Labor Day weekend’s Vineyard Race is a classic American yachting event. This 238-mile course stretches from Shippan Point to the light tower at the entrance to Buzzard’s Bay, and then a return to the finish in Stamford Harbor. The Vineyard Race 2021 saw Doyle Sails amongst the winners.
The race began in 1932, it has attracted the finest sailors and fastest boats – this year celebrating its 87th edition. Those who are successful nearly always credit local knowledge of these tricky waters and a good deal of luck. No sailing resume is complete without Stamford Yacht Club’s Vineyard Race. The saltiest sailors, who have completed ten or more Vineyard Races, have earned entrance into The Buzzard Society.
The Vineyard Race was described in Yachting Magazine as, “The greatest distance races of the world have several things in common – a challenging course, competitive fleets and an interesting array of famous yachts. By those standards, the Stamford Yacht Club’s Vineyard Race rates close to the top. Like a miniature Fastnet, the Vineyard has a combination of coastal cruising, where currents play a big role, a stretch of ocean sailing, and a mark to round – the Buzzards Bay tower – before returning.”
The Doyle Sails network has gone from strength to strength in recent years but perhaps the New England area has seen more growth than any other sailing community. With Doyle Sails powering several yachts in the area, all thanks to the hard work and dedication of the lofts in the area including Doyle Sails Rhode Island, Newport, and New York.
For close to four decades Doyle Sails has supported sailors. The home of the best sailmakers and sailors in the world and in every sailing hub, you will find your local Doyle Sails loft nearby, where the quality, performance, and customer service that you have come to expect from Doyle Sails can be found.
Doyle powered results for 2021 Vineyard Race:
1st Place Class 5 PHRF Raptor Doyle Sails New York
2nd Place Class 9 ORC Amadeus V Doyle Sails Rhode Island
2nd Place Class 13 ORC Gemini II Doyle Sails New York
1st Place Class 15 ORC Pterodactyl Doyle Sails Newport
1st Place Class 7 PHRF Young American Doyle Sails New York
2nd Place Class 11 ORC Palantir 5 Doyle Sails New York
Perpetual Trophy Winners:
Gillespie Memorial // Best Corrected time on the Seaflower Reef Course: Raptor
The Buzzard Trophy // Best performance by a member of the Buzzards Society: Young American
William Ziegler Jr. Memorial // Best elapsed time in the PHRF Classes on the Vineyard Course: Isobel
Bill Luders // Best elapsed time in the largest ORC Class: Gemini II
For all results visit the Stamford Yacht Club here.
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Our obsession with sailing takes us to every corner of the world and onboard every yacht. We become part of teams, share in the adventures of friends and families, sharing our knowledge and experience with those who have the same passion for sailing as we do. Sailing is in our DNA, where the water unlocks our sense of adventure. We are the custodians of a legacy that has been supporting sailors for close to four decades, and while our world changes around us, our commitment to sailors who seek the same enjoyment and adventure as we do hasn’t.
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