Sandy McVicker and AYC Junior Annual
Junior Fleet Staff
Laser Race Team
The SSA Sandy McVicker regatta was a lot of fun for laser
sailors James Golden, Alex Adams, Cole Canuel, and Jon Jon Weed. In some
challenging conditions and courses, the four learned a lot and had a great
day. James won the standard Laser fleet! In the radial fleet, Alex
placed 5th, Jon Jon placed 11th, and Cole placed 23rd.
AYC laser sailors showed a lot of improvements at the AYC
Junior Annual Regatta, and they had a lot of fun. We experienced a lot of
different conditions, and ended the day with some breezy conditions perfect for
laser sailing! James won the standard Laser fleet again, and Alex placed
4th in the laser radials, followed by Cole in 10th and Jon Jon in 14th.
Opti Race Teams
This year's Annapolis
Junior Annual Regatta came with steady surprises, important lessons, and unseasonably great wind. SSA's Sandy McVicker Regatta saw strong Easterly
clocking with steady oscillations and slight chop. The AYC team focused on
starting technique and upwind boat speed. Our sailors met performance and
learning goals, but there still exist some important hurdles to jump before
this progress is reflected on the podium.
AYC hosted the following day's racing, which
brought consistent left clocks and a steadily building breeze. The upwind legs
proved challenging with surprise puffs at off angles, but by the end of racing, AYC's sailors learned to keep their heads on a swivel. Every AYC sailor gained
ground on downwind legs by catching some steep waves and staying upright. In
all, the week earned AYC valuable learning experience, and invaluable smiles.
420 Race Teams
This past week, the Annapolis Yacht Club Chesapeake 420 team
competed in the Sandy McVicker Jr. Regatta and AYC Junior Annual Regatta. We had
a strong 11 boats representing the team with great racing on both days and a
lot of good learning experiences for all of our sailors. Conditions were light
and shifty with lots of powerboat wake at the SSA Sandy McVicker with five races
completed. Andrew Tollefson and Ryan Tatelbaum were the top Chessy finishers, placing 14th out of 33 boats. Blake Vogel and Raam Fox were close behind
in 15th, and Max Penders and Finley Heflin in 17th.
The Annapolis Yacht Club 420 Race Team had an excellent time
at the Sandy McVicker and AYC Annual Regattas last week. Monday for the Sandy
McVicker was a tough day on the water for both the sailors and the race
committee. We had a light and shifty easterly on Monday, but the race committee
managed to get the full schedule of five races off, and the AYC team overcame
the conditions and sailed a successful event. Zander King and Rees Tindall won
the event, closely followed by Matt Buddington and Linnea Forsberg. Chase
Conway and Hayden Lamb finished fifth. The rest of the team finished 6th, 10th,
12th, and 13th in the 33 boat fleet.
Tuesday for the AYC Junior Annual brought much better wind,
we had a building southerly and by the end of the day we had 10-15 knots on
the water. Zander King and Rees Tindall won the day, once again closely
followed by Matt Buddington and Linnea Forsberg. Beckett Kumler and Orion
Adelman finished fourth and the rest of the team finished in 6th, 7th, 8th, and
13th in the 33 boat fleet. A big thank you to all the volunteers that made
these events happen and a great effort by all of our sailors.
George Carty and Zoe Hoctor were top Chessy finishers placing
14th out of 33 boats. Blake Vogel and Raam Fox were just behind placing 16th
and Andrew Tollefson and Lucy Lobaugh in 17th!
The rest of the team was not far
behind and you can follow the results.
Thank you to all race committee, volunteers,
sailors, and parents who took part in the event and we look forward to our next
event this week hosted by Gibson Island Yacht Squadron.