Racing in New England kicked off this past weekend with several regattas in advance of the Newport-Bermuda Race starting this Friday.
NYYC 158th Annual Regatta
America’s oldest regatta, The New York Yacht Club’s 158th Annual Regatta, took place June 9-10, 2012 with a historical high of 133 boats registered. George Sakellaris’ Mini Maxi 72 Shockwave won two races and its class in IRC 1. “We had a conservative day,” said the boat’s captain and crew member Reggie Cole after today’s single race. “We just wanted to beat (George David’s) Rambler today, because that’s what we had to do to win, but it was just by happenstance that we also beat (Hap Fauth’s) Bella Mente. She blew out a spinnaker and we passed them to finish first.”
Past J/122 North American champion Mike Bruno and Tom Boyle (Irvington, N.Y.) won IRC 6 on his J/122 Wings. Jud Smith in his Taylor 45 Africa won IRC 4.
Corinthian Yacht Club Summerset Regatta
Congratulations to Doyle customers competing at the Corinthian Yacht Club Summerset Regatta. Gordon Hall’s IMX 40 Katabatic won Fleet A. Doyle customers in J/109s were 1-2 in Fleet B, with Christopher Zibailo’s Superstition taking the win, followed closely by Gary Weisberg’s Heat Wave. Carl Doane’s Peterson 34 Incentive finished 2nd in Fleet C, and Tom Tetrault’s Bristol 35.5 Facet won Fleet G.
Bob Hartl Spring Regatta
At the Bob Hartl Memorial Regatta hosted by the Constitution Yacht Club, Doyle customers took 1-2 in Class B and 1-3 in Class C. David Powers’ Beneteau 36.7 Agora and Chris Zibailo’s J/109 Superstition took 1-2 respectively in Class B. In Class C, Craig Speck’s Alerion 38 Vigor won the class, and Pat Cerundolo’s J/29 Il Cattivo came in 3rd.