NYYC claims Annapolis 3-2-1 Invitational
Published on September 25th, 2022
For the second time in three years, New York Yacht Club took home the win at the 2022 Annapolis Yacht Club 3-2-1 Invitational. Combining 3v3 team racing, 2v2 team racing, and 1v1 match racing, the AYC 3-2-1 regatta tests the versatility of sailors to change roles on the boat and strategies among three disciplines.
New York Yacht Club showcased their boat speed, tactical prowess, and adaptability against the 7 other teams with racing held September 23-25 in Annapolis, MD.
With 18 wins and 3 losses, the winning team was comprised of team captain Josh Dochoda, Pearson Potts, Gwynie Dunlevy, Macy McCann, Luke Adams, and Chase Quinn. San Francisco Yacht Club was second with 16 wins and 4 losses while San Diego Yacht Club was third with 12 wins and 8 losses.
“The food, the hospitality, and the sailing is incredible,” said Pearson Potts from the winning NYYC team. “We can’t say enough good things about this event.”
This regatta is different from any other event because each team races in different boats throughout the event in different types of racing formats. The 8 teams of 6 sailors doublehand J/22s for the 3v3 team races, they go three-up in J/22s for the 2v2, and for match racing, all 6 sailors are on J/105s donated by two AYC members for this event.
One of the co-chairs of the event Cole Allsopp along with John Howell, both Annapolis locals, and AYC members, masterminded this event years ago. Bell Carty, the second co-chair said, “It has been amazing seeing this idea and dream come to fruition. It takes a great idea, a ton of planning, sponsors, and fabulous volunteers to pull off an event like this. We are thrilled to have hosted another great 3-2-1.”
“You’ve put on a top-tier event. I’ve been coming to this event since you started and every year you raise the bar,” said Potts during the awards ceremony. “World-class umpires; I’ve seen these judges at some top-tier events and to bring them here for the 3-2-1 is awesome.”
Jeff Borland led the team of umpires from around the USA and Sweden.
Source: Skyla Brady, AYC