July has always been a busy one for our junior sailors who spend their summer hours out on the water learning the fundamentals of sailing and racing. This July has been no different, except for the increased number of children who are learning early the joys of "messing around with boats." Following are some of the regattas that our junior sailors attended during the past month. On Monday, July 8, Cold Spring Harbor hosted the JSA Area A Optimist 2002 Regatta". Results for the JSA Area A Optimist 2002 regatta - local sailors only. Because of the large number of juniors sailing in this regatta, there were three divisions: Blue, Red and White. Results for the Blue division: 1. #11113, Elizabeth Whipple (MBYC), 13. #6549, Louise Browning (MBYC), 22. #10450, William McIntoch (PWYC), 23. #11351, Myles Potters (PWYC), 24. #10122, Emmett O'Hanlon (MBYC) and 33. #9594, Christopher Wands (PWYC). Results for the Red division: 2. #10596, Tedd Himler, 7. #8061, Matt Cornachio, and 12. #3567, Danielle Powers. Places for the Opti White division: 1. #6670, Alexander Whipple (MBYC), 2. #8724, William Himler (MBYC), 5. #9943, Wilkie Jordan, 10. #11303, Doug Horowitz, 11. #12008, Evan Read, 12. #10473, Warren Trunz (PWYC) and 19. # #763, Katherine McCarthy (PWYC).
On Sunday, July 20, Noroton YC hosted an all-girl Opti clinic and regatta for 65 girls. The sailors hailed from all over Long Island Sound, and local sailors Elizabeth Whipple and Louise Browning attended. Elizabeth came in 6th overall, and Louise was 15th out of 65.
The 104th LarchmontYC Junior Race Week, held on July 22-24, is part of Larchmont Race Week and is sandwiched between the two weekends when the adults compete in one design and cruising divisions. Our local juniors have attended LYC Junior Race Week for many years and it is greatly anticipated by the sailors who sail in Blue Jays, 420's, Lasers and Laser Radials. No Optimists compete. Results for the Blue Jay class/Black Fleet (skipper/crew): 6. Mike Zito/Joe Vogel, (MBYC), and 8. Tim Ondrey/Jimmy Mulderigg (PWYC). Blue Jay/Red Fleet: 8. John Keneally/Chris Algeri (PWYC), 11. Whitney Bushey/Jay Stephen/Brandon Bushey (MBYC), 12. Ariana Izzo/Diana Cotumaccio (MBYC), 14. Brian Kutner/Jess Witzman (KYC). Blue Jay/Green Fleet: 6. Paige Wassmer/Sarah Catanazaro (PWYC), 9. Nichols Silbersack/Gareth Field (MBYC) 10. Jori Layton/Crrie Morea (KYC), and 11. Danielle Bourget/Patrick Shea (PWYC). Blue Jay/Yellow Fleet: 2. Tedd Himlet/Matt Cornachio (MBYC), 7. Julie Lengton/Danielle Powers (KYC) and 13. Elaine Conte/Serena McIntosh (PWYC). In the Laser Class: 21. David Lindenbaum (KYC) and 22. Sam Eichner (KYC). The 420 - no streamer fleet: 5. Mark Cornachio/John Lawrence (MBYC), 420 Black Fleet: 18. Vaughn Read/Alex Horowitz (MBYC). The Laser Radial Yellow Fleet: 21. Marissa Diaz (MBYC), 24. James O'Hanlon (MBYC) and 29. Paige Brown (MBYC). The Laser Radial Red Fleet: 5. Joseph Carucci (MBYC), 27. Francesca Capone (MBYC) and 28. Katherine Rainone (MBYC).
