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“Tonic” Takes Maycroft Cup

Posted on 28 September 2012

by Raun Norquist

 

On Saturday, September 22, the Sag Harbor Yacht Club held it’s 16th annual Maycroft Cup Regatta. Entry was open to sailboats with a PHRF rating and J 105 One-Design sailboats.

The first start was at 12:35 PM with a Southeasterly breeze of less than 6 knots and a flooding tide. During the race the wind veered Southerly, building to 10-15 knots.

The course began with a windward/leeward leg in Shelter Island Sound off of Sag Harbor. Then the boats raced past Cedar Point Lighthouse into Gardiner’s Bay. All divisions sailed to the MoA buoy off of Rams Head, Shelter Island and then back through the South Channel of Shelter Island Sound, finishing at the Sag Harbor breakwater.

The first boat over the finish line getting “the gun” in Division I Spinnaker was “Waterwitch” with an elapsed time of 2 hr.s 39 min.s 58 sec.s.  In hotly contested Division II Spinnaker, Jody LoCascio sailing “Boogie Van” just beat out George Martin, skippering “Osprey”, by a mere 29 seconds, after racing for over 3 hours.

 

Winners:

 

Division I Spinnaker

1st Team Tonic – Ellen & Jim Sanders

2nd Purple Haze – Lee Oldak

3rd Waterwitch – Jay Cross

 

Division II Spinnaker

1st Boogie Van – Jody LoCascio

2nd Osprey – George Martin

3rd Lunatic Fringe – Rob & Bill Lehnert

 

Division III Non-Spinnaker

1st Wave Equation – Bruce Dinsmore & Joan Worthing

2nd Impulse – Andrew Baris

3rd – Gracious – Daniel Montero

 

Division IV  Non–Spinnaker

1st Bellatrix – Joe Gaites

 

Division V  One Design

1st Buckaroo – Bruce Tait

2nd Licorice – John Sommi

3rd Moana – Eric Demarchelier

 

Overall winners:

 

Maycroft Cup for Divisions I & II won by Team Tonic – Ellen & Jim Sanders

 

Havens Cup for Divisions III & IV won by Wave Equation – Bruce Dinsmore & Joan Worthing

 

Ron Lowe Cup for Division V won by Buckaroo – Bruce Tait

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