Saturday, August 20, 2016

YRA Long Island Sound Champs Fun 4 All!

J/70s sailing one-designJ/Teams Dominate PHRF Classes, MENACE Wins J/70s
(Rye, New York)- The American YC in Rye, New York hosted the 12th Annual YRA Long Island Sound Championship Regatta for PHRF handicap and the J/70 One-Design classes over the weekend of August 6th and 7th.  The AYC PRO’s coordinated with area yacht clubs to host the event on two courses in western Long Island Sound.  The weather cooperated enough for the RC teams to run up to six races for some fleets.

Winning the dozen boat J/70 fleet on a tie-breakers was Kerry Klingler’s MENACE over Madeline Ploch’s USA 644, sitting on just 9 pts each after six races!  Third was Scott & Alex Furnary’s ANY COLOUR with 16 pts, followed by Scott Bursor’s SLINKY in fourth place with 23 pts and Dan Goldberg’s BAZINGA in fifth position with 27 pts.

In the world of PHRF handicap racing, MaryEllen Tortorello’s J/111 PARTNERSHIP took 4th in her PHRF I class.  The PHRF II division was a battle for J/crew honors in the top five.  Winning was Carl Olsson’s J/109 MORNING GLORY, followed by a trio of J/88s- Iris Vogel’s DEVIATION in second, Kevin Marks’ VELOCITY in third, Ken & Drew Hall’s NEVERMORE in fourth; and Mark Parry’s J/35 BLUE MOUSE in fifth place.  Winning PHRF III was Christian Uecker’s J/92 HOUND DOG with Randy Bourne’s J/105 STRANGE BREW in fifth place.  Finally, Jason Viseltear’s J/80 UPSETTER won PHRF IV!  A great weekend in PHRF for J/crews overall!  For more YRA Long Island Sound Championship sailing information