On June 13th, OYC hosted the 10th Annual Hospice Regatta in conjunction with the â€œWalk and Run for Hope, and it was, to put it politely, a smashing success.Â Thanks to a contingent of competitors from Rochester and Sodus Bay Yacht Clubs (which included the eventual winner and runner up), 27 boats competed in this yearâ€™s event for the honor of representing OYC at the National Hospice Alliance Regatta to be held at the Rochester Yacht Club in 2010.Â Constellation Energy was the title sponsor. Preliminary figures point to over $17,000 being raised to benefit this important service to the Oswego community.
Though the winds were light, the nearly daily rain for the previous three weeks held off, and Principal Race Officer Hank Stuart, who returned to run our regatta for the third time, was able to get off three strong races (though the last one was shortened by a leg as the wind curled up and fell asleep). Three Spinnaker divisions and one White Sail composed the fleet, and the competition was fierce for both division and overall honors, with only a few points separating the victors.
Peter Quackenbush from Sodus Bay Yacht Club skippered his J-33 â€œMoongatorâ€� to the Oswego title,Â beating out Kiki Wernerâ€™s â€œPee Wee,â€� a J-24 from Rochester Yacht Club.Â Fran Enwright, racing his Beneatu 33 â€œSail A Vieâ€� from the Oswego Yacht Club, finished in 3rd Place.
Read more: http://www.hospiceregattas.org/ny3.shtml