Past NA Champions took the top two spots at the Manhasset Bay Fall Series , a precursor to the NA’s being held later this week in the same waters. Team Mandate from Toronto, skippered by Olympic silver medalist and 14 NA Champ Terry McLaughlin, won in convincing fashion, posting a 2 1 2 1 1 1 (2) for six points, followed by 09 NA champs San Franciscans Bruce Stone/Nicole Breault on Good Trade with 15 points, winning the tie-breaker over Fred deNapoli’s gang from Marblehead on Allegro Semplicita. Beautiful fall weather greeted sailors with temps in the low-mid 60′s and winds in the 4-8 kt range Saturday and 14-18 kt on Sunday, offering a chance for the 13 boat fleet to test out both light air and medium-heavy air skills and settings.
Not the biggest field but this group currently signed up for the Pre-Na regatta which is Manhasset Bay Fall Series is looking like the top of the fleet for the NAs. All heavy hitters, including multiple NA, mid winter, regional and fleet champions are registered. Click on the banner to join the fun. Boat have free moorings at either Manhasset or Larchmont for this event and you can get inspected and even weigh in your crew that weekend.
Extremely unsettle air was the theme for weekend one of American Yacht Club’s Fall Series. 17 boats register but 14 made it to the line with Good Trade, ex class pres Bruce Stone’s new boat, sorting out the crazy conditions the best. But everything is still very close with another weekend to go. Damian Emery’s Eclipse which has not raced all year showed seasoned form to hold silver followed by Revelation then Loulou. Condition had 90 degree shifts, holes of death and random tennis court sized puffs coming and going around the course. Weekend two broight more of the same with the top two boats holding there spots and Conudrum show consistancy to move to third followed by loulou and Revelation results
Team Trifecta with Thom Hering, Joe Scarpulla and David Price took their first podium win at this weekend’s LIS Champs at Riverside Yacht Club. Saturday had zero wind and no races, but Sunday started with a nice 10-12 knot breeze and the race committee got 3 races off. Racing was tight with positions changing on every leg. Trifecta did the best job of closing the deals and taking solid finishes. The next 3 spots were virtually tied with the Kids on Young American taking silver followed by Paul Beaudin’s loulou and Harald Edegran helming Conundrum. Things now will get into full swing for the North Americans with the top five boats here all able to win races. The heat will just get hotter at next week’s American Fall Series with more quality teams getting out to the course. Results