Osprey Soars in BYC Summer Series

Posted on 11 September 2008

The last race of Breakwater Yacht Club’s Summer Race Series got off at 5 p.m. on September 3 with an ebbing current and winds out of the Southwest of 5 to 10 knots. 

Osprey (Captain George Martin) took first place finishing in forty six minutes and thirty nine seconds corrected time. Impromptu (Captain Sean Leary) finished in second place, one minute and twenty one seconds later. Bellatrix (Captains Camerino, Gaites and Frizell) finished third, eleven seconds behind.

In Division II, Sprit Spinnaker, Purple Haze finished in first place, lead by Commodore Lee Oldak and Captain Dan Kalish.  Gossip (Captains Kenney & Ames) finished second, twenty eight seconds behind.  In third place was Jibber Jabber (Captain Dave Jannetti) 1 minute and 18 seconds later.

Plurabelle (Captain Andrea Bourel) finished first in Division III.  Swansway (Captain Chris DiSunno) took second place two minutes and 42 seconds behind.

Overall results for the BYC Summer Series (based on performance in each yacht’s best nine races) place the following yachts in First, Second and Third Place in Divisions I, II and III:  In Division I – Osprey, first place, White Lightning, 2nd place and Impromptu, 3rd place.  Division II winners are Purple Haze in first place, Gossip in second and Ice-Nine in third place.  In Division III, Plurabelle finished first followed by Swansway in second and Satori in third place.

Breakwater’s Fall Racing Series (The Rum Challenge) begins on Wednesday, September 10th.  Six races will be held (weather permitting) with the last race on October 15th.  Out of 6 races, yachts will compete based on their best 4 results.  All races will be run in Shelter Island Sound with prizes of rum awarded in each division. 


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