The Peters and May Round Antigua race was indeed a splendid match that took place between huge ocean greyhounds with an unexpected finish.
The race was seen as a battle that would make Vice Admiral Villeneuve and Lord Nelson proud of. It was indeed Scarlet Oyster of Ross Applebey that caught all the attention from behind for the victory of the race. It made the team achieve Peters and May trophy.
Applebey stated that although they were done with their start and were to go back, but they made it till the end. She strongly believes in participating in the Round Antigua Race. She is competitive enough to take part in the race and aims for victory. Also, she believes in improving performance from time to time to get to the top. It was a pleasure to win the race and is only the beginning for Applebey. There is a lot more to achieve. Continue reading “Scarlet Oyster Wins Antigua Race”
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.
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