Benjamin Wins 2017 US Etchells Nationals:
Newport, RI (June 4, 2017) – Everybody loves a new race boat. But until it proves itself, there’s always a worry it won’t live up to expectations, or equal the boat being replaced. We all know what they say about a bird in the hand. Steve Benjamin and his team can cross that concern off their work list after sailing the freshly-splashed Stella Blue (aka USA 1427) to the 2017 Etchells U.S. National Championship, which was held as part of the inaugural New York Yacht Club One-Design Regatta. Melges 20 and J/70 fleets also competed in the event. Full Report.
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Lead Changes at Cedar Point One Design:
Westport, CT (June 4, 2017) – The 2017 Cedar Point One Design Regatta was hosted by Cedar Point Yacht Club June 3-4. Seventy eight boats sailed the regatta on two circle courses. On Saturday, a squall blew through both courses to make things interesting for the first day of racing for J109, J105, J88, Beneteau First 36.7, Atlantic and J70 classes on Long Island Sound. Sunday was a different day, one light air race was enough to solidify some champions, but for some, the ripping tidal current on Long Island Sound was enough to see some lead changes. Full Report.
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