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Hahn and Russell Win The Queen’s Cup - Trophy stays at American YC for Fifth Consecutive Year

On July 12th, women and girls took to the waters south of AYC to compete in this year’s Long Island Sound Sailing Championship. The Queen’s Cup, a YRA event sailed in Ideal 18s, is open to all amateur yachtswomen who are at least 18 years of age.

 

The racers who arrived Saturday morning were greeted with a warm, sunny day and very little breeze.  Nine teams representing seven YRALIS member clubs from around the Sound were ready to vie for The Queen’s Cup.   AYC fielded two teams: defending champion Clemmie Everett with crew Katie Barton and the 2010 winners, Alix Hahn and Carolyn Russell.  

 

   PRO Sheila Cameron and her committee had to postpone until the Southeasterly breeze filled in to about 4 knots before setting the course and the first race for the Queen’s Cup was started at 11:11am.  After the first race, wind shifts forced the RC to reset the course and by early afternoon a solid Southwesterly breeze at 8 to 10 knots finally settled in and held. With six races sailed, the competitors earned a much appreciated throw-out race. 

Results for the 2014 Queen’s Cup:

  1. Alix Hahn/Carolyn Russell, American YC  
  2. Nancy White/Cherly Leary, Larchmont YC 
  3. Pam Washington/Caroline Romans, Larchmont YC 
  4. Clemmie Everett/Katie Barton, American YC
  5. Lisa Thornton, Black Rock Yacht Club/Andree Pruett, Riverside YC 
  6.  Laurie Jones/Anne Munkenbunk, Norwalk YC  
  7. Karin Nye/Karen Lau, Indian Harbor YC
  8. Ruth Gretz/Beth Forbes, Indian Harbor YC 
  9. Katie Morgan/Laura Wirpsza, Noroton Y

Special thanks go to Event Chairs Clemmie Everett, Alix Hahn and Carolyn Russell, Race Committee members Pam Barry, Maeve Fegan, Skip Gaillard, Libby Jelliffe, John Johnson, Anne O’Brien, Brian Powers, Doreen Wray Roth, Tony Weiner, and Cheryl Young for their terrific work on land and on the water.  Several of the competitors remarked that it was a great regatta – that says it all!

 

Submitted by Sheila Cameron

 

To see photos by Doreen Wray Roth, click HERE