Over the weekend of September 30th - October 1, 2017, Indian Harbor Yacht Club hosted the Atlantic Coast Championship (ACC) Regatta (I 420). Indian Harbor Yacht Club has been pleased to host this event each fall in the last 4 years, and hopes to continue to do so. In 2016 Commodore Karin and Jonathan Nye generously donated a permanent award to be given annually to the winner of the regatta.
The two day event went from rough on Saturday to tranquil on Sunday as the Race Committee, headed by PRO Jonathan Nye, scrambled to adjust. The competitors faced challenging conditions on Saturday with 14-15 knot winds and gusts 18-20 creating some planing breakdowns and capsizes. Nevertheless, they completed five good races with three bullets by the eventual winners (with 6 points) of Dylan Ascencios and Will George from Spring, Texas. The Larchmont team of Carmen and Emma Cowles captured second with 11 points, and the Canadian duo of Patrick Wilson and Arie Moffett from Kingston, Ontario took third place honors with 17 points. On Sunday, the competitors floated on "Lake Long Island" outside Captain Harbor for several hours before coming inside the harbor to find such light and shifting winds that no race could be reasonably set up.
This ACC event is part of a series of regattas that are used to determine which boats will attend the World Championship hosted next summer by Sail Newport in August. As the host nation, U.S.A. will be given double the normal allotment of boats, so we will be sending forty.