Monday, May 7, 2007

J/122s Win @ American Spring Regatta

American Yacht Club in Rye, NY kicked off the '07 Long Island Sound sailing season with it's annual Spring Regatta sailed over two weekends. In the debut of the J/122 in the USA, Andrew Weiss, steering his new Christopher Dragon, and Jim Johnstone from J/Boats, sailing Ragtime, turned more than a few heads as they dominated IRC div 6 finishing 1, 2 and together winning 7 of the 8 races in the series. J/133s also had a very strong showing in IRC div 4 with Tom Carroll's Sirensong placing 2nd & Ron Richman's Antidote finishing 3rd for the event.

On the J/one design circles it was Jeffrey Willis at the top of the 8 boat J/44 class, the Peregrin crew winning the J/120s, Adrian Begley's Mad Dogs staying in front of Rick Lyall's surging Storm in the 11 boat J/109 fleet, and Jay Lurie's Revelation taking the tie breaker and first prize over Joerg Esdorn & Kinscem for the 17 boat J/105 fleet... results