annapolis yc 3-2-1 invitational wrap up
Linda Ambrose, Regatta Manager
New York Yacht Club Team winners with AYC Commodore Jim Ellis
NYYC Team Captain Pearson Potts, Ben Greenfield, Lucas Adams, Casey Brown, Abby Preston and Charlie Welsh (photo not listed in order of left to right)
The inaugural Annapolis YC 3-2-1 Invitational wrapped up Sunday after 21 flights and 63 races over three days of chamber of commerce weather. New York Yacht Club won the historic Sparkman and Stevens trophy followed by Annapolis Yacht Club 2 in second and Severn Sailing Association in third. The Annapolis YC’s 3-2-1 format consisted of yacht club teams from around country with six crew who rotated into J/22s and J/30s in 3 disciplines throughout the each day: team race 2-up in 3v3, team race 3-up in two boats with spinnakers, and then rotate onto a J/30 to match race with all six crew. “This concept - three years in the making - came to fruition this weekend. The competitors were tapped both physically and mentally as they had to switch gears with roles, rules, and even which way to round the mark,” said Bill Jorch, regatta co-chair.
The event is referred to as an invitational versus open entry with many of the yacht clubs that have welcomed teams from AYC over the years invited to participate as well as others who had expressed interest in being invited when they learned of the exciting new racing format. The Adult Interclub Race Committee will begin to work on the 2020 event later in the fall with invitations out the door by the first of the year.
Presenting sponsor of the regatta Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc., donated a trip for two to Barbados including airfare. The lucky winner drawn from a list of all competitors was Rhoan Boucher a member of “The Rhodies” a team made up of members of Ida Lewis Yacht Club and Bristol Yacht Club.
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