Melges IC37 "Members Only" Syndicate Wins the Day at the New York Yacht Club’s 165th Annual Regatta
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Melges IC37 “Members Only” Syndicate Wins the Day at the New York Yacht Club’s 165th Annual Regatta
NEWPORT, R.I. (June 15, 2019) — Only one race was completed on Day 2 of the New York Yacht Club 165th Annual Regatta but Melges IC37 Class sailors recount the afternoon as one of the most memorable days on the water thus far.
The fleet was treated a sporty 20-knot breeze and flat water that sent teams speeding around Narragansett Bay and left ear-to-ear smiles all around.
Members Only syndicate led by Jay Cross, Hannah Swett, and Ben Kinney won the day handily, crediting their strategy to conservative racing in the most breeze they have sailed in yet. “Today a lot of it was just making sure everything went right and smooth,” said skipper Jay Cross. “We’re still trying to figure out boat speed of course [but] downwind we really got the boats ripping and it was fun.”
Team Double Jointed, lead by Andy Fisher and Ray Wulff, also issued high ratings on today’s racing. “We had some relatively flat water so it was a pleasure to race. It was a blast today!”
Teams gathered at the New York Yacht Club - Harbor Court for the renowned Annual Regatta dinner party and swapped stories of their experience on the race course in anticipation for the final day of racing tomorrow.
For a taste of the Melges IC37 experience follow the daily media coverage published on the Melges IC37 Class Association website and Facebook page, as well as live action direct from the race course and social events on Instagram.
For the event media gallery, visit www.melgesic37class.com/news/2019-nyyc-annual-regatta-media.
For more results and event information, visit nyyc.org/165-annual-regatta.
Results after Saturday
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From its inception, the Melges IC37 Class was developed to create a racing experience unlike any other. The IC37 by Melges is an innovative amateur one-design sailboat designed to race with a crew of family and friends that makes possible what many sailors seek: the opportunity to test their preparation, skill, and teamwork on the most level playing field available. The IC37 is designed by Mills Design, built by Westerly Marine and FIBRE Mechanics, and managed by Melges Performance Sailboats. Selected by Sailing World Magazine as the 2019 Corinthian Boat of the Year, the IC37 is the boat of choice for top international competitions such as the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup and the Canada’s Cup. Learn more at MelgesIC37Class.com.
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