This annual series consists of 4 Saturday races, 3 of which start at 13:00, are sailed on Casco Bay and designed to last two to three hours. After every race is a traditional Chili and Chowder party is provided by the club. As with all PYC races, all boats are welcome to register and participate. PHRF certificates are NOT required, nor is a PYC membership.
J/24 US NATIONALS CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP & PHOTOS
By way of a second-place finish in Sunday’s final, and only, race, Robby Brown’s Angel of Harlem clinched his first J/24 US National Championship. The Florida-based helmsman came into Sunday nine points behind Tony Parker’s Bangor Packet, but Brown’s second, paired with Parker’s 12, gave him the Championship by a single point over Parker in the five-race series. Breeze on Casco Bay looked promising at the start of the day, but lightened throughout. The Race Committee waited two hours in hopes of starting a sixth race, but the wind gods did not cooperate at the event hosted by Portland Yacht Club in Falmouth, ME. Aidan Glackin’s Mental Floss took the bronze spot on the podium with 42 points in the 48-boat fleet. Joining Brown on the Angel of Harlem crew were Mark Liebel, Ron Hyatt, Aurther Blodgett and Brian Simkins. Liebel shared that the team prefers light air, which the Championship saw plenty of. Regarding Sunday’s race, Liebel summarized, “We had a very good start at the boat and tacked right away into the current. We played the current, instead of the shifts, both upwind and downwind. We sailed our race, and the end result worked out!”
1. Robby Brown, Angel of Harlem, 12, 5, 1 ,2 ,2; 22
2. Tony Parker, Bangor Packet, 3, 2, 3, 3, 12; 23
3. Aidan Glackin, Mental Floss, 10, 3, 16, 9, 4; 42
4. Natalie Harden, Giggles, 1, 30, 6, 4, 13; 54
5. Evan Petley-Jones, Lifted, 16, 13, 28, 1, 3; 61
Are you planning to sail South this fall or possibly in the future? Have you done this and want to share your knowledge and experience with other Club members? Careful planning and preparation, for your journey, your boat and you, are all essential for a positive experience. Please attend an informal information sharing meeting on Thursday, September 20th, at 7:30 pm at PYC.
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J24 U.S. National Champtionship, Sept 7-9
Saturday, September 8th
Friday, September 7th
Monhegan Race Saturday Start, August 11
Monhegan Race Friday Night Party, August 10
Thursday Night Racing – August 3
Junior Sailing Session 3, August 3
Commodores Cocktail Party, July 6
Schnooner Trophy Race, July 4
Junior Session 1
Etchells Fleet 27, Tuesday Night, June 12
Cannonball & Commisioning Event Photos