Oakcliff Triple Crown Series – Stage 1:
Oyster Bay, NY (July 23, 2017) – The conditions at the Oakcliff Triple Crown Series, Stage 1, hit the sweet spot today with 8 knots gusting 12 out of the East. Playing the shifty puffs and deciding which side of the course to be on was key. Stu McNay/Dave Hughes in the 470 and Nevin Snow/Mac Agnese in the 49er nailed it with nothing but 1’s and 2’s on their score lines. In the 470 Men’s fleet, Lucas Calabrese/Ian McDiarmid and Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin gave McNay/Hughes a run for their money. Full Story.
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The Benjamin’s Emotional Victory aboard Spookie:
Edgartown Yacht Club’s 79th ‘Round-the-Island Race was won by Heidi and Steve Benjamin’s 52’ racing yacht SPOOKIE. The 54.62 mile race around Martha’s Vineyard is one of the classic races of the summer season in New England. It has been running every year since 1938 (except for a few years during World War II), when the first “SPOOKIE” owned by Harold T. White, Jr. was the overall winner, bringing home the coveted Venona Trophy for the first overall finish by a racing yacht with spinnaker.
Ten years later, in 1948, William Ziegler III (Heidi Benjamin’s father) won the Venona Trophy for the first of three times with the same SPOOKIE. He followed up the overall win tw…
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