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Area B Sears Cup Qualifier (July 29) Recap
Congratulations to the Parker Colantuono, Larry Hennessy, and Caroline Healy team from Niantic Bay Yacht Club for winning the Area B Sears Cup Qualifier at CPYC on 7/29!  Eric Hansen with John Faiella and Joost-Olan Sheehan from Larchmont won the tie-breaker over Burke Anvari with Max Haslett and Grant Ballesteros from Cedar Point Yacht Club to take 2nd.  Thanks to Dick Thackaberry (PRO), Samantha Parisi, the RC volunteers, and the boat owners who loaned out their boats (Proctor, Goldman, Bogardus, Heller).


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CT/RI Districts (June 25 - 26, 2016) Recap

17 boats on the line (19 registered) for this year’s CT/RI Districts at CPYC.  With not a lot of wind all weekend, Dr. Dick Thackaberry and his team did a masterful job of squeezing in 6 races, including a successful field trip to find wind in deeper water on Day 2.

Despite a 9th in the first race, the college team of Nick Sertl, Dylen Farrell, and Halsey McMahon from Conanicut YC in Jamestown RI came back with two bullets and no worse than a 4th afterwards to win the regatta.  14 time CT/RI Districts winner, Jim Crane from Noroton YC with crew Brenda and Billy Crane came in 2nd.  Former Olympian, Rob Crane from Noroton YC with crew Rob McNeil and Cocci Salsvig came in 3rd.  Local CPYC’er Josh Goldman with William Cox and Eva Burpee finished 4th and Dave Peck from Niantic (also a CPYC member) with crew Paul Cambell and Zach Steuer was 5th.  See link below for full results.



The group joined ranks with the CPYC membership Saturday night for the Rock the Dock Party.  Feedback was positive from all participants.  Thank you to the CPYC Entertainment Committee for hosting a great event!

July 17, 2017
Ched Proctor won his 6th Lightning regatta in a row with a victory at the CT/RI District Championships in Niantic, CT, 7/15 -16, with Charlie Proctor and Meredith Killion crewing.

July 7, 2017
Busy July 4th / Commodore’s Cup weekend at CPYC with 60 boats and 49 races over the 3 day period! Click on 'READ MORE' for race results summary and link.

May 21, 2017
Ched remains perfect in 2017 by winning this year's Lightning Early Bird Regatta at CPYC (5/20 - 21) with Charlie Proctor and Meredith Killion crewing. Dave Peck was 2nd and Bill Bogardus 3rd.

March 26, 2017
Ched Proctor wins again at Lightning Midwinters in Miami with CPYCer Jay Lurie as crew, and is also the overall Lightning Southern Circuit winner. CPYC member Dave Peck with wife Nina (formerly Cuccio) who races out of Niantic was 2nd. Josh Goldman was 9th and finished 7th overall for the Southern Circuit.

March 21, 2017
Congrats to Ched Proctor for winning the 70th Winter Lightning Championships in St Pete! Josh Goldman ended up 14th and after capsizing on Day 1, Rod Ratcliffe had some respectable finishes on Day 2 & 3. (Bill Clausen photo)