One of the oldest American yacht regattas is the one organized by Larchmont Yacht Club. This year was the 199th edition of the regatta event.
The Larchmont Race Week was held from July 15 to July 23, 2017 this year. This annual racing event is very popular one in America that attracted lots of classic yachts, one-design classes, junior boats and cruisers like before. Along with the racing events, the club also hosted the Larchmont Yacht Club Storm Trysail Club’s Jr. Safety-at-Sea Seminar.
There were two championship regattas that were organized for the first weekend of July 15 and 16. A total of 22 competitors took part in the Viper 640 Mid-Atlantic Championship. This event was won by Cardwell Potts and Ted Ferrarone of LYC. The other event that took place in the opening weekend was the Etchells Long Island Sound Championship. This event was won also won by a local Senet Bischoff.
The race committee chairman John May was over the moon that everything went as per plan without any major glitches. He said that the race team has put their heart and soul into getting every race started and finished on time and they did a tremendous job on all the three days of the race event. The wind gods were not kind to the race organizers, but they managed to put up a great show to keep the races going. The races saw excellent competition between the teams.
Andrew Kaplan, the LYC Commodore said that the organizers have taken great pains and effort to run excellent races all through the event. He was happy to see hundreds of sailors, guests and the members stay back after the sailing event and enjoying the hospitality that the Larchmont race week has to offer. They were also treated to some of the best social events after the races.