30-Sep-2014

12 Metre North American Championship Weekend

Wow, what a weekend!  Good racing and good celebrations were had.  The 12 Metres were put through their paces with 2 days of racing North of the bridge in Northerly's and then Sunday 3 good races "outside" in RI Sound.  For "bragging rights" a  pursuit style race brought the 12's into the Bay with a colorful spinnaker finish off Ft Adams (that race was not included in the scoring).  For the social events there was a wonderful cocktail party with 1964 and 1974 America's Cup footage shown and delicious dinner on Thursday at the Clarke Cooke House, Friday night a festive crew dinner at ILYC and on Sunday the celebratory award ceremony. Congratulations to American Eagle 1st in Classic Division and Intrepid 2nd in Moderns.  If you are interested in fielding a team for next years 12 Metre regattas please give us a call 401-849-5868 - great yachts, great history - great time!

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