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IRC, Melges IC37 – New York YC Annual Regatta, Melges IC37 Nationals – Final Results

After 9 races, Pacific Yankee co-owned by Bill Ruh and Drew Freides, Los Angeles, CA, finished the 2020 Melges IC37 Nationals with a resounding 13-point lead. Midnight Blue of Alexis Michas, New York, NY, winning the two races of the day, jumped on rank 2, tied with Blazer II of Christopher Culver, Newport, RI. Waka Jawaka of Michael Goldfarb/Laura Grondin, Seattle, WA, dropped out of the podium, finishing 2 points behind Blazer II. —– After another two races in the ORC Divisions, Fox, the Botin 52 of Victor Wild, San Diego, CA, and Vesper, the TP52 of David Team, Newport Beach, CA., USA, remained tied in the ORC1 rankings, and winning the last race, the tie was broken in favor of Fox. In the ORC2 classifications, Impetuous, the Swan 42 of Paul Zabetakis, Jamestown, RI, had the upper hand one point ahead of the tied Rigadoon, the Dunning 44 of Jim Grundy, Horsham, PA, and Pterodactyl, the R/P 45 of Scott Weisman, White Plains, NY, USA. In the ORC3, Leading Edge, the J 109 of William Sutton, Houston, TX, defended the first place two points against Maxine, the J 44 of William Ketcham, Greenwich, CT, on 2nd, tied with Vamp, the J 44 of Kenneth Luczynski, Kings Point, NY, USA on 3rd. —– 80 boats, split into 9 ORC, PHRF, and one-design classes, were competing in North Americas oldest annual regatta from October 2 to 4.—– The results, and the event website.