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Lorna Whittelsey Women's Regatta                                                                                              


Lorna Whittlesey Yachting Nov 1927                                        LWW Regatta 2014 MA Fisher                               

     2016 Lorna Whittelsey Women’s Regatta 

Indian Harbor Yacht Club
Greenwich, Connecticut 
Regatta:  Saturday and Sunday, September 10-11, 2016
Event Dinner:  Saturday, September 10, 1630


In our desire to promote friendly competition for women at the regional and national level, Indian Harbor Yacht Club inaugurated a perpetual trophy honoring Lorna Whittelsey (Hibberd) in 2014. Lorna Whittelsey won the US Sailing Championship  for the Adams Cup in 1927, 1928, 1930, 1931 and 1934 sailing under the IHYC burgee. As a married adult, she sailed out of American Yacht Club and owned the red Ideal 18, now in their fleet  (shown in the photo above) that bears her name. We look  forward to getting women on the water and celebrating with all at the event dinner.

The LWWR has been a fantastic event that continues to grow in the number of competitors and includes clubs from Long Island, Stonington and Nantucket.  We hope that the 3rd annual LWWR will continue to bring great competition and camaraderie.  We look forward to having additional clubs join us this year - not only for the sailing, but the event dinner which is open to non-competitors!  Come and share in the experience!

Yachtscoring Online Entry Form / Application
Notice of Race (NOR)
LWWR Yacht Scoring page with scores and additional info

Schedule of Events
Saturday, September 10th

Sunday, September 11th



Check In and Coffee
Competitors Meeting
Harbor Start 
First Warning
Event Dinner

Harbor Start
First Warning
No Warning Signal after this time
Awards will be presented shortly after racing ends

2016 Lorna Whittelsey Women's Regatta Winners
Left to right:  Vice Commodore Karin Nye, 2nd:  Cedar Point - Stephanie Swan, Amy Bullard Davies, 1st:  Noroton - Kate Morgan, Nicole Casey, 3rd: IHYC - Ruth Gretz, Lauren Toretta, LWWR Event Chair Karen Lau
Photo:  Roger van Loveren

2016 Slideshow
2016 Sailing News Article 


General Archive   

              •   David Hibberd - Reflections on his Mother, Lorna Whittlelsey 

Historical Photos and Articles 

    1934 LW and Bermuda Race.pdf
    LW 1927 Article MA. Women_s Championship.pdf
    LW 1927 MA. Women_s Championship.pdf
    LW 1927 Photo.pdf
    LW 1933 SYCE Cup photo.pdf
    LW 1934 Adam_s Cup article two.pdf
    LW 1934 SYCE Cup article.pdf
    LW 1935 Adam_s Cup article.pdf
    LW 1935 Adam_s Cup photo.pdf
    LW 1935 Article.pdf
    LW 1943 Mrs. Fred Hibberd and family.pdf

    LW and Commodore Frederick H. Hibberd May 1982.pdf
    LW and Robert Hutton at AYC no date.pdf
    LW AYC 1983 Centennial History.pdf
    LW circa 1975 flying spinnaker.pdf
    LW circa 1998.pdf
    LW obituary June 9, 2009.pdf
    LW windsurfing 1984.pdf
    LW World of Yachting article no date.pdf
    LW Yachting Nov. 1927.pdf