Thursday, June 15, 2017

SAVASANA Tops NYYC J/70 Regatta

J/70 sailing offshore at New York YC Regatta (Newport, RI)- The New York Yacht Club One-Design Regatta hosted an incredibly talented fleet of thirteen J/70s that featured an astonishing number of World, Olympic, and North American Champions in the crew.  The fleet was treated to two amazing days of racing offshore in Rhode Island Sound, with breezes generally in the S/SW quadrants and breezes fluctuating from 6 to 18 kts over the course of the day- depending, of course, on the mini-thunder cells that would roll through!

Winning was Brian Keane’s SAVASANA team from Beverly YC with a record of 2-4-1-1-5 for 8 pts net.  John Brim’s RIMETTE from Fisher’s Island YC had two-time World Match Racing Champion Taylor Canfield trimming main and calling tactics; their 4-5-2-3-1 tally was good enough to take the silver! Rounding out the podium and taking the bronze was Bruno Pasquinelli’s STAMPEDE crew that included Jeremy Wilmot as tactician, one of Australia’s “young guns”!  The balance of the podium included Ray Wulff’s JOINT CUSTODY in 4th place and Glenn Darden’s HOSS in 5th place.   Sailing Photo credits- Paul Todd/   For more J/70 New York YC One-Design regatta sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.