Written by Andrea Watson, Manhasset@antonnews.com Thursday, 05 September 2013 00:00
In light and variable NW wind on Manhasset Bay, Stephanie Roble, Epic Racing (USA) nailed all five of her matches. In her match against Stratis Andreadis, Atalanti Racing/Black Goat Offshore (GRE), Andreadis scored two penalties in the pre-start hitting the committee boat twice by getting hung up on the RC boat anchor line. The third penalty was assessed when the boat failed to the start within the 2 minute time limit, earning a black flag. The RC asked for redress on behalf of Andreadis – citing the anchor line not properly weighted down, a black. Umpires denied the redress citing that of the three penalties, two were preventable. Roble’s victory held.
After dispensing with Ashlen Rooklyn, Ballyhoo Racing (AUS), David Gilmour, Team Gilmore (AUS), Dustin Durant, Long Beach Match Racing (USA) and Stratis Andreadis Atalanti Racing/Black Goat Offshore (GRE), Roble’s next victim was Taylor Canfield, USone (ISV). Canfield tacked behind Roble, hit the boat, drawing a penalty right at the start. To make matters worse for Roble, the number one ranked match racer in the world, by the time Canfield made it to the windward mark, two matches converged on the mark simultaneously, forcing Canfield who was under spinnaker to make room for them, further expanding Roble’s lead.
At the end of the day, Stephanie Roble said “It felt really good coming off the water today. We are a new team so we started off, expected some wins and losses and learn from every race but the whole dynamic on the boat is incredible and everyone brought something unique to the boat. We’ll keep taking it one race at a time and see what happens at the rest of the round robin. The winds were really shifty and it was an ‘eyes out of the boat’ kind of day. It was critical to decide to sail the shifts or sail against your opponent. A big thank you to my crew!”
Chris Poole, Riptide Racing (USA) finished the day 3-0 beating Eric Monnin, Okalys-Corum (AUS), Nicolai Sehested,TRE-FOR Match Racing (DEN) and Mark Lees, Team Echo Sail Racing (GBR).
In the last race of the day, in very light wind, Canfield and Sehested, the two top seeded teams at the regatta and the two teams with the most knowledge of the tough wind and currents that frequent Manhasset Bay provided an interesting match. Canfield has competed in the KCup five times and Sehested has made four appearances. Sehested gained an early lead and held it right to the finish.
Racing continues with winds predicted to be light, again challenging the ten teams to use every trick in their arsenal to play the shifts and win their matches.
Many thanks to our sponsors: Investors Bank, West Marine, Daniel Gale/Sotheby’s International Realty and the Manhasset Bay Sailing Foundation. The Knickerbocker Cup Foundation is sharing net proceeds after all events with St. Francis Hospital.
Results – Day 1:
Stephanie Roble (USA) 5-0
Taylor Canfield (ISV) 4-4
David Gilmour (AUS) 4-4
Nicolai Sehested (DEN) 4-2
Eric Monnin (SUI) 4-2
Chris Poole (USA) 3-0
Dustin Durant (USA) 3-5
Stratis Andreadis (GRE) 2-3
Ashlen Rooklyn (AUS) 1-4
Mark Lees (GBR) 0-6
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Friday, 01 November 2013 00:00
Gould A. ‘Stretch’ Ryder III, accomplished sailor, pilot, businessman, civic leader, and steward of the beautiful waterfront of Port Washington, passed away Oct. 24 at The Amsterdam at Harborside Hospice Center in Port Washington.
Stretch, as he was known to all, was well known as part of the crew on Ted Turner’s “Courageous” when it won the America’s Cup in 1977. Turner stayed in touch and visited Stretch last week.
Stretch’s life was marked by numerous personal contributions and accomplishments.
Thursday, 31 October 2013 00:00
Parents concerned about classroom sizes spoke up at the Port Washington Board of Education meeting, as the board passed an approval of the larger sizes.
Parents spoke of class sizes at the district’s elementary being in the mid 20s, an amount they felt compromised the quality of their children’s education.
“The board of education changed our children’s education for the worse,” said one mother of larger average class sizes the board had approved last year. The comment drew clapping from the audience.
Thursday, 17 October 2013 00:00
The Port Washington Soccer Club has presented Schreiber High School graduate and captain of the Port Washington Blue Knights, Cameron Boroumand, with the annual $1,000 Joe Cohen Scholarship.
The award, which has been presented annually for over 10 years, was established by the Port Washington Soccer Club to honor Joseph Cohen, a gifted athlete who attended college on a soccer scholarship. He went on to achieve outstanding success, first academically, and then in his professional life. He gave his time fully and with great heart to innumerable charitable endeavors.
Thursday, 17 October 2013 00:00
The tough and talented Port Washington volleyball team defeated Hicksville at an away game this past Friday in all three sets.
With strong returning players who also play on club teams year round, the Port Washington team plays with a certain level of chemistry. Megan Murphy and Kelly Nardone led the way with 12 assists and Mia Walker had six kills.