Edgartown Yacht Club hosts first Vineyard Challenge

Vesper sailing for the Edgartown Yacht Club and skippered by owner Jim Swartz prepares to round a mark during the inaugural Vineyard Challenge last weekend. — Photo by Louisa Gould

The Edgartown Yacht Club hosted the inaugural Vineyard Challenge match race sailing regatta last weekend.

Two TP’52s (trans pac 52) contested the races: Vesper from the Edgartown Yacht Club, owned by Jim Swartz of Edgartown, and Flying Jenny 7, of the Annapolis Yacht Club, owned by David Askew of Annapolis, MD.There were 7 races in the series and Vesper came out on top.

Susan Swartz presented the trophies to the winner, who just happened to be her husband, Jim Swartz.