Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Moore / Ewenson Win 2011 505 North American Championship

American Yacht Club, Rye, New York continued its support of High Performance dinghy racing by hosting the 2011 International 505 Class North American Championship this past weekend immediately after the HPDO (Oct 12-16).

The AYC RC team rattled off 4 races per day on the first two days and 2 good races in a building south westerly on the last day before sending the fleet in as conditions worsened.

Tyler Moore and Geoff Ewenson of Hampton Yacht Club crushed the 27 boat fleet with 6 wins and only a drop of 4 from the 10 races sailed. Top Worlds sailor Mike Holt, Santa Cruz YC, and crew Jesse Falsone, SSA, was bridesmaid again, closely followed by previous World Champion Ethan Bixby and crew Chris Brady, St. Petersburg YC, in 3rd place.


Day 3 was blown out but a pair of young guns rigged their 505 with 420 sails and went for a quick blast.

Thanks to sponsors Heineken, Balestra Capital, Zhik, APS, Glaser Sails and North Sails there was lots of beer, food and prizes, so everyone was a winner!

Top woman helm was Katherine Long from Chicago Corinthian YC. There were four woman helms sailing.

Top youth team (under 25 years) were Zachery Marks & Brian Kamilar from St. Petersburg YC.

Whit Duncan & Chris Burd (combined age under 60) won the raffle for a North Sail jib which they have to pick up at the 505 Mid Winters in St Petersburg in February 2012. Earle Alexander, from Australia, was Master Helm and Christian Antoni, Master Crew.

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