Belle Haven Invitational Regatta
Sixteen boats participated in Belle Haven Ideal 18 Invitational on August 11th. With five races in about 10-12 knots of breeze and two feet of chop, this was a lot of fun! Team Millard and Team Cummiskey (J) fought it out to the last leg of the last race with an upwind tacking duel. Michael and Ben won the day, with Jamie Cummiskey close behind and David and Pierce Ornstein taking the bronze, just one point of Roger and Kate van Loveren. Beth Forbes and Ruth Gretz won the non-spinnaker division. Kudos to Pepper and Tyler Anderson for competing in their first race. IHYC had seven boats in this event: great participation! Matthew Hickman, recently Out of Africa, won the heaviest beard competition by a considerable margin, but experts agreed that the extra drag upwind was balanced by downwind assistance.
Corinthian Yacht Club's Classic Yacht Regatta
Ted and Shelia Graves' Q Class, NOR'EASTER, raced off Marblehead, MA this weekend in Corinthian Yacht Club's Classic Yacht Regatta fleet of 68 boats. NOR'EASTER placed 7th in her class of 21 that included the 12 Meter VALIANT, the 72 ft NY-50 SPARTAN, BLACKWATCH and DORADE. Members John Neczesny and Phil Zecher joined Shelia and Ted onboard to sail the Q into 17th place overall. In a separate event, Eastern Yacht Club hosted a dock party to celebrate NOR'EASTER's return "home" after many decades, as she was originally built for an EYC member in 1926. Stay tuned for details of Indian Harbor's own Classic Yacht Regatta, which will be held on September 14-15th!
Gillespie Trophy Women's Ideal 18 Championship
Karen Lau and Dorothy Mosko competed in Norwalk Yacht Club's Gillespie Trophy Women's Ideal 18 Championship this past Saturday. All eight of NYC's Ideals were raced by teams from American, Indian Harbor, Noroton, Norwalk, Pequot and Rowayton Yacht Clubs. The day's seven races met conditions of 0-12 knot winds (yes, zero!), rain and sunshine. No matter the condition, Lau and Mosko fought to the finish and flew a full spinnaker in every race. The IHYC team placed third overall.
Congratulations to John McConnell and the crew of Frisbee
on placing third at the YRALIS Championships in the very competitive Etchells class August 4-5, on the American YC circle, Indian Harbor's John McConnell sailed "Frisbee" to a 3rd place for the weekend in the 10-boat International Etchells Class; and Rick Hendee sailed "Hooke" to a 4th place finish in the 7-boat Shields fleet.