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Sailing News 2018

LYC Juniors Head to Sunshine State Championships in Jensen Beach Florida
March 14, 2018

Over 250 junior sailors gathered together to compete in the 2018 Optimist Sunshine State Championship at the U.S. Sailing Center in Martin County, FL.  LYC was represented by the Bischoff brothers Owen and Wyatt, and Green Fleeter Sadie Yoder. They raced in winds ranging from 15-20 knots of breeze with frequent gusts over 20 knots. Wyatt finished 25th and Owen 167th

Cowles Sisters On Top Again Winning I-420 Midwinter Championship
Miami, Florida
February 17-19, 2018

Coming off their gold medal performance during December's World Sailing Junior World Championship, and providing more to discuss during their Yachting Committee Night presentation this Friday evening, Emma and Carmen Cowles won the 2018 I-420 Midwinter Championship held February 17-19 in Miami, FL. The Twins led the event wire-to-wire win starting extremely strongly by winning the first three of eight races. When done, they had edged out the second place team by four points. LYC's Lizzy Kaplan was also in the thick of things finishing 23rd in the 42-boat fleet as she continues to compete and improve in this very competitive class.

This event completed the USA qualifiers for the 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships, with the Cowles now selected to compete in the same women’s events they won in China last December.

Click here for full results. 

Jason Carroll on the Podium for
RORC Caribbean 600
February 16, 2018

Jason Carroll, sailing with fellow LYC member Chad Corning aboard, wailed his Gunboat 62 Elvis impressively in his first Royal Ocean Racing Club Caribbean 600, taking second in the Multihull Class. The Caribbean 600 is now considered one of the world's major ocean races and, although Elvis has raced in the Caribe before, this was the longest race for this multihull speedster. This year's edition was a windy and wet journey, starting and finishing in Antigua after circumnavigating multiple islands, so Carroll, Corning, and their crewmates deserved their trip to the podium.

Click here to visit the event website. 

LYC Opti Sailors Train and Compete in Argentina
February 2018

Three LYC Opti sailors were given a unique opportunity to train and compete with their LISOT coach Pepe Bettini in his native Argentina this February.  The three 8th graders Wyatt Bischoff, Margaux Cowles and Leighton Farrel traveled to Mar de Plata, Argentina for a twelve day adventure of top notch training culminating with their participation in the 53rd Semana Internacional Del Yachting in Mar de Plata. During the weeklong event the Opti sailors completed 9 races. Bischoff finished 68th, Cowles 45th, and Farrel 83rd in the 187-boat fleet. An incredible experience! 

Opti Sailors Compete in the USODA Valentine's Day Regatta
Saint Petersburg, Florida
February 3-4, 2018

Three  LYC Opti sailors traveled to Saint Petersburg, Florida, on February 3-4 to compete against their peers from around the country in the annual USODA Valentine's Day regatta.  Owen Bischoff, Morgan Gochberg, and Jonathan Wittick sailed in the competitive gold fleet.  The race committee was able to get off six races during the two-day event despite shifty winds and a strong current which led to multiple general recalls. A special mention goes to Morgan Gochberg, who had an excellent finish in race two, but learned he had been black-flagged.  When the scorer mistakenly failed to penalize him for the black flag, Morgan displayed great integrity and sportsmanship by self-reporting the error to the race committee.  LYC can be proud!

2018 Opti Team Race Midwinter Championships 
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
January 13-15, 2018

LYC junior sailors Wyatt Bischoff, Margaux Cowles and Leighton Farrel competed in the 2018 Optimist Team Race Midwinter Championships on Hilton Head Island January 13-15 with genuine southern hospitality from the hosts at South Carolina Yacht Club. Modest winds and chilly temperatures prevailed over the event which brought together twenty-three teams from across the country. At the end of the three days of competition, the LISOT Gold team, which Bischoff and Cowles were a part of, won the Silver Fleet in the championship round against Farrel’s team of LISOT Cool Grey which came in second.  A fun time was had by all!  For full results, click here.   

Left to right: Wyatt Bischoff, Margaux Cowles, Leighton Farrel