The start of the 26th Cablevision Around Long Island Race, on Friday, July 25, brought strong 15-25 knots winds from the E-SE with 3-5 ft seas. 93 of the 102 entrants started, which is the best percentage of starters to entrants (91%) in recent memory. With good northeast winds, Bright Star, Blue Yankee and Carrera crossed the finish line at Sea Cliff Yacht Club within an hour of each other. Bright Star completed the 190-mile course in 22 hours and 13 minutes, beating the record set by Eric Ridder's in 1984 (23 hours and 32 minutes) by one hour 19 minutes. The crew of Bright Star included Richard du Moulin, who sailed as a junior on Manhasset Bay for Knickerbocker YC, and his son, Matt, a junior in the Larchmont YC sailing program, and three other juniors. For the rest of the fleet, Sunday, July 28, brought a warm front to the area with fog and light wind in the early morning, with a "not-too-strong" southwesterly filling in for the afternoon. Results for local sailors: PHRF Division 6, non-spinnaker: #1777, Rainmaker, Jeff Cohen (PWYC), 2nd; PHRF Division 10: #777, Free Fall, Swan 44, Bill and Carole McFaul (PWYC), 4th; and PHRF Division 11: #13900, Rwave3, Ira Futterman (KYC), 2nd. Three other local sailors and their crew started the race but were scored DNF (did not finish) by the Race Committee. Andy Ledins, who sails his multihull Renegade on Thursday evenings with the Thirsty Thursday group, was first in Division IX - Multihulls, and received the first to finish trophy for multihulls. The John B. Thomson Jr. Trophy for the IMS Fleet Winner went to Carrera, Farr 60, Dockery and Crew from Stamford YC. The Team Trophy - 2nd place was awarded to Port Washington YC (Rainmaker, Free Fall and Spank Me BT).
The second race of the CBCA Fall Series took place on Thursday evening July 25th. The results of the race: Division I - 4 boats (Course - UJD, 7.13 nm): 1. #128, Zero Gravity, Tony Dalia, 2. #39516, Avalanche, Al Albrecht, and 3. #51676, Promise Kept, Sandy Lindenbaum. Division II - 9 boats (Course BMC, 6.35 nm): 1. #40774, Xcite, Yalcin Tarhan, 2. #87922, Nemisis, Bruce Logan, and 3. #53384, Vision, Marc Epstein. Division III - 3 boats (Course BMC, 6.35 nm): 1. #18, Tootsie, Ron Fink, 2. #244, En Passant, Bob Ebenau. Winners in Division IV - 2 boats (Course BMC, 6.35 nm): 1. #144, Reality, Peggy D'Alessandro.
Port Washington YC was Race Committee for the Cow Bay Racing Association weekend racing, Saturday and Sunday, July 27-28. On Saturday the wind was 8-10 knots from the south and the course was BCD. Only one race was held. The winners in the Sonar fleet: 1. #451, Ping, Sue Miller/John Browning, 2. #396, Delight, Bob Kirtland, and 3. #368, Tzuris, Stanley Rosenberg. The top boats in the MBO fleet on Saturday were: 1. #9, Miss B Haven, Grace Allen, 2. #21, Blue Chip, Chip Allen, and 3. #3, Olin Express, Bob Prokop/Jack Antinori. On Sunday, July 28, two races were completed for all three fleets (Sonar, Knickerbocker and MBO) who competed in similar conditions to the day before, with wind out of the south at 8-10 knots. Results for the Sonars, Race 1 results on Sunday, 9 boats: 1. #487, Jonathan Siener, 2. Delight, and 3. Ping. Race 2: 1. Ping, 2. #487, and 3. #652, Sounder, Rick Jordan/Jeff Shane. Results for the Knickerbocker One Designs (KOD) were the same for both races on Sunday, with 6 boats on the starting line in the first race, and 4 for the second race. Top boats: 1. #15, Dybbuk, Roy Israel, 2. #8, Second Chance, Perry Lengton, and 3. #7, Knick Knack. The MBO fleet had 8 boats on the starting line for both races. Winners of Race 1: Blue Chip, 2.Miss B Haven, and 3. #11 (no name available). For Race 2, top boats were: 1. Blue Chip, 2. Miss B Haven, and 3. #25, Black Jack, Adrian Alley.