Five classes for Ida Lewis Distance Race:
With its largest fleet ever, the 14th edition of the Ida Lewis Distance Race started Friday (August 17) at lunchtime south of Rose Island (in Narragansett Bay’s East Passage) and saw its first of 47 teams finish off Ida Lewis Yacht Club (in Newport Harbor) shortly after 2:40 a.m. on Saturday in Newport, RI.
In advance of the start, the organizing authority selects the courses which range from 112 to 169 nautical miles, each incorporating iconic waypoints and seeking for each fleet to finish within 18-24 hours.
Taking the early morning line honors was PHRF Spinnaker Division’s Class A and Overall winner Brian Cunha with his Newport team aboard the Ker 55 Irie, while finis…
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