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IRC, Melges IC37 – New York YC Annual Regatta, Melges IC37 Nationals – Day 2, close racing on top of most classes before last races today

Going into the final day of racing, the podium of the Melges IC37 National Championship is still up for grabs with only a five-point separation between the second and fifth place boats. Dominating leader after seven races is Pacific Yankee of Drew Freides/Bill Ruh, Los Angeles, CA, 16 points ahead of Waka Jawaka of Michael Goldfarb/Laura Grondin, Seattle, WA, closely followed by Blazer II of Christopher Culver, Newport, RI. —– After two races completed, the top-ranked boats in the ORC Division are in ORC1 Fox, the Botin 52 of Victor Wild, San Diego, CA, tied with Vesper, the TP52 of David Team, Newport Beach, CA., USA, in ORC2 a tied trio with Pterodactyl, the R/P 45 of Scott Weisman, White Plains, NY, Impetuous, the Swan 42 of Paul Zabetakis, Jamestown, RI, and Rigadoon, the Dunning 44 of Jim Grundy, Horsham, PA, and in ORC3 Leading Edge, the J 109 of William Sutton, Houston, TX, two points ahead of Maxine, the J 44 of William Ketcham, Greenwich, CT. —– 80 boats, split into 9 ORC, PHRF, and one-design classes, are racing North Americas oldest annual regatta on October 2 to 4, in this years 166th edition including Melges IC37 National Championships. The current format consists of a round-the-island race on Friday and two days of buoy or navigator-course racing. —– The results, and the event website.