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.
Alex Roepers, with an assist from tactician Terry Hutchinson, won the 2014 Rolex Farr 40 North American Championship, held out of the Long Beach (Calif.) Yacht Club. Story here, results here.
Members took the top two spots in the J/80 division at the Sperry Top-Sider Annapolis NOOD Regatta. Marie & Will Crump and Thomas Klok won the 24-boat class on Rash Decision while Glenn Darden's Le Tigre finished secoind. Bill Sweetser's Rush won the J/109 class. For more, click here.
Numerous members scored podium finishes at the 2014 American YC Spring Series. Steve & Heidi Benjamin's Spooke won both HPR and IRC-1; Andrew & Linda Weiss's Christopher Dragon was second in IRC-1 with Gosia Rojek's Better Than… in third; the J/122 Wings, owned by Michael Bruno Jr., Thomas Boyle, and James Callahan won IRC-2, with Larry Landry's King 40 White Witch in third; Chris Culver's Blazer won the Swan 42 division, with Brendan Brownyard's Barleycorn in third; Bill Ketcham's Maxine was second in the J/44 division while Joerg Esdorn and Duncan Hennes' Kincsem was third. For more, click here.
It came down to the third tiebreaker, but NYYC Team Racers successfully defended their title at the 2014 Cumberland Cup, hosted by the Royal Thames Yacht Club. For a full report, and photos, click here.