Robert Berg skippered his Swan 42 To the Moon to an overall Mackinac Cup win in the Chicago Yacht Club's 2014 Race to Mackinac, the longest continuously held freshwater distance race. Berg's team finished the 290-nautical-mile course in just over 41 hours. For more, click here.
Numerous Club members won their classes at the ninth biennial Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex. Rolex timepieces were awarded to Jim Swartz for his overall win in IRC and Glenn Darden and Philip Williamson, the co-owners of Hoss, the 2014 Swan 42 National Champion. For all the results, photos and videos, click here.
Alberto Rossi and his team on Enfant Terrible won the Farr 40 West Coast Championship, held out of the Santa Barbara YC. For more, click here.
The Corinthian trio of Senet Bischoff, Ben Kinney and Clay Bischoff led all Club members with a fourth-place finish at the 2014 Etchells World Championship, hosted by Harbour Court June 21 to 28. Also in the top-10 were teams skippered by Rear Commodore Phil Lotz (eighth), Shannon Bush (ninth) and Jim Cunningham (10th). For more, click here.
Alex Roepers' Plenty won the 2014 Farr 40 Call Cup, hosted by the California Yacht Club, June 18 to 21. For complete results, click here.
The 160th NYYC Annual Regatta featured a host of Club members on the podium including: Hap Fauth's Bella Mente (1st, IRC 1); Gunther Buerman's Hooligan (1st, IRC 2); Andrew & Linda Weiss' Christopher Dragon (1st, IRC 4); Peter Kellogg's Silent Maid (1st, CRF Spinnaker); Dennis William's Victory 83 (1st, 12 Metre M/GP); Anthony Chiurco's American Eagle (1st, 12 Metre Traditional); and Paul Kock Jr.'s Jazz Fish (1st, PHRF 3). For more on the regatta, click here.
The Storm Trysail Club's Block Island Race saw plenty of members taking home the silver, led by George David's 90-foot Rambler, which won line honors in 17h:19m and took first place overall in IRC. John Brim's Rima 2 was the only other boat to finish within 24 hours of starting, taking second in IRC overall. Also winning divisions were: Rich duMoulin's Lora Ann (IRC Doublehanded), Vice Commodore Rives Potts' Carina (IRC-2), James Sykes' Bombardino (IRC-5), and Peter Becker, who led the American YC Junior Big Boat Team to a win in PHRF-1. Other finishes of note included: William Mayer's Cygnette (3rd, IRC-2), Patti Young's Entropy (2nd, IRC-4), Art Santry's Temptation-Oakcliff (3rd, IRC-5), Christopher Rosow's threebeans (3rd, PHRF-2), and Gerald Harris's Hermie Louise (2nd, PHRF-3). Jim Murphy's Inisharon was second on the Plum Island Course. For more, click here.
Shannon Bush won the Great Lakes Etchells Championship at Bayview Yacht Club. For more, click here.
In the first of a series of tune-up regattas for the 2014 Etchells Worlds, which will be hosted at Harbour Court, Scott Kaufman finished third, just two points out of second and four out of first. For more, click here.