Races and Regattas

Races and Regattas

Pacific Yankee Doubles Up at Melges IC37 National Championships; Vesper, Impetuous and Flying Jenny Win ORC East Coast Titles

By Stuart Streuli

Pacific Yankee Doubles Up at Melges IC37 National Championships; Vesper, Impetuous and Flying Jenny Win ORC East Coast Titles

Newport, R.I. — Over the first two days of the Melges IC37 National Championship, the defending champion Pacific Yankee team was dominant, winning three of four races and building a substantial lead. But, says skipper Drew Freides, the narrow margin for error in this competitive one-design class doesn’t allow for playing it safe.   “If you’re not right on [the starting line], you don’t get to control your own destiny,” says Freides. “That was our secret all week: getting…

Read Article »
Races and Regattas

Marblehead NOOD Regatta Returns July 22 – 25

By Chris Szepessy

Marblehead NOOD Regatta Returns July 22 – 25

After a year hiatus, the 2021 Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta at Marblehead Race Week returns to Marblehead, MA, July 22 to 25. Eastern Yacht Club will host more than 100 teams across 12 fleets.  Marblehead is one of the top ocean venues in the country and it is the fifth and final stop to determine the challenger for the NOOD Championship in the British Virgin Islands in October where one team from St….

Read Article »
Races and Regattas

The Larry White Junior Olympic Regatta

By Chris Szepessy

The Larry White Junior Olympic Regatta

On July 15th, junior sailors from throughout southern New England came to Niantic, CT to compete in the annual Larry White Junior Olympic Regatta hosted by the Niantic Bay Yacht Club (NBYC). This regatta is one of several held throughout the country as part of US Sailing’s Junior Olympic Sailing Festival. An instrumental advocate and contributor to junior sailing, Larry White is responsible for the growth of high school sailing throughout the USA, including starting the local…

Read Article »
Races and Regattas

The 50th Annual World’s Longest Sunfish Race Around Shelter Island, NY

By Chris Szepessy

The 50th Annual World’s Longest Sunfish Race Around Shelter Island, NY

Southold Yacht Club in Southold, New York hosted the 50th Annual World’s Longest Sunfish Race Around Shelter Island, NY (the “Race”) on Saturday, July 10 in changing and challenging conditions. For the last 49 races, this nautical marathon was a test of sailing skills, patience, endurance and “magic.” This year was an exceptionally grueling test as the light breezes blowing at the start decreased to almost complete calm within the first two hours. The 50th Race drew…

Read Article »
Races and Regattas

Narragansett Bay Middle Distance Champion to be Named

By Barby MacGowan

Narragansett Bay Middle Distance Champion to be Named

Ida Lewis Yacht Club and Narragansett Bay Yachting Association Collaborate for New Award NEWPORT, RI (July 8, 2021) – The Ida Lewis Yacht Club has teamed with the Narragansett Bay Yachting Association (NBYA) to announce a new trophy for a “Narragansett Bay Middle Distance Champion” in 2021. The trophy, made of pre-preg carbon fiber and gold-plated brass, will be presented to the PHRF skipper/team with the best overall combined performance in theIda Lewis Distance Race IN BAY race (Saturday,…

Read Article »
Races and Regattas

Storm Trysail Club and Columbia YC Join Forces for the 2021 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta

By Chris Szepessy

Storm Trysail Club and Columbia YC Join Forces for the 2021 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta

After last year’s pandemic-related cancellation, the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Regatta (GLIOR) is back on September 25 & 26, and it promises to be bigger and better than ever. Storm Trysail Club (STC) and Columbia Yacht Club (ColYC) are joining forces as the Organizing Authority for 2021 and beyond.  “The new partnership this year between the STC and ColYC is something we are very excited about. STC brings a lot of experience, along with Larchmont Yacht Club, as…

Read Article »
Races and Regattas

Invitations are open for the 2021 Clagett/Oakcliff Match Racing Clinegatta

By Sam Crichton

Invitations are open for the 2021 Clagett/Oakcliff Match Racing Clinegatta

The C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta and Oakcliff Sailing are pleased to announce that applications are open for an invitation to the 2021 Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race Clinegatta hosted by The WaterFront Center in Oyster Bay, New York.   This year the Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race Clinegatta will be held September 17-19 and will be sailed in the three-person Sonar which are being supplied by The WaterFront Center. Invitations will be sent to those sailors who contact Patrick Burk at regatta@oakcliffsailing.org to express…

Read Article »
Races and Regattas

The Around Aquidneck Island Race

By Chris Szepessy

The Around Aquidneck Island Race

By Nick Bowen The Twenty Hundred Club had their second race of the season on Saturday June 19.  The “Around Aquidneck” race starts just south of Hog Island near the Mount Hope Bridge, takes the sailors about 12 nautical miles (nm) south to buoy R2 at Brenton Reef. This mark is about 2 nm south of Castle Hill and there the boats turn east for a 5.5 nm run across Rhode Island Sound.  Then at the buoy…

Read Article »
Races and Regattas

Phil Haydon and WindCheck’s Own Joe “Coop” Cooper are Competing in the Bermuda 1-2 in Support of Sail 4 Epilepsy

By Chris Szepessy

Phil Haydon and WindCheck’s Own Joe “Coop” Cooper are Competing in the Bermuda 1-2 in Support of Sail 4 Epilepsy

Tomorrow, Friday, June 4, Dr. Philip Haydon will depart Newport, Rhode Island aboard his Quest 33S Cepheus, on Leg 1 of the Bermuda One-Two Yacht Race.  Aside from two of the world’s finest sailing destinations, the “1-2” is unique in that the first leg is sailed singlehanded and the second doublehanded.  Starting Thursday, June 17, Phil and co-skipper Joe Cooper are racing Cepheus back to Newport. For Phil and Coop, this race is about much more than…

Read Article »
Races and Regattas

The Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta is On for 2021!

By Chris Szepessy

The Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta is On for 2021!

Early interest from schools predicts one of the largest turnouts in the Regatta’s history Our friends at theStorm Trysail Club and Larchmont Yacht Club in Larchmont, New York are pleased to announce that the Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta Presented by ShopRite of Carteret is on for Columbus Day Weekend 2021. The eagerly anticipated return after so many pandemic cancellations is welcomed by the teams, clubs, and volunteers. “There is great interest on the schools’ behalf as much of…

Read Article »

We're glad you're enjoying WindСheck! Create a free account today to get access to more features.Already a subscriber? Sign in

It looks like you are using an ad-blocker! Please disable your ad-blocker to help support local advertisers