Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Light Long Island Sound PHRF Championship

J/88 sailing around markWINGS takes J/88s, STRANGE BREW led J/105s (Riverside, CT)- The Storm Trysail Club and the Riverside YC were the hosts of the 2018 PHRF/ J/88/ J/105 Long Island Sound Championship.

Like their colleagues in the Great Lakes sailing the J/70s on Lake St Clair, the Long Island Sound sailors are accustomed to having complete “glass outs” for an entire day, or even days at a time!  While Saturday was an overall non-starter for all fleets, Sunday at least produced two races to save the day for everyone.

In the seven-boat J/88 one-design class, it was Mike Bruno’s WINGS that took the title with a 2-1 tally for 3 pts total.  Second was Bill Purdy’s WHIRLWIND with a 1-3 score for 4 pts.  Third was class leader Iris Vogel and her New York crew on DEVIATION, posting a 3-2 for 5 pts.  Rounding out the top five were Justin Scagnelli’s ALBONDINGAS in 4th and Ken & Drew Hall’s NEVERMORE in 5th position.

The seven-boat J/105 one-design fleet saw a blitzkrieg from Randy Bourne’s STRANGE BREW, winning with two bullets. Similarly, second was taken by David Price’s TRIFECTA, posting a pair of deuces. Yet again, taking third with two “treys” was George Wilbanks’ REVELATION.  The balance of the top five included Max Kalehoff’s LAURA BEA in 4th and Richie Palmer’s TOLO in 5th.

In PHRF handicap world, the SUNY Maritime Sailing Team took 3rd in PHRF 1 on their J/44 CHARLIE V.  Then, in PHRF 2, Chris Ercole’s J/109 SWEET CAROLINE finished third.  For more Long Island Sound PHRF Championship sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.