Thursday, November 2, 2017

J’s Cruise Manhasset Fall Series

J92 Thinman code zero (Manhasset, New York)- The 39th annual Manhasset Fall Series took place over October 14th, 15th and 21st, a classic fall series event.  The event was blessed with an incredible variety of conditions over the two weekends, from near gales one day, to sunny and not much winds another day- true shorts & shades conditions.  Such is sailing on the western end of Long Island Sound in the fall- it can be literally any weather condition you can imagine- some year’s it’s even snowed!

Thankfully, the Manhasset YC Race Committee crew and volunteers did a wonderful job to knock-out a six-race series for most of the classes.  The fleets included three PHRF classes and a J/105 one-design fleet.

The eight-boat J/105 fleet saw one of the regatta’s perennial winners yet again establish hegemony over the fleet; Damian Emery’s ECLIPSE collected four 1sts enroute to a dominating win with just 6 pts in seven races.  Frank Latawiec’s ATARAXIS was actually winning the regatta after the first three races with a 2-1-3.  However, that staying power did not last long; dropping a 3-6-3 to close out the series with 12 pts net.  Taking third in class was Max Kalehoff’s LAURA BEA with 18 pts net.

J/92 Thinman- Todd Aven- rockstar!!!In PHRF 1 class, Sam Talbot’s J/111 SPIKE crew won two races of the seven and was winning class after six races.  However, in race 7 they took a DNC/8 points as their throw-out race, dropping to 3rd overall.  Finishing 4th was Paul Strauch’s J/111 crew and 5th place went to Bob Schwartz’s J/109 NORDLYS.

One of the fastest woman skippers in the J/88 class, Iris Vogel, guided her DEVIATION crew to a win in the PHRF 2 class, taking three bullets and three deuces to win class.  Third place went to another J/88, Peter Chirlian’s ONE TOO MANY.

Finally, it was a sweep of the top two spots in PHRF 4 class.  Todd Aven’s J/92 THIN MAN took class honors with an amazing four 1sts and two 2nds to close the regatta with 6 pts net.  Second was Jason Viseltear’s J/80 UPSETTER with a perfect mirror of THIN MAN’s record- two 1sts and four 2nds for 8 pts net.  For Manhasset YC Fall series results   For more Manhasset YC Fall Series sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.