September 15, 2019

Riverside Yacht Club – LIS Championships

Regatta News , LI Sound Champs

Riverside, Conn, September 15, 2019 --  The 10th annual Storm Trysail/Riverside Yacht Club Long Island sound Championship Regatta was held in mid-sound off Greenwich CT September 14-15,2019, organized by event co-chairs Ty Anderson and Commodore Nick Langone with lots of help.

Wonderful conditions of a 16-18 knot southerly met the PHRF, J 88, and Navigator fleets on Saturday afternoon, while a much more restrained 3- 6 knots was on tap for Sunday.  A fabulous Race Committee selected from both Clubs under the leadership of PRO / Rear Commodore Ray Redniss was more than equal to the challenge of conducting fair and exiting racing across this range of conditions, so that—unlike in past years—this 2-day regatta actually had races on both days.  A special thank-you to Vice Commodore Ed Cesare who joined the Race Committee on Sunday.  A well-mannered fleet turned jury chair Butch Ulmer into the Maytag Repairman, such that he was not obliged to actually travel to Riverside either afternoon.

Our partners at Riverside Yacht Club staged their typical very welcoming and enjoyable post-race revelry in addition to complementary marina dockage for competitors.

Storm Trysail Club was well-represented on the podium, with Ty Anderson’s “Skye” 2nd in PHRF 1; Carl Olsson in “Morning Glory” 1st in PHRF 2; Lawrence Cutler and Andrew Weiss’s new “One Too Many” 3rd in the J 88’s, while Iris Vogel won the J 88 class in “Deviation.”  Iris was also awarded the Shearwater Trophy for the best combined performance in this event and the YRA Championship Regatta held at Riverside in August.  “Shearwater” was Tom Young’s boat for many years; Tom was a long-time STC member and an Honorary Member of Riverside YC.