Thursday, October 22, 2015

J’s Eclipse Greenport Ocean Race

J/111 off Newport (Greenport, New York)- Over the Columbus Day Weekend, the Chinese Yacht Club and Old Cove Yacht Club, with additional support from The Village of Greenport, Shelter Island YC, and the Orient YC, held their end-of-season offshore yacht race known as the Greenport Ocean Race, a 90nm navigation around the buoys and islands that comprise the eastern end of Long Island Sound and Block Island Sound.  Simultaneously, they also ran the Greenport Bay Race of about 32nm for smaller boats.

J/Teams simply smoked the Greenport Ocean Race while other teams struggled in the Bay Race.  Winning PHRF Spin 1 Division was Sedgwick Ward’s J/111 BRAVO from Shelter Island YC.  Then, in PHRF Spin 2 Division, it was an all J/Boats affair; with J teams taking the entire top five.  Winning that division was Steve Marenakos’ J/105 RECKLESS. Second was Stephen Guyer’s J/105 ALLIANCE and third was Carter Holliday’s J/40 MISTY.

The shorter Greenport Bay Race has a mixed bag of J’s sailing in PHRF Spinnaker class. Top dog was Gary Senft’s J/24 BACK BEAT, taking third in the PHRF Non-spinnaker division.  The others simply had a rough day.  Check out their Greenport Ocean Race Facebook page here   For more Greenport Ocean Race sailing information