Blueberry Faygo claim team racing title
Published on November 6th, 2022
Shawn Harvey/ Lingos Utley, Teddy Nicolosi/ Graceann Nicolosi, and Sean Segerblom/ Caroline Teare topped a record 30 teams to win the 2022 U.S. Team Racing Championship on November 4-6 in Norfolk, VA. The https://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2022/11/06/blueberry-faygo-claim-team-racing-title/team beat defending champ Holiday Sideshow in the Final, with San Diego Yacht Club winning the Petit Final over Doomsday.
After three days of intense racing, culminating in a nail biting 3-2 final series, Team Blueberry Faygo have won their first U.S. Team Racing Championship, coming back from a two-loss deficit to Holiday Sideshow in the final to capture the Hinman Trophy.
“Winning the Hinman feels awesome – we’ve been giving it our all this weekend,” said Shawn Harvey. “We had this exact team and exact situation last year where we went best of five racing against Holiday Sideshow, but the ending of this movie was a little different.”
“I like this ending better!” chimed in crew Sonia Lingos Utley.
Two-time Hinman winners Holiday Sideshow had their winning streak interrupted, taking second. After two wins in the petit finals, Team SDYC took third. Competitors saw mostly light conditions on the Lafayette River throughout the event.
“It was a great weekend – we got 249 races in over three days,” said Sam Patterson, Event Co-Chair. “30 teams, 36 boats, and the weather cooperated.”
This year saw a record 30 teams competing for the George R. Hinman Trophy. It also had a record number of female drivers and all-female teams participating, with 48 percent of all athletes being female.