Winners final at Spring Series Regatta
Published on May 5th, 2019
Rye, NY (May 5, 2019) – The second and final weekend of the 40th Annual Spring Series Regatta concluded today in the same way it started on April 27-28 – with challenging weather that included little wind on Saturday and heavy rain on Sunday.
However, this didn’t prevent excellent performances, as determined sailors on over 70 boats in nine separate boat classes – IRC, PHRF, J/44, J/109, J/88, J/105, J/70, and J/80.
With one race yesterday, Wings helmed by Mike Bruno placed first in the J/88 division and continued building on a hot streak that dates back to January with a win at the J/88 Mid-Winter Championship in St. Petersburg, FL.
Other key performances included first-place finishes from Loki (J/109), Solution (J/105), Chinook (J/70), Oakcliff Far 40 Blue (PHRF), Resolute (J/44), and Ticket to Ride (IRC).
Today’s racing brought several close finishes to the regatta amongst the different classes. Maxine helmed by William Ketcham held off Resolute to win the J/44 division by two points in the East Course and Wings edged out Escape to win the J/88 division in the South Course following a tie-breaker.
Christopher Dragon (IRC), Wings (J/88), and Chinook (J/70) finished first in both of today’s races along with Avalanche (PHRF).
Other division winners in the East Course following the final day of racing included Ticket To Ride (IRC), Avalanche (PHRF) and Tenacity (PHRF), while the South Course saw division wins from Loki (J/109), loulou (J/105), and Bazinga! (J/70).
Along with their scores on the first weekend of April 27-28, Loki took home the 1888 Trophy and Ticket To Ride won the Edward Richards Trophy. Avalanche won the Rampant Trophy after tallying 5 net points in 6 races over the two weekends, having dropped a 2nd in race 4.