|Atlantic - Indian Harbor YC Classic Regatta
Indian Harbor Yacht Club’s Classic Yacht Regatta on September 17 saw a small but enthusiastic group of Atlantics mixing it up with beautiful classic yachts of all shapes and sizes. After several late dropouts only three Atlantics turned up, all from Cedar Point, but all agreed the regatta was great fun, and certainly different from the racing we normally do. In sparkling conditions, we started in a mixed group with the Herreshoff S-Boat and Shields classes. Although Atlantics are known to be faster than both, it was pleasing to see how quickly all three of us steamed away from the Shields, a much newer design. Starling Burgess was a brilliant designer, ahead of his time.
First Atlantic was A16 Savvy, sailed by Guy Gurney, John Withington, and Samantha Parisi who did most of the steering. Second was A2 Bruté, Charlie Langalis crewed by Stewart Hall, Abbie Davies & Ken Terry, third Kerry Dawson in A146 Inspiration. Afterwards the three boats sailed the short distance over to Cold Spring Harbor for the Janeway regatta the following weekend. It's a very convenient arrangement, and we encourage more Atlantic skippers to try it next year.
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