The 90th Edgartown Regatta
Photo courtesy of Dickens Berwind, Bill Brine
The Edgartown Yacht Club hosted the 90th annual Edgartown Regatta July 11-13. Local sailors from both the EYC and Vineyard Haven Yacht Club acquitted themselves well in the venerable Island event.
Anne Kelly and Andy Houlahan of the Edgartown Yacht Club skippered Rub a Dub Dub to a win in the Herreshoff 12.5 class. Rachel Romanowsky of the EYC guided Sandpiper to first place in the Rhodes 19 class. Syrinx, skippered by William Berry, gave the Beverly Yacht Club a win in the Shields class. The Wianno Senior was the only adult class without an Island representative. Jim Cunningham in Beltrane took top honors for the Bass River Yacht Club.
The top five finishers in each adult class were:
Herreshoff 12.5 (Five boats, seven races scored)
1. Rub a Dub Dub, Anne Kelly and Andy Houlahan, Edgartown Yacht Club, (9 points, 4 wins); 2. Old School, John Stevens, EYC (9 points, 3 wins); 3. Gail's Gale, John Wasson, EYC, 22; 4. ON Y VA, Barbara Kende and Dianne Durawa, EYC, (23); 5. Friend Ship, Jennifer Blum, EYC, (23).
Rhodes 19 (Five boats, eight races scored)
1. Sandpiper, Rachel Romanowsky, Edgartown Yacht Club, (9 points, 5 wins); 2. Harms Way, Carol Berwind, EYC, (11, 3 wins); 3. Storm Dancer, Bill Schillhammer, EYC, (22); 4. Wasabi ex Flash, David Clinnin, EYC, (27); 5. Zenith, J. Indelicato, EYC, (34).
Shields (Nine boats, 10 races scored)
1. Syrinx, William Berry, Beverly Yacht Club, (12 points, 7 wins); 2. Amusing, Paul Mitchell and Jonathan Pope, EYC, (22, 2 wins); 3. Harrier, Shane Wells, New York Yacht Club, (31); 4. Deja Vu, Tim Klein and Alex Bombeck, EYC, (32, 1 win); 5. Trouble, Jeffrey Randall, EYC, (41).
Wianno Senior (21 boats, two races scored)
1. Beltrane, Jim Cunningham, Bass River Yacht Club, (2 points, 2 wins); 2. Mad Jack, Jack Hamilton, Hyannis Yacht Club, (6); 3. Smoke, Joe Lotuff, Wianno Yacht Club (6); 4. Scout, Sophie Pesek, Wianno, (10); 5. Aurora, Holly Edmonds, Wianno, (12).
Vineyard sailors placed first overall in both the Opti and Opti-Green classes. Miles Jordi of the Vineyard Haven Yacht Club won the Opti class, while Brooks Jordan of the Edgartown Yacht Club skippered Navigator to an Opti-Green win. Topping the fleet in the Club 420 class were Logan Russell and Maura Lonergan of the Beverly Yacht Club.
The top five finishers in each junior class were:
Opti (52 boats, 12 races scored)
1. Miles Jordi, Vineyard Haven Yacht Club, (31 points, 6 wins); 2. Gator Bait, Alex Gonsalez, Stage Harbor Yacht Club, (31, 4 wins); 3. Fruit Cup, Seth Rizika, Wianno Yacht Club, (38); 4. Brooke Shachoy, Beverly Yacht Club, (45, 2 wins); 5. French Toast, Henry Pardo, VHYC, (74).
Opti-Green (19 boats, 14 races scored)
1. Navigator, Brooks Jordan, Edgartown Yacht Club, (15 points, 9 wins); 2. Double Trouble, Victoria Reaman, EYC, (49, 1 win); 3. Explorer, Henry Jervis, EYC, (53); 4. Timothy Norton, EYC, (68, 1 win); 5. Juliet St. Germain, Vineyard Haven Yacht Club, (71, 1 win).
Club 420 (70 boats, 11 races scored)
1. Logan Russell and Maura Lonergan, Beverly Yacht Club, (34 points, 2 wins); 2. Parker Loftus and Geoff Owens, Stage Harbor Yacht Club, (39, 4 wins); 3. Sam Shannon and Rawson Clough, Vineyard Haven Yacht Club, (53); 4. Jackson Wagner and Anna Flaherty, VHYC, (59, 2 wins); 5. Kelsey Shakin and Olivia Gonsalez, SHYC, (67, 2 wins).
For complete results, visit edgartownyc.org