Congratulations to John Haracivet on Midnight Rider and Anne Racel on 4 Degrees who took 3rd and 5th, respectively, in their divisions at the Cock Island Race. Continue reading
Congratulations are due to Ben Weeks and Michele Cochran for again placing in the Southern Bay Race Week Black Seal Cup, taking 3rd in their division. Continue reading
From Southern Bay Racing News You Can Use (SBRNYCU) #503:
ADMIRAL’S CUP goes to RUMBLE – Ben Weeks and the crew of Rumble persevered in light air for 11 very loooooooooong miles on Saturday to win the annual Admiral’s Cup, co-hosted by York River Yacht Club and Seaford Yacht Club. The dearth of air did not deter the racers from the party hosted by Seaford Yacht Club. Results: Spinnaker (4 boats): 1.Ben Weeks & Michele Cochran, Rumble; 2.Jim Bordeaux, Soltice. Non-Spin (5 boats): 1.Chuck Eldred, Gail Force; 2.Dave Crossett, Gator.
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The YRC suffered through the hottest day of the year so far. The heat was relentless with barely a whisper of wind. The non-spin and spinnaker fleets got off just after 1 pm in a couple of knots of fickle wind but it was a hard slog to the windward mark and even harder running back against the current. Luckily a sea breeze filled in with a hundred and eighty degree wind shift, so those beating back up the course suddenly had to get their spinnakers back on deck and those still on a run found themselves again beating to windward. Continue reading
This year’s Moonlight Race was atypical in that it saw big winds, big waves and lots of boat speed. The only thing missing was the moon, which didn’t appear until after most boats had crossed the finish line. Steve Bowen and crew on Dream On put a big hurt on the spinnaker boats, and Bill Strauss and the Excalibur team did the same in the non-spin fleet. Continue reading
Barry Campell and the crew of Jade (left) won the 2006 Admiral’s Cup. This was the tri-fecta for Jade; now she has won three of the 10 Admiral’s Cup titles. Finishing 2nd in the non-spinnaker fleet behind Jade, was Bill Strauss’ Excalibur. In the combined PHRF A/B/C spinnaker fleet Mike Austin, Movin’ On, took 1st and Chuck Eldred on Gail Force finished 2nd. Seaford Yacht Club and York River Yacht Club team up each year to bring the Admiral’s Cup Regatta to the York River area racers.