2016 Nationals and Stanley Bell

The 2016 Nationals will be held this year at Larchmont YC in New York on April 9-10. In addition, two weeks earlier is the annual Stanley Bell regatta that is great as a warm up and you can leave your boat there in the interim.

Registration for IC Nationals is now open: http://www.larchmontyc.org/Yachting/Winter-Sailing/2016_IC_Nationals.aspx  The last time LYC hosted in 2009, there were 55 boats on the line and given there were just had 34 on the line for a random Sunday in February a few days ago, all signs are pointing to another large event.

A limited number of loaner boats and housing may be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  That said, if you own an IC, preference is not given as to loaner boats since we’d rather use the loaner boats to promote the regatta and class to non-IC sailors.

For those who want to come to LYC early, Apr. 2-3 is the Stanley Bell Regatta – NOR and online entry posted at http://www.larchmontyc.org/Yachting/Winter-Sailing/2016_Bell_Regatta.aspx — you can leave your boat at LYC in between the Bell and Nationals, free of charge.

If you have any questions about either or both events, please reach out to Jay Rhame (rhame – at – gmail – dot – com and or Peter Beardsley (wpbeardsley – at -gmail – dot – com).  Please encourage everyone in your area to attend — easy trip, big fleet, high quality racing, hopefully good weather (in 2009 the first day was sailed in shorts and had 14 races).

2015 Stanley Bell Notice Of Race

The 2015 Stanley Bell Regatta will be held at LYC, March 7-8 March 21-22, 2015. The change is due to the icy conditions in Larchmont Harbor.  The NOR and online entry form are posted at http://www.larchmontyc.org/Yachting/Winter-Sailing/2015_Bell_Regatta.aspx There will be a chili cookoff Saturday night (if you don’t bring a chili, you can be one of the judges, don’t worry). Loaner boats will be available for visiting teams on a first-come, first-serve basis, and should be reserved in advance via email.

–Peter Beardsley

2013 Stanley Bell Regatta Results

Larchmont YC hosted a spectacular Stanley Bell Memorial Regatta.  33 teams raced part or all of the weekend.  Sun and warmth into the 50s on Saturday, with wind from the NNE with lulls around 5-6 kts and puffs around 10-11 kts, allowing for 7 races.  John & Molly Baxter were launched in the standings after Saturday’s racing with a 17-point lead.  Eight teams participated in the chili cookoff post racing, which was won by long-time crew and expert cookoff trash talker Felicity Ryan in a close battle over Ted Ferrarone and Simon Strauss.  Sunday’s wind forecast was better than predicted on all fronts — a fluky, light SSE breeze never showed, and instead we had a solid easterly around 10 kts that clocked slightly to the right as the day went on, allowing for an additional 8 races, 15 in total.  Guest skipper Parker Shinn from San Diego YC and Coco Sprague narrowed the gap on Sunday to a single point going into the final race, but the Baxters held on for the regatta victory.

2013 Stanley Bell Results

2013 Stanley Bell Regatta Info

The 2013 Stanley Bell Regatta will be on Saturday March 9 and Sunday March 10.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Saturday, March 9
1100 – 1230  Registration –on the Veranda
1245    Skippers’ Meeting on the front lawn
1300    Harbor Start
1330    First warning
1800    Event Dinner – Chili Cook-off in the Junior Clubhouse
Sunday, March 10
1300    Harbor Start
1330    First Warning
Award ceremony following the completion of racing

The 2013 Entry Form  and 2013 Notice of Race are are posted.