Many sailors compete a lifetime without winning a Vineyard Race, despite countless tries. But for 8 junior sailors from American Yacht Club, the first time was a charm as they captured the prestigious Vineyard Lighthouse trophy given annually to the boat with the best corrected IRC time.
The junior crew, sailing the J 122 Patriot, received the loudest cheers Sunday night, August 2, at the awards ceremony on the front lawn of host Stamford Yacht Club for accomplishing something many in the crowd can only hope to do. They were also the first winner of the Corinthian Challenge trophy created last year by the SYC’s Vineyard Race to encourage young sailors to participate.
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