LYC Boats End Summer Winning
Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2012
All five LYC boats who entered the 2012 Vineyard Race, hosted by Stamford YC, won trophies, including some of the biggest perpetual trophies awarded. The Vineyard Race is held each Labor Day weekend and follows a 238-mile course starting off Stamford, Connecticut, through the swirling currents of the Race or Plum Gut, rounding the light tower at the entrance to Buzzard’s Bay, and leaving Block Island to starboard en route to the finish in Stamford Harbor. The 2012 edition of the race featured reaching and running conditions most of the way, with teams using genoas and jibs for less than an hour during the race, allowing for fast finishes for most teams.
Rich du Moulin and Lora Ann, shortly after the start of the 2012
Vineyard Race. Photo courtesy Daniela Clark/photoboat.com
Andrew Weiss’s J/122 Christopher Dragon won the IRC 40 division and had the fastest corrected time in the IRC fleet, winning the Vineyard Lightship Trophy in the process. Christopher Dragon also won the Buzzard Trophy for the best finish by a member of the Buzzards Society for Vineyard Race veterans. Commodore Carl Olsson raced his J/105 Morning Glory double-handed with son Eric on the shorter Seaflower Reef Course, winning not just his division, but having the fastest corrected time of all boats on the Seaflower Reef course. Morning Glory won the Jig Time Performance Trophy and the Cotton Blossom Performance Trophy. Rich du Moulin’s Express 37 Lora Ann won the Chanteyman Trophy for the best doublehanded performance in the IRC fleet, sailing with long-time crew Chris Reyling. Mark Hansen’s J/145 Sweet Lorraine placed second in IRC 50 and Gus Carlson’s Reichel-Pugh 66 Aurora placed third in IRC Zero. Results.
Commodore Carl Olsson’s Morning Glory had the fastest corrected
time on the Seaflower Reef Course. Photo courtesy Daniela