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2016 End of Season Race Results

Greenport Bay Race, PHRF Spinnaker 1

  • 3rd, Cloud 9, John Sommi

Greenport Bay Race, PHRF Spinnaker 2

  • 1st, Skanky Jane, Marc Robert
  • 5th, Jul Bocken, James Ecklund

Greenport Bay Race, PHRF Non-Spinnaker

  • 8th, Sachem, Jonathan Russo

Greenport Ocean Race, IRC Division

  • 1st, Barleycorn, Brendan Brownyard
  • 2nd, Bravo, Sedgwick Ward

Greenport Ocean Race, PHRF Spinnaker 1

  • 1st, Barleycorn, Brendan Brownyard

Greenport Ocean Race, PHRF Spinnaker 2

  • 3rd, Bravo, Sedgwick Ward

Greenport Ocean/Bay Race Full Results:

Whitebread Race, PHRF Spinnaker

  • 4th, Barleycorn, Brendan Brownyard
  • 7th, Etchells USA 1248, Will Ricketson (3rd Div. 3A)
  • 10th, Cloud 9, John Sommi (1st Div. 2A)
  • 12th, Bravo, Sedgwick Ward
  • 15th, Renegade, Jeff Pribor

Whitebread Race, PHRF Non-Spinnaker

  • 12th, Varuna, Peter Dinkel (2nd Div. 5A)
  • 17th, Buccaneer, Richard Tiernan (3rd Div. 6A)

Whitebread Race Full Results:

Suffolk County Proclamation

Please see the proclamation in the slicker room.

Commodore Mills received a proclamation from Suffolk County on behalf of the Shelter Island Yacht Club.

The Suffolk County Proclamation states that it recognizes SIYC as a premier Yacht Club within the County, State and Country and that we as a club:

  • Preserve the long-standing customs and heritage of Naval and Maritime traditions from generation to generation.
  • Provide economic benefits to the Shelter Island community and the Eastern End of Suffolk County.
  • Stand out as one of the premier Yacht Clubs not just on Long Island but in the entire country.
  • Pride itself on teaching and motivating the Island’s youth with one of the largest and most successful youth sailing programs in the United States, having produced collegiate All-Americans and Olympic sailors that are recognized in sailing associations around globe.
  • Promote a welcoming atmosphere for friendships, community and all coastal, inshore & blue water sailors alike.

Etchells Long Island Sound Championship

Etchells Long Island Sound Championships

Mills family are King of the Bays!

Jay Mills, Jamie Mills, Chris Constant and Luke Reich prevailed in 6 races over a very strong 26 boat fleet of Etchells competitors who were graciously hosted for the weekend by the Shelter Island Yacht club and their excellent volunteers and staff teams.

Saturday delivered a tricky 12 knot easterly in Gardiner’s Bay that gradually faded throughout the day. What transpired were four challenging races where the current protection in the bottom right corner of the track, had to be balanced by the pressure and left shifts on the left of the track.

The Mills team started the regatta with a strong win from Thomas Hornos and Steve Benjamin in the opening race of the regatta. Team Mills confidently followed that up with a second to Ched Proctor and team who won Race two and Jay Cross and team who were third in race two.

Race three saw the leading four boats break away from the pack with a good tussle that saw Marvin Beckmann and crew grind out the win and Steve Girling’s team slide past Ched Proctor’s team for second.

The final race of the day saw the return of the Mills team, who were able to cross from the left halfway up the first beat to lead around the weather mark, from Girling and Hornos.

Girling got ahead at the leeward mark and ran away for the win. Mills just managed to hold off Hornos at the finish.

The fleet enjoyed a hearty dinner back at the club with Team Mills out in front with a 1,2,5,2, but a cluster of boats hot on their heels less than 10 points behind.

Sunday dawned with a light Easterly gradient, forecast to swing south and build to 8kts. The fleet towed to Orient Bay.

The first race on Sunday was a drifter, which likely only satisfied the winner, Ched and those who managed to hang in there in the front group (Marvin Beckmann, Steve Schram – they finished in that order…) or those who made Lazarus like recoveries from the back of the fleet to 4th on the final run (Jay Cross).

Finally the sea breeze settled in and we had a reasonable race in 7-9 kts. It was very clearly a pressure left, shift left track and the pin was favored, so everybody wanted to be there. Only team Mills were really able to execute the pin escape well and this converted into a handsome lead at the weather mark. Unfortunately the leaders gybed away from the favored side in the run (something about current…) and Scott Kauffman and crew welcomed the opportunity to stretch their legs at the front of the fleet. They sailed away for an easy win, followed by Marvin Beckman and the Mills/Constant clan who claimed the overall victory with their third.

So overall, Mills was two points ahead of Proctor who was a further three points ahead of Beckmann. Hornos and Girling were another two points back respectively.
A great weekend, good sailing, friendly, yet intense competition and a jovial mood ashore means we’ll be coming back to a Shelter Island Yacht club again, whenever they’ll have us.

Thank you.