Eastport YC and Annapolis YC co-hosted the 21st annual Leukemia Cup regatta in Maryland. More than 100 boats were out there supporting this great cause including four one-design J/Boat classes.
The racing was held on a very sunny, 70-degree day with 10-15 knots of breeze. Perfect conditions on the water for sailing...except for the 2 knots of current that plagued the fleet much of the afternoon. A number of the boats found themselves in tacking duels with the windward mark as well-planned laylines fell apart under all that moving water.
Scott Gitchell bested 11-boats and took top honors in the J/105 class on Tenacious. Aunt Jean, skippered by Jerry Christofel won the J/35 class which brought 9 boats out that day. David Moss on "The White Boat" was able to stay ahead of four other J/30s and finally, Jen Wulff sailing "Joint Custody" with her husband Ray were able to top the 8-boat J/70 fleet. Thanks for contribution from Dan Phelps at Annapolis and SPINSHEET.com.
For the Rhode Island chapter the New York YC and Sail Newport co-hosted their Leukemia Cup regatta on Narragansett Bay, raising a new record in excess of $250,000 in one evening of auctions. Of note, the J/70 one-design class saw Heather Gregg-Earl of New York YC and Boston, MA win the class. She was followed by Newport's Morgan Paxhia in second place. For more Leukemia Cup sailing information, please support them.