Saturday, June 8, 2019

Lady Liberty Cup Regatta Preview

J/24s of Manhattan YC sailing off New York
(New York Harbor, NY)- The first Lady Liberty Regatta was held at Manhattan Yacht Club in 1989. The original event name was the “Betsy Ross Bowl” and it was held in conjunction with the U.S. Navy’s Fleet Week. In 2019, Manhattan YC has relaunched this great tradition of women’s teams racing in front of one of the world’s most famous icons, the Statue of Liberty.

There are a total of a dozen teams sailing in the regatta in Manhattan YC’s fleet of matched one-design J/24s. Those teams include a range of top women sailors that have National, North American, and World Championship credentials. Here are the extraordinary women’s teams that will be lining up this weekend:

  1. Danielle Gallo, Jennifer Taylor, Sandy Krasovec, Amy Elliott, Jeanine McHugh from Manhattan YC
  2. Katie Morgan, Linda Kaiser, Andrea Sengara, Deiane Abajos, Tricia Lynch, Lainey Battiston from Manhattan YC
  3. Michele Cimon, Cathy Shaw, Amanda Bolle, Emma Mendenhall, Anna Huebschmann from Nepean Sailing Club- Ottawa, Canada
  4. Jess Harris & Erica Beck Spencer, Karen Renzulli Fallon, Hillary Noble, Kim Calnan, Barbara Gold from Portland YC- Portland, ME
  5. Natalie Harden, Rachel Loziuk, Molly MacMillan White, Sally Lloyd, Chandler Self, Eliza Price from Austin YC- Austin, TX
  6. Lee Ann Zaretsky, Lois Breen, Linda Bowen, Leah Bourne, Emily Fisher, Shelly Strachen from Rochester YC- Rochester, NY
  7. Ginjer Yachechak, Kaci Yachechak, Valerie Bucholtz, Melanie Edwards, Ashli Slawter from CYC Seattle- Seattle, WA
  8. Florence Rodriguez, Rebekah Holmes, Brigette Croke, Megan Roach, Cay Rose from Houston, TX
  9. Casey Firth, Lyzz Schwegler, Colleen Roney, Molly Houston from Tred Avon Yacht Club- Washington, DC
  10. MacKenzie McGuckin, Kara Troxler, Lisa Kennedy, Robyn Philip-Norton, Sophie Delacourt from Seawanhaka Corinthian YC- Oyster Bay, NY
  11. Robin Van Vliet, Jennifer McKenna, Melissa Litwicke, Lisa Kitchin, Diedre Collins from Richmond Yacht Club- Pt Richmond, CA
  12. Katie White, Bethanie Maples, Laura Levy, Gaby Ververs, Kathleya Afanador from St. Francis YC- San Francisco, CA
For more Lady Liberty Cup Regatta sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.