Thursday, July 28, 2016

J/111 Crowned New England PHRF Champion!

(Portland, Maine)- This year’s New England PHRF Championship was hosted by Portland YC in Portland, Maine and was sponsored by Handy Boat Service & Hallet Sails.  Over the two-day weekend event, thirty boats participated in four divisions- Cruising and three PHRF Racing divisions.  Sitting on top of the world after winning PHRF 1 Class was Mike Williamson’s J/111 BRIGADOON, handily winning their class and the overall regatta.

In the PHRF 2 Division, it was a duel of J/105s, with Hank Seeselberg’s UBUNTU taking those honors by placing 2nd in class while Wolfgang Bauchinger, with his wife Lynn skippering INTANGIBLE, took third position.

The PHRF 3 Divisions was made up of mostly J/80s with a J/24 and J/30 giving them spirited racing.  Nevertheless, despite the preponderance of 80s on the course, it was Andrew Carey’s J/24 MR HANKEY that took class silver with Bill Hunt’s FIREBOLT happily taking the bronze medal.  Rounding out the top five was Tony Blanchard’s J/80 JUNE MOONE.  For more New England PHRF Championship sailing information