The Junior Women's Single-handed Championships for Area A (northeast corner of the USA) were sailed in Laser Radials at Hingham, MA for the Wakeman Trophy. The winning skipper was Caroline Hall of Tiverton, RI. Caroline is the daughter of Nan and Ben Hall and the granddaughter of Claire and Martin Lowlicht of Manhasset. The permanent trophy is a gorgeous crystal bowl.
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Follow-up to last week's report of our bay's Juniors at Larchmont Race Week:
Western Districts (Sea Cliff YC), July 6:
Club 420 (14) - Cary James/Jeff Ziev
Laser (22) - Colin Fitzpatrick and Ian Marchaj
Laser Radial (22) - Scott Linthicum 2nd, Doug Morea 4th, Jason Hall 6th, also Kelly Barry, Adam Brackin, Colin Carrihill
Blue Jay Odd (18) - Louis Nees/Drew Plominski
Blue Jay Even (15) - Billy Shea/James Moore
Law Tropy (Belle Harbor YC), July 13-14
Club 420 (17) - Matt Hill/Matt Berger 4th also C James/Collin Fitzpatrick
Ranks are shown for scores in upper half of fleet.
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Received last week from Media Pro International was a release headed: "Eight one-design titles claimed at New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex." The subhead reads, "First -Time Regatta makes its mark after eight days of sailing." The race started on July 18.
In order on the release the (one-design) classes are FARR 40 (16 boats), J/105 (10), J/120 (7), J/35(19), J/44 (8), Melges 24 (19), Mumm 30 (25), NY 40 (5). Classes "used the event" for National, North American, East Coast or New England Championship. Each of the championships was "used" by two classes.
The FARR 40 class of 16 boats, as in Block Island Race Week, was won by John Thomson, Jr. of Port Washington, sailing Solution. And, again, Gem (William Zeigler III of Darien) was second. Tired (Steven Garland of Hingham, MA) was third.
The crew of Solution was Chuck Brown, Sean McNeill (Newport), Robbie Myles, Tony Reaper, Stretch Ryder, Ralph Steitz, John Thomson III and Tom Whidden.
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Besides the 110 one-design boats there were 102 IMS and PHRF boats. No reports were received about the latter. On July 22, between the two sessions was held the Volvo Distance Race (77 registrants).
Next will come MBYC's Fall Series and then the Miami World Championship in November. About two more boats are expected in the FARR 40 class by the end of 1998. One of them is rumored to be for Tom Stark.
Thirsty Thursday, 7/23. No. of starters and top boats:
Div. III (9) 1 Mac, 2 Delusions, 3 Fang
Div. II (7) 1 Friendship, 2 Chaparral II
Div. IA (3) 1 Excite.
Div. I (5) 1 Aralanche, 2 Free Fall
Sailing Glory, Mary and Jim Dominique of NSYC won Div. IV of the Around Long Island Regatta.
Bay Racing - 8/2. Sonars (6) 1 Bob Schmidt, 2 Bob Kirkland. MBO (9) 1 Allen/Heinzerling, 2 Dams/Champlin. KOD (6) 1 Arthur Kass, 2nd place subject to protest.