Expecting Some Tight Competition for its 88th Edition

 The CYC Around the Island Race is shaping up to have some very tight competition for its 88th edition this year (Sept. 6). Over this past weekend, five of the 25 teams signed up (to-date) took on the Ida Lewis Distance Race, and all finished with strong results. See highlighted competitors in the following photo story:


PHOTO STORY:

This past Saturday at 5:50 a.m., Brian Cunha’s Ker 55 Irie 2 crossed the finish line for the 2015 Ida Lewis Distance Race, claiming line honors and taking the overall win in PHRF division! A veteran competitor in our annual Around the Island Race, Cunha will be taking to the water again over Labor Day Weekend to compete in our 88th edition. (Photo Credit: Meghan Sepe)

Brook Mastrorio was the only female skipper in the Ida Lewis Distance Race and looks to be the only female skipper signed up to race in the Around the Island Race to-date. This weekend, she took third-place in PHRF A with her J/109 URSA(Photo Credit: Meghan Sepe)  
Alfred Van Liew and David Brodsky’s J/111 Odyssey won the overnighter’s separately-scored Youth Challenge, accompanied by seven junior sailors. Odyssey will also be on the start line for the Around the Island Race, maybe with a few youth sailors joining them again. (Photo Credit: Meghan Sepe)

Also, Bill Kneller’s J/109 Vento Solare and John Gowell’s Taylor 41 Temptress both took fourth-place finishes in PHRF A and B, respectively.

20 DAYS TO GO UNTIL THE CYC AROUND THE ISLAND RACE!


For race documents and more event details, visit http://www.conanicutyachtclub.org/ATI.aspx

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