Etchells Long Island Sound Championship finished on Labor Day at the Larchmont Yacht Club. Now, Etchells North American Championship will come about in the same waters beginning this Thursday, 9th Sep. The show will end on Saturday, 12th September. And, a practice race will take place on Wednesday.
The Top-3 finishers in Long Island Sound Championship – Steve Benjamin (Seawanhaka Corinthian YC); Jim Cunningham (San Francisco/ New York YC); and Peter Duncan (American YC) – will be taking part in the North Americans. A clutch of thirty-seven boats from the United States as well as Canada have registered for the race as of now.
Fifty years earlier, the IYRU declared a contest for the design of a 3-man boat to substitute the Dragon as Olympic keelboat. Skip Etchells, who was an American Yacht Club member at the time, took up the competition, which took to the design of Etchells as well as eventual formation of Class in Western Long Island Sound. American Yacht Club Commodore Peter Duncan, and their members, as well as staff, are happy to arrange this very important regatta in the waters where Etchells Fleet 1 turned into a reality.
Meanwhile, the Bay-Waveland Yacht Club is running for their 3rd straight Lipton Cup Regatta championship at the Yacht Club. The ninety-fifth of the championship for Gulf Yachting Association is arranged during the Labor Day weekend. The Bay-Waveland Yacht Club has got twenty-two Lipton titles to lead the series, and captured their 1st crown in 1963. The Pass Christian Yacht Club has won 8 Lipton Regatta awards.