Thirty-two sailboats, in five divisions, competed in the Sag Harbor Yacht Club’s thirteenth annual Maycroft Cup Regatta last Saturday. Starting along the North Haven shore with winds blowing 10-to-12 knots and oscillating from the east to southeast then south, all classes sailed windward, then leeward legs in Shelter Island Sound and raced past Cedar Point Light out into Gardiner’s Bay.
With wind speeds building into the 10-to-15 knot range, Divisions 1,2, 3 & 5 sailed to Crow Shoals and Division 4 sailed to Three Mile Harbor against a flooding tide. All divisions then returned past Cedar Point to Sag Harbor finishing at the Breakwater.
Sag Harbor Yacht Club member George Martin at the helm of Osprey got the gun, finishing first in Division 2 and winning the overall Maycroft Cup trophy for best finish in both Spinnaker classes.
The top boats and captains in each class were, in order of finish: Division 1 (Spinnaker), Gossip, Stephen Kenny & Greg Ames; White Lightning, Russell Jim Smyth, Jr.; Purple Haze, Lee Oldak & Dan Kalish; Division 2 (Spinnaker), Osprey, George Martin; Spindrift, Bill Rich; Impromptu, Sean Leary; Division 3 (Non-Spinnaker), Loki, Mark Webber & Matt Ivans; Plurabelle, Andrea Bourel; Loose Fish, John & Audrey Niewenhous; Division 4 (Non-Spinnaker), Bellatrix, Joe Gaites & Joe Frizell; Windsong, Carlton Endemann; Fresh Start, Arthur Spanarkel; Division 5 (One Design J105), Buckaroo, Bruce Tait; Roxanne, Wayne Morse; Mambo, Sedgwick Ward.
The other overall perpetual trophy winners were Loki and Buckaroo, the Havens Cup going to Mark Webber & Matt Ivans for best finish in the Non-Spinnaker divisions and the Ron Lowe Cup going to Bruce Tait for best finish in One Design division.