Class News

2019 Midwinters Regatta Info

Larchmont YC has taken over running the Midwinters and will host the 2019 edition on Saturday Jan 26 and Sunday Jan 27. The Notice of Race, online entry form and Sailing Instructions are on their web site:

https://larchmontyc.org/Yachting/Winter-Sailing/2018_MidWinters

We’re all happy the Midwinters A/B style regatta tradition continues!

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2018 Midwinters Results

It’s a wrap! The final  – for now anyway – Interclub Midwinters at SSA is done. We had a beautiful day of sailing Saturday with temps in the 50s, sunshine and a shifty SE-SW breeze. We shared some great new and old Interclub Midwinters stories after dinner. Unfortunately, Sunday brought rain, thick fog and zero wind and we abandoned for the regatta at 12:30. Thanks to all that came to help us officially close out the latest incarnation of the SSA IC fleet, it was a great final hurrah. Many thanks to Jesse Falsone for keeping the torch lit all these years and – as Jonathan Lange put it – carrying the rest of us along, sometimes against our will.

Congratulations to the winning team of Steve Benjamin/Trevor Davis and Jim Bowers/Lydia Brown for a consistent regatta to edge out the team of Simon Strauss/Julie Lelek and Jesse Falsone/Erika Seamon by 3 points.

Summary Scores

Full Results

Team Div. 1 2 3 TOT
1 Benjamin/Bowers (60) A 1 1 6 8
B 1 1 2 4
2 4 12 12
2 Falsone/Strauss (802) A 2 4 1 7
B 2 2 4 8
4 10 15 15
3 Patin/Lorson (17) A 6 2 2 10
B 6 5 5 16
12 19 26 26
4 Davis/Becker (171) A 7 5 5 17
B 4 4 3 11
11 20 28 28
5 Ferrone/Monro (74) A 4 3 3 10
B 7 6 7 20
11 20 30 30
6 Fernberger/Fernberger (753) A 3 6 4 13
B 3 7 8 18
6 19 31 31
7 Smit/Ewenson (31) A 5 9 9 23
B 5 3 1 9
10 22 32 32
8 Brady/Herzog (701/614) A 9 8 8 25
B 8 9 6 23
17 34 48 48
9 McCloskey/McCloskey (699) A 8 7 7 22
B 9 8 9 26
17 32 48 48
10 Lange/ (779/37) A 10 10 10 30
B DNS DNS DNS 33
21 42 63 63
First Place
Second Place
Third Place
Fourth Place
Fifth Place

2018 Nationals In Hyannis

The Interclub Nationals will be held at the Hyannis Yacht Club on April 28th and 29th. The NOR and Registration Form are online at the HYC web site.

Notes:

  • The registration fee is $125.00 per boat and you can register and pay online
  • All entries after midnight Tuesday, April 24, 2018 will be assessed a late fee of $25.00
  • This is a beach launch regatta, so make sure you have a dolly that is suitable for sand

2018 Midwinters

The 2018 Interclub Midwinters will be held at SSA on January 27-28, 2018. This will be THE BIG ONE as we no longer have an active fleet and want to have one last big blowout regatta and party a la an Irish Wake. This is the standard A/B collegiate style regatta we have always run. There is only a nominal fee of $20 per division ($40/team) that includes the racing, dinner and party. We want all the old regulars to come and celebrate this regatta with us.

You can register online at SSA – please note each registration is for an A OR B team. If you are registering both, please register each separately: http://severnsailing.org/content.aspx?page_id=87&club_id=549086&item_id=733635&sl=761974981

See the Midwinters NOR for additional details.

We look forward to seeing everyone in January with some great frostbiting weather!

2017 Nationals Report and Results

Cottage Park Yacht Club in Winthrop Massachusetts was host to this year’s Interclub Dinghy National Championship on April 8 th and 9 th . 27 boats made the trek to battle it out among some of the best dinghy sailors in the Northeast.

With sailing taking place right off of Logan Airport, Saturday greeted the teams with a strong breeze from the Northwest which continued to build throughout the day toping out at 25+. Although many teams were hoping the wind would die down enough to sail in the afternoon, the Race Committee smartly made the decision to cancel racing and looked for a better day on Sunday.

The forecast proved correct for Sunday and with temperatures reaching the mid 60’s, the race committee under the direction of PRO Sue Hardy knocked out 10 great races in a shifty 10-15 knot breeze.

10 time National Champion Jim Bowers and crew Lydia Brown started strong and were looking good with 3 wins in the first 5 races only to fall victim to a capsize in race 6 caused by the “down draft” of an incoming plane to Logan Airport. In the ‘no-throw-out’ regatta, Bowers/Brown had to count a “29” to their scores and all hopes for an 11th National Championship were all but gone in the tight fleet.

The top spot became a battle between multiple IC National Champion Steve Benjamin and Brooks Daley; 2011 IC National Champion Paul-Jon Patin and Felicity Ryan; and long-time Larchmont sailor Ted Ferrarone and Meredith Killion.

In the end, it was Ferrarone/Killion who pulled away to win their first IC National Championship by 19 points. Ferrarone/Killion were by far the most consistent in the fleet with no race worse than a 6 th and finished with 37 points. Benjamin/Daley finished 2nd with 56 points and close behind was Patin/Ryan with 57 points.

Rounding out the top 5 was the husband/wife team of Art and Jen Rousmaniere in 4th place with 60 points and Bowers/Brown in 5th with 66 points.

–Bill Rothwell

Full results: 2017 Nationals Results

Great photos: here and here

Regatta Site: https://www.regattaman.com/def_event_page.php?race_id=423