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The Oakcliff International Match Race is a Grade 5 international race that attracts racers from around the world, taking place Aug. 11-14. The Oakcliff International is part of a series of three Grade 5 match races, called the Grand Slam, the other two being Bayview Yacht Club in Detroit, MI and the Chicago Match Race Center. The teams will race in 10 Swedish Match 40s with brand new sails. Not only are the boats a thrill to race, they are also used on the World Match Racing Tour.
A shout out and big THANK YOU to Jessica and her team from Long Island PULSE Magazine who sponsored a spectator boat for this year's match race. Even though Mother Nature sent her best wishes with oppressive heat, it didn't seem to bother this group. And for good reason. With shrimp on ice, and champaign at the ready, plus a lot of other yummy offerings, who could complain about a little heat? MORE
The Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound (YRALIS) 12th annual PHRF & One Design Championship was hosted by Riverside YC, American YC and Indian Harbor YC. It was a good year in terms of number of participants, as 103 boats with approximately 450 sailors in 13 divisions, ranging from one person 14' Laser sail boat to a 47' fixed keel boat with a crew of 9, joined fellow competitors to vie for top billing on the leader board.
Mother Nature once again defied the naysayers who predicted little wind on Long Island Sound at various times of the year. While the treat of a thunderstorm loomed over Long Island Sound for Saturday's racers, Mother Nature was kind. The rain held off until after the post-race party. On Sunday, there was some wind for the Riverside YC and Indian Harbor race circles but American YC Race Committee had to work hard to find wind for the one-design guys. Trophies were awarded at Riverside YC and American YC.
2016 Clagett/Oakcliff Match Racing
A lot of amazing events have occurred over at Oakcliff Sailing in Oyster Bay, but what happened recently out east, amazing doesn’t even begin to describe the event.
Oakcliff Sailing, lead by Dawn Riley with the help of Bill Simon (a Port Washington resident) and their team have always done great things. But when they teamed up with Judy McLennan, The Clagett President and Co-founder, for the first ever match race event for adaptive sailors, it was pure magic. Eight teams from around the country and as far away as Puerto Rico arrived in Oyster Bay for a weekend of racing. Now that doesn’t sound too different than any other event - there is a lot of match racing going on at Oakcliff Sailing. For full press release, click HERE
Make A Wish Regatta
“Make-A-Wish® grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories, on average, every 38 minutes. We believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.” Source: “Make-A-Wish® website.
The Port Washington Jr. Yacht Club (PWJYC) had a chance to partner with Make-A-Wish® Foundation to raise funds for some of these game-changing wishes. This year there were 80 teams, with a big contingent of boats in the “green” fleet, who are the youngest competitors. What a terrific partnership: kids doing what they love - sailing - and helping other kids have their special wish. And they have been doing this for 16 years! The top junior fundraiser is award the Walter "Duke" Dayton Memorial Trophy, honoring PWYC's beloved long-time member.
The YRA Taylor Trophy 2016 - Long Island Sound's Match Racing Championship
Congratulations to Derek Webster and Tory Lynch, Larchmont Yacht Club, who won the 2016 Taylor Trophy Match Racing Championship. By the end of the day, they were tied with Zach Runci, with crew Ali Blumenthal and Howie Meyers, SUNY Maritime. Each team had a score of 6 wins, 1 loss. Because Webster beat Runci in their match, the Taylor Trophy was awarded to the team of Webster-Lynch, relegating Runci to the runner-up position.
The next two places were also a tie between Will Hutchings and Albert Nichols, Larchmont YC, and Ben Gent and Christopher Bigos, New York YC, who was last year’s winner. For complete press release, click HERE