro Am Regatta. The normally dependable easterly trade winds never quite got established, and the race course in the BVI’s North Sound became more a game of ‘Chutes and Ladders.’
Seven-time Pro Am winner Ed Baird figured it out better than any of the other six invited pros, who all sailed with BEYC guests as their crews on the matched IC 24s. Baird’s score of 2-2-2 for the day moved him into a three way tie for the lead with defending Pro Am champion Taylor Canfield and Dave Ullman.
Pro Am racing continues tomorrow with the top four boats from the fleet racing competition moving to the match racing finals.
BEYC Pro Am Standings
1. Taylor Canfield, 31 pts
2. Ed Baird, 31
3. Dave Ullman, 31
4. Dave Perry, 38
5. Anthony Kotoun, 45
6. Steve Benjamin, 51
7. JJ Fetter, 53
It was a very different story on the North Sound for the Gill Scuttlebutt Sailing Club championship regatta. The tradewinds returned and delivered a steady 8-10 knot easterly breeze on flat seas for the six BEYC all-amateur guests who qualified for the championship.
Sailed in the IC24s, the competition could not have been closer. After five races, all three of the skippers on the podium were former SSC champions, but the 2016 title goes to the team led by I-14 skipper Ron Boehn from Santa Barbara. Their victory claimed a place on the perpetual trophy, a pile of swag, and three free days at next year’s BEYC Pro Am Regatta.
Scuttlebutt Sailing Club Championship Regatta (Top 3 of 6)
1. Ron Boehn, Santa Barbara, CA, 7pts
2. Peter Shoen, Mill Valley, CA, 11
3. George Huntington, Manhasset, NY, 16
Background: The 30th edition of the Bitter End Yacht Club Pro-Am Regatta, an adult fantasy camp held annually in the British Virgin Islands, brings together an all-star line-up to join resort guests for a week of competition on October 22-29.