Ficker Cup: Barker Maintains Lead:
Long Beach, CA (April 14, 2018) – The breeze on Day Two of the 2018 Ficker Cup may have been shifty, but “steady” was the name of the game for Dean Barker and team American Magic, as they clung to the top of the leaderboard, with six wins and no losses in the series’ second Round Robin.
The Ficker Cup is a World Sailing Grade Two regatta – prestigious in its own right, but significant as a stepping stone to the Congressional Cup. Founded in 1980 to honor Bill Ficker, a legendary yachtsman who helmed Intrepid to victory in the 1970 America’s Cup and won the Congressional Cup in 1974, it offers world-class match racing action in an equalized fleet of one-design Catalina 3…
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NHYC Thunder Wins Baldwin Cup:
Newport Beach, CA (April 14, 2018) – After wind delays, tight racing, and finish that raced the sunset, NHYC Thunder has re-taken the 2018 Baldwin Cup Team Race. After a humbling defeat from NHYC Lightning last year in the semis, NHYC Thunder won it all in three races against 2013 Champions Larchmont YC to win the 2018 Baldwin Cup. A first to two wins Finals, Larchmont won the first race, but NHYC Thunder fought back to win the second. Competitive down to the very end, Thunder showed their steely discipline to win the final race of the regatta. Full Report.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – NHYC Thunder Wins Baldwin Cup, Assoc Editor