Wednesday, October 18, 2017

J/70 RIMETTE Tops HPR Regatta

J/70s sailing Long Island Sound (Rye, New York)- The American Yacht Club hosted its annual HPR Regatta (formerly known as the High Performance One-Design Regatta) on western Long Island Sound off Rye, New York.  Twenty-one J/70 teams participated in the event as it provided them an excellent opportunity to become familiar with the often-tricky wind and current conditions before they sailed in the upcoming J/70 North American Championship.

Winning his first event on the Sound was John Brim’s RIMETTE from Fisher’s Island, New York.  Sailing with John was tactician Taylor Canfield, one of the world’s top match racers.  Their very consistent scoreline of all top five finishes enabled them to finish with just 15 pts in eight races.  Just four points back was Oivind Lorentzen’s NINE with a total of 19 pts.  Then, rounding out the podium was Heather Gregg and Joe Bardenheier’s MUSE from Newport/Boston with a total of 27 pts, they were also the winning Corinthians Division team.  Fourth was Jack Franco’s FLOJITO3 JT crew from Austin, Texas with 31 pts, and fifth place was a local American YC crew- Andrew & Melissa Fisher’s BUTTON FLY with 36 pts- they were also second Corinthians Division team.  Third in Corinthians was Trevor Roach’s SEMI-CHARMED.  For more AYC HPR Regatta sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.